Main Partner of the Economic Forum

Małopolska Region

Małopolska is one of the most attractive tourist destinations and one of the most beautiful regions in the country. Małopolska has the greatest number of national parks, mineral water resources and a half of the Polish objects of the UNESCO World Heritage List is located in the region. The strength of the region lies in its enormous economic potential, infrastructure and consistently implemented enhancement strategy. It is based on three pillars: the natural and cultural heritage of Małopolska, human capital and support for the entrepreneurship in the industries of the future. These are, among others: biotechnology, IT and new technologies as well as creative industries. Constantly developed infrastructure, attractive investment conditions and above all – openness for collaboration are the reasons why many international companies locate their businesses and offices in Małopolska.

The actions undertaken by the authorities of the region have been recognized in prestigious international competitions. Building business-friendly environment, entrepreneurship development and effective spending of EU funds were appreciated by the Committee of the Regions by granting Małopolska – as the first Polish region – the label “European Entrepreneurial Region” in 2016. And in RegioStars 2016 competition organized by the European Commission the first prize was awarded to the Academy of Social Economy Development project implemented by the Regional Centre for Social Policy in Krakow. In this year’s edition of the prestigious RegioStars Awards there are two projects form the Małopolska Region – the Małopolska Agglomeration Card (MKA) and an innovative system of training vouchers, which SMEs could gain in a project implemented by the Regional Labour Office in Kraków. The winners will be announced in October.


Krynica-Zdrój – the host town of the Economic Forum

Krynica-Zdrój – often described as „The Pearl of Polish Spas”, also well known as a sports center, as well as a center for leisure, conferences, and cultural events. Unique atmosphere, curative climate and springs, beautiful landscape and modern tourist infrastructure, especially at Jaworzyna Mt. with its gondola lift – the longest one in Poland, attract a lot of tourists. There is a world class ice rink, red clay tennis courts, numerous bicycle and walking trails, a toboggan run for the whole family’s entertainment and many other attractions that are open in both winter and summer.

Podkarpackie Voivodeship

Podkarpackie is a dynamic region, friendly to its inhabitants and attractive to visitors. Its strategy is based on research and innovative technologies. Many of the global leaders have invested here. Most of them represent aviation – region’s smart specialization. They are behind the international success of the “Aviation Valley”. ICT and automotive sector are the other main pillars of the local economy. The region’s trademarks are the high quality of life and a swift implementation of EU funds.

Wałbrzych Special Economic Zone “INVEST – PARK”

Wałbrzych Special Economic Zone “INVEST-PARK”: Companies that locate their investment projects within the area covered by the WSEZ are eligible for public aid in the form of income tax exemption. The WSEZ is the largest economic zone in Poland. It is considered to be one of the most attractive investment location in Europe. There are currently over 200 tenants functioning in it, which have invested almost € 6 billion. They include international corporations such as Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, 3M, or Mondelez.

Air Liquide Polska Sp. z o.o.

World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with more than 67,000 employees and serves more than 3 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902. Air Liquide is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (compartment A) and is a member of the CAC 40, Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 50 and FTSE 4 Good indexes.

American Chamber of Commerce in Poland

The American Chamber of Commerce in Poland (AmCham), founded in 1990, established itself as a leading voice for the business community in Poland. We represent over 330 of the largest investors from a wide range of sectors who invested over 160 billion PLN and employ over 220,000 people in Poland. Our priorities are the prosperous development of the economy, open dialogue between the business community and government, and enhancing the global competitiveness of Poland in cooperation with U.S. know-how. Proud host of the “AmCham Diner” since 2012!

APCOA Parking Polska

APCOA Parking Polska is Poland’s largest car park operator with over 130 facilities under ist care, including shopping centers, offices, hotels, entertainment centers, hospitals, railway stations, municipal parking lots and the airport. APCOA PARKING in Europe manages 1.4 million parking spaces in over 9000 locations in 13 countries.

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie helps clients overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy since 1949. We solve complex legal problems across borders and practice areas. Our unique culture, developed over 60 years, inspires our people to understand local markets and customs, navigate multiple jurisdictions, work together as trusted colleagues and friends and instill confidence in our clients.

Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas

Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas is a universal bank listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. It offers savings and investments products as well as a wide range of to individual clients. It provides businesses with solutions to fund their operations on the Polish and international markets. The Bank also caters to food and agro sector companies. The Bank has a comprehensive offering for its private banking segment clients to protect, optimise and grow their wealth.

