European Economic Congress 2010: challenges for Poland and Europe
The President of the European Parliament, EU commissioners, representatives of the Polish and foreign governments and representatives of the largest European companies and corporations – altogether over four thousand people, were guests and participants of the biggest economic conference in Central Europe.
More than 600 panellists took part in sessions, discussions and accompanying events over the three days. The congress gained the attention of 300 journalists from the Polish and world media.
The date of this year's congress, initially planned for April, had to be postponed as a result of the unprecedented, tragic Smolensk catastrophe. At that difficult time for the Polish state and society, this was the only possible decision to take by the organizers. The congress partners and guests accepted the decision with understanding.
Despite the change of date, the topics of the congress remained fully relevant, as shown by the course of the congress and the interest it aroused. According to the guests and observers, the scale and prestige of the 2nd Congress fully exceeded the first one, which was generally recognized as being successful.