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European Economic Congress 2013
Tentative scope of topics/agenda

May 14th, 2013
14.00-16.00
Monopol Hotel

The capital market of Central Europe

  • Importance of Polish experience in the evolution of the capital market in the region
  • WSE – a rarity on a European scale. The pace of and prospects for the evolution of the Warsaw Stock Exchange
  • Influence of OFE (Polish Open Pension Scheme) on the Polish Stock Exchange Market.
  • The evolution of commodity markets of the WSE – new products and new challenges
  • Interest expressed by global investors in the Polish capital market

May 14th, 2013
09.00-11.00
Monopol Hotel

Euro – the system under pressure

  • Euro as a currency and its role in economy
  • Recent experience of the Euroland. Conclusions for the future
  • Experience of countries in the Eurozone – Slovakia, Slovenia and Estonia
  • Poland in the Eurozone. When and on what conditions?

May 14th, 2013
11.30-13.30
Monopol Hotel

“Polish Investments” Programme (Inwestycje Polskie) – a stimulant to economic growth

  • Governing principles, available funds and the schedule of activities
  • Visions of partnership: PIR SA, BGK, investors
  • Polish Investments (Inwestycje Polskie) in practice – project scenarios. Potential beneficiaries of the Programme
  • Where are the implementation risks – politics, bureaucracy, prosperity?

May 14th, 2013
14.00-16.00
Monopol Hotel

Europe of the future. The European Union and its neighbours

  • Croatia, and what next? The process of the European Union’s expansion in the context of disintegration trends and economic slowdown
  • The EU policy with regard to the Balkan countries, Ukraine, Turkey and North African countries
  • Attractiveness of the EU for its neighbours. Neighbours as a chance, a riddle and a problem
  • Walls or bridges? The European Union concentrated on itself or open to its nearest surroundings
  • The European identity in trouble? Multitude, diversity and value

May 14th, 2013
09.00-11.00
Monopol Hotel

Mergers and acquisitions

  • The global mergers and acquisitions market in recent years
  • The M&A market in Central Europe and in Poland – prospects for evolution
  • The economy sector, as well as sectors and industries with the highest consolidation potential
  • 2013 – the year of mergers and acquisitions? Slowdown as a prosperous time for the mergers and acquisitions market 
  • Where are the risks? EP funds and other sources of transaction funding

May 14th, 2013
11.30-13.30
Monopol Hotel

Management. Restructuring

  • Social, financial and organizational conditions for effective restructuring
  • Examples of successful restructuring. Most common mistakes
  • Legal instruments for the sanitation of firms – the current state, as well as practice and limitations
  • New chance policy of the government. Recovery proceedings instead of liquidation bankruptcy
  • Necessary changes in legal environment
  • Funding in danger – possibilities of supporting the recovery process of a firm
  • Frontiers of risk and criteria for evaluation The point of view of financial market institutions

May 14th, 2013
14.00-16.00
Monopol Hotel

Banking sector in the European Union

  • Banking union and its final shape, as well as its consequences and importance for the future of the sector in Europe.
  • Changes in regulations concerning the banking sector and their expected influence on the standing of financial institutions in the EU
  • Stability as the main purpose of new regulations. Means of achieving it. Any insolvencies in the sector?
  • Central Europe in the face of common banking supervision in the EU. Partaking or moderation – pros and cons

May 14th, 2013
09.00-11.00
Qubus Hotel

2nd Economic Cooperation Forum. European Union – China

Central Europe, China and World Economic Outlook

  • In the global crisis, Poland keeps GDP growth and China continues economic success
  • China’s role on the international stage is evolving
  • What are the strategic objectives that China intends to achieve globally, CEE and Poland?
  • To what extent China evolve as architect of global governance?

May 14th, 2013
11.30-13.30
Qubus Hotel

2nd Economic Cooperation Forum. European Union – China

Europe – China cooperation: Opportunities and risks

  • Last year witnessed revived relations between China, Poland and CEE. How to transform the favorable political climate into tangible business benefits?
  • What financial instrument will both government and banks issue to support bilateral trade and investment?
  • Should Europe limit China expansion? How to avoid risks and convert it into opportunities?

