The anniversary was celebrated on November 25 2009 at the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw. Nearly 2 000 representatives of business, politics and science applauded the laureates of the 20th Anniversary Vectors.
20th anniversary Vectors were awarded to Jacek Kuroń (in the „Social Dialog” category), Ryszard Krauze (“Social activity”), the Warsaw Stock Exchange (“Economic Institutions”), Leszek Czarnecki (“Business Success”), “Gazeta Wyborcza” (“Media”), Jan Kulczyk (“Entrepreneur of the last 20 years”). Tadeusz Mazowiecki was honored with the 20th Anniversary Super Vector.
President of Poland Lech Kaczyński presented Confederation members with Knight’s Crosses of the Polonia Restituta Order for “outstanding contributions to the development of the national economy and Polish entrepreneurship”. Andrzej Katulski, Zdzisław Kołutkiewicz, Jan Kos, Edward Ostrowski and Krzysztof Tuczapski were distinguished with Officer’s Crosses.
At the headquarters of the Confederation, Paweł Wypych, Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, awarded Crosses of Merit and Long Service Medals. 20th Anniversary Confederate Awards and Confederate Awards 2009 were also presented.