The conference will be attended by heads of governments, ministers, investors, high-level representatives of the private sector and financial institutions. The event will be organised at the unique venue – National Stadium in Warsaw which will be turned from a football pitch into a convention centre for a few days, with 10 conference rooms and more than 100 offices. The organizer on the Polish side is Narodowy Bank Polski.
The EBRD Annual Meeting will be accompanied by the EBRD Business Forum entitled Changing Economies, Changing Lives that will revolve around the profound transformation of the last 25 years – and will cast a probing eye on what the next 25 years will bring. The Forum will provide an outlook on the current global investment situation based on the EBRD annual reports which will be released during the meeting. The participants of the Business Forum will have an opportunity to discuss investments in governance, employment, infrastructure, sustainable development among other themes. The Forum will host such speakers as Aleksander Kwasniewski – former President of Poland, Daniela Bobeva – Deputy Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Djoomart Ortobaev – Deputy Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan, Marek Belka – President of Narodowy Bank Polski, former Prime Minister of Poland, Jan Krzysztof Bielecki – Chairman of the Economic Council of the Prime Minister, former Prime Minister of Poland, Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz – Mayor of Warsaw, former President of Narodowy Bank Polski, Werner Hoyer – President of the European Investment Bank. The programme will provide an opportunity for dialogue between civil society representatives and the EBRD.