Program

 

  

Partner:

  • Should states and/or international organizations regulate the development and use of artificial intelligence?
  • How to avoid inhibiting technological change while facilitating business development and protecting societies?
  • Will an EU agency for artificial intelligence and robotics be established?
  • Will intelligent robots gain legal personality?

Panellists:

  1. Michał Boni, Member of the European Parliament
  2. Włodzisław Duch, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science
  3. Mariusz Gaca, Vice President of the Management Board for the Consumer Market at Orange
  4. Aleksandra Musielak, expert in the Legal Department of the Polish Confederation Lewiatan
  5. Karol Okoński, Secretary of State, Ministry of Digital Affairs
  6. Paweł Świeboda, Deputy Head of the European Political Strategy Centre, EPSC

Moderated by: Konrad Sadurski, Deputy Editor in Chief of Forbes Poland

Day 2 | Columbus A | hour: 09:00 - 10:30

Partner:

  • Vision of the car of the future: what will change, how and when?
  • What does the revolution in mobility mean for production plants in Poland and Europe?
  • A business model based on cooperation and not competition?
  • Mobility as a service - the future of cooperation between the automotive industry and the ICT technology industry
  • Can Poland successfully participate in electro-revolution?
  • Ownership or mobility? What the young generation expects from a car.

Panellists:

  1. Krystyna Boczkowska, Chair of the Board, Robert Bosch, Poland
  2. Katarzyna Byczkowska, President of the Board, BASF Poland
  3. Marcin Korolec, CEO, Electric Vehicles Promotion Foundation, former Minister of the Environment
  4. Monika Wilk, CEO of KN GAP

Moderated by: Paweł Wideł, PSA/Opel Government Relations and Public Policy Director, President of Polish Automotive Employers' Association

Day 2 | Columbus C+D | hour: 15:15 - 16:45

Partner:

Knowledge Partner:

  • Mobile applications, wearable devices, robotic surgery
  • The future of telemedicine
  • The use of artificial intelligence and 3D print in medicine
  • The hospital of the future at home? (home-spital)

Panellists:

  1. Maciej Adamkiewicz, President of the Board of Adamed Pharma S.A.
  2. Michał Czarnuch, President of the Foundation Telemedyczna Grupa Robocza, Partner at Domański Zakrzewski Palinka (DZP)
  3. Piotr Garstecki, Scope Fluidics, Bacteromic
  4. Edyta Kocyk, Sidly
  5. Dawid Nidzworski, SensDx, Institute of Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine

Moderated by: Michał Boni, Member of the European Parliament

 

Day 3 | Marco Polo | hour: 13:00 - 14:30

Partner:
Knowledge Partner:

  • Will the trade market keep up with the e-client? What challenges do clients face in order to enter into trade changes?
  • What will we buy? What will be sold to us?
  • How will we sell? How will we buy?
  • How will we pay for it? And how will companies manage payments?

Panellists:

  1. Renata Juszkiewicz, President of the Polish Organisation of Trade and Distribution
  2. Karol Sadaj, Country Manager Revolut
  3. Barbara Żbik, Chief Marketing Officer at indaHash

Moderated by: Andrzej Bobiński, Director for New Projects, Polityka Insight

Day 2 | Marco Polo | hour: 09:00 - 10:30

Knowledge Partner:

  • How can other business sectors benefit from the development of space services and technologies?
  • Will Europe manage to create a competitive space economy?
  • Cooperation between the space sector and related sectors (aviation, defence)
  • How to foster efficient cooperation among public and research entities?

How to launch a business into orbit?

Panellists:

  1. Grzegorz Brona, President of the Polish Space Agency
  2. Tomasz Husak, Head of Cabinet of the European Commissioner for the Internal Market Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
  3. Krzysztof Jędrzejak, Fundacja Exorion
  4. Rafal Modrzewski, CEO in ICEYE

Moderated by: Paweł Ziemnicki, Editor-in-Chief, Space24.pl

Day 3 | Columbus C+D | hour: 09:00 - 10:30

Partner:

  • How to support pioneers?
  • To what extent does Polish pioneering thinking apply to business solutions?
  • Where does the commercialization of Polish innovative solutions work most efficiently in business?
  • What should be the institutional environment supporting pioneering solutions and a culture of innovation?

Panellists:

  1. Jacek Jemielity, Professor at the Division of Biophysics and at the Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw (TBC)
  2. Noemi Malska, Hyperion
  3. Małgorzata Molęda-Zdziech, Director of Polish Science Contact Agency
  4. Sławomir S. Sikora, CEO at Citi Handlowy

Moderated by: Cezary Szymanek, Editor in Chief of Rzeczpospolita.pl

 

Day 2 | Marco Polo | hour: 17:15 - 18:45
  • Impact of digital transformation and development of the digital single market on broadcasters, publishers and authors.
  • Media independence and pluralism in the changing political landscape - alongside the growing role of populist and anti-establishment groups.
  • The world of fake news propaganda, clickbaits and deepening political polarization.
  • Media - between technology giants and bloggers, vloggers and influencers.
  • New non-traditional entities on the market, new tools and work flows.
  • The role of big data and artificial intelligence in creating media and broadcasting
  • Protection of intellectual property in the network, copyrights copyrights, related rights for press publishers

Panelists:

  1. Leszek Jażdżewski, Editor in Chief at “Liberté!”
  2. Jarosław Kurski, Editor in Chief at “Gazeta Wyborcza”
  3. Edyta Sadowska, Chief of Programme, Member of Supervisory of Board at nc+
  4. Cezary Szymanek, Editor in Chiet at Rzeczpospolita.pl

Moderated by: Łukasz Lipiński, Editor in Chief of Polityka.pl

Day 3 | Columbus A | hour: 11:00 - 12:30

Partner:

Knowledge Partner:

  • Is co-creation a recipe for faster and sustainable economic growth?
  • The consumer as an active partner in the co-creation processes.
  • The role of public entities: From where to draw inspiration?
  • Co-creation as a way of activating local communities.
  • The role of the leader in co-creation processes.

