Today, 31st of May 2010, the Second European Economic Congress began in Katowice. The largest business conference under the patronage of José Manuel Barroso was opened by such luminaries as Marshall of the Sejm, Acting President of Poland Bronisław Komorowski, President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek, and President of Poland in 1990-1995 Lech Wałęsa.
The housing market of Katowice is still waiting for recovery. Due to the economic downturn many developments were suspended and supply is low in comparison to the potential of the City and agglomeration. However, prices fall as a consequence and increasing number of transactions last months caused a more positive attitude toward the market.
Centrum Banku Śląskiego Sp. z o.o. is on the market since 1998, when the company was appointed to carry out an investment project in Katowice at the intersection of Sokolska and Chorzowska Streets. There are two buildings operating as an office and retail center: one known as ING Bank Śląski Headquarter located at 34 Sokolska Street and the Chorzowska 50 office building located at 50 Chorzowska Street.
The Second European Economic Congress 2010 in Katowice starts on Monday, 31st of May. During the three days of 60 sessions, more than 4 000 people of those who are most important for the European economy will participate in the event. Moreover, about 300 journalists and media representatives from Poland and other countries, 100 bodyguards will accompany the participants. The sessions will be held in eight localizations across the City.
The Lithuanian air company flyLAL announced today the opening of an operational base at the Katowice International Airport. flyLAL will be the third operator, among Wizz Air and LOT, which established its operational base at the Airport. Flights from Katowice will be operated using Boeing 737-300 aircraft with Polish crew on board. For the present, a one aircraft will be based at the Airport, the number will increase to three in the future.