Programme of the 30th Economic Forum

The most important and largest political and economic meeting in Central and Eastern Europe has been organised for almost three decades, becoming during this time a valued venue for constructive discussions on political, economic and social issues.

The theme of this year’s edition is ‘Europe in Search of Leadership‘. As every year, a rich programme of over 200 events awaits the participants. For three days, Karpacz will be visited by the most important people in the country and region: leaders of politics, economy, local government and prominent representatives of the world of culture and science. The debates will be covered by journalists from all over Europe.

This year’s jubilee 30th Economic Forum will be held on 7-9 September 2021 in Karpacz.


3

days

200

debates

3000

participants


The programme of the Economic Forum, created with the support of our partners, is traditionally grouped by thematic tracks. This year, responding to the needs of a dynamically changing reality, we propose the following division:

  • Personal Banking - What do Poles Expect in Asset Management?
  • Business in the Cloud - How to Increase the Efficiency of Enterprises?
  • Business In the Time of Covid-19
  • Can Poland Create a Zloty Zone?
  • Fair Play in Business
  • How Will Inflation Affect the Economy?
  • Coronavirus vs Event Industry
  • M&A after the Pandemic
  • A Brand Stronger than a Pandemic
  • Monetary Policy of Central Banks in Response to a Pandemic
  • Polish Managers on Foreign Markets
  • Wallets Full of Cryptocurrencies - Revolution or Evolution?
  • The Future of Trade. Will e-commerce Dominate the Market?
  • The Future of the Domestic Capital Market and Trading Floors in the Region
  • Talks on Passion, What Drives You and Helps You Find Balance at Work
  • Financial Management in the Enterprise, What Changes Await Us
  • CSR - Can Corporations Be Socially Responsible?
  • Perspectives for the Development of the Luxury Goods Industry in Poland
  • The Future of the Domestic Capital Market and Trading Floors in the Region
  • From Idea to Market - Commercialization of Research and Development Results
  • Corporate Social Impact - Do Noble Ideas Can Earn Out Profit?
  • Employer Branding – How Do the Best Employers Do It?
  • Newest Trends in Marketing - How to Increase Sales During Recession?
  • Better Governance, Better Europe
  • Integration and Regional Inequality in the EU
  • Sustainable Economy for the Climate
  • Will Europe Defend Itself?
  • New Horizons of Cooperation. Aspirations of Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova to Deepen Integration Within the Eastern Partnership
  • The New Cohesion Policy for 2021 -2027
  • European Union AD 2021 - Challenges for Integration
  • Civil Society - Support or Problem for the Authorities?
  • In Search of a Polish Way to Climate Neutrality
  • Prospects for EU-Ukraine Relations for Upcoming Years
  • European Solidarity in the Face of Crisis. Fact or Fiction?
  • European Green Deal - What Does It Mean for Europeans?
  • Don't Be Afraid of Diversity! Protection of Ethnic and Linguistic Minorities in the European Union
  • NATO Strategy for the Next Decades of the 21st Century
  • Politics of Force vs. Politics of Disinformation
  • The Eastern Partnership's Offer in the Area of Security
  • China - a New Player in International Security
  • Biden's Bet on Alliances
  • The Polish Contribution to International Security
  • No Lasting Peace Without Women - Gender Politics in NATO
  • The Impact of Climate Policy on Security Policy
  • The Baltic Sea - Who Is Responsible for Its Safety?
  • Investments in Energy Efficiency - Is It Profitable?
  • Is the Atom Still the Energy of the Future?
  • Hydrogen as a Link in the Energy Transformation in Poland
  • (Say) Yes to RES! - Why Is it Worth Investing in Wind Farms and Other Renewable Energy Sources?
  • Challenges for Energy Security
  • Opportunities and Challenges of the Energy Transition in Central Europe
  • Are We in Danger of a Blackout? Energy Security in the Process of Decarbonisation
  • Export and Expansion of Polish Food Producers – Chances and Obstacles
  • Export After the Pandemic - How to Plan Internationalization for the Coming Years?
  • Europe-Asia, Export-Import
  • Export Giants - What Can You Learn from Them?
  • Innovative Polish Companies in the International Arena
  • Chambers of Commerce as Export Facilitators
  • How to Shape the Pro-Export Policy?
  • Made in Poland - the Potential of the Polish Brand on the International Market
  • Polish Export Has Many Names
  • The Export Potential of SMEs - Is it a Good Development Strategy?
  • Different Internationalization Strategies - Which One to Choose?
  • Export Trends for 2022
  • Between the Past and the Future. The Culture of Remembrance in Society
  • Requiem for Liberal Democracy?
  • So Many Countries, So Many Definitions – How Is Conservatism Understood in Europe?
  • Democracy in Times of the Pandemic
  • Atomization of the Global Village Society
  • Catholicism - an Asset or a Burden in the 21st Century?
