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PRELEGENCI/SPEAKERS 2024

PRELEGENCI/SPEAKERS 2024

Katarzyna Błachowicz

Vice President

Katarzyna Błachowicz

Vice President

Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Recycling Cooperation Center - not for profit system Sp. z o. o., the company coordinating the activities of the Cluster of Waste Management and Recycling - National Key Cluster (since 2018).
Member of the Board of Directors of the Waste Management and Recycling Cluster - National Key Cluster (from 2019).
Coordinates, Initiates, organizes and supports within the Cluster, among other things, activities for the development of innovation, competitiveness and, above all, mutual business cooperation between companies and scientific institutions related to waste management and recycling. Coordinates the activities of the Recycling Academy, which provides comprehensive education for employees, executives and other interested persons of companies and institutions related to the waste management, recycling and closed-loop economy industries, as well as education of the public in this regard. She has been active in the Sector Competence Council of the Raw Materials Recovery Sector, where she served as deputy chairman. She is an expert of the Climate Leadership program organized by UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Center.
She is the author of numerous publications in the fields of recycling, waste, sustainable development and, above all, the closed-loop economy. As an expert, she participates in consultations and opinions on legislation, strategies, plans related to waste management in the broadest sense.

Mathieu Corbi

Head of Renewable Energy, Decarbonization and Development
Bergerat Monnoyeur - ENERIA

Mathieu Corbi

Head of Renewable Energy, Decarbonization and Development
Bergerat Monnoyeur - ENERIA

Through more than 15 years of activity in the energy sector, Mathieu has gained extensive experience covering the wind, photovoltaic, hydrogen, as well as gas and diesel markets.

As an experienced manager, he has managed complex projects and played a key role in developing the gas market, contributing to the realization of numerous combined heat and power (CHP) plants in various industries.

In his current role as Head of Renewable Energy, Decarbonization and Development at Bergerat Monnoyeur - ENERIA, Mathieu focuses on developing and implementing strategies to support clients in their decarbonization process, offering innovative hybrid solutions based on renewable energy.

Prof. dr hab. inż. Jan Deja

Prof. dr hab. inż. Jan Deja

Prof. dr hab. inż. Jan Deja

Prof. dr hab. inż. Jan Deja

Prof. dr hab. inż. Jan Deja (1955, Strzelce Opolskie). The graduate (1979) of the faculty of the materials engineering and ceramics of the Stanisław Staszic University of Science and Technology in Cracow (technology of binding materials).Since the time of the University graduation he is associated with the college. He specializes in the subject matter associated with the technology of concrete, binding and building materials. The author and the co-author about 150 of academic publications. The co-author of 15 patents from which the considerable part was implemented for the industry. From 1992 he is connected with the Polish Cement Association, where he currently serves as executive director

He is representing Polish Cement Association in the European CEMBUREAU organization. He is the editor-in-chief of the quarterly "Construction Technologies Architecture" from 1998. He is a chairman of the organizing committee organising conferences of „Days of concrete”.

For the past eight years, he headed the Department of Building Materials Technology at WIMiC. Since September 2020 - Vice Dean of WIMiC for Cooperation. For many years involved in teaching and research activities of the Department - manager and contractor of many national and international projects. Member of the Civil Engineering Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Vice-Chairman of the Construction Materials Engineering Section of the KILiW of the Polish Academy of Sciences, member of the Expert Team of the Minister of Infrastructure.

 

In the current term, member of the Senate of AGH.

Manuel Fonseca

Business Developer

Manuel Fonseca

Business Developer

Born in South Africa, Manuel Fonseca is PRF´s Business Developer for Europe, a Portuguese engineering company.

After studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Coimbra and Marketing & Communication in the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Manuel Fonseca developed his activity in the gas downstream sector in Portugal and Europe, focused in LNG small scale, biogas and hydrogen, looking for solutions in partnership with clients.

Manuel believes that the fight against Climate Change takes place in national and international political decision-making bodies and in companies, but also in the daily lives of all citizens. Anyone can, and should, be an agent of change at home, on the street or at work, with small gestures that, multiplied by millions and millions of people, become a veritable wave of energy with a positive impact.

Chuck Hayes

Swagelok

Chuck Hayes

Swagelok

Chuck Hayes is a 32-year veteran of Swagelok Company, a world leader in the development of fluid system products, assemblies, and services. He has spent the last 25 years developing a wide range of fluid system products and the past 20 years focused exclusively on fitting technology for alternative fuel applications. Chuck currently holds 7 patents in the US and numerous patents internationally.

He is an active member of CSA (Canadian Standards Association Group) committees for both CNG and Hydrogen and currently serves as the vice chair for Hydrogen standards. He has also has recently been the chair of HGV (Hydrogen Gas Vehicles) 4.10 for fittings. Chuck also sits on ISO-TC97 and TC 22 (Technical Committee) and participates in international working groups. During his time as Principal Applications Engineer for the Transportation and Clean Energy market, Chuck has supported numerous on-vehicle platform development projects globally.

Martin Hubeňák

Port Representative Central & Eastern Europe
Port of Antwerp-Bruges

Martin Hubeňák

Port Representative Central & Eastern Europe
Port of Antwerp-Bruges

Lives in Starý Jičín (close to the borders with Poland and Slovakia), Czech Republic.


He obtained a bachelor’s in Management and Economy, Business School Ostrava. He has been active in the logistics sector ever since.  


He started his career in 2001 and gained operational experience in supply chain, warehousing and freight forwarding at the logistics company Exel/DHL, DB Schenker as Project Manager and Transpoint International as General Manager.

 

In 2012 moved to one of the main steel producers in Czech Republic, Vitkovice Steel and held the position of Logistics and Production Planning Director.

 

As of 1st March, 2017, he joined the Port of Antwerp-Bruges as Port Representative for Central and Eastern Europe, specifically in countries Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland.

Andrzej Jabłoński

Business AdvisorManager

Andrzej Jabłoński

Business AdvisorManager

Business AdvisorManager with international experience in the metallurgical, energy and raw materials industries with 25 years of experience. He managed companies in the areas of finance, trade, logistics , production and investment, working for Grupa Kęty, Huta Łaziska, Realloys, Gaselle and the Slovak company OFZ a.s.

Henryk Kaliś

President
CHAMBER OF INDUSTRIAL ENERGY AND ENERGY CONSUMERS

Henryk Kaliś

President
CHAMBER OF INDUSTRIAL ENERGY AND ENERGY CONSUMERS
President of the Board of the Forum of Electricity and Gas Consumers

Proxy of the Management Board for Electrical Power Management at the mining and smelting plant Zakłady Górniczo-Hutnicze „Bolesław” S.A., President of the Management Board of the Chamber of Industrial Energetics and Energy Customers, and President of the Management Board of the Electrical Energy and Gas Customers Forum.

 

He graduated from the Electrical Faculty at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow and completed post-graduate studies in the area of Electrical Energy, Heat and Gas Market. He developed and implemented a system for management and supervision of electrical power consumption at ZGH “Bolesław” S.A. Initiator and co-organizer of the Electrical Energy and Gas Consumers Forum (Forum Odbiorców Energii Elektrycznej i Gazu, FOEEiG), combining 7 Polish industry organizations. At present, he is Proxy of the Management Board for Electrical Power Management at ZGH Bolesław S.A., President of the Management Board of FOEEiG, and President of the Management Board of the Chamber of Industrial Energetics and Energy Customers. His work and results achieved by him were recognized by “Nowy Przemysł” economic monthly, which awarded him twice for his contribution to development of a competitive electrical energy market in Poland. He is also a laureate of Klucz Sukcesu [Success Key] awarded by “Energetyka Cieplna i Zawodowa” magazine published by Wydawnictwo BMP, for his contribution to development of energetics in Poland, as well as Laur Białego Tygrysa Polskiej Energetyki [Polish Energetics White Tiger Laurel] awarded by the editorial team of “ENERGIA” magazine and energetykon.pl portal.

 

Przemysław Kubaszewski

Industry Manager Chemical/Oil&Gas
Endress+Hauser

Przemysław Kubaszewski

Industry Manager Chemical/Oil&Gas
Endress+Hauser

Graduate of Poznan University of Technology in the field of power engineering with a specialization in renewable energy sources (1st degree) and electrical engineering with a specialization in High Voltage Engineering (2nd degree) In his professional work he has been involved in process automation from the beginning. In 2015-2018, he was responsible for conducting bidding processes for large coal-fired power units (Turów, Kozienice, Opole). Then, for several years, he was associated with the electric power industry in the field of SmartGrid systems, as well as the power regulation of photovoltaic farms.

Since 2021, again associated with Endress+Hauser, this time in the development for oil&gas and chemical industries in case related to the energy transition, in particular LNG/bioLNG, biomethane, CCUS , biofuels and hydrogen.

Pedro Raposo

Pedro Raposo


Chemical engineer who has been working in the hydrogen sector since 2008, where he has been involved in development of electrolysis technology, proof of concept and project management of large-scale hydrogen pilot plants and other hydrogen based systems.

He joined AFRY in 2021 to head the Power-to-X and Hydrogen Business development area. Passionate to work within the whole value chain of Power-to-X & Hydrogen projects and always promoting, know-how,
competence and the potential of Power-to-X.

dr inż. Delfina Rogowska

Author and manager of the KZR INiG System

dr inż. Delfina Rogowska

Author and manager of the KZR INiG System

Author and manager of the KZR INiG System - a certification scheme for the sustainable production of biofuels, bioliquids and biomass fuels, recognised by the European Commission (Decision 2022/2461). Auditor and long-term trainer in training in the KZR INiG System and calculation of greenhouse gas emissions. Author of over 70 scientific and research works, 35 publications, 50 presentations at domestic and international conferences. The main area of research is the assessment of compliance with sustainable development criteria, including the estimation of GHG emissions in the fuel life cycle. Expert on behalf of Polish Standardisation Committee at European Standardisation Committee CEN/TC 383/WG 3 Biodiversity and environmental aspects work group. Member of Technical Committee No. 144 of Coke and Processed Solid Fuels of the Polish Committee for Standardization. In the years 2009-2022 Expert on behalf of the Polish Committee for Standardization at CEN/TC19 – Work Group WG 23 „Specification of automotive LPG and related test method. Winner of medals awarded by the President of the Republic of Poland, the Minister of Economy, the Minister of Energy, the Minister of Climate and Environment.

dr inż. Aleksander Sobolewski

Institute of Energy and Fuel Processing Technology

dr inż. Aleksander Sobolewski

Institute of Energy and Fuel Processing Technology

Graduated Faculty of Technology and Chemical Engineering of the Silesian Technical University - Gliwice, Poland (1986), specialization - chemical engineering. He obtained Ph. D. in 1993. Since 1987, he has been employed at the Institute of Energy and Fuel Processing Technology in Zabrze (previous name: Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal), from 2013 at present he is Director of the Institute. The main interest of his research works include circular economy (waste to energy and chemical recycling), clean coal technologies, carbon capture & utilization, technologies for hydrogen economy, air protection and cokemaking technology. He is an author of more then 300 scientific and technical papers and 44 patents.

Beata Superson-Polowiec

Attorney-at-law, partner
Polowiec i Wspolnicy

Beata Superson-Polowiec

Attorney-at-law, partner
Polowiec i Wspolnicy

Attorney-at-law, partner of Polowiec i Wspolnicy, a law firm recommended in the field of Energy and Natural Resources. Board member of Hydrogen Poland, lecturer at the WSZiB,  mentor at the Women in Law Foundation and member of the Association of Energy Law Lawyers. Expert in the field of energy and fuels, in the area of energy-intensive industries and low-carbon transition. 

Advisor and negotiator in many key projects. She has implemented innovative solutions and business models on the Polish market. Has extensive legislative and regulatory experience including risk assessment. 

Laureate of the Forbes ranking of "25 women lawyers in business" who have a significant impact on business.

Author of numerous legal opinions as well as publications and expert reports. She cooperates with a number of industry organisations. 

dr inż. Adam Tatarczuk

Institute of Energy and Fuel Processing Technology

dr inż. Adam Tatarczuk

Institute of Energy and Fuel Processing Technology

Graduated from the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice in 2002, specializing in chemical and process engineering. Since 2008, he has been working at the Institute of Energy and Fuel Processing Technology - ITPE in Zabrze, where he serves as an Assistant Professor and Project Manager. He has been a member of the Scientific Board of ITPE since 2015. In 2021, he defended his doctoral dissertation on advanced flue gas cleaning processes. He has participated in long-term projects focused on developing technologies for industrial gas purification for companies such as ORLEN, TAURON, CIECH, KGHM. He possesses extensive knowledge in the field of catalytic conversion of carbon dioxide and hydrogen, which he acquired by leading research activities within the CO2-SNG project and during work on methanol production through CO2 hydrogenation. Collaboration with industry has resulted in 14 patent applications, 8 of which have been granted protection by the Patent Office.

