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.
The idea behind the first edition of EFNI was to devise a platform for exchanging thoughts and concepts intended to improve the environment in which we live and carry out business.
Only by observing trends closely can we react quickly, proactively and constructively to shape the future of our continent.
The intellectual melting pot of business leaders with participants representing the world of politics, science, culture, NGOs and the media is intended to inspire entrepreneurs and make it possible to build a common voice of business in the debate on the future of Poland and Europe.
During the Forum, we look for answers to new global challenges, discuss changes taking place in the world and propose constructive solutions.
We share knowledge and define new ideas that are changing Europe, its societies and business. We create an opportunity for networking and establishing business relations with representatives of companies from different countries.
35 members of the EFNI Programme Council ensure that the European Forum for New Ideas represents a high level of subject-matter expertise. The Council is composed of outstanding personalities from the world of economy, politics, science and culture, indisputable authorities in their fields, leaders shaping the future of Poland and Europe. They help us to identify the main challenges facing the European economy and support us in defining the directions of the Forum’s development and in selecting the themes for each edition.