EFNI -10thEdition
 20-22 October 2021

Sopot, Hotel Radisson Blu

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What is the European Forum for New Ideas?

The European Forum for New Ideas is one of the largest conferences in this part of the continent, dedicated to global trends, new ideas and the future of Europe. Business representatives, charismatic speakers, leaders and policy-makers as well as authorities from the world of culture and science discuss the most important challenges for business and societies in a changing world, global trends and the future shape of the European Union during dozens of events, panel discussions, open meetings, counterpoints or night owl discussions. Every year, the Forum gathers over a thousand participants – representatives of the world of business, science, culture and administration, Polish and European alike. The European Forum for New Ideas has been organised since 2011 by the Polish Confederation Lewiatan in cooperation with BusinessEurope and the city of Sopot.

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PREVIOUS EFNI GUESTS

During its nine editions to date, the Forum has attracted almost 10 thousand attendees and more than 1,500 panellists. EFNI guests include i.a.:
Benjamin Barber
Samantha Smith
Mai Chen
Michaił Gorbaczow
Danuta Hübner
Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze
José Manuel Barroso
Zygmunt Bauman

PANELISTS 2021

Henryka BOCHNIARZ
Chair of the General Council of the Polish Confederation Lewiatan
Henryka BOCHNIARZ
Chair of the General Council of the Polish Confederation Lewiatan
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Friday, October 22, 202117:00 - 17:30EFNI 2021 CLOSING CEREMONY PROCLAMATION OF THE SOPOT DECLARATION
Friday, October 22, 202116:00 - 17:00CLOSING SESSION – THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD ACCORDING TO WOMEN
Wednesday, October 20, 202118:00 - 19:00EFNI 2021 OPENING GALA
Thursday, July 1, 20217:00 - 23:45Prelegenci na głównej
Michał BONI
Assistant professor at the Department of Social Applications of New Technologies, SWPS University
Michał BONI
Assistant professor at the Department of Social Applications of New Technologies, SWPS University
Doctor of Humanities (1986), assistant professor at the University of Warsaw (1977-1989). Activist of the underground "S" and head of the Mazovia region of "Solidarity" (1989-1990). Minister in many governments: Labor and Social Policy (1991) and secretary of state in the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy (1992) -93). Member of the Sejm (1991-1993). Founder and head of the Institute of Public Affairs (1996-1997). Advisor in the government of Jerzy Buzek. Advisor to "Lewiatan" and EU projects (2002-2007). Head of strategic advisers to Prime Minister Tusk and the Standing Committee Council of Ministers (minister: 2008 - 2011). Author and coordinator of works on the POLAND 2030 report and reports: YOUTH 2011 and YOUTH 2018. The first minister of digitization in Central and Eastern Europe (2011-2013), author of the program: POLSKA CYFROWA. Member of the European Parliament (2014-2019 Currently - assistant professor at SWPS (University of Humanities and Social Sciences) and Senior Researcher Associate at Martens Center (think tank in Brussels), senator of SME Europe, head of the Program Council of the FISE Foundation.
Friday, October 22, 202110:00 - 11:00INTERNATIONAL FLOW OF DATA
Thursday, October 21, 202114:00 - 15:00CONTENT MANAGEMENT ON THE INTERNET
Thursday, October 21, 20219:00 - 10:00HOW TO MAKE DIGITALIZATION CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL INCLUSION?
Jerzy BUZEK
President of EFNI Programme Council
Jerzy BUZEK
President of EFNI Programme Council
Member of the European Parliament continuously since 2004, and it’s President in the years 2009-2012. In the EP, he is a member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. Rapporteur, inter alia, of the Gas Directive or the Report on gas supplies to the EU. In 2016. Euractiv recognized him as one of the three most influential people of European energy policy. Winner of the rankings of the Rzeczpospolita daily for the best Polish MEP in 2008 and 2018. In the years 1997-2001, Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland; his government carried out reforms of mining, administration, education, health, and social politic, and started negotiations on Poland's membership in the European Union. Knight of the Order of the White Eagle.
Friday, October 22, 202117:00 - 17:30EFNI 2021 CLOSING CEREMONY PROCLAMATION OF THE SOPOT DECLARATION
Thursday, October 21, 202111:30 - 13:00THE FUTURE OF EUROPE - WHAT WILL IT BE, HOW TO PLAN IT, ORGANIZE IT, AND TALK ABOUT IT SO AS NOT TO LOSE?
Wednesday, October 20, 202118:00 - 19:00EFNI 2021 OPENING GALA
Thursday, July 1, 20217:00 - 23:45Prelegenci na głównej
Danuta HÜBNER
Member of the European Parliament
Danuta HÜBNER
Member of the European Parliament
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Leszek JAŻDŻEWSKI
Editor-in-Chief, LIBERTÉ!
Leszek JAŻDŻEWSKI
Editor-in-Chief, LIBERTÉ!

