POLISH INFRASTRUCTURE & CONSTRUCTION 2023
March 21, 2023, Sheraton Grand Warsaw
Polish Infrastructure & Construction is a meeting of industry leaders that enjoys great esteem on the market and gathers the most important representatives of the sector every year.
14th edition will take place on March 21, 2023 at The Sheraton Grand Warsaw and will be an opportunity to discuss topics related to the financing and development of road investments, new technologies in the service of infrastructure, and the dynamics of rail transportation development. The conference is aimed at the management staff of Polish and foreign companies from the infrastructure and construction sectors as well as representatives of local authorities and public administration.
The conference will culminate with the formal “Infrastructure & Construction Diamonds” gala, awarding the most distinguished entities in the industry.
- In the event of an economic slowdown, public investments are to act as the driving force of the economy. How to meet the challenges to implement investments?
- Indexation of the contractor’s remuneration in the face of price increases. What conditions will enable the completion of projects that have already started so that companies do not have to leave the construction site?
- Additional sources of industry financing. Effective PPP, i.e. effective cooperation between the public and private sectors as a method for further Polish infrastructure financing.
- Infrastructure investment risk management. Bank and insurance guarantees as a form of security. How to contract and make credit decisions?
- What awaits Polish infrastructural construction in the near future? Is there a chance to bypass the collapse in construction? Solutions and ideas to avoid a repeat of 2012.
- What can increase the level of orders, i.e. the demand on the road construction market. Where to get funds for road construction investments?
- Construction and maintenance of national roads. How to calculate the costs of investments, renovations, safety and environmental aspects?
- Rising wages and shortage of workers in the construction industry. Inflation, high material prices and an unprecedented rise in construction costs. Will contractors manage to implement infrastructure projects and at what cost?
- How will the Kolej Plus program affect the development of railway infrastructure? Will the investments increase the travel comfort of passengers and help in the fight against transport exclusion?
- The scale of needs and directions of investments in railways. Financing and construction of new tractions. Investments in rolling stock and their maintenance points.
- Solutions supporting the digital transformation of railways. How can new technologies contribute to the development of an integrated and secure infrastructure?
- Smart and sustainable public transport – how to encourage people to use the railway and subway?
- What environmental and economic benefits will the transformation of the construction sector towards a circular economy bring?
- How is the building materials market changing in the face of decarbonisation requirements? The main environmental goals set today for manufacturers of building materials.
- Increasing energy efficiency as a key requirement for construction. Optimization of energy consumption costs thanks to the use of new technologies and RES.
- Prefabrication as the key to the low-carbon construction sector. Will modular construction help decarbonise and reduce investment costs?
INFRASTRUCTURE & CONSTRUCTION DIAMONDS
partnerS of previous edition
CONFERENCE SOCIAL PARTNER
HONORARY GUEST of previous edition
Secretary of State in the Ministry of Development and Technology
Piotr Uściński (born in 1977) graduated in computer engineering and electronics from the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology at the Warsaw University of Technology (2004) and from the Management Academy at the Warsaw School of Economics (2006, postgraduate). He is also a graduate of Kozminski University in Warsaw, where he completed a postgraduate course in Business Psychology (2010). He also completed MBA studies. For 17 years, he was a local government employee at various levels of local government. Starost of Wołomin poviat in the period of 2010-2014. He ran his own business and managed commercial law companies. Member of the Sejm of the 8th and 9th term, Chairman of the Parliamentary Group for Life and Family, Vice-Chairman of the Parliamentary Group for Development and Support of Enterprises. In the Ministry of Development and Technology, he is responsible for construction, spatial planning and housing.
SPECIAL GUESTS of previous edition
Acting General Director for National Roads and Motorways
Graduate in construction and spatial development at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn and postgraduate studies in computer science and energy efficiency in construction. Since 2015, Undersecretary of State and from November 2017 to March 2018, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction as well as Government Plenipotentiary for the construction of apartments within the scope of the National Property Resource and the Government Program for Development of the Integrated Real Estate Information System. Between 2012-2015, Deputy Director of the Department of Spatial Management and Construction at the Ministry of Transport, Construction and Maritime Economy, later Ministry of Infrastructure and Development. He is an academic lecturer on the broadly understood investment process and EU funds from the financial perspective 2014-2020. From August 2018, he is the acting Director General of National Roads and Motorways.
