20 April 2017 - 09:00
20 April 2017 - 18:00
20 April 2017
Warsaw Marriott Hotel, Al. Jerozolimskie 65/79, Warsaw
The conference is an official event of the meeting ‘Polish-Ukrainian Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation’ which will be held on April 21, 2017. The event will be chaired by Deputy Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki and Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv. ‘Industrial Defence & Energy Summit. Europe meets Ukraine 2017’ is organised under the honorary patronage of the Ministry of Development, Ministry of Energy, National Security Bureau. The partners of the conference are Industrial Development Agency and NATO Headquarters.
Economic and industrial cooperation on international level should not be only a domain of private sector and large transnational companies – it should be viewed as raison d’état and a challenge for world’s policymakers. ‘Industrial Defence & Energy Summit. Europe meets Ukraine 2017’ is an undertaking which aims for the development of political and industrial cooperation on international level.
The first edition is devoted to Ukraine – a country of enormous potential, which has a lot to offer to the West and especially its partners in Central Europe. Cooperation of armament industries and their development in the Central and Eastern Europe region (CEE), as well as issues related to energy security, which evolves into ever more important aspect of the global security architecture, shall be disputed at the conference. Military representatives, decision-makers, high level administration figures and experts from around the world will debate on how to foster bilateral cooperation between states and non-state actors in the industrial field.
One of Poland’s foreign policy priorities is to build the best possible relations with neighbouring countries. Ukraine deserves special attention in this context. A nation, which once had been conceded to the Soviet sphere of influence, tormented with its internal corruption-related problems, was not capable of persuading the West, that it is, in fact, a valuable political and economic partner. After the events of Maidan and the change of the regime, Ukrainians turned towards the West, striving to free themselves from imposed dependence. New government, having the support and determination of Ukrainians, did not diverge from the path chosen by its people, even in the face of the illegal annexation of Crimea and the war on its eastern borders. ‘Industrial Defence & Energy Summit. Europe meets Ukraine 2017’ will constitute the next step towards broadening the scope of cooperation between the European Union’s member states and its key Eastern neighbour – Ukraine.