Meeting of the Advisory Board at the Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Gliwice
The second meeting of the Advisory Board at the Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Gliwice was held at the Łukasiewicz Research Network - Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy named after Stanisław Staszic. The subject of the meeting was discussion of the new strategy of the city: "Gliwice 2040".
Members of the Advisory Board attended the meeting: prof. Arkadiusz Mężyk - Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, Adam Neumann - Mayor of the City of Gliwice, Grzegorz Wszołek – President of EMT-Systems, Adam Zieliński PhD, DSc - Director of the Łukasiewicz Research Network - Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy, Wiktor Pawlik – President of the Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Gliwice, Jacek Bialik - Vice President and Member of the Board of Katowice Special Economic Zone, Andrzej Korpak – President of Opel Manufacturing Poland, prof. Janusz Kotowicz - Vice Rector for Collaboration with Civic and Economic Environment of the SUT and invited guests: Marcin Baron PhD – University of Economics in Katowice, prof. Jan Brzóska, Michał Hawranek DM, Zygmunt Łukaszczyk – Director of Continuing Education Centre, prof. Krzysztof Składowski PhD, DM – Director of National Oncology Institute – National Research Institute Gliwice branch, Jerzy Łoik PhD – President of the Supervisory Board of the Upper Silesian Agency for Entrepreneurship and Development Ltd. (GAPR), Barbara Balon – representative of the Doctoral Students’ Self-Government Council at the Silesian University of Technology, Agnieszka Sobierska – Director of Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Marek Śliboda – President of Marco.
The guests were welcomed by Adam Zieliński, PhD, Wiktor Pawlik and the Mayor of Gliwice, Adam Neumann. During the inauguration of the meeting, Wiktor Pawlik, President of the Chamber, officially handed over the appointment letter to the Consultative Council to Prof. Janusz Kotowicz and Grzegorz Wszołek.
Marcin Baron, PhD presented the “Gliwice 2040” strategy covering a vision for the development of the city in the next 20 years. He emphasized that Gliwice is a city which focuses on the future, quickly reacting to the latest trends. The priorities of “Gliwice 2040” strategy were discussed, with particular emphasis on ecology and areas of strategic intervention.
Afterwards, the Chair of the Council, Wiktor Pawlik, gave a presentation on the Brand of Gliwice and its importance for the dynamic development of the city. He presented his own idea of the Festival of the Future, which would become a distinguishing mark of Gliwice in the national arena.
During the discussion the floor was taken by the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology, Prof. Arkadiusz Mężyk, who emphasized that Gliwice 2040 must be a cosmopolitan and multicultural city friendly to everyone, where it is good to live and work. It should also be a special place where you can study, develop your interests, and have fun. “I hope that we will talk about Gliwice - the city of science, culture and technology. In recent years Gliwice has changed a lot, but there is still a lot to be done. Good public transport within the city, but also with other cities of the Upper Silesian and Zagłębie Metropolis, is essential for our development. The key is to build an interchange station, a transport hub, and finally the metropolitan railroad”.
Andrzej Korpak also took the floor in the discussion, drawing particular attention to the importance of the river in the city. Zygmunt Łukaszczyk pointed out that cities of the Silesian metropolis cannot have everything and cannot compete with each other. Jerzy Łoik emphasized the necessity of securing places for single-family housing development in the city, as well as the necessity of taking a holistic approach to the emerging buildings, as their surroundings are also important. Barbara Balon, presented the position of the young, their needs and expectations towards the city, where they want to study, work and live. Jan Brzóska drew attention to the necessity of eliminating cars from the city center, development of public transport and creation of multifunctional zones. Michał Hawranek also pointed out the importance of combining the technological potential with medicine. Prof. Janusz Kotowicz, Jacek Bialik and Janusz Zieliński also gave a speech, and the last of them said that it is worth investing in science.
The meeting took place on 20th of October 2021.
Photo Magdalena Niesler