May 14th, 2013
14.00-16.00
Qubus Hotel

2nd Economic Cooperation Forum. European Union – China

Poles go to China

  • Inspite of the world economic slowdown Chinese economy still offers a lot of business opportunities. Nonetheless, China is a large, but also the most competitive market in the world.
  • Do Polish companies have a chance to succeed in China?
  • What are the best practice to follow?

Chinese Business Leader of the Year

May 14th, 2013
09.00-11.00
Qubus Hotel

Transport in Europe. Poland in the European cargo market

  • Changes in the main streams of commodities. The role of global and European logistics centres
  • Transport policy of the EU. Infrastructure developments in the new model of TEN-T network funding
  • Rail transport in the EU Evolution of routes, e.g. ARA ports – Italy. Projects of East-West and North-South routes (including the Baltic Sea-Adriatic Sea route)
  • The future of the rail cargo market Increase in intermodal transport and changes in the transport structure
  • Poland on the EU map of transport routes and in the transport policy of the EU. Can Poland become one of European cargo centres?
  • Conditions for the Polish rail cargo transportation market. The accommodation of cargo carriers and the infrastructure to operate on a fully open and competitive market
  • Warehouse infrastructure Logistics centres Handling terminals. Port infrastructure development

May 14th, 2013
11.30-13.30
Qubus Hotel

The integrated transport system in urban complexes

  • An overview of the current trends in passenger (rail and bus) transport
  • Demographic and social, as well as economic and financial sources of the upward trend in urban complex transport (fuel costs, transport policy, organizational and technical solutions, automatic train operation systems, integrated tickets)
  • The costs and financing of urban complex transport Additional funding on behalf of the local authorities of the municipality Purchases of a new railway rolling stock Co-financing from EU funds  
  • Competition between carriers and the emergence of new carriers governed by local authorities
  • The future directions for the solutions concerning public transport The examples of integrated municipal public transport systems
  • The role of regional multiannual collective transport plans

May 14th, 2013
14.00-16.00
Qubus Hotel

Management. Company in the global market

  • Expansion of companies in global economy – dynamic strategies, hostile takeovers and brave mergers
  • Polish and European investors in distant markets. Evaluation and possibilities of reducing new risks
  • Climate, politics, culture – contexts of global business that require special competences
  • Multiculturalism in a corporation – a risk, a problem or an asset?
  • Multi-specialist and supranational business organization management – challenges for a manager

May 14th, 2013
11.30-13.30
Qubus Hotel

Air transport and infrastructure in Europe and in Poland

  • Dynamic development of airports in Poland. Plans of local authorities and investors
  • Economic influence of investments related to air transport. Circum-airport investments
  • The use of airport infrastructure in the context of market condition. Prospects
  • Plans of the largest carriers in Poland
  • Legal and regulatory conditions for investments in air infrastructure

May 14th, 2013
14.00-16.00
Qubus Hotel

Arms industry

  • The future of the Polish arms industry in the context of the planned expenses on defence
  • Consolidation of the Polish arms industry – does this process influence the market in any way?
  • The role of the defence sector in economy. Civil cooperation. Employment. Security. Budget costs and taxes
  • The role of governments in supporting native armaments firms abroad (armaments contracts)
  • Armaments production vs. the art of sales. Price, specialization, lobbing, marketing, scientific research, innovations, offset, brand, tradition and political pressure
  • Competing with potentates. Assets of the arms industry in Central Europe in view of the global market

May 14th, 2013
09.00-11.00
Altus building

Africa – Central Europe Economic Cooperation Forum

Economic and political cooperation between the European Union and Africa

  • The countries of Europe (with special regard to Central Europe) vs Africa. Evaluation of the condition of economic relations
  • Ambitions and aspirations, the pace of economic growth, the opening and potential of enterprise - common features of African and Central European economies as a basis for common initiatives
  • The chance of animating mutually profitable economic relations; the conditions which are to be satisfied in order to induce them
  • Central Europe as an alternative partner without post- and neocolonial burden. Traditional vs. modern image of the foreign investor in Africa from the point of politics, history and economy.

