Krynica Economic Forum kicks off today
September 4, 2012
Recurring questions about the best economic model for the world at a time of financial and economic crisis will be the central theme of a three-day Economic Forum which starts today in the southern Polish spa town of Krynica-Zdrój.
New Visions for Hard Times: Europe and the World Confronting the Crisis is the title of this year’s annual event (Sept. 4-6), organized by the Institute for Eastern Studies foundation and held for the 22nd time.
The Krynica-Zdrój conference is one of the most important meetings of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe. It regularly attracts presidents, prime ministers, ministers, economists and businesspeople from Europe and beyond. They meet to hold discussions, make important declarations, take new initiatives and establish business contacts.
This year, the list of officials expected to take part in the conference includes Janusz Lewandowski, former Polish government minister and now EU Commissioner for Financial Programming and the Budget; Ilze Vinkele, the welfare minister of Latvia; Miroslav Lajcak, Slovak deputy prime minister and foreign minister; Tibor Navracsics, Hungary’s deputy prime minister and minister of public administration and justice; Valeriy Khoroshkovsky, first deputy prime minister of Ukraine; Petro Poroshenko, Ukrainian trade and economic development minister; Jan Krzysztof Bielecki, head of the Polish prime minister’s Economic Council; Vazil Hudak, Slovak deputy finance minister; Andrzej Jakubiak, president of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority; Mark Le Gross Allen, the International Monetary Fund’s Senior Regional Representative for CEE; Alastair Teare, CEO of Deloitte Central Europe and Reiner Martin of the European Central Bank.