The 15th European Economic Congress (EEC 2023), the biggest business conference hosted in Central Europe, was recently held in Katowice, Poland, at the International Congress Center from April 24 to 26. LG Energy Solution Wroclaw (LGES Wroclaw) was on site as one of the battery industry leaders to share its valuable insight into the all-important battery industry.
Featuring 181 sessions covering 170 topics and 22 key areas, including green economic transformation and energy and security, the conference gathered experts from government, industrial and academic organizations, and aimed to explore real solutions to the ongoing global energy crisis and economic challenges.
The notable aspect of the conference is that Poland and Korea have been making continuous efforts to strengthen economic cooperation, and conducted more in-depth discussions on ways to enhance the partnership at the conference.
Yong Girl Lee, External Relations Director of LGES Wroclaw, attended the 90-minute South Korea – Europe – Poland debate to propose external affairs activities to the Polish government which could prove essential to nurturing the development of the nation’s battery industry.
Lee raised concerns over high energy costs and lack of infrastructure for the EV industry in Poland, and proposed external affairs activities as part of mid- and long-term strategies. Moreover, he emphasized the crucial need to establish a stable supply chain for the battery industry, urging the Polish government to provide support in terms of raw material and energy procurement.
“Investing in infrastructure, access to affordable energy, and energy-efficient industry are conditions for attracting new investors for Poland. Ignoring in this regard will result in losses. In my opinion, this is considerable opportunity. Affordable energy and greater energy efficiency are both going to be essential to increasing Korean investment in Poland. We hope the government will introduce appropriate solutions to address these pressing issues,” he said.
LGES Wroclaw is Europe’s largest and world’s leading EV lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility. Through LGES Wroclaw’s large investment in the region, Poland has been able to rapidly emerge as a leader in the European battery industry.
As the presence of LGES Wroclaw in Poland is consistently increasing, in May 2023, LGES Wroclaw ranked 8th on the List of the 500 largest companies in Poland by the country’s business newspaper Rzeczpospolita – one place higher than the previous year, demonstrating its importance to the Polish economy. LGES strives to prioritize mutual growth as a corporate entity with social responsibilities that works closely with Poland and other countries around the world, and is proud to bring positive change to their economies.