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Agenda 2014

Saturday, 1st March 2014, 9.00 – 18.00

London School of Economics and Political Science, Old Theatre Houghton St, London WC2A 2AE
8:00–9:00Registration for delegates
9:00–9:30Welcome address
Professor Stuart Corbridge (Provost and Deputy Director)
His Excellency Witold Sobków (Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the Court of St James’s)
Michał T. Leszczyński (President, LSE SU Polish Business Society)
9:30–10:15Keynote: Poland: fit for the future?
Professor Danuta Hübner (Former European Commissioner for Regional Policy)
Chair: Associate Professor Waltraud Schelkle (LSE European Institute)
10:15–11:00Coffee break
11:00–11:45Panel: Will Poland become a start-up powerhouse?
Michał Brański (Founder and CEO, O2.pl Group)
Michał Juda (Co-founder, Showroom)
Antonina Samecka (Co-founder, Risk. made in Warsaw)
Chair: Michał Kobosko (Director, Atlantic Council)

After the panel: presentation on Happy Kids and our charity lottery
11:45–12:30Panel: Can Poland escape the middle-income trap?
Professor Danuta Hübner (Former European Commissioner for Regional Policy)
Dr Stanisław Kluza (Former Minister of Finance and President of KNF)
Mateusz Morawiecki (CEO, Bank Zachodni WBK)
Chair: Dr Abel Bojar (LSE European Institute)
12:30–14:00Lunch
14:00–14:45Keynote: Britain and Poland: trading places?
Professor Jan Vincent-Rostowski (Former Minister of Finance)
Chair: Professor Brigitte Granville (Queen Mary, University of London)
After the panel: presentation on Ivy Poland by Krzysztof Daniewski
14:45–15:30Panel: Polish players entering the global stage
Franciszek Hutten-Czapski (Partner, The Boston Consulting Group)
Andrzej Klesyk (CEO, PZU Group)
Krzysztof Pawiński (CEO and Co-founder, Maspex)
Chair: Andrzej Jacaszek (Chief Editor, Harvard Business Review Poland)
15:30–16:15Coffee break
16:15–17:00Panel: New era of public investment
Mariusz Grendowicz (CEO, Polskie Inwestycje Rozwojowe)
Paweł Tamborski (Deputy Minister, Ministry of Treasury)
Dariusz Pietrzak (CFO, LOT Polish Airlines)
Chair: Paweł Sołtys (Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek Polska)
17:00–17:45Keynote: What does it mean to be a leader?
Józef Wancer (CEO, BGŻ)
Chair: Vadim Makarenko (Gazeta Wyborcza)
17:45–18:00Closing address
Jakub Szewczyk (Chairman, LSE SU Polish Business Society)
18:45Dinner at the Grand Connaught Rooms
Location: 1 – 65 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DA

This is a preliminary agenda and is subject to changes.