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 SGH Report – Krynica-Zdrój 2019

 

Central and Eastern Europe in the Face of Global Trends:
Economy, Society and Business

 
 
On 3 September, the 29th Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdrój will begin – an annual meeting of the most important representatives of the economic and political circles of this part of Europe. On the opening day of this year’s edition of the Forum, experts of SGH Warsaw School of Economics will present a report covering selected challenges facing countries of the region, which require discussion and action in order to secure the future of economy and perspectives for further economicand social development.
 
 
 
1. ELIMINATING WEALTH GAP BETWEEN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE AND WESTERN EUROPE
Average annual GDP growth rate in 1990-2018 in Poland was the highest in the group of eleven countries of Central and Eastern Europe and almost three times higher than in the ‘old’ EU-15 states.
Poland has closed the development gap in respect of GDP per capita as compared to Greece in 2015 and in 2019 it will probably exceed Portugal. Assuming that the average growth tendencies will remain at the current level, Poland will need 14 years to achieve the average income per EU-15 citizen and 21 years to catch up with Germany.
Authors: prof. Mariusz PróchniakPh. D., prof. Maria LissowskaPh. D., Piotr MaszczykPh. D.,
prof. Ryszard RapackiPh. D., prof. Aleksander SulejewiczPh. D.
 
2. CONDITION OF THE ECONOMY AND BANKING SECTOR IN THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
The economic slowdown in the Central and Eastern Europe forecast a year ago is happening. The slowdown is not well visible in the changes of variables analysed for a classical cycle, which may be calming for politicians responsible for the economy.
The banking sector perceives the national economic situation slightly better than conditions for carrying out banking business.
Authors: prof. Elżbieta AdamowiczPh. D., Sławomir DudekPh. D., Ewa RatusznyPh. D.,
Konrad WalczykPh. D., Stanisław KluzaPh. D.
 
3. STRATEGIES OF DEVELOPMENT OF MOBILITY SERVICE IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE AGAINST THE BACKGROUND OF GLOBAL CHALLENGES
Local authorities should create urban mobility systems in such a way so as to ensure their inhabitants good access to public services, at the same time protecting public budgets from excessive expenses for roads development, and the urban environment – from degradation.
Authors: ​Izabela GrabowskaPh. D., prof.Magdalena KachniewskaPh. D.,
prof. Wojciech PaprockiPh. D., Michał WolańskiPh. D.
 
4. ECOLOGY (ECO-INNOVATIONS) IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE IN THE FACE OF GLOBAL CHALLENGES
Most CEE countries, especially Member States of the European Union, in their public policies take into account the need of development of eco-innovation to protect the climate.
Authors: Krzysztof KsiężopolskiPh. D., prof. Witold WilińskiPh. D., Paweł BartoszczukPh. D.
 
The highest percentage of elderly people experiencing support gap is reported in countries such as Hungary, Poland, Slovenia or Estonia, characterised by familiarism.
Appropriate actions should be taken to prepare individuals and the society for demographic old age.
Authors: Anita Abramowska-KmonPh. D., prof. Irena E. KotowskaPh. D., Wojciech Łątkowski,
Zofia Szweda-LewandowskaPh. D.
 
Most economies of the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) are still at the stage of Economy 3.0. The only positive exceptions are Estonia and Czech Republic. Enterprises from the rest of the CEE countries, including Poland, only to a small extent engage in the processes of production automation, use of 3D print, big data analysis and use of computing clouds.
In respect of rate of economy innovation, CEE countries are only moderate innovators.
Authors: prof. Andżelika KuźnarPh. D., Joanna ŻukowskaPh. D.
 
7. CURRENT TRENDS IN OPTIMISATION AND TIGHTENING TAX SYSTEMS IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
The stage of development of contemporary taxation systems in Central and Eastern Europe in respect of income tax does not differ significantly from the schemes applied in highly developed European countries. Generally, they are simpler and less strict.
The states which, according to European Commission’s calculations, deal (have been dealing) with the biggest VAT gap, have recently made the biggest efforts to tighten the system.

Authors: prof. Dominik GajewskiPh. D., prof.. Aleksander WernerPh. D.,
Tomasz GrzybowskiPh. D., Piotr KarwatPh. D., Jarosław WierzbickiPh. D.
 
