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Preliminary themes EEC2012

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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 16th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Monopol Hotel

Welcome to another world. Crisis of liberalism, crisis of leadership

  • Capitalism as a used-up mode. What instead of the liberal doctrine?
  • Relationships: state, society, economy. A crisis of trust
  • The Indignant Movements as a challenge for politicians
  • Leaders, pragmatists and populists. Politics in the time of difficult reforms
  • Between freedom and security. Regulation and freedom in economy

May 16th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Monopol Hotel

New media

  • Changes on the media market. New media – an element of IT revolution
  • Influence of the media on politics and economy. Modern technologies as a tool of communication and a factor in global competitiveness development
  • Verification and reliability. Information as goods. The issue of the media’s responsibility for the economic effects of publications/messages
  • The growing role of social media. Social networking media in economic life

May 16th, 2012
14.00-16.00
Monopol Hotel

EURO 2012 – a large business project

  • Expectations and reality. Did Euro 2012 turn out to be an impulse for development for Poland and Polish economy?
  • Balance of preparations for Euro 2012. Successes and errors in planning and execution of the largest investment programme in years
  • Euro 2012 and host city self-governments – involvement and expectations
  • How they see us, how they will see us. Euro 2012 and Poland’s image in the world
  • The financial aspect – will we gain from Euro 2012? Beneficiaries, risk takers, the disappointed
  • Concepts for the management of sports venues after the tournament. Trouble or opportunity?

May 16th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Monopol Hotel

Regulation policy and free market

  • Regulations safeguarding equal opportunities – idea and reality
  • Freedom or security? Areas of regulation and the domain of freedom. Where are the boundaries?
  • Regulation as a policy-making tool, or how not to damage the economy
  • Methods of introducing new norms. Stability, predictability, time for adaptation
  • Economy, politics, responsibility. Who will control the regulator?

May 16th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Monopol Hotel

Central Europe's capital market

  • Conditions for improvement of competitiveness and attractiveness for investors
  • Dynamics and prospects for the capital market in Central Europe. Main market institutions
  • The need for investment measures. Supply, directions of inflow and sources of capital

May 16th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Qubus Hotel

Science and business – reliable models of cooperation

  • Factors that condition development of innovations within economy: soft (education, climate for innovations, changes in mentality, spirit of cooperation), hard (funds for research and development, legal and political support mechanisms)
  • Scenarios for commercialisation of research results. Best practices study
  • Overcoming stereotypes in relations between science and business

May 16th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Qubus Hotel

Europe’s innovative economy. Managers’ debate

  • Can innovativeness be decreed?
  • Organisation promoting innovativeness
  • Thinking different – is it worth it? Investing in innovation and investment payoff time
  • Motivation, vision and imagination. How to encourage people to think in an innovative way?
  • How to create a climate promoting innovativeness?

May 16th, 2012
14.00-16.00
Qubus Hotel

Gen Y as a challenge for business

  • Impact on the job market
  • Building the image of an attractive employer
  • Brand readiness for a new generation of prosumers
  • Obtaining the loyalty of young consumers – values, practices and tools

May 16th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Qubus Hotel

Job market

  • Employment situation – a challenge for politicians and European economy
  • Socio-professional situation of university graduates and "under 30" employees – a source of tensions or an opportunity for development?
  • Optimisation of employment costs and job market flexibility

May 16th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Qubus Hotel

Budget and fiscal policy EU

  • The fiscal pact. What has really been signed? Consequences for the signatories
  • Cohesion or inconsequence? EU law: from the Stability and Growth Pact, through the “sixpack”, to the fiscal pact
  • Excessive deficit procedure. An extraordinary or common solution?
  • Tax rates in the EU. Are we heading for a consolidation? In whose favour is this?

