IX European Economic Congress ended its session in Katowice, Poland.
Prime-minister of Poland, President of European Parliament, Mayor of Katowice, European politicians and heads of government organizations, in addition to representatives of big international companies, financial organizations, and investment funds, all participated in the forum.
During the 9 year period, European Economic Congress brought together Polish and European politicians and experts, and, above all, representatives of the world of business from Europe and across the world, demonstrating that thanks to its established position, importance and prestige, the Congress has great potential for growth. Each year, the European focus of the Congress is enriched with a global context brought in by participants from other continents, allowing the list of international debates and meetings to expand. This year the event was attended by a record number of 8,500 guests.
According to the organizer, Wojciech Kuśpik, the main theme of the Congress was cooperation between Polish businessmen and international community. “Mission of the Congress implies global expansion of the Polish firms. Meetings with participants from China, Central European countries, India, Israel, Kazakhstan will occur, as those countries represent the market, which Polish firms can cooperate with”, - Wojciech Kuśpik said.
In addition to the traditional panel sessions and discussions, the Congress formula was expanded to include new events devoted to young entrepreneurship, innovative start-ups (European Start-up Days), global economic relations of Polish and European companies, and expansion trends in the global economy.
Also, Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) was presented to the participants of Economic Congress. Sayasat Nurbek, AIFC’s Managing Director and Member of the Board, explained AIFC’s terms of participation. He presented the model of the financial centre being created to the European business community, and highlighted, that English Common law will be introduced for the first time in post-Soviet region.
Representatives of Polish and European business circles showed interest to the investment opportunities, that AIFC presents to them.
AIFC. In December 2015 President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev signed the Constitutional law “On the Astana International Financial Centre” (AIFC). The aim of the AIFC is to form a leading international centre of financial services. For the first time in post-Soviet region Common law framework will be introduced in the AIFC. English shall be the official language of the AIFC.
The objectives of the AIFC are to attract investment into the economy through the establishment of an attractive environment for investment in the financial services, develop local capital markets, ensuring their integration with the international capital markets, and develop markets for insurance and banking services and for Islamic financing in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
EEC. European Economic Congress is an important economic event in Central Europe. Congress brought together Polish and European politicians and experts, and, above all, representatives of the world of business from Europe and across the world, demonstrating that thanks to its established position, importance and prestige, the Congress has great potential for growth. The Congress’s commitment to diversity and dialogue will continue to endow it with exceptional resonance, accompanied by a relaxed and informal atmosphere that promotes discussion and forges new business relations, so much appreciated by our guests each year.