PRELEGENCI/SPEAKERS 2023

PRELEGENCI/SPEAKERS 2023

Adam Lewandowski

Mayor
Śrem

Adam Lewandowski

Mayor
Śrem

He completed his master's studies at the Higher School of Pedagogy in Zielona Góra. He broadened his qualifications and interests at postgraduate studies: Political Science and Informatics at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Organization and Management of Educational Institutions at the Poznan University of Technology, Management of Local Government at the University of Warsaw, Project Management at the Poznan School of Banking. In 2008 he completed his doctoral studies at the Poznań University of Economics. In 2006 he took the post of Mayor of Śrem and has held this position for the fourth term. He is a member of the Board of the Association of Polish Cities, Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Association of Municipalities and Districts of Greater Poland and Chairman of the Board of the Śrem Region Economic Union. Academic lecturer specialising in public-private partnerships, public service design and municipal management. Author of publications on relations: local government and SMEs, public-private partnership, digitisation of administrative services. His areas of interest include poetry, long-distance running, water sports and motorcycling.

Adam Musiał

CEO
Polish Chamber of Manufacturers of Equipment and Services for Railways

Adam Musiał

CEO
Polish Chamber of Manufacturers of Equipment and Services for Railways

Economist, political scientist, specialist in the field of mobility and development of the rail system of public transport. Initiator of the first hydrogen conference in Poland - "Hydrogen on the Railways", and also a frequent participant in expert debates on energy in the railroad sector. Since 1999 he has been associated with The Polish Chamber of Railway Equipment Producers and Railway Service Providers, currently its CEO. Editor-in-chief of the bi-monthly "Railway Report" and the quarterly "Tramway Report". An Executive MBA graduate, Member of the Board of "Luxtorpeda 2.0" Cluster, a member of the Compliance Assessment Board at Łukasiewicz Research Network – Poznań Institute of Technology and a member of the Expert Council of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Gdansk.

Aivars Starikovs

Member of the Board
Hydrogen Europe

Aivars Starikovs

Member of the Board
Hydrogen Europe

Aivars Starikovs is Member of the Board of Hydrogen Europe who represents the European industry, national associations and research centers active in the hydrogen and fuel cell sector. Aivars is also Member of the Board of Latvian Hydrogen Association and Advisor for Energy and Alternative Fuels to President of Latvian Academy of Sciences. His current responsibilities include: international cooperation coordination, cooperation with responsible Ministries and Municipal Authorities, Infrastructure Business Plan development and implementation and providing excellence in research, development and management. Currently as North-East European cluster coordinator is involved on development of Joint Procurement activities for fuel cell buses what is stimulating business cases and continuous implementation of zero emission hydrogen transport. Previously the coordinator for priority National State Research Program “Innovative technologies for energy extraction and use of low carbon assurance with renewable energy, support measures for environmental and climate degradation mitigation - LATENERGI” for evaluation of hydrogen technologies in stationary and mobile applications in Latvia. Bch Physicist and MSc International economics and management from University of Latvia, and has experience in biomass gasification in thermochemical and pyrolysis reactors, has published a number of reports covering the biomass and natural gas applications with ICE, CHP and fuel cell technologies, including feasibility evaluation of biomass and biogas cogeneration plants in Latvia and other European countries. To continue professional growth is now studying in Latvian University of Life Sciences and Technologies MSc Engineer course.

Aleksander Gołąbek

Specialist in energy and hydrogen management
TÜV SÜD Poland Sp. z o.o.

Aleksander Gołąbek

Specialist in energy and hydrogen management
TÜV SÜD Poland Sp. z o.o.

Graduate of AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, faculty of Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering, IWE, IWI-C, FROSIO inspector lvl. II, Employee of TÜV SÜD Poland since April 2021. Specialist in energy and hydrogen management in , responsible for training and preparation of analyses in the field of hydrogen technology. Member of the G1 working group of the hydrogen agreement on hydrogen generation. At TÜV SÜD, he is also involved in areas related to welding and corrosion protection.

Aleksander Korytowski

Hydrogen project development manager
Polenergia S.A.

Aleksander Korytowski

Hydrogen project development manager
Polenergia S.A.

A graduate of Poznan University of Technology with a degree in energy engineering and a master's degree in gas technology and renewable energy sources. He also completed a master's degree in energy at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. He is a member of the Energy Institute. Since 2016, he has been involved in modern energy and the Sweco Group. He gained experience in the UK dealing with the first energy storage projects on the market and clean heating. After returning to Poland, he was involved in projects of energy from waste and decarbonization of heat and power sources in industry and local government sector. He gained experience in managing projects at various stages from concept development to plant commissioning. Since the beginning of 2020, he has been developing the Sweco Group's hydrogen business at the Group strategy level employing more than 150 hydrogen experts and supporting commercial investors and an international R&D consortium. He is currently developing the hydrogen area at Poland's greenest and largest private energy group, Polenergia, where he is responsible for non-biological renewable fuel production projects in technical, business and regulatory areas.

Aleksander Rajch

External Relations Director, Board Member
Polish Alternative Fuels Association

Aleksander Rajch

External Relations Director, Board Member
Polish Alternative Fuels Association

Lawyer, graduate of the WPIA at the University of Warsaw. Corporate communication and public affairs practitioner with 15 years of experience. He gained his experience in the energy, financial and FMCG markets. As a leader, he also managed his own public affairs agency and several new technology projects. He is enthusiastic about innovation and future solutions. Author of articles on electromobility and sustainable transport in Polish and English-language publications. Academic lecturer and speaker at key industry events. As a keen sailor and skier, he genuinely believes in building dynamics and traffic without fumes. At PSPA he is responsible for the area of international affairs, project management, EU law, hydrogen technologies and the battery market.

Dr inż. Aleksander Sobolewski

Director
Institute of Energy and Fuel Processing Technology in Zabrze

Dr inż. Aleksander Sobolewski

Director
Institute of Energy and Fuel Processing Technology in Zabrze

Dr. Aleksander Sobolewski graduated Faculty of Technology and Chemical Engineering of the Silesian Technical University - Gliwice, Poland (1986), specialization - chemical engineering. He obtained Ph. D. in 1993. Since 1987, he has been employed at the Institute of Energy and Fuel Processing Technology in Zabrze (previous name: Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal), from 2013 at present he is Director of the Institute. The main interest of his research works include circular economy (waste to energy and chemical recycling), clean coal technologies, carbon capture & utilization, technologies for hydrogen economy, air protection and cokemaking technology. He is an author of more then 200 scientific and technical papers and 44 patents.

Aleksandra Majda

Board advisor
Hynfra P.S.A

Aleksandra Majda

Board advisor
Hynfra P.S.A

Sustainability and communications specialist. CEO at Go Green. Founder of the Citizens of Nature Foundation. Advisor to the board of of Hynfra P.S.A. Member of the ESG committee of the Polish Chamber of Commerce, the Renewable Energy Council and the Clean Air Council in Lewiatan Confederation. She was director of the Warsaw Greenery Board (ZZW). She coordinated communications and PR of Warsaw's offices and units dealing with̨ ecology and sustainable development: The Greenery Board, the Environmental Protection Bureau and the Air Protection and Climate Policy Bureau. She was: on the management staff of www.tvn24.pl, editor-in-chief of TVN24 Magazine, head of the Kontakt 24 section of TVN24, journalist for Rzeczpospolita and PAP, academic teacher (SWPS University). Graduate of the "ESG Manager" postgraduate program at Collegium Civitas.

Aleksandra Tracz-Gburzyńska

Head of Safety
SES Hydrogen S.A.

Aleksandra Tracz-Gburzyńska

Head of Safety
SES Hydrogen S.A.

Responsible for the entire safety area of hydrogen-related research and development, projects and infrastructure investments. She sets as her professional goal continuous development and work in the area of increasing process, fire and explosion safety. Graduate of the Fire Safety Engineering Department at the Main School of Fire Service (SGSP) in Warsaw and the Higher Engineering School of Occupational Safety and Organisation. Lecturer in the Management of Hydrogen Technologies course at Collegium Humanum. Main professional profile: Fire and explosion safety engineering in industry. She has several years of experience in the design of industrial, chemical, refinery and energy infrastructure. Author of feasibility studies, design concepts and guidelines. She has coordinated numerous design works in the field of fire and explosion protection of technological facilities and installations. She has participated in research and development work on innovative industrial technologies. Experienced in the areas of: H2, Oil & Gas, LNG, LPG, CNG, RES, ENERGY, PRODUCTION, TECHNOLOGY. She has cooperated in the implementation of the largest strategic investments in Poland in the refining, petrochemical, chemical and energy sectors.

Alice Neffe

Director of the Office for International Affairs / President
Industrial Development Agency S.A. / IDA Foundation

Alice Neffe

Director of the Office for International Affairs / President
Industrial Development Agency S.A. / IDA Foundation

She holds a Master's degree in International Law from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and the University of Helsinki. She also holds an MBA in "Management of Hydrogen Technologies". She has many years of experience in building international cooperation in the academic sector, in the non-governmental sector and in public administration in Poland and abroad. In her managerial roles in these areas, she has participated in the negotiation and implementation of international and European legislation. Currently at IDA, she is responsible for developing the ESG Strategy for the Agency.

Andreas Golombek

CEO
go&management GmbH Sp. K.

Andreas Golombek

CEO
go&management GmbH Sp. K.

Andreas Golombek has many years of international experience in Engineering & Construction in the chemical, refinery, petrochemical and energy industries. He effectively supports decision-making units in the implementation of high-budget investments. In his career, he has acted as a member of Management Personnel in multinational corporations including LURGI A.G, CIECH S.A., Air Liquide Global E&C Solution Poland S.A. He has successfully advised on projects with a total value exceeding EUR 1 billion. Currently, as part of the go&management company, of which he is the founder and President, in cooperation with Wystrach GmbH, he is successfully implementing hydrogen technologies on the Polish market.

Dr. inż. Andrzej Czulak

Leader, CEO
Polish Cluster of Composite Technologies , Malopolska Center for Innovative Technologies of Hydrogen Storage and Transport (MCH2)

Dr. inż. Andrzej Czulak

Leader, CEO
Polish Cluster of Composite Technologies , Malopolska Center for Innovative Technologies of Hydrogen Storage and Transport (MCH2)

Doctor and current Leader of the Polish Cluster of Composite Technology, Andrzej Czulak possesses over 20 years of experience in the composite technology industry. As a scientific researcher at the Technische Universität Dresden, Institute for Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology, and as a managing director in both Polish and German composite materials companies, he focused on designing manufacturing technologies for composite structures, including in the areas of hydrogen transportation and storage. In 2016, he founded and became the president of the Polish Composite Technology Cluster, which brings together 100 companies and institutions, and in 2021, it received the status of National Key Cluster. He is a member of the Polish Academy of Sciences Committee in the field of Materials Engineering and Metallurgy, as well as the Małopolska Innovation Council. Since 2023, he has been the President of the Małopolska Center for Innovative Hydrogen Storage and Transportation Technologies Ltd. (MCH2).

Andrzej Schleser

Association of Energy-Efficient Ready Houses, Woodgroup

Andrzej Schleser

Association of Energy-Efficient Ready Houses, Woodgroup

Graduate of the Faculty of Forestry of the Agricultural Academy in Poznań. Expert in forestry and timber construction. Passionate and promoter of modern timber construction. He has been involved in the promotion and development of timber construction since 2016. Currently associated with the house factory Woodgroup from the Pomeranian voivodeship. Member of the Association of Energy-Efficient Ready Houses.

Dr hab. inż. Andrzej Szałek

Advisor to the Board
Toyota Central Europe

Dr hab. inż. Andrzej Szałek

Advisor to the Board
Toyota Central Europe

Graduated with Doctor of Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology in the field of machine construction and operation. His scientific focus was on application of AI to work management of working machines. Currently, he deals with the issues of low-emission and zero-emission powertrains in vehicles. His achievements in this area resulted in obtaining the degree of  Doctor of Science in the discipline of civil engineering and transport. He is the author or co-author of 30 scientific publications. He has been pursuing his professional career in automotive industry staring at Toyota Motor Poland in 1999 until present. He specializes in construction and operation of vehicle hybrid and fuel cell powertrains. Currently, he is involved in introducing hydrogen powered vehicles and hydrogen-related infrastructure to the Polish market.

Anna Kornecka

Director
Institute for Clean Poland Program Association

Anna Kornecka

Director
Institute for Clean Poland Program Association

Originator and co-author of the “Decalogue of Polish Energy Transition”. Attorney-at-law, former deputy minister in the Ministry of Development, Labor and Technology (2020-2021) responsible for construction, planning and spatial development, housing and distributed energy. Author of books and publications. For many years ran her own law firm, where advised entrepreneurs and local governments. She prepared an act liberalizing the law on locating wind farms on land and the reform of spatial planning. Responsible for the implementation of the digitization of the construction process. A promoter of civic energy, renewable energy development and sustainability.

