Dutch-Polish Business Forum 2019
The forum will be held on April 3, 2019 RVO Headquarters Pr. Beatrixlaan 2 2595 AL The Hague, The Netherlands
Dutch-Polish Business Forum 2019

About the event

The Forum is a pre-eminent platform for influencing and networking with leaders in business and politics and brings together more than 200 Polish and Dutch top level executives. The speakers, including Mrs. Jadwiga Emilewicz, Minister of entrepreneurship and technology of the Republic of Poland, and Mrs. Sigrid Kaag, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development of the Netherlands, will present a keynote speech on how to further enhance framework conditions for Polish companies expanding abroad as well as for Dutch entrepreneurs doing business in Poland.

2019 marks the 1st anniversary of the Forum. Organised under the overall theme ‘Greening the growth through innovation’, the Forum will address challenges on this topic for both Polish and Dutch entrepreneurs. The event will consist over 10 events including keynote speeches of the Ministers of both countries, private sector-led sessions, a high-profile stakeholder roundtable, networking events, and the award ceremony for the Dutch Polish Business Award.

The forum will be held on:

April 3, 2019
RVO Headquarters Pr. Beatrixlaan 2 2595 AL
The Hague, The Netherlands




Registration and networking


Welcome address by Tjerk Opmeer director International Programs RVO


Opening Address

  • Keynote speech by Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, The Netherlands
  • Keynote speech by Jadwiga Emilewicz, Minister for Entrepreneurship and Technology, Poland


Plenary session: Building sustainable entrepreneurship and innovation

  • Debate with panellists
    • Tjerk Opmeer, Director international programs RVO
    • Wojciech Wolny / Co-founder and President of EUVIC
    • Stefan Życzkowski - President of the Board of Astor
  • Moderator: Sanne Kaasjager: Head of the economic department of the Netherlands Embassy


DPBA Awards Ceremony

  • Moderator: Coen Meijer - Area Director CE Europe - Zeelandia


Networking lunch


Session A1 - Seminar Lifesciences and Health Sector - Opportunities and Challenges in a Changing Society

  • Presentation of the report - “Aligning Dutch Smart Solutions to Polish opportunities”
  • Discussion with panellists. Moderation by Guido Danen, Programme Manager - Task Force Health Care

Session A2 - Sustainable Energy for Competitive Industry

  • Discussion with panellists.

Session A3 - Doing Business in the Poland

  • Moderator Ben van de Vrie. Presentation by Rob Ruhl founder of Next Markets Advisory

Session A4 - Doing Business in the Netherlands

  • Presentation by Marcin Lewandowski (President of PCCNL) and Arkadiusz Szulc (certified fiscal advisor LBEA)




Session B1 - How to Get Real with Circular Economy

  • Discussion with 4 panellists, Susan Kim-Chomicka, CEO and Co-Founder of Handerek Technologies, Martyna Sztaba, cofounder of Syntoil, Marcel Nowosielski, Co-Founder of C2C sp. z o. o.

Session B2 - Seminar Business Opportunities in the E-Mobility Sector - Creating the Future of Transportation

  • Presentation of the report - “E-mobility in Poland as a business opportunity”
  • Discussion with 4 panellists, Eric van Vliet managing director of Planet Car Lease

Session B3 - Doing Business in the Poland

  • Moderator Ben van de Vrie. Presentation by Rob Ruhl founder of Next Markets Advisory

Session B4 - Doing Business in the Netherlands

  • Presentation by Marcin Lewandowski (President of PCCNL) and Arkadiusz Szulc (certified fiscal advisor LBEA)


B2B meetings/ speed dating and mixer


The end of the event


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All participants should bring their ID card or passport in order to participate.

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Guests of honour

  • Jadwiga EmilewiczMinister of Entrepreneurship and Technology
  • Sigrid KaagMinister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
  • Marcin CzepelakAmbassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Ron van DartelAmbassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Poland


  • Tjerk Opmeerdirector international programs RVO
  • Wojciech WolnyCo-founder and President of EUVIC
  • Stefan ŻyczkowskiPresident of the Board of Astor


  • Sanne KaasjagerHead of the Economic Department of the Netherlands Embassy in Warsaw
  • Richard StephensFounder and Editor of Poland Today
  • Sylwia ZiemackaManaging Director of Poland Today
  • Coen MeijerArea Director CE Europe - Royal Zeelandia
  • Guido DanenProgramme Manager - Task Force Health Care



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PCCNL (Polish Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands)
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