IABM is a two-day event
2 Days event (Conference, Gala Party, Business Networking)
500+ B2B meetings
Top speakers and buyers from leading automotive companies
350 participating companies
DAY 1: 09.05.2023
09.00 Registration of participants
09.30 Welcome and opening remarks
- Piero Cannas, President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Poland
09.35 Institutional greetings
- H.E. Luca Franchetti Pardo, Ambassador of Italy to Poland
- Paweł Silbert, Mayor of Jaworzno
- Janusz Michałek, President of the Katowice Special Economic Zone
- Paolo Lemma, Director Italian Trade Agency in Warsaw
09.50 Plenary session
Main moderator: Jakub Farys, Polish Automotive Industry Association
- Opening presentation: IZERA – contribution of suppliers in Poland to the production of the Polish electric car
- Piotr Zaremba, President of the Management Board of ElectroMobility Poland SA
- Slawomir Bekier, Member of the Management Board for Finance, Electromobility Poland SA
10.10 Panel I: Polish Electromobility Valley - perspectives for cooperation and competence building
Moderator: Luk Palmen, Silesia Automotive & Advanced Manufacturing
Electromobility Poland SA
- Lukasz Maliczenko, Product Development Director
- Beata Białoń-Dudek, Supply Chain Director
Polish Alternative Fuels Association
- Maciej Mazur, Managing Director
SK Innovation – SK hi-tech battery materials
- Byoung Chul Park, Chairman of the Board
Invest In Pomerania
- Mikolai Trunin, Invest in Pomerania, Deputy Director
Katowicka Specjalna Strefa Ekonomiczna SA
- Janusz Michałek, President of the Board
City of Jaworzno
- Paweł Silbert, Mayor
11.00 Panel II: Polish Hydrogen Economy - perspectives for the development of mobility based on hydrogen
Moderator: Michał Wekiera, Polish Automotive Industry Association
- Aleksander Korytowski, Head of hydrogen project development
- Maciej Płonka, CEO Parts4Cleaning
Linde AG, Gas Division – Linde Gaz Polska
- Janusz Kertynski, Manager of Chemistry Segment
4CF sp. z o.o.
- Maciej Jagaciak, Strategic Foresight Engineer
12.00 Coffee break
12.30 Panel III: Autonomous vehicles - a 'vision' for the future
Moderator: Jakub Faryś, Polish Automotive Industry Association
- Vesa Kiviranta, Chief Business Officer Industry 4.0
- Sami Niska, COO
ZF Group – Electronics and ADAS
- Krzysztof Gabłankowski, Plant Director
- Tomasz Wierzchowski, CQO
Silesian University of Technology (ICT Autonomous Systems)
- Prof. Damian Grzechca, Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science
13.30 Panel IV: Digital technologies for lean and agile automotive production organisation
Moderator: Tomasz Klekowski, Digital Transformation Expert
- Marek Cyba, Technical Director IBS POLAND Sp. z o.o.
- Konrad Tajdus, Managing Director AIIT
- Jacek Krawiecki, Operation & Developing Manager
- Arnold Wierzejski, CEO
- Brecht Plasschaert, CRO
14.30 Summary of the panel discussions
Jakub Faryś, Polish Automorive Industry Association
15.30 Speed Business Mixer
- Three rounds of speed networking
- Open networking
18.30 Aperitivo Italiano
Social gatherings and networking
19.30 Gala dinner and networking
Greetings of the President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce Piero Cannas
Ceremonial signing of the agreement on cooperation of Polish automotive clusters
Day 2 – 10.05.2023
09.30 B2B meetings
- All meetings will occur according to the schedule agreed upon online before the event via the match- making tool
- The IABM match-making tool is designed to connect and help all participating companies to set up relevant 1-2-1 business meetings
14.30 Event ends
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Name and surname: Brecht Plasschaert
Position: Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)
Bio: Brecht Plasschaert is Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at Azumuta- a Belgian software that provides a platform for digital work instructions and knowledge management for industrial companies. The Azumuta platform offers a wide range of features such as visual work instructions, real-time data collection, and analytics. Azumuta’s aim is to improve productivity, quality, and safety in the manufacturing industry by providing an intuitive and user-friendly platform that enables workers to perform their tasks more efficiently. Brecht joined the company in 2020 and did support multiple project implementations within the automotive industry.
Name and surname:Mikołaj Trunin
Company : Invest in Pomerania
Position: Deputy Director
Bio: Mikolaj Trunin is the Deputy Director at Invest in Pomerania – a regional investment promotion agency that is responsible for supporting Foreign Direct Investments in the region of Pomerania, Northern Poland. Mikolaj has been in the orgazanization for over 10 years, he has worked on investment projects of such companies as Northvolt, Alteams, Thyssen Krupp, Siemens Gamesa, Flex, Lacroix Electronics.
Name and surname: Konrad Tajduś
Company: Accenture sp. z o.o.
Position: Managing Director
Bio: Managing Director at Accenture Technology with over 20 years of professional experience, including C-level positions, with deep hands-on experience in business & digital transformations, project management for sophisticated business and IT programs, corporate strategies & capital projects execution. In Accenture with direct resposibility for business development and delivery excellence at Automotive and Industrial sectors.
