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Urban E-mobility Forum 2019, the event co-organised by the Electric Vehicles Promotion Foundation and Poland Today, aims to help all sides of the e-transformation process to find better and more effective solutions to implement e-mobility in cities across Poland.

The event will bring together city authorities, businesses and European experts in e-mobility to share knowledge, experiences and case studies.

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AGENDA

14 November 2019 DAY 1
12:00
Registration & Networking Lunch
13:00
Welcome Address

Wojciech Szczurek, Mayor of Gdynia 

Marcin Korolec, President, Electric Vehicles Promotion Foundation (FPPE)

Daphne Bergsma, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

13:20
Keynote Address: The future starts today: all-electric cities
The Finnish concept of MaaS (Mobility as a Service) is revolutionizing the approach to urban transport. Its purpose is to combine the offer of all carriers and various means of transport, navigation systems and payment technology into one intuitive mobile application. The development of MaaS will improve both city traffic and reduce pressure on individual means of transport.

Peter Vesterbacka, Finnish visionary, entrepreneur and investor

13:40
Case Study: Amsterdam - how to effectively implement a zero-emission transport strategy in cities

Gerard Hellburg, Program manager, Zero Emission Mobility (Amsterdam) 

14:00
Panel: Electric revolution - how can cities switch to zero-emission transport?

Sanne Kaasjager, Head Economic Department, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Poland

Matias Ahlblad, International Sales Manager, Fortum

Michał Łakomski, Mayor’s Plenipotentiary for Smart City, City of Poznań

Paweł Wideł, Public Affairs and Government Relations Director, Groupe PSA

Katarzyna Gruszecka-Spychała, Deputy Mayor, City of Gdynia

Krzysztof Bolesta, Vice President, FPPE (moderator)

14:40
Networking Coffee Break
15:00
Keynote Speech: The future of "clean" buses

Dario Dubolino, Directorate-General for Transport and Mobility, European Commission

15:15
Case Study: How to implement smart charging infrastructure
Allego is a company with vast experience in providing charging solutions. Buses and cars, parking lots and shopping malls, everything should have a tailor-made solution. How should we approach charging infrastructure development and which technologies will spread in smart cities?

Erik Koppe, Project Manager at the MEGA-E project (Metropolitan Greater Area’s – Electrified) and Quartermaster for Eastern Europe for Allego

15:30
PANEL: Controlling transport emissions
In Poland, transport is responsible for 16% of the total carbon emissions. How do we approach this problem and reduce emissions without alienating the public? Are there proven measures that can be implemented and do the low emission zones work and will we see them in Poland anytime soon?

Bartosz Piłat, Krakowski Alarm Smogowy

Anna Kowalska, Director, Zarząd Transportu Miejskiego, Rzeszów 

Grzegorz Pawelec, Research, Innovation and Funding Manager, Hydrogen Europe

Marcin Korolec, President, Electric Vehicles Promotion Foundation

Agata Rzędowska, e-mobility journalist (moderator) 

16:10
Networking Coffee Break
16:30
Breakout Sessions
TOPICS
  • Session 1 –Thinking smart about charging infrastructure (ALLEGO)

    How should we approach the planning and development of charging infrastructure? How should the public and private sectors cooperate in this respect?

    What kind of technology will spread in smart cities? Can the investment in charging be secured for the future? How can cities generate value in relation to financial outlays?

    Anton (Ton) Karelse, Business Development Manager, Allego

    Łukasz Banach, Co-founder, Hop.City

    Matias Ahlblad, International Sales Manager, Fortum

    Katarzyna Sobótka, Head of E-mobility, ABB

    Krzysztof Bolesta, President, FPPE (moderator)

  • Session 2 – Low and zero emission zones - do they have a future in Poland?

    Trying to tackle the air pollution problem and reacting to the Dieselgate scandal cities across Europe have introduced Low-Emission Zones (LEZ) or Ultra Low-Emission Zones (ULEZ). More than 250 EU cities have already taken such measures.

