EECC Conference 2024 - Krakow, Poland

On behalf of the INSOL Europe EECC Co-Chairs Stela Ivanova (Bulgaria) & Georges-Louis Harang (France), we are delighted to invite you to join us in Krakow, Poland, for the Eastern European Countries’ Committee (EECC) Conference on “Substance & Form” which will be held on Friday 14 June 2024. The EECC conference will be preceded by an optional networking dinner on Thursday 13 June 2024.

The conference “Substance and Form” will start with an analysis of the current challenges distressed companies are facing. Indeed, since our last EECC Conference, inflationary pressures, soaring interest rates, geopolitical uncertainties, and an energy crisis put even the more robust sectors to the test. The road testing of EU preventive restructuring frameworks which have been implemented in the recent years will be the opportunity to assess the preventive restructuring stay in different jurisdictions. 

Speeding up the process of harmonising European insolvency law, the recent proposal for a directive harmonising certain aspects of insolvency law provides very controversial rules on winding-up of microenterprises questioning inter alia the future role and value of insolvency practitioners that will be examined. This proposal will also be the occasion to review the art of pre-packs in Europe. The role of the state in restructuring and insolvency processes as well as the consequences of deadlines and formalities on insolvency proceedings’ efficiency will also be explored. Finally, our event will provide an update on the effects of EU sanctions against Russia on insolvency proceedings.

This event promises to be a thought-provoking and enlightening experience, bringing together leading experts, industry professionals, to discuss and explore the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the field of restructuring and insolvency. You will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue with your peers, gain valuable insights and expand your professional network.

Don't miss this chance to stay ahead of the curve and deepen your understanding of the most pressing and vital topics of 2024, and enjoy the city of Krakow.

We look forward to welcoming you very warmly in this magnificent setting filled with promise!

Continuing Professional Education 

A number of CPE points and academic hours of professional education will be awarded for attendance at the conference by the local professional associations. Please contact Harriet Taylor after the conference for a certificate of attendance, which you can forward to the relevant organisation as evidence.  

If you have any queries or would like further information, please contact Harriet Taylor

  Booking Price
Category € Total inc. 23% VAT
INSOL Europe Eastern European Member 150 + 34.50 VAT = 184.50
Non-member from Eastern European country  225 + 51.75 VAT = 276.75
Other INSOL Europe member 300 + 69.00 VAT = 369.00
Non-member 350 + 80.50 VAT = 430.50
Pre-Conference Dinner 75 + 17.25 VAT = 92.25

Cancellation of Attendance

Refunds will not be given for any cancellation received after Tuesday 30 April although it will be permissible for registrations to be transferred within organisations.

This year our Conference will be held at the Sheraton Grand Krakow, Powiśle 7, 31-101 Kraków, Poland. We have reserved a limited number of rooms at the venue, available to book here.

A former royal capital, crammed with history and splendour, Krakow is one of the most beautiful – and interesting – cities in Eastern Europe. Both the medieval old town and Wieliczka salt mines were added to the original UNESCO World Heritage List in 1978. There’s a thousand years of living history, much of it in remarkably good shape. In this century, Krakow has continued to develop first-class museums such as Rynek Underground, built beneath the main market square.

Kraków is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland and has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and is one of Poland’s most important economic hubs. Today the city has a population of approximately 760,000 and about 8 million people live within a 100 km radius of its famous main Market Square. It’s also a fantastic destination for delicious food, drink, party, and many, many other activities…

You can download a mini-guide to Krakow here with lots of information and ideas to extend your visit.

The full Technical Programme can now be downloaded here.

When to arrive
The registration desk will be open from 18.00 – 19.00 on Thursday 13 June and will reopen at 09.00 on Friday 14 June. 

Pre-Conference Dinner 
There will be an optional pre-conference networking drinks and dinner at Sheraton Grand Krakow starting at 19.00 on Thursday 13 June. The cost of this dinner is €75 + VAT, this can be added at the point of registering.

Young Members Drinks Reception 
On Friday 14 June, once the conference programme finishes at 17:45 we will walk along the river for 30 minutes before arriving at Poklady for a 2 hour drinks reception. Poklady is located on the banks of the Vistula River, built on a sixty year old barge moored on the corner of Kazimierz. 

Optional Tour - Salt Mine
During your stay in Krakow we highly recommend visiting the World UNESCO Heritage Site "Wieliczka" salt mine. To book tickets directly from the venue click here. The tour costs €35 per person and lasts 2-3 hours in duration. Please note, this is organised by an external operator and INSOL Europe does not take any responsibility for bookings, refunds, or for the tour itself.
Pre-book a taxi *30 minutes
Visit via public transport *40 minutes

Sheraton Grand Krakow is centrally located and sits beside the Vistula River, 13 km away from John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice. 

The economical and sustainable way to get to the hotel is via bus, taking 30 minutes in total including walking. The bus stop is immediately outside the arrivals hall. Ensure you take the following bus: 300 Os. Podwawelskie. You need to buy a ticket from the machine at the bus stop before boarding. This service runs every 30 minutes between 05:32 and 22:52 - please find the timetable here. The bus journey takes 20 minutes and costs 4 PLN / 1 EURO. You will ride 4 stops before getting off at Jubilat, the hotel is then a 5 minute walk away.

Alternatively, there is a taxi rank outside the airport terminal, the journey time is approximately 30 minutes and costs 60 PLN / 14 EURO. 

Travel & Health Insurance 
It is the attendee's responsibility to be adequately insured in case of claims pertaining to travel/accidents for the duration of their visit.  

The INSOL Europe 2024 Krakow EECC Conference Technical Committee is now complete:

  • Stela Ivanova, bnt attorneys in CEE/INSOL Europe EECC Co-Chair & Country Coordinator, Bulgaria
  • Georges-Louis Harang, Addleshaw Goddard (Europe) / INSOL Europe Co-opted Director, EECC Co-Chair & Country Coordinator, France
  • Pawel Kuglarz, Tatara & Partners/INSOL Europe Council member & Country Coordinator, Poland
  • Klaudia Frątczak-Kospin, WKB Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr / INSOL Europe YMG Co-Chair, Poland
  • Tomáš Richter, JŠK, advokátní kancelář / Former Chair of the INSOL Europe Academic Forum / INSOL Europe Honorary member, The Czech Republic
  • Alina Popa, CITR, Romania
  • Roman-Knut Seger, BDO Restructuring, Germany
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