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WROCŁAW GLOBAL FORUM 2015:
AGENDA



Thursday, June 11, 2015

10:30 – 13:30

Associated Business Event: Innovations for Sustainable Transport in the Cities of the Future, hosted by Volvo Polska and 3M (by invitation only)

12:30 – 17:00

Mark Palmer Roundtable on Countering Authoritarianism (by invitation only)

Location: Art Hotel, ul. Kiełbaśnicza 20, 50-110 Wrocław

14:00 – 16:30

Business Leadership Dialogues (by invitation only)

Location: Hotel Monopol, ul. Heleny Modrzejewskiej 2, 50-071 Wrocław

Exclusive sessions for business partners of the WGF, aimed at addressing the challenges and opportunities facing the transatlantic market.

  • Technology and Innovation in the Digital Age

    Moderator: Michal Kobosko, Director of the Wrocław Global Forum 

  • Energy Markets in an Era of Big Change

    Moderator: Richard Morningstar, Director, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council

  • Defense Markets in a New Security Environment

    Moderator: Vago Muradian: Editor, Defense News

16:30 – 16:45

Coffee Break

16:45 – 17:30

Business Partners Keynote (by invitation only)

Location: Hotel Monopol, ul. Heleny Modrzejewskiej 2, 50-071 Wrocław

A session bringing together all the WGF business partners with a top level executive or political leader for a conversation on business in Poland and the transatlantic marketplace today.


Keynote: Mateusz Szczurek, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Poland

Moderator: Maciej Witucki, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Orange Polska

19:30

Welcome Reception hosted by PISM and the Mayor of Wrocław

Location: Wrocław Puppet Theatre, Plac Teatralny 4, 50-051 Wrocław

Friday, June 12, 2015

Location: Wrocław Congress Center: ul. Wystawowa 1, 51-618 Wrocław

Morning

9:00

Welcome | Auditorium

Rafał Dutkiewicz, Mayor of Wrocław 
Frederick Kempe, President and CEO, Atlantic Council 
Marcin Zaborowski, Director, Polish Institute of International Affairs 

9:10

Presidential Keynote | Auditorium

President of the Republic of Poland Bronisław Komorowski

Introduced by: Rafał Dutkiewicz, Mayor of Wrocław

9:25

Keynote | Auditorium

H.E. Grzegorz Schetyna, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland

Introduced by: Marcin Zaborowski, Director, Polish Institute of International Affairs

9:40

Conversation with Ministers: The Road to Europe? | Auditorium

H.E. Tamar Beruchashvili, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia
H.E. Natalia Gherman, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Moldova
H.E. Zoran Jolevski, Minister of Defense of the Republic of Macedonia

Moderator: Marcin Zaborowski, Director, Polish Institute of International Affairs

10:15

Keynote| Auditorium

H.E. Tomasz Siemoniak, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence of the Republic of Poland

Introduced by: Frederick Kempe, President and CEO, Atlantic Council

10:30

Plenary Panel 1 - The Return of Geopolitics and the Challenge of Russia | Auditorium

An examination of Russia’s future course under Vladimir Putin and the potential impact on its neighbors. The panelists will discuss the implications for the transatlantic relationship of persistent tensions with Russia and the options for re-engaging and under what circumstances.

Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Senator of the Republic of Poland
John Herbst, Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council 
Garry Kasparov, Chairman, Human Rights Foundation 
Ana Palacio, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain 
Jacek Saryusz-Wolski, Member of the European Parliament 

Moderator: Matthew Kaminski, Executive Editor, POLITICO

11:30

Coffee Break | Foyer

12:00

Plenary Panel 2 - Energy in the New Environment: Balancing Security, Cost, and Climate Impact | Auditorium

An exploration of the changing global energy environment, including the possibility of US energy exports, as well as European diversification of supply. The panel will also consider the divergent US and EU approaches to climate change and energy sustainability in the lead up to the Paris 2015 conference.

Pierre Buhler, Ambassador of France to the Republic of Poland
Ralf Fücks, President, Heinrich Böll Stiftung
Richard Morningstar, Director, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council 
Alan Riley, Professor of Law, City Law School, City University London 

Moderator: Henry Foy, Central Europe Correspondent, Financial Times

13:00

Lunch Break (Buffet) | Bistro & Terrace

13:00

Leadership Circle Lunch - by invitation only | Rooftop Terrace

An exclusive, off-the-record roundtable conversation with a leading business or political figure, open to major sponsors of the WGF.