 

The potential and investment

  • Basic macroeconomic data. Africa in the looking-glass and in the eyes of experts. Internal diversification of the African economy (at a regional level, as well as at the level of sectors and industries)
  • Dynamic sectors and industries in the rapidly growing African economies
  • How to invest in Africa – principles and key competencies, cultural differences, safety and barriers to be eliminated. What type of investor Africa needs - the ideal investor profile

 

Development policy of the EU with regard to Africa. Support that stimulates both the economy and the enterprise

  • Evolution and funds, directions and forms of activities as part of the development policy of the EU with regard to Africa
  • Areas of development cooperation: education and health, infrastructure and the media, enterprise and invention
  • The principle of partnership in relations between African and European companies, investors and institutions. The area of shared values: reciprocity, trust and tolerance
  • How to help effectively, so as to create the foundations of economic cooperation?

 

Practice and the future. Economic cooperation between Central European countries and African countries

  • Experience. Potential. Proven strategies and cooperation scenarios
  • Mutually profitable cooperation - a sectoral approach. Priority industries and branches of the economy

May 14th, 2013
11.30-13.30
Altus building

Africa – Central Europe Economic Cooperation Forum

Economic and political cooperation between the European Union and Africa

  • The countries of Europe (with special regard to Central Europe) vs Africa. Evaluation of the condition of economic relations
  • Ambitions and aspirations, the pace of economic growth, the opening and potential of enterprise - common features of African and Central European economies as a basis for common initiatives
  • The chance of animating mutually profitable economic relations; the conditions which are to be satisfied in order to induce them
  • Central Europe as an alternative partner without post- and neocolonial burden. Traditional vs. modern image of the foreign investor in Africa from the point of politics, history and economy.

 

The potential and investment

  • Basic macroeconomic data. Africa in the looking-glass and in the eyes of experts. Internal diversification of the African economy (at a regional level, as well as at the level of sectors and industries)
  • Dynamic sectors and industries in the rapidly growing African economies
  • How to invest in Africa – principles and key competencies, cultural differences, safety and barriers to be eliminated. What type of investor Africa needs - the ideal investor profile

 

Development policy of the EU with regard to Africa. Support that stimulates both the economy and the enterprise

  • Evolution and funds, directions and forms of activities as part of the development policy of the EU with regard to Africa
  • Areas of development cooperation: education and health, infrastructure and the media, enterprise and invention
  • The principle of partnership in relations between African and European companies, investors and institutions. The area of shared values: reciprocity, trust and tolerance
  • How to help effectively, so as to create the foundations of economic cooperation?

 

Practice and the future. Economic cooperation between Central European countries and African countries

  • Experience. Potential. Proven strategies and cooperation scenarios
  • Mutually profitable cooperation - a sectoral approach. Priority industries and branches of the economy

May 14th, 2013
14.00-16.00
Altus building

Africa – Central Europe Economic Cooperation Forum

Economic and political cooperation between the European Union and Africa

  • The countries of Europe (with special regard to Central Europe) vs Africa. Evaluation of the condition of economic relations
  • Ambitions and aspirations, the pace of economic growth, the opening and potential of enterprise - common features of African and Central European economies as a basis for common initiatives
  • The chance of animating mutually profitable economic relations; the conditions which are to be satisfied in order to induce them
  • Central Europe as an alternative partner without post- and neocolonial burden. Traditional vs. modern image of the foreign investor in Africa from the point of politics, history and economy.

 

The potential and investment

  • Basic macroeconomic data. Africa in the looking-glass and in the eyes of experts. Internal diversification of the African economy (at a regional level, as well as at the level of sectors and industries)
  • Dynamic sectors and industries in the rapidly growing African economies
  • How to invest in Africa – principles and key competencies, cultural differences, safety and barriers to be eliminated. What type of investor Africa needs - the ideal investor profile

 

Development policy of the EU with regard to Africa. Support that stimulates both the economy and the enterprise

  • Evolution and funds, directions and forms of activities as part of the development policy of the EU with regard to Africa
  • Areas of development cooperation: education and health, infrastructure and the media, enterprise and invention
  • The principle of partnership in relations between African and European companies, investors and institutions. The area of shared values: reciprocity, trust and tolerance
  • How to help effectively, so as to create the foundations of economic cooperation?