  • Church 2.0 - Is it Time for the Reform?
  • Culture During Lockdown
  • Humanitarian Aid During and After Pandemic
  • A Prophetic Vision of the Development of the World in the Work of Stanisław Lem – Challenges of Modern Man
  • The Growing Presence of Culture on the Internet and Copyrights – Who Earns?
  • Sport as an Ambassador of Nations and Values
  • Think Tanks vs. the Political Strategy of Governments
  • The Third Age – in Search of an Economic and Social Recipe for the Future
  • Does Liberal Capitalism Need Conservative Values?
  • How Non-governmental Sector in Russia Can Influence It’s Politics and Economy?
  • Europe's Cultural Identity - Values, Faith or Traditions?
  • Family Policy in the Face of Modern Changes
  • Accelerated Digitization of the Labor Market
  • A Digital Future for Europe
  • Revolution 4.0 - How to Safely Implement New Technologies?
  • Increasing the Competitiveness of Domestic Enterprises Through Innovation
  • Pandemic as a Driving Force for Innovation
  • Artificial Intelligence - Ethics or Progress?
  • Digital Transformation of the Civil Service
  • Digitization of the Financial Sector, How Are Financial Institutions Changing?
  • Will Poland Benefit from the Exodus of the Belarusian IT Industry?
  • E-learning - Challenge, Opportunity or Barrier?
  • Financing of the Digital Transformation in the CEE Region
  • Infrastructure and Development of Electromobility
  • Innovative Solutions in the Chemical Industry – Opportunity or Obligation?
  • Investments in Innovation - Modern Rolling Stock is a Need or a Necessity?
  • New Habits of the Z Generation - How Are they Changing the Service Sector?
  • From Field to Fork – Food Passporting in Poland is Getting Closer
  • Telecoms and 5G – Is it Better to Compete or to Build a Modern Broadband Infrastructure Together?
  • Automation of Business Processes. Does It Threaten Workplaces?
  • Healthy Buildings - Innovations in Construction
  • Digital Development of the Three Seas Initiative - Plans and Challenges
  • Digital Economy - New Geopolitics
  • Cybersecurity - Do We Need a Technology Alliance?
  • Will We Trust Vaccinations? Impact Of The Pandemic On The Increase In Confidence In Immunization
  • Effectiveness of the Healthcare Management at the Regional Level
  • How Much Does Our Health Security Cost?
  • Innovations in Healthcare - Economic, Social and Scientific Benefits
  • Consequences of COVID-19 - What Changes in the Healthcare System?
  • The National Rare Diseases Plan - Diagnosis and Therapy
  • Patient in the Healthcare System - Current Problems and Challenges
  • The COVID-19 Pandemic And The Mental Health Of Society
  • Hospitals in the New Reality
  • The Wages in Healthcare System
  • Sources and Methods of Financing Healthcare System
  • Oncology, Cardiology, Neurology…. - When Will We Pay Off The Health Debt?
  • How are Local Authorities Tackling the 'Coronacrisis'?
  • Forming Future Cities
  • Cities in a Post-Covid Reality
  • Financial Management in Local Self-Government Units - Where to Look for Necessary Funds and Savings?
  • Road Investments as a Driving Force for Economic Development
  • Polish Public Procurement Law in Local Government - First Lessons Learned and Tips for the Future
  • Poland A and B. New Reality, New Forms of Exclusion
  • A Landmark Decade for Demography and Migration - How Are Our Cities Changing?
  • Regions of Knowledge and Innovation - How to Develop an Effective System of Cooperation
  • Development as a Domain of Entrepreneurs - Local Services for Businesses
  • Car for a Townie
  • City and Municipal Development Strategies
  • Artificial Intelligence in Local Government Units
  • Cross-border Cooperation - New Opportunities for Regions
  • Mutual Relations of Government and Local Administration
  • As Green As... the City! - the Benefits of Urban Greenery
  • Revitalization Until 2023 - State, Approach, New Perspective
  • Local Government Health Policy Challenges
  • Local Investments in the Age of the Pandemic
  • Challenges of Infrastructure in Cities and Functional Areas
  • EU Grants for Innovation in the Regions
  • How to Give a New Dynamic to Polish-Ukrainian Cooperation?
  • Conflict in Donbas, Crimea and Transnistria - Who and How Can Solve Them?
  • Partnership of Ukraine with NATO in the Face of Global Threats
  • The Crimean Platform - Will it Change Anything About the Ukrainian Crimea Issue?
  • Increasing Foreign Direct Investment as an Opportunity for the Economy
  • Investment Trends and the Development of Capital Markets in Europe
  • Poland as an Investment Zone - Adjusting Support to the Needs of Entrepreneurs
  • Investing in Capital Markets in Times of Increased Uncertainty - How Do the Best Do It?
  • Investments of the Future - What to Invest in to Make Poland an Economic Tycoon
  • How to Rebuild Tourism in Region?
  • High Speed Rail - a New Quality of Domestic Travel
  • European Year Of Rail - a Chance for Development
  • European Transport of the 21st Century
  • Klaipeda, Riga Tallinn. Can the Ports of the Baltic States Develop Without Cooperation with Russia and Belarus?
