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Session map EEC2012 14-05-2012 r.

Session map EEC2012 15-05-2012 r.

Session map EEC2012 16-05-2012 r.

May 15th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Śląski Theatre im. Stanisława Wyspiańskiego

Europe–China. Economic cooperation forum

China - Europe: cooperation, image, investments.

  • Today and tomorrow of global economic cooperation and trade between Europe and China
  • Direct Chinese investments in Europe: status quo and future
  • Poland and Central Europe: new discovery for China?-
  • How to activate Euro-Chinese economic cooperation. Barriers and solutions
  • Perception of China as a partner in Europe. Economic image of Europe in China. Stereotypes and prejudices
  • "Go China" initiative as an example of supporting strategy for economic cooperation with China. Principles, goals,   means
  • China's Further Opening Up to European Industry

May 15th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Śląski Theatre im. Stanisława Wyspiańskiego

Europe–China. Economic cooperation forum

 "Go Global" strategy. Chinese investments in Europe, European investments in China.

  • "Go global" strategy - Chinese global economic expansion. Scale, forms, sectors, effects
  • Major European investment projects in China. Priority sectors, leading investors, models of cooperation
  • Opportunities for Chinese investors in Europe
  • Factors activating business contacts between the European countries and China: information and promotion, culture  of business, legal
    assistance, exchange of experience
  • Experiences in the cooperation between European economies and China. Examples of joint enterprises

May 15th, 2012
14.00-16.00
Śląski Theatre im. Stanisława Wyspiańskiego

Europe–China. Economic cooperation forum

China: Which way to Europe?

  •  The role of Poland as a partner of China in Europe
  • Assets of European companies for China
  • China and Europe - partners or rivals?
  • Going forward - recommendations for policy and business

May 15th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Monopol Hotel

Finance – future of the European financial sector in the light of crisis-related experiences

  • New legal framework for financial markets
  • Opinions from consumers, customers, bankers, investors on the expected effects of the new regulations
  • Standardisation and limitation of the risk and competitiveness and the free market
  • Tax on financial transactions

Speeches

May 15th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Monopol Hotel

Social Europe

  • Public finance in EU states from the demographic perspective
  • Necessary changes in social security systems as a response to demographic trends. The role and scope of state responsibility
  • Awareness and initiative on the part of the insurance taker
  • Opportunities and proposals in the finance/insurance market

May 15th, 2012
14.00-16.00
Monopol Hotel

Banking industry in the European Union

  • Internal changes in the industry (consolidation, specialisation)
  • State intervention in the banking industry – (re)nationalisation?
  • Banks’ anti-crisis strategies in the face of the diversified economic situation in EU Member States

May 15th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Monopol Hotel

Management. Business vs global challenges

  • Reasonable risk? Business strategies in an unstable environment
  • Smarter after crisis? Development planning vs fluctuation and shocks on the financial markets
  • Challenges of the global competition. Costs, quality, trade brand, market
  • How to gain an advantage? Using innovative technologies in business
  • The role of information and potential of the IT tools in a modern enterprise

May 15th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Monopol Hotel

Telecommunications, media, society, infrastructure

  • Poland’s place on the way to an information society. Where is Europe?
  • The idea of an e-state. The distance to be covered
  • Digitisation. A new government department – challenges for the authorities
  • Advancement of investment projects in the EU, Central Europe and Poland
  • The role of investors and countries’ policies with respect to the development of ICT infrastructure
  • Potential sources of financing telecommunications investment projects

May 15th, 2012
14.00-16.00
Monopol Hotel

The future of Open Pension Funds

  • 2011 Open Pension Fund reform: dismantling the system or rationalising it? A temporary or permanent change?
    Will there be further steps towards the liquidation of Open Pension Funds? Social and financial costs of this operation
  • Polish Social Insurance Institution vs Open Pension Funds. Who grows money for the future better? Mechanisms and costs of both systems
  • Financial results of Open Pension Funds. Do they justify the existence of the system?
  • The dispute about funds accumulated in Open Pension Funds: private or public?
  • Inheritance issues
  • Will the extension of the retirement age affect Open Pension Funds’ chances for survival?

