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Paweł Lickiewicz

New Visions for Hard Times. 22nd Economic Forum in Krynica, Poland

Europe is facing one of the most serious crises in its post-war history. The current model of integration and economic system need substantial reforms. Economic growth or increasing debts – that’s the dilemma that has to be confronted by the European governments and nations. The concept of a secure and prosperous Europe, based on the unity and cooperation of the countries, still seems to be attractive. What and how to change so that in a globalized world Europe meets the expectations of its citizens?

Mikheil Saakashvili – President of Georgia; Janusz Lewandowski – EU financial programming and budget Commissioner; Jan Chadam – President of the Management Board, The Gas Transmission Operator; Aaron Davis – Chief Marketing Officer, Member of the Executive Committee, Schneider Electric; Vladimir Filat – Prime Minister, Republic of Moldova,

22nd Economic Forum

Date: 4-6th of September 2012 (Tuesday – Thursday)
Location: Krynica-Zdrój, Poland

Preliminary schedule:

  • Day 1: Inauguration with a Plenary Session, Panel discussions, Thematic Blocks, Concert, Economic Forum Awards Ceremony
  • Day 2: Plenary Sessions, Panel discussions, Thematic Blocks (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
  • Day 3: Plenary Sessions, Panel discussions, Thematic Blocks (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.), Recreational events, Closing Ceremony

Thematic blocks shall consist of the following elements:

  • Report presentation
  • Lecture
  • Debate
  • Business leader presentation or presentation of an institution if the block shall be placed in a non-commercial group of debates

Panel discussion, conducted in the previous formula, means that apart from the moderator no more than four panelists will take part in the discussion.


  • The municipality of Krynica

Conference Center:

  • “Stary Dom Zdrojowy”
  • “Nowy Dom Zdrojowy”
  • “Pijalnia Zdrojowa”


  • Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies
  • Economic Forum Programme Council
  • Partners of the Economic Forum

Organizational outline:

  • Six Plenary Sessions
  • More than 100 panel discussions, lectures of the personalities of the public sphere, workshops and round table discussions
  • National and regional presentations
  • Cultural programme: literature evenings, presentation of movies, concerts, evening cocktails organised by the Economic Forum partners
  • Wide variety of recreational events scheduled for September 4 and 5 after 4 p.m. more various than in 2011

As in the previous years, the Awards of the Economic Forum will be handed out in the following categories:

  • Man of the Year 2011 of Central and Eastern Europe
  • Company of the Year 2011 of Central and Eastern Europe
  • New Culture of New Europe

Guests of the Forum:

  • 2500 invitees from Europe, Asia, USA and Middle East countries

The base for the 2012 Economic Forum programme will be groups of topics discussed during the 2012 edition:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Business and Management
  • International Politics
  • International Security
  • Forum of Regions
  • NGO Forum and Society
  • Energy Forum
  • Innovations and Sustainable Development
  • The European Union and its Neighbours
  • New Economy
  • State and Reforms
  • Healthcare Forum

After 4 p.m. – recreational programme (picnic and trips in Krynica neighborhood area, horse riding and many other attractions).
After 7 p.m. – programme of recreational events (authors’ evenings, concerts, presentation of movies, presentation of reports).

Technical support of the Economic Forum: 
In order to meet the needs of the Economic Forum guests, the computer system will be improved. It will allow access to information on the programme and guests of the Economic Forum before the beginning of the Conference. During the Economic Forum, the system will enable guest to establish contacts and will inform on the latest activities.

Visit the official website of the Forum

Source: press materials of the organizers

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