8. LABOUR MARKETS IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE IN THE FACE OF GLOBAL CHALLENGES
Central and Eastern Europe countries do not appreciate the opportunities provided by the development of human capital and labour market potential as a result of lifelong learning. Children, young people and adults in CEE countries often have poorer skills than their counterparts in EU and OECD.
By 2040 the number of the employed in individual Central and Eastern Europe countries will be falling on average faster than in most Western Europe countries.
Authors: prof. Agnieszka Chłoń-DomińczakPh. D., Izabela BuchowiczPh. D.,
prof.
Iga MagdaPh. D., Wojciech Stęchły, Paweł StrzeleckiPh. D., Andrzej Żurawski.
 
9. BEST PRACTICES OF STOCK EXCHANGES OF THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE IN RESPECT OF INSTITUTIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE STIMULATING CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF PUBLICLY LISTED COMPANIES
Among stock exchanges of the Central and Eastern Europe countries, the highest number (i.e. ten) of best practices aimed at stimulating CSR policy has been observed on the markets of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, which is related to the stock exchanges’ membership of a global alliance, the part of which is American NASDAQ.
Slightly less, namely nine, best practices have been identified on the Polish stock exchange.
Authors: prof. Agata AdamskaPh. D., prof. Tomasz DąbrowskiPh. D., Jacek TomaszewskiPh. D.
 
10. CAPITAL OUTLAYS AS A METHOD OF COUNTERACTING CERTAIN TYPES OF EXCLUSION IN THE REGIONS AND COUNTRIES OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
The Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) countries recognise the key role of public institutions, in particular use of financial resources or institutional solutions in reaching sustainable development goals.
Capital outlays as a method of counteracting exclusion is different for each of the listed exclusion types.
Authors: Honorata Nyga-ŁukaszewskaPh. D., prof. Grażyna Wojtkowska-ŁodejPh. D.,
Ewelina Szczech-PietkiewiczPh. D., Ewa CichowiczPh. D.
 
11. SYSTEM OF SUPPORT FOR START-UPS IN THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
Estonia and Poland are the leaders of development of startup support systems in Central and Eastern Europe.
Authors: prof. Rafał KasprzakPh. D., prof. Marcin Wojtysiak-KotlarskiPh. D., Albert TomaszewskiPh. D., Mariusz StrojnyPh. D., Małgorzata GodlewskaPh. D., Anna Masłoń OraczPh. D., Tomasz PilewiczPh. D., Bartosz Majewski, Mirosław Łukasiewicz, Kamil Flig, Michał Gałagus, Arkadiusz Kamiński,
Adrian Michalczuk.
 
12. THE POTENTIAL OF AGRICULTURE IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE IN THE FACE OF GLOBAL CHALLENGES
Agriculture in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) countries has substantial, but relatively poorly used potential. This also means a large potential for export expansion and taking a leading position on the global food market.
Agriculture of the CEE region already has profitable output rate per capita. For example production of meat per capita in the CEE region is 76.7 kg (82.1% of the EU-28 average) and the rate of production of milk per capita is almost 95% of the EU-28 average.
Authors: prof. Stanisław KowalczykPh. D., prof. Roman SobieckiPh. D.
 
 
 
 
 
EDITORS OF SGH REPORT
 
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Professor Hanna Godlewska-Majkowska, Ph. D. Professor of Economics, Head of the Business Environment Unit in the Institute of Enterprise of the Collegium of Business Administration, Full Professor in the Institute of Enterprise at SGH. Currently she holds a post of the Vice Rector for Cooperation with the Environment at SGH Warsaw School of Economics.
Professor Piotr Wachowiak, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of SGH Warsaw School of Economics and the Director of the Institute of Management at SGH. Currently he holds a post of the Vice Rector for Research and Management at SGH Warsaw School of Economics.
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Mariusz Strojny, Ph.D is a Doctor of Economics, Assistant Professor in the Institute of Value Management and a Representative of the Rector for Technology Transfer at SGH Warsaw School of Economics. He is also a Partner in the Patent Office Kluczewska-Strojny. SGH Report scientific editor.
 
Bartosz Majewski the Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer at SGH Warsaw School of Economics and cooperates with the Institute of Management of SGH.
 