Panellists:

  1. Adam Ambrozik, Corporate Affairs Manager, VELUX Poland
  2. Tess Mateo, Senior Advisor at AQAL Capital
  3. Ewa Mikos, Business Development Director at Siemens Poland
  4. Anna Miler, Start-up Development Specialist at Gdańsk Entrepreneurship Incubator STARTER
  5. Paweł Orłowski, Deputy Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship
  6. Paulina Wilk, Author, Journalist

Moderated by: Katarzyna Młynek, Program Director of the THINKTANK Institute

Day 2 | Columbus C+D | hour: 17:15 - 18:45

Partner / Knowledge Partner:

 

  • Is education getting “smarter” but less “wise”?
  • Priorities in education: New technologies or the humanities?
  • Should we fight against or cooperate with robots?

Panellists:

  1. Magdalena Hernandez, Director for ACCA CEE& CIS Countries
  2. Lena Kolarska-Bobińska, former Minister of Science and Higher Education
  3. Robert Kozielski, Department of Marketing at the University of Lodz, Director of the Polish-American Centre of Management at the University of Lodz
  4. Jowita Michalska, President, Digital University Foundation

Moderated by: Jarosław Płuciennik, Vice-Rector at the University of Lodz, Literary Critic, Historian of Ideas, Cognitive Scientist

Day 3 | Marco Polo | hour: 15:30 - 17:00

Partner / Knowledge Partner:

Partner:

  • How do migrations and diversity affect innovation and economic development?
  • War for talent - will a ceasefire ever happen?
  • How can individual regions compete for talents?
  • Brain drain: is Poland a threat to its eastern neighbors, especially Ukraine?
  • How to prepare for multiculturalism? Demographic forecasts for the world, Europe and Poland.
  • What determines that people leave their homelands: can it be remedied?
  • What is the recipe for maintaining talents in the region? Is the workplace the only determining factor for settlement?

Panellists:

  1. Marcus Andersson, Chairman of the Board, Future Place Leadership
  2. Anna Brussa, Director of the Startup Development Department, Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP)
  3. Wiesław Byczkowski, Deputy Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship
  4. Jacek Męcina, Advisor to the Board of Polish Confederation Lewiatan
  5. Andrij Deshchytsia, Ambassador of Ukraine to Poland
  6. Anna Wicha, Country Manager at Adecco Poland

 

 

Day 2 | Columbus A | hour: 15:15 - 16:45

Knowledge Partner:

  • Increase in the share of women in the global economy - is it a temporary trend or permanent change resulting from the benefit and loss account?
  • Do women need support? Institutional solutions versus company practice
  • Modern technologies as a challenge or an opportunity for women?
  • Are women consumers of the future?
  • If and when men change their mindset?
  • What is the new leadership of women? How is it implemented?

Panellists:

  1. Dominika Bettman, CEO at Siemens Poland
  2. Małgorzata Fuszara, Sociologist, former Government Plenipotentiary for Equal Treatment
  3. Ingebjørg Harto, Norwegian Employer Organisation, NHO
  4. Joanna Mosiej Sitek, Publisher of “Wysokie Obcasy” and “Gazeta Wyborcza”
  5. Tess Mateo, Senior Advisor at AQAL Capital

Moderated by: Dorota Warakomska, Journalist, Feature Writer, President of the Congress of Women

Day 2 | Columbus C+D | hour: 09:00 - 10:30

Partner:

 

  • Are innovative solutions in social policy the biggest challenge facing Europe?
  • Do policy makers sufficiently recognise the link between sustainability of the social model and competitiveness?
  • How to create better interlinkage between economic, employment and social policy?
  • How can we best address challenges and rapid changes occurring in the world of work and labour markets? What kind of reforms do we need? How to promote a new mind-set towards change?
  • Are the existing resources used in the most effective manner?

Panellists:

Introductory remarks: Jacek Krawczyk, President of the Employers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee

  1. Markus Beyrer, Director General of BusinessEurope
  2. Katarzyna Gardapkhadze, First Deputy Director of OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
  3. Hans-Peter Klös, Head of the Research Division, Cologne Institute of Economic Research
  4. Maciej Witucki, President of the Management Board, Work Service S.A.

Closing remarks: Jacek Krawczyk, President of the Employers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee

Moderated by: Maciej Zakrocki, TOK FM

Day 2 | Marco Polo | hour: 15:15 - 16:45

New EU industry strategy: towards an intelligent, innovative and sustainable European industry?

Partner:

Supporting Partners:

Knowledge Partner:

 

  • How do new digital industrial technology, known as Industry 4.0, alters Europe’s industrial landscape?
  • How Industry 4.0 affects the ability of European businesses to compete on world markets?
  • How to develop Industry 4.0 in sustainable and ecologically friendly way, addressing issues such as climate change, environmental degradation and the circular economy?
  • How can the EU benefit from big data while maintaining data protection?
  • What impact will the technological developments and globalisation have on employment in industry? What new skills are needed?
  • How to ensure that the benefits of globalisation and technological progress are more equally distributed in our societies?
  • What should be done by whom, at EU level and/or at national level, to develop a forward-looking industrial policy that addresses the dual challenge of technological change and globalisation? What is the role of industry there?
  • What is the importance of successful mainstreaming of new EU industrial strategy to other aspects of EU policies?
  • Whether the investments in research and innovation, thus industry transition towards Industry 4.0., will be well supported in the next EU budget for 2021-2027?

