Thursday, November 21, 2013 (auditorium VII, main building of the Warsaw School of Economics)
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Opening speech by Mr. Filip Grzegorzewski, Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Poland
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Session I: EU – China political and economic relations in the aftermath of the global economic crisis: strategic perspective
The EU is entering a new phase in which the recently taken economic reforms are beginning to bear real fruits. Economic forecasts predict re-emergence of growth in EU27 for the years to come. However Europe is still far from being safe from economic turbulences. On the other side of the globe, after a slight slowdown, China re-enters on previous growth-path. With further dynamic economic development and modernisation of its economy, China begins to face serious structural and social problems. This panel is to shed light on several interactions between two partners in the next years. Taking into account the position of EU and China in the world economy and world politics, it’s obvious that the future of bilateral relations is important not only for both partners but also for the stability and prosperity of global order. How can the EU and China arrange their relations in order to cope with emerging economic problems? How can they cooperate in the future to extend the mutual advantages? What will be the role of EU and China within the broad economic landscape of the world economy?
Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Adam BUDNIKOWSKI, Warsaw School of Economics, Dean of the Collegium of World Economy and Director of Institute of International Economics
Prof. Dr. Roman KUŹNIAR, Advisor to the President of Poland
Dr. Ewa SYNOWIEC, Head of the European Commission Representation in Poland
Prof. Dr. SONG Xinning, Renmin University
Mr. Antonio PARENTI, Deputy of the Head of the Far East Unit, DG Trade, European Commission
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Session II. EU - China business perspectives – towards win-win solution
Having analysed mutual trade relations from the business perspective it is easy to notice a number of trade barriers and other obstacles. These barriers have not only a negative impact on business activity, but also cause clashes at the political level. The panel will deal with main problems facing the EU – China business relations. Fundamental question concerning how to overcome trade barriers will be addressed. In other words, panelists will try to search for an answer what kind of solutions should be adopted at the macro- and micro level in order to facilitate business development, towards a win-win situation for both partners?
Session Chair: Mr. Sławomir MAJMAN, President of the Polish Agency of Information and Foreign Investment
Mr. Ma CHANGLIN, Economic and Commercial Counsellor, Embassy of the People´s Republic of China to the Republic of Poland (to be confirmed)
Mr. Marcin NIEWDANA, President of Board, LOTOS Oil S.A.
Mr. Jin NING, Vice General Manager, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Europe) S.A. Poland Brand
Mr. Andrzej PIECZONKA, First Counsellor, Director of Trade and Investment Promotion Section, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Shanghai
4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
4:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Session III. International trade relations – what kind of role for China and EU
Beside the US, both the EU and China are the biggest global trading partners. They are also highly interdependent economies, which was perfectly visible during the recent economic crisis. The crisis also had its effect on the partners’ attitude towards global economy, resulting in a rise of protectionism. The panel is to discuss potential changes in bilateral trade agenda. There are still a number of issues that need to be resolved in order to mitigate protectionism threats and to expand trade as a countermeasure to global economic downturn. Will EU and China be able to remove all obstacles on the road to freer trade? Is EU ready for higher activity of Chinese corporations on its territory? Is China a threat or a chance for EU economic competitiveness?
Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Elżbieta KAWECKA-WYRZYKOWSKA, Warsaw School of Economics, Collegium of World Economy
Prof. Dr. FAN Ying, China Foreign Affairs University „An analysis on China’ODI to EU: Performance and Challenges”,
Prof. Dr. CHEN Xin, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences “Trade conflicts between EU and China: Are There Any Solutions to Solve Them?”
Dr. Niall DUGGAN, Göttingen University „China's role in global financial crisis”
Prof. Dr. Guenter HEIDUK, Warsaw School of Economics „China's changing competitiveness in international trade - Implications for the EU”
Conference dinner (upon invitation)
Friday, November 22, 2013 (room 152, main building of the Warsaw School of Economics)
9.30 a.m. – 12.a.m.
Papers to be presented by Ph.D. students
Session Chair: Prof. Dr Kazimierz STARZYK, Warsaw School of Economics, Collegium of World Economy
Mr. Grechyn, Viktor V.; National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, (Ukraine), Trade balance deficit as the inevitable consequence of reserve currency adoption (comparison of the EMU and US cases)
Mr. In der Heiden, Peter Thomas; Mercator School of Management, University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany), Industrial policy guidance for international trade of steel products in China
Ms. McCaleb, Agnieszka; Warsaw School of Economics (Poland); The role of home country institutions in internationalization of Japanese, Korean and Chinese MNCs
Mr. Skrzek, Michał; Warsaw School of Economics (Poland), Upgrading in global value chains through foreign direct investment: case of Chinese automotive industry
Mr. Wojciechowski, Michał; Warsaw School of Economics (Poland), Chinese Economy During Crisis Period of 2008-2012 in Comparison to Brazil, Russia and India