Katowice to host the 11th Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF11)
The city of Upper Silesia was selected to organize the most important conference on urban issues in 2022. The decision by UN was announced on Tuesday.
Educational robot Photon to be sold in countries including the US and China
The award-winning Polish educational robot Photon will be sold in North America and China. A start-up founded by the graduates of the Białystok University of Technology has just signed a contract with an American distributor that specialises in introducing innovative solutions in education.
11th EEC. The largest economic event in Central Europe runs in Katowice!
The high profile three-day 11th European Economic Congress (EEC) begins today in the International Congress Centre and Spodek Arena in Katowice. It is the largest economic event in Central Europe which includes debates, discussions and events, among them the European Start Up Days. Each year, guests from the worlds of politics, economics, science and business participate in the conference to listen to several hundred panelists.
6th edition of European Labour Mobility Congress
European Labour Mobility Congress is the largest and most important cyclical event in Europe dedicated to the posting of workers as part of the provision of services.
Strength of Communities
The Polish Economic Exhibition (PWG) is an unique exhibition project which objective is to tell about the history and achievements of the last 100 years of the Polish economy. By presenting achievements of domestic companies and enterprises, it wants to create a sense of pride and respect for the efforts of the work of generations. The project refers to the General National Exhibition in 1929 which presented the ten-year achievements of independent Poland.
"A growing, maturing start-up baby tiger"* – the PFR School of Pioneers
The PFR School of Pioneers, an international programme for young technological visionaries from all over Poland, is now up and running. It will be attended by 50 individuals who over four weeks will develop theoretical and practical business skills under the watchful eye of the best trainers. The objective is to strengthen the key competences of young entrepreneurs that will help them build an innovative market.
A Europe based on shared values or a Europe of common interests?
This and other questions will be answered by representatives of the world of politics, business, science, culture and media from over 60 countries who will meet today in the picturesque town of Krynica-Zdrój in the south of Poland. The Economic Forum, the largest economic conference in Central and Eastern Europe, will take place there until Thursday.
Looking to the future
Impact Cee brings together people from different worlds. They are connected by a shared vision. Directors of large corporations and fledgling start-ups, scientists and officials, government representatives and NGO employees, and even humanoid Sophia – all met in Krakow to talk about the strong development of economy 4.0. The event’s main success was its ability to assemble so many people from diverse sectors and walks of life. Over 6,000 participants and 250 speakers took part, addressing audiences simultaneously from four different stages.
Poland 3rd on the list of the 20 best countries to invest in
Poland came in 3rd place on the ranking of the top 20 countries for investment published by U.S. News & World Report. The ranking is based on 8 attributes: entrepreneurship, dynamism, corruption, economic stability, favourable tax environment, innovation, skilled labour and technological expertise.
Poland’s women-friendly market
Poland came in 9th place in this year's edition of the Women in Work Index. Its authors analyse the situation of women in the labour market and their impact on the economy in 33 OECD countries. From 2000, Poland climbed as many as 10 places. This was caused, among other reasons, by the falling unemployment rate among women and relatively small differences in earnings between men and women.
Poland could reap benefits of 5G technology
Investment and Development Minister Jerzy Kwieciński has said that a revolution in telecommunications technology due to 5G could boost Poland’s GDP by up to a fifth.