Roundtable. Panellists:

  1. Dominika Bettman, CEO at Siemens Poland
  2. Bożena Leśniewska, Vice-President of the Management Board for the Business Market at Orange Polska
  3. Marcin Ociepa, Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Enterprise and Technology (TBC)
  4. Jacek Siwiński, President of the Board of VELUX Polska
  5. Malgorzata Wadzinska, Associate Director, Global Government Relations & Public Policy, Procter and Gamble Poland
  6. Stefan Wysocki, Director of the Gillette Factory, Procter and Gamble DS Polska
  7. Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive and Chief Economist of the European Policy Centre, EPC

Moderated by: Dariusz Prosiecki, Journalist, TVN24

Day 2 | Baltic Panorama | hour: 15:15 - 16:45

Partner:
 

  • How will technology development, increased mobility of employees and longer professional activity shape relations in the modern economy?
  • Saving for the future (retirement): the right to individual choice vs stability and efficiency of the system?
  • Can long-term saving be a concurrent interest of entrepreneurs and employees?
  • When will the benefits outweigh the costs? A chance for the development of the organization? Criteria for choosing a financial institution.

Introductory speech: Paweł Borys, President of the Polish Development Fund

Introductory speech: Paweł Borys, President of the Polish Development Fund

Panellists:

Introductory speech: Paweł Borys, President of the Polish Development Fund

Panellists:

  1. Paweł Borys, President of the Polish Development Fund
  2. Mirosław Kisyk, President of the Board, MetLife Poland
  3. Henryk Orfinger, President of the Board of Dr Irena Eris

Moderated by: Grzegorz Baczewski, General Director of the Lewiatan Confederation

Day 3 | Pavilion of New Ideas | hour: 13:00 - 14:30

Partner:

  • Can new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, automation, virtual and augmented reality, have an impact on solving socio-economic problems? What are the risks?
  • Can new technologies help to remove or rather strengthen and confirm existing stereotypes and prejudices, causing even greater inequality?
  • How are algorithms structured in terms of prejudice and discrimination? How to recognize, monitor and adjust algorithmic deviations and who should be responsible for this process?

Panellists:

  1. Marcin Bruszewski, Co-founder Social Wolves / Zwolnieni z Teorii
  2. Karol Okoński, Secretary of State, Ministry of Digital Affairs
  3. Marta Poślad, Head of CEE Public Policy Google
  4. Sylwia Spurek, Deputy Ombudsperson responsible for equal treatment issues

Moderated by: Łukasz Mężyk, manager at 300Polityka

 

Day 3 | Baltic Panorama | hour: 09:00 - 10:30

Partner / Knowledge Partner:
Partners of the Roundtable:     

  • How to prepare a family business for the next generation?
  • How to prepare for an acquisition of a family business?
  • External succession model
  • Policies and experiences of selected European countries
  • Solutions in the new Act on the Successor Management of a Natural Person’s Enterprise – tax issues, successor management

Panellists:

  • Katarzyna Gierczak-Grupińska, President of the Family Businesses Foundation
  • Mariusz Haładyj, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology
  • Tomasz Husak, Head of Cabinet of the European Commissioner for the Internal Market Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
  • Adrianna Lewandowska, President of the Institute of Family Business
  • Henryk Orfinger, President of the Board of Dr Irena Eris
  • Radosław Ostrowski, Axelo, Managing Partner, Attorney
  • Ewa Sobkiewicz, Chair of the Management Board of the Family Businesses Initiative
  • Roland Szymański, Co-owner of LARS, Board Member of Family Business Poland and FBN International NxG Leader Team
  • Paweł Tomczykowski, Managing Partner, Chancellery Ożóg-Tomczykowski

Moderated by: Paweł Zielewski, Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Polska

Day 2 | Baltic Panorama | hour: 17:15 - 18:45

A debate on the key challenges that the European Union is facing

Knowledge Partner:

  • How to explain the European policy to EU citizens?
  • Will Member States be able to agree on a migration compromise?
  • What does the dispute over the mobility package say about divisions within the community?
  • What will the new Multiannual Financial Framework look like?
  • Will linking the rule of law to EU funds increase Euroscepticism

Panellists:

  1. Werner Almhofer, Ambassador of Austria to Poland
  2. Alessandro De Pedys, Ambassador of Italy to Poland
  3. Pierre Lévy, Ambassador of France to Poland
  4. Ole Egberg Mikkelsen, Ambassador of Denmark to Poland
  5. Olav Myklebust, Ambassador of Norway to Poland
  6. Rolf Nikel, Ambassador of Germany to Poland
  7. Juha Ottman, Ambassador of Finland to Poland
  8. Marek Prawda, Director of the Representation of the European Commission in Poland
  9. Jason Rheinberg, Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy Warsaw

Moderated by: Anna Radwan, President of In.Europa

Day 1 | Baltic Panorama | hour: 17:30 - 19:00

Welcome Speech

  1. Henryka Bochniarz, Vice President of BusinessEurope, President of The Polish Confederation Lewiatan
  2. Pierre Gattaz, President of BusinessEurope
  3. Mieczysław Struk, Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship
  4. Jacek Karnowski, Mayor of Sopot

Special Guest Keynote Speech

  1. Dani Rodrik, Harvard University Professor

Keynote Speech: Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy

Dani Rodrik is a Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He has published widely in the areas of economic development, international economics, and political economy. His current research focuses on the political economy of liberal democracy and economic growth in developing countries.

He is the recipient of the inaugural Albert O. Hirschman Prize of the Social Sciences Research Council and of the Leontief Award for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. Professor Rodrik is currently President-Elect of the International Economic Association.

His newest book is Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy (2017). He is also the author of Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science (2015), The Globalisation Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy (2011), and One Economics, Many Recipes: Globalisation, Institutions, and Economic Growth (2007).