Britenet Sp. z o.o.

Britenet is a professional software house and business partner specialized in IT exprets leasing. It’s team consists of over 350 specialists. The company provides IT solutions since 2006. Britenet creates and maintains systems that support operational processes in many areas of business. The company has recently won a huge public tender at Center for Informatics Technology (COI), a government digital organisation. Britenet was awarded twice The Best IT Employee in Poland by AudIT Computerworld – TNS (2016 and 2015).


Budimex was established almost 50 years ago. As a general contractor, the company offers its services in the infrastructure sector, energy, industry and ecology sectors. Budimex is gradually increasing its involvement in the facility management (servicing real estate and infrastructure facilities) and waste management sectors. Since 1995, the company has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, and since 2011, it has been a part of the RESPECT index. Budimex Group comprises: Budimex Nieruchomości , Mostostal Kraków and Elektromontaż Poznań.

Center of European Projects

The Center of European Projects is a state-budget unit. Holds Joint Technical Secretariats for the 2014-2020 Programmes: INTERREG V-A Poland – Denmark – Germany – Lithuania – Sweden (South Baltic), INTERREG V-A Poland – Germany / Saxony, INTERREG V-A Poland – Slovakia, Poland – Belarus – Ukraine ENI CBC, Poland – Russia ENI CBC. In addition the Center acts as Intermediate body for the Operational Programme Knowledge Education Development, Measure 4.3 Transnational Cooperation. Operates the European Funds Central Information Point.

City of Tarnów

Tarnów is the most important economic centre in Eastern Malopolska. The City provides a business – friendly offer for investors, with a professional customer service, low costs of investment and tax exemptions. The city industrial profile consists of developing branches of chemical and electromechanical industry, weapon manufacturing and food processing. A convenient location at the A4 motorway providing an access to two international airports in Kraków and Rzeszów helps to create good conditions to run a company. Now is the best time to invest in Tarnów!


Danfoss engineers technologies that enable the world of tomorrow to do more with less. Our products and services are used in areas such as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control and mobile machinery. We are also active in the field of renewable energy as well as district heating infrastructure for cities and urban communities. Today Danfoss employs 25 300 people globally and over 1700 in 7 factories located in Poland. Read more about us at:


Deloitte Poland is one of the leading professional services firms providing audit, advisory, tax, legal, financial, risk management, strategic and technology consulting services. Deloitte has also been offering services rendered by its interactive agency Deloitte Digital. The Deloitte brand has been present in Poland for more than 25 years, now operating in nine regional offices in the largest Polish cities, with a head office in Warsaw, employing more than 2,600 people. Read more:

Domański Zakrzewski Palinka

We are the largest of the Polish law firms. For almost 25 years our experts have advised both Polish and foreign clients from all business sectors. We currently have over 150 experts working in our offices in Warsaw, Poznań and Wrocław. Working within thirty interdisciplinary groups of specialists, we take a holistic approach to problems. We maintain our good reputation and professional prestige thanks to the years’ experience in advising on large complex projects, introducing innovative solutions and working with very demanding clients.

Employers’ Union of Innovative Pharmaceutical Companies INFARMA

The Employers’ Association of Innovative Pharmaceutical Companies INFARMA represents 28 leading pharmaceutical companies engaged in R&D and the production of innovative medicines. INFARMA is a member of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), the Employers of Poland and the Polish Chamber of Commerce. INFARMA’s mission is positive impact on healthcare system in Poland and providing patients sustainable and open access to the effective and safe therapies.


The Enea Group is the vice-champion of the Polish electricity market in the field of electricity production. Manages the full value chain in the electricity market: from fuel, through electricity, distribution, sales and customer service. Enea is responsible for secure energy supplies to 2.5 million customers. Enea grids cover 1/5 of the country. Enea Group consists of, among others, Kozienice Power Plant, Połaniec Power Plant and LW Bogdanka Coalmine – the main coal supplier for the concern.

EuRoPol GAZ S.A.

EuRoPol GAZ S.A. is the owner of the Polish part of the Yamal-Europe transit gas pipeline, one of the most advanced and largest energy investment projects in Europe in the turn of the 20th and 21st century. The approx. 684 km-long Polish length of the Yamal gas pipeline is used to transmit natural gas for the needs of both domestic and foreign customers. EuRoPol GAZ s.a. meets the most stringent requirements for natural gas transport and sustainment of the technical infrastructure of the Polish part of the Yamal gas pipeline.


