WROCŁAW GLOBAL FORUM 2016:
AGENDA



Thursday, June 2, 2016
  • 10:00 - 12:00
    Business Leadership Dialogues (by invitation only)
    Location: Radisson Blu Hotel Wrocław, Jana Ewangelisty Purkyniego 10, 50-156 Wrocław

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

    * Coal-based Energy: A Polish Exception or Sustainable Model?
    Remarks:
    Henryk Baranowski, CEO, Polska Grupa Energetyczyna (confirmed)
    Remigiusz Nowakowski, CEO, TAURON Polska Energia (confirmed)
    Moderator: Richard Morningstar, Director, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council (confirmed)

    * Defense Modernization in an Unstable Security Environment
    Remarks: John Baird, Vice President, Raytheon (confirmed)
    Moderator: Vago Muradian, Defense Analyst (confirmed)
  • 12:00 - 12:30
    Coffee Break
  • 10:00 - 12:00
    An International Debate led by Professor John Martin: Is there a European Political Culture?
    Location: Skylight Hall (Sala Świetlikowa) in the Old Stock Exchange (Stara Giełda), pl. Solny 16
  • 10:00 - 11:30
    NATO and the Future of Peace in Europe
    Location: Wrocław Congress Center 1 Wystawowa Street, Wrocław, Poland Restaurant

    Remarks: Wojciech Zajączkowski, Director of Strategy Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland (confirmed)
    Dr. Witold Rodkiewicz, Senior Fellow at Russian Department, Centre for Eastern Studies (confirmed)
    Marcin Terlikowski, Head of the European Security and Defence Economics Project, The Polish Institute of International Affairs (confirmed)
    Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President at Atlantic Council
    Mr. Wojciech Cegielski, Foreign News Correspondent, Polish Radio (confirmed)
    Moderator: Dr. Sławomir Dębski, Director, The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Wrocław Global Forum - Location: Wrocław Congress Center: ul. Wystawowa 1, 51-618 Wrocław
  • 10:00
    Registration opens at Wrocław Congress Center
  • 14:00
    Welcome
    Location: Auditorium

    Slawomir Debski, Director, The Polish Institute of International Affairs (confirmed)
    Rafał Dutkiewicz, Mayor of Wrocław (confirmed)
    Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., Chairman, Atlantic Council (confirmed)
  • 14:20
    Conversation – Keeping Europe Safe
    Location: Auditorium

    The Hon. Paula Dobriansky, Senior Fellow, JFK Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University (confirmed)
    H.E. Tina Khidasheli, Minister of Defense of Georgia
    H.E. Linas Linkevičius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania (confirmed)
    Krzysztof Szczerski, Secretary of State, Chancellery of the President, Republic of Poland
    Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President, Programs and Strategy, Atlantic Council (confirmed)

    Moderator: Kevin O’Brien, Editor-in-Chief, Handelsblatt Global Edition (confirmed)
  • 15:30
    Keynote – Poland and the NATO Summit – Meeting our Security Challenges
    Location: Auditorium

    H.E. Witold Waszczykowski, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland (confirmed)
    Introduced by: Slawomir Debski, Director, The Polish Institute of International Affairs (confirmed)
  • 16:00
    Coffee Break
    Location: Foyer
  • 16:30 - 17:45
    Plenary Panel 1 ― Ukraine, Russia, and Europe’s Eastern Neighbors
    Location: Auditorium

    Slawomir Dębski, Director, The Polish Institute of International Affairs (confirmed)
    Adam Eberhardt, Executive Director, Centre for Eastern Studies (confirmed)
    Evelyn Farkas, Nonresident Senior Fellow and former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Future Europe Initiative, Atlantic Council (confirmed)
    Natalie Jaresko, former Minister of Finance of Ukraine (confirmed)
    Mikhail Kasyanov, Co-Leader, Republican Party of People’s Freedom of Russia (confirmed)

    Moderator: John Herbst, Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council (confirmed)
  • 17:45 - 19:00
    Plenary Panel 2 ― Competitiveness in a Challenging Global Economy
    Location: Auditorium