May 16th, 2012
14.00-16.00
Qubus Hotel

World’s major automotive markets – power, hierarchy, prospects

  • How to ensure competitiveness of European car production?
  • The automotive market in Europe – cooperative attractiveness for car manufacturers

May 16th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Qubus Hotel

E-mobility and new technologies

  • B&R segment and new challenges
  • Effective, low-emission drives, friendly materials
  • Norma and legal regulations supporting new trends

May 16th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Qubus Hotel

CSR. Responsible relationships in European business

  • The role of socially responsible enterprises and investors
  • Responsibility in company strategy. CSR actions integrated with business objectives
  • Company communication with the surroundings and interested parties. Transparency and reporting in CSR
  • Cooperation between business and NGOs. Ethical, humanitarian, educational, legal and economic aspects

May 16th, 2012
14.00-16.00
Qubus Hotel

Job market for engineers

  • Common market of knowledge and competence
  • Training engineers and their mobility on the common European market
  • The role of engineers in modern economy and the need for qualified personnel in industry
  • Standards of education from the point of view of higher education, industry and NGOs
  • The need for engineer mobility in the light of legislative works in the European Parliament
  • Lifelong learning and accreditation of learning programmes at the domestic and European levels
  • Innovative undertakings as a method of generating jobs for engineers

May 16th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Silesian Voivodeship Office

Infrastructural investment – trans-European projects

  • EU policy in terms of transport infrastructure development
  • Trans-European Network-Transport (TEN-T). Core transport network – advancement of works. Domestic network – advancement of works
  • Financing TEN-T. EU funds, domestic financing

Road infrastructure. Investment, finance, technology

  • Roads in the TEN-T. Competition between branches and the idea of co-modality
  • Outlays on road investment projects in the EU 2014–2020 financial perspective
  • What’s next – after Euro 2012? Investment and development of road infrastructure in Poland. Plans and perspectives
  • Polish investment in the road network in the European context. Trans-border motorway links
  • PPP and other models of financing road investment projects
  • Managing road infrastructure and planning development
  • Safety and monitoring of road events
  • Electronic collection of fees (e-toll)

May 16th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Silesian Voivodeship Office

Infrastructural investment in railways

  • Condition of railway infrastructure as a barrier to economic growth
  • Speed and scope of modernisation. Necessary and planned outlays. Financing
  • Infrastructure and changes to the structure of railway transport. Unitised cargo and marshalling yard infrastructure
  • Large modernisation projects or removing bottlenecks?
  • Budgeting, tender procedures, implementation and design powers and other issues affecting the use of funds for investment
  • Modernisation of infrastructure as a chance for international expansion of railway operators

May 16th, 2012
14.00-16.00
Silesian Voivodeship Office

Public railway transport

  • Railways as a means of transport in conurbations
  • Attractiveness of railways for passengers in Poland
  • Rolling stock condition and investment. Infrastructural barriers and opportunities for eliminating them
  • Railway operators around conurbations – models of effective market operation

May 16th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Silesian Voivodeship Office

Self-government budgets in the face of limited revenue

  • Savings areas (education, transport, real estate) – how to reduce costs without impairment to self-government’s functions?
  • Efficient use and management of self-government property
  • Joint (inter-municipality) investment, purchase of goods and services. Sharing public functions
  • Audit – controlling costs in self-governments

May 16th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Silesian Voivodeship Office

Public-private partnership. European experiences

  • Models of public-private cooperation in leading European economies
  • PPP in Poland – finally a breakthrough? Legal conditions and reality
  • Potential of public entities and companies to carry out PPP projects in Poland
  • PPP as an answer to the problems of self-governments
  • Projects carried out as PPP in various areas (sport and recreation, waste and energy, communication infrastructure)

May 16th, 2012
14.00-16.00
Silesian Voivodeship Office

Ownership in self-governments

  • Self-government bodies as business owners – the relation between market/competition and public interest/self-government commitments
  • Privatisation at the local and regional levels
  • Self-government land ownership

May 16th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Silesian Voivodeship Office

Commercial investment in public space

  • Space as a limited municipal asset – plan-based, reasonable management
  • Commercial investment that changes the image of cities – real estate projects that increase attractiveness of the urban fabric and improve the inhabitants' quality of life
  • City-investor/developer cooperation in projects with a permanent impact on the city's image (city-centre shopping centres). The role of offset
  • Good and bad practices in the relations between private and public partners

