About the programme
Security times three
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shifted the geopolitical landscape and focused the world’s attention on Central and Eastern Europe. Poland’s commitment to helping Ukraine politically, economically, and militarily as it fights, as well as taking in millions of refugees, have been internationally recognised. The auspicious moment, the economic potential of Poland, and the geostrategic location of the country allow us to create in Krynica-Zdrój the chief political-economic conference across CEE, one that will zero in on three dimensions of the new security architecture: strategic security, energy security, and climate security.
International formats: Korea and Ukraine
The Korean-Polish Forum, an accompanying event, is in the pipeline. Due to co-operation in the atomic energy, defence industry, and other sectors of the economy, representatives of the top Korean companies, interested in forging relationships with businesses in Poland and other Central and Eastern European countries, will receive an invitation. We are going to showcase Korean investors’ projects delivered successfully in Poland so far, and strategic partnerships in the energy and defence sectors. We invited Ukraine’s Ambassador to Poland to co-operate in convening Krynica Forum 2023. As the programme of the Forum thoroughly examines the issues of what outcomes Russian aggression in Ukraine can have, we will make every effort to host Ukrainian stakeholders: representatives of the state and local governments, entrepreneurs, and experts.
The main topics of discussions will be as follows: bleeding-edge war technologies, cybersecurity, the role of NATO in the region, energy sovereignty, atomic energy, supply chains, and the influence of the war on Europe’s stance on climate neutrality.
Against the background of the ongoing war in Ukraine, the discussion panels are also going to tackle such topics as: the consequences of the conflict for international security, the perspectives for rebuilding the country, the need to have international tribunals pass judgment on Russian war crimes, Ukraine’s move to join the EU, and the need to keep supporting the Ukrainian.
On the brink of a new quarter of the century, in the times where war and uncertainty are looming, it is worth having a discussion on what’s ahead. How can the emerging technologies, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing impact the global events and our day-to-day life? What will be the backbone of future economy? What should you invest in during difficult times? The debates will help define the new trends, challenges, and opportunities. We won’t miss the chance to discuss the economic success story of Małopolska – the region where Krynica Forum 2023 is taking place.
Pluralistic debate and eminent experts
Last year’s edition of Krynica Forum saw, apart from people holding the highest of offices, such participants as: Tomasz Siemoniak – Vice-President of the Civic Platform, Władysław Teofil Bartoszewski (Polish People’s Party), Marek Balicki – former Minister of Health in the Democratic Left Alliance, Michał Boni – former Minister of Administration and Digital Affairs in the Civic Platform government. In 2023, the selection of panellists will be just as pluralist. The aim is to create a space for worthwhile conversation with people who advocate diverse points of view.
Representatives of the community of experts have been invited to participate in the panels. The following confirmed their presence: Piotr Ciepiela – partner at EY, a global cyber architecture and emerging technology leader, Prof. Magdalena Gawin – Director of the Pilecki Institute, Prof. Tomasz Grosse – political scientist, sociologist, and European studies specialist, Robert Korzeniowski – four-time Olympic champion, organiser of help for Ukrainian sportspeople, Jakub Kwaśny, PhD – Director of the Cracow School of Business at the CUE in Kraków, Paweł Musiałek – President of the Jagiellonian Club, Mikołaj Oettingen, PhD Eng – lecturer at the Korean KEPCO International Nuclear Graduate School, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Energy and Fuels at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Bolesław Piasecki, PhD – the head of a post-graduate Special Services study at the War Studies University, Jacek Piechota – President of the Polish-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce, Błażej Sajduk, PhD – Department of National Security at the Jagiellonian University, Paweł Skruch, DSc Eng, AGH Prof. – the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering of the AGH in Kraków, and Krzysztof Wojczal – geopolitical analyst.