34th Scientific Conference will continue an exchange of scientific achievements and present the on-going research in domestic and foreign academic centres, mainly in the following areas: methodological concepts developing in the field of industry and service geography; location and development of industrial enterprises in reference to the advancing civilization development process and development of knowledge-based economy; transformations in industrial division structures in spatial systems of different scale: from the local and regional scale to the national and global scale; relations between industry and other economic sectors and its impact on shaping the economic, social and cultural life in the geographic space; assessment of the level of innovation and competitiveness of the domestic industry in comparison to the global industry; the development of high-tech and IT industries and the processes of servitization; the influence of policy on the directions in which manufacturing and service activities develop; assessment of the impact of transformation processes and internationalization of the economic activity in the conditions of European integration and globalization in the context of reconstruction of industrial and spatial structures of spatial systems. It is our plan to analyse and study these topics not only on the basis of the spatial systems in Poland but also those existing in other countries, in particular in the CEE countries.
With reference to the centenary of the Polish Geographical Society, we intend to introduce the topic of initiating and promoting research in geography of industry and services in the context of industrialization processes. Earlier, these processes were approached as the key stimulator of the socio-economic and cultural development, regional structure formation and the initiator of changes in these sectors of the economy in the conditions of transformation of the national economy.
Conference is organised as a part of the celebrations of the 100th Anniversary of the Polish Geographical Society – the Polish Geography Year 2018 under the National Patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda in the Centenary of Independence.