27-28 October 2021

Live event at Warsaw Stock Exchange
Registration for live event closes on October 26 at 18:00 Minsk time
Forum goals
Unite
Belarusian business diaspora and create opportunities for networking
Continue dialog
with officials of Poland and the EU on how they can support Belarusian business
Showcase
the potential of Belarusian business for the European economy and for Belarus after Lukashenko
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Keynote speaker
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
Leader of democratic Belarus
Speakers - Day 1
Dr. Marek Dietl
CEO of Warsaw Stock Exchange
Maciej Popowski
Acting Director-General of Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) of the European Commission
Dirk Schuebel
Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Belarus
Małgorzata Kosiura-Kaźmierska
Director of the Eastern Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland
Marcin Nowacki
Vice-President of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers (ZPP)
Katarzyna Kacperczyk
Director of Center for International Cooperation at Warsaw School of Economics, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland
Konrad Pawlik
Deputy Director of the Department of Economic Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Monika Grzelak
Deputy Director of the Centre for Strategic Investments of Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH)
Luca Carapelli
Project Manager at the EU Delegation to Belarus
Bogusława Rudecka
Senior Consultant at Centre for Strategic Investments of Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH)
Alan Flowers
Chairperson of Anglo-Belarusian Society (UK); coordinator of British Council Creative Spark Projects; ABBA partner
Maciej Falkowski
Head of Bilateral Economic Cooperation Unit, Department for Trade and International Cooperation, Ministry of Development and Technology
Franak Viačorka
Senior Advisor to Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
Aleś Alachnovič
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s Representative on Economic Reforms, Vice-President of CASE Belarus

Iryna Sazanovich
Member of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s Economic Team, ABBA team member
Mikalai Prakofyeu
Vice-President of ABBA; Member of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s Economic Team
Forum Program - Day 1
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
12:30 – 13:00
12:30 – 13:00
Registration
13:00 – 13:20
13:00 – 13:20
Opening of the Forum
Dr. Marek Dietl, CEO of Warsaw Stock Exchange
Aleś Alachnovič, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s Representative on Economic Reforms; Vice-President of CASE Belarus
Mikalai Prakofyeu, Vice-President of ABBA; Member of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s Economic Team
13:20 – 13:30
13:20 – 13:30
Keynote speech by Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Leader of democratic Belarus
13:30 – 15:00
13:30 – 15:00
Section 1. EU economic support for Belarus
Maciej Popowski, Acting Director-General of Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) of the European Commission
Dirk Schuebel, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Belarus
Małgorzata Kosiura-Kaźmierska, Director of the Eastern Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland
Aleś Alachnovič, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s Representative on Economic Reforms
Moderator: Franak Viačorka, Senior Advisor to Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
15:00 – 15:30
15:00 – 15:30
Coffee break
15:30 – 17:00
15:30 – 17:00
Section 2. Poland’s economic support for Belarus
Konrad Pawlik, Deputy Director of the Department of Economic Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland
Maciej Falkowski, Head of Bilateral Economic Cooperation Unit, Department for Trade and International Cooperation, Ministry of Development and Technology
Bogusława Rudecka, Senior Consultant at Centre for Strategic Investments of Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH)
Marcin Nowacki, Vice-President of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers (ZPP)
Moderator: Iryna Sazanovich, Member of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s Economic Team, ABBA team member
17:00 – 18:00
17:00 – 18:00
Section 3. Support to Belarusian business abroad
Luca Carapelli, Project Manager at the EU Delegation to Belarus
Katarzyna Kacperczyk, Director of Center for International Cooperation at Warsaw School of Economics, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland
Monika Grzelak, Deputy Director of the Centre for Strategic Investments of Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH)
Alan Flowers, Chairperson of Anglo-Belarusian Society (UK); coordinator of British Council Creative Spark Projects; ABBA partner
Moderator: Mikalai Prakofyeu, Vice-President of ABBA
18:00 – 21:00
18:00 – 21:00
Networking in Świetlica Wolności (Nowy Świat 6/12)
Speakers - Day 2
Vadim Prokopyev
Public figure, businessman, creator of Youtube channel "Radio Hague"
Alina Koushyk
Co-founder of Centre of the Belarusian Solidarity, anchor at Belsat
Pavel Liber
Co-founder of Golos Platform
Anna Matsiyeuskaya
Business Lawyer at WKB Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr sp.j.
