Courtesy of the Economic Forum
Between September 4 and 6, European politicians and business leaders will gather at the 22nd Economic Forum in the spa resort town of Krynica Zdrój, in southern Poland.
Under the title, “New Visions for Hard Times – Europe and the World Confronting the Crisis,” leaders will discuss current models of integration, the economic system, and the substantial reforms required to tackle the ongoing economic crisis.
This year, Polish President Bronisław Komorowski is set to open the forum, while Prime Minister Donald Tusk will close the event. Mikulas Dzurinda, the former Prime Minister of Slovakia, will also be in attendance, as will former President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek, former President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko, current Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite and the high representative of the Alliance of Civilizations at the UN, Jorge Sampaio.
Launched in 2000 by the Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies, the Krynica Forum brings together decision makers to address economic issues with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe and its relationship with the European Union. It offers in-depth analysis of regional trends made by leading businesspeople, as well as top-tier networking opportunities.
The Economic Forum has so far done a good job of putting the spotlight on Poland’s informal leadership of the CEE region, and providing a forum for discussion of regional economic issues.
Despite complaints in the past about the conference being both difficult to access and it being located too far away from Warsaw for a two-day conference, organizers have stuck with Krynica as the venue. The town itself is a picturesque resort located in the Beskidy Mountains.
To access detailed information regarding the times, dates, and places of particular discussion panels, forums, and lectures, see forum-ekonomiczne.pl.
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