|By PR Newswire||
|September 24, 2012 02:27 PM EDT||
Top U.S. and Poland economic leaders convene to discuss ongoing economic partnership
NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first ever US-Poland Business Week will be held in New York on October 10-12. In order to deepen economic collaboration between United States and Poland, business partners from both countries will attend a series of conferences and debates. In attendance will be representatives of government, business, and academia including U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sanchez, the Head of NYSE Euronext Duncan L. Niederauer, the Minister of Treasury of the Republic of Poland Mikołaj Budzanowski, Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Beata Stelmach, Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Treasury Paweł Tamborski, President of the US-Poland Business Council Eric Stewart, EU Commissioner for Financial Programming and Budget Janusz Lewandowski, President and CEO of the Warsaw Stock Exchange Ludwik Sobolewski, and Vice president of Citi Handlowy Witold Zielinski.
"The US-Poland Business Week primarily focuses on the business community and serves as an additional platform for economic dialogue and an exchange of experience. The event, mostly business-like in character, enriched with elements of cultural promotion, will constitute a comprehensive approach to the promotion of Poland with the use of various public diplomacy, economic, and cultural instruments" said Under Secretary of State Stelmach, the initiator of the event.
The initiative consists of important complementary events, including the US-Poland Economic Forum hosted at the New York Stock Exchange, a business conference devoted mostly to the issue of the economic crisis in Europe, and new opportunities, challenges, and innovations in the energy sector. "The U.S. and Poland are primed for mutually-beneficial cooperation in many sectors, such as defense, health care and energy, but our physical distance from each other requires a deliberate effort to fully realize our potential as trading partners. This forum demonstrates the commitment from both countries' governments and businesspeople to go the extra mile to further deepen our already close economic relationship," said Eric Stewart, of the US-Poland Business Council, on the significance of next month's conference.
There will also be a roundtable focusing on the role of women in business and economic transformation. Business debates will be accompanied by a cultural event – an exhibition entitled Alina Szapocznikow Sculpture Undone, 1955–1972, to be held at The Museum of Modern Art.
Poland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with the US-Poland Business Council, the Ministry of Treasury, the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development the Polish Cultural Institute in New York, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, THINKTANK, New York University Stern School of Business, Global Summit of Women, Vital Voices Global Partnership have organized these series of events. Partners include the Warsaw Stock Exchange, Citi Handlowy, Dom Maklerski Citi Handlowy, Janssen Poland, Headlines Porter Novelli, Porter Novelli, and other Polish and U.S. companies.
"New challenges that stem from political, economic and technological changes all over the world increasingly determine Polish and American relations and, thus, require new broad-based initiatives and innovative forms of cooperation," added Under Secretary of State Stelmach.
Following the Poland-U.S. Business Summit that was held in Warsaw in June, the Business Week is an element of Poland's strategy to strengthen US-Polish relations in the context of the Polish-American Strategic Dialogue.
More information on the US-Poland Business Week can be found here.
SOURCE US-Poland Business Council