    Existing LEZs already reduce air pollution. The highest reduction observed is a decrease in the NO2 concentration in Madrid by 32%. LEZ should be gradually turned into zero-emission zones (ZEZ). This transition is also required by climate targets that imply a complete phase-out of internal combustion engines by the mid-2030s, starting earlier in cities.

    Do we have technologies for such transformation? Are citizens of Polish cities ready for this mobility revolution? What best practice we can use and how to convince decision-makers to act?

    Grzegorz Pawelec, Research, Innovation and Funding Manager, Hydrogen Europe

    Bartosz Piłat, Krakowski Alarm Smogowy

    Michał Łakomski, Mayor’s Plenipotentiary for Smart City, City of Poznań

    Jakub Michałowski, Public Policy Manager for Poland, Bird

    Rafał Bajczuk, Policy Analyst on Clean Transport and Air Quality, FPPE

    Jacek Mizak,  Project Manager, FPPE (moderator)

17:30
End of Conference Day 1
17:30
Gdynia City Tour (transportation: Solaris trolleybus)
18:30
Welcome Drinks
19:00
Awards Gala
Awards gala for urban electromobility leaders - presentation of the 'Electromobility-friendly Cities' ranking developed by Polityka Insight. Polityka Insight will present their first-ever ranking of cities which are most open to electric mobility. The ranking evaluates the 50 biggest Polish cities and factors in data such as the share of the electric fleet in public transport, measures imposed locally to promote e-mobility and investment in charging infrastructure.
15 November 2019 DAY 2
8:30
Welcome Coffee & Registration
9:00
Keynote Speech: Legislating for the transportation of tomorrow
Elżbieta Bieńkowska managed to push through extremely ambitious regulations and set strict CO2 emission targets at the EU level, which force the automotive industry to introduce zero-emission cars.

Elżbieta Bieńkowska, European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

9:20
Keynote Speech: Building the e-mobility ecosystem in Poland

Grzegorz Gałczyński, Strategic Industry Manager, Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH)

9:35
Panel: Financing the green shift in transport

Jamie Lee-Brown, Transport Global Practice, World Bank Group

Joanna Świderska, Deputy Director, Project Implementation Department, Centre for EU Transport Projects

Paweł Skotarek, Senior Consultant, Polish Investment & Trade Agency (PAIH)

Sławomir Podsiadły, Deputy Director, ZTM Lublin

Krzysztof Bolesta, President, FPPE (moderator)

10:15
Networking Coffee Break
10:30
Breakout Sessions
TOPICS
  • Session 1 – Practical aspects of preparing projects related to low-emission transport; workshops by the Centre for EU Transport Projects (CUPT)

    The Centre for European Union Transport Projects (CUPT) comprehensively supports those interested in the preparation and implementation of investments financed from European Funds and the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). The Centre’s goal is to rationally and effectively use all of the EU funds allocated to co-financing transport projects by 2023.

    Reducing emissions from transport is one of the EU’s priorities at the intersection of climate and transport policy. Replacement of rolling stock in public transport with zero-emission is currently enforced both by EU legislation (Clean Vehicles Directive) and supported by financial means from European Funds and the Connecting Europe Facility.

    At the CUPT workshop, we will show you how to apply for zero-emission transport funding. We will talk about what information is needed to construct the application; what analyzes will help in obtaining funds and what technological solutions are promoted. We will discuss the best practices and tell you what mistakes to avoid. Poland is one of the leaders in the production of zero-emission buses. Now we should ensure that more and more of them hit the streets of Polish cities.

    Paweł Engel, Director, Transport Analysis Department

    Joanna Świderska, Deputy Director, Project Implementation Department, Centre for EU Transport Projects

  • Session 2 – Charging infrastructure in buildings

    95% of charging sessions take place at home or at work. For a massive deployment of electric transport in cities you need to make sure that company cars and individual transport can be charged during office hours. Are the developers ready to deliver the required solutions? How can office and residential buildings be ready for e-mobility?