Name and surname: Maciej Mazur
Company: Polish Alternative Fuels Association
Position: Managing Director (CEO)
Bio: President of the Management Board and founder of the Polish Association of Alternative Fuels. Business practitioner with many years of experience in the energy sector. Since 2012, he has been working in the alternative fuels industry, in particular in the e-mobility and natural gas sectors. He has worked, among others, on the implementation of the largest infrastructural projects carried out in Poland (including the construction of a liquefied natural gas terminal) and advised companies from the fuel, automotive and financial. He is a practitioner in the field of implementation of corporate communication strategies and has extensive experience in the area of media relations and public affairs. Graduated in International Relations from the Faculty of International Trade Policy at the University of Warsaw. He also holds an MBA diploma. He is currently working on his doctorate in economics. Author of numerous publications in the field of energy and public communication. Speaker at numerous industry debates and conferences.
Name and surname: Janusz Michałek
Company: Katowicka SSE S.A.
Position: President, Chairman of the Board
Bio: Expert in strategic consulting, public investments, environmental management, restructuring of public infrastructure and in the area of EU programs. He is a member of, among others, National Development Council at the President of the Republic of Poland office, as well as Mechanical Engineering Committee at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. Janusz Michałek is a graduate of the Stanisław Staszic AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow (Faculty of Mechanical and Robotics Engineering), postgraduate studies at the Tadeusz Kościuszko Cracow University of Technology, as well as the MBA course at the WSB Academy in Dąbrowa Górnicza. Moreover he graduated from the University of Silesia in Katowice with a PhD degree.
He holds many other positions at various organizations, including:
- Chairman of the “Silesian Competence Council for Industry 4.0”,
- Chairman of the Program Council of the “Silesia Automotive & Advanced Manufacturing” cluster
- Chairman of the Managing Committee of the “Zywiecka Energia Przyszłości” energy cluster,
- Vice-Chairman of the “Automotive Competence Council (including electromobility)”,
- Chairman of the Program Council of the “Polish Agency for Enterprise Development”.
- Member of the “Council of the Polish-German Center for Hybrid Lightweight Construction”
- Member of the Steering Committee of the “Program for Silesia” at the Silesian Governor’s Office,
- Member of the “Academic Council of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice”,
- Deputy Chairman of the “Katowice Silesian Council for Work Safety at the Regional Labour Inspectorate”,
- Chairman of the Council of the Local Action Group LAG “Żywiecki Raj”.
Janusz Michał was also the Regional Ambassador of the Silesia Province at the World Exhibition EXPO 2020 (organized and held in Dubai in 2022).
Name and surname: Marek Cyba
Company: IBS Poland Sp. z o.o.
Position: Technical Director
Bio: Technical Director at IBS Poland a leading provider of product lifecycle management technology solutions, with over 25 years history of working in the information technology and services industry. He combines experience in leading large transformation projects based on the PLM platform with a deep understanding of digital products and business processes.
Name and surname: Krzysztof Gablankowski
Company: ZF Zakład Elektroniki w Częstochowie
Position: Plant Director
Bio: Krzysztof Gablankowski is the Director of the Electronics Plant at ZF Automotive Systems Poland in Częstochowa.
Associated with the automotive industry since 1997 for 10 years at Valeo in positions ranging from Project Manager to Technical Director of the Front End Modules Division. Later Director of the Thyssen Krupp press shop and for 5 years President of the Management Board of Bombardier Transportation Poland. Plant Director at Faurecia Automotive Searing and since 2018 at ZF Częstochowa.
Name and surname: Byoungchul Park
Company: SK hi-tech battery materials Poland
- The President (SK hi-tech battery materials Poland, ’20.05~)
- LiBS Production and Support (SK innovation, ’11.02~)
- Film Technology Team (SKC, ‘95.01~’11.01)
Name and surname: Ryszard Książek
Company: PKN Orlen S.A.
Bio: Richard is working in PKN ORLEN over 11 years from the ground up, from Process Operator thought Control Room and Process Optimization Specialist. Right now, I am working as expert in Alternative Fuel Implementation Office, where he is currently working on projects, related to the Circular Economy, Hydrogen Production and Synthetic Fuel Production.
Name and surname: Arnold Wierzejski
Position: CEO and Co-Founder
Bio: Experienced Business Development Manager and Portfolio Manager. Connecting Telco and Industrial domains with both technical and business experience.
In his career responsible for IoT Networks planning and deployments as well as market making campaigns for innovative technologies and businesses around 5G Campus Networks, Edge Clouds, Network Slicing and IoT for Smart Cities and Utilities.
Name and surname: Janusz Kertynski
Company: Linde Gas Division
Position: Market Segment Manager Chemistry Segment – Region Eastern Europe & Middle East
Bio: He holds the Engineering Degree for Mechanical and Power Engineering
from the Wroclaw University of Technology
From 1997 until 2000 he worked as Product Manager of Chemistry Segment for AGA Gas. During 2000 the companies AGA and Linde Gas merged.