Mgr Anna Szóstakiewicz

Hydrogen Expert
KEZO Research Centre PAS/Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery Polish Academy of Sciences

Mgr Anna Szóstakiewicz

Hydrogen Expert
KEZO Research Centre PAS/Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery Polish Academy of Sciences


At the Institute of Flow Machinery of the Polish Academy of Sciences/KEZO CB PAN, she is responsible for projects related to hydrogen transition and energy transition challenges. From 2020 to 2021, she chaired the Working Group Education and Awareness Building of the Hydrogen Market at the Ministry of Climate and Environment as part of the work on the Polish Hydrogen Agreement project. She is actively involved in projects related to the creation of Hydrogen Valleys, in particular, she is involved in the development of the Mazovian Hydrogen Valley, whose Leader is PKN Orlen S.A., serving as a Member of the Cluster Coordinating Council, and Coordinator of the working group dealing with aspects of education and training towards low carbon hydrogen technologies. Member of the Hydrogen2030 Programme Board. She has more than 20 years of experience in management positions. In addition, owner and CEO of UNIQATE Sp. z o.o.. Author of numerous publications on energy transition and combating climate change, populariser of hydrogen technologies and development of RES and modern technologies. Participant of panel discussions and moderator of international conferences on the subject. She bridges the worlds of science and business. She is focused on the commercialisation of R&D projects and the possibilities of their wide application in the economy. Additionally, she has many years of experience as a Project Manager in managing interdisciplinary projects. She has participated in projects for, among others, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Climate and Environment, the Industrial Development Agency, the Polish Armaments Group, Citibank, Bank Millennium and many others. She aims to use her knowledge and experience to build a modern "Digital and Hydrogen Poland".

Dr inż. Arkadiusz Szczęśniak

Adjunct
Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering, Institute of Heat Engineering

Dr inż. Arkadiusz Szczęśniak

Adjunct
Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering, Institute of Heat Engineering

Arkadiusz Szczęśniak, PhD. Eng. is employed by Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering, Institute of Heat Engineering. He has experience in fuel cells technology (mainly in MCFC) and other power sources. He gained experience through internships at overseas centers in South Korea, Italy and Taiwan as well as through participation in more than 10 R&D projects oriented into hydrogen technologies. Arkadiusz Szczęśniak was awarded the prestigious LIDER XIII grant funded by National Research and Development Center. The project aims at the development of co-electrolyzer for e-fuels generation. His significant contributions have earned him prestigious awards such as the Scholarship for Young Outstanding Scientists by the Minister of Education and Science and the prof. Walther Herman Nerst Scientific Award for significant practical achievements related to electrochemical processes. He is an author and co-author of 50+ publications with Hirsh index 10 based on Google Scholar statistics. He imparts knowledge to students in various subjects, including theory of heat machines, future power technologies, algorithms and programs of heat balances, and others.

Artur Labus

Director
TÜV SÜD Polska

Artur Labus

Director
TÜV SÜD Polska

Graduate of Silesian University of Technology, MBA, IWE, employee of TÜV SÜD Poland since 2010. Director of Industry Services Department, Director of Certification Center, lead auditor. Participant and speaker at conferences, seminars and working groups in the field of hydrogen technology. Responsible for areas related to technology safety. Member of European technical committees. Member of the working group and signatory of the sectoral agreement for the development of the national hydrogen economy. He is also involved in areas related to the manufacture of rail vehicles in the domestic and foreign markets.

Artur Michalski

Vice-President of the Management Board
National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management

Artur Michalski

Vice-President of the Management Board
National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management

Artur Michalski MSc has graduated from the Electrical Faculty of Częstochowa Technical University (1999). He has completed numerous postgraduate studies, inter alia, Inter-university Postgraduate Study of Environmental Resources Assessment and Appraisal at Warsaw University of Life Sciences and Warsaw School of Economics, Postgraduate Study of Environmental Compensations Nature 2000 (Warsaw University of Life Sciences), as well as Study of International Relations and Diplomacy and Postgraduate Study of Environmental Protection Policy – Ecology and management, Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Prof. dr hab. Artur R. Stefankiewicz

Vice-Director
Center for Advanced Technologies, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan

Prof. dr hab. Artur R. Stefankiewicz

Vice-Director
Center for Advanced Technologies, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan

He completed his doctoral studies in the group of Nobel laureate Prof. J. M. Lehn in Strasbourg in 2009. In 2009-2013, he was a postdoc at the University of Cambridge in the team of Prof. J. K. M. Sanders. In 2013 he received a „Homing Plus” grant from The Foundation for Polish Science and moved back to Poland to set-up his independent research group as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. In June 2014 he obtained his habilitation degree and from 2020 he is a Full Professor of Physical Sciences. His research direction is the synthesis, study of physicochemical properties and functions of nanostructures such as nanocapsules, polymers and adaptive materials. A beneficiary of many programs including Marie Curie (EU), Homing Plus (FNP), Leader (NCBIR), Sonata Bis (NCN) or Iuventus Plus (MNiSW). He has received numerous awards, including being a BGF Fellow, winner of the PTChem award for the best postdoctoral fellowship, and winner of the finalist award from Polityka magazine. Since 2019, he has been a member of the Academy of Young Scientists of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Dr Attila Nyikos

Executive Director
Hungarian Hydrogen Technology Association

Dr Attila Nyikos

Executive Director
Hungarian Hydrogen Technology Association

Attila Nyikos is an international lawyer by formation from the Eötvös Lóránd University Budapest, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences (1994), and obtained D.E.A (masters degree) in International Environmental Law from the University of Geneva (2001), and currently a PhD candidate of the University of Pécs Faculty of Law Doctoral school (2018). For more than 25 years Mr. Nyikos has been following a legal career in varying positions, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the UN Mission of Hungary in Geneva (Disarmament), Head of Legal and International Department of the National Directorate General for Disaster Management – Ministry of Interior, and most recently for 7 years as Vice President for International Affairs of the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority. As former energy regulator, Attila is a Honorary Member of and has been the Vice President of the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) and former member of ACER Board of Regulators. He was the producer, legal reviewer, co-writer of numerous books: Geothermal Atlas of Hungary (2016), Hydrocarbons in Hungary (2018), and Geothermal Budapest (2019). Mr. Nyikos is fluent in English, French and Russian. Attila is a volunteer of the Hungarian Red Cross since 1991.

Barbara Adamska

President
Polish Energy Storage Association, ADM Poland

Barbara Adamska

President
Polish Energy Storage Association, ADM Poland

Barbara Adamska is an expert in distributed energy and energy storage and is the author of several dozen publications on photovoltaics, energy storage and distributed energy. Furthermore, she is the President of the Polish Energy Storage Association, member of the Coordinating Council for the Hydrogen Economy, member of the Program Council of the Distributed Energy Network and permanent expert of the Parliamentary Energy and Climate Group. Barbara Adamska founded ADM Poland in 2013 and leads the company as CEO in providing consulting services on the Polish RES market. She is the winner of the Industry Personality statuette at the International Renewable Energy Fair REenergy. According to Energy Storage Report she is one of the 40 most influential women in the global energy storage industry.

Bartosz Borowski

Senior Consultant at Industrial Department
CBRE

Bartosz Borowski

Senior Consultant at Industrial Department
CBRE

Bartosz has more than 20 years of professional experience and has been involved in the industrial property industry since 2006. For 11 years he also worked as a managing director for German logistics companies in Poland. Currently, he provides comprehensive advisory services to CBRE's largest local and foreign clients in the area of purchase and sale of investment land, plants and factories in western Poland. He is a graduate of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, the Poznań School of Logistics and the Gdańsk University of Technology.

Bartosz Moszowski

Director
NITROSYNCAT Research and Development Centre at the Łukasiewicz Research Network − New Chemical Syntheses Institute

Bartosz Moszowski

Director
NITROSYNCAT Research and Development Centre at the Łukasiewicz Research Network − New Chemical Syntheses Institute

Graduate of Wrocław University of Science and Technology in Chemical Technology. Completed postgraduate managerial studies in the field at the University of Wrocław, the Business School in Nowy Sącz, and the University of Economics in Krakow. Currently a doctoral student at Wrocław University of Science and Technology, focusing on the reduction of N2O emissions. Experienced manager with practical experience in hydrogen technology, nitric acid and process efficiency. Currently employed at Łukasiewicz INS as the Director of the NITROSYNCAT Research and Development Center, responsible for overseeing research and development work and implementation. Previously associated with Grupa Azoty ZAK SA, most recently as the Director of the Fertilizer Production Unit. Co-creator of a new energy concept being implemented at Grupa Azoty ZAK SA, which presents an innovative approach to plant energy aiming to reduce the use of fossil fuels and CO2 emissions. Co-author of many scientific publications on the optimization of technological processes.

Dr inż. Barłomiej Kras

President of the Management Board
Impact Clean Power Technology S.A.

Dr inż. Barłomiej Kras

President of the Management Board
Impact Clean Power Technology S.A.

Associated with e-mobility industry for the last 14 years. Specialist in the design and implementation of lithium-ion battery systems. He managed many projects carried out by the company from the beginning of its existence, completed with implementations and commercialization all over the world, for such companies as Citroen, Bosch, SAM Group, Smith Electric Vehicles, Solaris, Ursus, Vosloh Kiepe, Voith, Temsa and KTM. He was a manager of research and development projects in international consortia, i.e. TAILORWELD, TOLPE or KORANET. He is an author and co-author of several patents, trademarks and unique technical solutions in the field of electromobility, lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells and system control. Graduate of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology, where he received his doctoral degree. He also completed training organized by the ICAN Institute (Harvard Management Course).

Beata Superson-Polowiec

Counsellor
Polowiec i Wspólnicy

Beata Superson-Polowiec

Counsellor
Polowiec i Wspólnicy

Attorney-at-law, Partner in the Polowiec i Wspólnicy Law Firm, a lecturer of WSZIB, board member of Hydrogen Poland, specialist in civil, commercial and energy law. Expert in the field of commercial contracts, energy and fuels. Laureate of the "25 lawyers in business" ranking prepared by the Forbes Women Polska. She has wide experience in project management and capital group services. Advisor and negotiator of many key projects. She successfully provides legal support to energy-intensive entities. Author of many regulatory risk analyses and creator of various innovative projects of legal solutions for assumed business models. Furthermore, she has experience in the area of energy efficiency, RES, EU ETS, cogeneration, liquid fuels, gas and heat markets. She represents Clients in concession proceedings and other proceedings before the President of the ERO and in regulatory and legislative processes. She has experience in public affairs. Active participant of many scientific and industry conferences.

Dr hab. inż. Beata Łuszczyńska

Head of the Department
Department of Molecular Physics , Lodz University of Technology

Dr hab. inż. Beata Łuszczyńska

Head of the Department
Department of Molecular Physics , Lodz University of Technology

Beata Luszczynska, Ph.D., head of the Department of Molecular Physics at the Lodz University of Technology, a specialist in the study of physical and chemical properties of organic materials for applications in electronics and barrier systems. She has authored more than 40 publications in the field of organic electronics on phenomena affecting the operation of optoelectronic devices such as photovoltaic cells, organic light-emitting diodes and field effect transistors. She has held scientific internships at foreign scientific and research centers such as Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux energies alternatives, in Grenoble (France), and BASF Schweiz AG, in Basel (Switzerland).

Cezary Kaczmarczyk

Regional Director External, Legal & Corporate Affairs
Toyota Central Europe

Cezary Kaczmarczyk

Regional Director External, Legal & Corporate Affairs
Toyota Central Europe

A graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Warsaw and Doctoral Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences. Proxy and Regional Director at the Toyota Central Europe with many years of experience in managing various areas of activity of companies from the automotive industry.

Damian Mucha

President of the Board and CEO
Pomeranian Regional Chamber of Commerce

Damian Mucha

President of the Board and CEO
Pomeranian Regional Chamber of Commerce

President of the Board and CEO of the Pomeranian Regional Chamber of Commerce. Founder of the Pomeranian Business Incubator Foundation, long-term President of the Foundation of Eco-Energy Solutions. Graduate of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Gdansk and Postgraduate Studies in Law and Management and Postgraduate Studies in Public Relations at the Faculty of Management, Gdansk University of Technology. Experienced manager - implementing a number of tasks in the area of cooperation between business, JST and NGO's. Member of the Pomeranian Voivodeship ROP Monitoring Committee 2014-2020, Co-author of the management concept for Intelligent Specialisations of Pomerania ISP 3 and 4. He has a broad, updated knowledge in the area of management and organisational functioning, resulting from advising companies and institutions in the area of EU funds, obtaining grants for educational and training purposes, matching business partners and analysing the possibilities of organisation development.

Ing. Daniel Minařík, Ph.D.

Chairman of the Board, Plenipotentiary of the Governors for Hydrogen
Moravian-Silesian Hydrogen Cluster

Ing. Daniel Minařík, Ph.D.