 

Practice and the future. Economic cooperation between Central European countries and African countries

  • Experience. Potential. Proven strategies and cooperation scenarios
  • Mutually profitable cooperation - a sectoral approach. Priority industries and branches of the economy

May 14th, 2013
16.15-17.30
Altus building

Africa – Central Europe Economic Cooperation Forum – presentations

  • Programme Go Africa!
  • Report on West Africa prepared in cooperation with the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA)
  • Investments in Senegal
  • Angola
  • Algeria
  • Rwanda

May 14th, 2013
09.00-11.00
Altus building

Commercial real estate market in Central Europe

  • A safe haven for developers and investors. Conditions for investing in individual countries of the region
  • Planned supply and prospects for demand for new real property projects
  • The lesson of the crisis – changes in trends in the European commercial real estate market
  • Return on investment and risk. Features of the Central European market in relation to the countries of Western Europe
  • Sources of funding running dry – who will fill this gap?

May 14th, 2013
11.30-13.30
Altus building

The standing of the Polish commercial real estate market

  • An attractive alternative – conditions indispensable for keeping Poland in the leading position on the commercial real estate market in Central Europe
  • Poland as an arena of spectacular transactions. Expectations of active investors 
  • Sources of commercial investments funding
  • What next? Risks resulting from Poland being influenced by the global economic prosperity
  • Further growth or saturation? Prospective sectors and locations for the commercial property market in Poland. Plans of the largest developers 

May 14th, 2013
14.00-16.00
Altus building

Commercial investments in the urban space

  • Models of cooperation between developers of commercial facilities and local authorities. How does it work in other countries of the European Union?
  • Investments that change the quality of life in a city
  • PPP – what to do in order to make it function on a wide scale?
  • Challenges related to the regeneration of post-industrial areas and listed buildings
  • The role of cooperation between the city and the investor
  • Good and bad practice in relations between the private partner and the public partner

May 14th, 2013
09.00-11.00
Silesian Voivodeship Office

Metropolises as centres of growth

  • The increasing importance of metropolises in the world
  • Strengths and weaknesses of metropolises in Poland (their share in GDP and their lack of adequate institutional and political representation)
  • Municipal policy worldwide, in Europe and in Poland
  • Energy, telecommunications and transport in the process of metropolisation and reintegration of the EU
  • Metropolises as centres of growth, politics and decisions
  • Funding the evolution of metropolises

May 14th, 2013
11.30-13.30
Silesian Voivodeship Office

Municipal investments

  • What local authorities invest in – main directions, desirable changes, good practice and valuable warnings
  • Economic or social meaning of investments – which one is more important? “Cost-generating” and pro-development investments
  • How to invest efficiently – where to find reserves? Common projects

May 14th, 2013
14.00-16.00
Silesian Voivodeship Office

The new financial prospect for the EU – challenges for local authorities

  • What will change in the funding of municipal and public investments in the new financial prospect for the EU?
  • Infrastructure or innovations? The art of conscious choice
  • Limitations and priorities. Social pressure and the costs account
  • How to invest efficiently – where to find reserves? Common projects

May 14th, 2013
09.00-11.00
Silesian Voivodeship Office

Water supply and sewage. Efficiency in the first place

  • The efficiency of water supply industry activity at financial, organizational, economic and processing levels     
  • Models, expectations and challenges concerning efficiency that the water supply and sewage industry has to face
  • Investments – chances of using EU funds in the new financial prospect  
  • Innovative examples of water supply and sewage management in Europe and in Poland
  • Cutting-edge technological solutions. Results of the use of renewable energy sources in the water supply and sewage industry

May 14th, 2013
11.30-13.30
Silesian Voivodeship Office

Healing Local Governments Finances

  • Financial condition of self-governments in Europe
  • The share of local authorities in PIT and CIT – Europe and Poland
  • Finance of self-governments in the “IDD” formula: Income, Deficit, Debts
  • New rules of budgeting and undertaking obligations (Art. 243 of the Public Finance Act). Effects for investments and expenses of self-governments
  • Self-governments in the face of the individual debt ratio
  • Is it the time for a new, comprehensive finance system for self-governments?

