Polish-American Leadership Summit (#PALS) is where the future economic ties between Poland and the United States of America take shape.

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Thank You for your participation in the conference

We would like to thank you for your participation in the Polish-American Lidership Summit, which took place at the JW Marriott Hotel in Miami on 09/11/02/2018. Interest in this subject exceeded our expectations. It was a pleasure to welcome you, listen to your interesting comments and to participate in discussions. It was with great satisfaction that we observe your interest in the topics presented by our speakers. We hope that the experience and knowledge gained by you during the conference will prove valuable and useful. Your participation in the conference is the beginning or continuation of cooperation in the #PALS project.

In addition to expressing our thanks, we present to you a gallery of photos, as well as information about the conference.

We would like to extend at this time an invitation for you to participate in our next conference.

What is Polish-American Leadership Summit?

The Polish-American Leadership Summit: Polish Investment Zone is the most important event for American-Polish economic relations in 2018 and the first such initiative involving Polish political and business leadership directly.

From February 9th-11th, 300 Polish and American business leaders are meeting in #Miami to discuss knowledge transfer between the USA and Central Europe as well as strategic energy security and its economic implications for the region. The innovative concept of this summit is focused on creating direct business relations between these two strongly allied regions.

The Honorary Patronage
of the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda
over the #PALS Conference on Feb 9th, 2018
The Centenary of Regaining Independence of the Republic of Poland 1918 – 2018

Honorary Guests Invited Include:

Minister, Secretaries and Undersecretaries of State, Republic of Poland

  • Jerzy KWIECIŃSKI Jerzy KWIECIŃSKI Minister of Investment and Economic Development
  • Anna Maria ANDERS Anna Maria ANDERS Senator, Secretary of State, Plenipotentiary for International Dialogue
  • Paweł BORYS Paweł BORYS President of the Management Board, Polish Development Fund
  • Tadeusz KOŚCIŃSKI Tadeusz KOŚCIŃSKI Undersecretary of State in Ministry of Regional Development
  • Mariusz Orion JĘDRYSEK Mariusz Orion JĘDRYSEK Chief National Geologist Plenipotentiary for National Raw Material Policy
  • Paweł SOLOCH Paweł SOLOCH Secretary of State, Head of the National Security Bureau, Minister in the Chancellery of the President of The Republic of Poland
  • Mikołaj WILD Mikołaj WILD Secretary of the State, Chancellery of the Prime Minister

Representative of the Lower Chamber of Polish Parliament - Sejm

  • Arkadiusz MULARCZYK Arkadiusz MULARCZYK
  • Norbert OBRYCKI Norbert OBRYCKI
  • Piotr MISIŁO Piotr MISIŁO

Leaders of the Polish cause in the US

  • Ian BRZEZINSKI Ian BRZEZINSKI Principal, Brzezinski Group LLC Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
  • Artur B. CHMIELEWSKI Artur B. CHMIELEWSKI Project Manager of the US Rosetta Project, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA
  • Marek Jan CHODAKIEWICZ Marek Jan CHODAKIEWICZ Professor of History, The Kosciuszko Chair in Polish Studies, The Institute of World Politics
  • George FRIEDMAN George FRIEDMAN Chairman and Founder of Geopolitical Futures