Chairman of the Board, Plenipotentiary of the Governors for Hydrogen
Moravian-Silesian Hydrogen Cluster

Ing. Daniel Minařík, Ph.D. has been working in the field of hydrogen technologies continuously for almost 15 years since he became involved in the initial research activities at the VSB- Technical University of Ostrava. Over time, he then addressed the topics of integration of hydrogen technologies in renewable energy systems and preparing infrastructure for further applied research on the levels 100´s kW. His professional profile is "trendsetter" and manager in the field of processes and technologies of the energy transformation. At present, as the Special Envoy of the Moravian-Silesian Region for Hydrogen Technology Development and also Chairman of the Board at the newly established Moravian-Silesian Hydrogen Cluster, he is involved in all conceivable development areas of the MSR´s Hydrogen Valley concept.

Danuta Zoń

New Technology Market Development Manager
Air Products

Danuta Zoń

New Technology Market Development Manager
Air Products

She graduated from the University of Economics in Katowice and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt expert. She has been working in the technical gases industry for over 20 years. At Air Products, she is responsible for the development of the hydrogen for mobility by implementing new technologies on the Polish market and providing analyzes for future opportunities in this segment. She oversees building and maintaining relationships with customers and business partners to facilitate their transition to zero-emission transport. She is convinced that hydrogen is one of the key fuels of the future that will revolutionize the economy, thus supporting sustainable transport.

Dariusz Jachowicz

President of the Management Board
ASE Technology Group

Dariusz Jachowicz

President of the Management Board
ASE Technology Group

Dariusz Jachowicz b. June 6, 1962 in Gdańsk. A graduate of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Gdańsk University of Technology. He also studied foreign trade at the University of Gdańsk. In 1990, he founded the Automatic Systems Engineering (ASE) company. From the beginning, the company specialized in engineering solutions for industry, especially explosion-proof ones, gaining the leading position on the Polish market. The dynamic development of the company resulted in the purchase of the Biproraf design office in 2011, which was the nucleus of the ASE Technology Group, which in 2023 already has 11 companies, and it already includes, among others, Biuro Projektów Budownictwa Morskiego- Projmors, Eko- Konsul, ASE ATEX, Squadron, Elmech-ASE or Camino Project. Currently, the ASE Technology Group focuses its activities around the broadly understood energy transformation - Offshore wind farms, hydrogen technologies, intelligent energy management, alternative energy sources. Privately, Dariusz Jachowicz is an active triathlete and marathon runner.

Dariusz Kryczka

Manager, Senior Associate
EY Poland, EY Law Firm

Dariusz Kryczka

Manager, Senior Associate
EY Poland, EY Law Firm

Manager at EY Law firm in the Energy and Sustainability Team. Leader of EY's European Green Deal Competence Center, Energy and Climate Expert. He has many years of experience in leading projects related to the energy and Oil & Gas industry, including international projects, strategic infrastructure investments and new technologies. She also specializes in international relations, corporate communications, regulations, project coordination, corporate social responsibility, ESG and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). He currently serves as Energy and Climate Expert at the United Nations Global Compact Network Poland. He is mainly involved in managing projects on hydrogen, energy efficiency, sustainable finance and ESG. He has authored legislative reports on white certificate reform, hydrogen law, green finance, air protection system and onshore wind reform. As part of his work for the UNGC, he also prepares meetings with key partners/stakeholders and events related to the energy field. He also chairs the work of working groups. He is also responsible for cooperation with the European Commission in the area of the European Green Deal and energy transition. Dariusz Kryczka is a graduate of Law and Political Science at the University of Silesia in Katowice. He held a one-year LLP/Erasmus scholarship at the University of Florence. He also completed postgraduate studies in European energy trading at the Warsaw School of Economics and the Academy of Young Diplomats at the European Academy of Diplomacy. He holds certifications in AgilePM® Foundation, TenStep Project Management (TSPM™), Prince 2 Practitioner and Prince 2 Foundation.

Dawid Kwiatkowski

Propultion system expert, Hydrogen shunting locomotive project enginner
PESA Bydgoszcz S.A.

Dawid Kwiatkowski

Propultion system expert, Hydrogen shunting locomotive project enginner
PESA Bydgoszcz S.A.

He has been an employee of PESA Bydgoszcz for 14 years. He started his career at PESA Bydgoszcz as a constructor, then for many years he led a team of engineers dealing with the installation of electrical devices on vehicles, and then a team of system engineers. Currently, a hydrogen locomotive project engineer, an expert in traction drives.

Dr inż. Delfina Rogowska

KZR INiG System Office Manager
KZR INiG Office

Dr inż. Delfina Rogowska

KZR INiG System Office Manager
KZR INiG Office

Author and manager of the KZR INiG System - a certification system for sustainable production of biofuels and bioliquids and fuels from biomass, approved by the European Commission (Decision 2022/2461). The system is used to confirm compliance with the sustainability criteria defined in Directive 2018/2001. Head of the Biomass Certification System Office at the Oil and Gas Institute - National Research Institute. Auditor and long-time trainer in training courses on the INiG KZR System, calculation of greenhouse gas emissions. Author of more than 70 research papers, 35 publications, 40 papers at national and international conferences. Main area of research is the assessment for compliance with sustainability criteria, environmental impact, including estimation of life cycle GHG emissions, fuel and biofuel production technologies. Expert of the Polish Committee for Standardisation in the European Committee for Standardisation CEN/TC 383/WG 3 Biodiversity and environmental aspects. Member of Technical Committee No. 144 Coke and Processed Solid Fuels of the Polish Committee for Standardisation. From 2009 to 2022 Expert on behalf of the Polish Committee for Standardisation in CEN/TC19 - Work Group WG 23 "Specification of automotive LPG and related test methods. Medal Winner: Bronze Medal for Long Service, awarded (2014) by the President of the Republic of Poland, Badge of Honour in Recognition of Merit to the Energy Industry awarded by the Minister of Economy (2014), Badge of Honour for Merit to the Oil and Gas Industry awarded by the Minister of Energy (2017), Badge of Honour for Merit to the Environment and Climate Protection awarded by the Minister of Climate and Environment (2022).

Dominika Niewierska

Director, Department of Coordination and Settlement of Hydrogen Projects
PKN ORLEN S.A.

Dominika Niewierska

Director, Department of Coordination and Settlement of Hydrogen Projects
PKN ORLEN S.A.

Dominika Niewierska is the director of Department of Coordination and Settlement of Hydrogen Projects in PKN Orlen responsible for coordination of the hydrogen projects development in Orlen Capital Group. She is involved in securing external financing for key strategic hydrogen engagements of the ORLEN Group. She is also committed to international affairs with involvement in creation European and national regulatory frameworks for new businesses. Before she has joined PKN Orlen, she was R&D senior expert in one of the biggest energy company in CEE. Dominika is an expert with many years of experience in the field of innovation, research and development and managed several multidisciplinary projects’ programs, including an international demonstration project carbon capture and storage (CCS) with the use of aid financing, in cooperation with the European Commission. Since 2018 she has developed many concepts and projects ideas with the use of low and zeroemission hydrogen technologies. Dominika graduated from the Technical University of Lodz and holds an MSc degree in Process and Environmental Engineering in the field of air protection supplemented with the professional project management certificate.

Elena Cantos

Project Manager
Agentur für Erneuerbare Energien - Renewable Energy Agency

Elena Cantos

Project Manager
Agentur für Erneuerbare Energien - Renewable Energy Agency

Elena Cantos joined the Renewable Energy Agency in 2019 as Project Manager. She has been working in the TransHyDe - Campfire project since April 2021. Previous experience in the renewable energy sector has been gained in Brussels at the Alliance for Rural Electrification - an organisation that promotes rural electrification in developing countries - and at the Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) in Germany. At RENAC, she was responsible for communications and knowledge transfer activities for numerous capacity building projects at the international level. Furthermore, Elena Cantos has gained knowledge about bioeconomy and circular economy as Communications Manager for a European bioplastics association. Elena Cantos has also worked in foreign trade in Poland and Spain. She successfully completed her studies in Media and Communications at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain) in 2009 and wrote her Master's thesis at the University of New South Wales (Australia).

Eva Baker

Senior Consultant
Element Energy

Eva Baker

Senior Consultant
Element Energy

Eva Baker is a Senior Consultant at Element Energy (an ERM Group Company) which is a low-carbon strategy consultancy firm. Eva is the project coordination lead of one of the largest EU-funded technology demonstration projects: JIVE/MEHRLIN, €212M project, 40 partners – deployment of 300 Fuel Cell Buses (FCBs) and 17 Hydrogen Refuelling stations (HRS). Within those projects, Eva has co-organized the 1St hydrogen bus CEE (Central Eastern European) roadshow in Slovenia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, that took place from mid-November 2022 to end of January 2023 – 13 events attended by over 900 participants. The roadshow was an important success for the project as most of the cities that trailed the technology (over 90%) have announced a formal interest in deploying hydrogen buses following the roadshow.

Eva was involved in the organization of the 4th edition of the EU ZEB (Zero Emission Bus) Conference that took place in Paris, in November 2021. Eva now leads the organization of the 5th EU ZEB (Zero Emission Bus) Conference, taking place during Busworld Europe in Brussels in October 2023. The conference focuses on technology, economy and policy-related topics affecting zero-emissions buses and coaches.

Eva holds a master’s degree in network industry & digital economy from the Paris-Dauphine University.”

Dr Fabian Pfaffenberger

Managing Director
Hydrogen Center Bavaria

Dr Fabian Pfaffenberger

Managing Director
Hydrogen Center Bavaria

Fabian Pfaffenberger has been managing director of the Hydrogen Center Bavaria (H2.B) since January 2022 under the two board members Prof. Dr. Veronika Grimm and Prof. Dr. Peter Wasserscheid. He was previously responsible for public relations and supervised the founding process of the H2.B. He has already been a member of several advisory boards and served as a Sherpa in the German National Hydrogen Council. Dr. Pfaffenberger graduated in economics (FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg) and holds a doctorate in political communication. In his scientific career, he dealt with the acceptance of renewable gases (biomethane, hydrogen) and the influence of public opinion on social media.

Florian Weil

Division Manager Development & Innovation
Weil Technology GmbH

Florian Weil

Division Manager Development & Innovation
Weil Technology GmbH

Florian Weil was born in Freiburg in 1987. He studied mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University. Since 2020, he has been Division Manager for Development and Innovation at Weil Technology. Together with an interdisciplinary team, he is responsible for new developments in machine technology in the field of electrical drive concepts. His current focus is on the development and assembly of machine technology for laser cutting and welding in the field of battery systems as well as for fuel cells and electrolysers (PEMFC/EC and SOFC/EC). Florian Weil is also the spokesman for the German Fuel Cell Cooperation. The three founding companies of the GFC combine the necessary knowledge of the value chain in the production of metallic bipolar plates with a high degree of specialisation in the subprocesses.

Dipl. Ing. Gerald Bachler

CEO Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Region
TÜV SÜD

Dipl. Ing. Gerald Bachler

CEO Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Region
TÜV SÜD

At TÜV SÜD, he is currently CEO Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Region, having previously held positions such as Industry Service CEE Ambassador, Head of Industry Service Austria, Head of Systems Engineering, material and welding technology expert and boiler inspector and auditor. He has been Chairman of Committee 037 (welding technology) of the Austrian Standards Institute since 2014, is active in the TÜV Association: Welding Working Group, is a Board Member of the ÖGfZP (Austrian Society for Non-Destructive Testing of Materials), a member of the Stahlbauverband (Steel Construction Interest Group) and a member of the ÖGS (Austrian Society for Welding Technology). Since 2015, he has also served as vice mayor of the town of St. Corona am Wechsel. He was employed part-time as a state ski instructor for 25 years and is currently a winter sports enthusiast, focusing on cross-country skiing and ski touring, an avid reader, hunter and traveller.

Dr Gianluca Pauletto

CEO
SYPOX GmbH

Dr Gianluca Pauletto

CEO
SYPOX GmbH

CEO and co-founder at SYPOX GmbH, Chair of Steering committee EReTech project, Horizon project (10 M€ overall budget), Project leader at Technical University of Munich - Technical Chemistry II, Germany Exist Forschungstransfer BMWK: SYPOX (1.1 M€ budget). Areas of specialization: Chemical industry electrification; Hydrogen and syngas production; Process design; Reactor design; Reaction engineering. Inventor of “A Reactor for the Electrified Steam Cracking and “A Reactor with an electrically heated structured ceramic catalyst”. 

Grzegorz Jóźwiak

Director, Alternative Fuel Implementation Office
PKN ORLEN S.A.

Grzegorz Jóźwiak

Director, Alternative Fuel Implementation Office
PKN ORLEN S.A.