Day 1 | Pavilion of New Ideas | hour: 20:00 - 22:30

Moderated by: Dorota Warakomska, Journalist, Feature Writer, President of the Congress of Women

  • Top Global Mega Trends and Their Impact on Business, Cultures and Society

Jyrki Katainen, Vice President of the European Commission, Commissioner for Employment, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness

  • Europe at Work: time for a rEUnaissance

Luca Jahier, President of the European Economic and Social Committee

  • Sustainability and low carbon policies - a challenge or opportunity for businesses?

Jan Dusík, Acting Director, Europe Office, United Nations Environment Programme

Institutional Partner: The EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021

Day 2 | Pavilion of New Ideas | hour: 12:45 - 13:45

Address of the Guest of Honour:

Olav Myklebust, Ambassador of Norway to Poland

Day 2 | Pavilion of New Ideas | hour: 20:30 - 22:30

Presentation of the Citi Handlowy Award for Business Leaders

Hosted by: Andrzej Olechowski, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Citi Handlowy

Day 3 | Pavilion of New Ideas | hour: 11:00 - 11:15

EFNI Closing Ceremony

Speeches of the hosts

  • Markus Beyrer, Director General of BusinessEurope
  • Henryka Bochniarz, Vice President of BusinessEurope, President of The Polish Confederation Lewiatan
  • Jerzy Buzek, Chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, Member of the European Parliament
  • Jacek Karnowski, Mayor of Sopot

Special guest speakers

The role of Europe in the new international order.

  • Pat Cox, former President of the European Parliament

Technology and people - how to shape the future of the Polish and European economy?

  • Elżbieta Bieńkowska, European Commissioner for the Internal Market Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Day 3 | Columbus A | hour: 17:30 - 18:30
Day 3 | Pavilion of New Ideas | hour: 20:00 - 23:00

Partner / Knowledge Partner:

Jyrki Katainen, Vice President of the European Commission, Commissioner for Employment, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness

Day 2 | Pavilion of New Ideas | hour: 15:30 - 16:30
  • Are Polish companies afraid of Brussels?
  • Is being in Brussels a waste of money or an investment?
  • Is it possible to effectively influence the EU decision-making process from the country?
  • What can we learn from the old Member States?
  • How should we prepare for next year's European elections?

Panellists:

  1. Andrzej Tomasz Celiński, Member of Cabinet of the European Commissioner for the Internal Market Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
  2. Kinga Grafa, Director of Polish Confederation Lewiatan Brussels Office
  3. Beata Krawiec, Assistant to the Member of the European Parliament
  4. Grzegorz Radziejewski, Member of the Cabinet of Jyrki Katainen, Vice President of the European Commission, Commissioner for Employment, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness

Moderated by: Małgorzata Molęda-Zdziech, Director of Polish Science Contact Agency

Day 2 | Baltic Panorama | hour: 10:00 - 10:30

Moderated by: Nino Dżikija, Editor in Chief of Economic Office at Wirtualna Polska

11.00 – 11.25

What is the current debate and negotiation process on the EU Multiannual Financial Framework demonstrating?

Jan Olbrycht, Member of the European Parliament

11.25 – 11.50

Longevity and robots at work. What do we need to learn to survive?

Jowita Michalska, President, Digital University Foundation

11.50 – 12.10

Unicorn or Dragon: How to tap into the Chinese market for growth.

Ji Bo, Chief Representative & Assistant Dean, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

12.10 – 12.30

Taxes on robots: pros and cons

Institutional Partner: The EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021

Day 3 | Baltic Panorama | hour: 11:00 - 12:30

15.30 – 16.10

Smart cities of the future, sustainable development and the advertising market

Partners:

16.10 – 16.30

A new global trading deal: the outlook for the emerging economies

Kelvin Tay, Managing Director, Regional Chief Investment Officer, UBS, Singapore

Partner: Pomerania Development Agency / Pomorskie Voivodeship

Day 3 | Columbus A | hour: 13:00 - 14:30

Partner:
Preview of the film by Ewa Ewart

In 2017, Ecuador, a South American oil rich country, launched a daring initiative to leave some of its Amazonian oil reserves in the ground in exchange for financial compensation from the international community. It was a revolutionary idea to save one of the Earth’s most vital ecosystems and two uncontacted indigenous tribes. The proposal centred on the Yasuni National Park which contains a third of Ecuador’s oil reserves. It was a revolutionary idea to address climate change, but it turned out to be ahead of its time and struggled to take off. In late 2017 the government of Ecuador started a new phase of drilling in the most pristine part of Yasuni, triggering new waves of protest. For the first time “ The Curse of Abundance” reveals the full drama of the failed Yasuni initiative which has far-reaching global as well as regional repercussions. The film uncovers Ecuador’s battle to reconcile its green ambitions with tough economic realities - a dilemma which resonates with the entire world. Yasuni has also become a microcosm of some of the most pressing environmental issues on the planet. In the heart of the Ecuadorian rainforest the stage has been set for an urgent global debate about economic development, sustainability and climate change.

It is ultimately a question of our survival.

The film poses two key questions, which are even more relevant today then ever before. Should we leave the oil in the ground?
And what are the risks of not being prepared to embrace such a radical mind-shift given the environmental cost of continuing to extract oil all over the world?

Day 1 | Marco Polo | hour: 16:00 - 17:15

Panelists

Presentation of the Report and debate on scenarios for the region

Partner:

Panellists:
 

  1. Joerg Forbrig, Senior Fellow for CEE and Director for Belarus Democracy, German Marshall Fund of the U.S.
  2. Wojciech Przybylski, Editor-in-chief of Visegrad Insight and Chairman of Res Publica Foundation

    Moderator: Marcin Bużański, President Global Leader.PL, Senior Advisor for Warsaw Security Forum
Day 1 | Columbus C+D | hour: 17:30 - 19:00

How to conduct the social dialogue?