PRELEGENTS of previous edition
EY Polska, Strategy and Transactions, Transport & Infrastructure Advisory Team, Manager
Jakub specializes in business advisory, financial and transaction advisory for private and public clients from the railway sector, especially from transportation and infrastructure sectors. He has broad experience in restructuring, strategy and transport policy development, obtaining financing from commercial sources, European Investment Bank and EU. He supports clients from railway sector. Jakub advised most of the entities from PKP Group and intermodal private operators on infrastructure projects as well as railway rolling stock projects. Engaged in strategic programs developed for the Government of Poland and European Commission concerning railway, aviation and inland waterway sectors.
Dr. Andrzej Maciej Czapczuk, Eng.
Vice President of the Management Board and General Director of the F.B.I. TASBUD and the President of the Management Board of the Swedish company TASBUD SVERIGE AB
Vice President of the Management Board and General Director of the F.B.I. TASBUD International Group, President of the Management Board of the Swedish company TASBUD SVERIGE AB. President of the Polish Cluster of Construction Exporters and Chairman of the Expert Group for New Technologies and Intelligent Systems in Infrastructure and Construction of the Polish Association of Construction Employers. For over fifteen years he has been continuously associated with the Warsaw University of Technology. He is an academic lecturer and coach with many achievements supported by numerous publications. He successfully combines the business and science sectors.
Director of STRABAG Bridge Division
Waldemar Gajeski - Director of STRABAG Bridge Division, a graduate of Poznan University of Technology. He has been involved in bridge construction in Poland from the very beginning. He has been working in the Polish branch of the Austrian STRABAG concern since 2003, where he laid the foundations of the thriving the Division. STRABAG Bridge Division has built many important bridges in Poland as part of road infrastructure investments, including bridges over the Vistula River in Toruń and Kraków, as part of expressways and motorways. STRABAG Bridge Division is currently carrying out the construction of three railway bridges over the Vistula River as part of the modernization of the E30 railway line in Cracow
Leading Specialist for Public Procurement, Director of the Development Department of EIB SA, Legal Advisor
Responsible for the public procurement department of an insurance broker - EIB SA. Expert and internal trainer in the area of public procurement law. Committee member and an expert of the Tender Committee in the insurance procedure. Advisor of the procuring entites in the proceedings before the National Appeals Chamber. Participant and speaker at conferences on issues related to public procurement paw, and topics on both public procurement and insurance. Author of legal opinions in the field of public procurement and publications on contracting insurance under public procurement law.
President of the Polish Road Congress
A graduate of Warsaw University of Technology, an engineer with a specialization in construction of roads and airports. Longtime employee of road administration and companies in that industry. From 2005 to January 2008 General Director for National Roads and Motorways. Currently, Managing Director (CEO) of the MSF Poland company. Initiator and third term as president of the board of the Polish Road Congress.
Dr. Jerzy Lejk, Eng.
President of the Board,
Jerzy Lejk, Doctor of Technical Sciences. Member of the Transport Committee, Polish Academy of Sciences. He defended his PhD thesis at the Poznań University of Technology in the scientific field of transport. Jerzy graduated from the Warsaw University of Technology, where he was conferred the title of MSc Eng. in Civil Engineering. Later, he completed a postgraduate course “MBA for Engineers” at the Koźmiński University. His professional career took off at Warsaw’s Development Planning Office, and then he proceeded to expand his knowledge and experience by taking a position with the Provincial Office in Warsaw, Municipal Road Authority, and Budimex S.A. Between 1994 and 1999, he served as the Deputy Mayor of Warsaw. He has been employed with the Warsaw Metro since 2002, first as Deputy Director, and then as a member of Metro Warszawskie Sp. z o.o.’s Board Member. As a Board Member, he was responsible for metro development and operation. Together with his team, he prepared and implemented the project “The Bielany Section of Metro Line 1 in Warsaw.” Since January 2006, he has served as the President of the Board. He is responsible for different Company operations, including topics related to the development and implementation of metro extension in Warsaw. As an Assistant Professor at the Department of Geotechnical Engineering, Bridges and Underground Structures, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, he both teaches students and does research. He has participated in a number of specialist professional training programmes on construction and environmental protection related to EU laws, Public Procurement Law, and investment process management. As Poland’s representative with the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), he served as a Policy Board Member for three terms, 2013–2015, 2015-2017, and 2017-2019. He is also the Vice-President of the Board of the Polish Geotechnics Committee’s Underground Construction Sub-Committee.
