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Primetime Poland in London 2015

30 November, EY Office, 25 Churchill Place,
Canary Wharf, London

The conference will bring together Polish and UK-based international business leaders to share their insights and experience. The speakers, including Jan Krzysztof Bielecki, Chairman of the Board of Partners at EY and former Prime Minister of Poland, will discuss what lies ahead for Polish business after the national election, as well as the investment opportunities hidden in Poland's real estate sector.


Regular ticket price: £ 325 

Partners ticket price:  £ 240 

To buy a ticket please fill in the registration form. 


For more information please contact :

Richard Stephens (content), at, (+48) 694 922 898 

or Sylwia Ziemacka (sponsorship & sales), at, (+48) 505 004 414.


Poland Today at MIPIM 2015
09:30 - 10:00
Registration and welcome coffee
10:00 - 10:05
Welcome speech

Richard Stephens, Founder & Editor in Chief, Poland Today

10:05 - 10:20
Poland's Political Shift - Understanding the Causes and Consequences.

One month after the parliamentary elections, what are the initial signals from the new government, and what are the initial reactions from experts and commentators? A brief overview of the new political situation in Poland.

Presentation by Marek Matraszek, CEO, CEC Government Relations


Jan Krzysztof Bielecki, Chairman of the Board of Partners, EY Poland, Former Prime Minister

Jan Krzysztof Bielecki is a graduate of the University of Gdańsk. During the years 1973-1981, he also worked at the university, where he lectured on economics. He was one of the participants of the historic protests at the Gdańsk Shipyard in 1980 and was later removed from his university position for his active cooperation with the NSZZ Solidarność trade union in 1981. In 1990, President Lech Wałęsa appointed Jan Krzysztof Bielecki as Prime Minister- where he served from January to December 1991. In November 2009, he became the Director of the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) and in March 2010, Prime Minister Donald Tusk appointed Bielecki as the President of the Economic Council. In 2010, President Bronisław Komorowski awarded Jan Krzysztof Bielecki with the Order of the White Eagle- Poland’s highest national distinction. Since January 12, 2015 Jan Krzysztof Bielecki began work as Chairman of the Board of Partners in EY Poland.

Martin Oxley Strategy Adviser UKTI, CEE

Martin has spent the last 20 years working in Central Europe. Over the course of his career he has led the growth ambition of  a number of blue
chip and local pharmaceutical companies in the region. He has spent the last ten years promoting British Polish trade & investment, which has grown 5 times under his watch. Martin led the British Polish Chamber to become the leading international business networking organization in Poland and has held a number of Non Executive Board positions in CEE based companies. Martin is a recognized international speaker and expert on Poland. He currently advises UK Trade & Investment on regional business strategy.


Dr Katya Kocourek, Lead Analyst for Central and Eastern Europe, Stroz Friedberg

Dr Katya Kocourek is the lead analyst for Central and Eastern Europe at Stroz Friedberg’s London office. Katya, who was educated the Universities of London and Oxford, started her career teaching undergraduate tutorials in Russian politics at UCL’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies in the early 2000s. She has since worked for several global risk consultancies – the Risk Advisory Group and, more recently, the Economist Intelligence Unit, where she was the Central Europe analyst (covering also Poland) between 2011 and 2014.  Katya is a frequent commentator on economic and political developments across East-Central Europe, and has published and spoken widely about the region. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).


Marek Rozkrut, Partner EY

Marek Rozkrut is the EY Chief Economist, Head of Economic Analyses, Assistant Professor at the Warsaw School of Economics. In 2009-2012, a director of Analysis Department at Ministry of Finance. Former chairman of the Polish delegation in the OECD Economic Policy Committee. He was head of the Foreign Research and Analysis Unit at the National Bank of Poland.


Rafał Brzoska, CEO and Owner, Group

The creator, founder and co-owner of, owner Paczkomaty InPost - the world's largest independent network of terminals to transmit and send consignments and the largest private mail - InPost. Brave strategy, combined with an innovative approach to business for several years had a substantial impact on improving the quality of services both domestic as well as international postal and courier industry. The Group is managed by Rafal Brzoska initiates and implements innovative business projects, thereby promoting innovative solutions "Made in Poland".


Anna Kicińska MRICS, EY Real Estate Advisory Group

Anna Kicińska is a Partner in EY’s Real Estate Transaction Advisory Group in Poland and Real Estate Leader for Central and South Europe. Her scope of duties includes market studies, appraisals, analyses of real estate portfolios, re-location advice for major corporations. A certified valuer since 1997 and  a member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), she has 20 years of professional experience. In 2015 she also became a member of CCIM. Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Anna spent four years with Arthur Andersen in their Real Estate Services Group in Warsaw (1998-2002). Before that she worked for Jones Lang Wootton (now Jones Lang LaSalle) as a valuer and market analyst. In 2001 Anna completed postgraduate program in Property Valuation and Management at the Sheffield Hallam University in United Kingdom and became a member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS). She has also completed a post-graduate School of Real Estate Valuation at the Warsaw University of Technology, and is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics, obtaining a master’s degree in economics (specialization: Investments and Real Estate).


