8th Energy Forum (2013)more
16th December – 18th December 2013 Sopot,
The current situation in Europe can be described as an “energy paradox”. The economic slowdown and growth of both energy consumption and share of bio-fuels in the energy mix revealed a need for urgent reforms of the EU energy system. At present, some assumptions of the so-called road map are in contradiction to the rules of market competition.
23rd Economic Forum (2013)more
3 - 5 September Krynica-Zdrój
This year, the conference was opened by: Valdis Dombrovskis, Prime Minister of Latvia; Robert Fico, Prime Minister of Slovakia, Donald Tusk, Prime Minister of Poland and Aleksander Vikuł, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine.
6th Investment Forum (2013)more
2-3 September 2013 Tarnów,
The Investment Forum in an accompanying event of the Economic Forum. Earlier editions of the Forum have proved that the event has played an important complementary role in respect of Krynica’s meetings, a perfect introduction to extended discussion about development through investment.
7th Regions Forum (2013)more
3-5 September 2013 Krynica – Zdrój
For the seventh time, leaders of local government will meet in Krynica-Zdroj at the Regions’ Forum. During this years’ conference, topics devoted to the financing, regional growth, cohesion policy, environment, digitalization, international cooperation, waste management and infrastructure investments will be discussed.
Conversations about the problems of Europe's energy have always been one of the highlights of the Economic Forum in Krynica Zdroj, what is proved by the fact that for 8 years, there has been a special conference being organized, focusing on these issues: The Energy Forum.
Europe is facing the problems of ensuring sufficient power generation capacities. Aging generation units, insistence on phasing out coal technologies, excessive costs of the renewable energy sources’ development make it necessary to rethink the energy policy.
It is for the eight time that Energy Forum will be a great opportunity to meet the representatives of all major players on energy market, including politicians, businesspeople and experts from our region, but also from the rest of the EU or from USA.
The current situation in Europe can be described as an “energy paradox”. Economic slowdown and growth of both energy consumption and share of bio-fuels in the energy balance revealed a need for urgent reforms of the EU energy system.
When discussing energy market one can not forget that the price is one of the factors that influence the economic growth – said Pawel Olechowicz, CEO of Grupa LOTOS S.A.
Janusz Piechocinski: In the present situation on the energy market, all manufacturers have similar dilemma as PGE regarding new blocks in Opole – on one hand, the blocks are necessary to ensure safe operation of the network, on the other – from a business point of view, this investment is currently unprofitable.
Khee Poh Lam – board member of the Energy Foundation; professor of architecture and civil engineering, specialist on energy efficient buildings – has announced participation in the debate “Innovation and Ecology in Low-Energy Consuming Construction”.
Participants in the debate about support systems during the Economic Forum in Krynica convinced that support for investment in energy, which is necessary for security, does not necessitate hiking energy prices. Among possible solutions, they mentioned long-term contracts and power market
Guests about the Forum moreDonald Tusk, Polish Prime Minister
Today from Krynica, tomorrow from Warsaw, but also from Brussels and Strasbourg a very strong voice shall be heard, supporting all those, who believe in the sense of European integration, not only as status quo, but also as further actions in the name of integration.
Media about the Forum more
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.
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.
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.