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
Director of the Infrastructure Construction Division at Budimex S.A.
Cezary Łysenko - Director of the Infrastructure Construction Division at Budimex S.A. He has worked for Budimex S.A. since 2006. College graduate of Technical University of Bialystok, which he completed in 1996 as a Master of Engineering in roads and airports construction. He is also a graduate of several prestige management programs in Europe and the USA, most recently Advanced Management Program at the prestigious IESE Business School in Barcelona. Since 2006, he has been executing many expressway and motorway contracts as a construction site manager and contract director. He has been working as district director from 2009 to 2018, then director of the Northern branch of infrastructure in the organizational structures of Budimex S.A.. Since January 2020 he has been responsible for the Directorate of Infrastructure Construction. From the beginning of 2021 he is also responsible for Budimex S.A. expansion in foreign markets.
Director of the Insurance and International Relations Department of KUKE,
Piotr Maciaszek Director of the Insurance and International Relations Department of KUKE, graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw. Entered on the list of legal advisors kept by the District Chamber of Legal Advisors in Warsaw, where he completed his legal advisor apprenticeship training. Professionally associated with KUKE for almost 18 years, for over 4 years he has been responsible for the KUKE business with State Treasury guarantees and has been managing the team structuring and securing export and pro-export transactions carried out by Polish entrepreneurs, including in particular those related to investment financing in Poland and abroad.
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.
Member of the Manegement Board, Polish Association of Construction Engineers and Technicians
Wiktor Pawłowski is an outstanding figure of construction with nearly 50 years of experience in positions from construction manager to the director of the enterprise. After graduating from Warsaw University of Technology (1962), he worked on the construction sites of Zagłębie Siarki in Tarnobrzeg and in the rescue and renovation of the Old Town in Sandomierz. A particularly important period is work in the Ministry of Building and Construction Materials Industry (1983-87), where he was the director of investment, science and technology departments. From 1990, he was associated with PERI Polska, which has made revolutionary transformations in the implementation of monolithic construction in Poland. The creator of this company from scratch, and then for 20 years its director. Wiktor Pawłowski has great achievements in social activities. Between 2005-2012 he was the Chairman of the Polish Association of Construction Engineers and Technicians, currently Secretary General. During two terms of office he contributed to the consolidation of the Association and establishing its public position. In 2010, he initiated the "Agreement for work safety in construction", which resulted in a 50% reduction in fatal accidents. Currently, he is the creator of BIM technology implementation in construction. Polish Association of Construction Industry Employers, as one of two people, gave him the title "Primus inter optimos" for a special contribution to the development of construction in the last 25 years.
Member of the Board of Unibep SA, Director of Infrastructure
Born in 1971, graduated from the University of Warsaw at the Faculty of Economics in Białystok and from postgraduate studies in accounting and corporate finance. An academic teacher since 1996, cooperating with companies and self-governments in financial consultancy in the years 2006-2018. As the vice-president of the City of Białystok, he supervised, among others, the work of the Department of Investments, Architecture and Town Planning. He was also responsible for preparation and implementation of municipal investments and for obtaining related European funds in the Municipal Roads Authority in Białystok. In Unibep SA since September 2018, first as an authorised representative of the Management Board for public-private partnership, and since February 2019 as the director of the Infrastructure Department of Unibep SA and a member of the Supervisory Board of Budrex Sp. z o.o. seated in Białystok. In November 2020, he was appointed a member of the Company's Management Board by the decision of the Supervisory Board of Unibep SA, effective from 1 January 2021.
CEO, 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.