May 15th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Qubus Hotel

Railway transport – European cargo market. International transport

  • Competition on the cargo market in Europe. Major players' strategies
  • Integration of EU railways and establishment of a common railway area
  • Models of international expansion of national carriers. Technical, formal and cost-related barriers in the free-market economy

May 15th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Qubus Hotel

European North–South transport corridors

  • The Baltic Sea–Adriatic Sea Transport Corridor in EU transport policy
  • Route, idea, state of implementation, expected economic effects
  • New initiatives – Bothnian Green Logistics Corridor
  • The role of sea transhipment terminals in modern logistics chains
  • Sea ports as elements of transport corridors.The necessary investment projects
  • Intermodal transport and co-modality

May 15th, 2012
14.00-16.00
Qubus Hotel

Logistic centres and intermodal transport

  • Directions of the flow of product masses in Europe and the network of European logistic centres
  • Functions of logistic centres in the logistic chain and their evolution    
  • Organisational solutions and technologies in the development and operation of logistic centres
  • The role of logistic services providers
  • Sea and inland ports and container terminals - synergies

May 15th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Qubus Hotel

Commercial real estate market in Central Europe

  • Situation of the commercial real estate sector in particular countries of the region
  • Condition of the real estate sector and investment safety as assessed by banks and financial institutions
  • Demand for and planned supply of modern commercial, office, warehouse and hotel space – perspectives for market development

May 15th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Qubus Hotel

A year of challenges – perspectives for development and threats for the commercial real estate market in Poland

  • The image of the commercial real estate market in Poland. Promising segments and locations. Forecasts for the market. Developers’ expansion strategies
  • New trends in designing shopping and office venues. New types of venues (shared services centres, R&D centres and others). Standards of venues – certification
  • Investment funding sources, activity of investment funds

May 15th, 2012
14.00-16.00
Qubus Hotel

Chemistry in the world and in Europe

  • Trends, directions of changes, specialisation of production. The balance of the chemical sector in Europe
  • Export of chemicals from Poland and the EU
  • Advancement of the process of consolidation of Polish chemistry. Problems, synergies, expansion abroad. Perspectives for international competitiveness
  • Prices and availability of resources for chemistry
  • EU food and agricultural policy vs the fertiliser industry. Competitiveness of European fertiliser production
  • Perspectives for chemical production in EU vs the climatic policy

May 15th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Qubus Hotel

Polish charter air transportation market

  • Perspectives for the development of long-distance charter flights
  • Strategies for the development of a holiday flights network at airports – diversification or consolidation?
  • Factors conditioning the intensity of charter traffic – demographic and economic potentials
  • Development of the range of holiday flights during the winter season
  • The impact of fiscal burdens on development of charter traffic
  • LCC carriers – competition or a supplement to the range of flights?

May 15th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Qubus Hotel

Sustainable agriculture in the EU

  • World food market in the long-term perspective
  • Productivity of agriculture, innovations, the role of effective fertilisation
  • Best practices in European agriculture
  • Safety and quality of food

May 15th, 2012
14.00-16.00
Qubus Hotel

Air cargo in Poland and in the world

  • The market of all-cargo and courier dispatch air carriers in Poland – condition, trends and perspectives
  • Airport – a central point of the intermodal transport hub and an opportunity for development of cargo traffic
  • Competitiveness of airports in Central Europe in the air transport market
  • Potential of the Polish market in the market of long-distance cargo charters

May 15th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Silesian Voivodeship Office

EU funds Policies and development

  • Costs and benefits for new and old Member States (2004 and 2007 accessions) – an assessment attempt
  • New EU financial perspective: 2013–2020. Scale of measures, state of negotiations, key controversial issues
  • Development mechanism in the new budget perspective. Opportunities for reform of the European growth model
  • The East, West and South of Europe – interrelationships, differences and advantages. How to jointly stimulate development in times of uncertainty?
  • The role of a cohesion policy in overcoming European problems and in convergence processes
  • New principles of distributing EU funds. Repayable and subsidy funds, reserve and premium. Effectiveness of spending

May 15th, 2012
14.00-16.00
Silesian Voivodeship Office

Polish experiences from the previous financial perspective in implementing programmes and projects financed with EU funds