Leszek Jażdżewski is editor in chief of "LIBERTÉ!" and co-founder of the Freedom Games. Europe Futures Fellow at the Institute of Human Sciences in Vienna (IWM) - 2019/2020, Policy Fellow at the European University Institute - 2020/2021. Creator of the Bookme application, popularizing reading books in the Internet era. Publicist and commentator in, among others, “Gazeta Wyborcza” and “Rzeczpospolita” dailies, “Polityka” opinion weekly, TOK FM, TVN24. Member of the EFNI Program Council, graduate of the Marshall Memorial Fellowship. One of the 25 leaders for the next 25 years selected by the "Teraz Polska" association.

Thursday, October 21, 202122:30 - 0:30CZY TO KONIEC LIBERALNEJ DEMOKRACJI?
Jacek KARNOWSKI
Mayor of Sopot
Jacek KARNOWSKI
Mayor of Sopot

Mayor of Sopot since 1998. Winner of many distinctions, including the Grzegorz Palka Award, known as the local government “Oscar,” and a three-time leader in Newsweek’s N15 ranking of city mayors.

Councilman and Deputy Mayor of Sopot since 1990. From 1990 to 1998 Councillor at the Pomorskie Voivodship Regional Parliament. Vice-President of the Association of Polish Cities from 2007 to 2011, a delegate to the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, now a member of the executive of the Association of Polish Cities and Co-Chairman of the Political System Team at the Joint Government and Territorial Self-Government Commission.

Doctor of Economics at the University of Gdańsk. Graduate of the Technical University of Gdansk. Postgraduate in Local Government Law and the School of Management at the University of Gdansk and Central Connecticut State University.

Extraordinary member of the World Association of Home Army Soldiers and the Kashubian-Pomeranian Association, lifeguard and founder of the Sopot WOPR (Water Volunteer Rescue Service), yacht and motorboat skipper, and skiing instructor.

Thursday, October 21, 202115:30 - 16:30DOUGHNUT ECONOMICS – HOW TO THINK ABOUT ECONOMICS IN THE 21ST CENTURY?
Friday, October 22, 202117:00 - 17:30EFNI 2021 CLOSING CEREMONY PROCLAMATION OF THE SOPOT DECLARATION
Wednesday, October 20, 202118:00 - 19:00EFNI 2021 OPENING GALA
Thursday, July 1, 20217:00 - 23:45Prelegenci na głównej
Henryk ORFINGER
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Dr Irena Eris
Henryk ORFINGER
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Dr Irena Eris
Thursday, October 21, 202116:45 - 17:45FOREIGN EXPANSION OF SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES IN THE POLISH-FRENCH-GERMAN CONTEXT
Thursday, October 21, 202114:00 - 15:00FAIR AND UNFAIR COMPETITION IN BUSINESS
Kamil WYSZKOWSKI
Representative, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network
Kamil WYSZKOWSKI
Representative, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network

Working at the UN since 2002. Between 2009 and 2014 office director of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Poland. Since 2004 to this day appointed Representative of UN GCNP (UN network coordinating cooperation with business, cities, universities, public administration and NGOs), and from 2011 Director of Know How Hub (created within UNDP Poland, currently managed by UN GCNP).

Thursday, October 21, 202117:00 - 18:30FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE
Friday, October 22, 202113:30 - 14:30GREEN FINANCE AND INVESTMENT - A FINANCIAL SYSTEM FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Thursday, October 21, 202114:00 - 15:15ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION – HOW TO CREATE AWARENESS OF CLIMATE CHANGE?
Thursday, October 21, 202115:30 - 16:45WHAT WILL THE WORLD BE MADE FROM AFTER THE ECOLOGICAL REVOLUTION?
Paweł WIDEŁ
President, Association of Automotive Employers and Industrial Goods
Paweł WIDEŁ
President, Association of Automotive Employers and Industrial Goods

Paweł Wideł is employed at the Stellantis in Warsaw as Director for Government Relations and Public Affairs in the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary. President of the Association of Automotive Employers and Industrial Goods at the Confederation of Lewiatan and Vice-President of the Confederation of Lewiatan. He has been awarded the Medal of Merit for National Defence. Since 1991 he has been employed at General Motors, holding various positions in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary in Poland, Czech Republic and Russia, including the director of fleet sales in Poland, Opel Astra brand manager in the Central and Eastern Europe Cluster and the director of sales and marketing of Cadillac, HUMMER and Saab brands in the Russian Federation and CIS countries.

