Development Visions Forum starts on Monday

The 3rd Development Visions Forum devoted to innovative economic policies will commence on Monday at the Polish Naval Academy in Gdynia, northern Poland. The meeting is under the patronage of Poland's PM Mateusz Morawiecki.

Expected at the two-day forum are over 450 speakers, including Morawiecki, Family, Labour and Social Policy Minister Marlena Malag, Funds and Regional Policy Minister Malgorzata Jarosinska-Jedynak, Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski, Finance Minister Tadeusz Koscinski and Deputy Health Minister Jozefa Szczurek-Zelasko.

Also attending the meeting will be business experts, scientists and journalists, as well as delegates from the Polish Space Agency and leading industrial enterprises.

Divided into several panel groups, the delegates will review current regional and national economic challenges and seek innovative ways of dealing with them. Discussed, among others, will be vocational schooling, automation, robotics, the social aspects of commerce and Poland's major investment undertakings, such as the ongoing construction of a waterway across the northern Vistula Spit and a Central Transportation Port (CPK) in central Poland.

Also debated will be the diversfication of Poland's industrial production, aid for Polish SMEs, the impact of the mass media, film industry and the 5G network on economic growth and public life, economic solutions for senior citizens and current tasks related to the coronavirus epidemic.

A seperate debate bloc will focus on offshore wind power.

Accompanying the talks will be a Hackathon event for online programmers, who will work on applications designed to streamline life in big cities.

All the debates will be transmitted online.

The first day of the forum will also include the awarding of the Development Visions Forum Economic Award.

The meeting will take place in full observation of binding epidemic precautions.

The Polish Press Agency is the forum's main media partner.