The final concert of this year's 25th edition of the Malta Festival gave us an opportunity to thank those individuals whose influence and contribution to the festival could not go unmentioned [see Malta Neon laureates].
Yesterday the polish president, Bronisaław Komorowski, honored with the Order of Polonia Restitua Mrs. Grażyna Kulczyk and Mr. Karol Działoszyński who are both founders of the Malta Foundation. Grażyna Kulczyk, a member of the foundation's council has initiated the program Old Brewery New Dance, which for the last ten years has been an important part of the Malta Festival Poznań. Karol Działoszyński, the president of the council, is one of the key personalities that have been supporting the organization of the festival since its birth in 1991. Both of the laureates in their everyday work combine together the world of art and business. The Order of Polonia Restitua was also presented to Jan A. P. Kaczmarek. We congratulate all the laureates and express our delight that Malta has friends like these!