September 9 – Wednesday

3 pm – Inauguration with a plenary session
4.30 – 8 pm – Discussion panels
9 pm – Economic Forum Awards Ceremony

September 10 – Thursday
9 am – Plenary session
10.00 am – 6 pm – Discussion panels
10.00 am – 8 pm – Programme of recreational events
6 pm – Programme of cultural events
9 pm – Economic Forum banquet

September 11 – Friday
9 am – Plenary session
10.00 – 4 pm – Discussion panels
10.00 am – 8 pm – Programme of recreational events
6 pm – Programme of cultural events

Conference Center:
• Stary Dom Zdrojowy – Krynica
• Nowy Dom Zdrojowy – Krynica
• Nowa Pijalnia Zdrojowa – Krynica

Tematic paths

1. Presentations, special events
2. Plenary sessions
3. Business and Management
4. Energy Forum
5. NGO Forum
6. The Regions Forum
7. Investments, Privatization, Economic Development
8. Krakow VIP Zone
9. Macroeconomics
10. Science and Culture
11. New Economy
12. State and Reforms
13. International Politics, Security
14. Society
15. European Union and Neighbours


1. Presentations, special events
• Hard Landing. Central & Eastern Europe Facing Global Crisis
• Doing Business 2010 – New EU Countries and Poland
• The Fall of the Empire. 20 Years Later
• CE TOP500 Or How Central European Champions Are Doing
• Presentation of the book 'Private persons'
• The Role of Media in Central eastern Europe: Challenges and Opportunities
• Romanticism or Profit? Football – the Only Business of Its Kind
• The President, The Pope and The Prime Minister: Three Who Changed the World
• Polish – Czech Economic Evening

2. Plenary sessions
• Opening plenary session: European Solidarity 20 Years After the Revolution
• Legacy of John Paul II and Challenges of the 21st Century
• Transformation and economic growth in Central and Esters European (CEE) Countries after 1989
• The World After the Crisis. A New Economic Order

3. Business and Management
•Weather the Storm: Small and Medium Business as a Driving Force of the National Economies Development
• Perspectives and Barriers of the Railway Market Development
• Crisis as an opportunity for Deep Restructuring
• Attractiveness of Investment in the Region. The Economic Outlook for Poland and the Region
• Leadership in Uncertain Times – Is There a Pilot on Board?
• Attracting Investments in Times of Crisis: Competitiveness of the CEE Region
• Ukrainian Energy for the EU: More Power, More Stability
• Fair Play or Fixed Fight? The Role of Financial Supervision Institutions in Current Economic Crisis
• Political Power and Business in New Democracies: Risk of Interlacing
• Private Health Insurance as Part of the Health Care System in Europe

4. Energy Forum
• Partnership of the European Countries in Building Regional Energy Security
• Geopolitics of the Evolving Global Gas Market: What Are the Implications for Europe?
• Fuels Sector in Times of Crisis: Major Challenges and Opportunities
• Energy Security in the Context of European Solidarity
• Between East and West – Role of Investments and Regulation on Power Market in CEE
• Electric Power Industry Challenges as a Result of the New EU Legislation
• Triumph or Decline of the Coal – Based Economy? Climate Policy and Industry Development Perspectives
• Establishing a Secure and Efficient Gas Market in Central Europe
• Future of Gas & Oil Supplies to the EU via Southern Caucasus
• Energy in Central and Eastern Europe: Together or Alone?

5. NGO Forum
• 1989 – Year of Change
• Eastern Partnership 2009: Role of Regional and Local Governments in Creating Cooperation
• What Are the Requisites of a Fair Public Debate?
• Response of the Civil Society to the Global Economic Crisis: Strong Civic Institutions, Civic Participation and Civic Control
• 20 Years of NGOs Cooperation in the Central and Eastern Europe
• Religious Diversity: Cultural Wealth or Source of Political Dissensions?
• Solidarity in The Time of Crisis
• Tha Balkan Puzzle: Striking a Balance
• Communication Has to be a Dialogue – Building New Platforms of Co-operation for NGOs
• International Co-operation of the Local NGOs and Selfgovernment within the Framework of the Euroregions

6. The Regions Forum
• Modern Regional Policy as an Instrument of the Regional and National Development
• Environmental Protection and Economic Growth: How to Ensure a Region's Sustainable Development
• Sustainable Development of The 21st Century's Cities
• European Regional Policy – Directions of Development After 2013
• Struggling for the Partnership with Belarus. Minsk between Moscow and Brussels
• European Funds: Entrepreneurship and Development. Experiences and Recommendations
• The Situation in the Middle East and Turkey's Role as Mediator
• Five Years of the CEE Region in the EU – beneficiary of the European Funding – Conclusions and Perspectives
• Infrastructure Investments Under Crisis Conditions: a Barrier or a Chance?
• Regional Cooperation – Experience and Opportunities
• Metro Makes a City – Modern Public Transport Systems in European Cities

7. Investments, Privatization, Economic Development
• Private or Public? Advantages and Disadvantages of the State Ownership in Economy
• Membership in the Supervisory Board: A Privilege or a Risk?
• What Kind of Future for Ukrainian Economy?
• How Does The Decision Making of the State Authorities Influence Long – Term Investments?
• Where is Polish Football? Achievements and Challenges  of the Professionalization of Polish Football Clubs
• UEFA -EURO 2012 What impact a Great Sports Event Can Have on The Economy?
• Eastern Europe Economies at a Crossroad: Can They Avoid Meltdown?
• Regional Economic Strategies for the Banking Sector
• Managerial Remuneration Packages and Management Effectiveness
• Time after the Crisis: Problems of the Financial Markets' Modernization in Countries under Transition
• Time of Crisis, Time of Evaluation. A Revision of the World Financial and Economic System?

