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Giving women a voice and platform is a powerful driver of economic growth and innovation. The USA–Central Europe Women in Business Summit promises to be the largest and most important event of its kind focused on building transatlantic ties for women in business.

The Summit is supported by the honorary patronage of Central European countries, including Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, and Slovakia, as well as organizations across the United States committed to investing in opportunities for women in business.

Honorary patronage of the Spouse of the President of the Republic of Poland Ms. Agata Kornhauser-Duda


The Summit will bring together Central European and U.S. business leaders, innovators, changemakers, and entrepreneurs on Thursday, October 17 in New York City for a day of invaluable connection, dialogue, and networking in order to:

  • Discuss challenges and opportunities for women entrepreneurs across Central Europe and the USA
  • Advance entrepreneurial growth into high-demand industries and new markets
  • Strengthen connections and identify career pathways for women in business
  • Showcase innovative leadership initiatives within the business community



The full day program will showcase leading women entrepreneurs, women-led startups and explore the many challenges and opportunities that exist for women in business, while providing exclusive access to:

  • Insights on market opportunities in the United States and Central Europe
  • Inspiring speakers, dynamic discussions, and engaging presentations
  • High-level meetings with economic and trade representatives
  • One-on-one consultations with industry mentors
  • World class networking opportunities during breakfast and lunch.

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*Subject to change
  • Agenda

  • Session Breakouts

  • Join a diverse community of women from the USA + Central Europe for breakfast overlooking the Hudson from the penthouse of the Tribeca Rooftop.

  • This session will provide a high-level overview of some of the emerging economic trends in both regions and challenges and opportunities for women in this transatlantic context.

  • Representatives from Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, the United States and more will highlight key opportunities for trade and investment in their countries.

  • Highlighting public and private sector initiatives that support women in leadership roles and the bottom line impact these efforts have at the organizational, national and global levels.

  • This session will highlight ways for business owners to access capital at home or abroad to start or scale their businesses.

  • Stories and lessons from women led startups growing their business in a global context.


2019 Speaker lineup coming soon


Thank you!
The 2018 Summit was made possible thanks to a broad range of organizations and generous sponsors. This year, USA-Central Europe Women in Business Summit is honored to partner with leading companies and organizations. For more information on our 2019 sponsorship opportunities, please contact us.

Polish Airlines LOT logo
The Williamsburg Hotel
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Guests of the USA-Central Europe Women in Business Summit can book rooms at discount rates through our exclusive hotel partners.

Arlo Soho

231 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013

Special group rate is available until September 16, 2019.
* $349/night: Queen room for up to two guests.
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Millenium Hilton

55 Church Street, New York, NY 10013

Special group rate is available until September 16, 2019
*$299/night: King room
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Tribeca Rooftop
2 Desbrosses St, New York, NY 10013

The summit will take place in the penthouse of the Tribeca Rooftopa chic industrial event venue in a 1920’s printing press building nestled on a cobblestone street in one of Manhattan’s trendiest neighborhoods.

The location is easily accessible by public transportation.