EEC 2019


  • Mining

    • Polish mining and coal-based power generation in times of decarbonisation
    • Market growth is not here forever. Trends on the world coal market
    • Poland's coal market after restructuring. Condition and forecast
    • Demand for coal and import. Mining and investments
    • More effectively and safer. New technologies and organisational solutions in mining
    • Polish sector of mining machinery and equipment. Competition, expansion, diversification
    • Mirosław Bendzera - chairman of the board, Famur SA
    • Artur Dyczko - Plenipotentiary of the Board for Strategy and Development, Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa SA
    • Tomasz Heryszek - Commercial Vice-President of the Management Board, Węglokoks SA
    • Tomasz Jurkanis - Partner, McKinsey & Company Poland Sp. z o.o.
    • Janusz Olszowski - President, Górnicza Izba Przemysłowo-Handlowa (Mining Chamber of Industry and Commerce)
    • Andrzej Paniczek - Deputy Chairman of the Board for Financial Affairs, Polska Grupa Górnicza SA
    • Grzegorz Tobiszowski - Secretary of State, Ministry of Energy, Poland, Government Plenipotentary for Restructuring of the Mininig Industry
    • Artur Wasil - Chairman of the Board, Lubelski Węgiel Bogdanka
  • Railway on the road to new opportunities

    • PKP Group investments under way and planned. Time schedule and financing
    • Scale of investments, impact on the construction sector, anticipated effects for the economy
    • Innovations in railways. Cooperation with technology providers and the R&D sector
    • Ideas for space. Development of land and other railway properties
  • Global LNG market

    • LNG prospects on the global market. Changes to the structure of fuel consumption
    • Development of infrastructure (LNG terminals, fleet, gasification installations)
    • Import of LNG as an area of cooperation between the USA and the EU
    • The role and place of the European Union on the global LNG market
  • International expansion of Polish companies

    • How to develop entry strategies suited to specific markets?
    • Sources of success. Effective in fighting stronger competitors
    • Economic diplomacy and support to companies in practice
    • Learning from failures – one's own and other people’s. The art of retreat and return
    • The role of know-how and competencies, flexibility, cooperation and support
    • Attractive sectors, promising markets, paved paths
  • Commercial property market in Poland. Status, trends, core players

    • Poland's promotion in the FTSE Russell index versus investors’ reactions and plans
    • Poland targeted by foreign capital? Projected volumes of transactions and capitalisation rates
    • Offices, warehouses, shopping centres or hotels – what opportunities can be found by investors in the near future? Deficit of the most demanded assets
    • Where is the glass ceiling? For how long will the commercial property market in Poland continue to
      beat records?
  • Poland's energy policies

    • EU climate package 2021-2030. Implementation framework and tools
    • An integrated plan for energy and climate – obligations, purposes, methods to achieve them
    • Poland’s energy policies and the target energy mix
    • State role in power generation. Ownership, regulations, self-sufficiency
    • Energy prices. Long-term prospects
  • Future of infrastructure. Infratech

    • Technologically advanced infrastructure (infra-tech). Core development directions
    • Infrastructure digitalisation in various sectors and industries
    • Smart grid and more ... Power grids of the future. Electromobillity
    • More and faster. Telecommunications infrastructure – 5G, broadband networks
    • Intelligent systems in cities. Communication, information, management, media
    • Infrastructure of the future – where are we heading to?
    • Marcin Bejm - Partner, Energy and Infrastructure Projects Practice, Head of Infrastructure & Project Finance Practice, CMS Law Firm
    • Stanisław Drzewiecki - Chairman of the Board, Municipal Water and Sewage Company (Miejskie Wodociągi i Kanalizacja Sp. z o.o.)
    • Wojciech Kamieniecki - Director, Narodowe Centrum Badań i Rozwoju
    • Dawid Kmiecik - Chairman of the Board, NEXITY Sp. z o.o.
    • Paweł Lider - Business Development Manager, Eurovia Polska SA
    • Krzysztof Szubert - Secretary of State in the Ministry of Digital Affairs in the years 2017-2018, Visiting Fellow, University of Oxford
    • Anna Sabina Wojciechowska - Member of the Board, PKP Informatyka Sp. z o.o.
    • Robert Zasina - President of the Management Board, TAURON Dystrybucja SA, Chairman of the Board, Polish Power Transmission and Distribution Association (Polskie Towarzystwo Przesyłu i Rozdziału Energii Elektrycznej)
  • Foreign students at Central European universities

    • The market for foreign studies in Central Europe. Values, trends, prospects
    • “Demand” on the part of university education systems. The extent of internationalisation
    • Attractiveness of Central European universities for foreigners
    • Dominant nations, preferred faculties. Professional plans versus the labour market
    • Erasmus in Poland and in the region. An attempt at evaluation, comments for the future
    • New outlays on integration and educational programmes in the EU
  • Europe, what’s next? Strategic challenges

