Employers of Poland will help organize the World Youth Days. The event will be held this July in Cracow and draw over 2 million pilgrims from all over the world. A partnership agreement between the Cracow Archdiocese and Employers of Poland was signed on January 18th.
Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz and President of Employers of Poland Andrzej Malinowski met at the seat of the Archdiocese to sign the document. Employers of Poland have decided to get involved with the event as, apart from being very important religious occasion, it provides a great opportunity to promote Polish economy.
– For us, engagement in World Youth Days is a given. We can help with our ability to organize – coordinated action is a basic requirement in business – the President of Employers of Poland stated in a short speech. – It is also an opportunity for long-term promotion. Many young people will come to Cracow and remember that we were among the co-organizers.
– Promotion is what we need. Poland’s achievements are still largely unknown in the world – confirmed Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz. – Our cooperation will be mutually beneficial. Support for us and an a chance to present yourselves internationally for you. I would like to thank you for your engagement. I hope that the contacts you establish at the event will be useful in the future.
The World Youth Day is a huge international event to be held in Cracow on July 26th-31st. Many young catholics will travel to Cracow to meet Pope Francis – the organizers expect nearly 2.5 mln people (last year’s edition, held in Brazil, attracted 5 million attendees), Such a large auditorium of young people and hundreds of journalists make it an unmissable opportunity to present the capacities of Polish economy, its potential and innovativeness. Hopefully, this year’s pilgrims will return to Poland one day – as tourists or business partners.
– We will notify the European Centre for Employers and Enterprises Providing Public Services, a Geneva-based organization. Employers from 150 countries will learn about the World Youth Days. We will see how they react – said President Malinowski. – When a Pole was elected as the Pope, we clearly sensed a change of climate. John Paul II travelled a lot, entrepreneurs in the countries he visited learned about Poland and sometimes decided to initiate business contacts with our country – he added.
The President of Employers of Poland announced that he will ask companies from the transport and Logistics sector for solutions which may help organize the event.