Tick-tock! The AECM Annual Event in Warsaw is fast approaching!

AECM Annual Event:
Warsaw, 6-8 June 2024

The Twin Transition: Towards a Green and Digital Economy




Venue

SOFITEL WARSAW VICTORIA HOTEL

Królewska 11 street
00-065 Warsaw, Poland
Tel: 0048 22 657 8011
Email: h3378@sofitel.com


Our Great Speakers include:

Roger Havenit

Deputy Chief Executive, European Investment Fund (EIF)

Hans Koning

Chief Industry Specialist Digital Finance, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Lucia Cusmano

Deputy Head of the Division on Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Tourism at the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE), OECD

Jose Fernando Figueiredo

Special Honorary President of AECM with the special mandate for international relations and Founding President of the Global Network of Guarantee Institutions (GNGI)

Astrid Bartels

Head of Unit, Access to Finance, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW), European Commission

Jonathan Denness

Head of Unit, Financial Instruments and International Financial Institutions Relations, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO), European Commission

Sébastien de Brouwer

Deputy CEO at the European Banking Federation (EBF)

Mateusz Walewski

Director of Research and Analysis Department, BGK


Programme

 

Thursday

6 June 2024

 
09:00 – 09:15

Registration

 
09:15 – 12:30

Meeting of the Board of Directors and of the ordinary General Assembly

 
09:15 – 09:45

Board of Directors meeting (part 1)

– for AECM members of the Board only

registration and documents via member area of AECM’s website

 
09:45 – 10:00

Networking break

 
10:00 – 11:30

Meeting of the internal ordinary General Assembly – i. a. election of the Board of Directors
– for AECM members only

 
11:30 – 11:45

Networking break

 
11:45 – 12:30

Board of Directors meeting (part 2) – constitutive meeting – i. a. election of the President of AECM

– for AECM members of the Board only

registration and documents via member area of AECM’s website

 
12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

 
14:00– 18:15

Public session of the General Assembly

Interpretation: EN, FR

 
14:00 – 14:30

Welcome & Opening

  • NN, President of the Management Board, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK), Poland (tbd)
  • NN, President of AECM (tbd)
  • Andrzej Domański, Minister of Finance, Poland (tbc)
  • Tadeusz Białek, President, Polish Bank Association (ZBP) (tbc)
 
14:30 – 14:45

Introductory speech “Supporting SMEs: from the current to the next European Commission”

Merete Clausen, Director Investment, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW), European Commission

 
14:45 – 15:45

Panel 1: Financial ecosystems and key crosscutting issues for SMEs

Moderator: Gerhard Huemer, Director Economic Policy, SMEunited

  • Milena Angelova, Member at European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and SME Envoy, Bulgaria
  • Sébastien de Brouwer, Deputy CEO, European Banking Federation (EBF)
  • Simona Grobelnik, Head of Department, Department for Strategic Development and Legal Affairs, Slovene Enterprise Fund (SEF), Slovenia
 
15:45 – 16:00

Networking break

 
16:00 – 16:15

Introductory speech “EU financial instruments – the EIF’s experiences”

Roger Havenith, Deputy Chief Executive, European Investment Fund (EIF)

 
16:15 – 17:15

Panel 2: Implementing InvestEU – lessons learnt?

Moderator: Elias Jokinen, EU Finance Manager, Finnvera, Finland

  • Antongiulio Marin, Head of Unit, InvestEU implementation, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission
  • Astrid Bartels, Head of Unit, Access to Finance, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW), European Commission
  • Ana Vizcaíno Ochoa, Managing Director, Compañía Española de Reafianzamiento (CERSA), member of CESGAR, Spain
 
17:15 – 18:15

Panel 3: Monitoring and Reporting

Moderator and introductory speaker: Ben Butters, Chief Executive Officer at Eurochambres (tbc)

  • Koen Dierckx, Head of Unit, Budgetary guarantees and risk analysis, Directorate-General for Budget (DG BUDG), European Commission
  • Dorota Denning, Principal Adviser, Regulatory Scrutiny Board (RSB), Secretariat-General, European Commission
  • Bernd Leidner, Managing Partner, LANDT, Germany
  •  
 