    • Reasons and manifestations of a crisis of liberal democracy in Europe
    • Pro-European “awakening”. Is there an alternative to anti-European populism?
    • New political movements in Europe. Choices by Europeans; their vulnerability to populism
    • Single- or two-speed EU? A community of values or an “association to protect the common market”?
    • Attractiveness of the EU’s development model (democracy, security, joint management, weakening of the power of supranational companies)
    • Dilemmas of expansion and closing. What Eastern policy should the EU pursue?
    • Impact of migration on the future of the Community
    • Christine Bosse - Chairman, PLANBørnefonden, Chairman, Danish European Movement, Chairman, Bank Nordic, Chairman, Tele Post Greenland, Chairman, Nunaoil, Member of the Board, Allianz, Member of the Board, Assistansbolaget
    • Piotr Buras - Head of ECFR Warsaw Office, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)
    • Anna Diamantopolou - President, "DIKTIO" Network for Reform in Greece and Europe, EU Commissioner for Empolyment and Social Affairs in the years 1999-2004
    • Ana Palacio - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain in the years 2002–2004
    • Konrad Szymański - Secretary of State for European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland
  • Central Europe-Africa Forum, investments

    • Climate and investment incentives
    • Promising industries and sectors
    • The market for services and goods for consumers. Norms and standards
    • Intercultural matters in co-operation
    • Polish investments in Africa
    • Amare Asgedom - Deputy CEO, Industrial Parks Development Corporation
    • Malwina Bakalarska - Business Coach and Consultant, Polish-African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Intercultural Researcher, Polish Academy of Sciencer (Polska Akademia Nauk)
    • Maurice Dezou - West Africa Consultant, International Business Festival
    • Daniel Janusz - Chairman of the Board, Feerum
    • Araya Kidane - Director, Business Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia
    • Anna Masłoń-Oracz - Business Coach and Consultant, Holder of Jean Monnet Module AFROEU, Collegium of Management and Finance, Institute of Management, SGH Warsaw School of Economics
    • Jerzy Pietrucha - Chairman of the Board, CEO, Pietrucha Sp. z o.o. International Sp.k.
    • Temesgen Tilahun - Deputy Commissioner, Ethiopian Investment Commission
    • Krzysztof Zamasz - Rector’s Plenipotentary for the Co-operation with Africa, Silesian University of Technology, Rector’s Plenipotentary, WSB University in Dąbrowa Górnicza
    • Robert Zduńczyk - President, Poland – East Africa Economic Foundation (PEAEF)
  • The future of the leasing industry

    • Leasing in the light of global trends
    • New technologies versus transformations in the industry
    • Determinants of change: digitalisation, the economics of sharing, and mobility
    • Co-operation with fintechs versus ‘in-house’ solutions
    • The impact of leasing on the domestic investment level. New regulations
  • Employee Capital Plans (Pracownicze Plany Kapitałowe – PPK)

    • Act on Employee Capital Plans. A revolution in the pension system and State finances?
    • Demography, potential of the social insurance system and PPK
    • Social response and market reactions. How to effectively encourage saving for pensions?
    • Anticipated effects of the programme – for capital market and future pensioners
    • Rafał Benecki - Director, Macroeconomic Analyses Office, ING Bank Śląski SA
    • Grzegorz Chłopek - Chairman of the Board, Nationale-Nederlanden Powszechne Towarzystwo Emerytalne SA
    • Paweł Jaroszek - Deputy Chairman of the Board, Social Insurance Institution (Zakład Ubezpieczeń Społecznych)
    • Stanisław Kluza - Collegium of Economic Analysis, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Minister of Finance of Poland in 2006, Chairman of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority in the years 2006–2011
    • Bartosz Marczuk - Deputy Chairman of the Board, Polish Development Fund (Polski Fundusz Rozwoju SA)
    • Małgorzata Rusewicz - President, Izba Gospodarcza Towarzystw Emerytalnych (Chamber of Commerce of Pension Fund Companies)
    • Maciej Samcik - Editor-in-Chief, Blogger, ‘Subjectively About Finance’ (‘Subiektywnie o finansach’)
  • Local investments with support

    • The last wave of investments? Financing after 2020. What will change?
    • The role of public-private partnership in expanding infrastructure
    • How do investments affect local communities?
    • Local Road Fund. From planning to implementation
    • Home plus – first effects, problems, challenges. Support for housing for rent
    • A new formula for debt ratio calculation – its impact on investment projects implemented by LGUs
  • Generation change in business

    • Demography versus ownership aspects in private businesses. Problems with succession
    • The generation of Polish transformation and successors. A sum of experience, know-how, skills
    • How to prepare the process of handing over power? Security and stability
    • The process of handing over power in family businesses. The generation gap
    • Companies in the process of change and under new leadership. Hazards and risks
    • The law that supports succession. Tested solutions
  • Defence industry

    • The condition of companies in Poland's defence sector. The degree of use of most recent technologies
    • Potentates of the world defence industry in Poland's market
    • Modernisation policy of Poland's army. Assumptions, outlays, implementation
    • Tenders and purchases for the army – simpler, faster, more effectively. What change will be triggered with the Armament Agency?
  • The Poland – China Economic Co-operation Forum

    • The current state of play in economic relations between Poland and China. Facts, data and phenomena
    • Impact of the international situation (including trade wars) on the Chinese economy
    • Political foundations of economic and trade relations between Poland and China
    • New conditions and challenges. How to do business in China in the current reality?
    • Where is the potential? Is the Chinese market still attractive to Polish entrepreneurs?
    • Logistics, transport and infrastructure – important and promising areas
    • Image and brand. How is Poland perceived in China?
  • Robots in industry

