14th Economic Forum (2004)
KRYNICA-ZDRÓJ 9-11 September 2004

European challenges - security, solidarity, effectiveness

This year's edition of the Forum brought together more than 1500 participants from 40 countries, who took part in almost 100 discussion panels, topical sessions and promotional events. Discussions were focused around the following topical groups:

        1. Macroeconomics, Economic Policy
        2. Business, Management
        3. Power Sector 
        4. International Politics, Security
        5. Regions
        6. Society
        7. Education, Culture

This year's Forum special event was the visit of the representatives of Arab countries (mainly Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, Jordan and Tunisia), interested in co-operating with Poland and other Central and Eastern European countries.

Interest in the Forum is growing rapidly. This year, our list of guests included affiliates of the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies, members of the Russian administration as well as representatives of the Presidents of Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. The Arab delegations were particularly numerous this year, and a Chinese delegation is expected to join the debates of the next Forum. Our Russian guests are becoming more and more active – said Zygmunt Berdychowski, Chairman of the Forum's Programme Council.