The 11th World Urban Forum starts on Monday and runs until Thursday, focusing on topics such as green cities, innovation and urban planning as well as refugee policies, according to officials.
With Russia's aggression against Ukraine, the conference is also expected to discuss the reconstruction of Ukrainian cities after the war, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is scheduled to open the event at the International Congress Centre in Katowice on Monday morning.
The World Urban Forum is held every two years. The 2020 conference took place in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
Poland's Katowice in 2018 hosted the UN's COP24 climate change conference, which drew around 21,500 participants from almost 200 countries, according to officials.