Grzegorz joined PKN ORLEN in 2004, and he is currently a Director of Hydrogen Technologies and Synthetic Fuels Department. He has deep and broad experience in the oil, gas, chemical production processes, low emission solutions from an operational and optimization point of view. Years of successful experience in teams management with deliverables results. Broad experience in the implementation of hydrogen projects. Responsible for coordination of the implementation of the hydrogen strategy at PKN ORLEN. Knowledge of low-emission hydrogen production technology, Co-author and business owner of the Hydrogen Eagle project, a comprehensive infrastructure project implemented by ORLEN Group in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia.  Created and launched the first Hydrogen Academy for students in Poland. Coordination the processes of obtaining non-repayable funding from European programs such as Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI). Author of many improvement projects improving margin by hardware solution as well as digitalization of assets (EMS, VR, APC). Coordination of carbon neutrality direction based on hydrogen value chain implementation.

Grzegorz Kubik

Mayor
The Municipality of Rawicz

Grzegorz Kubik

Mayor
The Municipality of Rawicz

He has successfully served as mayor since 2014. He holds a university degree in economic sciences. Running for mayor of Rawicz, Mr. Kubik represented the non-partisan Strong Region committee. His commitment and determination to work for the benefit of the residents made him win the election. Mayor Kubik believes that non-partisanship allows for political independence and extensive action. With valuable and experienced people for whom the interests of residents are important, non-partisanship allows decisions to be made that bring positive results for the entire community. One of Mayor Kubik's achievements is the increase of the city's budget by 53% thanks to the acquisition of external sources, specifically more than 33 million zlotys. This has resulted in the modernization of many facilities, his actions are focused on making the municipality of Rawicz a place where people are happy to settle, work and live. Therefore, Mayor Kubik is taking many measures to attract investment and improve the quality of life for residents.

Grzegorz Pawelec

Director of Intelligence
Hydrogen Europe

Grzegorz Pawelec

Director of Intelligence
Hydrogen Europe

Grzegorz Pawelec has 15 years of professional consulting experience, where he specialized in projects covering natural has for heat and power, renewable energy and alternative fuels like LNG and hydrogen. He holds a MSc Economics and Finance from Gdansk University of Technology. Grzegorz has 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. Since January 2022 Grzegorz is a director of the Intelligence Team at Hydrogen Europe.

Dr hab. inż. Grzegorz Wojtasiewicz

Head of the Hydrogen Storage Technology Research Group
Lukasiewicz - Institute of Electrical Engineering

Dr hab. inż. Grzegorz Wojtasiewicz

Head of the Hydrogen Storage Technology Research Group
Lukasiewicz - Institute of Electrical Engineering

He has been working at Lukasiewicz - Institute of Electrical Engineering since 1999, and has been actively involved in topics related to Hydrogen Technologies since 2019. His professional experience in this field concerns the cryogenic aspects of the construction and operation of liquid hydrogen tanks (cryogenic tank insulation) and, to a lesser extent, the construction and operation of high-pressure gaseous hydrogen tanks, as well as hydrogen compression and storage systems for use in hydrogen vehicle refueling stations, distributed hydrogen generation systems, and energy storage systems. He is a member of the Hydrogen Council at the IOC - Group 2 "Hydrogen Transmission, Distribution and Storage". He also serves as an expert in the "Hydrogen Technology Security Strategy for Poland for 2022-2023" project, funded by the MEiN.

Guy Verkoeyen

Director Business Development
Exion Hydrogen

Guy Verkoeyen

Director Business Development
Exion Hydrogen

Guy Verkoeyen completed engineering studies in Electronics. Early in his career he chose the direction of Sales and Marketing – but always in relation with state-of-the-art technical products in Belgian MNO’s.
In 2012 he moved into the Hydrogen business, as the Sales responsible for Hydrogenics’ Alkaline & PEM electrolyzers in the EMEA region.  During this time, he also completed an executive MBA program. Seven years later he was asked to help Haskel starting up their Hydrogen Refuelling division.
In 2021 he was part of the start of Exion Hydrogen, a newly established company that develops and manufactures electrolyzers. As the Director Business Development, he is responsible for the commercial side of the business, including Sales & Marketing.

Henryk Kubiczek

Corporate Department Director of Strategy and Development
Grupa Azoty S.A.

Henryk Kubiczek

Corporate Department Director of Strategy and Development
Grupa Azoty S.A.

Henryk Kubiczek is a graduate of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Faculty of Automatics, Electronics and Computer Science, and also a graduate of postgraduate studies at the Kraków Business School,  faculty Enterprise Management. In the years 2010-2019 he was employed in the Research and Development Centre of EDF Polska. Actively involved in R&D activities as an expert and promoter of cooperation with universities. In 2019, he took up the position of Director of the Research and Analysis Centre at Grupa Azoty S.A., followed by the position of Director of the Corporate Department of Strategy and Development. He participated in the work of the "Hydrogen Agreement" of the Ministry of Climate and Environment and is currently a member of the Coordinating Council for the Hydrogen Economy established under the Minister of Climate and Environment. Actively involved in the development of the hydrogen economy.

Ireneusz Zyska

Secretary of State, Government Plenipotentiary for Renewable Energy Sources
Ministry of Climate and Environment

Ireneusz Zyska

Secretary of State, Government Plenipotentiary for Renewable Energy Sources
Ministry of Climate and Environment

At the Ministry of Climate and Environment, he oversees the Department of Renewable Energy Sources and the Department of Electromobility and Hydrogen Economy, as well as the Energy Institute in Warsaw and the Oil and Gas Institute in Krakow. Government Plenipotentiary for Renewable Energy Sources. Member of the Polish Parliament of the eighth and ninth terms. Promoter of the development of renewable energy sources, distributed energy, energy storage, including ESP, electromobility and hydrogen economy, as well as increasing energy efficiency in energy, transportation, industry and construction. Co-author of a pilot program for the thermal modernization of multi-family buildings in the Lower Silesian province.

István Lepsény

Chairman
Hungarian Hydrogen Technology Association

István Lepsény

Chairman
Hungarian Hydrogen Technology Association

He graduated from the Budapest University of Technology as an economic engineer and obtained a mechanical engineering diploma from the St. Petersburg University of Technology. He was the technical director of the IKARUS Body and Vehicle factory, the CEO of the president of AUTOKONSZERN Rt., for four years after its establishment, he was the CEO of Magyar Suzuki Rt., and then the managing director of Knorr-Bremse Fekrendzerek Kft. Between 2015-2018, he was the State Secretary responsible for economic development and regulation at the Ministry of National Economy, then as CEO of VALOR HUNGARIAE Zrt. he supported the reception, mentoring, and market access of Hungarian innovations. He received the Dénes Széchenyi Gábor Award, the Officer's Cross, and the Middle Cross of the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic. Honorary Vocational Teacher, Honorary Citizen of the Budapest University of Technology. Member of the Hungarian Economic Society and the Hungarian Academy of Engineers, academic member of the International Academy of Quality (IAQ), president of the Research and Technological Innovation Council, honorary president of the National Association of Managers. On his initiative, the Hungarian Hydrogen Technology Platform was established in 2020, which was transformed into an Association in 2021. He is currently the president of the Hungarian Hydrogen Technology Association, the purpose of which is to provide the professional framework for industrial, economic and scientific cooperation necessary for the development of the Hungarian hydrogen economy, to create an organized cooperation between actors interested in the Hungarian market, and through all this to help the creation and strengthening of the domestic hydrogen sector. 

Jacek Bogusławski

Member of the Management Board of the Wielkopolska Region
Marshal's Office of the Wielkopolska Region

Jacek Bogusławski

Member of the Management Board of the Wielkopolska Region
Marshal's Office of the Wielkopolska Region

Local government official, former entrepreneur, lover of hydrogen and modern technologies. A graduate of MBA studies and the University of Szczecin in the field of economics. From November 2018, a Member of the Board of the Wielkopolska Region, responsible for the economy, environment, sport and tourism in the Region. Since 2019, he has been the Chairman of the Wielkopolska Hydrogen Platform, which is a platform for the exchange of experiences and initiating activities to build the economic potential of Wielkopolska, allowing it to obtain the status of a leader in the area of economy related to the use of hydrogen technologies. He is one of the initiators of the signing of the Declaration of the creation of the Wielkopolska Hydrogen Valley, which enables the creation of a coordinated and integrated ecosystem of connections supporting the development of technology, knowledge, business and education, contributing to the decarbonisation of the economy in favour of climate neutrality, while respecting social challenges related to transformation. From September 2020, he is a member of the Greater Poland Regional Industry Council of the Future.

Jacek Jaśkowiak

Mayor
City of Poznań

Jacek Jaśkowiak

Mayor
City of Poznań

He was born on 10.03.1964 in Poznań. He is a community worker, a sports activist and a former entrepreneur. He graduated from the Faculty of Law at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, postgraduate studies in accounting and finance and taxes. He is a GFPS scholarship holder at the University of Bielefeld in Germany. He gained professional experience in the 1990s in commercial companies. He worked, among others, for Dr. Jan Kulczyk, at Kulczyk Tradex. From 1997 to 2014 he ran his own business providing accounting and advisory services to foreign entrepreneurs. Together with business investors, he participated in the creation of thousands of jobs in Poland. He is an active athlete. He has run more than 50 marathons on cross-country skis and has completed the prestigious Vasa Run several times. He was the 38th person in the world to run all the marathons of the Worldloppet series. He led to Szklarska Poreba being awarded the World Cup cross-country skiing competition, which he organised in 2012 and 2014. He is a member of the World Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup Cross-Country Skiing Commission. He has been supporting blind cyclists from the "Together" club in Poznań for several years. He himself loves spending time on his bike, on which he also commutes to work. He was a friend of Jacek Kaczmarski, the legendary poet and singer, whom he helped in reorganising his finances and organising concerts. When illness no longer allowed Kaczmarski to give concerts, he employed him in his former company. Since 2008, he has spoken out on public issues, including in the pages of Gazeta Wyborcza and Głos Wielkopolski. His public activity made him a candidate of the urban movement My-Poznaniacy for the office of Mayor of Poznań in 2010. Since 2013, he has been a member of the Civic Platform of the Republic of Poland and was its candidate for the office of Mayor of Poznań in 2014. In the second round of the elections, he received 86164 votes of support (59.09%) and replaced Ryszard Grobelny, who had been in office for 16 years, as Mayor of the City of Poznań.

Prof. dr hab. Jacek Kijeński

Warsaw University of Technology, Association of Engineers and Technicians of the Chemical Industry in Gliwice

Prof. dr hab. Jacek Kijeński

Warsaw University of Technology, Association of Engineers and Technicians of the Chemical Industry in Gliwice

Professor of chemical sciences since 1991. Scientific specialty: chemical technology, catalysis, development strategies of chemical and related industries and products, polymer plastics recycling, hydrogen and methanol economy, biofuels. Author of more than 250 scientific publications, including books and monographs, more than 50 patents and a number of strategic expertise. Professor at the Warsaw University of Technology. Pro-rector of the Technical University in 2008-2012. Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry of the Warsaw University of Technology (1988-1990), Dean of the Faculty of Construction, Mechanics and Petrochemistry (2008-2012), Director of the Prof. I. Moscicki Institute of Industrial Chemistry (2002-2007). Vice-Chairman of the Chemistry Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2007-2015), Member of the Presidium of this Committee (2004-2018). President of the Association of Engineers and Technicians of Chemical Industry (2002-2018). President, coordinator of the Polish Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Platform (2005-2018). Chairman of the Biofuels and Biocomponents Committee of the Polish Committee for Standardization. Expert of NCN and NCBR. Member of the American Chemical Society and the Association of Chemical and Biochemical Engineers DECHEMA (Germany). Member of the Chemical Industry Committee of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry IUPAC. Three daughters and three sons, two staffordshire bulterier dogs (Lusia and Stefka). Hobbies: cultural anthropology, English-language literature, mushrooming with daughter, sea lover. An adamant supporter of Legia Warsaw since 1962.

Jakub Czapliński

Sales Director
Danfoss Drives

Jakub Czapliński

Sales Director
Danfoss Drives

Business practitioner, leader of sales, marketing and service teams in the B2B area, for many years has been running Polish representative offices of foreign companies and independent business segments in corporations. During his career, he has been involved in sales and marketing of automation and electrical engineering solutions in both Western and Central European and Asian markets. Recently, he has been actively developing the electric drives and power electronics division at Danfoss Poland.

Jakub Kaczmarek

CEO
Karmelit Sp. z o.o. Sp.k.

Jakub Kaczmarek

CEO
Karmelit Sp. z o.o. Sp.k.

A graduate of the Poznań University of Technology in the field of Automation. He has over 20 years of experience in managing production company. Member of the Business Panel of the Wielkopolska Hydrogen Platform. For 3 years in cooperation with Graphen Sp. z o. o. co-creates the hydrogen start-up HSEnergy - the winner of the i-Wielkopolska – Innovative for Wielkopolska competition. HSEnergy is constantly developing its projects of hydrogen energy production and storage devices.

