Conference 2012

Conference "Responsible Energy. Projects in the energy sector – from protest through dialogue to partnership". May 31st 2012, the Zamoyski Palace, Banquet Pavilion, Warsaw

"Projects in the energy sector – from protest through dialogue to partnership" is the motto of the fourth edition of the Responsible Energy conference organised by Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo and PwC Polska, in cooperation with the Responsible Business Forum and ThinkTank, which is to be held on May 31st 2012 in the Zamoyski Palace in Warsaw. The event will be held under the auspices of Mikołaj Budzanowski, the Minister of State Treasury, and of the President of the Energy Regulatory Office.

The conference was initiated in 2009to serve as a platform for exchange of experience and opinions between companies from the energy sector, representatives of public administration and non-governmental organisations, as well as all those interested in sustainable development.

The key subject of this year's edition is "Projects in the energy sector – from protest through dialogue to partnership". We hope that the conference will lead to conclusions vital for social dialogue on shale gas exploration and other projects in the energy sector.

The previous editions confirmed strong interest in sustainable development and CSR themes. PGNiG hopes that, similar to past years, the forthcoming conference will provide a source of inspiration as well as practical knowledge to its participants.

The speakers invited to take part in the fourth edition of the conference include the CEOs of leading energy companies, members of the public administration and academic community, including Mikołaj Budzanowski, Minister of State Treasury, Bogusław Sonik, Member of the European Parliament, Piotr Woźniak, Undersecretary of State, Piotr Stankiewicz, Ph.D., Andrzej Kassenberg, Ph.D., and local government representatives.  The speakers in three discussion panels will exchange views on the sources and mechanisms of conflicts related to projects in the energy sector, benefits derived from such projects, and opportunities for dialogue and cooperation between corporations and local communities.

You are welcome to participate in the conference and share your views in the debate on May 31st 2012.