Over 300 delegates met in Warsaw on December 15th 2017 to discuss issues of key importance to the CEE region, Europe and the world, seen through the perspective of Poland as an international interactive business and economic hub. The 10th edition of the Warsaw Economic Hub annual international meeting gathered Polish and international political leaders, senior government officials and top figures in the fields of finance and business, as well as institutions crucial for market development. Conducted in English and Polish, the meeting’s presentations, lectures and discussions offered unique access to facts, analysis and opinion, providing an excellent foundation for participants’ own strategic business decisions in the region.
The series of the Warsaw Economic Hub (WEH) conferences continues since 2008, at the invitation of the event’s media host, local English language magazine The Warsaw Voice and the International Media Partner of the event, The New York Times, the newspaper of the international business.
The WEH Program Council, chaired by Guenter Verheugen, the former European Union commissioner for enlargement, is tasked with ensuring that the lectures, presentations and debates are of a high standard. The WEH Program Council’s members include Jerzy Buzek, a former Polish prime minister and former president of the European Parliament, Danuta Huebner, a former EU commissioner, Wiesław Rozłucki, the founder and first president of the Warsaw Stock Exchange and Paweł Wojciechowski, former minister of finance, former vice minister of foreign affairs and current Chief Economist of the Polish Social Insurance Institution (ZUS).
Organizers of the Warsaw Economic Hub 2017 edition introduced two-folded theme of the debates to describe and discuss both, main aspirations and some of the challenges facing Poland and CEE region: Innovative Hub Poland. Is Poland to gain an innovative leadership in the CEE and maybe beyond? What about the future of the European Union and Poland’s position there?