Stanislau Stesik
President of employment agency Hanza HR
Irena Rałowiec
Migration Consultant at Belarusian Solidarity Centrum
Yaraslau Kot
Founder of BelGameDev, Former Regional Coordinator for Eastern Europe and Asia of International Game Developers Association
Albina Stroganova
Psychologist
Andrii Romanchuk
Lawyer & Partner at EUCON, Board Member of Association of Ukrainian Business in Poland
Daria Bambalina
Founder of Dash My Buttons! brand and Stretchigirl studio
Yauheni Bury
President of ABBA, Member of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s Economic Team
Natallia Krasko
Management Consultant
Forum Program - Day 2
Thursday, October 28, 2021
12:30 – 13:00
12:30 – 13:00
Registration
13:00 – 14:15
13:00 – 14:15
Section 1. Successful Belarusian businesspeople in Poland
Stanislau Stesik, President of employment agency Hanza HR
Yaraslau Kot, PhD, Founder of BelGameDev, Former Regional Coordinator for Eastern Europe and Asia of International Game Developers Association
Daria Bambalina, founder of Dash My Buttons! brand and Stretchigirl studio
Alina Koushyk, Co-founder of Centre of the Belarusian Solidarity, anchor at Belsat
Moderator: Yauheni Bury, President of ABBA
14:15 – 14:35
14:15 – 14:35
Is it possible to run a business in Belarus and remain a decent person?
Vadim Prokopyev, Public figure, businessman, creator of Youtube channel "Radio Hague"
14:35 – 14:55
14:35 – 14:55
How to create a digital future for Belarus and keep Belarus people united all over the globe
Pavel Liber, Co-founder of Golos Platform
14:55 – 15:40
14:55 – 15:40
Announcement of Support program of ABBA
Yauheni Bury, President of ABBA
Mikalai Prakofyeu, Vice-President of ABBA
Iryna Sazanovich, ABBA team member
15:40 – 16:10
15:40 – 16:10
Coffee break
16:10 – 17:40
16:10 – 17:40
Section 2. Legal, Immigration and Psychological aspects of doing business in Poland
Anna Matsiyeuskaya, Business Lawyer, WKB Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr
Irena Rałowiec, Migration consultant of Centre of the Belarusian Solidarity
Albina Strogаnova, psychologist
Andrii Romanchuk, Lawyer & Partner at EUCON, Board Member of Association of Ukrainian Business in Poland
Moderator: Natallia Krasko, Management Consultant
17:40 – 18:00
17:40 – 18:00
Closing of the Forum
Yauheni Bury, President of ABBA
Mikalai Prakofyeu, Vice-President of ABBA
Aleś Alachnovič, Vice-President of CASE Belarus
Honorable Guests
Daphne Bergsma
Ambassador of Netherlands to Poland and Belarus
Sergey Chaly
Economic observer, blogger
Pavel Daneyko
Economist
Volha Kavalkova
Public figure, Member of the presidium of the Coordination Council of Belarus
Alexandr Knyrovich
Entrepreneur, Director of International Development at IMAGURU
Alexandra Mamaeva
"Belarusy Zamezzha" coordinator
Illia Salei
Lawyer, LLM (Duke)
Kirill Voloshin
TUT.BY co-founder, business-angel
Tomasz Wróblewski
CEO of Warsaw Enterprise Institute
Aleh Hulak
Head of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee,
Human rights and nondiscrimination expert
Seats are limited, please register to attend the forum
Warsaw Stock Exchange
Książęca 4, 00-498 Warszawa, Poland
As you enter Stock Exchange, proceed to the elevators and go up to the 2nd floor for registration
About us
Association of Belarusian Business Abroad was established in 2021 in Warsaw by Belarusian business owners for Belarusian business owners who had to flee Belarus for political reasons. ABBA's founders see their mission in connecting, supporting, and educating the Belarusian business community in exile, so it becomes one of the pillars of the future civil society of Belarus after the dictatorship regime topples.
CASE Belarus – Center for Social and Economic Research Belarus – is a non-governmental, non-profit and non-partisan organization established in 2007 in Warsaw. CASE Belarus is a EU-based economic research centre that focuses on Belarus economy: it deals with carrying out broad socio-economic analysis, sectoral studies, data provision, and policy recommendations for Belarus.
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