POLISH INFRASTRUCTURE & CONSTRUCTION

The 12th edition of the “Polish Infrastructure & Construction” conference took place on June 22nd at the Sheraton Grand Warsaw Hotel. During four discussion panels and five speeches, invited experts discussed the most important issues for the sector. The culmination of the event was the evening gala where the “Infrastructure & Construction Diamonds” were awarded to the most outstanding entities in the sector.

The event was inaugurated by a speech given by Jan Styliński, President of the Management Board, Polish Association of Construction Industry Employers, who discussed issues related to construction on a global scale. In his speech, the President pointed out that…

Panelists

PANEL 1: Public Procurement Law

Agnieszka Chwiałkowska

Agnieszka Chwiałkowska

Co-managing Partner of the Public Procurement Practice at WKB Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr

Cezary Łysenko

Cezary Łysenko

Infrastructure Construction Director,
Budimex SA

Hubert Nowak

Hubert Nowak

President of the Board,
Public Procurement Office

Jan Styliński

Jan Styliński

President of the Board, Polish Association of Construction Industry Employers

Bartosz Tokarski

Bartosz Tokarski

Technical Practice Leader, Deputy Director of the Insurance Bureau of Strategic Clients, EIB SA

Wojciech Trojanowski

Wojciech Trojanowski

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.

Tomasz Żuchowski

Tomasz Żuchowski

Acting General Director for National Roads and Motorways

PANEL 2: Public-Private Partnership

Grzegorz Kaczorowski

Grzegorz Kaczorowski

Director of Economic Development Department, City of Warsaw

Maciej Kopański

Maciej Kopański

Investment Director, BaltCap; Member of the Board, IZIM

Tomasz Korczyński

Tomasz Korczyński

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.

Anna Łopaciuk

Anna Łopaciuk

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.

Adam Poliński

Adam Poliński

Member of the Board, Infrastructure Director, Unibep SA

Łukasz Wypych

Łukasz Wypych

Investment Manager, GULERMAK Agir Sanayi Insaat ve Taahhut A.S. Oddział w Polsce

Łukasz Wypych is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics, majoring in Finance and Banking as well as Management and Marketing. He has over 10 years of experience in the field of transport, acquired while working in reputable consulting companies. Author and co-author of about 100 business plans and feasibility studies for investment projects. He has been associated with Gülermak since 2017, responsible, inter alia, for broadly understood business development in the field of PPP on international markets and for representing the company in the processes of technical and competitive dialogue in PPP proceedings.

Maciej Ziomek

Maciej Ziomek

Associate Partner in the Transaction Advisory Department, EY

PANEL 3: Railway Investments

Krzysztof Celiński

Krzysztof Celiński

CEO,
Siemens Mobility

Leszek Hołda

Leszek Hołda

Member of the Board,
PKP Energetyka SA

Adam Laskowski

Adam Laskowski

Member of the Board,
PKP Intercity SA

Dr. Jerzy Lejk, Eng.

Dr. Jerzy Lejk, Eng.

President of the Board,
Metro Warszawskie

Jakub Majewski

Jakub Majewski

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.

Artur Martyniuk

Artur Martyniuk

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.

Cezary Saganowski

Cezary Saganowski

President of the Board,
Egis Poland

Rafał Zgorzelski

Rafał Zgorzelski

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.

PANEL 4: Construction in the Face of Climate Change

Dr. Andrzej Maciej Czapczuk, Eng.

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

Nicolas Dépret

Nicolas Dépret

President of the Board,
Eurovia Polska

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.

Łukasz Marcinkiewicz

Łukasz Marcinkiewicz

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.

Michał Sapota

Michał Sapota

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.

Jacek Siwiński

Jacek Siwiński

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

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.

Juliusz Tetzlaff

Juliusz Tetzlaff

Director of the Housing Department, Ministry of Development, Labor and Technology

Speeches

Ireneusz Borowski

Ireneusz Borowski

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

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.

Dr. Jerzy Lejk, Eng.