8. Krakow VIP Zone
• Culture Management: Private, Public or Local – Government Level? Between Challenges of The 21st Century and Constraints of Economic Slowdown
• Points for Origin – Regional Brands in a Borderless Word
• From Brand to Passion: Brands' Strategies Over the Recession
• From Identity to Reality. How to create the Image of Countries, Cities and Regions To Make Them Feel Proud of Self-Confident?

9. Macroeconomics
• How Much is Your Money Worth? How Business Can Effectively Support the NGOs? What Role the Government Should Play?
• The World After Crisis – a New Order?
• The Educated Are Better Off. The Impact of Financial Knowledge of Poles on the Country's Economic Development
• Poland and Spain -  So Far and So Close
• Financing of the Major Infrastructure Projects by the Financial Institutions in Times of Recession
• Energy Security – Common Target of the European Union and Russia. Problems, Solutions 
• Supporting Real Economy by central banks – experiences of the 2007-2009 financial crisis
• European Social Model as a Stabilizer of the On – Going Crisis
• Impact of the Financial Crisis on East and South Eastern Europe
• How to Benefit from the Intellectual Capital of the Elderly?

10. Science and Culture
• Culture vis-a-vis Market Turmoils – 20 Years After
• Chopin 2010. The Economy of International Cultural Exchange
• Jewish Literature as a Mirror of Jewish Culture and Civilization
• The Swedish EU Presidency
• Ethical Values in Public Relations & Public Affairs
• Fighting the Economic Crisis: Is There a European Way Out?
• Science Energizing Economy – Vision of Post – Crisis Development
• What Kind of Public Media do We Need? European Models of the Public Media Financing
• Post – Soviet Countries' Elites and Territorial Integrity of Newly Independent States
• The International Economic and Financial Crisis, Political Extremism and Antisemitism
• Central Europe – Eastern Europe: A New Iron Curtain?

11. New Economy
• Poland's Path Towards the Euro – where Do We Stand?
• Future of the Nuclear Energy in Central Europe
• Partners or Rivals? Financing of the Companies' Development through PE/VC Funds and EU Funds
• Telecomunications Industry in Times of Recession.  Challenges as Seen from the Central and eastern Europe Point of View
• Oil and Gas Pricing Mechanisms – Past, Present and Future
• Development Strategy of Electronic Communications Infrastructure in CEE as Needed in 21st Century
• New technologies and sustainable development – a new chance for the European industry?
• The Energy/Climate Transformation of Central and Eastern Europe
• Innovative Customer Demand Management Solutions for Energy Sector
• Data Security from the Vievpoint of the State and Economy
• Information Wars in Central and Eastern Europe. Based on the Example of Russia and Ukraine

12. State and Reforms
• Poland in the European Union: A Poor Cousin or a Rising Star?
• The Euro in Central Europe – Elusive Dream or Imminent Reality?
• Central European Experience and Spanish Know – How in Infrastructure Development
• International Supervision of Financial Markets vis-a-vis  Economic Crisis
• Europe in the Face of the Financial Crisis: a Light at the End of the Tunnel
• Tax Policy as a Tool for Combating Recession
• The European Elections of 2009 – is European Democracy Possible?
• European Agricultural Policy – Today and Tomorrow
• 'Euro 2012': Impulse for Improvement of the Safety of Sports Stadiums
• Value of the Human Capital and Eastern Europe After Two Decades of Transition

13. International Politics, Security
• The Weimar Triangle: Is Common Eastern Policy Possible?
• Russia, Oil, Politics
• Central Asia: Energy Supplier or Test Area foe EU Foreign Policy?
• Will Economic Crisis Make Russia Become More Cooperative or More Offensive?
• What Future for Democracy?
• Southern Caucasus – Region of Geopolitical Interests of United States, Russia and EU. Is Cooperation Possible?
• Russian Gas at the European Market. Rules of the Game
• Afghanistan – The Biggest Challenge for World Security?
• Bridge or Barrier? Turkey, Islam and the European Periphery
• Black Sea Synergy: A New Regional Governance?
• US Foreign Policy Under Barrack Obama: Implications for Europe

14. Society
• The Power of Cities in Global Economy
• Opposite Poles? Health Care Systems in 'Old' and 'New' Europe
• Corporate Social Responsibility in Times of Crisis
• Eastern Partnership in 2009: From Baltic Countries to Caucasus
• Lessons of the Cold War for the War on Terror
•  Technology Parks as a Chance for Business Development
• Central and Eastern Europe towards Russia: Searching a New Way of Communication
• Czech and Slovenian Experiences with the European Presidency
• Illicit Money Flows and Their Influence on the Political Decision Making
• Which Way Does Capitalism Go? Search of Adequate Policies in a Dramatically Changing World
• Poland's Membership in the European Union: Labour Market and Economic Migrations

15. European Union and Neighbours
• EU and Central Asia: Priorities for a Vital Relationship
• Poland in 2030 – Solidarity of Generations
• Global Security Architecture of Europe
• Present – day Reality and Positioning of Ukraine in the World
• The Idea of the Russian National Security and Perspectives of the Relations with EU until 2012
• Turkish Relations with the Western World: A Breakthrough?
• Europe after the Crisis – New Agenda for the European Union
• Pragmatism or Wishful Thinking – European Union's Eastern Policy?
• Global and Regional Security Challenges in the Baltic Sea Countries. Rational Answers to New Global and Regional Security Threats: The Way Ahead
• Foreign Policy of Russia Towards the EU and the EU Member States – Cooperation or 'Divide and Rule'?
• East European Borderline: Potential Source of Conflicts and Cooperation