500 speakers, 96 discussion panels and 17 thematic groups. The biggest economic event of northern Poland, organised in Gdynia, is attracting experts in strategic economic areas. We will also become familiar with ideas aimed at improving the quality of life in the city.
The Forum, held on 25 and 26 June in Gdynia, is centred on the current and most important challenges facing Polish economy. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has taken honorary patronage over the event. The guests of honour at the Forum are: Jadwiga Emilewicz, the Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology, Elżbieta Rafalska, the Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy, and Jerzy Kwieciński, the Minister of Investment and Economic Development.
The Forum participants were welcomed by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who called Gdynia the city-symbol of the Second Polish Republic. The President of Gdynia, Wojciech Szczurek, also referred to the history of the city.
Gdynia is a modern city that is proud of its history. When we speak of a vision of development, there is no better place in Poland to search for a historical example. If we look at the history of our city, it is Gdynia that became, in extraordinarily difficult times, the place where dreams about making good use of Poland’s access to the sea came true. Today Gdynia continues to be a city that exploits its own potential, also because it implements its vision of development on the local level,” Wojciech Szczurek said.
The participants in the Forum are entrepreneurs, Members of Parliament, representatives of the world of science and economic institutions. The topics discussed at the Forum include issues concerning ecomobility, digital economy, the construction industry, the power industry, the automation and robotisation of Polish businesses, and the development of corporate social responsibility. On the first day, representatives of power industry companies — PGE, Enea, Tauron Dystrybucja, and Energa-Operator — and of the National Centre for Research and development signed a letter of intent on the creation of the first Polish commercial vehicle using a zero emission technology.
Participants in the thematic panels will include representatives of Gdynia’s local government. Wojciech Szczurek is going to take part in a discussion devoted to opposition experiences and their influence on the unleashing of the Polish economic potential. Marek Stępa, Vice-President of Gdynia, will speak in a debate concerning the directions of development of the area of transport, freight forwarding, and logistics, whereas Bartosz Bartoszewicz will participate in a panel concerning investment areas in digital economy. Katarzyna Gruszecka-Spychała, Vice-President of Gdynia, will speak about the government programmes Mieszkanie + (Flat +) and Dostępność + (Accessibility +).
Additionally, innovative ideas aimed at enhancing the attractiveness of contemporary cities, taking part in the Smart City Hackathon — Vision of Development competition, will be presented at the Forum. The organisers are waiting for proposals for solutions improving the quality of life of inhabitants of present-day cities. The winner of the award for the best idea will be selected by a jury and the audience.
Fot. Karol Stańczak/Urząd Miasta Gdyni