 

 SGH Zone

 
 

 3 september (tuesday)

 

​12.00-12.50 Presentation of the SGH Report with participation of rector of SGH, professor Marek Rocki

14.45-15.00 „Local Governments of the future” – discussion with professor Hanna Godlewska-Majkowska, Vice Rector for Outreach. The discussion will be held by Piotr Maślak.

15.05-15.50 „Development of renewable energy and low emission technology in the Central and Eastern Europe” – discussion with Krzysztof Księżopolski, PhD and Katarina Hazuchová. Moderator: Jakub Kajmanowicz – Energetyka 24.

15.55-16.55 Masterchef Live Cooking Show with Masterchef Ola Nguyen.

17.00-17.15 „Tightening the tax system” – discussion with proffesor Dominik Gajewski, Ph. D. The discussion will be held by Piotr Maślak.

17.20-18.05 „Digital tax – a budget opportunity or diplomatic threat”.

Participants:

  • Izabela Leszczyna – the secretary of State of the Ministry of Fiance in 2013-2015.
  • Paweł Trojanek – the chairman of the Board of KIDP O/Mazowiecki.
  • Tomasz Barańczyk – PwC partner.
  • Małgorzata Gień – the director at KPMG.
  • Prof. Dominik Gajewski, Ph. D. – the moderator.

21.30 SGH Economic Award 2019

 

 5 september (thursday)

 

10.40-12.20 Masterchef Live Cooking Show with the Masterchef Ola Nguyen.

12.35-12.50 „The future of capital markets” – discussion with Marek Dietl, the president of the Warsaw Stock Eschange. The discussion will be held by Piotr Maślak.

13.15-13.30 „The fourth industrial revolution and procrastination business” – discussion with prof. Elżbieta Mączyńska, Ph. D., the president of the Polish Economy Society. The discussion will be held by Piotr Maślak.

13.35-14.15 „Economic situation in the Central and Eastern Europe” – presentation of prof. Elżbieta Adamowicz, Ph. D.

14.25-15.25 Masterchef Live Cooking Show with the Masterchef Ola Nguyen.

 
 

 4 september (wednesday)

 

​10.45-11.00 „Challenges facing entrepreneurs” – discuttion with Marcin Chludziński, president of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. The discussion will be held by Piotr Maślak.

11.05-11.20 „ Labour Market Challenges” discuttion with Maciej Witucki, president of Konfederacja Lewiatan. The discussion will be held by Piotr Maślak.

11.30-11.45 „Challenges facing the European Economy” – discuttion with rector of SGH, prof. Marek Rocki. The discussion will be held by Piotr Maślak.

11.55-12.55 „Mobility Systems in the face of revolution” – discuttion with prof. Wojciech Paprocki, Ph. D. The discussion will be held by Piotr Maślak.

13.05-13.20 „Welfare State Institutions Designed for 21st century” – discussion with prof. Marek Góra, P.h.D. The discussion will be held by Piotr Maślak.

13.25-14.05 „Can technology help reduce the effects of ageing in the labour market”

Participants:

  • prof. Agnieszka Chłoń-Domińczak, Ph.D.
  • prof. Elżbieta Mączyńska
  • Dionizy Smoleń – the director at PwC
  • Piotr Maślak – the moderator

14.15-15.15 „Shaping leaders”

Participants:

  • Bartosz Ciołkowski – CEO of Mastercard in Poland.
  • Marta Pszczoła – the director of the Development Department at Santander.
  • Anna Rulkiewicz – the chairman of the Management Board of Lux Med.
  • Irena Pichola – the partner of Deloitte.
  • prof. Rafał Mrówka, Ph. D.rof. Rafał Mrówka, Ph. D.
  • prof. Katarzyna Kreczmańska-Gigol – KGHM
  • Vice Rector for Science and Management, prof. Piotr Wachowiak, Ph.D – the moderator.

17.15-17.30 „What economic policy do we need?” – discussion with prof. Dariusz Rosati. The discussion will be held by Piotr Maślak.

17.35-18.30 A meeting with prof. Dariusz Rosati dedicated to the promotion of his book „Polityka gospodarcza”

18.40-19.55 Masterchef Live Cooking Show with the Masterchef Ola Nguyen.

20.30 Man Of The Year Award 

 

 

 
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Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdrój is organised by the Institute for Eastern Studies, an independent non-governmental organisation committed to promoting dialogue between European countries.
 
Each year, this prestigious conference is attended by high-level representatives of business, politics, academia and NGOs.