  • Philosophy of operation in the new EU financial perspective. Number and themes of operation programmes
  • Managing entities at particular levels – their competences and the relationships between them. The role of the European Commission and its recommendations. Mechanisms of certification and control
  • Size and structure of programmes vs their effectiveness. Specialisation in programming

May 15th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Silesian Voivodeship Office

Water supply system and water management

  • Ensuring safety of functioning of water supply systems. Exchange of European water supply practices
  • Quality of water and security of its provision to people
  • Changes in the water supply systems’ activities resulting from the EU treaty obligations.
  • Investment in water management and water supply in Europe and in Poland
  • Scale of achievements, scale of needs. Models of financing. EU funds
  • Sources, waste of water, savings. Water management economics in the free-market reality

May 15th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Silesian Voivodeship Office

Finances of local self-governments

  • Financial standing of Polish and European self-governments. Can a self-government operate without incurring further debts? The viewpoint of financial institutions, the government and self-governments
  • Debt ratios and other legal solutions related to self-government finances in European countries
  • Financial relations between local self-governments and the government

May 15th, 2012
14.00-16.00
Silesian Voivodeship Office

The golden rule in the finances of local self-government entities

  • Self-government finances: Income, Deficit, Debt
  • In big cities, investment is the sole source of deficit
  • Productive investment as a source of growth in own income
  • Metropolises as factories of GDP
  • The golden rule in finances of local self-governments in the Polish Long-Term National Financial Plan

May 15th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Silesian Voivodeship Office

Metropolises as factories of GDP. Open meeting of the Treasurers Committee of the Union of Polish Metropolises

May 15th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Silesian Voivodeship Office

Investment attractiveness of eastern regions of Poland

  • Opportunities and directions of development
  • Opportunities for investors
  • The ‘Eastern Poland’ programme
  • Duty-free zone as a method of stimulating economy in European Union border regions

May 15th, 2012
14.00-16.00
Silesian Voivodeship Office

Health resorts is Poland

  • Private investors in health resorts
  • The future of health resorts in Poland
  • Current possibilities of investing in health resorts (advancement, directions, possibilities)
  • Comprehensive investment in terms of renewable source of energy in health resorts as the foundation for their development
  • Selected examples of infrastructural investment improving the standard of health resorts
  • New services in health resorts

May 15th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Biuro Centrum

World hard coal mining industry. Coal perspectives in Europe

  • Major producers, consumers, exporters and importers of coal in the world
  • Global trends and their dynamics in recent years
  • European Union coal policy – consumption and import vs marginalised extraction
  • Different opinions on the role of coal in countries with a different structure of the fuel mix in the energy industry
  • Opportunities for a compromise, opportunities for a review of the EU attitude to coal
  • Dilemmas related to clean coal technologies, including CCS (advanced level of research and effects of pilot projects, costs, public opinion)

May 15th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Biuro Centrum

Coal mining industry in Poland

  • Privatisation of the mining industry in Poland – scope, entities involved and methods of investment projects in Polish mining
  • Plans to construct new mines in Poland
  • Coal import, coal extraction competitiveness in Poland and rising costs of coal extraction

May 15th, 2012
14.00-16.00
Biuro Centrum

European Union Climate Policy – challenges for the economy.

  • A road map of the EU low-emission economy in 2012. Where are we now and where are we headed?
  • The future of climate protection in the EU and in the world. Emission forecasts for major economies.
  • The range of economic and social effects of escalating climate and environmental policy requirements in the EU.
  • Technology and production-based economies in light of carbon leakage. “Emission-sensitive” branches of the economy.
  • Green technologies – ambitions, reality and development outlooks. Supply and demand of low-emission solutions in Europe and in the world.
  • Climate protection and the global competitiveness of the European economy – reconciling the contradictions. Politicians and businesses in search of a compromise.