Dr hab. inż. Jakub Kupecki, prof. IEn

Director
Institute of Power Engineering, Center for Hydrogen Technologies (CTH2) in the Institute of Power Engineering

Dr hab. inż. Jakub Kupecki, prof. IEn

Director
Institute of Power Engineering, Center for Hydrogen Technologies (CTH2) in the Institute of Power Engineering

Project manager, task leader and contractor in more than 60 projects related to hydrogen technologies funded by the national funding agencies, EC, DoE/DoS, ESA and directly by the industry. Involved in projects related to nuclear power in Poland (IEn, NCBJ) and in Sweden (KTH). Author and co-author of numerous technical reports, more than 200 publications and conference presentations, 7 patents/patent applications, mostly commercialized. Double Fulbrighter and recipient of the Bekker scholarship from NAWA. Recipient of numerous recognitions, including the Siemens and Nernst awards. Member of the Coordinating Board in Polish Hydrogen Strategy. Graduated from Warsaw University of Technology, University of Iceland and University of Akureyri. Completed the training in commercialization of R&D and leading research teams at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Jakub Lubiński

Director, Hydrogen Transition and Renewable Fuel Team
PKN ORLEN S.A.

Jakub Lubiński

Director, Hydrogen Transition and Renewable Fuel Team
PKN ORLEN S.A.

Currently responsible for the implementation of the hydrogen strategy at PKN Orlen and GK Orlen. Responsible for development projects such as hydrogen fuel production, distribution and collection systems. He has thorough knowledge and many years of professional experience of technical gases area.

Jakub Maceja

Vice President
DOEKO GROUP Ldt

Jakub Maceja

Vice President
DOEKO GROUP Ldt

He provides strategic consulting to local government entities in the area of Distributed Energy. He has a track record of implementing projects worth several billion euros, which testifies to his vast experience and commitment in the energy field. He is involved in the creation and development of local energy communities, such as Energy Clusters and Energy Cooperatives. These activities help build strong, independent and sustainable energy communities. The activities of the Vice President of the Board of Directors of DOEKO GROUP Ldt have a huge impact on the development of distributed energy in Poland. They contribute to building environmental awareness among local residents, as well as to increasing investor interest in this sector. The vice-president works for the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency, which is part of the drive to achieve climate neutrality in Poland. The ventures prove that a responsible and innovative approach to energy can contribute to the economic development of the country and improve the quality of life of residents.

Jakub Pikulski

Director
STASTO Automation Sp. z o.o.

Jakub Pikulski

Director
STASTO Automation Sp. z o.o.

A graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Mechatronics, and the Warsaw School of Economics. He also graduated from the Management Center Innsbruck in Austria. For nearly fifteen years he has been dealing with process valves for industrial applications. He conducts training in the selection and operation of industrial armatures. He manages the Polish branch of STASTO Automation, a company specializing in the supply of shut-off, control and safety valves for the most demanding applications, including hydrogen, high-pressure and cryogenic systems. Enthusiast of hydrogen technologies as a key element on the way to climate neutrality. Co-creator of the podcast "Attention Hydrogen!" dedicated to the energy transformation and decarbonisation.

Jakub Roszkiewicz

Commercial Director
Biproraf sp. z o.o. | ASE Technology Group

Jakub Roszkiewicz

Commercial Director
Biproraf sp. z o.o. | ASE Technology Group

Is responsible for the commercial sphere at Biproraf sp. z o.o., an engineering company and EPC contractor (General Contractor of turnkey industrial installations). He combines business and technology primarily in the aspect of green energy transition, including mainly hydrogen projects, guiding both the largest and medium-sized production companies and investors in RES through all stages of the green technology implementation process - from concept and feasibility studies, through administrative permits to the construction and commissioning of complex installations, including those producing and distributing hydrogen.

Jakub Wiech

Editor-in-Chief
Energetyka24

Jakub Wiech

Editor-in-Chief
Energetyka24

Lawyer, journalist and publicist, . Awarded with the Student Nobel Prize in the Journalism and Literature category (2017) and with the Platinum Megawatt Prize for the best publication regarding the electricity market (2020). In 2021 awarded with the Good Journalist media award. Nominated in the MediaTory competition and for the Grand Press award. James S. Denton Transatlantic Fellow. Author of "Energiewende. A New German Empire” and „Global Warming. A Manual for the Green Conservatives”.

Jarosław Borkowski

Deputy Commercial Director of Electrical and IC Department.
SBB ENERGY S.A.

Jarosław Borkowski

Deputy Commercial Director of Electrical and IC Department.
SBB ENERGY S.A.

Graduate of the Faculty of Automatics, Informatics and Electronics at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice and participant of many international trainings and courses. He has been gaining experience for 26 years on the Polish, European and Asian markets, currently at SBB ENERGY SA as Deputy Commercial Director of Electrical and IC Department. He started his journey among industry by managing automation system implementation projects, continuing by managing international project implementation teams in the industry, up to his work in managing business development in many industries: energy, shipbuilding, process, chemical or paper. He is passionate about new technologies and enthusiastic about the development of the energy industry in directions that support the environmental protection of our planet.

 

Dr inż. Jarosław Hercog

Deputy Director for Cooperation and Development
Energy Institute - Research Institute

Dr inż. Jarosław Hercog

Deputy Director for Cooperation and Development
Energy Institute - Research Institute

Graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical and Power Engineering at Wrocław University of Technology, where he completed a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in thermal power engineering, and later obtained a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering.

He completed postgraduate studies at the Wrocław University of Technology titled "Management Systems and New Technologies in Power and Heat Engineering" and at the Warsaw School of Management titled "Project Portfolio Management according to the Theory of Constraints."

He has worked at the Energy Institute since May 2008. Until 2022, he is closely associated with the Department of Thermal Processes of the Energy Institute. In 2015-2017 and in 2022 he was a Member of the Scientific Council of IEn.
Participant of foreign internships at the International Flame Research Foundation, Livorno, Italy and at Universität Stuttgart, Institute of Combustion and Power Plant Technology, Stuttgart, Germany.

Participant and manager of more than 25 R&D projects subsidized by the EC, NCBR, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, MEiN, KBN, and more than 20 works commissioned from industry.

Co-author of more than 40 scientific publications and conference presentations.
His research interests are related to: low-carbon combustion technologies, catalytic and non-catalytic NOx reduction methods, CO2 capture, utilization and/or sequestration technologies, industrial decarbonization, production and energy and industrial use of hydrogen and its carriers.

Jarosław Wajer

Partner, Leader of Energy Sector and Sustainability Advisory in the CESA region (Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe & Central Asia).
EY

Jarosław Wajer

Partner, Leader of Energy Sector and Sustainability Advisory in the CESA region (Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe & Central Asia).
EY

Jaroslaw Wajer has been preparing and implementing business strategies, including in the area of sustainable development, for the largest Polish and international business entities for more than 20 years. Among his clients are: PKN Orlen, Lotos, PGE, Tauron, PSE, PGNiG or Engie, Vattenfall and RWE. He specializes in working for companies in the energy sector and has had the pleasure of working during key projects shaping the Polish energy industry. He has repeatedly supported regulators during the design of regulations currently in force in Poland. He graduated with honors in Econometrics and Computer Science from the University of Gdansk, is a certified public accountant, a member of ACCA and a CFA title holder.

Jerzy Jaworski

New Business Development
Hydac

Jerzy Jaworski

New Business Development
Hydac

At Hydac, he is involved in new business areas and new technologies. E-Mobility and hydrogen as a new common energy source are areas he is involved with on a daily basis - both professionally and outside of work. He takes part in Hydac's projects with Polish companies regarding hydrogen applications and alternative vehicle drive systems.

Jerzy Kopeć

Director
Department of Corporate Governance and Economy, Marshal's Office of the Małopolska Region

Jerzy Kopeć

Director
Department of Corporate Governance and Economy, Marshal's Office of the Małopolska Region

Responsible for property, development of companies with the participation of the Region and economic development and innovation. Oversees work related to updating and implementing the Regional Innovation Strategy of the Małopolska Region 2030 and smart specializations, including sectoral policies such as value chain development in the area of development and use of hydrogen-related technologies. Coordinates the work of the Regional Working Group for the Development of Hydrogen Technologies.
Board member of the Vanguard Initiative, responsible for the content area related to 3D printing. Experienced manager in various sectors of the economy.

Jerzy Zalwowski

Vice President of the Management Board for Finance
MPK Poznań Sp. z o.o.

Jerzy Zalwowski

Vice President of the Management Board for Finance
MPK Poznań Sp. z o.o.

He has many years of professional experience in the field of finance - as an auditor, internal auditor, financial controller and financial director. He graduated from the Faculty of Management at the Poznań University of Economics. He started his professional career in 1997 at ESSO Polska Sp. z o.o. and continued it at BDO Polska Sp. z o.o., an auditing and consulting company. He then worked in the pharmaceutical industry where he headed the internal audit department. In 2007, he became Vice President of the Board of Directors at Audit and Accounting UZR-CBR Sp. z o.o. which provides audit and financial consulting. In August 2011, he was hired at MPK Poznań Sp. z o.o. as deputy chief financial officer - chief accountant. Since June 2013, he has served as a member of the Management Board of MPK Poznań Sp. z o.o. -Vice President of the Management Board for Finance.

Mgr Joanna Kubit

Director
Ignacy Łukasiewicz Oil and Gas School Complex in Krosno

Mgr Joanna Kubit

Director
Ignacy Łukasiewicz Oil and Gas School Complex in Krosno

Graduate of Polish philology at the Higher School of Pedagogy in Krakow and postgraduate studies in Polish philology at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. in Krakow and postgraduate studies in Polish philology at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. In 2010 she was appointed to the position of deputy director, and as of 01.09.2011 as Director of the Ignacy Łukasiewicz Oil and Gas School Complex in Krosno. She implements innovations in the field of modern hydrogen technologies.

Ján Weiterschütz

President and Head of the Executive Committee
Slovak National Hydrogen Association NVAS

Ján Weiterschütz

President and Head of the Executive Committee
Slovak National Hydrogen Association NVAS

Ján has been the chairman of the Slovak National Hydrogen Association since June 2021. With the support of international hydrogen agencies, he provides transfer of knowledge and experience for the successful construction and sustainable operation of emerging hydrogen valleys. He participated in the preparation of the National Hydrogen Strategy, and is currently working on the preparation of the Action Plan. He cooperates with representatives of industry, municipalities, the third sector, science and research to identify barriers preventing the introduction of hydrogen technologies into practice. He is working on editing strategic, legislative and regulatory documents so that his plans turn into reality and Slovakia becomes a better place to live.

Józef Węgrecki

Member of the Management Board responsible for operations
PKN ORLEN

Józef Węgrecki

Member of the Management Board responsible for operations
PKN ORLEN

Józef Węgrecki has been a Member of the PKN ORLEN Management Board since March 23rd 2018. From February 5th to March 23rd 2018, he was a Member of the Supervisory Board delegated to temporarily perform the duties of a Member of the PKN ORLEN Management Board responsible for Investment and Procurement. He is a graduate of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Faculty of Mining and Metallurgical Machines. He holds qualifications to serve on the supervisory boards of companies in which the Polish State Treasury has interests. In 1978–1990, Jóżef Węgrecki worked at Zakład Remontowy Energetyki Kraków, where he held the position of Member of the Management Board, Chief Technical Officer. In 1990–1993, he served at employee-owned company Remak Opole as its Vice President. From April 1993 to June 2017, he was President and Member of the Management Board of Remak-Krak Sp. z o.o. In 2017, Józef Węgrecki was appointed Vice President of the Management Board of Energa Wytwarzanie S.A., where his management responsibilities covered water and wind turbine operation, photovoltaic farms, cogeneration and coal-fired power plants, innovation, heating asset acquisitions and setting development directions. On February 5th 2018, Józef Węgrecki was delegated to temporarily serve as Member of the PKN ORLEN Management Board for Investment and Procurement, and then in April he was appointed Member of the Management Board, Chief Operating Officer. He is interested in monitoring and analysing the latest technical solutions in the field of power generation: alternative energy sources and their potential industrial applications. Józef Węgrecki has received a number of awards, including the Galicia Construction Grand Award for his contribution to the advancement of the construction industry, a Badge of Merit for exceptional services to the construction industry, a Gold Medal for long service, an Honoris Gratia badge for charity and community service, and a Medal of the 100th Anniversary of Poland Regaining Independence.

Kamil Dydek

Warsaw University of Technology

Kamil Dydek

Warsaw University of Technology

Kamil Dydek graduated with a master's degree in engineering from the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology, and in 2016 he started doctoral studies in Materials Science and Engineering. He is a graduate of the postgraduate program Project Management at the Warsaw School of Economics, MBA Kaizen Industry 4.0 at the Business School of Warsaw University of Technology, and the Academy of Leadership Psychology. He is the laureate of a prestigious grant directed to young scientists under the LIDER XI program funded by the National Center for Research and Development. In his career, he has participated in 21 R&D projects, 9 of which were international. Kamil Dydek has co-authored 40 publications in international and national journals and conference proceedings. In addition, he has presented 19 speeches at international as well as national conferences.