Honorary Program Council

  • LISIECKI Michał Maciej Chairman of the Council
  • PISARSKI Zbigniew Vice-Chairman of the Council
  • KOWALSKI Maciej Coordinator of the Council
  • KUPCZYK Monika Secretary of the Council
  • ANDERS Anna Maria Secretary of State at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister
  • ANTCZAK Rafał Vice-President PKO BP
  • BENSZ Joanna Lockheed Martin International, Regional Director, Poland and Eastern Europe
  • BIELAN Adam Senator, Deputy Speaker of Senate of Poland
  • BLAISDELL Eva Founder California Space Center
  • BRZEZINSKI Ian Principal, Brzezinski Group LLC Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
  • COSBY Rita Journalist
  • CZARNECKI Ryszard Vice-President, European Parliament
  • DANIELS Jonny Founder and Executive Director "From the Depths"
  • DOBROWOLSKI Paweł Chief economist of the Polish Development Fund
  • ELLIOTT Susan Former US Ambassador, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central Asia
  • EMILEWICZ Jadwiga Minister of entrepreneurship and technology
  • FARKAS Ron President, Poland - U.S Operations (PLUS Ops)
  • FRIEDMAN George Chairman and Founder of Geopolitical Futures
  • GAJĘCKA Marta Advisor to the President of Poland,
    Vice-President of PGE Energia Odnawialna S.A.
  • GARBOS Raymond VP and Chief Technology Officer,
    Engineering Fellow eCollaborative Ventures, Inc.
  • GAWĘDA Marcin Chairman of the Board, Warsawsec LLC
  • GOLUBIEWSKI Maciej Consul General of Poland in New York
  • GRZESIAK Mateusz, Doctor International Entrepreneur and Lecturer, CEO of Starway Institute
  • HEJKA Anna CEO of Heyka Capital Markets Group
  • JANKIEWICZ Maciej President of Polski Holding Nieruchomości
  • JASTRZĘBSKI Marcin President of the Management Board of Grupa Lotos SA
  • JĘDRYSEK Mariusz Orion Chief National Geologist Plenipotentiary for National Raw Material Policy
  • KAMIŃSKI Krzysztof CEO and Managing Director of Warsaw Institute Fundation
  • KAWCZYNSKI Daniel Robert MP, Conservative Party (UK)
  • KOŚCIŃSKI Tadeusz Undersecretary of State w Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology
  • KUSIŃSKI Greg, Dr President of Polish American Chamber of Commerce in Texas, Chevron
  • KUCHTA Kamil Managing director PMPG Ventures
  • KUJAWSKA Hanna Finance & Capital Market Expert, Advisor to the Board, ?PMPG Polskie Media SA
  • LADOWSKI Leszek President of the Polish-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida & the Americas, Inc.
  • LASOCKI Dariusz Chairman of the board, Warsaw Institute of Strategic Studies
  • LICON Horacio VP International Trade and Investment,
    Greater Houston Partnership
  • LISICKI Paweł Editor in Chief, “Do Rzeczy” magazine
  • MAZURKIEWICZ Tomasz President of Polish American Council of Texas, Professor and Leadership Program Director, TALL Program, Texas A&M University
  • MISIAK Jim, Dr President of the Supervisory Board, Work Service
  • MONCARZ Piotr, Professor Stanford University, US-Poland Trade Council
  • NIETYKSZA Anna CEO of Eficapital sp.z.o.o. Cloud Community Europe PL
  • NIZIOL Robert Founder and President of HalCash North America, Partner at Penton Partners
  • NOWAK Dariusz, Professor
  • OCIEPA Marcin Collegium Nobilium Opoliense
  • PISARSKA Katarzyna Founder, Director European Academy of Diplomacy
  • POCHŁOPIEŃ Jacek Editor in Chief, Wprost weekly
  • PODSKARBI Mateusz Global Strategic Marketing Manager, Yokogawa; Technology Investor
  • PRIEBE Waldemar, Dr Professor at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • PRZYTUŁA Peter Saint Cloud State University
  • SADOWSKI Andrzej Adam Smith Center
  • SADOWSKI Grzegorz Editor in Chief at the Business and Economy desk of the “Wprost” magazine
  • SADOWSKI Nick Media Expert, CoPublisher of Nowy Dziennik in New York
  • SCHMIDT Dominik QVT Financial Silicon Valley
  • SKULIMOWSKI Marek CEO and Managing Director of Kosciuszko Fundation
  • SOLOCH Paweł Secretary of State, Head of the National Security Bureau, Minister in the Chancellery of the President of The Republic of Poland
  • STEWART Eric US-Poland Business Council, President
  • SZCZERSKI Krzysztof Secretary of State – Chief of the Cabinet of the President
  • TYRMAND Matthew Journalist, Investor, Political Activist & Advisor
  • WESOLOWSKI Zdzislaw, Prof Dr Co-Founder, Past President and current Honorary Chairman of Advisory Board of PACCFA
  • WANCER Józef Chairman of the Supervisory Board BGŻ BNP Paribas
  • WILD Mikołaj Secretary of the State, Chancellery of the Prime Minister
  • WITUCKI Maciej Chairman of the Board, Work Service JSC
  • ZYBERTOWICZ Andrzej Advisor to the President of Poland
  • ŻUK Dariusz Founder and CEO, AIP Group

Why Polish-American Leadership Summit?

  • 300+ Attendees
  • 6+ Accompanying Events
  • 46th Polonaise Ball Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Gala Dinner
    Award Ceremony
  • 9 RTMx Format Sessions
  • 7 Networking Sessions
  • 2 Panel Sessions
  • 4 Night Owls Sessions

Five days to strengthen international cooperation


Honorary Patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland
Andrzej Duda

  • President of the Republic of Poland

Strategic Partner

  • Grupa Lotos
  • KGHM Polska Miedź
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Raytheon

Gold Partners

  • Tauron Polska Energia
  • Enea
  • PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna
  • Marvipol Development

Bronze Partners

  • Polski Holding Nieruchomości
  • Supra Brokers
  • Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu / Industrial Development Agency
  • Grupa Inwest
  • PetrolInvest
  • Bank Pocztowy
  • Poczta Polska / Polish Post
  • Ptak Warsaw Expo
  • Browar Sulewski
  • European Congress Center. Modlin

Program Partners

  • The Casimir Pulaski Foundation
  • Warsaw Security Forum
  • Polish Investment and Trade Agency


  • The American Institute of Polish Culture, Inc.

Organized by

  • PMPG Polskie Media SA
  • Round Table Mixer


  • Europejskie Centrum Innowacyjnej Myśli Publicznej
  • Trade & Investment Section Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York
  • Polish-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida & the Americas, Inc
  • Polish American Women Entrepreneurs
  • Polish American Chamber of Commerce in Texas
  • Alliance for Innovation – Polish American Foundation
  • US-Polish Trade Council
  • Hiszpańsko Polska Izba Handlowa / Cámara de Comercio Hispano Polaca
  • Polska Izba Handlowo-Przemysłowa we Francji / Chambre de Commerce & d'Industrie Polonaise en France
  • US-Poland Business Council
  • Dr Mateusz Grzesiak
  • Warsaw Institute
  • Warszawska Wyższa Szkoła Informatyki
  • California Space Center
  • Wprost Nieruchomości
  • Copernicus Ventures
  • Index Copernicus International
  • Polish-American Business Club
  • Glo Creative

Media Partners

  • Telewizja Polska (TVP)
  • TVP Polonia
  • Tygodnik Wprost
  • Tygodnik DoRzeczy
  • ISB News
  • Inwestorzy.tv
  • Nowy Dziennik Polish Daily
  • DoRzeczy Historia
  • SuperHistoria.pl
  • Wprost Biznes
  • Wprost.pl
  • DoRzeczy.pl

Logistic Partner

  • LOT Polish Airlines