    Marcin Michalec, Sales and Marketing Director, OKAM Capital

    Adam Targowski, Sustainability Manager, Skanska CDE  

    Marcin Pacek, Project Manager, Eurostyl

    Łukasz Banach, Co-founder, Hop.City

    Grzegorz Kobeszko, Senior Manager, Innogy Polska Solutions

    Sylwia Ziemacka, Managing Director, Poland Today (moderator)

11:45
Case Study: E-mobility development in public transportation

Mateusz Figaszewski, Director, E-mobility Development & PR, Solaris

12:00
Case Study: A user-centric approach to e-mobility planning in Gdynia

Alicja Pawłowska and Paweł Kimel from City of Gdynia

12:20
Panel: Mastering the art of private-public co-operation in e-mobility

Michał Maćkowiak, CEO, Rafako E-bus

Marek Gawroński, Public and Governmental Affairs Vice President, Volvo Group Poland

Carsten Bermig, Policy Advisor to Commissioner for Industry, EU Commission

Katarzyna Sobótka-Demianowska, Head of Emobility, ABB Poland

Richard Stephens, Founder & Editor, Poland Today (moderator)

13:00
Closing Remarks
13:15
Lunch

SPEAKERS

    Wojciech Szczurek
    Mayor of Gdynia

    Wojciech Szczurek, a judge by profession, is a third-generation resident of Gdynia and has been Mayor since 1998. He was re-elected in 2014 with 79% of the vote. Before that, from 1991-1998, he was the Chairman of the Gdynia City Council. Since 2003 he has been the President of the Amber Road Cities Association, whose activity has contributed to the commencement of construction of the A1 motorway. He has a PhD in law and graduated from the University of Gdańsk.

  • Wojciech Szczurek
    Mayor of Gdynia
    SEE BIO
  • Marcin Korolec
    President
    The Electric Vehicles Promotion Foundation

    Marcin Korolec, a lawyer, has been: government plenipotentiary for climate policy from 2013-2015; Minister of the Environment 2011-2013; Deputy Minister of Economy 2005-2015; President of the COP19 Climate Change Conference in Warsaw; co-Chair of the EU delegation during the 17th Climate Change Conference in Durban; member of the Supervisory Board of the National Fund for Environmental Protection; led Poland into the Administrative Committee of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA); represented Poland on the Board of the Green Climate Fund 2013-2015.

  • Marcin Korolec
    The Electric Vehicles Promotion Foundation
    SEE BIO
  • Daphne Bergsma
    Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Daphne Bergsma has been Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Republic of Poland, also accredited to the Republic of Belarus, since August 2019. She joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1987 and her career has included the following posts: Ambassador at Large / Special Advisor Consular Issues in The Hague (2018-2019); Director Europe Department/Deputy Director-General European Cooperation in The Hague (2013-2018); Ambassador to the Slovak Republic (2009-2013). She speaks Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Hebrew and Russian.

  • Daphne Bergsma
    Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
    SEE BIO
  • Peter Vesterbacka
    Finnish visionary, entrepreneur and investor

    Peter was the force behind creating the Angry Birds franchise and is a co-founder of Slush, one of the world’s leading startup events. He is the driving force behind the FinEst Bay Area Development, the plan for a subsea tunnel connecting Finland & Estonia. He is also marketing and brand advisor to the Estonian startup Nobe, new electric car company and an expert on the Finnish MaaS concept (Mobility as a Service) that aims to bring every kind of transport together into a single intuitive mobile app.

  • Peter Vesterbacka
    Finnish visionary, entrepreneur and investor
    SEE BIO
  • Gerard Hellburg
    Program manager
    Zero Emission Mobility

    Gerard Hellburg works for the Vervoerregio Amsterdam, the Public Transport Authority of the metropolitan region of Amsterdam. The Program ZEM started in 2017 and includes projects that aim to reduce CO2 emission by public transport to zero by 2030 and for a CO2 neutral mobility system in 2050. Examples include implementation of the 100 ZE-buses in and around Schiphol as well as 31 ZE buses in Amsterdam, and research projects such as an SCBA study to compare different ZE techniques and business cases to calculate feasibility.

