AGENDA 2018

8.45 a.m. - 9.25 a.m.
Welcome coffee & registration
9.30 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.
Opening speeches

Morning plenary session: Global & European challenges


10.05 a.m. - 11.20 a.m.
Panel I: World economy: chaos or new balance?

Global trade and investments now and in perspective of 5 – 10 years. Is Europe to stay in the play unconditionally? Who are going to be the winners of globalzation? US, China or …? Can we avoid the designation of “winners” and “losers” from trade? Is it a zero-sum game or a win-win? Are we on the brinks of the trade war? What is the potential for devastating effects to the global economy?

Dismantling global order? Are we changing rules of the game? What cards are we playing? Are we just witnessing just a Trumpian chaos or a real paradigm change of global rule-based order? In the end may the frustration of perceived failure of liberal order lead to a catastrophic miscalculation?

11.20 a.m. - 11.35 a.m.
Coffee break
11.40 a.m. - 12.55 a.m.
Panel II: Europe and Poland in the EU

Europe’s survival in the age of globalization. Will Europeans maintain their lifestyles and defend their values? Must Europeans look for new world leadership, new partners, or simply walk alone?

European unity. Is the euro be part of a future EU? Is the EU playing hard ball towards reversing Brexit, or is just protecting its own unity? New MFF in the search for European Value Added.

The new budget perspective: will it define the development of the union and its member countries?

Poland. What Poland can contribute to the shared future of Europe? Does Poland have a potential to influence the future of EU and to join EU leadership?

1.00 p.m. - 1.35 p.m.
Lunch

Panel discussions with business leaders


1.40 p.m. - 2.25 p.m.
Age of digitalization: technology and our lives

Digital transformation. Sharing economy, fintech, blockchain and behavioral changes in the world of Instant communication. How to stay innovative? Is it the main determinant of the constant growth and development? How far can we push technological barriers in economic growth?

2.30 p.m. - 3.15 p.m.
Age of increasing mobility: connecting to the world

Energy, Transport and Logistics. Global & regional challenges. Polish Central Transportation Port, Trans-European Energy and Transport Corridors. Chinese Belt and Road Initiative.

3.20 p.m. - 4.05 p.m.
European and National Economies in 2019 and after

Does an era ends or starts? The British decision to leave EU may be trigging a lot of consequences. Do we imagine all of them? How European economies will evolve after Brexit conclusion

New Business Models. How to cope with more uncertainty which for humans is so hard to grasp. Do we need more robots and AI or meeting places to talk? Should state become more interventionist to protect or to expand? What incentives to bring to the management in view as a response to demographic and labor market changes?

Afternoon plenary session


4.10 p.m. - 5.25 p.m.
Panel III: Perspective for Poland's economic growth and business climate

Past vs. Future. What have we learned? Ten years after, what is the legacy of economic crisis in Europe? Is Polish economy more resilient now, then 10 years ago?

Sustainable growth. How to increase growth potential? How to increase investments? Do we need more savings or better investment climate? Can we afford to succumb to ‘reform fatigue’ and postpone key structural reforms?

5.30 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Panel IV: Wrap-up Panel and Recommendations. Closing of the conference