• 24th Economic Forum (2014)more

    2-4th September 2014 Krynica-Zdrój, Poland

    Social, political and economic consequences of the global crisis undermined the effectiveness of generally accepted economic theories and financial institutions. Europe is facing the need for profound revision of its approach to social policy, relations with emerging economic powers, competitiveness and building economy based on knowledge.

  • 8th Regions Forum (2014)more

    2nd-4th of September 2014 Krynica-Zdrój

    The Regions’ Forum is the platform where relevant opinions are exchanged. It is a meeting place for local and regional authorities’ representatives and their counterparts from the Central European countries, a perfect place to exchange views among self-government delegates, business and science institutions’ representatives.

  • 5th Healthcare Forum (2014)more

    2nd to 4th of September 2014 Krynica Zdroj

    This year’s Healthcare Forum, which has already built its position as a permanent part of the Economic Forum, is organized during anniversaries: 25 years after political transformation in Central Europe, 15 years after introducing healthcare market in Poland and 10 years after joining the EU. With this background, it is worth discussing the future of healthcare system in Poland, considering experiences from other countries.

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We are waiting for the President of Ukraine

We count on Petro Poroshenko’s participation, but it might collide with his visit at the NATO summit that takes place between 4th and 5th of September in Newport, Wales. If President Poroshenko is not be able to come, we expect participation of Ukrainian Prime Minister or the Speaker of the Parliament. 


25 Years of the New Eastern Europe

In less than two months, the biggest meeting of political and business elites from Central Europe – the Economic Forum – will get started. Every year, significant declarations about economic growth are made, and last year’s speech of Donald Tusk was taken by the economists, media and politicians as an announcement of “the end of the crisis in Poland”.


Debate announcement: Strategies for Rapid Growth of Polish Industrial Companies

Over the last 25 years, any attempt failed to build a single industrial company having features of a Polish transnational corporation with the global firmament and recognition. Does it mean that Polish companies fear growth? Maybe they are unable to calibrate their advantages, what means to grow fast without losing control?


Thematic path: Financing Mortgage Loans with Mortgage Bonds

For years, mortgage bonds, due to their safety, have worked very well in many EU countries. They can, however, be issued only by specialized mortgage banks. Currently there are only two such institutions in Poland, but more and more banks announce launch of their mortgage branches.


Debate announcement: Secure Energy Mix. Coal – the Past or the Future?

Over 90% of Polish power stations use coal as fuel. One-fourth of them use brown coal, however its deposits will start to run out after 2020. The speakers will try to find answers to questions if coal will still serve to the Polish power industry in further perspective and whether coal could be an eco-friendly energy resource.


Debate announcement: Regional Gas Market in the run-up of Global Developments

Gas markets in the European Union are becoming more liberalised and integrated. Efficient and well-functioning market is essential in maintaining secure supplies – ensuring that gas is flowing where it is needed and when needed. The market also needs to be able to operate efficiently and flexibly to respond to global and regional developments as well.

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Conference Europe of the Carpathians (2014) Krynica-Zdrój, Poland 2-4th September 2014

This year’s conference from the cycle “Europe of the Carpathians” is going to focus on the following subjects: geopolitical significance of the Carpathian statesand their investment potential, also in the context of energy security, development of infrastructure and the free trade …


Debate announcement: The Optimal Monetary Policy Regime in the CEE Countries

There are different exchange-rate regimes among the CEE countries. Some of them are members of the Eurosystem (Estonia, Latvia, Slovakia, Slovenia), part of them use floating exchange rate (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia) or fixed exchange rate …


8th Regions Forum (2014)

The Regions’ Forum is the platform where relevant opinions are exchanged. It is a meeting place for local and regional authorities’ representatives and their counterparts from the Central European countries, a perfect place to exchange views among self-government delegates, business and science institutions’ representatives.

Forum’s Partners

Guests about the Forum more

Dziurinda Mikulas Dzurinda, Former Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovakia
I am delighted that the organizers of the Economic Forum in Krynica - Zdroj have managed to build a tradition of meetings between the representatives of governmental and economic circles of the CEE countries, during which debates related to its political and economic development can take place. The exchange of opinions and experiences on implementing changes, such drastic ones, which we have been carrying out in our countries over recent years, is necessary and crucial for all of us together.

Media about the Forum more

  • Logo_PM_Economist
    This lavish multilingualism was on Johnson’s mind at a conference last week in Krynica, just inside Poland near the border with Slovakia. The annual gathering (billed as “the Davos of the east”) is a kind of showcase for today’s Europe. The conference, though heavily Polish in attendance, is officially trilingual (English and Russian materials are available everywhere), and even more multilingual in its attendees. A typical panel featured two Hungarians, one Pole, one Czech, one German and one American.
  • Le Monde/Logo-Noir.eps
    Three thousands participants – from Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, as well as from Lithuania and Germany and, what is a novelty, also from India and China - once again came to measure the pulse of Central and Eastern Europe.
  • tagesspiegel
    Poland and other Baltic countries might serve as a model for the crisis-ridden South Europe. In the discussion on the indebited European South, the positive example of Poland and other CEE countries is unfairly passed over. It surprises, especially considering the fact that those countries might serve as a model for others and on the other hand, they may be natural allies for the raising concern Southern European countries.
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