  • Gerard Hellburg
    Zero Emission Mobility
    SEE BIO
  • Sanne Kaasjager
    Head Economic Department
    Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Poland

    Sanne Kaasjager started as Head of the Economic Department at the Embassy in Warsaw in February 2019. He has worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1998, first in the UN department, then in Sri Lanka and Geneva. He was then involved in climate negotiations, peacekeeping operations and relations with Africa as advisor, strategist and manager at the ministry in The Hague. Now trade promotion and economic policy are his topics, translating Dutch business interests and sustainable development goals into a win-win.

  • Sanne Kaasjager
    Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Poland
    SEE BIO
  • Matias Ahlblad
    International Sales Manager
    Fortum

    Matias Ahlblad is responsible for sales development and the expansion of the Fortum Charge & Drive network into new international markets, with a special focus on Poland, Netherlands, Spain, Australia and Latin America. Matias has seven years experience in international business, developing and managing international sales in different industries.

  • Matias Ahlblad
    Fortum
    SEE BIO
  • Michał Łakomski
    Mayor’s Plenipotentiary for Smart City
    City of Poznań

    Michał oversees management systems, information services, information security, organisational matters and archives for the city of Poznań. Since October 2017 he has been the Mayor’s Plenipotentiary for Smart City. He holds a degree in Management from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań and completed postgraduate studies in the field of mobile applications.

  • Michał Łakomski
    City of Poznań
    SEE BIO
  • Krzysztof Bolesta
    Vice President
    The Electric Vehicles Promotion Foundation

    Krzysztof Bolesta, economist, has been a Research Director at the Polityka Insight analytical centre since 2016. From 2012-2015 he was a member of the cabinet of the Minister of the Environment as an Energy and Climate Advisor. Since 2004 he has been in the Directorate-General for Competition, in which he assesses public aid programs in the field of energy and environmental protection. Since 2008 he has been in the Directorate-General for Energy, where he deals with the coal and oil markets, CCS technology, emissions trading system and energy infrastructure.

  • Krzysztof Bolesta
    The Electric Vehicles Promotion Foundation
    SEE BIO
  • Dario Dubolino
    Directorate-General for Transport and Mobility
    European Commission

    Dario Dubolino is Policy Officer in the "Sustainable and Innovative Transport" Unit of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport. He has recently been involved in negotiating the revision of the Clean Vehicles Directive. Previously he worked in the EC’s Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, and in the EC’s Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation, as well as for the Italian Ministry for the Environment. He holds a diploma in International Relations from the University of Genoa.

  • Dario Dubolino
    European Commission
    SEE BIO
  • Erik Koppe
    Project Manager
    Allego

    After serving as the Regional Minister of Finance, Infrastructure and ICT of the province of Limburg in the Netherlands, Erik Koppe moved on to the electric-vehicle industry where he currently works as a project manager on the MEGA-E project (Metropolitan Greater Areas Electrified) and quartermaster for Eastern Europe for Allego, a Dutch e-mobility company providing EV charging solutions across Europe.

  • Erik Koppe
    Allego
    SEE BIO
  • Bartosz Piłat
    Krakowski Alarm Smogowy

    Bartosz Piłat, a journalist and commentator, is an expert in Polish smog alerts and transport policies. He deals with issues regarding city management, including the efficiency of transport networks and urban planning, and environmental protection at the interface with the economy, including air quality, waste management and renewable energy sources.

  • Bartosz Piłat
    Krakowski Alarm Smogowy
    SEE BIO
  • Anna Kowalska
    Dyrektor
    Public Transport Authority in Rzeszów (ZTM)

    Anna Kowalska completed MA studies in political science and history as well as post-graduate studies in European studies. She worked as a teacher, municipal school director, and political worker, including assistant to a Member of Parliament. She was the Mayor of the City of Dynów for two terms and was the Deputy Marshal of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship for one term. She has been operating in local governments, including powiats, since the 1990s. Since 2013, she has been the Director of ZTM in Rzeszów.

