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European Economic Congress 2013
Tentative scope of topics/agenda

May 15th, 2013
09.30-11.30
Monopol Hotel

A recipe for growth. A managerial debate

  • Main factors that stimulate economic growth during slowdown – the business point of view
  • Investments vs. economy development. Risk of the investor. Access to funding
  • Investor-friendly policy, incentives and facilitations – slogans and practice
  • The strongest brakes on growth – destructive and excessive regulation, fiscalism and bureaucracy
  • How to stimulate demand? An attitudinal barrier – the crisis as a self-fulfilling prophecy

May 15th, 2013
12.00-14.00
Monopol Hotel

Football, business, economy

  • Polish football after the EURO 2012 finals. Do we make good use of the potential?
  • “Orlik” pitches and arenas. Stadiums are not everything... Infrastructure utilization
  • The role of PZPN – facts and expectations
  • A football club as a business mechanism. Models of management and external relations
  • Football as an advertising medium. Effectiveness, incomes, sponsoring
  • Revolving around big money. FIFA and UEFA as corporations

May 15th, 2013
14.30-16.00
Monopol Hotel

Sports and young people – the future of Polish economy?

  • In what way have the Euro 2012 finals influenced the development of youth football in Poland?
  • In what way do the new PZPN authorities see the development of youth football?
  • Do the clubs perceive Football Academies as business or another budget problem?
  • Are European Football Academies a business product or a model training for football players?
  • Can the media sell the product under the name of Football Academy on business terms?

May 15th, 2013
12.00-14.00
Monopol Hotel

Investment funding in Central Europe

  • Central Europe in the eyes of an investor from Europe and from outside Europe. One area, individual perspective?
  • The standing and potential of financial institutions in the region. Possibilities of internal funding of infrastructural investments in the region
  • External sources of funding. Investment capital in Central Europe and in Poland – its availability and effectiveness of its utilization (bank credits, issuance of shares, bonds, EU funds, PE funds)

May 15th, 2013
09.30-11.30
Qubus Hotel

Foreign investors in Poland

  • Business entities that have been present on the Polish market for years. Their experience and achievements 
  • Reinvestments. Conditions for keeping investors  
  • Investment attractiveness of Poland
  • Diversified value of an investment for the economy and the job market. Criteria for evaluation
  • How to increase the quality of foreign investments? Desirable investments in research and development, new technologies and innovations

May 15th, 2013
12.00-14.00
Qubus Hotel

BPO, shared services and R&D centres

  • Dynamic development of the modern business services sector in Poland
  • Poland on the global map of business services. Assets in international competition
  • Factors that stimulate the evolution of the sector

May 15th, 2013
14.30-16.00
Qubus Hotel

It pays to cooperate (in business)

  • Cooperation, synergy and the division of profits or competition at all costs. How to cooperate so that there would be no losers?
  • Forms of business cooperation: clusters, production groups and technology parks
  • The practice of cooperation between firms in Polish reality – barriers, stereotypes and prejudices

May 15th, 2013
09.30-11.30
Qubus Hotel

Digitization – new horizons

  • The European Digital Agenda in 2013. Ambitious goals in response to the crisis. The role in recovering the EU economy
  • E-state, e-administration and e-information resources – directions for evolution
  • Benefits for the business and the citizens. The analysis of examples of efficient implementations (eWUŚ)
  • The Ministry of Administration and Digitization. 1.5 years of activity – summaries and strategic plans   
  • Benefits for the user. Public relations, education, information for the addressees of changes (institutions, firms and citizens)  

May 15th, 2013
12.00-14.00
Qubus Hotel

Telecommunications and the information society

  • Polish telecommunications market. Legal framework – the role of the regulator. Telecoms as providers of services not traditionally associated with their activity (energy trading, payments, Internet services, TV)
  • Popularization of the Internet in Poland. Achievements and difficulties. Business aspects of network development. The triangle: central administration – local authorities – private firms
  • Advancement, methods and results of counter-action to digital exclusion
  • Poland in view of the states of our continent – social, economic and political consequences of the creation of information societies

May 15th, 2013
14.30-16.00
Qubus Hotel

E-commerce – an offensive sector of the economy

  • Growth factors and prospects for the sector. Barriers
  • New trends and technological changes (mobility) and their influence on the evolution of e-commerce
  • Financial sector vs. Internet technologies. Banks and the evolution of their offer

May 15th, 2013
09.30-11.30
Qubus Hotel

Job market. Employment policy

  • The global employment crisis – a phenomenon, as well as its social and economic effects
  • Employment increase as the strategic objective of the EU by 2020
  • Conditions for the situation on the job market – social and demographic conditions, as well as educational, political and economic and fiscal conditions
  • The EU policy and the policy of individual countries with regard to the problems of the job market
  • Job market in business optics. What needs to be changed in order to encourage firms to employ?
  • New trends in employment. Flexible rules, mobility and remoteness, new forms of self-employment and services based on the new media

