VI edition of the ELMC will be held on 14-15 of March 2019 at the ICE Kraków Congress Centre. It is the biggest European event on the cross-border service provision and the posting of workers. ELMC is organized by Labour Mobility Initiative in cooperation with Ministry of Enterpreneurship and Technology and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Kraków is the Host City of the event.
Each year, it brings together executives, owners and board members of service companies, lawyers and practitioners, representatives from the politics and public administration and European decision makers who have impact on the lawmaking and interpretation of Polish and European regulations on the posting of workers.
Rules of the posting of workers are currently changing more often than ever before. Allegations made by politicians from Western Europe to employers from poorer Member States encourage the European Commission to systematically tighten up the regulations. Governments from Central and Eastern Europe are uniting in aim to protect their competetiveness, however we seem to get closer to a scenario in which Europe splits into the strong and rich which imposes unfavourable rules of access to the EU market to the weaker and poorer. In this political dispute the facts, and above all, the fate of workers and their employers, are becoming less and less important. The theme of this year’s edition is ‘Posting of workers: opportunity for the weaker or a threat for the stronger?’. Traditionally, on the first day of the Congress a Plenary Session will be held, and the second one will be practical and dedicated mainly to the business.
It was a very interesting professional experience, which allowed us to see the topic of workers’ mobility from a different perspective. It was also an opportunity to have many interesting discussions with companies which do not cooperate with us on a daily basis. In our opinion everything was buttoned up, which is not easy considering the importance of the event as well as the numer of participants and guests.
Barbara Kolimeczkow, PwC
ELMC enabled me to see the point of view and problems of Polish employers providing services on the EU Single Market.
Magdalena Bernaciak, PhD, European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)
Participation in the conference definietly changed my perception of the posting of workers. Possibility to meet representatives of other institutions: Ministries, academic and legal community, European Commission and posting companies made me realize how wide the topic is and how uch work there is still to do in this field. It is the only place, where all the 'parties' interested in the posting of workers meet, where you can listen to the experts and receive help and where the posting companies can talk about their problems.
Dorota Patecka, Polish Social Insurance Institution
LMI is the voice of Polish companies in the European Union. Due to their immense commitment, determination and expert work, LMI has gained recognition in Europe and is considered a reliable expert in the field of mobility and posting of workers. In this context, European Labour Mobility Congress is a really important event, recognized by important decision makers - both national and foreign. Congress is a place where without prejudice and limitations you can exchange views, discuss and make contacts with partners.
Danuta Jazłowiecka, Member of European Parliament
ELMC is a unique event in the European scale. Topic of the posting of workers used to be perceived as 'niche', 'sectoral' and difficult. However, the discussion on the posting of workers reflects direction of evolvement of the social and economic situation in the entire EU. ELMC organizers manage to meet national and EU decision makers, social partners, scholars and employers. During the meeting, During the meeting, complex, politically and socially controversial topics are tackled, and at the same time we have the guarantee that the discussion will be substantive and the subject will be presented in an accessible way.
Robert Lisicki, Lewiatan Confederation
Participation in the ELMC is an obligatory event in every employer's calendar. Level of knowledge in the debates and presence of excellent speakers makes it the most important annual event of this kind. At the workshops you can gain very useful and interesting information about the posting of workers to different countries. Meeting politicians or owners and managers of the leading companies in the sector gives a possibility to exchange ideas and establish cooperation. As a co-owner of a company operating at the Polish and French market, each year I take part in the Congress and I am very satisfied every time.
Wojciech Mroczkiewicz, AP VECTOR Employment Agency
ICE KRAKÓW CONGRESS CENTRE
Opened in 2014, the Centre is one of the most modern and prestigious event spots in Poland. The centre is a modern world class building, meeting the requirements of international congress organisations, as well as the highest acoustic and stage mechanics standards.Glass foyer facing the view of the Wawel Royal Castle and the organic design are only few of the qualities which put the ICE on a must-see list in Kraków.
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