POLISH INFRASTRUCTURE & CONSTRUCTION
On June 22, at the Sheraton Grand Warsaw hotel, the 12th edition of the conference dedicated to representatives of the infrastructure and construction sector will be held.
The event is very popular every year, because it is attended by decision-makers representing general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, as well as railway carriers and public institutions.
The aim of the conference will be to discuss topics crucial for the development of Polish infrastructure construction. We will raise issues related to public procurement law and cooperation of the public sector with private contractors. We will also discuss key railway investments that will have a significant impact on the development of many sectors of the Polish economy. The culmination of the conference will be the gala awarding the “Infrastructure & Construction Diamonds”.
June 22, 2021
The future of road investments. GDDKiA investments vs. FDS investments. Which criteria should be used to select priority projects?
Changes in public procurement law and improvements in the investment process. Relations between the Employer and the Contractor. Fair competition and equal treatment of contractors
Investor security and optimization of the Contractor’s financial risk. The role of bank and insurance guarantees
Offer selection criteria. Rational definition of the role of price in relation to other criteria
Effective PPP, i.e. the impact of public-private partnership on the development and modernization of infrastructure
Private funds as a driving force of change and a new source of financing for the industry. The future of investments in the EU perspective 2021-2027
How to effectively arrange cooperation between the public and private sectors. Implementations in the PPP formula as an example of efficient project completion
The impact of new regulations on the financial situation of Local Government Units and implementation of PPP projects. Institutional environment and the investment and construction process
Railway Marshall Plan. Expansion of the traction network and modernization of the railway infrastructure.
The railway is the most ecological and environmentally friendly means of public transport. The struggle of railways with transport exclusion.
Key projects in the passenger transport market. Increase of resources in the national reconstruction plan for the purchase and maintenance of rolling stock.
New technologies and innovations used in the construction of the second subway line. Expansion of the subway and sustainable urban transportation.
Zero-emission construction. Actions to improve the health conditions of buildings and to reduce the environmental impact
Innovations for ecological and inteligent engineering. How to use the potential of technology and product innovation?
Energy efficiency as the foundation of contemporary projects. How to reduce energy losses thanks to the latest inteligent technologies?
Eco-investments in construction industry and sources of their financing. The role of banks in the investment process
INFRASTRUCTURE & CONSTRUCTION DIAMONDS
The Organizer reserves the right to make changes to the agenda.
PANEL 1: Public Procurement Law
Member of the Board, STRABAG
One of two members of the managing board of STRABAG in Poland since 2013. Holds Master’s Degree in Economics from Warsaw School of Economics. His professional career began at STRABAG’s corporate headquarters in Austria in 1996. Member of STRABAG’s board since 2007. Chairman of the Construction Platform and the Council member of Employers of Poland Association.
PANEL 2: Public-Private Partnership
Advocate and Managing Counsel, head of the PPP / Infrastructure Practice at Dentons Warsaw office
He is also a member of the Energy and Natural Resources team. He has many years of experience in providing legal assistance to Polish and foreign entities. He is considered one of the leading experts-practitioners of PPP in Poland. He effectively advised on the implementation of infrastructure projects, both for the public and private parties. Tomasz is a legal advisor at the Centrum PPP Foundation and a member of the Board of the International Project Finance Association (IPFA) in Poland. He was an expert of the "Friendly State" Parliamentary Committee on matters related to the amendment to the PPP Act. He is a speaker in Poland and abroad at conferences and training courses on PPP, as well as a lecturer at the Warsaw School of Economics, where he has been teaching this field for seven years. Moreover, Tomasz Korczyński is a member of the authorities of the District Bar Council in Warsaw.
Manager for the Fuel Sector and Infrastructure in the Department of Sector Analysis and Support, BGK
Expert in project finance, Anna started her career in banking sector back in 2012 when she was in charge of evaluation and financing of large investment projects covering both public and private sector. She has also a solid experience in market analysis for construction and infrastructure sectors. Anna joined Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK) back in 2016. Currently, she holds the managerial position in the Department of Sectoral Analysis and Support which is in charge of, inter alia, substantial support in Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects. Before starting her journey in BGK, Anna gained experience in two commercial banks, PKO BP and PBP SA.
