History

IX European Economic Forum

2016 IX European Economic Forum was held on 14-15 November 2016. The ninth edition watchword was: Entrepreneurial Europe – opportunities, challenges, threats. Main events: –speeches by VIP guests and panel discussions with their participation (VIP guests: Ian Brzeziński, Marek Belka, Jan Krzysztof Bielecki, dr Henryka Bochniarz, Dominique Foray, Przemysław Andrzejak, Stéphane Antiga, Krzysztof Apostolidis)– opening session “Poland, Europe and the world facing social and economic changes”–„EXPO 2022” plenary session – sector panels – companies’ non-mandatory responsibilities – the “Wiosło biznesu award”– the “Strong in Business” Lodzkie Region business award ceremony  

VIII European Economic Forum

2015 VIII European Economic Forum was held on 28-29 September 2015. The eighth edition watchword was: The challenges of Europe – economy, money, business Main events:- speeches by VIP guests and discussions with them (President Lech Wałęsa, President Aleksander Kwaśniewski,  Henryka Bochniarz)- day I opening session (“Difficult answers to simple questions – scenarios for Europe) – day II opening session (Union, Russia, Ukraine – how to translate crisis into success”) – panel discussions – the Lodzkie Region Business Award ceremony  

VII European Economic Forum

2014 VII European Economic Forum was held on 14-15 October 2014. The seventh edition watchword was: “In the centre of Poland – in the centre of Europe” Main events: – speeches by VIP guests (Prof. Witold Orłowski, Prof. Dariusz Rosati) – session I – dedicated to the tenth anniversary of Poland’s accession to EU – session II – Building civic awareness – Poland – Turkey Economic Forum to celebrate 600 years of Poland-Turkey diplomatic relations – the Poland – Balkans B2B summit – I International Science for Business Conference: Innovations for Textiles, Polymers and Leather – the “Made with Poland” conference – sector panels – the Lodzkie Region Business Award ceremony

VI European Economic Forum

2013 VI European Economic Forum was held on 13-14 November 2013. The sixth edition watchword was: “Modern business services and their impact on the innovative attractiveness of Polish regions” Main events: – speeches by VIP guests (Prof. Grzegorz Kołodko and others) – the Poland – Romania Economic Summit – plenary session I: Business process outsourcing in the world – plenary session II: Business process outsourcing in the Poland – plenary session III: Connectiva „Relations are what matters in business” – plenary session IV: Business and territorial self-government partnership in development of vocational education for the regional labour market – the Lodzkie Region Business Award ceremony

V European Economic Forum

2012 V European Economic Forum was held on 7-9 November 2012. The fifth edition watchword was: “Towards innovative economy of regions – development, competition, cooperation Main events: – speeches by VIP guests – plenary session I: Innovative sectors of economy – the key to modern self-government strategies: development, competition, cooperation – plenary session II: Cooperation under new competitiveness conditions: entrepreneurs – companies – regions – states – Plenary session III: Modern business services (BPO, ITO) – plenary session IV: Innovative textile industry / fashion industry – VIP plenary session – sector parlours – seminars and sector panels – the Lodzkie Region Business Award ceremony  

IV European Economic Forum

2011 IV European Economic Forum was held on 9-10 November 2011. The fourth edition watchword was: The investment activity of the Lodzkie Region – in the centre of Poland, in the centre of Europe Main events: – speeches by VIP guests – sector parlours (bio- and nanotechnologies, investing in human capital, innovative textile industry, energy sector and energy-efficient buildings, organic farming and food processing) – the Lodzkie Region Business Award ceremony  

III European Economic Forum

2010 III European Economic Forum was held on 6-7 December 2010. The third edition watchword was: Responsibility and effectiveness – the CSR idea vs. effects in business Main events:– speeches by VIP guests – session I – Responsibility – session II – Effectiveness – sector parlours (bio- and nanotechnologies, innovative textile industry, energy sector and passive buildings, organic farming and food processing, infrastructure and transport, innovation and innovators in the region) – summary session and closing session

II European Economic Forum

2009 II European Economic Forum was held on 5-6 November 2009. This edition watchwords were: energy and environment protection, information society, ICT and media. Main events: plenary session I: energy sector and environment protection plenary session II: information society, telecommunications, media plenary session III: summary of economy parlours sector parlours a speech by the guest of honour – Michael Reagan (a journalist, President Ronald Reagan’s son)

I European Economic Forum

I European Economic Forum was held on 27-29 November 2008. The forum targeted the business circles representing the region, the country and the international environment since the very beginning. Main events: speeches by VIP guests, sector parlours (food sector, construction/developers, finance, clothing, IT/ICT and biotechnology), panel discussions: “Situation in the sector of major enterprises in Poland” and “Internationalisation of businesses”, international experience and internationalisation activities in Poland”, Poland-East seminar: “EU opening towards eastern markets”, speeches by experts