    • Prospects of the robot sector and its growth potential
    • Directions of applications. Where are robots’ tasks the largest?
    • What technologies in the Industry 4.0 area can be implemented by smaller companies?
    • In what sectors do cooperating robots (cobots) have the broadest applications?
    • Artificial intelligence, other technologies and materials used by robot manufacturers
  • Attractive city

    • What is decisive for selecting the place to live? Cities and related advantages
    • Culture? Infrastructure? Free time industry? Shopping malls above all?
    • A real city centre – inhabitants’ requirements of public space
    • Post-industrial property – ‘difficult’ facilities and areas. How to use their potential?
    • Old districts are being given a new life. New standards and improved quality of life


  • Electromobility – implementation now

    • Polish electromobility – the time for the first verification. Costs and prospects
    • Core trends, areas of activity, effects. Polish solutions for e-mobility
    • Barriers to electromobility development
    • The role of business, innovators and administration. Preferences, incentives, expectations
    • Electromobility in Polish cities. Completed and planned investments
    • Is international cooperation required for electromobility? Transfer of technology, know-how
    • Łukasz Berak - Attorney-at-Law, Partner, Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak Law Firm
    • Szymon Byliński - Director, Innovation and Technology Development Department, Ministry of Energy, Poland
    • Włodzimierz Hrymniak - Director, Sectoral Programmes Department, Polish Development Fund (Polski Fundusz Rozwoju SA)
    • Marcin Korolec - Government Plenipotentiary for Climate Policy in the years 2013-2015, Minister of the Environment of Poland in the years 2011-2013, Chairman, Fundacja Promocji Pojazdów Elektrycznych (Electric Vehicles Promotion Foundation)
    • Magdalena Malewska - Marketing & Sales Manager, Electrification Products and Systems Division, ABB Sp. z o.o.
    • Piotr Michalczyk - Partner, Leader, Automotive Sector Consulting Team, PwC
    • Kazimierz Rajczyk - Energy Sector Managing Director, ING Bank Śląski SA
    • Paweł Śliwa - Deputy Chairman of the Board for Innovation and Logistics, Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE Group)
  • Europe in the global economy

    • Europe’s place and role in the global economy and international trade
    • Global free trade system versus “isolationist movements”
    • State as a corporation? Strategies of aggressive competition in global trade
    • Negotiated free trade agreements. Potential benefits
    • Geopolitics, business, stability. Jointly in spite of barriers?
    • Potential areas of cooperation: sustainable development, technologies, energy, safety
  • Industry in Europe

    • Re-industrialisation in a new way? The need to develop industry in the times of Industry 4.0
    • How much of production, how much of services? Structural changes. What kind of industry in Europe?
    • High energy consumption industry in Europe. Support policies in European countries and in Poland
    • Reducing energy consumption by increasing energy effectiveness
    • Science, R&D sector. Can digitisation save the EU's heavy industry?
    • Automation and robotisation. Dilemmas of the labour market and employees’ awareness
  • Polish gas hub

    • LNG expansion in the world – situation on the global market
    • Where does LNG come to Poland from? What about the Russian direction?
    • Gas from across the Ocean? Long-term import prospects from the USA
    • Investments in infrastructure. Can Poland become an LNG hub in the region?
    • The role and importance of gas/LNG in the energy transformation
  • Cyber hazards and cyber security

    • Act on the national cyber security system – core assumptions and tools
    • Statutory duties for key service operators
    • Opinions, reactions and first actions in the financial sector, power industry, transport, health service and public institutions
    • Risk analysis, response teams, rules and procedures. Security strategies in the form of case studies
    • Artur Józefiak - Senior Manager, CEE Security Lead, Accenture
    • Michał Kanownik - Chairman of the Board, Association of Importers and Producers of Electrical and Electronic Equipment – ZIPSEE ‘Digital Poland’ (Związek Cyfrowa Polska)
    • Robert Kośla - Director, Cybersecurity Department, Ministry of Digital Affairs, Poland
    • Michał Kurek - Partner, Head, Cybersecurity Department, KPMG
    • Paweł Sawicki - adwokat, Senior Counsel w kancelarii Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak
    • Krzysztof Silicki - Deputy Director for Cybersecurity and Innovation, NASK
    • Robert Siudak - Director of Advocacy and Projects, Kosciuszko Institute
  • Infrastructure investments

    • Investments in road and railway infrastructure in Poland and in the region
    • Key projects and their importance. Priorities. Financing. International cooperation
    • Tenders – progress, conflicting interests, procedural barriers, good practices
    • Cost inflation in construction – a hazard to programme implementation
  • Sustainable development in company strategies

    • Trend of sustainable development here and now. Scale and depth of changes. Nature of adaptation processes
    • Motivation to implement a “green” component to business strategies
    • Regulatory pressure. Why are certain companies ahead of regulations and standards?
    • Wait or react? The risk of failure by companies to align to the changing market and new consumers’ preferences
    • Transactional or relational economics? The role of cooperation with partners, the market, science
  • Expansion step by step

