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.
Sylwia Ziemacka is Managing Director of Poland Today. With 15 years of experience in communication and marketing, for the past 5 years she has been focusing on projects that promote Poland abroad. Previously she was Leader of International Projects at Gremi Media where she established TIME FOR POLSKA magazine.
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.
Monica Zielinski is Poland Today‘s Online Editor. She is a Polish-American with a journalism degree from Southern Connecticut State University in the US. She moved to Warsaw in 2016 to reconnect with her Polish roots and work in her field. She is also currently earning a master’s in English Studies at the University of Warsaw.
Jacek Ojrzyński is Poland Today’s Key Account Manager and is responsible for business relations. He has a master’s degree in History from the University of Warsaw and he is currently completing a Management Master program also at UW. When he’s not working or studying, Jacek’s passion is rowing. Together with friends, he even co-founded a new rowing club in Warsaw – TWDW.
Małgorzata Stankiewicz is Poland Today’s Client Relationship Associate. She has 25 years of diverse professional experience working in the hotel sector in Warsaw for brands such as Sheraton, Le Meridien and IHG as well as working for event companies and handling PR in a leading agency. Together with project teams, Małgorzata has helped organise over 300 conferences for clients in the corporate sector. She then diverted her career toward the commercial real estate market and worked at Eurobuild, a media platform, and then Reesco, specialising in fit-out projects before joining the Poland Today team.