3 days of the conference, over 300 debates and 4000 guests from Europe, Central Asia and the USA. Karpacz will be the centre of the Economic Forum for the third time, an event that has been bringing together political, economic and social leaders for thirty years. The conference is organised by the Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies.
Around 4,000 guests from Europe, North America and Asia attend the Forum every year. They are representatives of governments, politics, business, science and culture. The guests of the past editions were: Valdas Adamkus, Caroline Atkinson, José María Aznar, José Manuel Barroso, Jerzy Buzek, Emil Constantinescu, Massimo D'Alema, Norman Davies, Valdis Dombrovskis, Roland Dumas, Andrzej Duda, Mikuláš Dzurinda, Robert Fico, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Alfred Gusenbauer, Dalia Grybauskaitė, Václav Havel, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Viktor Yanukovych, Viktor Yushchenko, Jarosław Kaczyński, Aleksander Kwaśniewski, Bronisław Komorowski, Horst Köhler, Thomas de Maizière, Stjepan Mesić, Leszek Miller, Mario Monti, Mateusz Morawiecki, Viktor Orbán, Andris Piebalgs, Petro Poroshenko, Viviane Reding, Jorge Sampaio, Karel Schwarzenberg, Bohuslav Sobotka, László Sólyom, Mirek Topolánek, Donald Tusk, Günter Verheugen, Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, José Luis Zapatero.
This year, the Economic Forum will be held at the Gołębiewski Hotel and will last from 6 to 8 September under the motto "Europe in the Face of New Challenges". Panel discussions’ topics will cover more than a dozen of thematic tracks, including war in Ukraine, security, energy, healthcare, international politics, innovation and sustainable development.
In addition to the substantive part, the agenda of the Economic Forum will include cultural and recreational events. As in previous years, awards will also be presented in the categories: Man of the Year, Company of the Year and NGO of Central and Eastern Europe. In addition, the 5th edition of the SGH Warsaw School of Economics and Economic Forum Report will be presented, focusing on current socio-economic trends and phenomena.
More information about the programme of the 31st Economic Forum and registration can be found at 31st Economic Forum - XXXI Forum Ekonomiczne w Karpaczu (forum-ekonomiczne.pl).
The organiser of the Economic Forum is the Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies. Main partners are: Lower Silesian Voivodship, the Host City - Karpacz, City of Wrocław, Wrocław Airport and Lower Silesian Agency for Economic Cooperation. For the second time, the Federal Association for Economic development and Foreign Trade (BWA Global Economic Network) is proud to be an institutional panel of the Forum. This year, BWA will host a high-level panel entitled "The Western Balkans and the EU: New Prospects for Enhanced Cooperation in Times of Global Changes? " at the Forum.