EFNI -10thEdition
 20-22 October 2021

Sopot, Hotel Radisson Blu

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What is the European Forum for New Ideas?

The European Forum for New Ideas is one of the largest conferences in this part of the continent, dedicated to global trends, new ideas and the future of Europe. Business representatives, charismatic speakers, leaders and policy-makers as well as authorities from the world of culture and science discuss the most important challenges for business and societies in a changing world, global trends and the future shape of the European Union during dozens of events, panel discussions, open meetings, counterpoints or night owl discussions. Every year, the Forum gathers over a thousand participants – representatives of the world of business, science, culture and administration, Polish and European alike. The European Forum for New Ideas has been organised since 2011 by the Polish Confederation Lewiatan in cooperation with BusinessEurope and the city of Sopot.

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PREVIOUS EFNI GUESTS

During its nine editions to date, the Forum has attracted almost 10 thousand attendees and more than 1,500 panellists. EFNI guests include i.a.:
Danuta Hübner
Benjamin Barber
José Manuel Barroso
Zygmunt Bauman
Zbigniew Brzeziński
Norman Davies
George Friedman
Michaił Gorbaczow

PANELISTS 2021

Henryka BOCHNIARZ
Chair of the General Council of the Polish Confederation Lewiatan
Henryka BOCHNIARZ
Chair of the General Council of the Polish Confederation Lewiatan
Friday, October 22, 202117:30 - 18:00EFNI 2021 CLOSING CEREMONY PROCLAMATION OF THE SOPOT DECLARATION
Jerzy BUZEK
Chair of the EFNI Programme Council
Jerzy BUZEK
Chair of the EFNI Programme Council
Friday, October 22, 202117:30 - 18:00EFNI 2021 CLOSING CEREMONY PROCLAMATION OF THE SOPOT DECLARATION
Jacek KARNOWSKI
Mayor of Sopot
Jacek KARNOWSKI
Mayor of Sopot
Friday, October 22, 202117:30 - 18:00EFNI 2021 CLOSING CEREMONY PROCLAMATION OF THE SOPOT DECLARATION
Maciej WITUCKI
President of the Polish Confederation Lewiatan
Maciej WITUCKI
President of the Polish Confederation Lewiatan
Prezydent Konfederacji Lewiatan

Od czerwca 2019 r. pełni funkcję prezydenta Konfederacji Lewiatan, a w latach 2006-2019 był wiceprezydentem organizacji. Wiceprzewodniczący, Członek Prezydium Rady Dialogu Społecznego. Jest przewodniczącym Rady Programowej Polskiego Forum Obywatelskiego, członkiem Rady Dyrektorów Atlantic Council of the United States oraz członkiem Zarządu Fundacji Centrum im. Bronisława Geremka.

Friday, October 22, 202117:30 - 18:00EFNI 2021 CLOSING CEREMONY PROCLAMATION OF THE SOPOT DECLARATION
Markus BEYRER
Director General, BUSINESSEUROPE
Markus BEYRER
Director General, BUSINESSEUROPE

Markus J. Beyrer has been Director General of BUSINESSEUROPE since late 2012.

Prior to this he held the positions of CEO of the Austrian Industry Holding ÖIAG, Director General of the Federation of Austrian Industries (IV) and Director for Economic Affairs of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber. Before this he served as Chief Economic Advisor to the Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria, Dr. Wolfgang Schüssel.

Friday, October 22, 202117:30 - 18:00EFNI 2021 CLOSING CEREMONY PROCLAMATION OF THE SOPOT DECLARATION
Mieczysław STRUK
Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship
Mieczysław STRUK
Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship
Friday, October 22, 202117:30 - 18:00EFNI 2021 CLOSING CEREMONY PROCLAMATION OF THE SOPOT DECLARATION