Keynote: James L. Jones, Jr., former US National Security Adviser, and General (ret.) US Marine Corps

Chair: Frederick Kempe, President and CEO, Atlantic Council

Afternoon

14:00

Café Conversations

    • The Fight Against Authoritarianism: The Civil Society Toolbox | Restaurant 

    • Panelists:
      Leila Alieva, Academic Visitor, St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford (Egypt)
      Oleg Kozlovsky, Director, Vision of Tomorrow (Russia)
      Maria Leissner, Secretary-General, Community of Democracies
      Jerzy Pomianowski, Executive Director, European Endowment for Democracy 

      Moderator: Maria Stephan, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Strategic Foresight Initiative, Atlantic Council

    • After the Riga Summit: The Future of the Eastern Partnership | Auditorium

      Panelists:

      Tengiz Pkhaladze, Advisor to the President of Georgia

      Juris Poikāns, Ambassador-at-Large for the Eastern Partnership, Government of Latvia

      Bart Szewczyk, Member, Policy Planning Staff, US Department of State

      Eka Tkeshelashvili, President, Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies

      Olena Tregub, Director, International Aid Coordination, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Ukraine

      Moderator: Jan Cienski, Energy and Security Editor, POLITICO



    • Defense and Technology in an Age of Hybrid Warfare | Room C

      Panelists:

      John Baird, Vice President, Poland Integrated Air and Missile Defense, Raytheon

      James Hasik, Nonresident Senior Fellow for Emerging Defense Challenges, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council 

      Robert Kosla, Regional Director Public Safety/National Security/Defense, Microsoft (Central & Eastern Europe)

      Vago Muradian, Editor, Defense News 

      Steve Williams, President, Continental Europe, Lockheed Martin

      Moderator: Marek Świerczyński, Polityka Insight 

    • Visions of the Future ― Will Europe Hold Together? | Room B

      Panelists:

      Stephen Booth, Co-Director, Open Europe

      Bruno Maçães, State Secretary for European Affairs, Government of Portugal

      Elena Panaritis, Chief Economic Adviser to the Greek Minister of Finance

      Radoslav Procházka, Leader, Siet’ Party

      Borys Tarasyuk, Member, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

      Moderator: Sebastian Płóciennik, Head of European Union Programme, Polish Institute of International Affairs



15:15

Coffee Break | Foyer

15:45

Keynote| Auditorium

Radosław Sikorski, Marshal of the Polish Sejm

Introduced by: Frederick Kempe, President and CEO, Atlantic Council 

16:15

Plenary Panel 3 - From Wales to Warsaw: Transatlantic Defense between the Summits | Auditorium

An examination of changes in the transatlantic security environment since the Wales NATO summit, and the implications for defense capabilities and industry. How might NATO, and the transatlantic partnership more broadly, best prepare for new collective defense demands, while maintaining deployable forces?

Jorge Domecq, Chief Executive, European Defence Agency
Guillaume Faury, CEO, Airbus Helicopters
LTG Frederick “Ben” Hodges, Commanding General, US Army Europe
Bogdan Klich, former Minister of Defense of the Republic of Poland 
Olaf Osica, Executive Director, Center for Eastern Studies

Moderator: Paula Dobriansky, Senior Fellow, Harvard University JFK Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

*Buses Return to Hotels*

17:15

Special Press Event – European Launch of the Atlantic Council Report “Hiding in Plain Sight: Putin’s War in Ukraine” and Boris Nemtsov’s “Putin.War.” (optional) | Auditorium

John Herbst, Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council 
Eliot Higgins, Founder, Bellingcat and Brown Moses Blog  
Frederick Kempe, President and CEO, Atlantic Council
Geoffrey Pyatt, US Ambassador to Ukraine
Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President, Atlantic Council
Ilya Yashin, Member of the Federal Bureau, Republican Party of Russia—People’s Freedom Party (RPR-Parnas) 
Alina Polyakova, Associate Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Atlantic Counci

Moderator: Olena Tregub, Director, International Aid Coordination, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Ukraine

Evening

Atlantic Council Freedom Awards

Location: Wrocław Congress Center: ul. Wystawowa 1, 51-618 Wrocław

19:00

General Reception - by invitation only

Freedom Award's Patron's Reception - by invitation only

A private reception for awardees and top level partners

20:00

Dinner featuring presentation of the Atlantic Council Freedom Awards - by invitation only

