10.00-12.00

  • A different Europe in a different world

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    A different Europe in a different world

    A new plan for Europe is needed – the ‘status quo’ no longer works. Political transformations in Europe are inching towards populism and isolationism – what is their impact on business conditions? What does the European option associated with the free market in the economy and democracy in politics have to offer? The economy in Europe after Brexit. Repercussions for economic exchanges, the European job market and finance. Likelihood of other exits – a deterrent effect? Possible changes in European cohesion policy (budget reduction and a greater orientation towards competition). A two-speed Europe: Is it a scenario in the making? The new role and position of the euro area. What about the countries of ‘inferior speed’? The countries of Central Europe in view of internal transformations of the European Union.

    • Mikuláš Dzurinda

      Company: Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies

      Position: President

    • Andrius Kubilius

      Position: Prime Minister of Lithuania in the years 1999-2000 and 2008-2012

    • Konrad Szymański

      Company: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

      Position: Secretary of State for European Affairs

12.30-14.00

  • Polish hospitals AD 2017

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    Polish hospitals AD 2017

    • A hospital chain: What do we know about it as of May 2017?
    • Maps of health needs – conclusions for stationary health care
    • The financial situation of hospitals in Poland
    • Rules for the financing of health care services – a debate on budgeting, lump sums and calls for tenders
    • Co-ordination or competition? Does every poviat (administrative district) have to have a hospital?
    • Andrzej Mądrala

      Company: Pracodawcy Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej (Employers of Poland)

      Position: Vice President

  • Start-ups - a new business culture

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    Start-ups – a new business culture

    • A start-up revolution. A passing fad or actual change in the economy?
    • The role of young entrepreneurship in economic development. The perspective of large companies and corporations
    • A leap into innovation. Co-operation between small entities and business tycoons. What can we give one another?
    • Is it OK to lose? Failure in start-ups and traditional companies. Support for start-ups and risk acceptance
  • The 4th Industrial Revolution – our present reality

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    The 4th Industrial Revolution – our present reality

    The exhaustion of current drivers of economic growth. The knowledge-based economy and the European development model. Reindustrialisation – in theory and practice. Modern industry as a foundation for development – towards European specialisations. How is value created in the economy today? The international division of labour and the world superpowers in the light of technological progress. Facets of innovation – the importance of the R&D sector in European industry. How to fund and sell it, or innovations in the market. Digitisation of the economy – opportunities and pitfalls. Information and big data management as a challenge for business, administration and citizenship. Cyberthreats – prevention is better than cure.

    • Krzysztof Krystowski

      Company: PZL-Świdnik SA Communication Equipment Factory

      Position: Managing Director

    • Michał Kurtyka

      Company: Ministry of Energy

      Position: Undersecretary of State

    • Mark Loughran

      Company: Microsoft

      Position: General Director

    • Preston McAfee

      Company: Microsoft Corporation

      Position: Chief Economist

  • A new capitalism - but what kind?

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    A new capitalism – but what kind?

    Do we need to save capitalism from itself? An attempt at a diagnosis. Economic liberalism is subject to a crossfire of criticism. If not economic freedom and the market, then what? Growth, yes, but not at all costs – in search of balance. Sustainable development in a new context. The economy’s social responsibility: environment, healthcare, ethics. Migration, crises and the European job market. New answers to the old question: how much state intervention in the economy? The state as a regulator and creator of economic policy, company owner and investor – what does the free market say?

  • The Juncker’s Plan - an important European experience

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    The Juncker’s Plan – an important European experience

    • Investments within the Juncker’s Plan – outcomes of activities to date
    • Continuation? How? With what budget?
    • The beneficiaries speak out – case studies of selected projects
    • Grounds for improvement – guidelines for the future
    • Paweł Borys

      Company: Polish Development Fund

      Position: Chairman of the Board

    • Agnieszka Gajewska

      Company: PwC

      Position: Partner

    • Vazil Hudak

      Company: European Investment Bank (EIB)

      Position: Vice president

    • Witold Słowik

      Company: Ministry of Economic Development

      Position: Undersecretary of State

    • Paweł Turek

      Company: DLA Piper

      Position: Counsel

  • Poland - Kazakhstan Economic Meetings

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    Poland – Kazakhstan Economic Meetings

    • Nina Dobrzyńska

      Company: Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP)

      Position: Vice-President

  • The 4th Africa - Central Europe Economic Co-operation Forum

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    The 4th Africa – Central Europe Economic Co-operation Forum

  • Partnership as a condition for the development of Polish metropolises

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    Partnership as a condition for the development of Polish metropolises

    • Sources of authority in a metropolitan area: public administration, business and knowledge environments, and citizens
    • One area – common goals. Competences and co-operation between various circles versus the implementation of metropolitan functions
    • Models of efficient co-operation: public-public partnership, public-social partnership, public-private partnership, and partnership with own entities

14.45-16.30

  • Polish investments around the world – ambitions and outcomes

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    Polish investments around the world – ambitions and outcomes

    • Achievements of state-owned enterprises and private investors as verified by investments’ profitability
    • New political context at home and in the world. Consequences for various industries (copper and other raw materials, oil, upstream, chemicals)
    • Where are there still opportunities and where are risks increasing? Should we reassess our plans, including disinvestments? 
    • Common features of investments that have proved immune to political upheavals around the world and thus profitable
    • Investing in developing countries – common benefits to investors, the economy and local communities
    • Piotr Ambrozowicz

