SOPOT | 27-29 SEPTEMBER 2017
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Polish Confederation Lewiatan

Polish Confederation Lewiatan is a nation-wide representation of employers to the state and trade unions. Today it is an organization of sector and regional associations of private employers and individual members. Thus in total there are about 4100 companies employing over 1 050 000 workers.

Lewiatan runs its offices in Warsaw and Brussels and employs professionals experienced in a wide range of issues such as: labour relations, macroeconomics, small and medium-sized enterprises sector and the European Union. The confederation participates in social dialogue, taking part in the Social Dialogue Council. Polish Confederation Lewiatan contributes to many international activities and as the only Polish member of BusinessEurope is able to influence regulations at the international level. Henryka Bochniarz, President of Polish Confederation Lewiatan, holds the position of Vice-President of BusinessEurope.



BusinessEurope  is the leading advocate for pro-growth public policy at European level, standing up for companies across the continent and actively campaigning on the issues that most influence their competitiveness. BusinessEurope speaks for all-sized enterprises in 34 European countries, whose national business federations are its direct members. The organisation is also a European social partner, recognised as the continent’s leading business voice.

The current president of BusinessEurope is Ms Emma Marcegaglia, Chairman and CEO of Marcegaglia Holding S.p.A. and of Marcegaglia Investments Srl. The director general is Mr Markus J. Beyrer, who leads the team of advocacy professionals at the BusinessEurope offices in Brussels.


Sopot is a modern resort with traditions. It has gained its magical climate from the very beginning of its existence not only from its unique location on the seacoast as well art nouveau spas and villas but also from an atmosphere of entertainment and elegance that was brought by the famous guests. Sopot managed to maintain its pre-war melancholy while fostering dynamic growth to make it a city with numerous attractions. All of this is thanks to an rich cultural program and new opportunities created by bold investments.

Sopot is not just beautiful beaches and the sea with the longest pier in Europe, but also one of Poland’s most popular promenades, Bohaterów Monte Cassino commonly known as Monciak, picturesque moraine hills and finally numerous parks and trees enveloping the whole town in greenery. Sopot offers over 200 clubs, pubs, discotheques, restaurants, including ones that are famous and legendary.

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