Multicultural Skills in Business Łódź 2017

by Ewelina Nurczyk in: News, 17 Mar 2017     0 Comments

Last year Łódź hosted the first edition of a brand new event devoted to foreigners in Polish business. The Multicultural Skills in Business conference proved so successful that it needs to be repeated this year with brand new concepts being discussed by expert and business professionals on 5 April 2017.

The MSIB conference returns for its second edition to further address the issue of organising a learning and development plan for multicultural business skills in Łódź.

As the city attracts more and more young talent from around Poland and abroad, the MSIB Conference and Project Łódź 2017 aims to encourage important conversations on how to welcome and retain this new talent through the creation of modern multicultural environments.

By assembling representatives from higher education, global business services and local business initiatives together, the event will consider the importance of new people with new ideas for the further development of Łódź and if multicultural business skills can contribute towards the creative synergy needed for another decade of growth.

For one afternoon only, top experts on international business and education will be gathering together in Łódź to discuss: 

  • PEOPLE IN / Multicultural Higher Education
    To attract students and help graduates enter into the job market.
  • PEOPLE IN / Multicultural Work Environments
    To attract more people into the global business services sector.
  • IDEAS OUT / Multicultural Business Skills
    Best practices for companies wishing to internationalise.

Conference programme:


Host: Adam Bednarek (PL/Canada) – Organiser, Fujitsu SAN Academy.

Multicultural classrooms to attract students to Łódź

Special Guests:

Grażyna Budzińska – ESP Coordinator, International Faculty of Engineering, PŁ.

Magda Cieślak - Assistant Director, Institute of English Studies, UŁ.

How well are we succeeding in integrating foreign students into our higher education classrooms?

Discussion Guests: 

Adrianna Kozłowska – Deputy Director, Centrum Językowe, PŁ.

Agnieszka Rasmus – Assistant Professor, Institute of English Studies, UŁ.

Łukasz Sadowski – Head Lecturer, Academy of Fine Arts Łódź.

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee and networking



Host: Timothy J. Bridgman (UK) - Intercultural trainer, SZKOLENIA ŁÓDŹ.

Multicultural work environments to attract job seekers to Łódź

Special Guests:

Adam Pustelnik – Director of the Investor Service and International Relations Bureau, UMŁ.

Wiktor Doktór – CEO, ProProgressio.

How well are we succeeding in supporting people who relocate to Łódź to develop careers in business services?

Discussion Guests: 

Carlos Martins (Portugal) - EMEA VAT Manager, Tate & Lyle.

Nicolas Jerzyk (France) – Managing Director, jobPOLAND/rentflatPOLAND.

Anders Olvin (Norway) - Process Officer, Nordea.

17.30 - 18.00 Coffee and networking



Host: Sally Fairman (USA) – Management Consultant.

Multicultural skills and best practices for businesses wishing to internationalise

Special Guests:

Waldemar Olbryk - Managing Director, Enabling Functions, Skanska Polska.

Richard Stevens (UK) - Founder and Editor, Poland Today.

Success stories: How have multicultural skills helped to unlock new opportunities and markets in your organisation?

Discussion Guests:

Andrzej Cieślik - Director of IKEA Centres in Łódź.

Michał Brzeziński - Head of Promotion and Foreign Cooperation Department, ŁARR.

Marta Moraczewska – GLAM Wiki Coordinator, Wikimedia Foundation.

19.00 – 20.00 Buffet and networking


Date: Wed 5 April 2017   Time: 15.00-19.00

Venue: Main Conference Room, ŁARR, Narutowicza 34, Łódź

Please remember to register before attending the conference: Multicultural Skills in Business 2017 Registration

More information about the conference on MSIB official website.

We warmly invite you to attend the MSIB conference 2017. 

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Ewelina Nurczyk

Ewelina Nurczyk


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