An excerpt from the Polish Business Forum at Sciences Po (first edition name) report below:
More than 140 people from all over the world, students, economist and diplomats participated in the Polish Economic Forum at Sciences Po on 25th February 2017.
The idea to organise it was born during the summer of 2016 as we realized that Polish accents are not sufficiently present in French institutions, such as Sciences Po. This gave us the determination to create the opportunity for young people studying in France to meet people who could approximate them the Polish reality. Poland is not only one of the leading countries of the European Union, but a symbol of dynamic economic growth in Eastern Europe after the fall of communism as well.
The forum started in the morning. After receiving the gift bags followed by the registration, the participants listened to the opening statement from His Excellency, the Polish Ambassador in Paris, Dariusz Wiśniewski and then a speech of both co-presidents of the Polish Association at Sciences Po.
The discussions started promptly with the first panel “Opportunities of the Polish Market. Why invest in Poland?“, succeed by “Re-examining Poland's Place in the World“. Some of the students got the opportunity to have a lunch with our speakers in a typical historic Parisian Brasserie called “Le Petit Zinc”, not far from the building where the conference took place.
After this break, aimed at the promotion of informal discussion, panels continued with the topic: “The Future of the Polish Financial System “. In the late afternoon, Pawel Godula closed the series of debates by a statement about perspective for Polish students abroad.
Afterwards, all participants had the opportunity to take a break, before the evening aperitif in the Adam Mickiewicz Polish Library in Paris, where different drinks and snacks were served. Our purpose was to provide the participants with the opportunity to interact with one another.
The aim of the project was to create a network between students with different backgrounds and the professionals focused on Poland. Therefore, we organized a bus for SciencesPo students from the campus of Dijon, which specializes in Central and Eastern Europe.
We believe that the Polish Business Forum was an opportunity for all speakers and participants to learn, discover and meet new people and the experience gained during our conference will bear fruits in the future…
Alexandre Dedo (Sponsoring)
Tadeusz Kolasiński (Communications)
Tancrede Thebault (Logistics)
Antoni Gruca (Design)
Zydney Wong (Content)