Friday, October 22, 202111:30 - 12:45ENERGY FOR MOBILITY OR HOW TO SAVE POLISH AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY FROM BLACK-OUT AFTER 2030
Maciej WITUCKI
President of the Polish Confederation Lewiatan
Maciej WITUCKI
President of the Polish Confederation Lewiatan
Prezydent Konfederacji Lewiatan

Od czerwca 2019 r. pełni funkcję prezydenta Konfederacji Lewiatan, a w latach 2006-2019 był wiceprezydentem organizacji. Wiceprzewodniczący, Członek Prezydium Rady Dialogu Społecznego. Jest przewodniczącym Rady Programowej Polskiego Forum Obywatelskiego, członkiem Rady Dyrektorów Atlantic Council of the United States oraz członkiem Zarządu Fundacji Centrum im. Bronisława Geremka.

Friday, October 22, 202117:00 - 17:30EFNI 2021 CLOSING CEREMONY PROCLAMATION OF THE SOPOT DECLARATION
Thursday, October 21, 202110:05 - 11:20THE BUSINESS WEIMAR TRIANGLE – OPENING KEY CHALLENGES FACING THE EUROPEAN ECONOMY: ENERGY, TRADE POLICY, DIGITAL TAXES
Wednesday, October 20, 202118:00 - 19:00EFNI 2021 OPENING GALA
Thursday, July 1, 20217:00 - 23:45Prelegenci na głównej
Markus BEYRER
Director General, BUSINESSEUROPE
Markus BEYRER
Director General, BUSINESSEUROPE

Markus J. Beyrer has been Director General of BUSINESSEUROPE since late 2012.

Prior to this he held the positions of CEO of the Austrian Industry Holding ÖIAG, Director General of the Federation of Austrian Industries (IV) and Director for Economic Affairs of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber. Before this he served as Chief Economic Advisor to the Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria, Dr. Wolfgang Schüssel.

Friday, October 22, 202117:00 - 17:30EFNI 2021 CLOSING CEREMONY PROCLAMATION OF THE SOPOT DECLARATION
Wednesday, October 20, 202118:00 - 19:00EFNI 2021 OPENING GALA
Thursday, July 1, 20217:00 - 23:45Prelegenci na głównej
Mieczysław STRUK
Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship
Mieczysław STRUK
Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship
Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship since 2010. In the years 2005-2010 he was member of the Pomorskie Voivodeship board as a Deputy Marshal. Since 1998, he is a councilman of the Pomorskie Voivodeship. In the years 1990-2002 he was the mayor of Jastarnia. In the 2018 local government elections, he was re-elected as a councilman, and received a record number of over 67,000 votes. Mr. Mieczysław Struk was born on January 1, 1961 in Jastarnia. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Tourism and Recreation of the Academy of Physical Education in Wrocław. He also completed postgraduate studies in organization and management as well as European integration at the University of Gdańsk and PhD studies at the Faculty of Management and Economics of Services at the University of Szczecin.
Thursday, October 21, 202114:00 - 15:00AN ECONOMIC STRATEGY FOR A NEW DECADE
Thursday, July 1, 20217:00 - 23:45Prelegenci na głównej
Julien DUCARROZ
President of the Management Board of Orange Polska
Julien DUCARROZ
President of the Management Board of Orange Polska
Julien Ducarroz is the CEO of Orange Polska S.A. Before that, in 2016-2020, he managed Orange Moldova, the largest convergent operator on the local market. He built his experience on nine European markets, incl. in the Netherlands and Romania.
Wednesday, October 20, 202119:00 - 20:00OPENING SESSION – THE ANTHROPOCENE
Wednesday, October 20, 202118:00 - 19:00EFNI 2021 OPENING GALA
Katarzyna BYCZKOWSKA
Managing Director, BASF Polska
Katarzyna BYCZKOWSKA
Managing Director, BASF Polska

Managing Director at BASF Polska since May 2018. Worked at Dow Chemicals for 10 years. Started at BASF in 2005. Between 2013 and 2017 appointed Vice President, Sales & Regional Market Development Iberia and later Head of Controlling and Projects in Centra Europe. Graduated Wroclaw University of Technology and MBA at the Calgary University.