    Anders Aslund, Resident Senior Fellow, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council (confirmed)
    Jan Krzysztof Bielecki, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland (confirmed)
    Lee Feinstein, Former US Ambassador to Poland and Dean, Indiana University (confirmed)
    Maria João Rodrigues, Member of the European Parliament
    Marietje Schaake, Member of the European Parliament (confirmed)
    Maciej Witucki, CEO, Work Service (confirmed)

    Moderator: Frances Burwell, Vice President, European Union and Special Initiatives, Atlantic Council (confirmed)
  • 19:00
    Welcome Reception hosted by the Mayor of Wrocław
    Location: Four Domes Pavilion at the Wrocław Congress Center: ul. Wystawowa 1, 51-618 Wrocław
  • 21:00
    Buses depart for hotels
Friday, June 3, 2016
  • 08:00
    Registration opens at Wroclaw Congress Center
  • 09:00 - 10:00
    Plenary Panel 3 ― US Foreign Policy after the Election: Europe and the World
    Location: Auditorium

    Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., Chairman, Atlantic Council (confirmed)
    Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate (confirmed)
    Representative Jan Schakowsky, US House of Representatives (confirmed)

    Moderator: Jacek Stawiski, TVN24 (confirmed)
  • 10:00 - 10:45
    Conversation ― Building Economies for the 21st Century
    Location: Auditorium

    Marek Belka, President, National Bank of Poland (confirmed)
    Andrius Kubilius, former Prime Minister of Lithuania (confirmed)
    Moderator: Henry Foy, Central Europe Correspondent, Financial Times (confirmed)
  • 10:45
    Coffee
  • 11:00 - 12:15
    Plenary Panel 4 —The Future of Europe: Democracy and Society under Pressure?
    Location: Auditorium

    Mathew Burrows, Director, Strategic Foresight Initiative, Atlantic Council (confirmed)
    Ana Gomes, Member of the European Parliament (confirmed)
    Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Ukraine (confirmed)
    Zdzislaw Krasnodebski,Member of the European Parliament (confirmed)
    Konrad Szymański, Minister for European Affairs, Republic of Poland (confirmed)

    Moderator: David Ensor, Executive Vice President, Office of External Relations, Atlantic Council (confirmed)
  • 12:15 - 13:30
    Lunch Break (buffet)
    Location: Bistro & Terrace

    * Leadership Circle Lunch – by invitation only | Rooftop Terrace at the Wrocław Congress Center
    An exclusive, off-the-record roundtable conversation with a leading business or political figure, open to major sponsors of the WGF.
    Remarks: Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., Chairman, Atlantic Council (confirmed)

    Chair:
    Frederick Kempe, President and CEO, Atlantic Council (confirmed)

    * Energy Leaders Lunch – by invitation only | Location to be announced
    An exclusive, off-the-record roundtable conversation among leaders in the energy industry, following up on the Business Leadership Dialogue from Thursday.
    Remarks:
    Katarzyna Kacperczyk, Under Secretary of State for Economic Diplomacy, the Americas, Asia, and Europe, Republic of Poland (confirmed)
    Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), US Senate (confirmed)

    Chair:
    Ambassador Richard Morningstar, Founding Director and Chairman, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council (confirmed)
  • 13:30 - 14:45
    Plenary Panel 5 — NATO’s Future and the Warsaw Summit
    Location: Auditorium

    Rose Gottemoeller, US Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security (confirmed)
    Brig. General James J. Mingus, Deputy Commanding General, 4th Infantry Division, US Army (confirmed)
    Paweł Soloch, Secretary of State, Head of the National Security Bureau (confirmed)
    Alexander Vershbow, Deputy Secretary General of NATO (confirmed)

    Moderator: Frederick Kempe, President and CEO, Atlantic Council (confirmed)
  • 13:30 - 15:00
    Session 1: Roundtable Dialogue on Innovation and the Digital Economy
    Location: Room A