    • Entering foreign markets – core reasons for a difficult decision
    • How to get prepared – tools for studying the market
    • Institutional support, financing, insurance and transactional and FX risk management
    • Logistics and distribution. On your own or with a local partner?
  • Integration of the energy market in Europe

    • Core assumptions underlying the energy union. What has been achieved?
    • Energy market in Europe – integration level, transparency, differences in national regulations
    • Efforts supporting energy safety. Successes, failures, conclusions
    • Common infrastructural investments in European power generation
    • Cross-border trade in energy. Legal, organisational, technical and infrastructural limitations
  • Employee Capital Plans – economy and investments

    • Investment funding sources. The role of domestic capital
    • The effects of Employee Capital Plans for employers
    • What about the Open Pension Fund (Otwarty Fundusz Emerytalny – OFE? Market image when PPK have been launched
    • Impact of PPK on the economy, investments, financial market (WSE)
  • The legal and tax environment of the commercial property market in Poland

    • Income tax, ban on retail trade on Sundays, end of perpetual usufruct right or the Act on REITs. How does the legal and tax environment affect development business?
    • Capital is fond of peace and predictability. What facilities are expected by business?
    • Local authorities in cities and regions – cooperation with investors. Regulatory environment at local level
    • Fight against stereotypes. How do foreign investors perceive Poland's commercial property market?
  • 2050 Poland for Generations

    • Poland for Generations: socio-economic development scenarios and anticipated consequences of their implementation
    • Methods of measuring success and economic growth versus issues related to environmental protection
    • Sustainable development: Does it prove profitable? Companies and enterprises in their environment (employees, the public and customers)
    • Towards a zero‑carbon economy. The goal, tools and strategies
    • No contradictions – an economic policy that takes the environment into account. The role of industry, science, government and organisations
  • Cities – development generators

    • Cities like cars – economic, ecological but also family-focused and comfortable. Smart or agile?
    • Cities as companies? In a sense... What may administration learn from the private sector?
    • Mobile applications in transport. How to do that effectively?
    • New (digital) technologies in managing city organisms. Good practices
  • Green energy in Europe

    • Renewable energy sources in the new situation. Incentives to sector development
    • Accessibility of technology – dropping costs
    • When RES make business sense? On the edge of profitability
    • RES in the energy market. Regulations motivating to invest
  • Poland in Europe

    • Heads of major parties about Poland's future in EU on the eve of the European Parliamentary elections
    • Poland's position in Europe and Polexit in internal public debate. Views, declarations, facts
    • Elites, interests and alliances. A Europe of particular options and different speeds?
    • Integration versus sovereignty. The Union as a community of interests or values?
    • New European Union budget for 2021-27. Poland’s standpoint in negotiations.
    • Costs and benefits from membership. What are the effects for the economy?
  • Modern logistics and warehouses

    • Warehouse boom in Poland continues. Where does the appetite come from for storage and industrial space in Poland?
    • Polish warehouses targeted by international investors. What products do funds look for?
    • How large investments change the market? Ports on the Baltic, the New Silk Route, the Central Airport and Railway Hub (Centralny Port Komunikacyjny – CPK)
    • New technologies in logistics centres. Automation and robotization.
    • Changes to the supply chain. Market reaction to the new reality (e-commerce, customers’ expectations)
  • Personnel management in a time of transformation

    • Digitisation and technological changes versus problems with personnel
    • Does the young generation of employees require a new management model?
    • Turquoise assault. Are Polish companies ready for the change?
    • The carrot and the stick to be forgotten. Motivation 3.0 in the offing
    • Leader and commander in the transformation process
  • E-sport in the economy

    • E-sport and the computer games industry versus the economy
    • Major e-sport events: the costs of organising them, revenues, and labour
    • Players and fans, that is… consumers. E-sport events as a communication forum
    • The gaming market and its environment. The dynamics of the Polish market against the backdrop of the global market
    • The gaming industry tomorrow. Main trends, new business models and revenue streams
  • The Future Of The Market – new consumers

    • Trends and consumer preferences affecting our reality
    • Procurement processes and generational differences. New models of behaviour
    • Online or bricks-and-mortar purchases, or perhaps an omnichannel?
    • The youngest consumers shopping – online or stationary?
    • Personalisation, uniqueness, brand – what counts for young customers?
    • Reactions to various forms to enterprises. Trust, loyalty, privacy


  • My Way. Inspiracje


    The idea of the project "My Way. Inspirations "is a presentation of people with passion, with above-average motivation, who introduced unusual and bold concepts thanks to perseverance and consistency; who despite the skeptics realized surprising scenarios and ideas for many.


  • Keynote speech: AI at our fingertips


    Mr. Levay suffered a devastating meningitis infection as a young adult which led to amputations on both his legs and arms. Upon realizing the limitations of prosthetic devices when first receiving one he turned his focus to the control strategies of these devices. Through a Fulbright scholarship he completed his master’s degree at the Johns Hopkins University, where his research centered around machine learning-based controls for upper limb prostheses. During his talk he will show the capabilities of such systems through his own prosthetic arm, while highlighting its limitations and exploring the next steps for such human-machine interfaces.