May 16th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Silesian Voivodeship Office

Smart cities. From idea to practice

  1. Contemporary cities as intelligent, sustainable development centres
    • European Initiative on Smart Cities – objectives and implementation
    • Demonstration project
  2. The idea of European smart cities in various aspects of city functioning (media, transport, information, communication technologies)
    • Procedures, cooperation, changes to mentality – towards good practices of implementing smart solutions
    • Practical solutions for cities. Examples of usage. Effects and benefits

May 16th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Biuro Centrum

Metallurgical industry in the world and in Europe

  • Major steel importers and exporters. Tycoons’ market strategies. New markets, new opportunities and challenges for the steel industry
  • Condition of European steelworks. How to successfully compete in the market? Attractive segments, market niches, highly processed products
  • Threats to steel production in Europe. Competitiveness vs CO2 limits
  • Trends in the global market of raw materials for the metallurgical industry. Raw materials base, price-shaping factors

May 16th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Biuro Centrum

Metallurgical industry – distribution and steel processing

  • European trends in the steel distribution market. Advanced processing as a response to market demand. Modern, optimum organisational model of distribution
  • Situation of the sector in Poland. Producers’ distribution networks and independent distributors – market-related advantages, competition and co-existence
  • Advanced processing as a response to new market needs. Comprehensive, niche, specialist services. Processing base – investment from distributors

May 16th, 2012
14.00-16.00
Biuro Centrum

Construction industry – forecasts for the economic situation after 2012

  • Market trends and main investment areas: energy industry, railway infrastructure, ecological installations and renewable energy sources, energy-efficient construction. New challenges for companies and the market (restructuring of companies, new situation of the manufacturers of aggregates, concrete, steel, the necessity to have specialised competences)
  • How we will build: a traditional system and a concession-based system, PPP, operator agreements, models of funding large projects
  • New EU budget in the context of the funds for infrastructure; PPP and other sources of funding infrastructural investment
  • Foreign expansion of European construction companies. Construction markets of Central European countries, Bulgaria and Romania, countries of Eastern Europe

May 16th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Angelo Hotel

Nuclear energy industry

  • Nuclear energy industry in Europe
  • Polish project of nuclear power plants
  • Technologies and safety
  • Social and international aspects. Will protest delay the development of the nuclear energy industry?

May 16th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Angelo Hotel

Energy market in Poland

  • Experiences of recent years
  • When will the conditions for full deregulation of the energy market be met in Poland?
  • Market and price deregulation – effects for end customers?

May 16th, 2012
14.00-16.00
Angelo Hotel

Energy market in the EU

  • The degree of market liberalisation in the European Union
  • European Commission postulate – common European energy market from 2015 on. A feasible objective?
  • Single European energy market regulator or state regulators?

May 16th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Angelo Hotel

Gas market in Europe

  • Conditions for deregulation – how far are we from a free gas market? The role of regulation (prices, taxes)
  • The place of gas in the Energy Roadmap 2050
  • Free market and transmission infrastructure – interdependencies
  • Polish gas market. Regulations, suppliers’ arguments, consumers’ interests

May 16th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Angelo Hotel

Gas and energy sectors

  • Why is gas  an interesting alternative for other fuels? – prospects for investment in gas-based electrical power energy in Poland
    • Potential of gas as a fuel for the electrical power energy sector
    • Investment declarations of companies: 2008 vs 2012
    • The impact of market deregulation on investment in gas energy
  • Profitability – key factor determining demand for natural gas in the Polish energy industry
  • How much gas for electrical power engineering? Main directions of investment in gas-based electrical power engineering in the context of natural gas demand
  • Gas infrastructure – investment needs in the gas sector resulting from the growing demand for gas
  • Where to get money? – investment financing

May 16th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Angelo Hotel

European market of mergers and acquisitions

  • Areas and sectors of economy of particular attractiveness for the M&A market
  • Strategies for acquisitions
  • Risks and typical mistakes
  • Financing