  • Anna Kowalska
    Public Transport Authority in Rzeszów (ZTM)
    SEE BIO
  • Grzegorz Pawelec
    Research, Innovation and Funding Manager
    Hydrogen Europe

    Grzegorz joined Hydrogen Europe in May 2019 as Research, Innovation and Funding Manager, responsible for the coordination of the Maritime Working Group, focusing on decarbonisation of shipping, as well as Finance and Funding Working Group with focus on future IPPP on hydrogen under the Horizon Europe framework and the ETS Innovation Fund. He has 15 years of professional consulting experience, specializing in projects covering natural gas for heat and power, renewable energy and alternative fuels like LNG and hydrogen.

  • Grzegorz Pawelec
    Hydrogen Europe
    SEE BIO
  • Agata Rzędowska
    Journalist

    Agata Rzędowska is an electromobility enthusiast. She has been observing changes in the automotive market for many years. For almost 15 years she handled training and education in the field of environmental protection. Since 2016 she has written several hundred texts about electric vehicles. She is the author of the study "Electromobility" published by the Jagiellonian University in 2017 and she is the co-author and expert of numerous radio programmes on electromobility. In new technologies, she values functionality.

  • Agata Rzędowska
    Journalist
    SEE BIO
  • Łukasz Banach
    Co-founder
    Hop.City

    Product lead and Head of R&D with over 10 years experience in building strategy and development of IT products in technology companies. He has worked, among others, for Wirtualna Polska, Grupa O2, Agora SA, Goldenline and Codility. He has extensive experience in negotiation, concluding business partnerships and introducing new projects and services to the market, both Polish and international. He has a PhD from the Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw.

  • Łukasz Banach
    Hop.City
    SEE BIO
  • Elżbieta Bieńkowska
    European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

    Since 1 November 2014 Elżbieta Bieńkowska has been EU Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs in the European Commission of Jean-Claude Juncker. Between 200-2013 she was Minister for Regional Development of Poland and from 2013 to 2014, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure. As Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Infrastructure and Development she was in charge of the strategic development system of the country, including the effective investment of the European funds.

  • Elżbieta Bieńkowska
    European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
    SEE BIO
  • Grzegorz Gałczyński
    Strategic Industries Manager
    Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH)

    Grzegorz Gałczyński has ten years of experience in the automotive industry, including eight years in managing positions. In his role at PAIH, he is responsible for the coordination of the agency’s activities within the automotive industry, including opening new markets and developing relations with automotive organisations.

  • Grzegorz Gałczyński
    Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH)
    SEE BIO
  • Jamie Lee-Brown
    Transport Global Practice
    World Bank Group

    Jamie Lee-Brown co-leads initiatives on eMobility under the World Bank’s “Green Transport” community of practice. In 2018 he co-authored the World Bank’s “Electric Mobility and Development” engagement paper for the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) in Katowice. He is presently leading research on the development of supply chains for battery technologies and recycling processes. Jamie covers World Bank investment and analytical operations in Ukraine, Romania, and Eastern Partnership countries that involve urban transport, roads, and railways.

  • Jamie Lee-Brown
    World Bank Group
    SEE BIO
  • Joanna Świderska
    Deputy Director, Project Implementation Department
    Centre for EU Transport Projects

    Since 2009 Joanna has worked at the Centre for EU Transport Projects, which is responsible for the EU’s transport infrastructure investment projects. Her main responsibilities include managing public transport projects, including co-financing projects that assist cities in the purchase of electric buses. Previously she worked at the Ministry of Infrastructure, dealing with road projects co-financed by the EU, before becoming the department head where she successfully closed the financial perspective of the Infrastructure and Environment Operational Programme 2007-2013.

