European Economic Congress 2014
Tentative scope of topics/agenda

Centrum Kultury Katowice im. Krystyny Bochenek

  • 10.00-11.45
  • Inaugural session

Centrum Kultury Katowice (Krystyna Bochenek’s Culture Center Katowice)

10.00-10.10

Opening of the Congress and reception of Guests


10.10-10.30

Inaugural speeches


10.30-11.45

European and global economic cooperation. 10 years after the expansion of the EU.

  • Europe at the time of its greatest expansion and today. An assessment of the decade.
  • Accomplishments, role and potential of the countries of Central Europe.
  • EU and Member States in the face of the crisis in Eastern Europe.
  • Europe’s position in the world and in the global economy. Ambitions, assets, realities.
  • Outside perspective - Europe’s image in Africa and Asia.
  • Africa, Asia, Europe - directions, pace and prospects regarding development.
  • Mutual expectations and cooperation models.
  • Global economic expansion and investments – promising regions, markets and industries.


Centrum Kultury Katowice im. Krystyny Bochenek

  • 12.30-14.00
  • The European Union – the USA. Partners, Competitors or Both?

12.30-13.00

The European Union – the USA. Assumptions and prospects for negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

13.00-14.00

The European Union – the USA. Partners, Competitors or Both?

  • The largest zone in the world. Assumptions and prospects for negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
  • What makes us different? Key issues of discussion and disagreement. Is there a willingness to make compromises?
  • The scale, character and disparities in trade and mutual investments
  • How will the benefits be divided? Can we implement a “two winners” scenario?
  • Is TTIP a solution to economic slowdown in Europe?
  • An alliance that will change the world. A projection of the new global system of power
  • Transatlantic agreement as an international economic integration model
  • Geopolitics and the economy. The new global system of power as a factor of security in terms of raw materials and energy supply, as well as politics 

Centrum Kultury Katowice im. Krystyny Bochenek

  • 14.30-16.15
  • Migration in contemporary Europe. Is it a trap or an opportunity?
  • Scale, causes and main directions in migration in Europe – seen from the point of view of the last decade. Prospects
  • Migration within the EU. Is it really the free movement of employees?
  • Or, is it a flight of business? Moving business activity to countries where conditions for entrepreneurship are more favourable
  • Countries of the EU-15 in view of the immigration wave. Social policy, assimilation problems and public finance
  • Enterprising but absent... Social structure of emigrants from Central and Eastern Europe
  • Perceptible and future consequences of migration for job markets in states of Central and Eastern Europe. Who, and in what way, benefits from migration?
  • Is it a drainage of the most productive and competitive human resources? Is Central Europe being threatened with a degradation in terms of civilisation and demography? 

Centrum Kultury Katowice im. Krystyny Bochenek

  • 16.45-18.30
  • Industry in Europe. Reindustrialisation – from vision to strategy
    Energy in Europe and energy worldwide

Industry in Europe. Reindustrialisation – from vision to strategy

  • The importance of industry in the economy, the HR and labour market and export
  • Available and desirable regulatory tools for the pro-industrial policy in the EU
  • The role of energy in industry development. Energy prices and competitiveness of production
  • Access to raw materials as the key element of the industrial strategy

 

Energy in Europe and energy worldwide

  • Revolution in the energy industry worldwide – gas and oil from unconventional sources and transformations in the gas market, as well as the role of coal, oil and renewable sources
  • A need for a new opening in the EU energy policy. What about a revision of the climate protection policy?
  • Objectives of the EU environmental policy in view of the diversification of energy policies of particular Member States. Conflict and compromise
  • Energy for the future of Europe. A dispute over the target mix of energy sources in the EU 

Angelo Hotel

  • 09.30-11.30
  • The Polish Nationwide Meeting of Healthcare Managers. The final meeting of a series of regional debates.
    Main problems and the health policy strategy in selected voivodeships
  • The structure of institutions, wards and hospital beds – the possibilities of coordinating the actions of various founding bodies and healthcare entities at a regional level
  • Financial condition of stationary treatment institutions – incomes, liabilities and restructuring processes
  • Financing of healthcare benefits by Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia (National Health Fund) – hospitalisation and specialist outpatient care
  • Exemplary transformations of health protection units and plans concerning the change of the legal form of hospitals’ activity 

Angelo Hotel

  • 12.00-14.00
  • The Polish Nationwide Meeting of Healthcare Managers. The final meeting of a series of regional debates.
    Medication management in a hospital
  • Hospital sector on the pharmaceutical market – the current state, as well as trends and prospects
  • Medication share in the budget of a healthcare entity; the possibilities of group purchases of medicinal products to be completed by hospitals
  • Medication management in a hospital, including the use of IT solutions
  • Biosimilars as an alternative to innovative biological medications:
  • the scale of savings arising from the use of biosimilars
  • safe use of biological medications 

Angelo Hotel

  • 14.30-16.30
  • The Polish Nationwide Meeting of Healthcare Managers. The final meeting of a series of regional debates.
    Investments and sources of their funding in medical institutions
  • Purchases of apparatus and equipment for medical institutions in the context of the public procurement law; criteria for the evaluation of offers vs. financial needs and potential of a hospital
  • Potential consequences of the introduction of a higher tax rate for medical products
  • The scope of essential investments in the modernisation and equipment of healthcare facilities in the voivodeship; a discussion about selected investment undertakings
  • Financial, organisational and legal challenges related to indispensable implementations within the scope of information technologies in healthcare units; the state of preparations for keeping electronic medical records
  • Examples of acquiring funds for investments in healthcare entities 
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