Exatel is a Polish leader of ICT security services. We offer a full range of solutions such as distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection, consulting, data leakage prevention, Security Operations Center. For over 20 years, in every place in Poland, we have been providing comprehensive telecommunication services to operators, business entities and public sector institutions. As a wholesale voice operator we successfully provide our services in the global market. Hundreds of operators, both in Poland and abroad, have trusted us. We rely on a modern and extensive transmission network. This is why, we are the bridge that connects the East and the West of Europe.


FAMUR Group is a producer and supplier of machinery and equipment used in the underground and open-pit mining, as well as in transport, bulk material handling and power industry. Our wide range of products and services includes high-performance and reliable solutions improving safety and work efficiency. FAMUR’s machines and technologies are known and appreciated in mines all over the world. The company is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The main shareholder of FAMUR is Polish private investment company TDJ.

Feerum SA

Feerum SA is the largest manufacturer in Poland of comprehensive grain elevators, used for drying and storage of plant products, such as, among others, cereals, legumes and oilseeds, corn and others. The firm implements turnkey investments in the scope of stock-keeping of the grain in the silos and warehouses. The company offers also complex solutions in the scope of building mills and feed-mixing plants. The company is trading at Warsaw Stock Exchange.


Gas Transmission Operator GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. is a strategic company for the Polish economy, responsible for the transmission of natural gas and the management of the most important gas pipelines in Poland. GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. is also the owner of Polskie LNG S.A., a company established to build the Świnoujście LNG terminal.

Grupa Żywiec

Grupa Żywiec is one of the leading brewers in Poland with the broadest portfolio of 46 products under 15 brands and 12 different beer styles and cider. The flagship brand is Żywiec. Among other brewer’s key brands are: Heineken, Warka, Desperados and Tatra. Important part of company’s offer are regional brands: Królewskie, Leżajsk and Specjal. Grupa Żywiec is part of the HEINEKEN, the largest beer producer in Europe and one of the leading international brewers. More on:


The web is at the heart of economic growth. It creates a level-playing field allowing anyone from anywhere to grow their business and to become a global player. This creates a significant opportunity for CEE companies, startups, app developers, creators and cultural organisations to grow and go global and Google has been investing in helping them harness the benefits of the digital transformation, while ensuring the highest privacy and security standards for everyone. Our Growth Engine space during the Forum welcomes partners and all those supporting a booming digital economy in CEE, and invites you to learn more how CEE startups, developers and businesses can benefit from Google programs, such as Campus Warsaw, Launchpad or Digital Workshop. More:

innogy Polska S.A.

innogy is one of the leading European energy companies. With its three business areas of Renewables, Grid & Infrastructure as well as Retail, it addresses the requirements of a modern, decarbonised, decentralised and digital energy world. The key markets are Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium and several countries in Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe, especially Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary.

IKEA Retail Sp. z o.o.

IKEA aims to create a better everyday life for the many. We offer good design and functional furniture in affordable prices. We care for the quality of life of Poles in their homes, offering sustainable home furnishing solutions. We implement our sustainable development strategy People and Planet Positive with great passion, improving the quality of life of many communities all over the world. IKEA Group owns and operates 355 stores in 29 countries worldwide, including 10 stores in Poland.

Janssen-Cilag Polska Sp. z o.o. 

Janssen-Cilag Polska Sp. z o.o., the pharmaceutical division of Johnson & Johnson, is dedicated to addressing and solving some of the most important unmet medical needs of our time in oncology, hematooncology, immunology, neurosciences and psychiatry, infectious diseases, cardiovascular diseases and metabolic diseases. Six Janssen active substances have been included on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines. For more information visit

Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa SA

The JSW Group is the largest producer of high quality hard coking coal and a significant coke producer in the European Union. Coal extracted by the JSW Group is used in Central Europe by local steel mills owned by international steelmakers and regional utilities. The high quality coke produced by the JSW Group is also sold globally. The main customers of the JSW Group’s products are customers in Poland, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy and India.

Jeronimo Martins Polska S.A.

