Poland

Details:

  • Date:  2-4 September 2014
  • Venue: Stary Dom Zdrojowy, Krynica Zdrój, Poland
  • Organizer The Eastern Institute

KPMG experts at the event

  • Andrzej Bernatek
    Partner, Head of Tax Middle Markets Group
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    Partner, Head of Tax Middle Markets Group Over 16 years of experience in tax advisory services, particularly in the area of indirect tax, provided to Polish and foreign companies. He is also experienced in tax advisory in the scope of tax planning, restructuring and mergers & acquisitions. He has participated in numerous tax projects involving Polish acquisitions and investments made by international corporations.

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  • Marek Gajdziński
    Partner, Head of Industry Specialization Program
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    As a part of KPMG, Marek Gajdziński manages audit and advisory projects for clients from various industries. He specializes in providing services for the energy sector, listed companies and for companies planning IPOs. He is a transaction services accredited partner specializing in financial due diligence.

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  • Stacy Ligas
    Partner, Head of Financial Services Audit Group
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    Partner, Head of the KPMG Financial Services Audit Group with broad experience in audit and other assurance services for the largest financial institutions in Poland, including retail and corporate banks, insurance companies, leasing, factoring, asset management organizations and investments funds.

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  • Leszek Wroński
    Partner, Head of Advisory services in KPMG in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe
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    Head of the Advisory Services at KPMG in Poland and CEE. With 20 years experience in designing and implementing IT systems and strategy, he has carried out multiple projects where IT technology has been at the core of change for the operational model of some of the largest companies.

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  • Marcin Dymek
    Director of Financial Services Audit
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    Director, KPMG Financial Services Audit Group, with broad experience in auditing the largest financial institutions in Poland with particular emphasis on insurance companies and investment funds.

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  • Andrzej Kaczmarek
    Director, Head of KPMG China Practice in Poland
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    Prior to becoming the Head of KPMG China Practice in Poland, he held a number of senior managerial positions in public and private companies. In 2005 – 2007 he served as undersecretary of state – deputy minister of economy. He has rich experience in advising Chinese and Polish companies.

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  • Rafał Wiza
    Director in the Audit department, Head of Private Equity
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    Over 14 years experience in audit of stand-alone and consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with Polish, US GAAP and IFRS reporting standards. Rafał has also managed many due diligence projects and projects involving the implementation of group reporting and management accounting systems. Rafał has also cooperated with numerous Private Equity firms in Poland.

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24th Economic Forum in Krynica Zdrój 

KPMG in Poland is proud to once again be partner of the Economic Forum in Krynica Zdrój. The 24th edition of the event will be held on 2-4 September 2014.

 

The Economic Forum in Krynica Zdrój is a meeting of leaders from the world of business and politics in the Central and Eastern Europe region. Participans include presidents, prime ministers, ministers, EU commissioners, parliamentarians and CEOs of some of the largest companies. This year’s edition will be themed, The Post-Crisis World: Time for New Leaders.

24th Economic Forum in Krynica Zdrój

KPMG event at the Forum

Successful Together! The impact of U.S. Investments in Poland.

The premiere of the latest report on 25 years of Polish-American economic relations.

 

September 2nd, 5:10-6:25 PM at Stary Dom Zdrojowy

 

On the first day of the Forum (2.09) KPMG in Poland will participate in a block themed 'Successful Together! The impact of U.S. Investments in Poland'.

 

Stacy Ligas, Partner, Head of Financial Services Audit in KPMG in Poland, will present a KPMG report prepared together with the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) titled, Successful Together! 25 years of Polish-American Business Relations. The report is a summary of current American investment in Poland.

 

After the presentation, a debate will take place with the participation of representatives of Polish and American companies:

 

  • Andrzej Dycha- Deputy Minister of Economy of Poland Poland
  • Stacy Ligas - Partner, Head of Financial Services Audit, KPMG in Poland
  • Patrycja Gołos - Corporate Affairs & Public Policy Director, UPC Polska
  • Monika Morali-Efinowicz - Partner, Managing Director, Advent International
  • Roman Rewald - Board Member, American Chamber of Commerce in Poland
  • Jacek Siwicki - CEO, Enterprise Investors
  • Beata Stelmach - CEO, GE in Poland and Baltics, General Electric Company

 

The business debate will be moderated by journalist and commentator Dorota Warakomska.