May 14th, 2013
14.00-16.00
Silesian Voivodeship Office

Smart cities

  • Smart city model. From a bold vision to its gradual implementation. Successful examples from Europe and the rest of the world
  • The idea of European smart cities in various fields of the city’s functioning (culture, media, transport, information, communication technologies)
  • Practical solutions for cities. Exemplary applications. Results and benefits

May 14th, 2013
09.00-11.00
Biuro Centrum

Metallurgy in Europe

  • The standing and prospects for the European steel market
  • Competition. Countries of the world that experience rapidly increasing metallurgy production
  • Changes in the manufacturer market – prospects. The flight of metallurgy from Europe?
  • Raw materials for metallurgy – prices and availability. Coke production

May 14th, 2013
11.30-13.30
Biuro Centrum

The European steel market

  • Condition of the steel distribution market in Europe and in Poland
  • Financial performance and the standing of the industry in 2012
  • Directions for investments and “overinvested” areas. Funding
  • Relations with customers (steel consumer). Factors that shape demand. Growth markets and declining markets.
  • Strategies. Price management and offer management. Trends in the global steel market that influence the strategies of Polish distributors. Consolidation 2013 – expectations.

May 14th, 2013
14.00-16.00
Biuro Centrum

Metallurgy and regulations

  • Current and predicted influence of EU regulations concerning CO2 emission on the competitiveness of European metallurgy
  • VAT tax frauds in the steel industry. The scale and effects of the phenomenon. Examples
  • Desirable changes in tax law
  • Enforcement of the law – the role of law enforcement authorities, financial supervision and the profession

May 14th, 2013
09.00-11.00
Angelo Hotel

Energy in Poland and in Germany. What connects us and what separates us?

  • Systems, mixes and energy policies of Poland and Germany – differences and similarities
  • The future of coal-based energy in both countries. How to secure a space for coal in a low-carbon economy?
  • The role of renewable energy sources in the energy policies of Germany and Poland
  • How do Poland and Germany respond to the challenges of the European climate policy?

May 14th, 2013
11.30-13.30
Angelo Hotel

The role of energy in competitive Europe

  • A compromise between climate policy and economic growth?
  • The influence of energy prices on the competitiveness of Central European economies and the pace of their economic growth
  • Does Central Europe stand a chance of developing faster?
  • Ways of increasing competitiveness of the EU. The leading role of industry as a factor of economic growth during the crisis
  • What hampers economic growth/development in the EU? Does the EU stand a chance of becoming competitive with respect to other economies?
  • The active role of Central European countries in the creation of the EU law

May 14th, 2013
14.00-16.00
Angelo Hotel

Climate policy as the new industrial policy. Way to a new system based on non-emission energy sources and energy efficiency.

  • Climate and energy policy vs. the competitiveness of economy in Europe and in Poland
  • The potential of “green” economy. Areas open to the new energy market
  • Solar economy – a vision of a system based on zero-carbon sources and energy efficiency. The road to an economy independent of traditional/exhaustible energy sources
  • Who benefits from the development of “green” technologies and on what conditions does it occur?
  • The role of energy and heat engineering industry in the implementation of climate policy assumptions. Strategies and innovation leaders

May 14th, 2013
09.00-11.00
Angelo Hotel

Nuclear energy in Europe and in Poland

  • Nuclear energy worldwide. Global experience in recent years
  • The atom and its policy in Europe – a retreat or a renaissance?
  • The role of nuclear energy in the energy mix of Europe and the selected Member States
  • The Polish nuclear programme – progress status, schedule of activities and interest expressed by investors

May 14th, 2013
11.30-13.30
Angelo Hotel

How to build business strategies for energy in the times of uncertainty

  • How do volatile market conditions affect the implementation of the strategies of energy concerns in Poland and in the world?
  • Is there a point to building long-term strategy in the current environment?
  • How to build strategic plans – current standards in the field.
  • An overview of the methods used by the largest EU companies; their comparison with the Polish reality.
  • Energy as business: how to reconcile the interests of stakeholders – states, shareholders, customers?