  • Joanna Świderska
    Centre for EU Transport Projects
    SEE BIO
  • Paweł Skotarek
    Senior Consultant
    Polish Investment & Trade Agency (PAIH)

    Paweł Skotarek is a lawyer, advisor and entrepreneur with comprehensive experience in the public and private sectors. He is currently a Senior Consultant at PAIH.

  • Paweł Skotarek
    Polish Investment & Trade Agency (PAIH)
    SEE BIO
  • Arkadiusz Hajduk
    Director
    Low-Emission Transportation Fund

  • Arkadiusz Hajduk
    Low-Emission Transportation Fund
  • Paweł Engel
    Director, Transport Analysis Department
    Centre for EU Transport Projects

    Paweł Engel has been involved in projects financed from European funds since the beginning of his professional career, and since 2008 in the transport sector. From 2008 to 2015, as Deputy Department Director, he was responsible for obtaining European funds at the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways. Since 2017, as Director of the Transport Analysis Department, he has been responsible for the evaluation process in the transport sector and preparation of the Integrated Traffic Model for Poland.

  • Paweł Engel
    Centre for EU Transport Projects
    SEE BIO
  • Adam Targowski
    Sustainability Manager
    Skanska CDE

    Adam Targowski is manager for sustainable development in Skanska Commercial Development Europe, responsible for setting sustainable development goals for projects, as well as certification of Skanska Group office buildings in the CEE region and residential investments in Poland. His tasks include support for issues related to Health & Wellbeing, as well as shaping public space to be friendly to people and open to local communities. His team works with tenants to raise awareness of the effective use of office space and new technologies.

  • Adam Targowski
    Skanska CDE
    SEE BIO
  • Mateusz Figaszewski
    Director of E-mobility Development and PR
    Solaris

    Mateusz Figaszewski is the Director of E-mobility Development and PR department at Solaris. He is responsible for promotion of innovative zero emissions vehicles. He is also a Member of Industry Committee at UITP (Global Public Transport Association) where actively promote zero emission solutions for public transportation.

  • Mateusz Figaszewski
    Solaris
    SEE BIO
  • Michał Maćkowiak
    President
    Rafako E-bus

    Michał Maćkowiak is responsible for managing the innovation department in the RAFAKO Group and is the CEO of RAFAKO E-BUS company which created the first Polish electric bus with batteries in the chassis. He works closely with InnoEnergy, is an expert in H2020 at EASME and supports start-ups in Europe in the energy and electromobility sector. He actively participates in the European Battery Alliance under the wings of the European Commission. Recently involved in the venture capital market, especially in shaping the VC market in Poland.

  • Michał Maćkowiak
    Rafako E-bus
    SEE BIO
  • Marcin Michalec
    Sales and Marketing Director
    OKAM Capital

    Marcin Michalec has bee in the real estate industry for over 15 years, where as sales and marketing director for residential development companies, he was directly involved in the sales of over 1000 apartments in several Polish cities. He started his career with Knight Frank brokerage and consultancy company and has also worked at ICON Real Estate and Restaura. He is a graduate of the University of Warsaw and the Warsaw University of Technology, and is a licensed real estate agent.

  • Marcin Michalec
    OKAM Capital
    SEE BIO
  • Marek Gawroński
    Public and Governmental Affairs Vice President
    Volvo Group Poland

    Marek Gawroński oversees the implementation of Volvo’s corporate strategy towards electromobility within the Polish market, with a primary focus on zero-emission buses and trucks. Marek has many years of experience in the transport, automotive and energy sectors, working in the fields of communication, marketing, CSR and sustainable development. Before joining Volvo, Marek managed teams in Alstom, Shell, PGE where he was responsible for both the Polish market and the CEE region. Marek holds a master’s degree in Law from the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin.

  • Marek Gawroński
    Volvo Group Poland
    SEE BIO
  • Katarzyna Gruszecka-Spychała
    Deputy Mayor of Gdynia

    Katarzyna is a Gdynia resident who loves where she lives. As Deputy Mayor of Gdynia she is responsible for economic development and support for entrepreneurs, spatial planning, management of municipal properties and buildings, city branding, tourism and public communication. She manages the city entities such as: Gdynia City Planning Office, Public Transport Board, Pomeranian Science and Technology Park Gdynia and Experyment Science Centre. She also coordinates the implementation of the city development strategy.

