February 9th, 2:30-5:30 pm, Hotel Grand Hyatt in Istanbul – First meeting of the Infrastructure and Investment B20 Taskforce
The meeting will accompany an interactive session of G20 finance ministers, their deputies and central bank chairmen which will be held in on February 7-10th in Istanbul. Apart from taskforce meetings, B20 members will also participate in G20 meetings which will also be attended by Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan.
The aim of the event will be outline the priorities and challenges of B20, the issue of the implementation of prior B20 recommendations and suggest new topics to be included in recommendations for G20. The meeting will also be a good occasion to deepen cooperation with Turkish employers.
B20 is an institution associating business representatives, including the International Organization of Employers, preparing recommendations for G20 – an organization of the twenty biggest economies in the world. Employers of Poland are the only Polish business organization in IOE and B20, despite the fact that Poland is not a member of G20.
President Andrzej Malinowski is a member of the Infrastructure and Investment Taskforce, while Vicepresident Janusz Pietkiewicz works in the Human Capital Taskforce, which has now changed its name to Employment Taskforce.
At the General Assembly of the Europe and Central Asia section of IOE which was hosted by Employers of Poland on September 11-12th in Warsaw, the imminent Turkish presidency in G20 was also discussed. Bülent Pirler, Secretary General of the Turkish Confederation of Employers’ Associations presented a Schedule for B20 activities. Increasing the employment rate is one of the issues to which Turkey wants to devote particular attention during its presidency.
More information on B20 is available here: http://b20turkey.org/
February 9th, g. 19, Hotel Sheraton, Warsaw – gala “He who changes Polish industry”
February 11-12th, International conference ”Entrepreneurship in regions to strengthen the European Union competitiveness”, Riga /Jelgava.
On the occasion of the inauguration of the Latvian presidency in the EU Council, the Employers’ Confederation of Latvia, chaired by Vitālijs Gavrilovs and European institutions are organizing a conference on regional entrepreneurship and its contribution to the EU’s growing competitiveness. The conference will be a part of the official inauguration of the presidency and includes a visit in Jelgava and Cēsis.
Discussion will focus on issues impacting on the EU’s competitiveness – further integration of the common market, support for industry and SME’s, workforce mobility and employment in depopulated regions. The role of regional social dialog in supporting entrepreneurs, as well as financial and non-financial support tools for regional and local entrepreneurship will also be discussed.
President Malinowski will attend as a member of the EESC Group I delegate.
February 12th, 6 pm, Canadian Embassy, Matejki Street 1/5, Warsaw
Winter Gala Dinner of the Polish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce
February 12th, 6 pm, The Royal Castle in Warsaw, Grand Hall, Plac Zamkowy 4
XVIth edition of the Aleksander Gieysztor Awards under the honorary patronage of the president of Poland Bronisław Komorowski.