From 2000 he was responsible for sales of refrigerants and industrial gases to chemical and power industries in Linde Gas Poland.
After 2013 he shifted his focus as Application Engineer on East European refining, petrochemical and upstream industries.
Since 2020 he is working in Linde Gas as Market Segment Manager of Chemistry Segment responsible for Region Eastern Europe & Middle East
Starting from 2021 Janusz is coordinating Hydrogen mobility projects and related developments in emerging markets of Region Eastern Europe & Middle East.
Name and surname: Damian Grzechca
Company: Silesian University of Technology
Position: University Professor
Bio: Damian Grzechca is with the Department of Electronics, Electrical Engineering, and Microelectronics, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland. His research interests concern artificial intelligence methods to engineering problems, that is, test and diagnosis of analog and mixed-signal electronic circuits, enhancing adaptive driver assistance systems, and localization and positioning of objects especially using Ultra Wide Band technology. His current research concerns data fusion for various aspects of predictive maintenance, for example, railway infrastructure safety and also positioning enhancement in a smart city environment.
Name and surname: Tomasz Wierzchowski
Company: Blees sp. z o.o.
Position: Chief Quality Officer (CQO)
Bio: Tomasz Wierzchowski is the Chief Quality Officer at Blees in Gliwice. Responsible for quality, safety and cybersecurity areas of BLEES autonomous minibus. Over 15 years of experience in the information technology.
Name and surname: Maciej Jagaciak
Company: 4CF sp. z o.o.
Position: Foresight Engineer working
Bio: Maciej Jagaciak – futurologist, futures researcher, engineer. Known for his expertise in futures studies and strategic planning. He is a graduate of Automation and Robotics at Warsaw University of Technology. He gained expertise in the design and programming of control systems and industrial robots. Before turning professional in the field of futures studies, he spent seven years working as a maintenance engineer in Danone dairy factory.
Throughout his career, Maciej has worked with various organizations and companies, helping them anticipate and prepare for future challenges and opportunities. He has experience in conducting foresight studies, creating scenarios, modeling and implementing strategic planning processes. He has worked with the UNFCCC, the European Commission, the Ministry of Planning and Development, the Naval Academy and the University of Warsaw, among others. Recently was a part of the research project conducted by the “Safe Hydrogen” team of the Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Organisation and Management in Industry “ORGMASZ”.
Maciej is also an active member of the Future Studies community, presenting his work at conferences and seminars in Poland and abroad. He is fascinated by exploring new technologies and trends and helping organizations navigate the complex and dynamic world of the 21st century. He is one of the founding members of the Polish Society for Future Studies, where he has remained a member of the board of directors for years.
Name and surname: Robert Chryc-Gawrychowski
Company : Northvolt Poland
Bio: Robert Chryc-Gawrychowski is the CEO of Northvolt Poland Sp. z o.o. since 2018 and is responsible for construction and development of the Polish production plant in Gdansk.
Northvolt is a European supplier of sustainable, high-quality battery cells and systems. Founded to enable the European transition to a decarbonized future, the company has made swift progress on its mission to deliver the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery with a minimal CO2 footprint.
Robert Chryc-Gawrychowski has over 20 years of experience in building long-term development strategies and in operational management of companies operating in the market of battery and energy storage systems for industrial purposes.
He lives and works in Gdansk. He is a graduate of Faculty of Electrical and Control Engineering at the Gdansk University of Technology. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, going on motorcycle and bicycle trips, having a good read and listening to jazz music.
Name and surname: Beata Białoń-Dudek
Company : ElectroMobility Poland
Position: Procurement and Supply Chain Director
Bio: Beata Białoń-Dudek – currently holds the position of the Procurement and Supply chain director at ElectroMobility Poland owner of the Izera brand, where she is responsible for the comprehensive development of the global supply chain and the acquisition of technologies related to the construction of an electric car. For over 20 years she has been organizing and running purchasing departments. She gained her experience working for world leaders in the FMCG industry, such as Kraft Foods, Royal Numico, and Danone’s headquarter as a Global Category Director, implementing purchasing strategies and cooperating with global market leaders. After returning to Poland in 2014, she joined the Orlen Group, building a strong team as part of Indirect material purchases and in the area of new petrol stations and retail investments.
Name and surname: RSami Niska
Company: Basemark Oy
Bio: Sami leads sales & marketing, professional services and operations teams in automotive AR software company – Basemark.
He is a leader with more than 20 years of experience in business development, sales, strategy, product management and software development in international business.
He has a diverse background in start-ups and corporations. Sami has lived through the entire life-cycle of a technology start-up and has held several senior positions in Nokia and Microsoft.
Basemark’s mission is to enhance road safety and create more enjoyable driving experiences.
The company has a global team close to 100 employees, with headquarters located in Helsinki and offices also in Munich and Detroit.
Basemark specializes in automotive Augmented Reality solutions. The company offering includes AR Studio tool, AR SDK and professional services team who can build custom made solutions to OEMs and Tier 1s.