Date, Venue for 2015 Annual Conference Announced


The American Polish Advisory Council, a Washington, D.C. based nonprofit, bi-partisan organization representing political interests of over 10 million Polish Americans in the US, announced today that its annual conference will take place on Saturday, October 10th at the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C

The first part of this year’s conference will focus on current Polish American political issues including Poland’s admission into the US Visa Waiver Program and support for related legislation; drafting of the 2016 Polish American agenda for presentation to Presidential Candidates; Congressional Caucus on Poland; the European Reassurance Initiative and – an online database of Polish Americans holding or running for elected office. A special discussion panel entitled “Election 2016 – Why Immigrants Count” will be dedicated to the importance of the ethnic vote in the upcoming Presidential Election

The second part will feature a moderated panel discussion presenting pros and cons of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The proposed trade agreement is currently negotiated by the US with the European Union and is debated by legislators, business leaders and trade unions on both continents

The American Polish Advisory Council’s annual conference is a leading Polish American event dedicated to the discussion of the most pressing Polish American political issues. Past conferences have been held in Hartford, New Haven, Chicago and Washington and featured prominent Polish American political leaders, diplomats, and experts in various fields as panelists

“We are excited that this year’s conference will once again be taking place in Washington, D.C.,” said General Edward Rowny, President of the American Polish Advisory Council. “With just 13 months separating our conference and the next Presidential election, one of our main goals will be to ensure that Polish Americans actively participate in choosing the next US President. We look forward to building lineup of prominent speakers that will foster productive dialogue and help shape our collective Polish American agenda.”

The American Polish Advisory Council’s mission is to involve Polish Americans in the political process and to increase the number, visibility and influence of Polish Americans in public service and public affairs.

The Atlantic Council is a think tank focused on international affairs that was founded in 1961. It promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the Atlantic Community's central role in meeting global challenges



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