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Richard Stephens, Founder & Editor in Chief, Poland Today
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Rafał Dutkiewicz, Mayor of Wrocław
Rafał Dutkiewicz has held the office of Mayor of Wrocław since 2002. In his 12 years leading the city, over 120,000 jobs have been created by businesses there. Firms that have invested in Wrocław over those years include LG, Google, HP, Volvo, Nokia Siemens Networks, Whirlpool, Toshiba, and Credit Suisse. Under his leadership Wrocław has also held many important events, including the 2012 European Football Championships and the recent FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship. The city has been selected to hold the title of European Capital of Culture in 2016, and in 2017 it will host the World Games. Mayor Dutkiewicz holds degrees from Wrocław University of Technology, the Catholic University of Lublin and also attended the University of Freiburg in Germany.
Jan Cienski, The Economist
Jan Cienski is Poland correspondent for The Economist and editor of the Central European Financial Observer. He is also author of ‘From Comrades to Capitalists: How Poland’s Entrepreneurs Built Europe’s Most Competitive Economy’ to be published in Polish in 2014 and in English in 2015. He also writes for Business New Europe. Until May 2014, he was the Warsaw bureau chief of the Financial Times. He has been in Warsaw since 2003. Prior to that he spent five years as the Washington correspondent for the National Post, a Canadian newspaper. He has a degree in international relations from the University of Toronto.
Dariusz Ostrowski, ARAW
Richard Stephens, Poland Today
Richard is Founder & Editor in Chief of Poland Today. Originally from England, Richard has been in publishing, journalism and event organizing in Poland for over 10 years, mainly in the real estate sector. He was previously editor of Eurobuild magazine, where he also created the Eurobuild Awards, and has led around a dozen tours of international journalists to Poland and Central & Eastern Europe, most recently for PL.2012, the organizer of UEFA EURO 2012. He has a degree in Theology and Religious Studies from Bristol University.
Joanna Bensz, CH2M HILL Polska & AmCham
Barbara Kaśnikowska, Wałbrzych Special Economic Zone INVEST-PARK
Radek Kokot, Google
Radek Kokot is the head of Google's Wrocław office and its advertising services in Central and Eastern Europe. He has been living in Wrocław since 2010 and has been actively working together with fellow Googlers, business partners, the municipality and NGOs on making the city attractive for diverse and entrepreneurial multinational talent.
Krzysztof Sachs, EY
Krzysztof Sachs is the head of EY’s Wrocław Office and a Partner with the Tax Department. He specializes in tax optimization and tax risk management. He is an author of numerous publications regarding VAT. Krzysztof has been repeatedly chosen as one of the best tax advisors in this regard according to Rzeczpospolita and Gazeta Prawna rankings. For seven years he has been actively involved in economic issues regarding Wrocław and the Lower Silesia region, both as regards business advisory services and as a part of pro-bono projects. Krzysztof advises to the largest companies operating in the region and closely cooperates with Wrocław authorities.
Dermot Corr, TechSorted, TechSaturdays
Dermot is a serial entrepreneur who has successfully founded and exited numerous companies. He owns a consultancy and a recruitment company and currently advises VC and angel investor networks on their portfolio companies. He has provided strategic consultancy to multi-billion dollar companies. He is the Founder of TechSaturdays and the Nonference series of conferences entrepreneur networking events which bring together Entrepreneurs Investors DEvelopers and commercial experts. He has brought TechCrunch to Wroclaw and successfully helped form, develop and commercialise numerous startups. He is curator of StarupDigest and has mentored on multiple startup events throughout the continent.
Karol Patynowski, JLL
As Associate Director for the Tenant Representation Department at JLL, Karol provides complex advisory services, as well as creates and implements real estate strategies for key corporate clients from various industries that are looking for acquisition, renegotiation, relocation or disposal in Poland. He has completed various complex projects on behalf of leading brands, including Whirlpool, Honeywell, Accenture, Play, Eurobank, Philips, KPMG, IMS Health, The Boston Consulting Group, Wolters Kluwer, P&G, and many more. He also has strong expertise in the business services sector. Prior to joining JLL in 2007 Karol was working as a Project Manager in Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency. Karol holds a Master’s degree in International Relations at the University of Warsaw, and completed postgraduate studies at the Warsaw School of Economics in management.
Jarosław Prawicki, UBM Polska
Since June 2014 Jarosław has held the position of Head of Sales and Marketing at UBM Polska. He has over 10 years of experience in the field of leasing and advising in the commercial real estate sector. For the last three years he worked as a senior leasing manager and was responsible for the commercialisation of projects from the HB Reavis portfolio. Prior to this, he worked for leading international commercial real estate companies, such as CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield. Jarosław graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics.
Jacek Uhryn, Fortum Power & Heat Polska
Jacek Uhryn is Sales Manager for Poland at Fortum Power & Heat Polska. He is responsible for Fortum’s market development in the country, leading district heating development projects which have a positive impact on low emissions in big agglomerations and improve the quality of life their residents. Jacek Uhryn is a graduate of the Wrocław University of Economics. In 2010 he graduated from MBA studies at Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. He has been with Fortum since 2007.
Patrycja Radek, EIT+
Since 2011 Patrycja Radek has been with EIT+, where she currently serves as Deputy Director of the Business Development Department. She is responsible for the company’s strategic development, building a sales policy and the creation of marketing and promotional policies. Patrycja graduated from the Wrocław University of Technology with two degrees: in biotechnology and management & marketing. She is a certified project manager in accordance with International Project Management Association standards. She is also a certified business coach and a graduate of the TOP500 Innovators Program at the University of California at Berkeley.
Marcin Kozłowski, Business Link
Marcin Kozłowski is the Global Manager for Business Link – the largest network of innovative business accelerators in Europe. He has been working for almost a decade in project managing and communication in both public and private sector. He managed three global acceleration programs in Silicon Valley, Shanghai and London, and was Project Manager of the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Program. Marcin has a MA in Economy (Lancaster University) and Political Sciences (Silesian University). He is a member of both the British Alumni Society and the Tech London Advocates.
Marcin Łaskawski, Inventity
Marcin Łaskawski is a board advisor of the Inventity Foundation, a partner at the Polish Investment Fund and Apax Consulting Group. Marcin started his professional career by starting his own firms, and later gained experience with Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young. He has served on the boards of Polish and international corporations and has participated in investment processes and M&As worth a total of more than €1bn. Marcin holds a Master’s degree from the Wyższa Szkola Biznesu – National Louis University, an MBA from Hull University of London and completed an executive managerial program at ESCP-EAP (Paris).
Nicolas Lepage, Embassy of Canada in Poland
Andrew Kureth, Poland Today