 

The debate is dedicated to the topic of American Investment in Poland and its influence on the polish economic transformation. It will coincide with the premier of a report prepared by the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland and KPMG titled, ‘Successful Together! 25 Years of U.S. – Polish Economic Relations’. The goal of the debate will be to convey the significance of American investment and its influence on the Polish economy, as well as to share the experiences of American companies investing in Poland. During the panel, focus will be placed not only on the capital American business has brought to Poland in the last 25 years, but also on the technology and business culture expertise that has come with it. Additionally, the discussion will look at the changes that are currently taking place in area of American investment in Poland which apply to service units and are a key element in building a modern economy.

 

The debate will be transmitted live on kpmg.pl. We invite you to register for the transmission.

KPMG’s participation in the Forum

Lesson Learned: The impact of U.S. Investments in Poland

September 3rd, 10:00 AM at the AmCham Diner.

 

On the second day of the forum, Rafał Wiza, Head of Private Equity, KPMG in Poland, will participate in a debate titled, Lessons Learned: The impact of U.S. Investments in Poland. The aim of the panel is to present the trends of today in American investment in Poland as presented in a report titled Successful Together! 25 Years of U.S. – Polish Economic Relations, prepared by the American Chamber of Commerce and KPMG in Poland. We would like to review the lessons learned from a successful economic transformation and the establishment of a new free market economy in Poland while highlighting the role that American companies have played.

 

Panelists:

 

  • Joanna Bensz, AmCham Board Member; Country Manager, CH2MHill
  • Rafał Wiza, Director, KPMG
  • Sebastian Arana, Managing Director, 3M Poland
  • Anna Jakubowski, Operations Director Poland & Baltics, Coca-Cola
  • Marek Kapuściński, AmCham Board Member; General Manager & Vice President, Procter & Gamble

 

The panel discussion will be moderated by Dorota Warakomska.

 

Join KPMG’s discussion on the topics touched upon during the Economic Forum on twitter.com/KPMGPoland.

 

 

 

 

China - CEE Local Governments’ Cooperation

September 3rd, 3:40 PM

 

Andrzej Kaczmarek, Director, Head of KPMG China Practice in Poland, will participate in a debate titled, China - CEE Local Governments’ Cooperation. He will give a presentation titled, KPMG perspective on China - CEE regional cooperation. The Event will be moderated by Xinyu Li, Director General, The Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC).

 

Other panelists:

 

  • Jianmin Wu, Inspector, Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office, Jiangxi Province, China
  • Xinqiao Yan, Deputy Inspector, Foreign Affairs Office, Hubei Province, China
  • Dawu Xu, Deputy Director-General, Lanzhou New District, Gansu Province, China
  • Jun Li, Secretary General, Shanxi office of CPAFFC, Shanxi Province, China
  • Przemyslaw Andrzejak, President, Lodz Regional Development Agency, Poland
  • Stanisław Sorys, Member of the Board of the Malopolska Region
  • Inese Sulzanoka, Head of the Representative Office in Poland, Investment and Development Agency, Latvia

 

The starting point for the debate will be the thesis that the countries of Eastern Europe, as a gateway to Europe, have great potential for the development of relations with Chinese regions and cities. Session participants will consider how Middle and Eastern Europe can work together to strengthen cooperation in the field of agriculture, industry, healthcare, ecology and environmental protection, care in old age, etc.

 

An additional initiative, which will be attended by Andrzej Kaczmarek is the VII Investment Forum in Tarnów, in which the local government will hold a meeting with representatives of Poland, China and Ukraine. Its purpose will be to enable the exchange of experience in key areas such as social policy and health, agriculture and environmental protection. Participants will present, among other things, realized investment projects, their funding and implementation.

 

Join KPMG’s discussion on the topics touched upon during the Economic Forum on twitter.com/KPMGPoland.

 

Registration

Sign up for the online transmission of the KPMG debate, 'Successful Together! The impact of U.S. Investments in Poland' on our registration form.

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