May 14th, 2013
14.00-16.00
Angelo Hotel

Chemistry

  • Chemical industry in Central Europe and in Poland – global conditions and prospects for growth
  • Consolidation of Polish chemistry. The progress status of the process. Target structure and business effect
  • Investments – scope, areas and sources of funding
  • Raw materials for chemistry vs. production efficiency. Consumption, prices, availability and competition between suppliers
  • Innovations and funds for research and development in chemistry – the key factor of future competitiveness

May 14th, 2013
09.00-11.00
Angelo Hotel

Fuel sector

  • Security of crude oil supply
  • New infrastructural investments (the terminal, pipelines, warehouses)

May 14th, 2013
11.30-13.30
Angelo Hotel

Rural development or supporting agriculture?

  • Effective use of RDP 2007-2013 (Rural Development Programme – PROW) funds
  • New budget perspective for 2014-2020
  • What will development look like in the next seven-year budget for rural areas in Poland?
  • Cohesion Fund vs RDP – new challenges

May 14th, 2013
14.00-16.00
Angelo Hotel

Smart energy – smart grid and smart utilities

  • Activities of Polish energy firms in the areas of smart grid and smart utilities
  • The most important causes of the slow evolution of smart networks in Poland
  • The evolution of smart grid and smart utilities in the countries of the EU – the utilization of experience
  • The role of the regulators’ policy in the evolution of smart networks

May 14th, 2013
09.00-11.00
Angelo Hotel

Food market in Poland. Consolidation, investments and foreign expansion

  • The standing of the Polish food market and its prospects for evolution
  • The rate of exchange or the course towards the enhancement of efficiency and competitiveness?
  • No more simple advantages, no more easy business in the food sector
  • Foreign investments of Polish food enterprises
  • Food export – stock and semi-finished articles – can we afford more?
  • Food industries doomed to success
  • Highly processed food as a chance of building a brand and increase profit margin
  • Consolidation of the food industry in Poland – there is no other way

May 14th, 2013
11.30-13.30
Angelo Hotel

Polish consumer 2020

  • Changes in the shopping habits of Polish consumers
  • Are the Poles ready for convenience products?
  • Trends of the future: ecology, health, ethics and comfort
  • What do Polish customers expect from shops?
  • Shopping must be comfortable, that is commercial networks change their shops
  • Packaging as an area of creating consumer trends
  • Online shopping – functionality and comfort

May 14th, 2013
14.00-16.00
Angelo Hotel

Sustainable development of trade and food industry

  • Energy efficiency in trade and food industry
  • EU climate policy and the competitiveness of trade and industry in Poland
  • The limitation of a firm’s carbon footprint – waste management
  • Investments in sustainable development – something in fashion or a real need?
  • Can Polish firms afford sustainable development?
  • Do the Poles choose products made by firms that invest in sustainable development?
  • CSR in the industry

May 14th, 2013
09.00-11.00
Auditorium Hall – ING Bank Śląski

Shale gas – European dilemmas

  • Energy, politics and the environment – the pros and cons of the production of gas from shale deposits
  • The potential influence of shale gas acquisition on energy security and the implementation of objectives of the climate policy
  • The potential influence of shale gas production on the environment Concerns, facts and experience

May 14th, 2013
11.30-13.30
Auditorium Hall – ING Bank Śląski

Shale gas in Poland

  • Resources and their recognition
  • The scale and progress of investments
  • Investors – their plans and potential
  • Technologies
  • Regulations – fiscal solutions
  • Social acceptance

May 14th, 2013
14.00-16.00
Auditorium Hall – ING Bank Śląski

European regional cooperation in the field of energy

  • Common infrastructural projects in the field of energy in Central Europe – transmission routes and cross-border connections, terminals and “gasoports,” as well as warehouses
  • Objectives of investments in the common energy and fuel infrastructure. Competitiveness of the economy, evolution of the market and energy security
  • How to create common projects effectively? The art of coordination and negotiations. European solidarity vs. national policy?
  • Electrical power systems in Central Europe
  • The “market coupling” model of the EU. First experience, potential benefits and potential barriers

May 14th, 2013
09.00-11.00
Novotel Katowice Centrum Hotel

A debate on public health: “It pays to be a healthy society”

