Corporate Governance in Poland and Europe - status quo and prospects for reform

19 October 2006, Warsaw Stock Exchange (Listing Hall), Warsaw, Poland

The aim of the conference is to create a discussion platform for managers, stakeholders, public financial authorities, practitioners, politicians, and scholars interested in enhancing corporate governance regime for publicly held corporations in Poland as well as strengthening Central and Eastern Europe's involvement in European policy making and EC company law & capital market legislation.

A few particular corporate governance issues have been recently addressed by European Community deeds. Legislative proposals have been put forward in the trend-setting Commission's Action Plan: Modernising Company Law and Enhancing Corporate Governance in the European Union - A Plan to Move Forward.

Particular steps as laid down in this document are successively being implemented, to mention Commission's recommendations pertaining to director's remuneration as well as to the role of non-executive or supervisory directors of listed companies and on the committees of the (supervisory) board.

Taking account of Commission's agenda the conference focuses on four broader issues, what is reflected in the conference's structure - presentations and moderated discussions are divided into four panels:

  • general problems of application and enforcement of Best Practices Codices
  • the position of the Management Board in the corporation
  • the role of the Supervisory Board
  • empowering Shareholders and strengthening their corporate status

The language of the conference is Polish.

For more information including detailed conference programme please refer to the Polish version of the conference site.