  • Transformation of the traditional economy in the digital era

    • What does the transformation of an enterprise mean in the digital era?
    • The biggest challenges in the effective transformation of companies in the traditional economy sector
    • How is it done? Effective digital transformation practices
    • What opportunities and challenges does the digital era bring to managers?
    • Iain Begg - Professorial Research Fellow, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science
    • Piotr Matczuk - Country Advisor, International Finance Corporation, Work Bank Group
    • Wojciech Orzech - Chairman of the Board, PKP Energetyka
    • John Reiners - Managing Editor Thought Leadership, Oxford Economics
    • Marcin Wojtysiak-Kotlarski - Head, International Strategies Unit, Institute of Management, SGH Warsaw School of Economics


  • Town planning, space, law

    • Good architecture and chaos – spatial planning in Polish cities. What do we miss?
    • Profit versus spatial order – within conflicting interests
    • Growth or development? Disputes among new legal solutions
    • First – do not spoil. Public space as a value. What kind of city for ordinary people?
  • Major challenges for the modern business services sector in Poland

    • In what direction is Poland’s BPO/SSC sector heading? Sector and market evolution
    • In- or outsourcing? Company needs versus new types of services. The cost aspect
    • The issue of shortage of labour, ways to attract labour. Increasingly more complex processes
    • How to raise the education level and change its nature without losing competitiveness in the region and the world at large
    • Robots now? Automation of BPO services
  • Opportunities and challenges facing Poland’s fuel and energy industry

    • Transformation of the global energy sector. Directions and objectives. Technologies and regulations.
    • Polish companies in the raw materials and fuel and energy sectors facing new challenges and megatrends.
    • Structure vs. potential. Competitive advantages and development prospects of the champions of Polish industry.
    • Areas for strategic cross-sectoral cooperation between companies. Common objectives. Effects on Poland’s economy.
    • Strategic issues: diversification of the sources of energy and raw materials, environmental regulations, logistics, financing of investments.
    • Social conditions. How to create lasting jobs in companies?
  • GoGlobal – expansion of Poland's cosmetic sector

    • Cosmetics sector as an example of the Polish company export phenomenon
    • Know-how of successful expansion. Choice of an optimum route to foreign markets
    • Regulatory challenges in EU and non-European markets
    • Modern sales systems (e-commerce, influences sale)
    • Ownership changes: specific nature of M&A and JV transactions in the cosmetics sector
  • Circular economy

    • EU policies. Regulations Priority areas of circular economies
    • First – less waste. Reappearance of returnable packaging
    • Economic and GDP growth versus circular economy
    • Challenges for industry. Who will win, who will lose?
    • Circular economy in Europe and in the world. Will Poland meet EU requirements?
    • Rafał Benecki - Director, Macroeconomic Analyses Office, ING Bank Śląski SA
    • Magda Gosk - Director, Waste Management Department, Ministry of the Environment, Poland
    • Marek Jagieła - Head of Sales Industrial Chemicals & Head of Market Development, BASF Polska
    • Ernest Jelito - President, Górażdże Cement SA
    • Michał Kubicki - Policy Officer at European Commission DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SME, DG GROW
    • Małgorzata Mika-Bryska - Director, Regulatory Matters and Public Relations, Veolia Energia Polska SA
    • Irena Pichola - Partner, Deloite
    • Anna Sapota - Vice-President for Organisational and Legal Affairs, CP Recycling Organizacja Odzysku Opakowań SA, CANPACK Group
    • Krzysztof Żarnotal - Plenipotentiary of the Board for the Circular Economy, Synthos SA
  • Europe and migrations

    • Migration from Africa and Asia to Europe. Current situation
    • How to untie the knot? Humanitarian aspects – safety – politics
    • Reinforcement concepts of European borders. Verification of the asylum policy
    • Demography and needs of economies. Can Europe develop without employees from outside the continent?
    • Map of labour migration in Europe. What is the risk of a brain drain?
    • Immigrants – a way to cover labour shortages? How to keep them?
    • Regional disproportions and domestic labour migrations. Local policies and regulations
    • Marta Anacka - Deputy Director, Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw
    • Myroslava Keryk - President, Fundacja Nasz Wybór (‘Our Choice’ Foundation)
    • Stanisław Kluza - Collegium of Economic Analysis, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Minister of Finance of Poland in 2006, Chairman of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority in the years 2006–2011
    • Stanisław Szwed - Secretary of State, Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy, Poland
    • Wojciech Wilk - President, Polish Center for International Aid (PCPM)
    • Jadwiga Wiśniewska - Member of the European Parliament
    • Paweł Wojciechowski - Minister of Finance in 2006, Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland in the years 2009-2010
    • Karolina Zbytniewska - Editor-in-Chief,
  • A difficult dialogue. The future of Euro-Atlantic relations

    • The balance of Transatlantic policies of the last decade
    • Cooperation in the sphere of security and defence. A conflict in the Euroatlantic community?
    • Areas of competition. Operating methods. Action and revenge?
    • European actions against the dominant role of US technological corporations
    • Will pragmatism win? Scenarios of limited cooperation
    • Poland's role in the development of US-EU relations. Economic and political aspects
  • My kingdom. Models, styles, generations vs. company management

