7th European Financial Congress, Sopot & Gdansk, 5-7 June 2017

Capital, Taxes and International Solidarity in the 21st century

Co-organizers

IBnGR

The Gdańsk Institute for Market Economics (IBnGR) is a non-governmental independent scientific research institution dealing with the economy and government policy.The IBnGR was established in 1989 as a non-profit foundation

by a group of people who had been active in attempts to reform the economic and political system in Poland in the 1980s.The IBnGR is registered in the District Court of Gdańsk in the Register of Associations and Foundations under the KRS number 0000012337.The mission of the IBnGR is to conduct research and formulate useful recommendations for government policy, to provide independent assessments of the economy for the business sector and public opinion.The IBnGR is one of the most prestigious think tanks in Poland. It deals with economic and development issues at the national and international level, combined with a regional perspective.

Warsaw Stock Exchange

Warsaw Stock Exchange is the largest national stock exchange in the CEE and one of the fastest-growing exchanges in Europe. WSE Group offers a wide range of products and services within its trading markets of equity, derivative,

fixed income and structured products; it also distributes market data. WSE is one of the most recognizable Polish financial institutions worldwide.The WSE’s governing bodies are:- the General Meeting,- the Supervisory Board, referred to as the Exchange's Supervisory Board,- the Management Board, referred to as the Exchange's Management Board.The parent entity and the subsidiaries of the Group have two main business lines:- Financial market, which includes trading in equities, derivatives, fixed-income and other instruments, listing, and information services;- Commodity market, which includes trading in electricity and property rights in certificates of origin, operation of a register of certificates of origin, clearing, trade and technical trade operator services.

NDI S.A.

NDI S.A. is a Polish capital-based developer and building contractor.  The Company has its head office in Sopot, and a regular field office in Warsaw.For over 20 years now NDI has organised and pursued investment projects

in the real property and infrastructure markets assuming the roles of the developer, general contractor, investor, or joint investor.  Many a times it has combined the roles too.  The list of completed projects in our portfolio includes such facilities as hotels, offices, including seats of prestigious insurance and banking institutions in Poland, residential estates, and trading outlets.  Our flag project in infrastructure consisted in building 2 sections of the A1 Motorway.  The value of our entire project portfolio exceeds EUR 2.5 BN.We have accumulated know-how and skills and retain the staff of qualified specialists in various disciplines, which enables us to deal with projects on our own using our own resources or subcontractors.  Our track record includes projects pursued independently and in consortia grouping Polish and foreign companies.

Bank Pekao S.A.

Bank Pekao SA has been operating for more than 85 years and is one of the largest financial institutions in Central and Eastern Europe. In terms of capital strength measured as capital adequacy ratio, Bank Pekao is a leader

in Poland and one of the strongest banks at the European level - Pekao Core Tier 1 ratio at the end of the 4th quarter of 2015 is at the level of 17.7%. Rank no. 1 of Bank Pekao in Poland and among the biggest EU banks was confirmed by stress tests and AQR tests.Bank Pekao SA is a leading lender financing economy development and a leader of corporate banking in Poland. As for corporate banking, Bank Pekao was honored three times with Euromoney Magazine awards. Innovative solutions are Bank Pekao’s competive advantage. In 2016 Pekao defended the most innovated bank title, by winning once again “Złoty Bankier” trophy for Financial Innovation. Independent experts recognized multicurrency debit card issued by Pekao as the best innovation in banking sector in 2015. In last year Bank’s PeoPay contactless mobile payments application was recognized as 2014 Financial Innovation. In 2015, Bank was also awarded „Most innovative Bank in CEE & CIS” by EMEA Finance magazine.

European Solidarity Centre

The European Solidarity Center in Gdańsk is the cultural institution whose aim is to promote and spread knowledge about the peaceful victory of Solidarity. Since the opening of the new building in 2014 ECS has been visited

by 1.5 million guests from all over the world. The Center itself has become one of the largest tourist attractions. The ECS is also the only museum in Poland honored with the Council of Europe Museum Prize which has been awarded annually since 1977 to a museum judged to have made a significant contribution to the understanding of European cultural heritage.The heart of the ECS is the permanent exhibition dedicated to the history of solidarity and the changes in Central and Eastern Europe. The interactive exhibition, besides modern spatial forms and multimedia presentations, contains authentic shipyard’s equipment and valuable memorabilia. The ECS is an educational center, a research center, archives, a library and a media center. Finally, it is the public space, a meeting place for citizens who feel responsible for the development of democracy; a zone of solidarity and civic engagement. It is here where film festivals, concerts, international and local events and meetings take place.

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