9. edition of the European SME Congress
ABOUT THE CONGRESS

GOAL OF THE CONGRESS, VENUE, TIME

THE MOST IMPORTANT MEETING OF SME COMPANIES IN EUROPE!
9TH EUROPEAN CONGRESS OF SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZE ENTERPRISES WILL TAKE PLACE ON 16-18 OCTOBER 2019 IN INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS CENTER IN KATOWICE.

Small and medium sized enterprises are the most important sector for Polish economy, that’s why we made them a main topic of European Congress of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. The most important people in our country, representatives of science, politics, economy and foreign delegates of the Congress will speak about the possibilities and challenges which faces entrepreneurs.

The European Congress of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises have it’s place in the European events dedicated to economy. During the three days of Congress we planned several dozen discussion sessions and workshops and meetings, in which will take a part national and international experts.

The last seven editions of the Congress gathered many representatives of business, science, politics and from the economic sphere. They were discussing about the chances and barriers blocking the development of micro, small and medium entrepreneurship.
– We filled the empty space in Europe. We are proving that, the reflection about the issues of SME’s is very important for Poland and Europe. In Poland we have 1,7 mln acting companies in which 3800 are big companies. The range of the problems: organizing them and represent their standpoints in talks with government including self-government are the biggest challenges and tasks which stand in front of the Congress – said Tadeusz Donocik, President of Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Katowice, Chairman of the Program Council of the Congress.

Participation in the congress is FREE! Register now!




 

PARTICIPANTS

Representatives of small and medium sized enterprises, self-government, NGO’s, universities and R&D institutes, parliamentarian, government authorities and other institutions.

  • Entrepreneurs,
  • Business experts
  • Parliamentarian,
  • Representatives of public administration and self-governments,
  • Politicians
  • Managers
  • Middle and high level management
  • Representatives of science,
  • Students
  • Startups,
  • People planning to start a business
  • International guests,
  • Polish companies looking for foreign business opportunities

ORGANIZER

The Chamber of Commerce in Katowice has been promoting entrepreneurship for over 27 years and stimulates its development - also among young people at the beginning of their careers. It shapes and disseminates the principles of ethics, integrity in business operations and generally understood corporate social responsibility. It conducts promotional activities for its members and helps establish contacts with partners in the country and abroad.

The experience, competence, knowledge and creativity of the Chamber's employees is the basis of professionalism and high quality of services provided by it, which allow to meet the expectations of even the most demanding entrepreneurs. The confirmation of this is, among others Quality Certificate EN ISO 9001: 2008 in the field of economic self-government, training, consulting and information services and international cooperation, awarded to the House again in 2009. It is also worth emphasizing the fact that in 2007, the Chamber of Commerce in Katowice received the prestigious Polish Honorary Quality Award , and in 2010 as the first chamber of commerce in history, she received the Polish Quality Award in the category of Organization of economic self-government, in competition proceedings.
Chamber of Commerce in Katowice, including: organizes economic forums, conferences, thematic seminars with the participation of domestic and foreign experts, issues certificates of origin, legalizes export documents, advises on obtaining subsidies and proper implementation and settlement of projects co-financed from national and EU funds , prepares loan documentation, investment feasibility studies and financial analyzes and projections on behalf of the companies, provides free information services for SMEs and natural persons conducting business activity, provides international cooperation and business matching services, organizes open and closed training, helps in settling disputes property in the Court of Arbitration, it helps to obtain an electronic signature, promotes companies by organizing the Silesian Quality Award, the "We Focus on Quality" Program and the Skills and Competence Laurels.
The Chamber is one of the most active business environment institutions in the Silesia Province and in the whole country, it associates nearly 450 companies from Silesia and other Polish regions. The Chamber has been engaged in the development of the region and country for a dialogue and cooperation platform between entrepreneurs and state and local government authorities for over twenty years. It is a reliable partner, creating a competitive and innovative economy, integrating and supporting the environment. Information on joining the Chamber of Commerce in Katowice can be found here.
















 
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