    • Scale of business and company structure – impact on the succession method and decisions of “successors”
    • Succession paths in the families of the richest Poles
    • The strategy of change – family constitution, trust, external manager?
    • How to prepare successors – practical methods for SMEs. The role of education
    • Age and experience – an advantage or obstacle to Management 4.0?
    • Technological changes which support management
    • The team versus leadership change. Communication, staff policy, adaptation
  • The euro in the new decade

    • How did the crisis change the Euroland? Does the euro unite or divide?
    • A common budget for the Euro zone? Political and economic consequences
    • Where do the problems come from: the common currency concept or ineffective economies?
    • Greece, Cyprus, Portugal – successful actions by the European Central Bank. Will Italians go back to the lira?
    • What does the future hold for the euro? If Italians go back to the lira…
    • Poland versus the euro. Not now, then when? A need for a strategy
    • Scenarios for EU countries that stay outside the Euro zone
  • Dialogue as the future of co-operation between administration and business

    • The principle of trust in administration in the Polish legal system – theory and practice
    • Public administration in the opinion of entrepreneurs
    • Should it help them? Or should it just not disturb them? The expectations of business towards offices
    • Relations between business and administration relations and… How to change them? Transparency, communication and consistency
    • It is time for dialogue. Who will benefit from it and how? How to encourage people to engage in it?
  • Education for the labour market

    • Professions in short supply today and tomorrow. Who is missing on the labour market?
    • Universal educational system – levels of primary and secondary schools vs. employees’ qualifications
    • A demand for practical skills. Alignment of employees’ competencies
    • Vocational schooling a response for business needs and changes to the labour market
    • Employee’s commitment and the role of local authorities in educating future staff
  • Electromobility / Gas / Hydrogen: What to develop and how to finance the development?

    • The e-cars charging infrastructure – the state current state of play and prospects of development: Will 2019 be a breakthrough year?
    • Purchase of alternative drive vehicles – purchase price, availability and TCO: What is the decisive factor for fleet customers?
    • Sources of infrastructure and vehicle purchase financing: The Low-Carbon Transport Fund or commercial financing?
    • Tax preferences for alternative drive systems: Are the preferences effective from 2019 sufficient?
  • Data is everywhere

    • Digitisation, automation, robotisation as a powerful source of data. Big Data – risk of a deluge?
    • What should be done with the growth of data quantity generated in Industry 4.0?
    • Information management in industry, services, finances, medicine
    • Not only statistics. Data Science in search of the most important answers
    • How can artificial intelligence help in data aggregation, storage and processing?
    • The infrastructure and energy required to use data. Where are the limits?
  • Europe-ASEAN Forum

    • Prospects of political co-operation
    • The importance of free trade agreements
    • The macroeconomic situation in Asia
    • Barriers to economic co-operation
  • Costs of energy – effectiveness now

    • How to manage in a time of expensive energy? Company strategies in view of growing energy costs
    • Change of energy provider. Purchasing groups. Power Purchase Agreements (PPA)
    • Technologies and operating models supporting energy effectiveness
    • Industrial power generation. Energy clusters. Outsourcing of utility supplies
    • Who is protected by regulations?
  • Mining regions in the EU – economic, energy and social transformation: Opportunities and challenges

    • Transformation of mining regions in the EU – major challenges
    • The Fair Energy Transformation Fund
    • The programme for Silesia – goals, challenges and the action plan
    • Financing opportunities
    • The role of innovation and new technologies
    • Dialogue with the community representation and non-governmental organisations
  • Industrial and power construction

    • The end to large investments in power construction
    • An uncertain future for companies specialising in the sector
    • Alternative? How and where experience and competencies can be used?
    • New strategies of businesses. A need for diversification, export
  • Machines, robots, cobots

    • Far from leaders, but … Achievements of robotics in Poland
    • Barriers to robotisation – Mental, competence, financial, organizational. How to overcome them?
    • Impact of robotisation on the labour market, remuneration, safety
    • Trade automation. Customers’ expectations, relations, the human factor
    • Automation in advanced business services
    • A robot at home and in daily life, in trade and in leisure industry
  • Images of new medical technologies – opportunities and challenges

    • Research on new medicinal and non-medicinal technologies – selected trends
    • Place for innovative medicine in the Strategy for Responsible Development
    • Pharmaceutical industry – is it a driver for innovative economy in Poland?
    • Biotechnology development. How do we use the potential?
    • Digitisation of the medical sector. Are we prepared for the revolution?
    • Institutional support and the role of the state in implementing new medical technologies to clinical practice and commercialisation
    • Stories of Polish medical start-ups


  • Keynote speech: The Future of the Digital Economy


    Supreet Manchanda, Managing General Partner at Raiven Capital takes us through a journey of the emerging digital economy focusing on how we got to where we are today and why its relevance in the coming years matters. Nations that prepare and develop ways to engage and invest in the digital economy will become winners. Supreet will share the risks and rewards of being early in this game through a review of how countries have won and lost the innovation game from the industrial age to the information age. Revolutionary technologies such as 5G, AI and Blockchain have created their own trends - some is hype and some is real. Supreet shares his perspective as a Silicon Valley venture capitalist on what Raiven Capital is investing in. Using real examples of companies, he will discuss the upcoming milestones where key stakeholders (eg. VC, Startups, Policy makers, Governments and established institutions) need to play a role in shaping the future prosperity of regions and nations.