Andrew Wrobel, Head of content at

Andrew Wrobel is head of content at, an online publication discussing business opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe, and a partner at Business Emerging Europe, a location promotion and business intelligence agency focused on the region. He has authored and contributed to a number of international investment and trade-related publications, including fDi Magazine/FT. He is a marketing specialist and a trade and investment promotion adviser working with governments, local authorities and the private sector. In 2014, Andrew was awarded by the International Event and Visual Communication Association (EVCOM) for a marketing campaign he’d run for UK Trade and Investment in CEE.


Marek Matraszek, Founder and Chairman of CEC Government Relations

Marek Matraszek is based in Warsaw, Poland and is the Founder and Chairman of CEC Government Relations, the largest independent political consultancy in Central Europe. CEC provides strategic political intelligence, monitoring and analysis for major US, UK and European multinationals. Marek was born in the UK in 1962, and studied at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he graduated in Philosophy, Politics and Economics in 1984. He moved to Poland in 1990 as a freelance political consultant, and today designs and implements strategic communications and lobbying campaigns for major US, UK and European multinationals in Central Europe. He has a special expertise in defence, aviation and energy, and currently advises Lockheed Martin in Poland. He has also written widely on Polish and international affairs for publications such as Warsaw Business Journal, The Spectator and Wall Street Journal Europe, and has published a study of the Polish political scene, The Politics of Restoration.


Robert Nowakowski, Director of International Markets, Elżanowski Cherka & Wąsowski Law Firm

Robert Nowakowski is responsible for the international activities at Elżanowski, Cherka & Wąsowski that  is an independent Warsaw based law firm, representing a number of top polish companies in energy, industry, real estate and infrastructure sectors. He coordinates projects for the ECh&W’s clients in CEE, Caucasus, Central Asia and West Africa and cooperates with associated law firms in almost 50 countries. Graduate of Warsaw University Faculty of Law. Specializes in intellectual property law, international relations, foreign investments, political and legal systems of Central and Eastern Europe. 


Mark Gaskell, Founder and Managing Director of Equity & Grant

Mark Gaskell is UK-based founder and Managing Director of Equity & Grant, a specialised consultancy delivering Business Internationalisation and Trade/Market Development Services across Central and Eastern Europe.  Previously Mark has had a career in UK Central Government in Employment and Training Policy. Mark has worked with a number of EU Governments to develop FDI Strategies to attract international investors and has also assisted CEE Companies to enter the UKmarketplace. He is a Gerson Lehrman Group recognised expert on Outsourcing and Government Procurement practice".


Richard Betts, Associate Publisher, PropertyEU

Based in London and Amsterdam, Richard has over 25 years of experience in financial markets and publishing. He joined PropertyEU in January 2012 as Associate Publisher and Head of PropertyEU Investment Briefings, a series of events focused on sharing knowledge and highlighting expertise on different regions, hot topics and sectors across Europe. Richard also leads PropertyTV, creating dedicated video news, interviews and content focused on the real estate sector. Richard started his career at Euromoney Institutional Investor where he worked for 10 years throughout the 1990’s and subsequently worked with companies including Financial Times Business and as Managing Director of Eurozone Advisors before joining PropertyEU after 6 years as Publisher at Property Investor Europe. Richard has created and moderated events across Europe and recently launched a new series bringing European real estate to investors in the USA and China.


Maciej K. Król, CEO, Xcity Investment

Maciej K. Król is CEO of Xcity Investment, the real estate company belonging to to Grupa PKP (Polish state railway company), running their commercial development projects. Xcity Investments is the 2nd largest landowner in Poland, with prime sites in the centre of cities and towns across Poland. Before his appointment he headed the investment department of PKP S.A. He is an expert in the field of investment analysis, particularly real estate investments and restructuring. He graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics and Sheffield Hallam University, majoring in management and finance. He also attended postgraduate studies in property brokerage and valuation. Before joining PKP S.A., he was responsible for managing the Polish branch of GVA Worldwide, an international real estate consulting company. There he coordinated investment transactions, property leasing and valuation of investment portfolios. He was also a board member of two Danish investment funds in Polen Invest Holdings, operating on the real estate market, where his main duties involved restructuring the portfolio and financing.


Adrian Karczewicz, Skanska Commercial Development Europe

Adrian Karczewicz has been Transaction Director for Skanska Commercial Development Europe since September 2013. He is responsible for Skanska CDE divestments in Poland, and, in close cooperation with local managers, in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania. Prior to joining Skanska he worked for Echo Investment as director responsible for sales of assets from Echo Investment's portfolio. Adrian started his career in 1998 as an analyst at Gerald Eve International, before working at Knight Frank in Warsaw and GE Capital Golub Real Estate. 


Charles Weston Baker, Director of Residential International, Savills

Charles has 30 years of development, consultancy and sales and marketing experience with international residential property, 25 of those years with Savills, and currently heads up the International Residential agency based in London. Charles and his International Development Consultancy team, provides clients services ranging from traditional agency - property purchases and sales across the globe - to Development Consultancy and Development Management, working with developers and landowners to maximise the efficiency & profitability of their schemes and development programmes. Charles has provided consultancy and agency work on over 200 development projects in over 80 countries on four continents.  

London, 25 Churchill Place