Friday, October 22, 202110:00 - 11:00ARE WE READY FOR 'FIT FOR 55'?
Friday, October 22, 202111:30 - 12:30BUSINESS 2030 - 2050: LIMITED RESOURCES, UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES?
Thursday, October 21, 202116:45 - 17:45THE WEIMAR WOMEN’S TRIANGLE
Natalia HATALSKA
Founder and Charwoman, infuture.institute
Natalia HATALSKA
Founder and Charwoman, infuture.institute

Trend analyst, publicist, founder and president of the institute for research on the future of the infuture institute. Recognized as one of the 10 most important figures in Polish business. Awarded with the Digital Shaper title in the “Visionary” category - granted to the people who have an above-average contribution to the development of the digital economy in Poland. The Financial Times placed her on the New Europe 100 list - a list of 100 people from Central and Eastern Europe who change society, politics, and business, presenting a new approach to main problems of the modern world.

Friday, October 22, 202116:00 - 17:00CLOSING SESSION – THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD ACCORDING TO WOMEN
Thursday, October 21, 202113:00 - 13:30THE AGE OF PARADOXES. WILL TECHNOLOGY SAVE US
Marta POŚLAD
Head of CEE and Transatlantic Public Policy in Google
Marta POŚLAD
Head of CEE and Transatlantic Public Policy in Google
Marta Poślad pracuje w Google od 2012 r. Jest dyrektorką ds. relacji transatlantyckich oraz odpowiada za politykę publiczną w Europie Środkowo-Wschodniej. Wcześniej zajmowała się zagadnieniami dotyczącymi prywatności i cyberbezpieczeństwa w Europie, Afryce i na Bliskim Wschodzie. Absolwentka Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego i University of Cambridge.
Thursday, October 21, 202112:00 - 13:00TRANSATLANTIC TECHNOLOGY RELATIONS. TOWARD DISUNITY OR HARMONIZATION?
Andrzej BOBIŃSKI
Managing Director of Polityka Insight
Andrzej BOBIŃSKI
Managing Director of Polityka Insight

Andrzej Bobiński is the Managing Director of Polityka Insight. Prior to that, he was the Deputy Managing Director responsible for business activities. Between 2013 and 2016, he headed the business department of Polityka Insight. Up to 2012, he was the head of the External Relations department of Orange Polska, at the same time co-creating the Wrocław Global Forum as the director of the secretariat of the event. Between 2006 and 2009 he was the programme coordinator of the Centre for International Relations. He graduated from the University of Warsaw with a degree in applied linguistics.

Friday, October 22, 20219:00 - 9:45WORDS THAT MATTER. POLARISATION – CAN BUBBLES BE PUNCTURED AND HOW TO DO THAT
Magdalena ROGALSKA
Vice President of the Management Board of Deutsche Bank Polska
Magdalena ROGALSKA
Vice President of the Management Board of Deutsche Bank Polska

Magdalena Rogalska has been the Vice President of the Management Board of Deutsche Bank Polska S.A. since 2019. She is responsible for Corporate Bank including Cash Management, Trade Finance, Securities Services, as well as foreign exchange business. She has been with Deutsche Bank Polska since 1998. For several years, she served as Head of Global Subsidiaries Coverage department responsible for local relations with subsidiaries of international capital groups. In 2013, she was appointed Member of the Management Board of Deutsche Bank Polska S.A responsible for Global Transaction Banking.

She holds a degree in Finance and Banking from the Warsaw School of Economics.

Friday, October 22, 202110:00 - 11:00TECHNOLOGY SHAPES THE FUTURE OF FINANCES - WHICH INNOVATIONS WILL BRING US IN 2035?
Ingrid REUMERT
President of the Danish Government Council for Energy Efficiency Transition, Vicepresident of Velux
Ingrid REUMERT
President of the Danish Government Council for Energy Efficiency Transition, Vicepresident of Velux
Ingrid Reumert is the VP of Global External Relations & Sustainability at The VELUX Group. She is also Chairman of the Danish Government's Council for Energy Efficient Transition, and ViceChair of the Danish Governments Climate Partnership for the Built Environment. She also hosts the position of a Board Member of UN Global Compact Denmark, ViceChair of Synergi, Member of IEA's Advisory Committee for Energy Effiency and a Board Member of EuroACE.
Friday, October 22, 202110:00 - 11:00ARE WE READY FOR 'FIT FOR 55'?
Iveta RADIČOVÁ
former Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovakia
Iveta RADIČOVÁ
former Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovakia
Iveta Radicová is professor of sociology at Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts and Dean of Media Faculty Paneuropean University in Bratislava. Prior to the positions as Slovakia’s Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, she was a member of the Slovak National Parliament and served as Minister of Labor, Social Affairs, and Family. In 1992, she founded the non-profit Social Policy Analysis Centre, which she led until being appointed director of the Institute of Sociology of the Slovak Academy of Science in 2005. She received professor in sociology from Comenius University in Bratislava.
Thursday, October 21, 202111:30 - 13:00THE FUTURE OF EUROPE - WHAT WILL IT BE, HOW TO PLAN IT, ORGANIZE IT, AND TALK ABOUT IT SO AS NOT TO LOSE?
Marek NIEDUŻAK
Secretary of State, Ministry of Development, Labor and Technology
Marek NIEDUŻAK
Secretary of State, Ministry of Development, Labor and Technology