President of the Management Board, General Manager of Budimex SA
Since 2004 he has been involved with the Budimex Group (Budimex Dromex), where he was a site manager and then a contract manager. In 2009 he was promoted to the Regional Director. Director of Transport Infrastructure Engineering from 2011. In 2014 he became the Director of Infrastructure Engineering at Budimex SA. From 2019 Vice President and COO at Budimex. He is a co-founder of the Budimex Infrastructure Engineering Division. According to investors, Budimex is one of the best road contractors in Poland. Eighty percent of road contracts are completed by Budimex ahead of schedule. A graduate of the Faculty of Construction and Environmental Engineering at the Białystok University of Technology, specialising in Transport Infrastructure Engineering. In 2000 – 2002 he worked as a Site Engineer at Przedsiębiorstwo Drogowo-Mostowe Olecko, then until 2004 he managed the implementation of one of the largest infrastructure projects – the construction of the A2 Motorway on behalf of NCC Polska.
CEO FOTON Technik Sp. z o.o. E.ON & innogy Polska S.A. Group
Michał Skorupa has over eighteen years of experience in sales, development and implementation of corporate strategies and processes, as well as in building teams in the various corporate areas . For ten years he has been engaged in the industrial power, and for six years in photovoltaics and renewable energetics, at the national and foreign level. As an expert in this industry, he actively participates in issuing opinions on legal acts and statutes dedicated to the energy technology sector. In July 2019 he has been appointed to the Chief Executive Officer of FOTON Technik Sp. z o.o.. With the E.ON Group and innogy Polska S.A. he has been related since 2011, including a member of the Supervisory Board position. Successfully developing business in the area of strategy, sales and operations, thanks to which Foton Technik is one of the leading companies in Poland in the Renewable Energy Sources sector. He is the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) graduate, where in 2017 he obtained the title of Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Solicitor, Partner in Dentons’ Warsaw office
Anna Szymańska is a partner in Dentons’ Warsaw office and a Head of Defense and Security practice, within the Public Procurement and Government Contracts practice team. She specializes in public procurement law and PPP commercial and civil law, including contracts law since 2005. She is highly experienced in representing bidders as well as awarding entities in the course of public procurement proceedings and in dealings before the National Chamber of Appeals and courts. Among others, Anna has focused on infrastructure, energy, construction, railways, waste treatment, transportation, financial services, defense & security, medical & pharmaceutical, revitalization and telecommunications projects. Anna is a member of the Poland Public Procurement Council and a lecturer in Postgraduate Studies in Public Procurement at Warsaw University.
Advocate, Partner, KKLW Legal Kurzyński Wierzbicki sp. k.
Przemysław Wierzbicki is a partner at KKLW Legal Kurzyński Wierzbicki sp.k., advocate with nearly 20 years of litigation experience, mainly in civil and commercial disputes. He advises on public procurement matters, in particular on infrastructure procurements. Has represented clients in over 100 proceedings at the Supreme Court, Constitutional Tribunal and European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Licensed restructuring advisor and trustee. Member of the Competition Law Association, Association of Restructuring Practitioners in Poland, INSOL Europe and International Bar Association. Honorary Chairman of the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Law Section of the Regional Bar Association in Warsaw. Between 2004 and 2007 a presiding arbitrator by the President of the Public Procurement Office.
Member of the Board, Polskie Koleje Państwowe SA
Manager with several years of work experience. He gained professional experience, among others in companies from the logistics, energy and defense industries. He sat on the management and supervisory bodies of capital companies. In the past, he also ran his own business consulting company. A doctor of humanities in the field of history by education - a graduate of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń and Postgraduate Management Studies and Postgraduate Sales Management Studies in Practice at the WSB University in Toruń. He also holds an Executive MBA title. From August 14, 2020, Member of the Management Board of Polskie Koleje Państwowe S.A. Directly before taking up this position, he worked at the Ministry of State Assets, where he was responsible for supervision over companies in the railway sector and car communication companies. He also sat on the Supervisory Board of Polskie Koleje Państwowe S.A. Promoter of the idea of economic patriotism.
INFRASTRUCTURE & CONSTRUCTION DIAMONDS 2023
The goal of the competition is to promote individuals and companies associated with the infrastructure and construction sector with outstanding achievements in terms of implementation and economic efficiency. The Diamonds show the added value that infrastructure and construction investments bring to the development of the Polish economy. Participation in the competition is an opportunity to present the achievements and activities of the company and exhibit the brand among the most important representatives of the industry.
The winners will be announced on 9 March 2022 as part of the 13th edition of the “Polish Infrastructure & Construction” conference. Traditionally, the industry’s most prominent representatives will be honored at the Evening Awards Gala.
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