May 16th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Angelo Hotel

Nuclear energy in Central Europe, opportunities for Polish and Czech companies

  • Energy balance of Poland and the Czech Republic, demand, plans, investments
  • Nuclear energy development concepts in Poland and the Czech Republic
  • Cooperation opportunities between Czech and Polish enterprises in the field of nuclear power
  • An exchange of experience related to the construction of nuclear power plants

May 16th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Angelo Hotel

Industry and new energy

  • New markets of Polish industry – challenges of the “new” energy
  • Innovative technologies as a response to new needs of the energy sector
  • Challenges and opportunities for suppliers and the base of the energy and fuel sector
  • Development of renewable sources of energy and extraction of gas from unconventional sources and safety in atomic energy as impulses for innovative solutions
  • Qualified personnel for zero and low emission energy generation

May 16th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Angelo Hotel

Heat industry

  • Industry growth in a regulated environment. Business, public interest and price
  • Investment in energy-efficient solutions
  • Factors conditioning the privatisation of the heat industry (profitability, scale, political initiative)

May 16th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Auditorium Hall – ING Bank Śląski

Energy from renewable sources – new perspectives, new conditions

  • Renewable sources with the largest developmental potential – an EU viewpoint and the specificity of some of the EU Member States
  • European system of supporting the renewable energy sector and the effects of its functioning so far
  • How to effectively support renewable sources of energy?
  • Regulations on renewable sources of energy vs the energy market
  • Strategies of energy companies in view of the changes to the system of supporting renewable source of energy

May 16th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Auditorium Hall – ING Bank Śląski

Energy efficiency

  • The level of energy efficiency in particular EU states
  • Objectives of EU regulations. Effects of implementing those regulations for the economy and companies
  • Where are the reserves? Efficiency and economical use of energy as a response to the challenges of the climate protection policy
  • Legal solutions promoting energetic efficiency. Energetic Efficiency Act

May 16th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Novotel Katowice Centrum Hotel

Pharmaceutical industry and drug policy in Europe

  • Place and role of the pharmaceutical industry on the economic map of Europe
  • Investment tendencies – regions and countries that are geographically and economically attractive for various participants in the pharmaceutical market
  • Key directions of clinical studies in European countries – pharmacotherapy innovativeness in Europe
  • Review of selected refund systems and solutions in the field of drug-related health technology assessment (HTA) in Europe – influence of drug policies on the situation of the pharmaceutical industry

May 16th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Novotel Katowice Centrum Hotel

Influence of demographic changes on the healthcare systems in Poland, Europe and the world

  • Aging of societies as a global problem
  • Criteria of old age threshold adopted in the context of demography and the prolongation of life and biological activity as a result of medicine development
  • Indicators and forecasts for the prolongation of life – their role in the development of a health policy in selected countries
  • Organisational and financial challenges related to the necessity to provide healthcare to the elderly – social and economic costs of care for the elderly
  • Availability of resources for medical care in the age of ageing societies – are insurance systems prepared to take up the challenge?

May 16th, 2012
11.30-13.30

What's next after EURO 2012? The future of Polish football in the business context.

  • How do high-profile football events influence the development of sport sponsoring?
  • Truth and myths about the image of football in Poland. Stereotypes and how to break them.
  • Football clubs as innovative business entities
  • An analysis of sport sponsoring in the Polish Ekstraklasa league
  • Effective use of football stadiums as business platforms after EURO 2012

May 16th, 2012
09.00-11.00
Goldstein Palace

Online trading security. Awareness, reality, future

  • Role of the state in ensuring online business security
  • Costs of IT security. Gain, loss or necessity?
  • Computer abuses. The scale of real threats to companies

May 16th, 2012
11.30-13.30
Goldstein Palace

Online trading security. Awareness, reality, future

  • New technologies, new challenges, new threats
  • The law and the development of IT technologies. Legislation, practice and amendment of legal regulations
  • Secure internet transactions. Benefits to customers and businesses to be drawn from the security of services.