Honorary Co-Chairs:

H.E. Stephen D. Mull, US Ambassador to Poland
H.E. Ryszard Schnepf, Polish Ambassador to the United States

2015 Awardees:

Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden 
Presented by Radosław Sikorski, Marshal of the Polish Sejm 

Donetsk National University
Accepted by Roman Grynyuk, Rector of the university, and Iryna Nahorniak, student of law, on behalf of the university community

Agnieszka Holland, Polish film director 
Presented by Sławomir Sierakowski, Leader of Krytyka Polityczna

Boris Nemtsov, posthumous award presented by Garry Kasparov 
Accepted by Zhanna Nemtsova

22:30

Open-air performance of Richard Wagner's "The Flying Dutchman" | Open-air Terrace

Presented by the Wrocław Opera 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Location: Wroclaw Congress Centre: ul. Wystawowa 151-618 Wrocław

Morning

9:00

Plenary Conversation - The War of Ideas: Does It Exist and Can It be Won? | Auditorium

A conversation on the importance of ideas in the current international environment. Is there a division between the “West” and other regions, and is that division sharpening? If so, how should it be overcome?

Marieluise Beck, Member, German Bundestag 
Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies, Oxford University  
Ilmar Raag, Advisor on Strategic Communication, Government of Estonia
Jacek Vincent-Rostowski, Member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Council, MP 

Moderator: Stephan Richter, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, The Globalist

10:00

Plenary Panel 4 - A Transatlantic Digital Marketplace: Future Reality or Unattainable Dream? | Auditorium

What is required to achieve an open digitized market, both in Europe and across the Atlantic, one where transactions move without regard to borders, but data is protected no matter where it flows? What physical infrastructure and regulatory regimes will be needed to create a truly innovative market and what new technologies will come forward?

Robert Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden 
Michał Boni, Member of the European Parliament 
Erika Mann, Managing Director for Public Policy, Facebook
Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, UK Department of Business, Innovation, and Skills, and Minister for Intellectual Property
Agata Waclawik-Wejman, Head of Public Policy, Central and Eastern Europe, Google

Moderator: Wawrzyniec Smoczyński, Managing Director, Polityka Insight 

11:00

Coffee break | Foyer

11:30

America’s Role in Europe: A Conversation with US Senator Jeanne Shaheen and The Hon. Stephen J. Hadley | Auditorium

Moderator: Jan Cienski, Energy and Security Editor, POLITICO 

12:15

Plenary Panel 5 - Trade and Investment: Engine for Transatlantic Growth or Fading Illusion? | Auditorium

This session will explore the current debates about trade and foreign investment in Europe and the United States. It will consider the reasons for state of the public debate, but also explore the data behind push toward multiple trade and investment agreements, led by the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Ilona Antoniszyn-Klik, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Poland
Aart de Geus, Chairman, Bertelsmann Stiftung
Danuta Hübner, Member of the European Parliament
Sorin Moisã, Member of the European Parliament

Moderator: Frances G. Burwell, Vice President, Atlantic Council

13:15

Plenary Panel 6 - Ukraine: Reform in a Time of War? | Auditorium

An examination of the current situation in Ukraine, including the pressures for reform and the necessity of defense. What additional measures can the US and Europe take to help ensure a secure and independent Ukraine?

Aivaras Abromavičius, Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Government of Ukraine
Eugene Czolij, President, Ukrainian World Congress
Andriy Sadovyi, Mayor of Lviv, Ukraine
Pavlo Sheremeta, Chair, Advisory Board, Lviv Business School 
Oksana Syroyid, Deputy Chairman, Vekhovna Rada of Ukraine

Moderator: Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President, Atlantic Council 

14:15

Closing Remarks and Conclusion of Fourm | Auditorium

14:30

Associated Event: Is European Education Fit for Purpose? (Optional)

An international debate led by Professor Norman Davies, Honorary Fellow, St. Antony’s College, Oxford University

Norman Davies, Fellow, The British Academy
Chris Husbands, Director, UCL Institute of Education and UCL Vice-Provost, Academic Development
John Martin, Professor of Medicine, University College London and Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Yale University
Mateusz Mazzini, Editor, Polityka Insight













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