Polish top economic congress to kick off on Thursday

Then-Prime Minister Beata Szydło during the first edition of Kongres 590 in 2016. Photo: flickr/Kancelaria Premiera

Around 6,000 people are expected to attend the 3rd edition of Kongres 590, one of the most important economic events in Poland, that begins on Thursday.

The G2A Arena in Jasionka near Rzeszów, south-eastern Poland, will host representatives of business, science and politics. Kongres 590 is a forum for exchanging ideas, views, opinions and experience between economic experts, entrepreneurs, politicians and other people related to the economy. Its aim is to promote Polish products and companies and to “unleash Poland’s economic potential,” according to the head of the Polish Economic Institute and the organiser of the event, Łukasz Oprawski.

The number in the name of the event (590) originated from the prefix of the bar code placed on goods produced or distributed by Polish companies.

President Andrzej Duda, who also acts as a patron of the event, will give an opening speech on the first day of Kongres 590. He will hand out the annual “Economic Prize,” an award for companies that significantly contribute to the growth of the Polish economy and define the positive image of Polish entrepreneurship around the world.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is expected to give a speech during the second day of Kongres 590. The organisers also invited, among others, the heads of the biggest Polish state companies, the deputy PMs Beata Szydło and Jarosław Gowin and ministers of various resorts.

This edition corresponds with the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining its independence. On this occasion, the growth of the Polish economy over the last hundred years will be presented. Moreover, participants will have an opportunity to see what the Polish economy has to offer to astonish the world during the next 100 years. The organisers also offer workshops for small and medium-sized enterprises.

This year’s programme includes debates, expert panels and workshops based on nine areas: the economy, investments, business and entrepreneurship, new technologies and innovations, trade and exports, energy and environment policy, security, health and society.

For more information about Kongres 590, click here.