Theme breakfast attended by social partners

Day 2 | Winoteka/Polskie Smaki | hour: 08:00 - 09:00

Discussion and Presentation of the Report

Partner:

 

  • Institutional Partner: The EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021
  • Do the Sustainable Development Goals indicate a new dimension of business responsibility that goes beyond the current understanding of CSR?
  • Will new business models (circular economy, sharing economy, use of metadata, AI) ensure sustainable development and a better life for everyone?
  • The role of business in implementing the national obligations of the signatories of Agenda 2030. How to measure the business contribution?
  • Challenges of Poland and global challenges - Poland's contribution to the implementation of Agenda 2030

Panelists:

  1. Dominika Bettman, CEO at Siemens Poland
  2. Renata Bielak, Director of the Department of Statistical Studies, Central Statistical Office (TBC)
  3. Jostein Djupvik, Vice-Chairman, Lending (TBC)
  4. Edyta Kwapich, adviser to the President of the Management Board in the Adamed Group (TBC)

Prowadzenie: Magdalena Krukowska, Forbes

Day 3 | Marco Polo | hour: 09:00 - 10:30
  • Ewa Ewart Reveals. Meeting with journalist and an award-winning filmmaker. Introduction: Kamil Wyszkowski, General Director of UN Global Compact Poland Moderated by: Beata Stelmach
  • Do We Understand America? Discussion on the situation in the USA with the participation of Andrzej Lubowski and Dorota Warakomska
  • It is Worth Living. Reflection on the book with the participation of Lejb Fogelman and Magdalena Środa
Day 1 | Winoteka/Polskie Smaki | hour: 22:30 - 23:45

A Conversation on Democracy with Wojciech Sadurski and Radosław Markowski

Tribute to Kora. A meeting with Kamil Sipowicz, Magdalena Środa, Grażyna Torbicka and Henryka Bochniarz

Does Poland Need a Civic Coalition? Discussion with the participation of Polish politicians, Katarzyna Lubnauer, Barbara Nowacka and Grzegorz Schetyna. Moderated by: Konrad Piasecki, Journalist, TVN

Day 2 | Winoteka/Polskie Smaki | hour: 23:00 - 23:45

An open city, preventing exclusion. Meeting with Jacek Karnowski, the president of Sopot and Michał Boni, Member of the European Parliament. Moderator: Mikołaj Chrzan, Editor-in-Chief of Gazeta Wyborcza Trójmiasto
14.00-15.00
 

Do Democracies Die? Discussion with the participation of Wojciech Sadurski, Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Sydney and Professor of the Centre for Europe, University of Warsaw and Radosław Markowski, director of the Center for Studies on Democracy at SWPS.
16.00-17.00

 

Poland in Europe. Euro in the wallet. Meeting with Dariusz Rosati, Member of the European Parliament. Moderated by: Grzegorz Nawacki, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Puls Biznesu (TBC)
17.00-18.00
 

We are Never Helpless. Meeting with Henryk Wujec. Host: Konrad Piasecki, Journalist, TVN24
18.00-19.00

Day 2 | A concert shell on the Skwer Kuracyjny | hour: 14:00 - 19:00

Climate. Meeting with Jerzy Buzek. Host: Tomasz Ulanowski, Journalist at the Science Department of "Gazeta Wyborcza"
12.00-12.45

Equality. A conversation with the participation of Małgorzata Fuszara, Robert Biedroń and Dorota Warakomska. Host: Aleksandra Klich, Editor in Chief of Wysokie Obcasy, Deputy Editor in- Chief of Gazeta Wyborcza
13.00-13.45

Education and Work. Meeting with Magdalena Środa. Hosted by: Dorota Warakomska
14.00-14.45

Entrepreneurship and Economy. Meeting with Henryka Bochniarz and Andrzej Olechowski. Host: Konrad Piasecki, journalist, TVN (TBC)
15.00-15.45

Dialogue. A conversation with Dorota Gardias. Host: Maciej Głogowski, TOK FM
16.00-16.45

Europe. Is the polexit coming? Meeting with Danuta Hübner. Hosted by: Karolina Zbytniewska, EurActive.pl
17.00-17.45

Day 3 | A concert shell on the Skwer Kuracyjny | hour: 12:00 - 16:00

Presentation of the "We Examine Genes" report. Julia Patorska, leader of the team for economic analysis at Deloitte Poland, and Anna Wójcicka, Warsaw Genomics

10:30 – 11:00

Day 2 | Foyer | hour: 10:30 - 11:00

"The Curse of Abundance" Talking about the film with the author and producer Ewa Ewart. Moderated by: Kamil Wyszkowski, General Director of UN Global Compact Poland

14:00 – 14:30

Day 2 | Foyer | hour: 14:00 - 14:30

"We Are Never Helpless" Interview with Henryk Wujec about the book "Conversations on Responsibility". Moderator: Małgorzata Bonikowska, president of THINKTANK and Centre for International Relations

14:30 – 15:00

Day 2 | Foyer | hour: 14:30 - 15:00

"What will Happen to America?" Meeting with the author of the book, Dorota Warakomska, journalist, publicist, president of the Congress of Women. Moderator: Małgorzata Bonikowska, president of THINKTANK and Centre for International Relations

16:45 – 17:15

Day 2 | Foyer | hour: 16:45 - 17:15

"How Democracies Die?" Discussion on the book with the participation of Wojciech Sadurski, Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Sydney and Professor of the Centre for Europe, University of Warsaw, and Tomasz Kamiński, assistant professor at the Faculty of International and Political Studies at the University of Lodz and the editor of the Polish edition of the book