Since August 17, 2021, Mr. Niedużak serves as the Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Development and Technology, where he’s responsible for the area of regulation and legislation. Previously, Deputy Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology, Deputy Minister of Development, and then Development, Labor and Technology. He has many years of experience in working with leading law firms. While running an individual advocate practice, he cooperated, among others, with the Sejm Analysis Bureau and Polityka Insight. He lectured at the Law College of the Kozminski University and conducted economic law classes as part of an attorney apprenticeship at the Warsaw Chamber. He is a member of the supervisory board of Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego. He belongs to the Polish Association of Economic Analysis of Law and the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Poland. He sits on the board of the Abraham Jakub Stern. He is a fellow of the Polish Economic Institute. Doctor of law and lawyer specializing in civil and economic law, a graduate of the Jagiellonian University and the University of Cambridge.

Thursday, October 21, 202110:05 - 11:20THE BUSINESS WEIMAR TRIANGLE – OPENING KEY CHALLENGES FACING THE EUROPEAN ECONOMY: ENERGY, TRADE POLICY, DIGITAL TAXES
Thursday, October 21, 202114:00 - 15:00AN ECONOMIC STRATEGY FOR A NEW DECADE
Tadeusz NOWICKI
President of the Management Moderator Board of Ergis S.A
Tadeusz NOWICKI
President of the Management Moderator Board of Ergis S.A
Thursday, October 21, 202115:30 - 16:45WHAT WILL THE WORLD BE MADE FROM AFTER THE ECOLOGICAL REVOLUTION?
Andre M. BAJORAT
Head of Strategy of Corporate Bank, Deutsche Bank
Andre M. BAJORAT
Head of Strategy of Corporate Bank, Deutsche Bank

André is part of the European digital economy for almost 25 years. After positions in different Banking, Payment and Fintech Companies, André joined Deutsche Bank as a Managing Director in January 2020. As a former General Manager of figo, giropay, enfore and Star Finanz, Business Angel in several Companies and Board Member, he has a deep knowledge in Payments, Banking and Digital Assets. In Deutsche Bank he is driving different areas like digital assets & currencies and APIs.

Friday, October 22, 202110:00 - 11:00TECHNOLOGY SHAPES THE FUTURE OF FINANCES - WHICH INNOVATIONS WILL BRING US IN 2035?
Rafał RUDZIŃSKI
CEO at Robert Bosch Sp. z o.o. and a representative of the Bosch Group in Poland
Rafał RUDZIŃSKI
CEO at Robert Bosch Sp. z o.o. and a representative of the Bosch Group in Poland

Rafał Rudziński has held managerial and executive positions in Polish companies of the Bosch Group for many years. On 1 January 2019, he was appointed the CEO of Robert Bosch and a representative of the Bosch Group in Poland. In 2005-2018, he worked at BSH Sprzęt Gospodarstwa Domowego where he initially held the position of Sales Director, and from 2008 onwards he became a Member of the Management Board responsible for marketing, sales, factory service and logistics. In 2000-2004 he was the Sales Director at Miele. Rafał Rudziński is a member of the Management Board of the Employers’ Association of Automotive and Industrial Products and a member of the Green Transformation Council, which operates within the Lewiatan Confederation. He is also a member of the UN Global Compact Network Poland Program Council.

Thursday, October 21, 202116:45 - 17:45THE WEIMAR WOMEN’S TRIANGLE
Thursday, October 21, 202115:30 - 16:30THE EXPENDABLE BRAIN. AIOT: ON THE FUTURE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE INTERNETOF THINGS.
Dominik WAŁKOWSKI
Advocate, Partner, Wardyński & Partners
Dominik WAŁKOWSKI
Advocate, Partner, Wardyński & Partners

Responsible for the practice of environmental law at Wardyński & Partners. He deals with Polish, European and international environmental protection and sustainable development law, including investment processes and responsibility for violating environmental protection requirements and causing environmental damage. He advises on environmental impact assessment, construction and operation of industrial plants, management and transboundary shipment of waste, as well as nature and biodiversity protection.