May 15th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Angelo Hotel

Energy Roadmap 2050 and the future European energy mix

  • Potential future effects of the decisions for the fuel and energy sector in Europe
  • The planned role of nuclear energy, renewable sources of energy and clean coal technologies in view of the current policies of EU Member States
  • Energetic balance of major European economies and their current and target energy mix
  • Standpoints of Member States with respect to CO2 emission reduction thresholds
  • International conditions affecting EU climate policy. Intentions of the world’s major CO2 producers
  • Will the economic crisis force a verification of the target or a diversification of the roads to achieve it?

May 15th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Angelo Hotel

Energy Roadmap 2050 and the future European energy mix

  • Potential future effects of the decisions for the fuel and energy sector in Europe
  • The planned role of nuclear energy, renewable sources of energy and clean coal technologies in view of the current policies of EU Member States
  • Energetic balance of major European economies and their current and target energy mix
  • Standpoints of Member States with respect to CO2 emission reduction thresholds
  • International conditions affecting EU climate policy. Intentions of the world’s major CO2 producers
  • Will the economic crisis force a verification of the target or a diversification of the roads to achieve it?

May 15th, 2012
14.00-16.00
Angelo Hotel

Investment in the Polish energy generation industry. Is it a breakthrough at last?

  • Feasibility of plans in the light of the value of planned investment
  • Project financing models
  • Risks regulated to regulations, implementation, technology and finance

May 15th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Angelo Hotel

Innovation in the food-processing industry

  • Three most important trends in the food-processing industry AD 2012
  • Effective cooperation between manufacturers, trade and research institutions in order to promote new products
  • Funds for supporting innovation and modernisation of the food-processing industry
  • Product and packaging – is Polish consumer waiting for new solutions?
  • Quality as a competitive advantage on the international market

May 15th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Angelo Hotel

Network infrastructure in the energy sector. Smart grid

  • Condition of electrical power engineering infrastructure. Investment, needs, plans
  • Network conditions for energy market development. Trans-border projects
  • Development of the smart grid concept in Europe. Idea, technology, and practice of implementing particular solutions. Investment costs
  • Smart grid and areas of potential benefits: energy efficiency, competition, energy security, development of renewable sources of energy

May 15th, 2012
14.00-16.00
Angelo Hotel

Horizon 2020 – the future of the energy industry in Europe – the contribution of KIC InnoEnergy

  • Horizon 2020 – the programme of financing research and innovation in the 2014–2020 perspective
  • Representation of the energy industry and supporting technologies in the Horizon 2020 programme
  • The planned activity of KIC InnoEnergy (together with CC Poland Plus)

May 15th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Angelo Hotel

Wood – a strategic raw material?

  • Forest and wood vs other sectors of economy
  • Wood as a source of renewable energy
  • Wood market in the context of economic crisis and recession – opportunities for a way out of recession
  • Green economy in the forest and wood sector
  • Prospects for wood and the wood industry

May 15th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Angelo Hotel

Intellectual property in new economy

  • Copyrights, patent policy and innovations in a modern company
  • Scope of protection of intellectual property in a knowledge-based economy
  • Exchange of information and dialogue vs legal protection of property. Development or exclusion?
  • Who is making money on it? Intellectual value and the value of work
  • ACTA – a necessary regulation or a corporate attempt at freedom?

May 15th, 2012
14.00-16.00
Angelo Hotel

BPO, shared services, R&D centres

  • Service centres (BPO, SSC) and research and development centres (R&D) in Central Europe – present conditions and prospects
  • Attractiveness of Central Europe for investors in the BPO and SSC sector
  • Conditions favourable to locating investment in business service centres. Requirements concerning the supply on the local labour market, labour costs, infrastructure, facilities, cooperation networks, scientific background and the authorities’ policy towards investors
  • Impact of service centres on the economy

May 15th, 2012
09.00-11.10
Angelo Hotel

Common European policy for the development of key enabling technologies

  • Development of key enabling technologies - the role of the public and the private sector
  • Public intervention for the development of key enabling technologies
  • Strategic planning of economic growth and the role of key enabling technologies
  • Assistance programmes for the development of KET - effective support mechanisms and instruments
  • Private sector investments in KETs - opportunities for the economy and challenges for public administration
  • Innovative KET projects - case studies
  • Support for innovative KET businesses - examples of projects with public support
  • Involvement of the private sector - mechanisms strengthening the process of commercialisation of research resustls - examples of sucessful projects