PANEL 3: Railway Investments
President of the Board, ProKolej Foundation
Analyst, specialist in logistics, planning and development of transportation systems, infrastructural investments, organisation and marketing of public transportation. Graduate of the Centre for European Regional and Local Studies as well as the Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies at the University of Warsaw. University lecturer and head of the Laboratory of EU Transportation Policy of the Pultusk Academy of Humanities – since 2012 with the title of doctor. Former president of the Institute for Development and Promotion of Rail, proxy of Marshal’s Offices coordinating organisation of regional transportation. Member of management boards and supervisory boards of rail carriages (PKP Przewozy Regionalne, Warszawska Kolej Dojazdowa, Szybka Kolej Miejska). In the years 2009-2010, president of Koleje Mazowieckie, in the years 2012-2014 vice-president of the Office of Rail Transport for rail sector regulation. Member of steering committees, expert in implementation and evaluation of operational programmes financed from EU funds. Advisor of the Ministry of Infrastructure in the process of drafting the Act on public transportation. Co-author of several analytical works, research and feasibility studies for industry and transport. Licenced train driver, press and TV sector commentator.
President of the Board, Polregio
He is a graduate of MBA studies at IESE Business School in Barcelona. He was also educated at Harvard Business School and London Business School. He also graduated from the Lublin University of Technology at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with a master's degree in engineering. He started his professional career in the consulting company KPMG, where for many years he managed projects for medium and large Polish enterprises and international concerns. He also worked in the Swiss branch of the Goldman Sachs bank and the Madrid headquarters of Bank Santander. In 2013-2020 he was the financial advisory director at Deloitte, managing a project team for many sectors of the economy in the country and in the region of Central and Eastern Europe.
PANEL 4: Construction in the Face of Climate Change
President of the Board,
Nicolas Dépret been involved with Eurovia Group since 1997. He is a graduate of Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics, du Bâtiment et de l’Industrie in Paris. Mr Dépret started his professional career in Germany where he managed road construction projects for 3 years. Since 2000 he encouraged the development of Eurovia’s operations in Poland by managing the technical department, acting as chief operating officer and a member of the management board. In the years 2014-2017 he was in charge of Eurovia’s branches in Romania, Croatia and the Baltic States. In 2013 he took charge of the Group’s security area in Central and Southern Europe. He was appointed the Chairman of the Board of Eurovia in Poland in 2017 and has performed this function since then. Actively involved in the work of nationwide road organizations such as the Polish Chamber of Commerce of Road Construction Industry, Polish Association of Construction Industry Employers, Polish Association of Asphalt Paving Contractors and Road Congress, by taking part in activities carried out to develop the road industry in Poland.
General Director of LHE and Infrastructure Solutions
Graduated the Poznań University of Technology at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, specializing in the Construction and Operation of Motorways. Has many years of experience in designing and executing complex infrastructure projects - including in the A2 motorway construction project between Stryków and Warsaw, S5 Rawicz bypass, DK16 Borki Wielkie - Mrągowo, S7 Płońsk - Czosnów, S2 South Warsaw Bypass.
President, HRE Investments
Michał has been pursuing very ambitious goals on the real estate market in Poland and abroad for over a decade now. In his work he places particular emphasis on developing long-term strategies for company growth using various sources of financing the company’s activities. He has a sound grasp of the synergy between the financial and real estate markets. Michał uses his expertise and experience to expand an investment offer for the real estate industry and he does it with great passion.
President of the Board, VELUX Polska
Prezes VELUX Polska, odpowiedzialny za planowanie i wdrażanie strategii rozwoju spółki, wyznacza kierunki komunikacji i założenia polityki społecznej odpowiedzialności biznesu. Absolwent Politechniki Warszawskiej, podyplomowych studiów menadżerskich w Szkole Głównej Handlowej, a także programu Executive MBA w Szkole Biznesu Politechniki Warszawskiej. Od początku swojej kariery związany z branżą budowlaną.