Friday, October 22, 202111:30 - 12:30BUSINESS 2030 - 2050: LIMITED RESOURCES, UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES?
Justyna ORŁOWSKA
Prime Minister’s High Representative for Government Technology - Head of the GovTech Centre
Justyna ORŁOWSKA
Prime Minister’s High Representative for Government Technology - Head of the GovTech Centre

Leading expert in corporate finance and fund management. Having previously worked in consulting, in 2016 she became an advisor to the Minister of Economic Development. Responsible for management of the State's innovative projects portfolio, she spearheaded the MinFinTech programme as well as digital initiatives in the fields such as education or finance. In 2017 appointed an Advisor to the Prime Minister on Innovation Policy and Finance. Since the GovTech Polska Programme’s establishment in April 2018, she is serving as Head of the GovTech Polska Programme - Poland's largest initiative aimed at bringing and implementing the innovation and digital revolution to the Public Sector. She was appointed the Prime Minister’s High Representative for Government Technology in March 2020 and currently serving as Head of the GovTech Centre in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister.

For her actions, she has received multiple awards, including Forbes 30 under 30, Digital Shape, the Digital Eagle and the Innovation Eagle award.

Thursday, October 21, 20219:00 - 10:00HOW TO MAKE DIGITALIZATION CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL INCLUSION?
Jarosław KRAWCZYK
PR Lead, Otodom
Jarosław KRAWCZYK
PR Lead, Otodom
Responsible for PR at Otodom, host of the Otodom.Live cycle, author of essays on the real estate market quoted by the most important publications and based on the Otodom analysis and the studies ordered by the website. Always keeping an eye on the market and analyses it without predetermined theses, interested mostly in trends and changes within it and everything in-between the real estate and its habitants. In private life Mr. Krawczyk often attends concerts and festivals, as music is his element.
Thursday, October 21, 202115:30 - 16:30WHERE IS THE REAL ESTATE MARKET HEADING? KEY TRENDS AND CHALLENGES
Maria WIŚNIEWSKA
PhD; doctor of sociology, economist, manager, academic lecturer
Maria WIŚNIEWSKA
PhD; doctor of sociology, economist, manager, academic lecturer

Currently assistant professor at the Collegium Artes Liberales, Warsaw University, in charge of Leadership Laboratory, independent member of Supervisory Board of Orange Polska, member of Programme Council at the Institute of Public Affairs, deputy CEO of the Foundation “Institute Artes Liberales”, Warsaw. Since the beginning of her career closely connected to the Polish banking sector, initially at the Poznan Regional Branch of the National Bank of Poland, then as a co-organizer and deputy CEO at the Wielkopolski Bank Kredytowy. In 1997 she worked as a CEO of the Skarbiec Mutual Fund, between 1998 and 2003 CEO of the Bank Pekao SA, member of the Polish Parliament from 2005 to 2007, later, until 2012, CO of the Amsterdam-based Corporation of European Pharmaceutical Distributors NV. Twice on the list of the twenty-five most influential women in Europe, announced by the Wall Street Journal. In 2003 on the list of „Stars of Europe” published by Business Week.

Thursday, October 21, 202116:30 - 17:00ANATOMY OF CHARISMATIC LEADERSHIP
Jacek HUTYRA
Climate Officer, Orange Polska
Jacek HUTYRA
Climate Officer, Orange Polska
Probably the first climate officer in Poland – and definitely the first one in Orange Group across the world. His role is to support the Orange Polska teams in design and deployment of tangible actions to reduce the company’s climate footprint. Goal? Net Zero Carbon by 2040. #OrangeGoesGreen #NetZero2040
Thursday, October 21, 202112:00 - 13:00BUSINESS RACE TO ZERO
Witold DROŻDŻ
Board Member in charge of Strategy and Corporate Affairs at Orange Polska
Witold DROŻDŻ
Board Member in charge of Strategy and Corporate Affairs at Orange Polska
Board Member in charge of Strategy and Corporate Affairs at Orange Polska and Member of the Board of Orange Foundation. Earlier acting President of the Management Board of PGE Energia Jądrowa S.A. and Deputy Minister of the Interior and Administration, responsible for the development of information society and public records. He is a graduate of Law and International Relations at the University of Warsaw and the Stanford Executive Program at the University of Stanford.
Thursday, October 21, 20219:00 - 10:00HOW TO MAKE DIGITALIZATION CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL INCLUSION?
Bożena LEŚNIEWSKA
Vice-President of the Board for Business Market, Orange Polska
Bożena LEŚNIEWSKA
Vice-President of the Board for Business Market, Orange Polska
As the Vice-President of the Management Board Orange Polska, Bożena Leśniewska is responsible for Business Market and companies Integrated Solutions and BlueSoft. She has over 20 years of experience in management for the technology sector. She graduated from the Jagiellonian University, Academy of Leadership Psychology at Warsaw University of Technology Business School, Academy of Mentoring and Advanced Management Program at INSEAD. She is a member of the Responsible Leadership Council and the European Network for Women in Leadership. She holds the position of CEO of LiderShe Association. Bożena Leśniewska is also an engaged mentor, helping others in achieving their goals.
Thursday, October 21, 202114:00 - 15:00AN ECONOMIC STRATEGY FOR A NEW DECADE
Jacek KUCHARCZYK
President of the Board, Institute of Public Affairs
Jacek KUCHARCZYK
President of the Board, Institute of Public Affairs

