Congress is the biggest project organised by Lotus League Foundation. It will take place on April 26, 2019 in Warsaw, Poland. The event consists of two segments - academic and business. Each segment includes two panels.

The academic segment is dedicated to students and focuses on the comparison of education systems in Europe and Asia, as well as the promotion of the leading Asian universities. Representatives of Asian universities will also be dedicated time to provide first-hand information about the registration processes and the professional opportunities available for graduates.

The business segment is dedicated to young entrepreneurs planning to expand into Asian markets. The panels will be attended by corporate representatives from both continents, with rich experience and knowledge on the subject.

Warsaw Stock Exchange
26th April 2019
3 discussion panels




Jacek Prokop

Vice Rector for International Relations SGH Warsaw School of Economics

Łukasz Wojdyga

Director General Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange

Alojzy Nowak

Dean of the Faculty of Management University of Warsaw

Arkadiusz Kowalski

Head of Department of East Asian Economic Studies SGH Warsaw School of Economics

Łukasz Fyderek

Editor in Chief Puls Azji

Tadeusz Chomicki

Former Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in China and South Korea Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Marek Wejtko

Member of Diplomatic Advisory Committee the Polish Chamber of Commerce

Katarzyna Kwiecień

Head of Export Supporting Department Agency for Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture

Douglas Abrams

President of the Board Expara Venture Fund

Marek Dietl

President of the Board Warsaw Stock Exchange

Julia Szopa

President of the Board Startup Poland

Marek Michalik

President of the Board Lodz Special Economic Zone



Marcin Jacoby

Head of International Cooperation SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities

Katarzyna Kacperczyk

Director of the International Centre Warsaw School of Economics

Patrycja Pendrakowska

President of the Board Boym Institute

Special Guest


Douglas Abrams

President of the Board Expara Venture Fund

Douglas Abrams is the founder and CEO of Expara, Southeast Asia’s leading venture accelerator and fund. He has launched two seed stage (Expara IDM Ventures I and II) and two early-stage venture funds (Extream Ventures and Expara Ventures III) in Singapore since 2007. Douglas is a Managing Director of Expara Ventures Thailand, Expara Vietnam and Expara Malaysia. He was a founding partner of Parallax Capital Management, a funds management company, focused on real estate private equity investment and early-stage venture capital. Prior to coming to Singapore in 2000, Mr. Abrams managed information technology at JPMorgan for 14 years. From 1997 to 1999, he was Global Markets Head of Internet Marketing, and from 1991 to 1997, he was VP and Manager of Investment Banking Technology.

He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Business School, where he has lectured on New Venture Creation for undergraduates and Technopreneurship for graduate students since 2001. He has been a Visiting Professor in Venture Capital for the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok since 2007. Mr. Abrams is a former Chairman of the Business Angel Network of South East Asia (BANSEA), was previously Deputy Co-Chairman and has been a Director since 2002. He served on the board of the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) from 2009-2010.

Mr. Abrams graduated from the Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Communications and received an MBA from The Wharton School.

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