20 December 2010

Over 500 honorary guests participated in the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Polish Insurance Association. On the first day of the ceremonies, the representatives of the Chancellery of President awarded people who particularly contributed to creating a modern insurance market in Poland with state orders and insignia.

In order to award people who, for years, have been supporting the activity of the insurance self-government, the Polish Insurance Association decorated them with “Meritorius for Insurance” Insignia.  The order was awarded to 52 people who particularly have been supporting the Association while realizing its statutory tasks.

The first day of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of PIU ended with an exquisite concert of Leszek Możdżer, a renowned Polish pianist.  The concert was organized thanks to the support of one of the PIU member – Polish Re.

The second day of the celebration started with a international academic conference titled “Economic Ideas after the Global Crisis.” Edward Prescott, the winner of the Alfred Nobel Prize of the Bank of Sweden in 2004. He delivered a lecture on the opportunities and threats for Poland from the global economy perspective. Tommy Persson, the President of CEA gave a lecture on the Solvency Directive II and the effects of its implementation in Europe. Prof. Leszek Balcerowicz gave a presentation devoted to the economic crisis and the “crisis of thinking” related to it. He described, in details, the problems which may result from excessive involvement of the state into economy. He also mentioned recent ideas concerning the pension reform and the functioning of OFE. Prof. Witold Orłowski presented the phenomena which lead to crisis. He also underlined that the recent crisis should not be regarded as the past.

The celebration ended with festive ceremony organized in the Matejko Hall in Zachęta Gallery. During the ceremony, Ania Dąbrowska gave a recital.

A Congratulations Letter from the Chancellery of the Prime Minister

A Congratulations Letter from Prof. Barbary Kudryckiej, The Minister of Education

A Congratulations Letter from the Warranty Fund Insurance Board

A Congratulations Letter from the President of the National Economic Association

An account from the conference “Economic ideas after the Global Crisis,” with Prof. Edward Prescott, the winner of the Nobel Prize, Prof. Leszek Balcerowicz, Prof. Witolda Orłowskiego and Tommy Persson, the President of CEA.

State and Industry Orders and Badges for the 20th anniversary of the PIU.