  • New Silk Road, Via Carpatia, Rail Baltica - What do Poland and Europe Need?
  • Ostrowiec. Cheap energy or a political leash?
  • Prospects For Residential and Commercial Real Estate Market in Poland
  • The Potential of the Baltic - Black Sea Transport Corridor
  • Crosscut Through the Vistula Spit - a Chance for Development or Money Thrown into the Baltic Sea?
  • The Transit Gordian Knot. South Caucasus in the Plans of Russia, Turkey and Iran
  • Europe - Is It Still Producing Anything? Pandemic and the Problems of non-European Production
  • About Investments and Infrastructure
  • Big Tech, the Time of Censorship 2.0? Who Should Decide on the Limits of Freedom of Speech?
  • How to Strengthen Society's Resilience Against Fake News?
  • Weaponization of Social Media
  • Will Global Media Push National Media Out of the Market?
  • Media - a Business or a Mission?
  • Does the Media Have a Nationality and for Whom Is it Important?
  • Does Paper Media Still Have a Future?
  • Journalist - Intruder, Businessman or Defender of the Interest of Societies?
  • Will Citizen Journalism Replace Professionals?
  • What Is the Future of Local Media?
  • Can a Politician Still Be "Killed with a Newspaper"?
  • How Will the Polish Media Look Like in 20 Years?
  • "Whatever It Takes" - How Will Europe Emerge from the Crisis?
  • Unconditional Basic Income – a Guarantee of Dignified Life?
  • In Search of Happiness - Where is the Best Place to Live and What Does it Mean for the Economy?
  • Between Quarantine and Development - Pandemic Response Models and the European Economy
  • Craftsmanship in the 21st Century. Challenges for Small and Medium Enterprises
  • From a Local to a Global Company – How to Build the Competitiveness Potential?
  • Organizations Need Leaders of Change
  • From Brain Drain to Brain Gain- How the Pandemic Changed the Migration Trends?
  • Organized Crime Groups and Their Impact on the State Economy
  • Europe Fighting Corruption
  • Arms Race or Technology Race?
  • Privatisation of the Space Industry
  • The Future of Air Transport During and After the COVID-19 Crisis
  • Chemical Industry – The Powerfull Sector of Polish Economy
  • Agriculture 4.0 - Automation and Robotization of Farms
  • Trends in HR - How Does Home Office Change the Labor Market and Our Lifestyle?
  • Private Sector's Role in the Reorganization of the Education System
  • The Impact of Business and Sport on the Polish Economy Before and After the Crisis. Effective Strategies and Plans for the Future
  • Higher Feminisation Rate of Management Authorities as a Key to Success
  • The Road to the Olympics - Professional Sport in Times of Pandemic
  • The Welfare State - What Does It Mean Today?
  • How to Open the Window to the World Again? The Future of the Post-pandemic Tourism
  • National Security - Untaxable
  • The Ways of Development of European Transport
  • 30 Years of the Visegrad Group - Are We Still Building a Strong Alliance?
  • China vs. West - a New Opening, or a New Cold War?
  • Post-Covid Economic Priorities in the U.S and Europe - Room for Coordination?
  • Should Europe Fear Extreme Nationalism?
  • Vaccine Passports. The End of the Schengen Area?
  • The Era of Angela Merkel Comes to its End. What does the New Chancellor Mean for Europe?
  • The Role of the Mediterranean in EU Foreign Policy Making
  • African Union and European Union – Close Neighbours and Equal Partners
  • Future of NATO in the Face of the Increasing Importnace of the Indo-Pacific Area
  • Lublin Triangle - Triangle of Common Interests
  • Between Sanctions and Investments. What Policy of the West Towards Belarus is More Effective?
  • Shadow of Russia. What Tools of Influence Does the Kremlin Have in Belarus?
  • Nord Stream II – Political or Commercial Project?
  • New Order in the South Caucasus after the Karabakh War
  • The Eurasian Union. A Paper Tiger or a Voracious Bear?
  • B9 as Tool to Improve European Security
  • Five Years of the Three Seas Initiative. Achievements, Goals, Prospects for the Future
  • The Western Balkans and the European Union. A Realistic Plan or a Distant Dream?
  • Between Europe and Putin - Models of Civic Integration of Russians
  • Ostrowiec. Cheap energy or a political leash?
  • Diplomacy As a Tool for Solving Conflicts. Does It Still Work?
  • "Hurry Up, We Run out of Time!": How to Change the Approach to the Climate Crisis?
  • ESG Factors - Sustainable Business Growth
  • The Common Agricultural Policy - Connecting or Dividing?
  • European Green Deal in Polish Agriculture
  • Reorganising the Food System - How to Stop Hunger and Protect the Environment?
  • Climate Fit - Sustainability According to the Clothing Industry
  • Water Security and Access to Water
  • How to Manage Waste Wisely?
  • European Green Deal and it’s Impact of the Chemical Industry
  • On the Road to Climate Neutrality - Challenges in Air Protection
  • Will the Baltic Sea Ce Crowded? - Investments in Offshore
  • Equitable Transformation - How to Implement It in Poland?

*The programme is subject to change.