Sociologist and policy analyst, President of the Institute of Public Affairs, one of Poland’s leading think-tanks. In the 1980s Kucharczyk was active in independent student movement and clandestine publishing in Poland. He has been a co-founder and board member of a number of international NGOs, including Prague Civil Society Center, Policy Association for an Open Society PASOS and the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) in Brussels.  Dr Kucharczyk is also a Chair of Scholarship Program Advisory Board at Open Society Foundations and in 2008-2015 served as Advisory Board member of OSF Think Tank Fund. In 2009-2015 he served as board member of the National School of Public Administration in Warsaw. He is currently a board member of Oko.press foundation.

Dr Kucharczyk has authored and edited articles, reports, policy briefs and books on European integration, democratic governance, populism and migration policy. He is the creator and co-author of the Polish-German Barometer, a cyclical study of public opinion in Poland and Germany.

Dr Kucharczyk received PhD in sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences. He studied at the Graduate School for Social Research in Warsaw, Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York, the University of Kent at Canterbury (MA in philosophy) and Warsaw University (MA in English studies).

Thursday, October 21, 202115:30 - 16:30PERCEPTION OF WEIMER TRIANGLE – REPORT PRESENTATION
Thomas BEHRENS
Project Coordinator, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Warsaw Office
Thomas BEHRENS
Project Coordinator, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Warsaw Office

Thomas Behrens has been a project coordinator in the team of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung's international office in Warsaw/Poland since April 2021. He has already worked for many years as an independent, project-related staff member for KAS Poland, numerous partners of the International Office (Institute of Public Affairs (ISP), Centre for International Relations (CSM), Bertelsmann Foundation, Kreisau Foundation for European Understanding and others) as well as private companies. He studied law at the Ruprecht Karls University in Heidelberg and political science at the Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University in Bonn. He wrote his master's thesis under Prof. Dr Gerd Langguth in 2011 on the topic of power-political asymmetry in German-Polish relations since 1998.

Thursday, October 21, 202115:30 - 16:30PERCEPTION OF WEIMER TRIANGLE – REPORT PRESENTATION
Małgorzata KOPKA-PIĄTEK
Head of the European Programme, Institute of Public Affairs
Małgorzata KOPKA-PIĄTEK
Head of the European Programme, Institute of Public Affairs

She holds a degree in German philology from University of Wrocław and a postgraduate degree in political science from Warsaw University. She worked in European affairs and international politics for 15 years at the Heinrich Böll Foundation Warsaw Office. Before that, she worked at the Polish-German Youth Cooperation, and even before that, she conducted trainings on intercultural civic education. For those interested in a different perspective on international relations, she recommend a publication of her co-authorship "Will Women Save the World? A Feminist Foreign Policy" (Czy kobiety uratują świat. Feministyczna polityka zagraniczna”).

