Karpacz, 7-9 September 2021
Europe in Search of Leadership
of the Economic Forum
For 30 years now, the Forum has gathered political, economic and social leaders from over 60 countires around the world. It serves as a platform owing to which the most important figures in European politics and economy can exchange their views. Each year important declarations are made during the Forum, which is why the sessions attract the media from all over the world the most, as well as their effects are echoed among experts long after the Forum’s closure.
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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.
Commissioner for Agriculture, European Commission
Leader, Belarusian Opposition
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Minister of Finance
Minister of Health
Minister of Transport and Construction
Minister of Infrastructure
Minister of Infrastructure
Ministry of Social Policy
Minister for Welfare
Minister of Family and Social Policy
Minister for Human and Minority Rights and Social Dialogue
Minister of Climate and Environment
Minister of Development Funds and Regional Policy
Minister of Economic Development
Deputy Minister of Economy and Finance
Minister of Industry, Handicraft and Trade
Senior Vice-President Renewables Growth
Chairman and CEO, Saint-Gobain Group
President, Diadora S.p.A.
General Director, Business France
Leader, Reform UK
Deputy Speaker, Parliament
Peter Kodwo Appiah
Cardinal, Prefect, Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
Global Practice Lead on Climate & Energy, WWF International
Vice-President, European Investment Bank
Co-Chair of the Atlantic Council’s Three Seas Programme, former Ambassador to Poland
President, The World Anti-Doping Agency
President of the Management Board, Polish Development Fund
President of the Board, KGHM Polska Miedź S.A.
President, Social Insurance Institution
President and CEO, PKN ORLEN
President, Polish Olympic Committee
CEO, HSBC in Poland
Chairman of the Committee on Finance and Treasury, Senate
CEO, Lux Med Group
General Director , Roche Polska Sp. z o.o.
Minister President of Saxony
President, Assembly of European Regions
Deputy Speaker, Sejm
Secretary of State, Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy
Chairman of the Left Parliamentary Club, Sejm
President of the Management Board, PGNiG SA
Commissioner for Fundamental Rights
President, Philips Polska Sp. z o.o.
CEO, Lidl Poland
Chairman, Central Mediacsoport
Director, National Centre for Culture
President, Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe FAFCE
Rector, SGH Warsaw School of Economics
President, Polish People’s Party
Chariman, Agreement of Jaroslaw Gowin
President, Poland 2050
Member, European Parliament
Mayor of Gdańsk
Mayor of Wrocław
Mayor of Karpacz
Marshal, Marshal’s Office of Lower Silesia
The following thematic paths have a permanent and well-established position in the Economic Forum programme:
An annual tradition of the Economic Forum is awarding prizes for the Man of the Year, the Company of the Year and the Non-governmental Organization of the Year. Over the years, many prominent persons of European politics and economy have been honoured with the title of the Economic Forum Man of the Year.
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Lower Silesia is called the heart of Europe. The region is located about 300 km from Warsaw, Berlin or Prague and is perfectly connected.
Thanks to its great location and educated employees, it attracts investors and develops dynamically. In this place renowned universities and career prospects await students from Poland and Europe. Tourists are attracted by the largest number of classified monuments in the country, the largest number of castles and palaces, the heritage of industrial architecture and the most numerous spas in the country.
Lower Silesia is also a region that stands out in terms of the level of innovation in Poland. Its enormous economic and educational potential, excellent infrastructure facilities and high quality of human capital contribute to its strength. Business development also contributes to the region’s success – Lower Silesia is the seat of many Polish and international companies. Special Economic Zones support the location of new investments. The Lower Silesian economy is not only about its well-developing industry, but also specialized financial and outsourcing services.
The “green economy” is also an important area. Intensive economic development in Lower Silesia is focused on new technologies, favoring the rational use of natural resources. Lower Silesia is investing in low-carbon economy, considering both the increased role of renewable energy sources and energy-efficient technologies in production processes and construction.
Lower Silesia is a land of diversity where everyone will find space for oneself.
Amazing mountains – the Sudetes, mysterious undergrounds, the Piast Castles Trail, the Land of Extinct Volcanoes, Milicz Ponds, the largest complex of fishponds in Europe, the Lower Silesian Beer and Wine Trail, are just some of the available attractions.
The inhabitants are, however, the most important, famous for their openness and hospitality, not only in Poland but also in Europe. The mosaic of cultures, customs and traditions in Lower Silesia creates an atmosphere thanks to which everyone feels at home here, and the infrastructure as well as attractiveness of the region make the inhabitants associate their future with this place. They want to develop here – educate, work, and invest.
Karpacz is a charming town at the foot of the Karkonosze Mountains with their highest peak – Śnieżka. Amazing landscapes, unique attractions and excellent tourist infrastructure attract many visitors each year.
Karpacz offers excellent and varied conditions for spending leisure time all year round. Spring, summer and autumn are primarily mountain trek times. Nearly 100 kilometres of hiking trails run through the area, making it possible to discover one of the country’s most valuable areas in terms of nature, which in most part is under the protection of the Karkonosze National Park. In winter, thanks to the appropriate terrain and favourable climate, the town transforms into a ski resort offering numerous slopes and ski lifts, especially for beginners and families with children.
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For the thirty years of organising the Economic Forum, we have managed to create a room for dialogue which, owing to its unique atmosphere, has become one of the most frequently visited places by the political and economic elites in Europe. – Zgymunt Berdychowski, Chairman of the Economic Forum Programme Council