Agenda

17.09 / Friday

Arrival of the guests
8:00 pm
Welcome dinner

18.09 / Saturday

Moderator: Dominika Ćosić
10:00 –10:30 am
Welcoming session and keynote talks

HOSTS

  • Włodzimierz Dola, Chairman of the State of Poland Foundation
  • Beata Daszyńska-Muzyczka, President of the Management Board of Poland’s State Development Bank, Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of the Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund

KEYNOTE TALK

  • Paweł Jabłoński, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Polish Government’s Plenipotentiary for the Three Seas Initiative
10:30 am – 1:00 pm
First Block of Talks and Panel Discussion

TALKS:

  • Dr Solomon Passy, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria, Founder and President of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, New Europe: From 3 Seas to 3 Oceans
  • Dr Zoltan Szalai, Editor-in Chief of the Hungarian weekly newspaper Mandiner. He has been the Director General of Mathias Corvinus Collegium for over 10 years: The role of mass media in creating a positive image of the Three Seas in the West and globally
  • Beata Daszyńska-Muzyczka, President of the Management Board of Poland’s State Development Bank, Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of the Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund: “The 3W” concept of sustainable development
  • Edward Lucas, Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis, Former Senior Editor at the Economist: Making the Three Seas Matter
  • David Brazsil, Secretary General at the National Council of the Wine Communities Hungary: The Hungarian wine success story

Panel Discussion: Upon what foundations did the countries labeled Asian Tigers build their prosperity? Which factors, apart from economic growth, are critical to a country’s success, and what mistakes must we avoid?

PANELISTS:

  • Barbara Socha, Deputy Minister of Family, Labor and Social Policy, Plenipotentiary of the Polish Government for Demographic Policy
  • Danuta Nierada, Creative Director at the State of Poland Foundation
  • Paweł Kotowski, Deputy Director Department of Economic Cooperation Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Üllar Jaaksoo, Founder and CEO of Greenergy Data Centers
  • Dr Colin W.P. Lewis, Member of the Management Board of Vistula University
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Lunch Break at the Hotel Warszawa Restaurant
3:00 – 6:00 pm
Three Seas 2050: Visions of the Future
Online talk by a special guest; second round of talks, followed by panel discussion

  • Ian J. Brzezinski, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, Former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO Policy: The Three Seas Initiative and the Future of Central Europe
  • Mariusz Babula,  Vice-President of the Management Board of Zortrax: The Startup Valleys: How Three Seas companies enter global markets
  • Velina Tchakarova, Director of the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy: The Three Seas Initiative as a Geopolitical Approach and Austria’s role in it
  • Madalina Sisu Vicari, Expert on Geoeconomics, University of Liege: Future energy policies as a key compenent of regional prosperity and security
  • Jacek Bartosiak, Founder of Strategy&Future: Conditions needed for Three Seas success by 2050

Panel Discussion: The Future of Three Seas Initiative

Which technological and societal changes are bound to shape the Three Seas region in the coming 30 years?

PANELISTS:

  • Grzegorz Lewicki, International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations
  • Dominik Andrzejczuk, Atmos Ventures
  • Andrey Bachvarov, Director of Digital Transformation at DNA
  • Tiit Riisalo, Head of the Estonian President’s Office
  • Jan Sechter, Deputy Minister of Transport and the Czech Government’s Plenipotentiary for the Three Seas Initiative
6:00 pm
Closing Remarks
7:00 pm
Evening event at the Jabłonki Swawole Food & Music Festival, Plaża
Poniatówka, Warsaw