Polish Business Society 2016

Strategic Partner: BCG

The Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm and one of the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. It partners with clients from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises.

Sponsor: BZ WBK

Bank Zachodni WBK is one of the largest and most innovative financial institutions in Poland. It offers top-level complex financial solutions, supported by modern banking technologies, to large corporations, SMEs, and personal customers. The main shareholder of Bank Zachodni WBK is Banco Santander, the largest bank in the Eurozone and 11th in the world in terms of market capitalization.

Honorary Patronage: European Parliament

The European Parliament (EP) is the directly elected parliamentary institution of the European Union (EU). Together with the Council of the European Union (the Council) and the European Commission, it exercises the legislative function of the EU. The Parliament is composed of 751 (previously 766) members, who represent the second largest democratic electorate in the world (after the Parliament of India) and the largest trans-national democratic electorate in the world (375 million eligible voters in 2009).

The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London is the official representative body of the Polish government in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. With its ambassador, Witold Sobków, it is the main promoter of pro-Polish activities taking place in the UK. Its purpose is “to serve Poland – to build Europe – to understand the world.”

Narodowy Bank Polski, the central bank of Poland, is responsible for the stability of the national currency. Fulfilling this constitutional obligation, the NBP develops and implements the monetary policy strategy and the annual monetary policy guidelines. Through the management of the official reserves the NBP ensures the requisite level of the State’s financial security. As an issuer of currency, the NBP maintains the liquidity of cash payments. An important objective of the NBP is guarding the stability of the financial system. As part of its supervisory and regulatory functions, the NBP oversees the liquidity, efficiency and security of the payment system. It also contributes to the development of a secure infrastructure of the financial market. Moreover, the NBP undertakes activities aimed at disseminating knowledge about economics.

Partner: ECIPE

The European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) is an independent and non-profit policy research think tank dedicated to trade policy and other international economic policy issues of importance to Europe. Launched in 2006, ECIPE has quickly established itself as one of the leading European policy-research institutes in the fields of the world economy. ECIPE is rooted in the classical tradition of free trade and an open world economic order. Progressive reduction of barriers to the movement of goods, services, capital and people across borders creates prosperity, and improves the conditions for peace, security and individual freedom. ECIPE aims to diminish this gap with research and analysis that brings together politics, economics and law, and applies them to real world policy-making. ECIPE conducts policy research and publish papers, briefs, and books. We organize seminars, conferences and roundtables on European and international trade policy, and other international economic policy issues of concern to Europe. ECIPE has a network of non-residential Fellows and Senior Fellows, and will progressively expand its Brussels-based secretariat and operations. ECIPE co-operates with other centres and institutes, and offers a platform in Brussels for presenting new research and analysis.

Lesław A. Paga Foundation actively supports professional development of young talented people passionate about the world of economics and business, having skills in various fields of study. Together with Warsaw Stock Exchange, their strategic Partner, the Foundation invest in young leaders. Through the training and educational projects, it develops a society of scholars – young leaders who can successfully find their way in the labour market. An important aspect of the Foundation’s activity is also promotion of the highest ethical and professional standards in business and personal life. For 10 years the Foundation has been the initiator of meetings of business people, science and culture. It believes it is their ideas, skills and knowledge that will determine the future of Poland.

Partner: EFC Academy

The EFC Academy is an initiative of the European Financial Congress addressed to students and young graduates. It aims to inspire and motivate them to take on exciting challenges they may face while carving out their professional careers. It also builds awareness that individual competence development contributes to economic and social development of their own countries and Europe. The EFC Academy gives outstanding students access to practical knowledge and facilitates contact with attractive potential employers through workshops and meetings with visionary business leaders. In addition, participation in the European Financial Congress creates an opportunity for the EFC Academy members to join the debate on the future of the EU economy, especially with regard to career prospects for young graduates – problems faced by them on the threshold of their professional development paths and ideas how to resolve them.

Polska Rada Biznesu (Polish Business Roundtable) is an association of presidents and owners of major Polish companies. The mission of PBR – “Economic growth for Poland through the development of enterprise” – expresses the commitment of each of its members to continuously work on promoting the highest standards of entrepreneurship in every possible environment. Polish Business Roundtable also launched a Career Program – a prestigious program of paid internships for students and university graduates, who have not completed 30 years of age. The winners of each edition are granted internships in leading companies in the Polish market.