10:30 – 11:00

Day 3 | Foyer | hour: 10:30 - 11:00

"Democratic Audit of Poland." Interview with the authors of the book, Radosław Markowski, director of the Center for Studies on Democracy at SWPS, Sylwia Spurek, deputy of the Ombudsman for Equal Treatment, and Lech Pilawski, Advisor to the President of Polish Confederation Lewiatan

12:30 – 13:00

Day 3 | Foyer | hour: 12:30 - 13:00

"Will China Save the World?" Meeting with the author of the book, Grzegorz Witold Kolodko, professor, director of the TIGER Transformation, Integration and Globalization Research Center at the Leon Koźmiński University. Moderator: Karolina Zbytniewska, Editor-in-chief of EurActive.pl

14:30 – 15:00

Day 3 | Foyer | hour: 14:30 - 15:00

"Understanding Central Europe". Interview with the book’s Editor-in-Chief Wojciech Przybylski, President of the Res Publica Foundation

15:00 – 15:30

Day 3 | Foyer | hour: 15:00 - 15:30

“The Image of Entrepreneur” in Poland. Presentation of the Polish Business Roundtable Report

17:00 – 17:30

Day 3 | Foyer | hour: 17:00 - 17:30

Facing the Great Disruption: Europe in Search of its Place

Former Prime Ministers’ debate on the future of the European Union

The last decade brought serious societal and economic changes. The world order which we knew and were used to is about to disappear. It is normal to be attached to the familiar world of values, but we cannot reject or neglect change. We need to embrace this new reality and turn it into our advantage.

• Will the new order be based on values and ideals or mainly interests and perceptions of popular moods?

• Does the European project need to change fundamentally?

• What will be the raison d'être of European integration?

• Will the EU still be an inspiration for its citizens, for other Europeans and peoples in our neighborhood and beyond?

Panellists:

  1. Jyrki Katainen, former Prime Minister of Finland, Vice President of the European Commission, Commissioner for Employment, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
  2. Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration
  3. Enrico Letta, former Prime Minister of Italy
  4. Sergei Stanishev, former Prime Minister of Bulgaria
  5. Herman Van Rompuy, former Prime Minister of Belgium, former President of the European Council

Moderated by: Jerzy Buzek, former Prime Minister of Poland, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Day 2 | Pavilion of New Ideas | hour: 11:00 - 12:30

Knowledge Partner:

  • Post-brexit budget and the future of the structural funds
  • What form will the next EU multiannual financial frameworks take?
  • What I the future of the cohesion policy?
  • Are Polish businesses prepared for the situation when no more EU subsidies will be available?
  • New sources and models of financing investment
  • The financial sector in the context of Brexit
  • Brexit vs. the logistical chains/supply chains and product life cycle in various lines of business (automotive, finance, food industry)
  • What will the new free trade agreement with the United Kingdom entail?

Issues concerning citizens (benefits and social insurance etc.) and the movement of persons

Panellists:

  1. Danuta Hübner, Professor, Chair of the Constitutional Affairs Committee in the European Parliament
  2. Stefaan De Rynck, Advisor to Michel Barnier, Head of Unit in the European Commission
  3. Sean McGuire, CBI Director for Brussels
  4. Michał Mrożek, CEO at HSBC Bank Polska S.A.
  5. Luisa Santos, Director of International Affairs, BusinessEurope
  6. Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive and Chief Economist of the European Policy Centre

Moderated by: Paul Taylor, Politico

 

Day 3 | Baltic Panorama | hour: 13:00 - 14:30

Economists Debate

Partner:

Panellists:

  1. Wojciech Kostrzewa, Polish Business Council, President and CEO of ITI Group Poland
  2. Thomas Mayer, chief economist of Deutsche Bank 2010-2012
  3. Carlos E. Piñerúa, World Bank Country Manager for Poland and the Baltic States
  4. Dariusz Rosati, Member of the European Parliament
  5. Moderated by: Janusz Jankowiak, Chief Economist, Polish Business Council
Day 2 | Pavilion of New Ideas | hour: 09:00 - 10:30

 Knowledge Partner:
 

Panellists:

  1. Charles Bark, Entrepreneur, co-founder of Hinounou Intelligent Robot
  2. Ji Bo, Chief Representative & Assistant Dean, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
  3. Grzegorz Witold Kołodko, Professor, Director of Transformation, Integration, Globalization Economic Research (TIGER) at the Kozminski University, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
  4. Patrycja Pendrakowska, President of the Poland-Asia Research Center
  5. Kelvin Tay, Managing Director, Regional Chief Investment Officer, UBS, Singapore

Moderated by: Małgorzata Bonikowska, President of THINKTANK and the Center of International Relations

Day 3 | Baltic Panorama | hour: 15:30 - 17:00

Partner: Polish Economic Institute

  • What is protectionism in the 21st century?
  • Will the US win the trade war with China?
  • How to protect the markets from investment asymmetry?
  • Is a foreign investor desirable for critical infrastructure?
  • Is it possible to regulate the digital market efficiently?

Panellists:

  1. Michał Kobosko, Senior Advisor in Poland, Atlantic Council
  2. Sean McGuire, CBI Director for Brussels
  3. Olaf Osica, Director of Foreign Markets project, PTWP SA.
  4. Luisa Santos, Director of International Affairs, BusinessEurope

Moderated by: Piotr Arak, Deputy Director of the Polish Economic Institute

Day 3 | Columbus A | hour: 09:00 - 10:30

“A new division of the world” among the European Union, USA and China. Will digital transformation stop deglobalization?

