Past events

Business in the era of innovation

Business in the era of innovation


15 Dec 2022 11h30Łódź, Poland

General information

The European Economic Forum has been organised periodically for several years by the Łódzkie region in Poland and has attracted thousands of entrepreneurs, businesspeople, experts, and representatives of local and regional and government authorities, who have the opportunity to discuss the prospects for the region, economic development of the country and possibilities for international cooperation.

The ECR Group in the CoR has been honoured to be a partner in the organisation of the two conference panels at the last two editions of the Forum at the invitation of Mr Grzegorz Schreiber, Marshal of the Łódzkie region. 

On December 15th this year our Group will have the pleasure to co-organise a dedicated panel with the participation of local and regional politicians for the third time.  

This year, the topic of the forum will be: "Business in the era of innovation". The invited experts and speakers will analyse the innovation and competitiveness of SMEs and also discuss the possibilities for increasing the level of foreign trade of SMEs by: seeking out new markets, establishing contacts and cooperation with foreign partners, and acquiring information on foreign markets.


08:45 - 10:45 

Study visit to headquarters of the Łódź Agglomeration Railway

11:30 - 12:30

Inauguration session of the Forum, co-organised by the ECR CoR Group


11:30 - 12:30


Opening speech

  • Grzegorz Schreiber, Marshal of the Łódzkie Region 



  • Marco Marsilio, President of the Abruzzo Region in Italy and President of the CoR's ECR group 
  • Anna Magyar, Member of the County Council of Csongrád-Csanád in Hungary and Vice-President of the CoR's ECR group
  • Oldřich Vlasák, Councillor of the City of Hradec Králové and Vice-President of the CoR's ECR group 
  • Witold Kozłowski, Marshal of the Małopolska Region in Poland
  • Juan-Garcia Gallardo, Vice-President of the Castilla-y-Leon Region in Spain 
  • Matteo Bianchi, Councillor in Varese in Italy
  • Mario Guarente, Mayor of Potenza in Italy


Moderator: Maciej Chudkiewicz, Journalist, TVP 



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