Thursday, October 21, 202115:30 - 16:30PERCEPTION OF WEIMER TRIANGLE – REPORT PRESENTATION
Katarzyna BARSKA-ALIBERT
Partner at LEXCAP Law Firm
Katarzyna BARSKA-ALIBERT
Partner at LEXCAP Law Firm
Friday, October 22, 202111:30 - 12:00WSTĘP: UMOWA NAJMU LOKALOWEGO W PRAWIE FRANCUSKIM
Thursday, October 21, 202116:45 - 17:45FOREIGN EXPANSION OF SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES IN THE POLISH-FRENCH-GERMAN CONTEXT
Elżbieta CZETWERTYŃSKA
Chief Executive Officer of the Bank Citi Handlowy
Elżbieta CZETWERTYŃSKA
Chief Executive Officer of the Bank Citi Handlowy

Serving as the Citi Country Officer for Poland since May 2021. Ms. Czetwertyńska has over 25 years of experience on six banking markets in Europe and both Americas. Joined the Citi group in 1994 in Ecuador as Corporate Banking Advisor. Between 1999 and 2003 worked as Head of the Transaction Banking Sector in Dominican Republic, then worked for a year in the US supervising the auditing for corporate credits in the Latin America. Joined Bank Handlowy in 2004. After three years she took the responsibility of managing the East and Central Poland Region. Head of the Corporate Banking Division between 2009 and 2013, when she moved to Columbia where she headed transaction banking. In 2015 appointed Head of Citi and Head of Corporate and Transaction Banking in Ecuador.Returned to Europe as Citi Country Officer for Switzerland, Monaco, and Liechtenstein in 2019. Ms. Elżbieta Czetwertyńska is a graduate of the Faculty of Nutrition Sciences, Economics and Marketing at the University of Reading in Great Britain.

Friday, October 22, 202116:00 - 17:00CLOSING SESSION – THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD ACCORDING TO WOMEN
Joanna BOCHNIARZ
President of the Center for Innovative Education
Joanna BOCHNIARZ
President of the Center for Innovative Education
President of the Center for Innovative Education (CIE) and co-creator of the New Education Forum. Since 2004, the author of educational programmes aimed at business, EU, national and regional authorities, and educational environments. Previously, a business lawyer in an international law firm (1994-2009). A graduate of the University of Warsaw and ESADE Business School.
Friday, October 22, 202114:45 - 15:45BELFER OR INSPIRATOR? POLISH EDUCATION AND THE POLISH LABOR MARKET
Friday, October 22, 202111:30 - 12:30NEW EDUCATION FORUM POLAND: EUROPEAN EDUCATION – A RUN AWAY TRAIN
Dominik WAGNER
Rechtsanwalt, Partner at TIGGES Rechtsanwälte
Dominik WAGNER
Rechtsanwalt, Partner at TIGGES Rechtsanwälte
German attorney-at-law and partner at TIGGES Rechtsanwälte in Düsseldorf. He is certified specialist for both commercial and corporate law as well as for international business law. For more than 15 years, he has been advising German, Polish and international companies on various commercial law issues, in particular on the establishment of companies and expansion abroad, in the areas of contract, commercial and corporate law. He advises on various constellations of business activities and corporate law structuring options. Moreover, Dr. Wagner assists with transactions in the area of companies and real estate (M&A). A major focus is the specialization in German-Polish business transactions.
Thursday, October 21, 202116:45 - 17:45FOREIGN EXPANSION OF SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES IN THE POLISH-FRENCH-GERMAN CONTEXT
Frans TIMMERMANS
European Commission Executive Vice President for the European Green Deal (
Frans TIMMERMANS
European Commission Executive Vice President for the European Green Deal (
Wednesday, October 20, 202118:00 - 19:00EFNI 2021 OPENING GALA
Karin SKÖLD
CEO and CSO of IKEA Retail in Poland
Karin SKÖLD
CEO and CSO of IKEA Retail in Poland

Ms. Karin Sköld took up her current position in September 2020. Previously, as the Area Director, she was responsible for the development of the brand on local markets outside Warsaw.  She started in 2003 in the IKEA Kållered store in Sweden. Throughout her career, she was involved in supply planning, purchasing strategies and management, and worked as a Project Manager for IKEA Food Services in Sweden. She was also an Assistant to the President of the Ingka Group and then managed the IKEA store in China.

Thursday, October 21, 202111:30 - 13:00THE FUTURE OF EUROPE - WHAT WILL IT BE, HOW TO PLAN IT, ORGANIZE IT, AND TALK ABOUT IT SO AS NOT TO LOSE?
Adam AMBROZIK
Corporate Affairs Manager, VELUX Poland
Adam AMBROZIK
Corporate Affairs Manager, VELUX Poland

Adam Ambrozik worked in the Ministry of the Treasury as an Advisor to the Minister and Director of the Restructuring and State Aid Department. Member of the Supervisory Boards: Orlen, Polimex - Mostostal, PAIIZ. Graduated: AMP at IESE, Law, Management and Marketing.

Thursday, October 21, 202114:00 - 15:00FAIR AND UNFAIR COMPETITION IN BUSINESS
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