On October 19-20 2020, the Meeting of Banking and Insurance World Leaders was held, organised as an ONLINE broadcast. During the 20th Warsaw International Banking Summit and the 16th Insurance Forum, more than 360 participants listened to substantive presentations and debates with representatives of the insurance and banking sector.
The conference was opened by Artur Olech, Chairman of the Insurance Forum Advisory Board, CEO, HiPRO and Andrzej Kopyrski, Chairman of the Warsaw International Banking Summit Advisory Board. The inaugural block started with a speech from the Guest of Honor, Adam Glapiński, President of the National Bank of Poland. The debate focused on the rebuilding of the economy of Poland and other countries during the recession.
The topics of the next debates and substantive presentations were focused on the challenges of banks in the new reality, the perspective of capital market development, insurance distribution during the pandemic and trends in the digital transformation of banking and insurance.
The second day of the congress began with honoring the winners of the Banking and Insurance World Leaders Competition. Within 10 categories, those awarded included:
Paweł Borys, President of the Board, Polish Development Fund in the Finance Visionary category
PKO Bank Polski in the Best Bank category
BNP Paribas Bank Polska in the Most Friendly Bank category
UNIQA Polska in the Best Insurance Company category
Małgorzata Makulska, Vice-President of the Board (1995-2019), ERGO Hestia with a special prize from the Competition Jury
During the debates, experts also discussed topics such as payments in the new reality, changes in the product offer in the post-COVID era, perspectives before the group insurance market, changes in credit and loan policies and conclusions on health insurance during the pandemic.
Those who took part in the congress included:
Marek Dietl, President of the Board, Warsaw Stock Exchange
Paweł Pytel, Vice-President of the Board, Aviva
Sławomir S. Sikora, President of the Board, Citi Handlowy
Leszek Skiba, Vice-President of the Bank’s Board for managing the work of the Board, Bank Pekao S
Tomasz Kulik, Member of the Board, PZU SA
Adam Pers, Vice-President of the Board for Corporate and Investment Banking, mBank
Jerzy Śledziewski, Vice-President of the Board, BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A.
The full list of speakers can be found at
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20th Warsaw International Banking Summit
Strategic Partners: Atende, Limitless Technologies, Fujitsu, Visa, PFR PPK, Veritas
Partners: Alfavox, dLK Legal, Loando, Simon Kucher & Partners, SentiOne, Abak, Profescapital
16th Insurance Forum
Strategic Partners: Atende, Ecom Software, Limitless Technologies, TUZ Ubezpieczenia
Partners: Cenatorium, Comadso, Insly, Signius, Radware, Abak, Profescapital,
The congress is carried out as part of MMC Poland’s operations, organising prestigious congresses, conferences, workshops and business trainings dedicated to specialists, management staff and company boards.
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