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Marek Belka, a famous Polish politician and economist, to give a speech at the Gaidar Forum-2017

Marek Belka, a famous Polish politician and economist, to give a speech at the Gaidar Forum-2017

Marek Belka, Polish Economist, Prime Minister of Poland (2004-2005), shall take part in the central discussion of the Gaidar Forum-2017 Russia and the World: Setting Priorities.

Marek Belka was twice Minister of Finance of Poland (1997, 2001-2002), Prime Minister, he also was a consultant to the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Ownership Transformation in Poland. He also served as a consultant to the World Bank for projects implemented in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Uzbekistan and China.

Since 2003, Marek Belka was an economic adviser to the Iraqi Interim Government. In this post, he launched a new national currency in the country. In 2004, on the initiative of Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski, Marek Belka was appointed Prime Minister instead of Leszek Miller who resigned in the context of the Poland's accession to the EU.

Marek Belka left his government service in 2005. Since 2008, he became the Director of the European Department of the International Monetary Fund. From June 2010 through June 2016, he was President of the National Bank of Poland.


Organizers of the Gaidar Forum: “The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration” (RANEPA), The Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy (Gaidar Institute) and the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR).

General partners: Gazprom, Gazprombank. Financial partner: Otkritie Bank. Strategic partners: Unilever, ACIG Group of Companies, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis Group in Russia,  MasterCard,  Yegor Gaidar Foundation,  MSD. Partners: EY, Cotton Way, The Russian Brewers' Union. Official partners: Microsoft.

General media partners: Russia 24, PH Kommersant. General Internet Media: Gazeta.ru. Strategic media partners: TASS, RT, RIA Novosti. Main media partners: Interfax Information Services Group, Prime Business News Agency CJSC.

Media partners: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Lenta.ru,  Izvestia, Rambler News Service, Snob, Xinhua News Agency,   PR Newswire,   Agencia EFE,   Radio "Echo of Moscow",   The Finmarket Information Agency,  Polit.ru,  BRICS Business Magazine,   AK&M,   Ekonomika I Zhizn’,   FederalPress, The National Banking Journal,   The magazine “Region of development”,  RAEX (Expert RA),   "STRANA",   Phoenix Satellite Television, The magazine “Moscow – Beijing. Two Countries – One Thing”,   RIA Standards & Quality, Business Excellence, Strategy Journal, Gosudarstvennaya Sluzba, Viable Healthcare, The Banking Review, Financial One.