Agenda 2015

Main Theme: Poland’s Golden Age. How to make it happen?
Time: Saturday, 28th of February 2015, 9.00–17.45
Location: London School of Economics and Political Science, Old Theatre Houghton St, London WC2A 2AE
Audience: Approximately 450 students from top British universities
9:00–9:30Welcome address
His Excellency Witold Sobków (Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the Court of St James’s)
Zuzanna Kraszewska (Co-President, LSE SU Polish Business Society)
Aleksandra K. Wiśniewska (Co-President, LSE SU Polish Business Society)
9:30–10:00Keynote: Values in action. Leadership and management in turbulent times.
Sławomir Lachowski (CEO, FM Bank)
Chair: Tomasz Prusek (Deputy Director of the Economic Section, Wyborcza.biz)
10:00–10:45Coffee break
10:45–11:30Panel: New geopolitics of Central & Eastern Europe. What Europe has learnt from the crisis in CEE?
Ihor Kyzym (Chargé d’affaires, The Embassy of Ukraine in London)
Marek Matraszek (Founding Partner, CEC Government Relations)
Dr Sebastian Płóciennik (Coordinator of the European Union Programme, Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM))
Chair: Jacek Żakowski (Journalist, Polityka)
11:30–12:15Panel: Fostering global players.
Pillars of competitiveness.

Zbigniew Inglot (Chairman of the Board, INGLOT Cosmetics)
Zbigniew Jagiełło (CEO, PKO Bank Polski)
Paweł Tamborski (CEO, Warsaw Stock Exchange)
Chair: Henry Foy (CEE Correspondent, The Financial Times)
14:15–15:10Panel: Stimulating innovation in Poland and in Europe.
Dr Adam Czyżewski (Chief Economist, Orlen)
Tomasz Huś (Managing Director, InPost)
Franciszek Hutten-Czapski (Senior Partner, The Boston Consulting Group)
Sławomir Lachowski (CEO, FM Bank)
Chair: David Dalton (Editor, The Economist Intelligence Unit)
15:10–16:00Panel: How to improve Poland’s image?
Michał Brański (VP of Strategy, Grupa Wirtualna Polska)
Dr Agnieszka Morawińska (Director, National Museum in Warsaw)
Professor Dariusz Stola (Director, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews)
Agata Wacławik-Wejman (Head of Public Policy in CEE, Google )
Chair: Renata Kim (Social Issues Editor, Newsweek)
16:00–16:45Coffee break
16:45–17:30Keynote: The role of the banking sector in economic growth.
Mateusz Morawiecki (CEO, BZ WBK Bank)
Chair: Professor Iain Begg (Professorial Research Fellow, LSE European Institute)
17:30–17:45Closing address
Zuzanna Kraszewska (Co-President, LSE SU Polish Business Society)
Aleksandra K. Wiśniewska (Co-President, LSE SU Polish Business Society)
20:00-1:00Ivy Poland Foundation Ball organised
by the LSE SU Polish Business Society

Location: Le Méridien Piccadilly, 21 Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BH