Young Entrepreneurs

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS & STARTUPS SUMMIT 2016

during 

the 6th European Congress of Small and Medium-Size Enterprises in Katowice

 

Young Entrepreneurs & Startups Summit during the 6th European Congress of Small and Medium-Size Enterprises in Katowice, Poland will bring together representatives of young entrepreneurs, opinion makers as well as start-up founders, investors and executives from across Europe. Discussions will focus on the situation and prospects of the development of young business nationally and internationallyThe ECSME brings thousands of entrepreneurs to Katowice each year, making it the largest event for SME’s in Europe.   

 

AGENDA

10th OCTOBER 2016

14:00 – 14:15, Room no.8

OFFICIAL OPENING OF YES SUMMIT 2016

Invited Experts (in alphabetical order):

  • Elżbieta Bieńkowska, SME EU Commissionaire
  • Luca Donelli, President of YES for Europe
  • Janusz Dramski, President of Young Entrepreneurs Forum of Poland
  • Marcin Krupa, President of Katowice
14:15 – 16:00, Room no. 8

PANEL SESSION “POLAND IN G20? THE BEIJING DECLARATION OF YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS”

Moderator: Marta Bellon, journalist, Business Insider Polska

Invited Experts (in alphabetical order):

  • Luca G. Donelli, President at YES for Europe, European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs in Brussels,
  • Przemysław Grzywa, Vice-President of the Young Entrepreneurs Forum at the Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Katowice,
  • Mariusz Haładyj, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Development,
  • Tomasz Kierzkowski, Director, Office of European Union Funds and Public Programs at Pekao S.A.,
  • Julia-Krysztofiak-Szopa, CEO, Startup Poland,
  • Chandrakant Salunkhe, President of the SME Chamber of India,

Topics:

  • Conclusions of the Young Entrepreneur’s Declaration signed during the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit in Beijing held in September 2016.
  • Acquiring skills and knowledge in the area of entrepreneurship.
  • Supporting new businesses.
  • Global scaling.
  • Solutions for Poland.
  • Young Entrepreneurs in the European Union.

11TH OCTOBER 2016

9:00 – 11:00, Room no. 8

PANEL SESSION “SHARING ECONOMY IN POLAND, EUROPIE AND IN THE WORLD”

Moderator: Łukasz Zgiep, lecturer at SGGW in Warszawie

Invited Experts (in alphabetical order):

  • Michał Kaczmarek, Co-founder, SirLocal
  • Piotr Kowalski, PR Manager, JadeZabiore
  • Bartosz Kwiatkowski, Public Policy Manager, PwC Polska
  • Michał Pawelec, Country Manage Poland, BlaBlaCar
  • Piotr Sacha, Founder, iParkomat.pl
  • Kacper Winiarczyk, General Manager, Uber
  • Sofia Gkiousou, Public Policy, Airbnb UK

Topics:

  • Are the directives of the European Commission related to the sharing economy services in compliance with the business reality based on the idea of sharing economy?
  • Is sharing economy a real threat to many professions, or quite the contrary – a chance for many Poles to be professionally activated or to change their jobs?
  • The social phenomenon of sharing economy – what explains the rapid development of the area of collaborative economy?
  • What are the areas of use of the collaborative economy?
  • Share with others, but with … the Revenue Office? How to regulate the questions of taxation of platforms of the sharing economy model?
  • The future of the collaborative economy in Poland and in the world – how may this trend be developed?
11:30 – 13:30, Room no. 8

PANEL SESSION “FREELANCING – THE THIRD WAY TO GET TO THE LABOUR MARKET”

Invited Experts (in alphabetical order):

  • Karolina Chrostek, President of the Board at School of New Media, CEO at Punkt Krytyczny [Critical Point],
  • Janusz Dramski, Manager Business Link Katowice,
  • Tomasz Jodłowski, artist, photographer, freelancer,
  • Mateusz Maik, Director at the Academic Incubator for Entrepreneurship, 
  • Laurentiu Plosceanu, Member of the European Social and Economic Committee,
  • Dr Małgorzata Skrzek – Lubasińska, Assistant at the Institute for Market Analysis, Institute for Markets and Competition of SGH Warsaw School of Economics, President of the Association for Self-employment,
  • Grażyna Walasz, District Labour Office in Katowice,
  • Paulina Zarychta – Lichota, Director at the Department of Development of Entrepreneurship and Innovation of the Polish Agency for Development of Entrepreneurship.

Topics:

  • An irreversible process or a temporary turn? – the representation of the phenomenon in Poland and in Europe.
  • Deadline in slippers – what do the employed expect, what are the employers afraid of?
  • Open arms vs. barriers – the branch profile of freelancing.
  • By clicking and by order of – where challenge meets potential.
  • From couch to the world – technological possibilities and the global labor market.
14:00 – 16:00, Room no. 8

PANEL SESSION “YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS IN CITIES’ STRATEGIES”

Moderator: Grzegorz Kiszluk, editor-in-chief, BRIEF magazine

Invited Experts (in alphabetical order):

  • Ewa Fudali-Bondel, Head at the Office of City Development and Investor Service in the Dąbrowa Górnicza City Hall,
  • Janusz Dramski, Vice-President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Katowice,
  • Kordian Kolbiarz, Mayor of Nysa,
  • Carsten Lexa, Chairman, G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Germany,
  • Mateusz Skowroński, Head of the Department for Investor Affairs of the Katowice City Hall,
  • Anna Walkowska, Director of Startup & Acceleration Program, Polish- American Chamber of Commerce of Nevada.

Topics:

  • Cooperation between city and business
  • Key competencies of the region
  • The role of institutions of business environment in co-creation o friendly conditions to the development of young businesses
  • Friendly public administration
  • Development strategies of young entrepreneurship in cities.

12TH OCTOBER 2016

9:00 – 11:00, Room B

The Academy of Marketing and Sales – part I “The power of social media, that is how to make use of the potentials of social media in the development of your enterprise?”

Invited Expert: Adrian Gamoń, CEO Social Frame

Topics: 

  • Social media as a tool to attract new customers – how to create a committed community around your brand?
  • Your customer in social media – how to talk to them? – good practice of successful communication with the use of Internet monitoring.
  • How to match the types of social media and content to the communicative actions for SME?
11:30 – 13:30, Room B

The Academy of Marketing and Sales – part II “Good content” – means what content? Content marketing in service of increasing sales”

Invited Expert: Grzegorz Miłkowski, CEO Content House

Topics:

  • What communicative channels should one choose and how to effectively focus one’s attention on the company
  • How “good content” influences the ratings in search engines and how to sell by means of the search engines.
  • E-mail marketing in service of Content marketing – how to do it well?
14:00 – 16:00, Room B

The Academy of Marketing and Sales – part III “E-commerce – how to effectively increase sales on the Internet?

Invited Expert: Katarzyna Ryfka-Cygan, Owner & Trainer EcoMotive

Topics:

  • Product personalization – a new trend in e-commerce.Implementing the product strategy and its connections with other elements of the marketing mix.
  • How to build a prosperous e-commerce platform?
  • Better efficiency of the web page – how to increase the conversion rate.

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Media Patronage of YES Summit

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Supporting Organizations of YES Summit

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