Biedronka is the biggest retail chain in Poland, with the workforce of 60 thousand employees. Present in Poland for over 20 years, it is part of the international Jeronimo Martins Group. It is our mission to supply top quality food products in low prices. 4 millions of Poles shop daily in Biedronka stores. The scale of our operations oblige us, so we do our best to contribute positively to development of the communities where we operate. Cooperation with local suppliers is the main pillar of our strategy.

KPMG in Poland

KPMG for the past 25 years has provided professional including Audit, Tax, Advisory services, and D.Dobkowski sp.k., a Polish limited partnership, a law firm associated with KPMG in Poland – Legal services. We employ more than 1,500 people in Warsaw, Kraków, Poznań, Wrocław, Gdańsk, Katowice and Łódź.

Kraków Airport

Kraków Airport is a leader among regional airports in Poland, constantly expanding its services. Airport is situated just 11 km from the city centre and has a catchment area of 11 million inhabitants within a two hour drive. In 2016 the airport welcomed over 4.98 million passengers and it was the best year in history of the airport. In summer season 2017 Kraków Airport is offering 100 direct scheduled services operated by 19 airlines.

Krajowy Depozyt Papierów Wartościowych

The Central Securities Depository of Poland (KDPW) is a central infrastructure institution responsible for the management and supervision of the depository, clearing and settlement system (kdpw_stream) to enable the trading of financial instruments in Poland. KDPW also offers a wide-range of services for issuers. As the National Numbering Agency KDPW is authorised to assign codes for financial market entities and instruments: ISIN and CFI, FISN, LEI. KDPW also offers a trade repository (KDPW_TR). More information:


Linklaters is an international law firm with offices in all major business and financial centres worldwide. The firm provides comprehensive legal services, combining international experience with a thorough knowledge of Polish law and the economic environment. Key areas of expertise covered by Linklaters’ Warsaw office include: corporate law and M&A, private equity, banking and finance, capital markets, competition and EU law, real estate and construction law, energy and infrastructure law, tax law, litigation and arbitration, telecommunications law and intellectual property.

Maspex Group 

The Maspex is one of the largest food producers in Central & Eastern Europe and a market leader in juices and beverages, instant products and cereal products. The company’s portfolio includes brands such as: Tymbark, Kubuś, Lubella, Łowicz, Krakus, Kotlin, Puchatek, Ekland, DecoMorreno, Cremona, La Festa and Plusssz. The Maspex Wadowice Group has completed out 18 acquisitions and the company’s products are exported to over 50 countries. Revenue from sales in 2016 amounted over 1 billion USD, of which 31% is foreign sales.


LUX MED Group is the largest private healthcare company in Poland which operates within an integrated model of coordinated healthcare. The Group’s offer is both for corporate and individual clients. The company is a part of an international Bupa group, which provides healthcare and offers health insurance. LUX MED is the Main Medical Partner of the Polish Olympic Committee.


MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone.

mBank S.A.

mBank is one of the largest banks in Poland and an icon of mobility. For years, it has been considered the leader of innovations among financial institutions. It provides a full range of modern financial services for individual customers and companies – from micro firms to largest corporations, and the public sector. It was founded in 1986 as BRE Bank and has been operating as mBank since November 2013. Today mBank has over 5.5 million customers in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. More:

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm with offices in 63 countries including Poland (since 1993). In the past 5 years we served 93/100 top corporations worldwide. In Poland McKinsey employs more than 1,000 experienced professionals in Warsaw, Poznań and Wrocław. Over the last 24 years, we have shared the transformation and growth journey with the industry leaders in basic materials, TMT, energy, banking and insurance, consumer goods and many other sectors.

OLPP Sp. z o.o.

OLPP has been operating since 1997. It is now the leading Polish company that specialises in storage and transhipment of liquid fuels. OLPP stores fuels intended for on-going distribution, and maintains statutory emergency stocks and strategic national reserve stocks of liquid fuels.

Philips Polska Sp. z o.o.

At Philips we look beyond technology to the experiences of consumers, patients, providers and caregivers across the health continuum – from healthy living and prevention to diagnosis, treatment and home care. We unlock insights leading to innovative solutions that enable better care at lower cost. With leading research, design and innovation capabilities, we partner with our customers to transform the delivery of healthcare. We believe that meaningful solutions – those that make a real difference – are developed in partnership with our customers, with an understanding that quality patient care extends outside the hospital walls.


