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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

  • Get an early start on the day over a light breakfast with ample time to make new connections before the opening of the Summit. Hudson River views from the penthouse of the Tribeca Rooftop will provide an inspirational backdrop for the gathering.

  • Part 1: Government representatives from Central Europe and the United States will provide a high-level overview of recent economic trends and insight into growth areas for women, including entrepreneurship and business ownership. Part 2: Official trade office representatives from Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and the US will highlight key opportunities for trade and investment in their countries. Followed by Q&A

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

  • This session will highlight ways for business owners to access capital at home or abroad to start or scale their businesses. Finding the right investor for your company by navigating funding options & opportunities.

  • Female tech innovators and disruptors discuss their journey to success and personal insights on why we need more women in tech.

  • Hear lessons and varied perspectives from top women-led startups and SME companies from each country on how they grew their businesses by navigating their ups and downs.

  • Get an exclusive access to the one-on-one mentoring. Topics include Finance, Leadership, Marketing/Social Media and Building a Sales Pipeline. We encourage attendees to come with questions. Breakout sessions are limited to ten people per topic and are first-come-first-served. Please register early to guarantee your spot.


We are pleased to feature a diverse range of expert speakers, including successful American and Central European women entrepreneurs and innovative leaders across the fields of business, government, social impact, and more! Please check back as the final lineup is announced in the coming weeks.


The USA- Central Europe Women in Business Summit is supported by a group of corporate sponsors that are committed to the enhancing the role of women in business and promoting their career and business growth in Central Europe and the USA. Thank you for your dedication and making this incredible summit possible.

For more detailed information on Summit sponsorship opportunities, please contact us.

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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 24, 2019.
* $329/night: Queen room for up to two guests. Located directly across street from Tribeca Rooftop.

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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.