Dr. Jerzy Lejk, Eng.

President of the Board,
Metro Warszawskie

Radosław Łoś

Radosław Łoś

Project Coordinator, APA Group

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

gala honorary guest

Jarosław Gowin

Jarosław Gowin

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Development, Labor and Technology

Born on December 4, 1961 in Krakow. In 2011-2013, the Minister of Justice, responsible for the deregulation act. In 2015-2020, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Science and Higher Education. He introduced the Constitution for Science, i.e. a great systemic reform of higher education and science carried out in broad dialogue with the academic community, raises for academic teachers and groundbreaking changes in the education of doctoral students; two acts on innovation, which are an impulse for R&D activity, and programs that effectively popularize science for children and seniors. He established the National Agency for Academic Exchange and the Łukasiewicz Research Network. In the 1980s, he belonged to the Independent Students' Association and "Solidarity". A scholarship holder of the University of Cambridge. In 2003, he founded the University of Europe. Fr. Józef Tischner in Kraków, whose rector was until 2013. Sixth term senator. Member of the Science and Education Committee and the Local Government and Public Administration Committee. From 2007, a member of the Polish Parliament. Chairman of the United Right Parliamentary Club in the Sejm of the 7th term. During parliamentary work, he was the chairman of the Bioethics Convention Team, chairman of the extraordinary committee for the consideration of parliamentary bills amending the Constitution of the Republic of Poland and a member of the National Security Council. Author of many books, journalistic articles, reviews and memoirs. He spends his free time in the mountains and reading books. Favorite authors are Wilhelm Röpke, Friedrich August von Hayek, and Adam Smith. Baroque music lover.

jury

Dr inż. Wioleta Barcewicz

Dr inż. Wioleta Barcewicz

Member of the Council of Polish Chamber of Steelwork, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Warsaw Universityof Technology

Krzysztof Celiński

Krzysztof Celiński

CEO,
Siemens Mobility

Dr Inż. Andrzej Maciej Czapczuk

Dr Inż. Andrzej Maciej Czapczuk

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

Nicolas Dépret

Nicolas Dépret

President of the Board,
Eurovia Polska

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.

Barbara Dzieciuchowicz

Barbara Dzieciuchowicz

President of the Board, The Polish Chamber of Commerce of Road Construction Industry

Rafał Kaszubowski

Rafał Kaszubowski

President of the Board,
EIB SA

Prof. Zbigniew Kledyński

Prof. Zbigniew Kledyński

President, The Polish Chamber of Civil Engineers

Prof. Eugeniusz Koda

Prof. Eugeniusz Koda

Former Dean of Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Warsaw University of Life Sciences

Zbigniew Kotlarek

Zbigniew Kotlarek

President of the Board,
Polish Road Congress

Dr. Jerzy Lejk, Eng.

Dr. Jerzy Lejk, Eng.

President of the Board,
Metro Warszawskie

Prof. Piotr Olszewski

Prof. Piotr Olszewski

Director, Institute of Roads and Bridges Faculty of Civil Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology

Wiktor Piwkowski

Wiktor Piwkowski

Member of the Board, Polish Association of Construction Engineers and Technicians

Beata Radomska

Beata Radomska

CEO,
Executive Club

Prof. Leszek Rafalski

Prof. Leszek Rafalski

Director, The Road and Bridge Research Institute

Maciej Runkiewicz

Maciej Runkiewicz

President of the Board,
Kajima Poland

Agnieszka Strzemińska

Agnieszka Strzemińska

President, Polskie Stowarzyszenie Budownictwa Ekologicznego PLGBC

Jan Styliński

Jan Styliński

President of the Board, Polish Association of Construction Industry Employers

Prof. Elżbieta Szmigiera

Prof. Elżbieta Szmigiera

Director, Institute of Construction Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology

WINNERS

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Partnership:
Mirosław Witkowski
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Participation:
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Media:
Karolina Ampulska
karolina.ampulska@executiveclub.pl
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Patronages:
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