Dr Karolina Lipińska

Department of Economic Development
Marshal's Office of Pomorskie Voivodeship

Dr Karolina Lipińska

Department of Economic Development
Marshal's Office of Pomorskie Voivodeship

Architect of innovation, local government official with 20 years of experience responsible for the development of entrepreneurship and innovation in the Pomeranian region. She worked in international structures, where she learned the mechanisms of interregional cooperation and appreciated the importance of networking resulting in the creation of international projects and initiatives. She coordinated work related to the implementation of the first regional cluster development policy in Poland. The support models and good practices introduced in the Pomeranian region were later implemented at the national level (National Key Clusters). Member of the Cluster Policy Team at the Ministry of Labor, Development and Technology and the Expert Group on Smart Specialization Strategy established by the European Commission DG REGIO. She coordinates work related to the Regional Innovation Strategy, a key element of which is the Smart Specialization of Pomerania, as well as the Pomeranian Platform for Offshore Wind Energy Development in the Baltic Sea (including the first Educational Offshore Career Fair in Poland www.eduoffshorewind.pl ). Observing the phenomena and processes occurring in the region, he sees the importance of entrepreneurial culture, mentality, motivation and creativity. He has the opportunity to scientifically study these phenomena based on his results from his doctoral dissertation on the impact of informal institutions on R&D financing in enterprises. He has published and lectured at the Gdansk University of Technology and the University of Gdansk on project management and innovation processes.

Karolina Molska

Participant
H2 Academy

Karolina Molska

Participant
H2 Academy

Participant of the first edition of the H2 Academy. A graduate of European Politics and Economics at the University of Warsaw. Currently a student of spatial management with a specialization in "territorial foresight". She is particularly interested in issues related to sustainable development and strategic planning. Member of the student scientific club "Ad futurum". A graduate of the Warsaw Academy of Young Leaders and a finalist of the "Jestem Liderką" (I am a leader) program.

Dr Katarzyna Iwińska

Coordinator of the project "Safe Hydrogen"
Lukasiewicz Research Network - Institute of Organization and Management in Industry "ORGMASZ"

Dr Katarzyna Iwińska

Coordinator of the project "Safe Hydrogen"
Lukasiewicz Research Network - Institute of Organization and Management in Industry "ORGMASZ"

Sociologist, expert and research manager in international projects on energy transition, energy justice and decarbonization. She conducts research on the perception of social changes in the environment, especially in the planning of large energy investments (nuclear power plants, geothermal, shale gas). Adjunct professor and pro-rector for research at Collegium Civitas, educator and creator of educational solutions for environmental protection and sustainable development.

 

 

Dr inż. Katarzyna Stec

Director
Refractory Materials Center, Łukasiewicz – Instytute Ceramics and Building Materials

Dr inż. Katarzyna Stec

Director
Refractory Materials Center, Łukasiewicz – Instytute Ceramics and Building Materials

For several years, at the Łukasiewicz-Institute of Ceramics and Building Materials, I have been conducting research on hydrogen corrosion of ceramic materials at high temperatures. I am a member of technical committee no. 28 of the Polish Committee for Standardization and a technical expert in the European Committee for Standardization CEN/TC 187/WG. I am a member of the G3 Working Group: Hydrogen production established by the Ministry of Climate and Environment as part of the Sectoral Agreement for the Development of the Hydrogen Economy and a member of the Małopolska Regional Group for the Development of Hydrogen Technologies at the Małopolska Marshal's Office. As an expert, I take part in the project "Strategy for the security of hydrogen technologies in Poland in the years 2022-2030 financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as part of the "Science for Society" competition. 

Kristina Fløche Juelsgaard

Director of Market Development
Ballard Power Systems Europe A/S

Kristina Fløche Juelsgaard

Director of Market Development
Ballard Power Systems Europe A/S

Kristina Fløche Juelsgaard holds a Master’s Degree in International Energy Planning and loves to work with Innovation and Development. She has +20 years of experience with renewable energy technologies, integrating renewable energy sources, energy storage and smart energy solutions.

Mrs. Juelsgaard’s focus is to bridge the gap between new technology and business to solve societal challenges. She is heading the Market Development activities of Ballard Europe with a special focus on zero-emission fuel cell solutions for heavy duty motive and marine applications.

Mrs. Juelsgaard is also active on the Board of Hydrogen Denmark and participates actively in the working groups of Hydrogen Europe to bring fuel cells and hydrogen technologies to market. Her personal goal is to create positive changes towards a sustainable future.

Kristjan Relvik

CEO
Gaznet Industrial

Kristjan Relvik

CEO
Gaznet Industrial

Gaznet OÜ is an exclusive distributor of Norwegian Multiple Element Gas Container (MEGC) in Eastern Europe, including Poland, Ukraine, and the Baltic countries. Production is made by UMOE Advanced Composites AS in Norway. Gaznet is offering Multi Element Gas Containers for Hydrogen and Compressed Natural Gas for transport and as filling solutions in add-it-on. All applications are ADR approved and inspected. The benefits of this MEGC are lightness, lifetime, extreme high flow, safety and the amount of charge and discharge that no competitor can offer. The UAC container lasts 3 times longer than the average steel container and needs spend up to 10 times less testing. From 2005 Gaznet OÜ is group of companies active in various gas industrial.

Krzysztof Dresler

Director of Hydrogen Projects
Impact Clean Power Technology

Krzysztof Dresler

Director of Hydrogen Projects
Impact Clean Power Technology

Krzysztof Dresler has more than 25 years of experience in financial market institutions and Green Energy companies. He is currently coordinating the development of hydrogen technologies at IMPACT Clean Power Technology, a leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for electric vehicles in the Heavy Duty segment and stationary applications.

Krzysztof Kochanowski

Vice-President of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer
Polish Chamber of Energy Storage and Electromobility PIME, Hydrogen Poland

Krzysztof Kochanowski

Vice-President of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer
Polish Chamber of Energy Storage and Electromobility PIME, Hydrogen Poland

Expert in the energy sector with over 20 years of professional experience. Gained experience in energy distribution and transmission companies and consulting firms. Long-time energy market columnist in economic media. Consultant on system solutions in the electricity industry working with governmental institutions and Parliament. First president and co-founder of the largest organisation in Poland associating companies in the field of energy storage technologies (electricity, heat, hydrogen and cooling) and electromobility (vehicle charging infrastructure, battery and hydrogen technologies) and energy management in energy clusters (local balancing areas, independent energy systems). He currently manages the PIME organisation and provides specialised training in the field of the energy storage market and the hydrogen economy. Project coordinator: Electricity storage market in Poland and the Programme "Hydrogen economy in energy and transport - road map for Poland". First President and initiator and co-founder of the Hydrogen Poland organisation, which brings together companies and institutions in the field of hydrogen economy.

Krzysztof Szoszkiewicz

Profesor, Rector
Poznań University of Life Sciences

Krzysztof Szoszkiewicz

Profesor, Rector
Poznań University of Life Sciences

The professor at the Poznań University of Life Sciences, currently holds the position of rector of the university. He conducts research in the field of ecology, environmental protection, bioindication, and biodiversity conservation. Additionally, he actively engages in promoting new technologies in rural areas and the use of renewable energy sources. He is an initiator of projects related to the energy transformation in the Wielkopolska region. He has participated in several dozen international and national research projects, including 14 as a project leader. He is the author of nearly 300 publications.

Mgr inż. Krzysztof Wincencik

MSc
DEHN POLSKA

Mgr inż. Krzysztof Wincencik

MSc
DEHN POLSKA

A graduate of Cracow University of Technology, where he was a lecturer at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in 1983-2003. An employee of DEHN POLSKA since 2000, currently as technical director. A member of the Polish Committee for Standardization. He completed numerous post-graduate studies, including those in the field of quality of energy and renewable resources. Additionally, he completed a training for experts and passed an exam in the field of "lightning and surge protection" organized by the German Research Committee on Lightning and Lightning Protection (VDE/ABB) and VdS Schadenverhütung (German expert and certification body).

Leszek Bonna

Deputy Marshal
Marshal's Office of Pomorskie Voivodeship

Leszek Bonna

Deputy Marshal
Marshal's Office of Pomorskie Voivodeship

Leszek Bonna (born 1961) from Chojnice. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Gdańsk University of Technology and postgraduate studies. He obtained the title of Master of Business Administration at GFKM. At the beginning of his career, he worked as a construction worker. Subsequently, he ran a business for several years. In 2000, with a group of doctors, he founded a primary care clinic, where he was president. He was director of the Chojnice Hospital for 17 years. He stopped the avalanche of liabilities at the facility and improved the quality of services provided. He is a community activist. He was a co-founder of the Foundation for Health, which supported the Chojnice hospital and people with disabilities and in difficult situations. He also helped establish the Chojnice inpatient hospice. He was involved in charity work for children, for which he was awarded the badge of the Society of Friends of Children. He is a member of the Tur Knights' Brotherhood Association, the European Pomerania Association and the Yes! For Poland Local Government Association. In 2002-2006, he was a councillor in Chojnice. Since 2006, he has been a councillor of the WP Sejmik. In November 2019, he took up the position of Deputy Marshal of WP. He is responsible for transport, infrastructure, property, economy, labour market.

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Prof. h. c. Dr. h. c. Prof. Lothar Kroll

Director
Institute of Lightweight Structures, Technische Universität Chemnitz

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Prof. h. c. Dr. h. c. Prof. Lothar Kroll

Director
Institute of Lightweight Structures, Technische Universität Chemnitz

Director of Institute of Lightweight Structures. Dean for Research, International Relations and Geder of the Faculty Mechanical Engineering, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Department of Lightweight Structures and Polymer Technology. 

Maciej Dzikowski

Strategic Development Manager for New Technologies
Air Products

Maciej Dzikowski

Strategic Development Manager for New Technologies
Air Products

He is responsible for the development of the biomethane market in Poland, and his main goal is to execute extensive marketing activities and acquire business, as well liaise with associations and chambers in this segment. Additionally, as part of his duties, he supports the New Technologies Team and works on key projects for the development of renewable hydrogen by searching for new sources of clean hydrogen production and coordinating selected strategic projects. He has 37 years of practical experience in sales and knowledge of the technical gas market. He graduated from the Kozminski University, is an avid motorcyclist.

Maciej Koński

Board Advisor
Polsat Plus Group, ZE PAK Group

Maciej Koński

Board Advisor
Polsat Plus Group, ZE PAK Group

As part of the Polsat Plus Group and the ZE PAK Group, he is leading a project to build a full green hydrogen value chain in Poland. Participated in the construction and implementation of the Polsat Plus Group's engagement strategy in the production of cheap and clean energy. Member of the Management Board of PGE PAK Energia Jądrowa. Formerly associated with KGHM in the area of strategy, foreign assets and R&D. Master's degree in finance and accounting at the Warsaw School of Economics. Doctoral degree at Wrocław University of Technology. Managerial studies completed at IMD in Switzerland, Colorado School of Mines in the USA and the AGH University of Science and Technology.

Maciej Malski-Brodzicki

Expert on innovation support
3W Department, BGK

Maciej Malski-Brodzicki

Expert on innovation support
3W Department, BGK

He is a graduate of the Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology. He was involved with the National Centre for Research and Development for many years. Coordinator of the "Hydrogen Storage" programme to develop an innovative storage tank to store hydrogen like an energy source for fuel cells. Coordinator of the "Grand Challenge: Energy" - the first initiative in Poland to stimulate the development of backyard wind energy. Currently, an innovation support expert at Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego in the 3W (Water - Hydrogen - Coal) department, on behalf of which he is a member of the Coordinating Council of the Mazovian Hydrogen Valley. She also represents BGK in the Sectoral Agreement for the Development of the Hydrogen Economy in Poland at the Ministry of Climate and Environment.


Maciej Płonka

Founder & CEO
Parts4Cleaning, Technical Cleanliness Association

Maciej Płonka

Founder & CEO
Parts4Cleaning, Technical Cleanliness Association

Mr. Maciej Płonka, President of the Management Board of @Parts4Cleaning, has been specializing in technical cleanliness for the automotive industry for 22 years, both during the production of clean components and their assembly. He is responsible for the development of the accredited technical cleanliness laboratory AB 1836 in accordance with VDA 19 and ISO 16232 standards, as well as for accredited purity tests of hydrogen fuel in accordance with ISO 14687 and SAE J 2719 in cooperation with @Airborne Labs International.

Manuel Fonseca

Business Developer
PRF - Gas Solutions

Manuel Fonseca

Business Developer
PRF - Gas Solutions

Born in South Africa, Manuel Fonseca is a Business Developer in PRF, a Portuguese engineering company.

After studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Coimbra and, more recently, a degree in Marketing and Communication, Manuel has developed his activity in the gas downstream sector, focused in LNG small scale, biogas and hydrogen, looking for solutions in partnership with clients. Manuel believes that the fight against Climate Change takes place in national and international political decision-making bodies and in companies, but also in the daily lives of all citizens. Anyone can, and should, be an agent of change at home, on the street or at work, with small gestures that, multiplied by millions and millions of people, become a veritable wave of energy with a positive impact.

