Registration is open until May 13, 2021

11:00 - 13:00

Visits & meetings - industry, science & culture

It is a tradition that the MBA Congress begins with Company Visits, i.e. visits to companies located in the vicinity of Krakow. This year's participants of the Congress will also have the opportunity to listen and see how the visited enterprises operate on a daily basis, but entirely in a virtual formula. Study visits are an ideal opportunity to learn about the processes and secrets of success of dynamically developing companies in the region.

13:00 - 13:30

Break

13:30 - 13:45

Ceremonial opening of the Congress

  • Prof. UEK dr hab. Stanisław Mazur - Rector of the Cracow University of Economics
  • Prof. UEK dr hab. Piotr Buła – CUE Vice-Rector for Projects and Cooperation
  • Dr Piotr Sedlak – Director of Cracow School of Business CUE

13:45 - 15:00

Keynote Speakers

Two different companies. Two different stories. One common factor - SUCCESS!

  • Keynote Speaker I (in English): Wiesław Żyznowski – President of Mercator Medical S.A.

  • Keynote Speaker II (in English): Zbigniew Woźnowski – President and Co-Founder of Reality Games

15:00 - 15:10

Break

15:10 - 16:40

PANEL I (in English): Business Resilience

During this Panel, you will learn about the history of companies that were put to the test by the pandemic. You will learn stories about resilience and what can be successful in such unfavorable conditions

  • Max Dudhia – President of Maylane Polska Entertainment Ltd.
  • Dorota Wydymus – Board Representative for Investment and Business Development, Kraków Airport Hotel Sp. z o. o.
  • Maciej Socha - Founder and President of Manifold Ltd.
  • Anna Kornecka - Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Development, Labor and Technology
  • Moderator - Dr Piotr Sedlak

16:40 - 17:00

Break

17:00 - 18:30

PANEL II (in English): Growth acceleration

The past year has exposed companies to unprecedented disruption, shifts and challenges. In this panel we will have an opportunity to discuss the fast-track adaptation strategies and lessons learnt along the way from the perspective of three very different industries. We will also debate if and how the experiences of the past year can contribute to optimistic short-term scenarios and future long-term growth.

  • Tomasz Żurek – Member of the Board, Risk Operational Services and Control Head, UBS
  • Piotr Koszek – Associate Director, Accenture
  • Anna Grabowska – Vice-President of the Management Board of Żabka Polska
  • Moderator - Dr Agnieszka Żur

20:00

KSB Networking Night & Charity auction

The Congress is, above all, an opportunity for free talks, establishing business contacts, discussing both the contemporary world and future development plans. The event closing the first day of the Congress is KSB Networking Night combined with a charity auction.