Schedule

All Saturday events will be taking place at:

Polish National Union of Canada Branch 17
2316 Fairview St., Burlington, ON
L7R 2E4

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13th, 2017
8:00pm–9:00pm Canada-Poland Networking Night – Cocktail Hour
Location: Beaver & Bulldogs Tap & Grill
2020 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, ON
L7R 4G8
 9:00pm–11:00pm Canada-Poland Networking Night – Opening Welcome & Presentations
Leader: Michael Kustra

Speaker: Wojciech Sniegowski, President, Canada-Poland Chamber of Commerce of Toronto
Speaker: Adam Szymkow, Kannuk Vodka Founder & Distiller

Location: Beaver & Bulldogs Tap & Grill
2020 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, ON
L7R 4G8

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14th, 2017
8:00am–9:30am Breakfast and Registration
Leaders: Michelle Gajewski & Krys Weiss
Location (all day): Polish National Union of Canada Branch 17
2316 Fairview St., Burlington, ON
L7R 2E4

Delegates are to check-in at the Registration Desk, pick up delegate package and breakfast ticket.

9:30am–10:30am Ice-Breakers
Leaders: Andrew Dabrowski & Krys Weiss
10:30am–11:15am Opening Ceremony
Master of Ceremonies: Ania Barycka, Opening Address

Speaker: Wladyslaw Lizon, President of Canadian Polish Congress
Speaker: His Worship, Rick Goldring, Mayor of Burlington
Speaker: Dr. Andrzej Kurnicki, His Excellency, Ambassador of Poland to Canada
Speaker: Eleanor McMahon, MPP Burlington
Speaker: Sam Oosterhoff, MPP Niagara West-Glenbrook
Speaker: David Christopherson, MP Hamilton Centre

Official Group Photo: Maggie Habieda, Fotografia Boutique

11:15am–11:45am Networking with VIP Guests & Coffee Break
Leader: Andrew Dabrowski
11:45am–12:45pm Tools for Success Young Leaders Panel
Moderator: Natalia Kusendova

Panelist 1: Louiza Szacon, Strategic Event Partnerships
Panelist 2: Kamil Podleszanski, Lawyer, Krylov Lam & Company LLP
Panelist 3: Dr. Michael Surkont, Investigating Coroner, Province of Ontario
Panelist 4: Michael Kustra, Engineer & Project Management, EllisDon
Panelist 5: Kinga Surma, PC Candidate for Etobicoke Centre

12:45pm–1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm–2:30pm Building Bridges, Building Leaders Networking Session with Canadian Polish Congress AGM, Delegates, & Open Mic
Leader: Natalia Kusendova
2:30pm–3:00pm “Connecting Cultures” History of CPC & Famous Polish Canadians Lecture
Leader: Artur Winogrodzki

Speaker: Wladyslaw Lizon, President of CPC
Speaker: Jerzy Barycki, Chairman, National Council of CPC, Polish-Canadian Commemorative Exhibition, Canada 150

3:00pm–4:00pm “Quo Vadis? Polish-Canadian Youth Leadership Challenge”
Leader: Magda Sulzycka
4:00pm–4:15pm  Coffee Break
4:15pm–5:45pm Connecting Tomorrow’s Future Discussion on succession planning for Polonia Organizations and QV Conferences & Open Mic
Leader: Andrew Dabrowski
5:45pm–6:45pm “Growing Our Roots” Closing Remarks & Keynote Address
Leaders: Michelle Gajewski & Jakub Rybaczuk

Keynote: Professor Walter Perchal, York University

6:45pm–7:30pm  Dinner
7:30pm–8:30pm  Time to Change for Mixer
8:30pm–11:00pm Nowa Fala Mixer
Leader: Michael Kustra
Location: Polish National Union of Canada Branch 17
2316 Fairview St., Burlington, ON
L7R 2E4

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