May 15th, 2013
12.00-14.00
Qubus Hotel

Europeans today and tomorrow. Demography, social policy, economy

  • Demographic prospects for Europe. A map and a catalogue of problems
  • Current and future age structure of the population vs. public finance and the social security system in Europe.
  • Migrations and the European job market. Trends and problems
  • Trends in employment and demography vs. the future of the Polish pension system
  • The future of the public finance system in the context of demographic trends and changes in the employment structure
  • The Special Demographic Zone (Opole) as an example of activities undertaken by the administration in order to change the social and economic condition of the region

May 15th, 2013
09.30-11.30
Altus building

Poland in Europe. A political debate

  • Economy and politics – in what way does economic potential influence the political importance of states on our continent?
  • The position of Polish economy in Europe. Assets, advantages, aspirations.
  • Poland in the face of metamorphoses of the Eurozone. On the road to the euro – disputes over the accession scenario
  • Poland in the European Union and in Central Europe. Revival of cooperation in the Visegrád Group and in the Weimar Triangle – the diplomacy of symbols or an expression of a more profound process?
  • Poland and its neighbours vs. the EU. An overview of bilateral political relations, as well as trade and economic relations (with Belarus, Ukraine, Russia and Lithuania).  
  • Polish energy security (the import of energy carriers) vs. the energy policy of the EU.

May 15th, 2013
12.00-14.00
Altus building

Economy is the most important consideration. A political debate

  • Status of the dialogue between Polish political parties with regard to economic affairs. The level of the debate and an overview of stances
  • Where is the strategy? Who has a vision of Polish economy in 20 years?
  • The catalyst for economic growth. Response to the slowdown. How to stimulate the economy?
  • Investments. Experience in recent years. Investment attractiveness of Poland. Concerns of investors
  • Regulations for the economy. The role of politicians in removing development barriers
  • The state in the economy. Economic liberalism and Polish reality. Limits of state interventionism
  • The future of Polish energy. Conditions for the European policy and internal policy
  • Situation on the job market. Ideas for employment
  • Demography, public finance and the social security system

May 15th, 2013
09.30-11.30
Altus building

Innovative European economy

  • Strategic objective of the EU – 3 per cent of GDP for research and development in 2020. How to achieve it?
  • Support mechanisms, consignees of funds and experience in cooperation
  • Possibilities of wider incorporation of business into pro-innovative actions

May 15th, 2013
12.00-14.00
Altus building

Automotive industry in Europe

  • Dynamic changes in the European automotive industry – main directions
  • Spectacular car production declines in Europe – the scale and evaluation of the phenomenon, as well as conclusions
  • The future of the automotive industry in Europe. Causes and effects of the flight of automotive production from Europe
  • Innovative technologies in car production. Low-carbon automotive industry
  • E-mobility and other drives that constitute alternatives to the combustion engine. New materials and methods of production

May 15th, 2013
14.30-16.00
Altus building

The 2020 Horizon. Politics, science, business – cooperation for competitiveness

  • The framework research and innovation programme of the EU as an answer to the crisis of economy and job market, as well as to the role of the EU in the world
  • Priorities: science, industry, social and environmental challenges
  • Research infrastructure and projects funding. Political support.
  • The staff for innovativeness. The role of education
  • Cooperation between science and business in Poland. Examples and experience. Barriers to the commercialization of scientific research

May 15th, 2013
09.30-11.30
Silesian Voivodeship Office

Infrastructural investments in Central Europe – common projects

  • Assumptions of the EU policy concerning infrastructural investments – in the passing 2007-2013 multiannual budget, as well as planned changes to be introduced by the end of the decade
  • Evolution of the TEN-T policy and planned changes in its funding
  • The infrastructural investment market in Central Europe. Possible projects to be implemented in the forthcoming years (e.g. Via Baltica).
  • Projects implemented in cooperation with the Visegrád Group countries

May 15th, 2013
12.00-14.00
Silesian Voivodeship Office

Investments in the transport infrastructure in Poland and their funding

  • Priority objectives (the implementation of the roads and motorways construction programme, as well as the modernization of main railway routes)
  • Where are we travelling? The vision of transport infrastructure in Poland in 2020
  • Experience gained from investments made in previous years. Activities necessary for counteracting the barriers to the implementation of road and railway infrastructural investments
  • The use of 2007-2013 cohesion funds How to move towards the new financial prospect efficiently?
  • The central financial instrumentarium: Krajowy Fundusz Drogowy (National Road Fund) and the toll collection system (ETC). Current situation vs. plans. ETC in the face of the new 2014-2020 financial prospect for the EU.
  • Traditional and alternative funding paths. PPP – the role of hybrid funding
  • Limitations on funding during the economic slowdown (own contribution in the case of projects co-financed from EU funds). Financial condition of local authorities.
  • Models of funding infrastructural investments in transport – an analysis and the possibilities of adapting the best solutions used in European countries

May 15th, 2013
09.30-11.30
Silesian Voivodeship Office

Waste management

  • Waste management systems in Poland and in Europe
  • The position of enterprises in building a modern waste management system
  • An invitation to tender for the reception of waste as an element of a waste management system
  • The evolution of incinerators in Poland – a chance or a failure?

