Sponsors and partners

Strategic partner

Bain & Company

Bain & Company is one of the world’s leading business consulting firms. It works with top executives to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions, and deliver the sustainable success they desire. The Warsaw office acts as a regional hub for the firm and has one of the fastest growing teams in Europe. As a result, Bain & Company needs smart, innovative thinkers who aspire to incredible things and value teamwork. For more information visit: www.bain.com and follow Bain on Twitter @BainAlerts.



Mastercard is a technology company in the global payments industry. Our global payments processing network connects consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone

CVC Capital Partners

CVC Capital Partners is a leading private equity and investment advisory firm. Founded in 1981, CVC today has a network of 23 offices and approximately 400 employees throughout the world. In total, CVC manages over US$50 billion of assets invested in 52 companies worldwide, employing 250,000 people in numerous countries. Together, these companies have combined annual sales of over US$80 billion.


TDJ is a family-owned investment company operating in five business areas. Equity is the largest of them. The aim in this area is to build long-lasting value through investing in mature companies. The TDJ Equity portfolio consists of companies listed on the Polish Stock Exchange – including FAMUR, PGO and Zamet Industry, as well as non-public companies – FPM and NiUW Glinik. The capitalisation of the TDJ stock assets portfolio is valued at PLN 3 bln. TDJ also realizes investments in the office and residential properties sector through TDJ Estate. For TDJ Venture, through participation in the TDJ Pitango Ventures fund, investments are realized in innovative and technological start-ups of global potential. TDJ Finance focuses on investments in liquid financial assets.
TDJ shares its successes by investing in knowledge and human potential. TDJ Foundation operates in this area, realizing projects which focus on supporting the education and personal development of children and teenagers.

Bank Pekao S.A.

Bank Pekao S.A. was founded on March 17th, 1929 and nowadays is one of the largest financial institutions in Central and Eastern Europe. It is a Polish, international universal bank, the largest corporate bank, and the leader of the private banking market in Poland. Pekao S.A. serves over 5 million customers, every second Polish company becomes the bank’s client. Bank Pekao S.A. is one of the of the safest banks at the Pan-European level. Within the Pekao’s capital group there are several companies which are national leaders in the area of brokerage, leasing, factoring and financial investments. With over 15 000 employees Pekao is one of the largest employers in Poland.
The history of Bank Pekao S.A. is the history of Polish banking system: it was the first bank in Poland that launched an ATM, issued the first credit card, opened a brokerage house, applied in practice biometrics in banking industry.
Since 1998 Pekao has been listed on Warsaw Stock Exchange in WIG20 index. It is one of the five largest companies on the Polish stock exchange.
Bank Pekao S.A. is a part of the PZU Group – the largest financial group in Central and Eastern Europe.

CEC Government Relations

CEC provides professional public affairs and strategic communications services to multinational clients across a full range of policy areas, including but not limited to Internal Market, Digital Agenda, Financial Services, Energy, Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure and Defence. Through wholly-owned offices in Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava, Budapest and Sofia, as well as a network of affiliates and consultants in Bucharest, Kiev, the Baltic States, Balkans and beyond, CEC delivers integrated services at a local, national, regional and European level. CEC’s offices employ over 40 people across the region, combining senior management with years of experience in the region between them, alongside young, dynamic, and multilingual staff to service client communication needs.

Citi Handlowy

Citi – Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A. is one of the largest financial institutions in Poland, operating under the Citi Handlowy brand and offering corporate banking, investment and consumer banking services. We combine expertise and best traditions of the Polish banking with a modern way of managing finances.


MCI – MCI Capital is one of the most rapidly growing Private Equity groups in the European region. The Group specialises in digital transformation services involving investments in pure play internet models (pure players), companies adapting to digital business models and those operating in the development market for internet infrastructure. The fund invests in areas such as growth stage VC, private debt and expansion/buyout stage in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe as well as in selected countries of Western Europe. MCI Capital S.A., which is a member of the Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since February 2001.

LOT Polish Airlines

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