  • We cannot flee from preventive medicine, that is: how to combine increasing expenses on treatment with the limited potential of state budgets?
  • Creating a framework for the public health system in Poland – the most important assumptions of the draft law on public health (Health Act)
  • Duties and responsibilities of public authorities and other entities within the scope of performing tasks concerning preventive medicine and health education, as well as health promotion – how to persuade citizens to lead a healthy life?
  • The role of local governments and non-governmental organizations in the public health system
  • Preventive program – conditions for success of such an undertaking (a case study)
  • We are ageing... The influence of demographic factors on the evolution of the health policy of the state
  • Public health models in selected countries of the European Union

May 14th, 2013
11.30-13.30
Novotel Katowice Centrum Hotel

Public and private health – a debate: “Two sectors, one objective, several important questions”

  • How much of the private sector is present in the system? Is it necessary to determine such a proportion?
  • How to regulate the health services market?
  • Competition or cooperation between entities?
  • Conditions for investing private capital in health protection. What types of investors does the system expect and what type of system suits the investors best?
  • What model of health insurance do health service providers (public and private) and patients expect in Poland? What insurance option will politicians propose?

May 14th, 2013
14.00-16.00
Novotel Katowice Centrum Hotel

Medication management policy – a debate: “A never-ending story of difficult choices”

  • A debate on refund criteria in use in Poland and in selected countries
  • How to meet the financial demands of the progress – where are reserves that allow covering the costs of state-of-the-art pharmacological treatments?
  • Polish Medical Refund Act in view of solutions approved in other countries
  • Faces of the postulated amendment of medication refund laws, including i.a. the stances of:
    • the Ministry of Health
    • the pharmaceutical industry

May 14th, 2013
09.00-11.00
Goldstein Palace

Sustainable production and consumption of wood and wood derivatives in Europe

  • Forestry and industries based on wood are the leaders of economic and social development of Europe and Poland
  • Sustainable production and consumption of the wood raw material
  • Scientific and innovative research in satisfying the needs concerning wood and wood materials
  • Forestry and industries based on wood are the basic links of “green economy”
  • Debatable problems within the scope of the use of wood raw materials
  • Prospects for and development trends in both the European and the national forestry and wood sector

May 14th, 2013
11.30-13.30
Goldstein Palace

Management. Capital for the development of firms. A managerial debate

  • How to build the value of a firm in the time of slowdown and more difficult access to capital?
  • From a start-up to a potentate. Development strategies for a firm with the use of various sources of funding
  • An optimum financing offer at the individual stages of a firm’s development

May 14th, 2013
14.00-16.00
Goldstein Palace

Golden Reliability Certificates Awards Ceremony

May 14th, 2013
14.30-16.00

Health resorts in the borderland between the Czech Republic and the Republic of Poland and the possibilities for patients from both countries

  • The health-resort therapy system in the Czech Republic and in Poland.
  • Health resorts in the borderland between the Czech Republic and Poland and their classification, as well as their therapeutic and tourist potential.
  • Barriers to and limitations on offering health-resort therapy to the citizens of another EU country and the possibilities of resolving these problems.

May 14th, 2013
14.00-16.00
Central Mining Institute (GIG)

A value proposition of EIT and KIC InnoEnergy for current and new Partners

  • Cooperation of business and science – experience, tools and barriers.
  • The role of european web of science and Innovation in developing  cooperation between industry and academic institutions
  • EIT today and tomorrow
  • KIC InnoEnergy vision and strategy
  • Knowledge transfer activities:
    • New talents of Europe – KIC InnoEnergy education offer
    • Innovation and business – KIC InnoEnergy offer for entrepreneurs
    • Technology and products – KIC InnoEnergy offer for industry and SMEs
  • Development of the European and Polish energy landscape
  • Outreach activities of KIC InnoEnergy

May 14th, 2013
17.00

Poland-Czech Republic Economic Meeting

May 14th, 2013
18.00
Silesian Voivodeship Office

Awards Ceremony: Top Inwestycje Komunalne (Top Municipal Investments)

May 14th, 2013
19.00
Angelo Hotel

Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP) Awards Ceremony

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