May 15th, 2013
12.00-13.30
Silesian Voivodeship Office

Municipal companies from a new perspective

  • Relation between the municipal budget and municipal companies
  • Debt of the Local Government Unit(s) in municipal companies
  • Special-purpose companies
  • Municipal companies as non-profit companies
  • In-house contracts
  • Companies as a form of public-public partnership
  • Inter-municipal companies as an alternative to Municipal Utilities Associations

May 15th, 2013
14.00-16.00
Silesian Voivodeship Office

Construction sector in Poland

  • Construction market after the crisis. Where are we? Losses, experience and prospects
  • Investments in the new 2013-2020 financial prospect for the EU. Expectations and reality
  • Relations between the investor and the contractor. Destructive practice and new standards of contractual agreements
  • European standards of contracting and national barriers to their use. The issue of EU supervision
  • Construction sector funding. Experience and policies of financial institutions

May 15th, 2013
12.00-14.00
Silesian Voivodeship Office

Smart specializations as a chance for the evolution of regions

  • How to appoint an industry specialization and define its strengths and weaknesses?
  • Clusters, as well as science and technology parks as the catalyst for the regions of Europe
  • Possibility of smart acquisition of funds in the 2014-2020 financial prospect for the European Union

May 15th, 2013
09.30-11.30
Biuro Centrum

Trends in the global hard coal mining industry

  • Trends concerning the demand from the largest coal consumers
  • Coal and the expansion of alternative fuels (shale gas, RES)
  • Climate protection policy worldwide and in Europe as a factor that shapes the evolutionary prospect for the global coal mining industry
  • Is it possible to refocus the EU policy with regard to mining?

May 15th, 2013
12.00-14.00
Biuro Centrum

Hard coal mining in Poland

  • Pricing pressure, import, the structure of production costs and geology – on what conditions will Polish mining be able to compete in the market?
  • Investments in Polish mining – areas and specificity of investing. Available funds and sources
  • The future of mining in Poland. The vision and potential of proprietary and organizational changes

May 15th, 2013
09.30-11.30
Angelo Hotel

Investments in the energy sector in Poland

  • A deficit or an excess – multiannual prospects for energy requirement
  • Factors and trends that shape energy demand
  • Investments in the new production capacity – progress status
  • Network investments in the context of changes in the energy market and the production structure

May 15th, 2013
12.00-14.00
Angelo Hotel

Energy market

  • EU regulations in the energy market The scope and degree of implementation, as well as priorities
  • New trends in end-user behaviour – a market-shaping factor or a result of its evolution?
  • How to build the energy market, combining arguments of end-users and firms that invest in production capacity?

May 15th, 2013
09.30-11.30
Angelo Hotel

Gas market – on the road to liberalization

  • Conditions for evolution of the free gas market
  • The market vs. the infrastructure
  • Stock exchange and the exchange obligation

May 15th, 2013
12.00-14.00
Angelo Hotel

Heat industry

  • Investments – achievements and plans, needs and funding
  • The market – trends and phenomena
  • Regulations and relations – the market, the regulator, administration and the end-user
  • Where the EU is heading? – Legislation of the European Union vs. prospects for the development of the heat engineering industry

May 15th, 2013
12.00-14.00
Angelo Hotel

Energy efficiency

  • EU policy within the scope of energy efficiency, its place and role in both the energy policy and the economic strategy of the European Union
  • Applicable and planned regulations concerning energy efficiency
  • The scale of achieved changes. Areas with a considerable potential for energy efficiency
  • Energy efficiency in Poland. Regulations, practice and possibilities

May 15th, 2013
09.30-11.30
Auditorium Hall – ING Bank Śląski

Renewable energy sources (RES) – technologies of the future

  • The pace of change in the structure of energy generation – sharp increases of the share of energy acquired from renewable sources
  • Technological development as a factor of profit-earning capacity of RES installations and projects
  • The influence of RES evolution on the energy market – the prospects for Poland, Europe and the rest of the world
  • EU policy with regard to RES Funds for the evolution of renewable energy in the new financial prospect for the European Union
  • RES without support. When will renewable energy become economically self-supporting?

May 15th, 2013
12.00-14.00
Auditorium Hall – ING Bank Śląski

Renewable energy sources (RES) – technologies of the future

  • The pace of change in the structure of energy generation – sharp increases of the share of energy acquired from renewable sources
  • Technological development as a factor of profit-earning capacity of RES installations and projects
  • The influence of RES evolution on the energy market – the prospects for Poland, Europe and the rest of the world
  • EU policy with regard to RES Funds for the evolution of renewable energy in the new financial prospect for the European Union
  • RES without support. When will renewable energy become economically self-supporting?
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