PKN ORLEN is an international oil and energy group, the largest company in Central and Eastern Europe, and the only Polish name in the prestigious ‘Fortune 500’ list of the world’s largest companies. It owns integrated infrastructure capable of processing more than 30 million tonnes per year of various crude oils, marketing its products through the CEE region’s largest retail network of nearly 2,700 service stations. Having consistently expanded its power and heat generation capacity, PKN ORLEN now has generation assets in Poland, the Czech Republic and Lithuania. In the upstream segment it has its own oil and gas (2P) reserves in Poland and Canada, estimated at close to 114 million boe as at the end of 2016.

Polish Insurance Association

The Polish Insurance Association is a local trade organization representing all insurance companies operating in Poland. The main tasks of the PIU are to support the legislature in establishing law. The Association also leads activities to increase public awareness of insurance and to pursue a multilateral dialogue on the development of the insurance sector in our country. The Polish Insurance Association was established in 1990.

Prof. Wierzbowski & Partners

We have the best specialists in the capital markets, corporate law, M&A, contracts, litigation and arbitration, competition law, consumer protection, public aid, public procurement, energy law, real estate, construction and zoning law, environmental protection, local government. Currently our firm has twenty five experienced lawyers (among whom former Deputy Mayor of the City of Warsaw and a chairman of Board of the Stock Exchange), who successfully handle number of great matters.

PZU Group

PZU Group is one of the largest financial institutions in Poland and in Central and Eastern Europe. For over 200 years, the core of PZU Group is insurance activity, which aims to ensure a sense of peace and security for our clients through the offered comprehensive insurance protection in all crucial areas of private, public, and economic life. As it searches for new directions of development and responds to the needs of its clients, PZU Group is expanding in the field of investments and health.

Rothschild Global Advisory

Rothschild & Co is a world leader in the provision of impartial, expert advice. Rothschild Global Advisory business has been present in Poland and CEE since 1990. We have approximately 900 advisers in 40 countries around the world. Our core activity is M&A, privatisation transactions, debt advisory, restructuring and ECM. Polish office is a part of a highly skilled team of advisers who lead projects in all countries of the CEE region. Rothschild Global Advisory is a leader of M&A advisers’ league tables (2016 World No 1 by number of deals).


The company RUCH SA was set up in 1918 and It is one of the largest press distributors in Poland. RUCH S.A. serves over 11 million customers every month. Regularly delivers newspapers to more than 22 000 points, and thanks to the cooperation of more than 120 publishers of the press in the offer of RUCH is over 2.5 thousand. titles. RUCH SA is one of the major players in retail sales in small formats, it has a sales network covering the whole country. In the kiosks can also be implement selected services as payments for household bills, cash loans, insurance OC/AC or courier parcels “Paczka w RUCH-u”

Servier Poland

Servier is an independent French pharmaceutical company with market presence in 148 countries in the world. It has been in Poland for 25 years, now employing 500 people. The company’s growth is based on innovations in the following five areas: cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, immune-inflammatory diseases and neurodegenerative diseases. At present, nearly 100% of the packaging for Servier medications sold in the Polish market is produced in the Warsaw-based Servier Production Plant while almost 40% of the production output is exported.


Siemens is a strategic partner of the Polish economy offering innovative services, products and solutions that strengthen clients to achieve market success and face business challenges in the modern world. Siemens is a market leader in the field of efficient energy, industrial productivity, and intelligent infrastructure. The company supports automation of manufacturing processes, and with specialized Business Intelligence software and tools provides solutions useful in digitalization of the economy.


Skanska S.A. is active in all areas of construction, developing innovative and sustainable projects in a safe working environment. According to sustainability principles, people’s needs are very important to Skanska. As an expert and innovative partner for the client, it actively introduces new technologies and is ushering in a new era for Poland’s construction industry. As the only general contractor, Skanska has signed an agreement regarding its commitment to Sustainable Development Goals.

The Boston Consulting Group

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from private, public and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises. Founded in 1963, BCG is a private company with more than 82 offices in 46 countries. Warsaw BCG team exists since 1997 and is led by team of Partners.


VELUX Group and sister companies are the biggest window producer and exporter with the yearly turnover around 1.6 billion PLN. What represents almost ¼ value of the Polish exports of windows. They employ in Poland over 4000 people in Namysłów, Gniezno, Warszawa and Wędkowy. Lately 580 million PLN was invested in modernization of Polish factories. In Poland also are present VELUX Foundations, they have contributed the Polish social organizations with total amount of grants over 100 million PLN