Partner:

Knowledge Partner:

  • How does protectionism change trade relations between world powers and can it trigger de-globalization?
  • To what extent can growing protectionism lead to a change in major trade corridors around the world?
  • Can a growing trade war slow down the development of the digital economy or will it open the door to the digitalization of global trade in goods and services?
  • What trade policy will enable the global digital economy to develop in the face of increasing regulation of the sector?

Can the “new division of the world” affect the change of Poland’s main economic partners?

Panellists:

Panellists:

  1. Ji Bo, Chief Representative & Assistant Dean, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
  2. Charles R. Johnston, Managing Director, International Government Affairs, Citi
  3. Jerzy Kwieciński, Minister of Investment and Economic Development
  4. Paweł Świeboda, Deputy Head of the European Political Strategy Centre, EPSC

Moderated by: Andrzej Olechowski, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Citi Handlowy

Day 3 | Pavilion of New Ideas | hour: 11:15 - 12:45

Partner:

Knowledge Partner:

  • The European Union is announcing new plastics regulations. Is this the beginning of the end of the disposable era (polybags, straws, plastic cups)?
  • What will be the role of business, administration and consumers in solving the problem of plastics in the environment?
  • The role of large corporations as leaders of change in shaping the circular economy.
  • Does the circular economy mean the end of the business for the plastics industry?
  • Can business switch to production from renewable and recycled materials only? Are consumers ready for this?
  • How best to collect and recycle waste?
  • Strategy for the reduction of plastic waste and the Waste Framework Directive.
  • Introductory speech: Jyrki Katainen, Vice President of the European Commission, Commissioner for Employment, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness

Panellists:

  1. Katarzyna Dulko-Gaszyna, Sustainability Manager at IKEA Retail Poland
  2. Jan Dusík, Acting Director, Europe Office, United Nations Environment Programme
  3. Tadeusz Nowicki, President of the Management Board of Ergis Polska
  4. Grzegorz Radziejewski, Member of the Cabinet of Jyrki Katainen, Vice President of the European Commission, Commissioner for Employment, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
  5. Marzena Sobczak, director of the Department of Environment and Agriculture of the Marshal's Office of the Pomorskie Voivodeship

Moderated by: Joanna Popielawska, Senior Analyst for European Affairs, Polityka Insight

Day 2 | Columbus A | hour: 17:15 - 18:45

Roundtable on the role of business in implementing COP resolutions

Partners:  

Partner:

  • Is Europe today closer to finding a balance point in the triangle of competitiveness - climate goals - security of supply? Are we moving in the right direction?
  • Are we not making a mistake by focusing on the energy sector, and forgetting about the potential of other sectors (transport, construction, industry, agriculture) or individual companies?
  • What are the main challenges and opportunities for European business in the light of the Paris Agreement? Climate and trade policies of other countries, and climate objectives EU 2050?
  • What opportunities and challenges result from technological breakthroughs, digitization of processes and skills and labor resources in the EU.
  • Under what conditions should the EU increase its climate goals?
  • What intelligent regulation is needed by the public sector to maximize the economic, social and environmental benefits of building a low-carbon economy?
  • How can leading companies implementing pro-climate activities communicate better to consumers or local communities in this area, expanding their knowledge and awareness?
  • How can we encourage small and medium-sized enterprises to implement climate action and Sustainable Development Goals?
  • What role can the public sector play here?

Panellists:

  1. Dominika Bettman, CEO at Siemens Poland
  2. Leon de Graaf, Adviser for Environmental and Climate Policy, Business Europe
  3. Bernd Dittmann, Member of European Social and Economic Committee
  4. Jan Dusík, Acting Director, Europe Office, United Nations Environment Programme
  5. Ewa Ewart, Producer and Journalist
  6. Maciej Krzyczkowski, Public Affairs Coordinator, IKEA Retail
  7. Gabriela Lenartowicz, Member of the Polish Parliament
  8. Bogusława Matuszewska, CEO at Learning Systems Poland S.A.
  9. Sławomir Mazurek, Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of the Environment (TBC)
  10. Julia Patorska, Sustainability Consulting Central Europe, Deloitte Polska
  11. Paweł Wideł, PSA/Opel Government Relations and Public Policy Director, President of Polish Automotive Employers' Association
  12. Kamil Wyszkowski, General Director of UN Global Compact Poland

Moderated by: Maria Andrzejewska, Director of UNEP/GRID-Warsaw and Daria Kulczycka, Director of Department of Energy and Climate Change in the Confederation of Lewiatan

Day 1 | Marco Polo | hour: 17:30 - 19:00

To have a cake and eat it too – can food be both healthy, inexpensive and produced in a sustainable way?

Partner:

Knowledge Partner:

  • How to feed humanity without destroying the planet?
  • Functional diet instead of dietary supplements?
  • How can algorithms stop food waste?
  • Packaging of the future - how to reduce the amount of plastic?
  • Food revolution, how and what to eat to do no harm?

Panellists:

  1. Marta Dymek, Jadłonomia
  2. Udo Hemmerling, European Economic and Social Committee
  3. Jarosław Kacprzak, Future Processing Sp. z o.o.
  4. Matt Simister, CEO for Central Europe at Tesco
  5. Elżbieta Świętek, Business Development Director at Circular Packaging Design Sp. z o.o (TBC)

Moderated by: Krzysztof Bolesta, Expert at Polityka Insight

Day 3 | Columbus C+D | hour: 13:00 - 14:30

Institutional Partner: The EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021

  • How much are we ready to pay for our energy security?
  • EU's diversification policy – do we make sufficient progress?
  • Is internal energy market the simplest response to our security problems?
  • How to reconcile Member States right to define energy mix with a genuine EU climate (and energy) policy?
  • EU’s 2050 energy and climate strategy – what is possible to predict and what is feasible to plan?
  • Which energy sources to invest in and how will these investments affect energy prices and costs?
  • European elections 2019 – what should be the priorities in energy policy for new European Commission and the European Parliament?
  • Introduction: Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President of the European Commission in charge of the Energy Union