May 15th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Angelo Hotel

Armaments industry

  • Restructuring and its effects
  • Armament industry as a carrier of information
  • International competitiveness of Polish armament companies

May 15th, 2012
14.00-16.00
Angelo Hotel

Retail and wholesale trade market in Poland

  • Polish and European trade market – direction of change, new sale trends
  • Effective trade strategies in the face of hard market competition
  • Shopping centres, supermarkets, convenience stores, delicatessen, e-commerce, new forms.
  • Client in the shop – Poles’ expectations and shopping preferences

May 15th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Auditorium Hall – ING Bank Śląski

Shale gas in Europe

  • Structure of import of gas and other energy carriers to Europe
  • Potential importance of shale gas resources for the economies of EU Member States
  • Diversification of sources vs energy security
  • Shale gas vs the environment. Threats, fears or lobbying?

May 15th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Auditorium Hall – ING Bank Śląski

Shale gas – an opportunity for Poland, an opportunity for Europe

  • Reliable technologies of extraction vs legal and environmental requirements. The role of social approval
  • Searching the activity of concerns in Poland and Europe. Extraction licenses
  • Gas and taxes. Possible solutions in terms of taxing hydrocarbon extraction vs profitability of extraction
  • Shale gas on a deregulated gas market. Competition, regulations, prices
  • Development of a network infrastructure necessary for the distribution of shale gas

May 15th, 2012
14.00-16.00
Auditorium Hall – ING Bank Śląski

Joint European infrastructural projects in terms of energy, gas and liquid fuels transmission

  • Other infrastructural investment: warehouses, hubs and pumping stations, ports and terminals
  • Areas of cooperation, divergent interests, conflicts to overcome
  • Impact on investment in infrastructure on EU energy security
  • Economic importance of integration in trading energy media
  • Trans-border transmission investment projects as an opportunity to build a common European market of energy carriers
  • Financing undertakings. Support with EU funds

May 15th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Novotel Katowice Centrum Hotel

Support for the development of Polish entrepreneurs

  • Financing of entrepreneurs by banks and other financial institutions
  • Risk management in business
  • Financing of innovative and new entrepreneurs
  • Impact of the crisis and regulation changes on access to financing and the necessity of changes to risk management in all market participants
  • Instrument of support under the CIP programme
  • EU instrument of support for entrepreneurs with the participation of banks after 2013

May 15th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Novotel Katowice Centrum Hotel

Capital for company development

  • Development of entrepreneurship in economic recession
  • Dynamic companies in the structure of economy – flexibility, speed of market reaction
  • Innovativeness and its financing vs scale of operations. Energy for development in smaller entities
  • Strategies of banks towards smaller companies
  • Alternative sources of financing investment. VC and PE funds, stock exchange, New Connect
  • Financial instruments supporting the building of competitiveness

May 15th, 2012
14.00-16.00
Novotel Katowice Centrum Hotel

The ceremony of awarding Golden Certificates of Reliability

May 15th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Goldstein Palace

Investors and medicine: in search of capital and revenue

Main causes of investors’ interest in investing capital in the medical industry

  • Medical sector – resilient to crisis?
  • Main directions of investment in the private medical sector
  • Polish medical market – how attractive is it for foreign investors?
  • Plans of sector investors – entities present on the Polish medical market for years
  • Review of the state of possessions, as well as plans of private equity and venture capital funds and other investors in Polish healthcare
  • Medical services sector at the Warsaw Stock Exchange

May 15th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Goldstein Palace

Second Congress of Private Hospitals. EU directive on trans-border health care – Polish and European dimensions

  • Advancement of preparations to implement the EU directive in Poland
  • Trans-border health care in the European dimension
  • The role of the private sector in the development of trans-border medical care from the perspective of German experiences

May 15th, 2012
14.00-16.00
Goldstein Palace

Second Congress of Private Hospitals. Legislative changes with respect to hospital health care – threats of new opportunities for the private sector?

  • Major legal regulations and their impact on the conditions of functioning of private hospitals
  • Review of European medical errors insurance systems
  • Polish Mutual Insurance Association – benefit providers’ attempts at managing risk