  • Katarzyna Gruszecka-Spychała
    Deputy Mayor of Gdynia
    SEE BIO
  • Carsten Bermig
    Policy Advisor to Commissioner for Industry
    EU Commission

    Since February 2014 Carsten Bermig has been a Member of Cabinet of the European Commissioner for Climate Action under Connie Hedegaard and is responsible for various portfolios, from Industrial Transformation to the Digitalisation of Industry. Between 2010 and 2014 he worked as policy coordinator for economic and financial affairs in the Secretariat-General of the EC. Previously he worked in several departments of the Directorate-General for Competition and two years in the Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General.

  • Carsten Bermig
    EU Commission
    SEE BIO
  • Katarzyna Sobótka-Demianowska
    Head of Emobility
    ABB Poland

    Katarzyna is responsible for implementing the company’s global e-mobility strategy in CE with an emphasis on public transport, both the infrastructure for charging electric buses and for individual users. She was previously responsible for the electromobility project, including the construction of infrastructure for rapid charging of electric vehicles. A graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology and the School for Renewable Energy Science in Iceland, as well as the TOP 500 Innovators programme at the Haas School of Business at the University of California.

  • Katarzyna Sobótka-Demianowska
    ABB Poland
    SEE BIO
  • Paweł Wideł
    Public Affairs and Government Relations Director
    Groupe PSA

    Paweł Wideł serves as Public Affairs and Government Relations Director at Groupe PSA and is responsible for Poland, Czech, Slovakia and Hungary. Since 1991 he has worked for General Motors in Poland, Czech Republic and Russia in various roles, including the Director of Fleet and Governmental Sales in Poland, the Director of Sales and Marketing for Cadillac and HUMMER and Saab brands in Russia and CIS countries. Along with his role as the Vice-President of the Lewiatan Confederation, he is President of the Association of Employers of Automotive and Industrial Goods.

  • Paweł Wideł
    Groupe PSA
    SEE BIO
  • Sławomir Podsiadły
    Deputy Director
    ZTM Lublin

    From the beginning of his professional career, Sławomir Podsiadły has been involved with the transport industry. He held managerial positions, among others, at the Municipal Transport Company in Lublin and at the Car Transport Company in Radzyń Podlaski. From 2013, he was employed as the Deputy Director of the Municipal Transport Board in Lublin/Transport Director. He assists with the preparation and implementation of EU projects, including the implementation of an electric bus system in Lublin as well as the construction of an electronic ticket system for the agglomeration.

  • Sławomir Podsiadły
    ZTM Lublin
    SEE BIO
  • Grzegorz Kobeszko
    Senior Manager
    Innogy Polska Solutions

  • Grzegorz Kobeszko
    Innogy Polska Solutions
  • Richard Stephens
    Founder & Editor
    Poland Today

    Richard Stephens is Founder & Editor of Poland Today, an English-language media firm based in Warsaw. The company is the publisher of the award-winning Poland Today magazine and hosts its flagship conferences at MIPIM, the world’s leading real estate fair in Cannes. Richard is also Director of the Emerging Europe Awards in London, organized by Emerging Europe. He was previously editor of Eurobuild CEE magazine, where he established the conference department and also created the hugely successful Eurobuild Awards Gala, running the first two editions. Previously, he was Managing Director of CEPIF, the CEE region’s real estate fair in Warsaw. Throughout his career, Richard has organised over 120 international conferences and events, including 10+ trips of international journalists to Poland & CEE countries on behalf of entities like UEFA, ahead of Euro 2012 in Poland & Ukraine. Richard is English and graduated in Theology & Religious Studies from Bristol University.

  • Richard Stephens
    Poland Today
    SEE BIO

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