      Company: OT Logistics SA

      Position: Vice President of the Management Board

  • Polish hospitals AD 2017

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    Polish hospitals AD 2017

    • A safe hospital. What does it mean?
    • Legal and economic aspects of the operation of hospitals – selected issues
    • IOWISZ (the Investment Proposal Assessment Tool in the Health Sector) from the points of view of payers, managers and establishing bodies
    • Restoring the construction and technical infrastructure of hospitals – it is not only a Polish problem
    • The restructuring of a hospital
  • Investments in the first place

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    Investments in the first place

    Investing in a time of instability – risks, barriers, courage and profits. The Juncker’s Plan in the making – drawing conclusions from the news as it breaks. The investment climate in Central Europe and Poland. Not ‘How much?’ or ‘How many?’ but ‘How?’ Investments of high value for the economy and the labour market. Financing of projects as part of EU programmes. Infrastructure comes first – main directions of public investments. The art of competing for investors – versatile tools and special incentives. What hampers private investment and what stimulates it?

    • Paweł Borys

      Company: Polish Development Fund

      Position: Chairman of the Board

    • Hadley Dean

      Company: Colliers International, Polska

      Position: Managing Partner for Central and Eastern Europe

    • Elena Kamenitzer

      Company: European Investment Bank (EIB)

      Position: Head of Division Operations

  • Humans in the centre - the economy, the market, and labour

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    Humans in the centre – the economy, the market, and labour

    Work, workers and the hierarchy of values in the economy. Man is most important – from catchphrase to management. Brain potential, i.e. human resources in the European economies. Qualifications determine development prospects.

    Disproportion, internal diversification and the openness of the European job market. Migration, the brain drain, competition for the most talented. How are the technologies of the future changing private and professional lives? XYZ, or a new generation of workers – an asset or a liability? Changes in national education systems in the light of employer expectations. How to educate for the market in an era of constant change? Social capital, a deficit good.

    • Jakub Dzik

      Company: Impel S.A.

      Position: Vice-president of the Management Board

    • Adam Krzanowski

      Company: Nowy Styl Group

      Position: Chairman of the Board

    • Jacek Levernes

      Company: The Association of Business Service Leaders (ABSL)

      Position: President

    • Preston McAfee

      Company: Microsoft Corporation

      Position: Chief Economist

    • Maciej Witucki

      Company: Work Service SA

      Position: Chairman of the Board

  • The Poland – India Economic Forum

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    The Poland – India Economic Forum

  • Poland - Israel Economic Meetings. Potential areas of cooperation. Cybersecurity, energy, innovations, start-ups

     

    Poland – Israel Economic Meetings. Potential areas of cooperation. Cybersecurity, energy, innovations, start-ups

  • The 4th Africa – Central Europe Economic Co-operation Forum

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    The 4th Africa – Central Europe Economic Co-operation Forum

  • The Visegrád Group (V4) – a new chapter of co-operation

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    The Visegrád Group (V4) – a new chapter of co-operation

    • The future of the V4 in a changing Europe. A strong Group in a strong European Union?
    • What unites us and what sets us apart – effective co-operation despite differences?
    • Areas of shared activity: infrastructure, energy and resources, migration policy, support for the Balkans
    • Pragmatism, solidarity, security. The V4 in light of the current situation in the east of Europe and EU’s Eastern policy
    • Aleš Chmelař

      Company: Chancellery of the Council of Ministers of the Czech Republic

      Position: Chief economist

    • Martin Ehl

      Company: Hospodářské Noviny

      Position: Editor

    • Tomáš Strážay

      Company: The Slovak Foreign Relations Association (RC SFPA)

      Position: Head of Central and South-East Europe Research Program

17.00-18.30

  • Foreign investments in Central Europe

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    Foreign investments in Central Europe

    • Foreign investors do not give up in hard times. Investment appeal of Central European countries
    • Incentives and requirements. How are foreign investors treated in the V4 countries?
    • Pro-investment state policy – a point of view of investors
    • Valuable, desired, attracted investments – the state’s point of view
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    • Paweł Borys

      Company: Polish Development Fund

      Position: Chairman of the Board

    • Sebastian Gościniarek

      Company: BBSG Sp. z o.o.

      Position: Partner

    • Piotr Samson

      Company: Urząd Lotnictwa Cywilnego (Civil Aviation Authority)

      Position: acting President

  • Poland - Israel Economic Meetings. Potential areas of cooperation. Cybersecurity, energy, innovations, start-ups

     

    Poland – Israel Economic Meetings. Potential areas of cooperation. Cybersecurity, energy, innovations, start-ups

17.00-18.45

  • The energy industry in Europe – the most important questions

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    The energy industry in Europe – the most important questions

    In what way will EU-level regulations determine the development of the energy industry? The Climate Package, the Winter Package, and the EU ETS system. The road to the Energy Union – sustainable, secure and competitive energy in Europe. Polish energy strategies: Where are we headed? The technological revolution and its effects: energy storage, electromobility, distributed and prosumer power generation, and new solutions in the renewable energy industry. Let the power be with us: How much does energy security cost? The energy for industry – it should be reliable, readily available and cheap. Is it possible?

    • Gérard Bourland

      Company: Veolia Group in Poland

      Position: General Director

    • Piotr Chełmiński

      Company: PKN ORLEN SA

      Position: Member of the Board for Development and Energy

    • Maciej Woźniak

      Company: PGNIG SA

      Position: Vice-President for Trade