University College London
18-19 January 2019


About Leaders 2019

UCL LEADERS: Poland in a Global World conference aims to explore Poland’s place in today’s ever-changing world and bring together ambitious Polish students who are looking to make an impact on their homeland and the rest of the world.
Over its two editions, the conference gathered over 300 students from top universities, as well as expert speakers, such as PM Marek Belka, PM Jan Krzysztof Bielecki, Andrzej Klesyk, Deputy Chairman of Supervisory Board at NKBM, Arkady Rzegocki, Polish Ambassador to the United Kingdom, and Gosia Baczyńska, one of the best known Polish fashion designers. We welcomed many renowned journalists, artists and economists. Among those who supported us are EY Poland, Goldman Sachs, AVIVA, mBank (Commerzbank Group), ING, Forbes and Accenture.

We invite you to join us for our third edition, which will bring together even more speakers, cover more topics and most importantly it will be an opportunity to meet new, interesting and ambitious people.

What to expect

This year's speakers

Olga Kozierowska

Polish business writer and entrepreneur. Founder of „Success Written in Lipstick“.

Michał Kobosko

Journalist and media manager.

Paweł Kastory

Polish entrepreneur and co-owner of the DDB Warsaw Group.

Olga Grygier-Siddons

Partner at PwC Polska.

Tomasz Woźniak

Founder and CEO of Future Mind and a lecturer at Kozminski University in Warsaw.

Stanley Bill

Lecturer in Polish studies at the University of Cambridge.

Przemysław Gdański

President of BGŻ BNP Paribas.

Jacek Olechowski

Vice-President of Polska Rada Biznesu and the CEO of MEDIACAP.

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska

Senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform in London.

Małgorzata Majcher

Strategy & Business Director at DDB&tribal Warsaw.

Chris Niedenthal

British-Polish photographer and photojournalist.

Helena Chmielewska-Szlajfer

Sociologist and a Visiting Fellow at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Paweł Potoroczyn

Former Director of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

Georgina Wright

Senior researcher at the Institute for Government.



Main Conference Venue

University College London
Darwin Building
Gower St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6XA
(entrance from Gower Street)


Cocktail Reception Venue

Ognisko Polskie
South Kensington, London


After Party Venue

Embargo Republica Club
Chelsea, London

Main Sponsor


Our Sponsors

Our Partners

Media Patronage


Previous Guests

Since our first launch in 2017, we have hosted a number of delegates and experts in the sphere of politics, economics, science, as well as art and culture.

Marek Belka

Former Prime Minister of Poland.

Jan Krzysztof Bielecki

Former Prime Minister of Poland.

Andrzej Klesyk

Polish entrepreneur and businessman.

Iwona Kozera

CESA Advisory Leader at EY.

Anda Rottenberg

Polish art historian and critic.

Michał Kobosko

Journalist and media manager.

Dominika Wielowieyska

Journalist at Gazeta Wyborcza.

Gosia Baczyńska

Polish fashion designer.

Arkady Rzegocki

Ambassador of Poland to the United Kingdom.

Who we have worked with

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  • Lunch on 19.01.2019,
  • Goody bag,
  • ... and limitless networking opportunities!

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  • Lunch on 19.01.2019,
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  • ... and limitless networking opportunities!
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