  • My Way. Inspirations


    The idea of the project "My Way. Inspirations "is a presentation of people with passion, with above-average motivation, who introduced unusual and bold concepts thanks to perseverance and consistency; who despite the skeptics realized surprising scenarios and ideas for many.


  • Poland-Latin America Forum

    • The potential of economic co-operation
    • Business culture and trade
    • Market entry barriers: Argentina and Mexico
    • Promising sectors and investment projects
    • Emilio Apud - Director, YPF; Member of the Scientific Council, Libertad y Progreso Foundation, Argentina
    • Juan Carlos Baker Pineda - Escuela de Gobierno y Economía, Universidad Panamericana, CEO & Founding Partner, Consultores Internacionales Ansley, Viceminister for International Trade in the years 2016-2018, Mexico
    • César Guerra Guerrero - Minister-Counsellor for trade, Mission of Mexico to the European Union, Ministry of Economy, Mexico
    • Adrian Malinowski - Deputy Director, Department of Trade and International Cooperation, Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology, Poland
    • Alejandro Negrín Muñoz - Ambassador of Mexico to Poland
    • Javier Sosnowski - President, Spanish-Polish Chamber of Commerce, Vice-President, Polish Chambers of Commerce Abroad (PolChambers)
    • Beata Wojna - Tec de Monterrey University, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Mexico in the years 2014–2018
    • Radosław Wydrych - Vice-President, Polish-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce
  • Still in the smog

    • The problem is more difficult than expected? The effectiveness of the actions taken so far
    • Within the chaos of programmes and subsidies. Support only to those who are resourceful?
    • Healthy or inexpensive? A disastrous alternative. The scale of energy poverty and remedial measures
    • Law and enforcement thereof. Economic barriers to fighting low emissions
    • Control and sanctions at municipality level. Services and expenses
    • The heat generation sector fighting the smog. Prospects of thermal upgrading
  • Metallurgy

    • Pressure of climate protection policies and stricter environmental standards
    • Metallurgy facing barriers in international trade
    • Growing energy prices and effectiveness limits of production processes in metallurgy
    • New technologies – an adequate response to challenges?
    • Niches, technologically advanced products and materials, specialist steel processing
  • Polish seaports

    • Dynamic growth in Polish seaports. Numbers, factors and strategies
    • The importance of ports for trade. Competition in the Baltic Sea Region
    • Conditions for optimal co-operation between operators, port authorities and regulators
    • The operation of seaports versus the land transport infrastructure in Poland
    • The Baltic-Adriatic Corridor, the Three Seas Initiative (Trójmorze) and other projects significant for the further development of Polish ports
    • Ireneusz Merchel - Chairman of the Board, PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe SA
    • Marek Niedużak - Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology, Poland
    • Marcin Osowski - Deputy Chairman of the Board for Infrastructure, Port of Gdańsk Authority (Zarząd Morskiego Portu Gdańsk SA)
    • Piotr Serafin - Director, Infrastructure Investment Department, Polish Development Fund (Polski Fundusz Rozwoju SA)
    • Piotr Stefaniak - Journalist, ‘Nowy Przemysł’ Economic Magazine, WNP.PL
    • Aneta Szreder-Piernicka
    • Krzysztof Szymborski - Chairman of the Board, Baltic Container Terminal Gdynia (BCT Bałtycki Terminal Kontenerowy Sp. z o.o.)
    • Ryszard Świlski - Member of the Board of the Pomeranian Voivodeship; Chairman of the Board,, Association of Polish Regions of the Baltic-Adriatic Transport Corridor (Stowarzyszenie Polskich Regionów Korytarza Transportowego Bałtyk-Adriatyk)
    • Artur Warsocki - Chairman of the Board, Inter Balt Sp. z o.o.
  • Europe-ASEAN Forum

    • Polish-Thai cooperation; including in the area of start-up promotion
    • Thailand’s market: the middle class; consumers and their expectations
    • Perspective sectors for trade between Poland and Thailand
    • FDI and the investment support scheme in Thailand
  • Energy market and power market

    • Growing energy prices – crisis status?
    • Reasons and effects for the economy. Forecasting and projections
    • Reactions of buyers and new regulations
    • Power market in Poland. Shape of the system and participants’ expectations
    • First auctions and first conclusions
    • Costs of the power market. Benefits for the power sector and the economy
    • Maciej Bando - President, Energy Regulatory Office (Urząd Regulacji Energetyki – URE)
    • Tomasz Dąbrowski - Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Energy, Poland
    • Leszek Juchniewicz - Chief Economist, Employers of Poland (Pracodawcy Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej)
    • Henryk Kaliś - Chairman, Gas and Electricity Consumers Forum (Forum Odbiorców Energii Elektrycznej i Gazu), Head, Electricity Management Department, Plenipotentiary of the Board for Electricity Management, Zakłady Górniczo-Hutnicze ‘Bolesław’ SA
    • Krzysztof Kilian - Member of the Supervisory Board, CD Projekt
    • Krzysztof Müller - vice president of the council, Stowarzyszenie Polska Izba Magazynowania Energii PIME
    • Aneta Muskała - Vice-President, Finance Director, International Paper Kwidzyn Sp. z o.o.
    • Rafał Zasuń - Editor-in-Chief,
  • Power revolution in construction

