24th Economic Forum (2014) Krynica-Zdrój, Poland 2-4th September 2014

24th Economic Forum (2014)  Krynica-Zdrój, Poland 2-4th September 2014


The Post-Crisis World: Time for New Leaders

Social, political and economic consequences of the global crisis undermined the effectiveness of generally accepted economic theories and financial institutions. Europe is facing the need for profound revision of its approach to social policy, relations with emerging economic powers, competitiveness and building economy based on knowledge. Political leaders and stakeholders in such areas as business, science and culture have to confront the same issues. Only cooperation between them may create solutions on which the future of the Old Continent depends.  

The beginning of the twenty-first century is a period of economic and social changes of unprecedented scale, dynamics and complexity. It is expected that, thanks to the internet and wireless technologies the future changes shall be made faster. The cycles will be shorter and the environment will be more diverse. The exponential growth of the available multiplicity and quality of products, services and information signify disappearance of geographical, economic and technological barriers. Economic growth is less and less driven by investments in fixed assets, and more and more by investing in intellectual, organizational sources and reputation, which are more difficult to measure but also more difficult to manage.

In a situation where conditions change enough to lead to changes in operating rules, beliefs and patterns – existing potentials, capabilities and competitive advantages diminish in importance. This requires the development of new rules and standards, new attitudes and ways of doing things, creating new leaders open to innovation and rapidly changing economic environment that create tracks for post-crisis global business.

24th Economic Forum

Date: 2-4th of September 2014 (Tuesday – Thursday)
Location: Krynica-Zdrój, Poland

Preliminary schedule:

  • Day 1: Inauguration with a Plenary Session, Panel discussions, Thematic Blocks, Concert, Economic Forum Awards Ceremony
  • Day 2: Plenary Sessions, Panel discussions, Thematic Blocks
  • Day 3: Plenary Sessions, Panel discussions, Thematic Blocks, Recreational events, Closing Ceremony

Thematic blocks shall consist of the following elements:

  • Report presentation
  • Lecture
  • Debate
  • Business leader presentation or presentation of an institution if the block shall be placed in a non-commercial group of debates

Panel discussion, conducted in the previous formula, means that apart from the moderator no more than four panelists will take part in the discussion.


  • The municipality of Krynica



  • Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies
  • Economic Forum Programme Council
  • Partners of the Economic Forum

Organizational outline:

  • Six Plenary Sessions
  • More than 100 panel discussions, lectures of the personalities of the public sphere, workshops and round table discussions
  • National and regional presentations
  • Cultural programme: literature evenings, presentation of movies, concerts, evening cocktails organised by the Economic Forum partners
  • Wide variety of recreational events

As in the previous years, the Awards of the Economic Forum will be handed out in the following categories:

  • Man of the Year 2013of Central and Eastern Europe
  • Company of the Year 2013 of Central and Eastern Europe
  • New Culture of New Europe

Guests of the Forum:

  • 2500 invitees from Europe, Asia, USA and Middle East countries

The base for the 2014 Economic Forum programme will be groups of topics:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Business and Management
  • International Politics
  • International Security
  • Forum of Regions
  • NGO Forum and Society
  • Energy Forum
  • Innovations and Sustainable Development
  • The European Union and its Neighbours
  • New Economy
  • State and Reforms
  • Healthcare Forum



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