Prof. Bolesław Rok
Department of Entrepreneurship and Ethics in Business, Kozminski University
Dyrektor Centrum Etyki Biznesu i Innowacji Społecznych Akademii Leona Koźmińskiego. Od trzydziestu lat związany z biznesem jako przedsiębiorca i doradca. Współzałożyciel Forum Odpowiedzialnego Biznesu, współautor corocznego Rankingu Odpowiedzialnych Firm dla Dziennika Gazety Prawnej, koordynator międzynarodowych projektów z zakresu innowacji na rzecz zrównoważonego rozwoju. Pełnomocnik Zarządu ds. etyki w PGNiG SA. Członek m.in. Rady Programowej Instytutu Innowacyjna Gospodarka, Komisji Sędziowskiej Polish National Sales Awards, konkursu Dyrektor Marketingu Roku, Rady Nadzorczej mFundacji, Rady Programowej United Nations Global Compact, Sieci Sensownego Biznesu.
Country Manager, Dassault Systèmes
Ireneusz Borowski, since July 2019, is a Country Manager Poland at Dassault Systèmes. In this position he is responsible for reinforcing the local presence and expanding the market position of Dassault Systèmes in Poland. He is also responsible for supporting Dassault Systèmes customers in digital transformation as well as business development in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary. Ireneusz Borowski joined Dassault Systèmes in 2008, and to date, as Senior Manager Sales & Business Development Eastern Europe, prepared business development plans for Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and managed the sales in Eastern Europe. Prior to this, as Senior Sales Manager Eastern Europe, Partner Success Management EUROCENTRAL, he steered the sales of indirect channels. Ireneusz Borowski commenced his career in 1998 at AutoR KSI, then he worked as an Account Manager and Special Program Manager in CNS Solutions. In 2000 he joined Premium Technology as a Product Manager and for the following 8 years was engaged at different levels of management. Ireneusz Borowski graduated from Warsaw University of Technology with a degree in automobile and heavy machinery engineering.
Prof. UAM dr hab. Marcin Lemkowski
Advocate, Partner, Wardyński & Partners
Prof. AMU dr hab. Marcin Lemkowski conducts difficult, complex and often lengthy court and arbitration proceedings, mainly in the field of civil law. He advises both individuals and corporations in disputes related to contracts, real estate trading, investments in renewable energy or securing debts. He conducts proceedings for compensation for damages caused, inter alia, by failure to perform the contract, tort, change of the local spatial development plan or issuance of an unlawful judgment by a court. He also represents clients in matters relating to large infrastructure investments, mainly in rail and road. Author and co-author of several dozen cassation appeals heard by the Supreme Court, often in very difficult or precedential cases. He has been associated with the Wardyński i Wspólnicy law firm since 2008.
President of the Management Board, APA Group
Graduated of Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science, on Silesian University of Technology, Institute of Electronics, specialization: computer control systems. For 14 years he has gained experience in implementations and planning controlling systems, for such clients as VW, GM, Daimler and Siemens. He worked as technical consultant during construction of VW factory in Poznań. He was responsible for standardizations and optimization of the manufacturing process in the factory. Currently he is CEO in APA Sp. z o.o. and APA Innovative Sp. z o.o. He is also a member of Program Board of Electric Department on Silesian Technical University.
Infrastructure & Construction Diamonds
Infrastructure & Construction Diamonds are aimed at honoring entities that through their activities have contributed to the increase of the value of Polish enterprises and to the development of the entire industry. In addition, the awarded entities are distinguished by the highest economic efficiency, innovation, ethics and business responsibility
Categories of awards
Realization characterized by modern technological solutions, high quality of execution and significantly different from the competition.
Award granted in three areas:
- General construction
- Road infrastructure
- Rail infrastructure
The company exceptionally active in the field of industry, focused on increasing revenue, entering new markets, characterized by remarkable activity in a given year.
Entity utilizing the latest technological solutions, conducting research and development associated with construction.
An entity implementing projects for the railway, road or cubature construction industry of a breakthrough nature on a national scale.
An entity promoting activities leading to the development of sustainable construction, transport and infrastructure, as well as offering products and services limiting impact on the environment.
Entity with exceptionally high standards of advisory or legal services, specialized in cooperation with the infrastructure and construction industry.
Entity characterized by model cooperation in terms of financing investments in the area of infrastructure and construction.
Award for proficiency in business practices, outstanding quality of company management and innovativeness in action.