18:15

End of the public session

 
19:15 – 19:45

Transport services to the venue of the Gala Dinner

 
20:00 – 02:00

Gala Dinner

 

Friday

7 June 2024

 
08:45 – 09:00

Registration

 
09:00 – 15:30

Annual seminar on “Twin Transition (green and digital)”

Interpretation: EN, FR 

 
09:00– 09:15

Welcome & Opening

  • NN, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK), Poland (tbd)
  • Krzysztof Hetman, Minister of Economic Development and Technology, Poland (tbc)
  • NN, President of AECM (tbd)
 
09:15 – 9:30

Keynote speech: title tbd

  • Hans Koning, Chief Industry Specialist Digital Finance, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
 
9:30 – 10:30

Panel 1: Sustainable development – how can the digital and green transition be combined

Moderator and introductory speaker: Przemysław Kulik, Director of CSR and Sustainability Reporting Office, BGK (tbc)

  • Andrea Bomhoff, Head of Unit, State aid — Financial institutions I, Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP), European Commission 
  • Nikolaos Tritaris, Senior Advisor Green Gateway and Climate and Urban Finance Advisory, European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • Giovanni Zazzerini, Secretary General, INSME – The International Network for SMEs
 
10:30 – 11:00

Networking break

 
11:00 – 11:15

Keynote speech: “The twin transition (digital and green) within the SMEs”

Mateusz Walewski, Director of Research and Analysis Department, BGK

 
11:15 – 11:30

Keynote speech: title tbd

Jun Young Park, Vice President, Korea Federation of Credit Guarantee Foundations (KOREG), Korea

 
11:30 – 12:30

Panel 2: Digitalisation: from global to company level

Moderator: José Fernando Figueiredo, Special Honorary President of AECM with the special mandate for international relations and Founding President of the Global Network of Guarantee Institutions (GNGI)

  • Lucia Cusmano, Acting Head SMEs and Entrepreneurship Division, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, OECD 
  • Seok Kyun (Jason) Park, Senior Deputy Director, Global Cooperation Center, Korea Technology Finance Corporation (KOTEC/KIBO), Korea
  • Christopher Laut, CEO and Founder, Stylefy, Germany and Poland and Philip Reibel, Managing Founder of Frontier Kapital, Germany, of Frontier Fund, Germany, and of FK D8, Indonesia
 
12:30 – 13:00

100th BGK Anniversary

  • Show
  • Video: About BGK
  • Speech: History versus present day of BGK – Radosław Milczarski, BGK’s history promotion expert (tbc)
 
13:00 – 14:00

Networking lunch

 
14:00 –14:15

Keynote speech: Navigating the Path to Growth & Sustainability for SMEs

Ismini Papakirillou, Chief Executive Officer, Hellenic Development Bank (HDB), Greece

 
14:15 –15:00

Keynote speech: tbd

 
15:00 – 15:15

Presentation of and invite to the annual event of AECM in 2025 – save the date: 15 to 17 May 2025

 
15:15 – 15:25

Concluding remarks

  • NN, President of AECM (tbd)
  • NN, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK), Poland (tbd)
 
15:25 – 15:30

Group photo and end of seminar

 
15:30 – 16:00

Networking break 

 

16:00 – 17:40

Annual meeting of the GNGI

– For GNGI members only – NO interpretation provided

 

 

Fees and registration

  • AECM Seminar Fee – Member: EUR 390,00 pp
  • AECM Seminar Fee – Non-Member: EUR 440,00 pp

Leisure programme

Gala dinner:

Belvedere
Restaurant

Thursday 6 June 2024
From h.20:00 – 02:00

Fee: EUR 150,00 pp

One of the most beautiful and interesting points on the culinary map of Poland. It is located in the building of the New Orangery in the Royal Łazienki Park. This unique building is over 150 years old. Like in its early days, it is filled with impressive tropical plants.

Tour:

Saturday 8 June 2024

Fees:

  • Bus tour only: EUR 50,00 pp
  • Museum only: EUR 40,00 pp
  • Combo (Bus tour + Museum): EUR 90,00 pp
  • 10:00 – 12:00:
    Bus tour
  • 12:00 – 14:00:
    Royal Castle museum

Photos

– will be uploaded post-event. Stay tuned!


In case of any questions please contact info@aecm.eu