Ladies and Gentlemen,

on behalf of the Lodzkie Region Self-Government, I have the honour of inviting you to attend the XI European Economic Forum to be held in Lodz, in 15th-16th October 2018.

The European Economic Forum is a cyclical event co-organised by the Marshal Office of the Lodzkie Region and by the key actors of business and economy in Poland. During the two days of meetings, workshops and speeches, a platform of dialogue and integration is built for the regional and European business circles, intended to support business networking.

The previous, ninth edition of the event has enhanced the European Economic Forum brand recognition. For a couple of days, the Lodzkie Region was the centre of European economy, owing to numerous panel discussions and sessions attended by more than three thousand representatives of business, central and local government institutions, business environment and academia, as well as by our special guests, such as Lech Wałęsa – President of the Republic of Poland in the years 1990-1995, Aleksander Kwaśniewski – President of the Republic of Poland 1995-2005,
Günter Verheugen – European Commissioner for Enlargement 1999-2004, Ian Brzeziński – an American foreign policy and military affairs expert, Jan Krzysztof Bielecki – Chairman of the Board of Partners at Ernst & Young Polans, Henryka Bochniarz – President of Lewiatan Confederation, Dominique Foray – Professor of Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Marek Belka – President the National Bank of Poland in the years 2010-2016.

We shall be honoured if you accept our invitation to attend this event, which is so important for the region and the country, and if you let your authority to augment the message of the Forum, thereby strengthening the image of the business- friendly and investor-friendly Lodzkie Region and its dynamic Self-Government.

Yours faithfully
Marshal of the Lodzkie Region

Witold Stępień