Richard Stephens is Founder & Editor of Poland Today, an English-language media firm based in Warsaw. The company is the publisher of the award-winning Poland Today magazine and hosts its flagship conferences at MIPIM, the world’s leading real estate fair in Cannes. Richard is also Director of the Emerging Europe Awards in London, organized by Emerging Europe. He was previously editor of Eurobuild CEE magazine, where he established the conference department and also created the hugely successful Eurobuild Awards Gala, running the first two editions. Previously, he was Managing Director of CEPIF, the CEE region’s real estate fair in Warsaw. Throughout his career, Richard has organised over 120 international conferences and events, including 10+ trips of international journalists to Poland & CEE countries on behalf of entities like UEFA, ahead of Euro 2012 in Poland & Ukraine. Richard is English and graduated in Theology & Religious Studies from Bristol University.
Joanna Schuhholz is Poland Today’s International Projects Director. She is a graduate from Warsaw University holding a Master’s Degree in Chemistry. After her Master studies she did postgraduate studies in Management and Marketing holding a double degree at the University of Illinois and Lublin University of Technology. She also accomplished Public Relations studies at the Warsaw School of Economics. For many years she was responsible for Marketing and Sales within a multinational Logistic Service Provider. Afterwards, whilst living in Germany and now being based in the Netherlands she gained experience in running non-profit organizations as well as her own business. During the last few years, as acting Board Member and Managing Director of the Polish Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands and CEO of BusinessHubPL she was involved in building business relations between Poland and the Netherlands and helped Polish enterprises expand into foreign markets. In 2017, Joanna took the initiative to set up the Association of Polish Chambers of Commerce Abroad. She also has organized trade missions and large business conferences.
Bartosz Stefaniak is Poland Today‘s Co-founder and Creative Director. He has cooperated with Le Monde and Agence France Presse among others. Bartosz has also worked with Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on different projects. He runs a blog about the balance of power in international relations Trzecia Wojna Światowa. For more information go to madeinPolska.eu.
Małgorzata Stankiewicz is Poland’s Today Head of PR & Business Development. Her career path is not a trivial adventure, but a fascinating journey. The multitude of experiences and hundreds of people encountered on the road is the capital from which she constantly draws. Thirty years of professional path is primarily diversity: the hotel sector in Warsaw and conference teams of brands such as Sheraton, Le Meridien and IHG; event and incentive companies, PR leading agencies, commercial real estate. Together with her executive teams, she has completed over three hundred B2B event projects for corporate clients. On top of that Małgosia is an experienced sales person, with strong comminication and content creation skills, proved project management track and brand building knowledge.