Panellists:

  1. Jannik Lindbæk, head of EU affairs in Equinor (TBC)
  2. Joanna Maćkowiak-Pandera, President at the Forum for Energy
  3. Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President of the European Commission in charge of the Energy Union
  4. Maxim Timchenko, Chief Executive Officer, DTEK
  5. Piotr Woźniak, President of the Management Board at PGNiG

Moderated by: Jerzy Buzek, Chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, Member of the European Parliament

Day 3 | Columbus A | hour: 15:30 - 17:00
Pavilion of New Ideas Columbus A Columbus C+D Marco Polo Baltic Panorama Foyer A concert shell on the Skwer Kuracyjny Winoteka/Polskie Smaki
16:00
16:00 - 17:15
Preview of the film by Ewa Ewart
17:00
18:00 17:30 - 19:00 17:30 - 19:00 17:30 - 19:00
Central Europe 2025 On the eve of the COP24 in Katowice Roundtable on the Role of Business in Implementing COP Resolutions Unified Union or Europe of Nations. How to Reconcile States, Reform the Labor Market and Regain Citizens' Trust?
19:00
20:00
21:00 20:00 - 22:30
EFNI Opening Gala
22:00
22:30 - 23:45
23:00 Night Owl Discussions
Pavilion of New Ideas Columbus A Columbus C+D Marco Polo Baltic Panorama Foyer A concert shell on the Skwer Kuracyjny Winoteka/Polskie Smaki
08:00
08:00 - 09:00
How to conduct the social dialogue?
09:00
09:00 - 10:30 09:00 - 10:30 09:00 - 10:30 09:00 - 10:30
Poland in the Eurozone Artificial intelligence – uncontrolled freedom or controlled order of development? Kobiety przyszłością gospodarki światowej Client - technology - market, or how the trade market will change
10:00 10:00 - 10:30
Polish Lobbying in Brussels - How to Bridge the Gap between New and Old EU Member States?
10:30 - 11:00
Meet-the-Panellist and Meet-the-Author Sessions
11:00
11:00 - 12:30
Facing the Great Disruption: Europe in Search of its Place
12:00
13:00 12:45 - 13:45
Special guest speakers
14:00 14:00 - 14:30
Meet-the-Panellist and Meet-the-Author Sessions
14:30 - 15:00
Meet-the-Panellist and Meet-the-Author Sessions
15:00
15:30 - 16:30 15:15 - 16:45 15:15 - 16:45 15:15 - 16:45 15:15 - 16:45
16:00 Citizens' with the European Commissioner - Jyrki Katainen Wise Talent Management. Competitiveness of Regions and Migration Policy. Mobility in the digital era The European social model - can we still afford it in the globalised world? New EU industry strategy: towards an intelligent, innovative and sustainable European industry?
14:00 - 19:00
Bays of Dialogue.
16:45 - 17:15
17:00 Meet-the-Panellist and Meet-the-Author Sessions
17:15 - 18:45 17:15 - 18:45 17:15 - 18:45 17:15 - 18:45
18:00 The Circular Economy. Is this the Beginning of the End for the Plastic Era? Co-creation in the process of new products and services development Polish Progress Makers – how will Poles move the world forward in the 21st century? NextGen: family business round table on succession
19:00
20:00
21:00
20:30 - 22:30
Norwegian networking evening
22:00
23:00 23:00 - 23:45
Night Owl Discussions
Pavilion of New Ideas Columbus A Columbus C+D Marco Polo Baltic Panorama Foyer A concert shell on the Skwer Kuracyjny Winoteka/Polskie Smaki
09:00
09:00 - 10:30 09:00 - 10:30 09:00 - 10:30 09:00 - 10:30
Trade Wars in 21st Century. Who will gain and who will lose? Space 4.0: how to launch businesses into orbit? Sustainable Global Order? Business responsibility in achieving The Sustainable Development Goals The impact of new technologies on social equity
10:00
10:30 - 11:00
Meet-the-Panellist and Meet-the-Author Sessions
11:00 11:00 - 11:15
11:00 - 12:30 11:00 - 12:30
11:15 - 12:45 Media and Democracy: How Digital Transformation Impacts Media’s Role in Society? Addresses and power speeches
12:00 “A new division of the world” among the European Union, USA and China. Will digital transformation stop deglobalization?
12:30 - 13:00
Meet-the-Panellist and Meet-the-Author Sessions
13:00
13:00 - 14:30 13:00 - 14:30 13:00 - 14:30 13:00 - 14:30 13:00 - 14:30
Financial security for the future in the face of the demographic challenges of Europe Addresses and power speeches To have a cake and eat it too – can food be both healthy, inexpensive and produced in a sustainable way? How Do Modern Technologies Change Medicine? Brexit and then what? 12:00 - 16:00
14:00 Bays of Dialogue
14:30 - 15:00
Meet-the-Panellist and Meet-the-Author Sessions
15:00 15:00 - 15:30
Meet-the-Panellist and Meet-the-Author Sessions
16:00 15:30 - 17:00 15:30 - 17:00 15:30 - 17:00
Czy bezpieczeństwo energetyczne jest bezcenne? The future of education: what to teach humans when machines are learning by themselves? Is China the most powerful country in the world?
17:00 17:00 - 17:30
Meet-the-Panellist and Meet-the-Author Sessions
17:30 - 18:30
18:00 EFNI Closing Ceremony
19:00
20:00
21:00
20:00 - 23:00
Jubilee Gala of the Polish Confederation Lewiatan
22:00
23:00