Face the
Challenge

12th EDITION
20-22 NOVEMBER 2022 | KATOWICE

Where the heart
of business
beats

The biggest SME event in Europe

PRELEGENTKI I PRELEGENCI 2022

prof. Jerzy Buzek
Poseł do Parlamentu Europejskiego
prof. Jerzy Buzek
Poseł do Parlamentu Europejskiego

Są dwa środowiska w naszej ojczyźnie, które naprawdę zrobiły ogromny skok do przodu w przeciągu ostatnich kilkunastu lat. Pamiętam, jak to było pod koniec lat 90., ile wysiłku te dwa środowiska włożyły w to, aby wygrać na członkostwie Unii Europejskiej. Jednym z nich są rolnicy – mniejsi i więksi – oraz Wy, przedsiębiorcy z małych i średnich firm. Dzisiaj nasze małe i średnie firmy są obecne wszędzie, nie tylko w Unii Europejskiej, ale także na całym świecie.

Monday, August 1, 202210:00 - 10:30Prelegenci
Tomasz Zjawiony
Prezes RIG w Katowicach, Wiceprezes Krajowej Izby Gospodarczej
Tomasz Zjawiony
Prezes RIG w Katowicach, Wiceprezes Krajowej Izby Gospodarczej
Prezes RIG w Katowicach, Wiceprezes Krajowej Izby Gospodarczej
Monday, August 1, 202210:00 - 10:30Prelegenci
Adam Abramowicz
Rzecznik Małych i Średnich Przedsiębiorców
Adam Abramowicz
Rzecznik Małych i Średnich Przedsiębiorców

Europejski Kongres Małych i Średnich Przedsiębiorstw to jedno z kluczowych wydarzeń dla sektora MŚP, a na jego łamach poruszane są między innymi kwestie barier i wyzwań stojących przed przedsiębiorcami. Dzięki obecności na Kongresie przedstawiciele Biura mogą wziąć udział w najważniejszych dyskusjach, dotyczących rozwoju i problemów tego sektora. Jednocześnie, drugiego dnia Kongresu, odbędzie się posiedzenie Rady Przedsiębiorców, na które serdecznie zapraszam. Jej obrady będą dotyczyły tematu stosowania zasad Prawa przedsiębiorców przez organy KAS.

Monday, August 1, 202210:00 - 10:30Prelegenci

What is the European Congress of small and medium-sized enterprises?

The European Congress of small and medium-sized enterprises (Europejski Kongres Małych i Średnich Przedsiębiorstw – EKMSP) is the largest event in Europe aimed at the SME sector. Since 2011, it’s been the go-to place for inspiration, meetings, and integration.

Tens of thousands of entrepreneurs and experts from all over the world, representatives of administrative bodies, local government officials, scholars, and other professionals from the field of business have taken part in the eleven editions of the Congress so far.

Who is the audience of the European Congress of small and medium-sized enterprises?

The Congress is a place dedicated to business and everything that’s connected with it. If your target group includes management boards, owners, and the management staff of small and medium enterprises, then you will hit the jackpot by joining the Congress.

The Congress is also a venue for discussions and debates with representatives of the European Commission and the European Parliament, the highest state authorities, ministries and government agencies, local government officials, the world of science and culture, as well as the business community.

Speeches on the main stage
Interviews
Debates
Discussion panels
Workshops
Experts zone
Accompanying events

Theme paths - which is your match?

Face the Challenge

  • Energy transformation and its challenges
  • Supply chain security
  • Growing business running costs – work and materials costs
  • Unstable economic conditions – inflation, currency cost
  • Future of Poland in EU – how ourrelationships look like?

Company is people

  • Current work market challenges – how to effectively recruit and retain an employee?
  • Education, growth, leadership
  • Building teams in remote and hybrid working environments
  • Sharing economy
  • Challenges of succession

Start-ups and innovations

  • How to build a stable start-up?
  • Trends, challenges and security of digitisation
  • Industry 4.0 solutions for SME
  • How to build an organisational culture?
  • Commercialisation of modern solutions

Law and taxation

  • “Polish Order” and its consequences for business
  • Major planned legal changes for entrepreneurs
  • Business agreements – useful entries for difficult times
  • Disputes: are court proceedings needed?
  • Non-financed reporting in the area of ESG

Finances and investments

  • Sources of funding business development
  • Managing investments in times of uncertainty
  • Available financial market instruments to stabilise the company
  • How not to lose in the face of inflation?
  • Directions of financial markets evolution and their impact on entrepreneurs

Marketing and sales

  • The most effective forms of communication with a client
  • Strategic competences of brand managers
  • How to build and use a personal brand and social media channels
  • Latest trends in marketing
  • Cultural determinants of marketing campaigns


Smart City for business

  • Smart cities concept
  • Public space friendly to entrepreneurs
  • Energy self-sufficiency of cities and municipalities
  • Trends in urbanisation and their implications for business

Global Business Meeting

  • Tools for building international business relations
  • Safety of foreign business transactions
  • Introducing a product to foreign markets
  • The most promising directions of expansion for Polish companies
  • B2B meetings with international guests

Why is it worth it?

The previous offline European Congress of small and medium-sized enterprises:

8000

registered participants

500

experts and speakers

100

panel discussions, workshops and talks

46

foreign delegations

  • We offer solutions and inspirations, we create a network of contacts in the area of business.
  • We support our partners and participants in innovative and safe development.
  • We help in building the image of an expert by offering the possibility of starring as a lecturer in front of an audience of extraordinary guests.
  • We give the possibility to jointly create projects with us during the Congress.
  • We facilitate making direct relationships with the representatives of key central institutions and local governments.
  • We organise international B2B meetings .
  • We help in establishing partnerships with higher education authorities and scholars, as well as in reaching students.
  • We work with start-ups and young entrepreneurs, as well as with international organisations that associate them.

Convenient and easy transport access, the most developed road network in Poland. Location at a motorway intersection

3 international airports: Katowice Airport, Krakow Balice, Ostrava Airport

Great railway access: 1 h from Krakow, 2,5 h from Warsaw, 4,5 h from Vienna, 5 h from Prague

Algeria
Angola
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium
Botswana
Brazil
China
Croatia
Czech Republic
Estonia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Great Britain
Hungary
India
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Canada
Congo
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Madagascar
Malta
Nepal
Nigeria
Pakistan
Portugal
Rwanda
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Switzerland
Tonga
Turkey
Ukraine
USA

Become a part of the biggest event for SME!

Work with us on the 12th edition of the European Congress for small and medium-sized enterprises.

Let’s build the best edition of the Congress yet – together!

Tomasz Zjawiony
Regionalna Izba Gospodarcza w Katowicach

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