During the last conference related to the City Center redevelopment, the Mayor of Katowice, Piotr Uszok claimed that a building permit for the International Convention Center is going to be given in 2009. After that, the City Hall will call for a bid for a prime contractor. The construction works should be finished in 2012. According to the project manager, Janusz Nowak, the ICC will be on time as the total amount of EUR 46 mln for the development is already guaranteed (half of the amount is granted by EU).
The International Convention Center is predicted for 10 000 seats which connected with the huge “Spodek” is giving a great place for big events and conferences. The design of ICC was prepared by the JEMS Architekci studio.