    Jacek Carbol, Investment Director, Polski Fundusz Rozwoju / Polish Development Fund (confirmed)
    Marek Dietl, Vice President, Instytut Sobieskiego(confirmed)
    Janusz Dziurzyński, Head of Global Business Services, P&G (confirmed)
    Eliza Kruczkowska, CEO, Startup Poland (confirmed)
    Tomasz Misiak, President of the Supervisory Board, Work Service (confirmed)
    Igor Ostrowski, Head of Technology-Media-Telecoms, Dentons (confirmed)
    Krzysztof Szubert, Advisor to the Minister of Digitization, Republic of Poland (confirmed)
    Piotr Wilam, Managing Partner, Innovation Nest (confirmed)

    Facilitator: Michał Kobosko, Director, Wrocław Global Forum, Atlantic Council (confirmed)
  • 15:00 - 16:00
    Café Conversations
    * Defense and Technology in an Era of New Challenges

    Piotr Lukasiewicz, Head, Warsaw Security Forum (confirmed)
    Vago Muradian, Defense Analyst (confirmed)
    William Schmieder, President, Raytheon International Inc, Europe (confirmed)
    Moderator: Marek Świerczynski, Polityka Insight (confirmed)

    *Building a Transatlantic Marketplace: From TTIP to the Digital Economy

    The Hon. Anthony Gardner, US Ambassador to the European Union
    Anna Jakubowski, Director General for Poland and the Baltics, The Coca-Cola Company (confirmed)
    Katarzyna Kacperczyk, Under Secretary of State for Economic Diplomacy, the Americas, Asia, and Europe, Republic of Poland
    Kaja Kallas, Member of the European Parliament (confirmed)
    Moderator: Tyson Barker, Rapporteur, Task Force on Advancing a Transatlantic Digital Agenda, Atlantic Council (confirmed)


    * The United States and Poland: Ever Closer Partnership?

    The Hon. Paul Jones, US Ambassador to Poland (confirmed)
    Zbigniew Lewicki, Chairman of the Board, The Polish Institute of International Affairs (confirmed)
    Piotr Wilczek, Professor, University of Warsaw (confirmed)
    Moderator: Michal Szuldrzynski, Deputy Managing Editor, Rzeczpospolita (confirmed)
  • 16:15 - 17:15
    Plenary Panel 6 — From War to Migration to Terrorism: Transatlantic Security and the Middle East
    Location: Auditorium

    Frederic C. Hof, Director, Rafik Haririr Center for the Middle East, Atlantic Council (confirmed)
    Moushira Khattab, former Minister of Family and Population, Egypt (confirmed)
    Representative Ted Poe, US House of Representatives (confirmed)
    Patrycja Sasnal, Head of the Middle East and North Africa Project, The Polish Institute of International Affairs (confirmed)

    Moderator: Stephen Grand, Executive Director, Middle East Strategy Task Force, Atlantic Council (confirmed)
  • 17:15
    Closing Remarks
  • 17:45
    Buses Return to Hotels
  • 19:00
    General Reception –by invitation only
    Freedom Awards Patron’s Reception – by invitation only

    A private reception for awardees and top level partners
  • 20:00
    Gala dinner featuring presentation of the Atlantic Council Freedom Awards –by invitation only
    Honorary Co-Chairs:
    The Hon. Paul Jones, US Ambassador to Poland (confirmed)
    H.E. Ryszard Schnepf, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the United States (in absentia)

    Awardees:

    Dr. Horst Teltschik, German diplomat; former National Security Advisor to Chancellor Helmut Kohl (confirmed)
    Introduced by: Andrius Kubilius, former Prime Minister of Lithuania (confirmed)

    Father Maciej Zięba, Polish philosopher, writer, and theologian (confirmed)
    Introduced by: Jan Krzysztof Bielecki, former Prime Minister of Poland (confirmed)

    Nighat Dad, Executive Director, Digital Rights Foundation, Pakistan (confirmed)
    Introduced by: Shaukat Aziz, former Prime Minister of Pakistan (confirmed)

    Syria Civil Defence (“The White Helmets”), Humanitarian organization (confirmed)
    Introduced by: Frederic C. Hof, Director, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, Atlantic Council (confirmed)
  • 22:30
    Fountain & Lights: A Special Show
    Location: Open-air Terrace
Saturday, June 4, 2016 (Private side events at the Wroclaw Global Forum –by invitation only)
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