    • New EU regulations concerning new buildings
    • Clean, effective, energy saving. Users’ requirements and expectations
    • Are public institutions and local authorities ready for changes?
    • Facilities with zero consumption of external energy. How is that done? Reactions of the contracting market
    • New technologies in construction. Intelligent buildings. Smart grid. Integrated photovoltaics
  • Power infrastructure versus new phenomena

    • Major challenges, opportunities, hazards for power infrastructure
    • Factors affecting the condition and future of energy infrastructure: electromobility, RES, trade in energy, power market
    • New behaviour of users. Smart grid
    • Necessary Investments and their implementation
  • Oil and chemical sector

    • Consolidation of Poland's oil sector. Impact on competition on the domestic and European markets
    • How will electromobility change the domestic fuel market?
    • Polish petrochemistry. Large investments and the underlying rationale
    • Oil logistics vs. safety and diversification of supplies
    • Specialisation now? “Non-mass” products an opportunity for success?
    • Experience from foreign expansion of Polish companies. Can that be successful?
  • Tax system in Poland

    • Tightening up the tax system – can the taxpayers still feel safe?
    • SAF-T (JPK), the IT System of the Clearing House (STIR), split payment and other IT and administrative tools
    • Consolidation of the fiscal apparatus as an instrument for tightening up the system
    • Effectively and in a modern way. How to tighten up the system without harming the fair and reliable taxpayers?
    • Actions to simplify the system and protect the taxpayer. The good tax payer status and other proposals of entrepreneurs
    • What else awaits us? New regulations
    • Adam Abramowicz - Spokesman for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
    • Mariusz Cieśla - Tax Adviser, Polish National Council of Tax Advisers
    • Łukasz Kolano - Co-Chair, United Nations Global Compact Regional Network Council, Executive Director, Global Compact Network Poland
    • Adam Mariański - Tax Adviser, Attorney-at-Law; Chairman, Polish National Council of Tax Advisers (Krajowa Rada Doradców Podatkowych)
    • Piotr Miklis - Director, Supreme Chamber of Control (Najwyższa Izba Kontroli)
    • Filip Świtała - Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Finance, Poland
    • Leszek Wieciech - President, CEO, Polish Organisation of Oil Industry and Trade (Polska Organizacja Przemysłu i Handlu Naftowego)
  • Trade 4.0 – new experiences, digital and personalisation

    • Ecological products and equipment. A new opening in network – consumer relations
    • Development of shopping experience. What is more important – technologies or a smiling salesperson?
    • Premium but in a different way. How to develop a limited offer in the economy of abundance?
    • Personalisation of promotion as a response to lack of loyalty
    • Pleasant shopping? Technology creates trends
  • Technologies of the future in power generation

    • A review of modern solutions in power generation. Promising research areas
    • Digitisation versus power generation. Power and demand management. New effectiveness tools
    • Development directions of RES technologies – sea, outer space?
    • Generate and store – an offensive of home prosumer power generation
    • Ubiquitous photovoltaics? Integrated solutions in construction, micro power generation, consumer electronics
    • Nuclear power in a “pocket” version
    • The potential of blockchain in power generation. New opportunities. Regulations are required.
  • Waste management

    • Expensive waste reform. Do we have to pay more? Local governments facing the waste chaos
    • Recycling – EU regulations versus Poland's reality. How do Polish municipalities manage waste recycling?
    • What about incineration plants? New solutions, alternative fuels
  • Restructuring

    • Restructuring to solve problems. Stereotypes around the timing. When and how to restructure?
    • Restructuring as an investment in the company’s future and not a rescue plan
    • Scope and development of restructuring processes. The role of analysis and consulting
    • Sensitive areas: liquidity, disinvestment, employment, communication, trust
    • Rational use of new legal tools. How to reduce restructuring costs?
  • Blockchain in the economy

    • Not only crypto-currencies. Blockchain as a new decentralised environment
    • Will the new technology change the world of finance and trade?
    • Revolution in public administration, potential use in health service
    • Distributed power generation. Prosumers in the blockchain model
    • Information in the supply chain. Benefits for consumers
    • Records, access to data, security, tax system
    • Grant Blaisdell - Co-Founder, CMO, Coinfirm
    • Stanisław Dyrda - expert, independent position for supporting the strategic development of the NCRD in the Strategy Department, National Centre for Research and Development (Narodowe Centrum Badań i Rozwoju)
    • Andrzej Horoszczak - CTO, CVO, Founder, Billon Group
    • Josh Liggett - Senior Investment Analyst, Fintech/Blockchain Lead, OurCrowd
    • Paulina Paprzycka - Founder, Blockchain Girls
    • Piotr Rutkowski - Vice-President, Adviser to the Minister of Digital Affairs for Blockchain Technology, ‘Instytut Mikromakro’ Foundation (Fundacja Instytut Mikromakro)
    • Jacek Szczepański - Deputy Chairman of the Board, Atende SA
    • Paweł Szygulski - journalist, WNP.PL, ‘Nowy Przemysł’ Economic Magazine


  • TOP Municipal Investments


    Prestigious awards for the best investments in Poland. A periodic project that identifies the best investment practices as well as people who have been successful in investments as a result of bold, pro-development decisions

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