Invitation for the conference “Future of Europe Forum”

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The Warsaw Enterprise Institute, the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers, and the Heritage Foundation cordially invite you to the international conference “Future of Europe Forum, which will be held on March 19, 2024, in Warsaw in the building of the Central Agricultural Library.

Prominent figures from the United States and Europe will attend the conference. In our view, this is a special moment to address, together with the most influential conservative foundation, topics that will be in the spotlight ahead of both the European Parliament elections and the presidential elections in the United States.

The event will be entirely in English. The event is free to attend. Registration is HERE.

 

Program:

9:00 – The opening of the conference

  • Tomasz Wróblewski, President of the Warsaw Enterprise Institute

9:15–9:45 Keynote speech

  • Liz Truss, former Prime Minister of The United Kingdom 

 9:45–11:00 Migration/Demography: A wall is not enough. Long-term migration policy strategy

  • Introductory remarks: James Carafano, Senior Counselor to the President for International Engagement and E.W. Richardson Fellow at The Heritage Foundation

 Discussion:

  • Edyta Hołdyńska, Journalist and Publicist, Former vice consul in Washington, moderator
  • Barbara Socha, Politician, Manager, demography expert, former Undersecretary of State, Government Plenipotentiary for Demographic Policy at the Ministry of Family and Social Policy (2019-2023)
  • Jan Surotchak, Senior Advisor, Transatlantic Strategy at International Republican Institute
  • Luca Franchetti Pardo, Ambassador of Italy to Poland
  • Wojciech Bakun, Mayor of the city Przemyśl

11:00–11:15 Coffee break 

11:15–12:30 China: What’s in Europe’s Best Interest?

  • Dr Jacek Raubo, Head of the Defence24, Group analysis unit, analyst, and academic lecturer, moderator
  • Steve Yates, Senior Fellow and Chair, China Policy at Initiative America First Policy Institute
  • Sigita Struberga, Secretary General at Latvian Transatlantic Organization (LATO)
  • Nathan Levine, Danube Institute Visiting Fellow, Heritage Foundation Visiting Fellow, freelance analyst, author, and commentator
  • Patrycja Pendrakowska, Founder and vice president of the Boym Institute and analyst of China’s foreign policy and economy

12:30–13:15 Lunch

13:15–13:30 Keynote speech 

  • John O’Sullivan, President and founder of the Danube Institute

13:30–14:30 Infrastructure: Infrastructural resilience in the context of security challenges

  • Mikołaj Wild, CEO Solidarity Transport Hub Poland (CPK), moderator
  • Aaron Korewa, Director, Atlantic Council Warsaw Office
  • Eric Hontz, Director, Center for Accountable Investment
  • Paweł Dobrowolski, Chief Economist at the Polish Development Fund
  • Marcin Roszkowski, Chairman of the Board Jagiellonian Institute

14:30–15:45 Economy: Death by regulation? How to save Europe, solve global issues, and not destroy the economy

  • Sebastian Stodolak, Vice President of the Warsaw Enterprise Institute, moderator
  • Marcin Nowacki, Vice President of the Union of Employers and Entrepreneurs
  • Javier Fernández-Lasquetty, Vice President of FIL Fundación Internacional para la Libertad, The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin M. Sass Economic Freedom Award 2023
  • Paweł Poncyljusz, Former Member of the Polish Parliament, Currently working in the Defense Committee and Treasury Committee 
  • Péter Törcsi, Deputy Director General of the Center for Fundamental Rights and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Oeconomus Economic Research Foundation

15:45–16:00 Keynote speech

  • prof. Andrzej Nowak, polish historian, writer, publicist

16:00–16:45 Future of Transatlantic Relations (remarks of individual speakers)

  • Łukasz Jasina, former Spokesperson of Polish MFA, a specialist on Ukraine and international politics, Diplomat, and commentator, moderator
  • Chris DeMuth, Distinguished Fellow in American Thought at The Heritage Foundation
  • Jacek Saryusz-Wolski, Member of the European Parliament, member of the Polish Law and Justice (PiS) delegation, and former Vice-President of the European Parliament

16:45–17:30 Weaponization of the Word  (remarks by individual speakers)

  • Tomasz Wróblewski, President of the Warsaw Enterprise Institute, moderator
  • James Carafano, Senior Counselor to the President for International Engagement and E.W. Richardson Fellow at The Heritage Foundation
  • Rafał Ziemkiewicz, Polish writer and journalist

 

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