Marcin Drzycimski

Director of Strategy and Development
Poznan Airport - Ławica

Marcin Drzycimski

Director of Strategy and Development
Poznan Airport - Ławica

He took his first professional steps in the largest manufacturing company of electronics leader Philips Lighting Poland and in the container glass industry at Ardagh Glass. For five years in the capital group of the window joinery manufacturer Sokółka Okna i Drzwi, in the rank of Vice President of the Board, he was responsible for sales, distribution and service of the entire group, and independently, in the rank of President, he supervised its individual companies. Since 2010, he has been creating the development policy of one of the largest regional airports Poznań Ławica; he participated in the preparation as a host of Euro 2012, was responsible for the implementation of the largest airport expansion project in history. He successfully developed Airport City, which included a number of projects with partners such as Marriot, Audi, BP, Cirrus, Lotos, Apcoa, McDonald. He is an expert for the Airport Association in the legislative area, and coordinates a joint project between leading universities and the aviation industry. He is a member of the Business Council at UAM and the Wielkopolska Hydrogen Platform. Currently, he is leading the first RES projects in Poland related to large-area photovoltaics at airports and the production of green hydrogen by electrolysis, laying the foundations for a modern zero-emission Airport, fuels of the future and partnerships within the value chain of technological leaders of low-emission energy carriers and alternative fuels.

Dr inż. Marcin Parchomiuk

Deputy Director of Research and Commercialization
Łukasiewicz- Institute of Electrical Engineering

Dr inż. Marcin Parchomiuk

Deputy Director of Research and Commercialization
Łukasiewicz- Institute of Electrical Engineering

Represents the Łukasiewicz Research Network in the Coordination Council for Hydrogen Management at the Ministry of Climate and Environment. He is the leader of the Łukasiewicz - Hydrogen Management Program, as well as the Łukasiewicz Infrastructure Center in this area. He coordinates works related to the hydrogen economy of 26 institutes that are part of the Łukasiewicz Research Network, in particular research projects and research infrastructure, as well as cooperation with Łukasiewicz strategic partners. Author of over 50 national and international publications, manager of over 50 R&D projects aimed at implementation in industry, an expert in the areas of energetics and transport in the field of converting and storage of electrical energy.

Marek Drywa

Senior Director of Business Development for Energy
ILF

Marek Drywa

Senior Director of Business Development for Energy
ILF

Marek Drywa brings in over twenty years of wide, international perspective in business development and key client management across several industries. He has started his career in trade/investment/economic development and government affairs in the USA and Canada followed by the recent 10+ years of leading major development projects for ILF Consulting Engineers in energy sector. As Senior Director of Business Development, Energy at ILF Munich, Germany office he focuses of developing new hydrogen markets and promoting integrated energy solutions including hydrogen as the powerful energy carrier. His primary areas of focus span among Central Europe, Scandinavia, South East Europe, western and southern Africa, as well as Central Asia. Over the years Mr. Drywa has led many major business development initiatives of ILF as well as has been global key client manager for key clients such as ExxonMobil, TC Energy, Enbridge, SOCAR and many others. He is native in Polish and fluent in English and German.

Marek Marcisz

Verifier of cogeneration units
TÜV SÜD Poland

Marek Marcisz

Verifier of cogeneration units
TÜV SÜD Poland

A graduate of the Silesian University of Technology. Since 2010, an energy specialist at TÜV SÜD Poland, responsible for the CHP area at the Certification Center of TÜV SÜD Poland. Expert and verifier of cogeneration units, biomass supply control and biomass authentication auditor, reviewer of RES installation certification documentation, energy verifier. Author of numerous articles appearing in the magazines of the energy industry. Representative of TÜV SÜD Poland at conferences and training trainer, lecturer at workshops and seminars.

Marek Woźniak

Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region
Marshal's Office of the Wielkopolska Region

Marek Woźniak

Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region
Marshal's Office of the Wielkopolska Region

He was born on March 5, 1960 in Kalisz. He is a graduate of archeology at the Faculty of History of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. He also completed Postgraduate Studies in Local Governance at the Faculty of Law of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan and Postgraduate Studies in Politics and Local Governance at the Faculty of Sociology of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. Since 1990, he has been working for the local government: at the commune, district and regional level. In October 2005, he was appointed the Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region, he has been holding the office continuously for five terms. He actively participates in the work of the Union of the Provinces of the Republic of Poland. Since February 2006, Marshal Woźniak has been a member of the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels. In April 2008, he became the Head of the Polish delegation to the European Committee of the Regions, he was also elected the Vice-President and member of the Bureau of the European Committee of the Regions, he has been holding the office to this day. He was also a Vice-President of the European People's Party Group (EPP Group) in the European Committee of the Regions. He has been awarded many times for his public activity.




Mgr Marta Rucińska

Owner
MR-LAB

Mgr Marta Rucińska

Owner
MR-LAB

Graduated from Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Chemistry, Specialisation: Environmental Chemistry (1997-2002). Since 2002: applications and sales of scientific and research equipment. Since 2005: applications and sales specialist at Bruker Polska Sp. z o.o. - FT-IR spectroscopy, MS spectrometry, XRF spectrometry. Since 2017 owner of MR-LAB Marta Rucińska, distribution, applications, sales, service of gas permeability analysis equipment of the Italian company Extrasolution by Permtech. Between 2020-2022 involved in a research project in "Development of a modular chemical reactor system for cascade work and in arbitrary configurations, for conducting chemical processes of multicomponent groups of substrates with on-line analytical capabilities, funded by the National Centre for Research and Development", as a specialist in analytical chemistry and chemical technology.

Martin Kremer

Consul General
German Consulate General in Wroclaw

Martin Kremer

Consul General
German Consulate General in Wroclaw

Martin Kremer has been Consul General at the German Consulate General in Wroclaw since August 2022. He was previously i.a. Deputy Head of Mission at the German Embassy in Warsaw and Oslo, Head of Division for Central Europe and Head of Division for EU Economic Politics. Martin Kremer started working for the Federal Foreign Office after finishing studies in Law and Economics.

Marzena Wodzińska

President of the Management Board
Regionalny Zakład Zagospodarowania Odpadów Sp. z o.o. in Ostrów Wielkopolski

Marzena Wodzińska

President of the Management Board
Regionalny Zakład Zagospodarowania Odpadów Sp. z o.o. in Ostrów Wielkopolski

Kalisz resident, graduate of the Poznań University of Economics (marketing and management with a specialisation in finance and accounting), postgraduate studies in business psychology at the Wrocław School of Banking and Business Coach Academy. Completed Executive MBA and Doctor of Business Administration studies in the field of health service management and School of Political Leaders. Councillor of the Wielkopolska Voivodeship Assembly for the last two terms of office and member of the Wielkopolska Voivodeship Board from 2014 to 2020. Professionally, 25 years of experience in banking, including as branch manager. Currently CEO of the Regional Waste Management Plant in Ostrów Wielkopolski. For years, she has been actively and effectively working to improve air quality in Wielkopolska. She was the initiator of one of the first anti-smog resolutions in Poland, and thanks to her efforts, the Wielkopolskie Voivodeship Self-Government has allocated hundreds of millions of PLN for the installation of renewable energy sources for individual consumers, institutions and hospitals. She actively participated in public consultations
on the "Strategy for the Development of Greater Poland by 2030". As a councillor of the Wielkopolska Voivodeship and President of the Board of RZZO, she is actively involved in the Wielkopolska Hydrogen Valley project. She sits on the Supervisory Board of the Ostrzeszow Health Centre.

Mateusz Romowicz

Counselor at Law
Kancelaria Radcy Prawnego Legal Consulting-Mateusz Romowicz

Mateusz Romowicz

Counselor at Law
Kancelaria Radcy Prawnego Legal Consulting-Mateusz Romowicz

Mateusz Romowicz is a legal advisor specializing in maritime law, European law, offshore wind regulations, international law and cross-border tax matters.
Mateusz Romowicz graduated from the University of Gdansk, Faculty of Law and Administration, Faculty of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, School of American Law, a full course in American law, University of Cambridge, Board of Continuing Education, Faculty of Law, Centre for European Legal Studies - a course by correspondence with tutoring, and an application training at the Regional Chamber of Legal Advisors in Gdansk, which he completed by passing the legal advisor's exam in 2010;
In 2006, Mateusz Romowicz founded and developed the Legal Consulting - Mateusz Romowicz Law Office, whose activities currently focus on, among other things: cross-border negotiations, commercial law, transport law, shipbuilding cases, business law, European law.
In addition, he has created efficiently functioning legal departments in two groups of companies with international reach.
Mateusz Romowicz has many years of experience in representing business entities before Polish and foreign arbitrations.
Legal counsel Mateusz Romowicz is the author of more than 400 legal publications in the specialized press.

Mateusz Stańczyk

Advocate, Partner
SMM Legal

Mateusz Stańczyk

Advocate, Partner
SMM Legal

He supports business, science, and the public sector in issues related to financing innovation and green transformation. He led a legal team implementing three orders for breakthrough technologies in the area of hydrogen storage and its use in road transport and heating. He created a legal framework for research institutions and funds investing in modern technologies. Winner of the 2nd place in the European Innovation Procurement Awards EUIPA 2021 competition organised by the European Union executive agency − the European Innovation Council. Finalist of the Rising Stars Lawyers − Leaders of Tomorrow 2017 competition. Author of publications on capital market law and on the use of European Union funds to finance research and development.

Michał Bronowski

Country Representative Poland
VDMA

Michał Bronowski

Country Representative Poland
VDMA

Country Representative Poland for VDMA in Warsaw. With 3600 members, the VDMA is the largest network organization and an important voice for the machinery and equipment manufacturing industry in Germany and Europe. The association represents the common economic, technical and scientific interests of this unique and diverse industry. VDMA "Power-to-X for Applications" is a cross-industry platform for exchange, communication, and cooperation in the P2X community. It involves all important stakeholders, from the development of manufacturing processes through the production of synthetic fuels and raw materials using power-to-X technologies to the end customer. With our activities, we promote a holistic and technology-open approach to the transformation of energy systems, and we raise public awareness of environmentally friendly energy use and mobility.

Michał Tarka

Partner, Head of Energy Transition & Renewable Energy Team
SMM Legal

Michał Tarka

Partner, Head of Energy Transition & Renewable Energy Team
SMM Legal

An expert in energy law awarded in the international ranking ‘The Legal 500 EMEA 2021’. He mainly deals with energy transformation and the subject of renewable energy sources. He advises entities from the fuel, metallurgical, heating, food, medical, construction and banking industries, as well as the largest local governments in the processes of energy transformation. Author of analyses on renewable energy development strategies, expert of parliamentary committees, ministerial advisor. Co-author of the commentary to the Renewable Energy Act for the C.H. Beck 2020-2022 Publishing House and author of more than 100 publications in domestic and foreign press. Lecturer in energy law at SWPS University.

Michał Wieczorowski

Vice-rector for development and cooperation with business and industry
Poznan University of Technology

Michał Wieczorowski

Vice-rector for development and cooperation with business and industry
Poznan University of Technology

Member: Presidium of the Committee on Mechanical Engineering, Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN); Surface Engineering Commission at O/PAN in Poznań; Presidium of the Wielkopolska Regional Council of the Industry of the Future; Academy of Engineering in Poland; Board of the Polish Association of Fulbright Scholars; Metrology Council at the President of the Meteorological Office (GUM); Advisory Board of MEiN for the "Implementation Doctorate" Programme; Economic Area Development Council of the Kostrzyńsko-Słubicka Special Economic Zone. Chairman of the Advisory Team for the development of innovative directions in the development of metrology services of the GUM. Visiting Professor at Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, Valenciennes (France). Associate Editor at Measurement and Metrology and Measurement Systems. Honoured with the title of Business Fair Play Ambassador.

Mieczysław Obiedziński

CEO
TÜV SÜD Poland

Mieczysław Obiedziński

CEO
TÜV SÜD Poland

Certified TÜV SÜD lead auditor for norms and standards in the areas of quality and safety. Graduate of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. Since 2019 involved in the development of hydrogen technologies in Poland and worldwide. He specializes in project risk analysis and management, process safety assessment and quality systems. Participated, among others, in working groups in the area of Education in the preparation of the Polish Hydrogen Strategy. Initiator and Lecturer of postgraduate MBA "Hydrogen Technologies" in the area of project management in hydrogen technologies.

Natalia Walczak

Communications Officer
European Biogas Association

Natalia Walczak

Communications Officer
European Biogas Association

Communications Officer at the European Biogas Association, organisation representing over 250 members from the entire biogas and biomethane value chain. Natalia has nearly 10 years’ experience in the EU affairs in Brussels, focusing on energy, transport and circular economy topics. She holds law degree from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan and LLM degree in Climate and Energy law from the University of Groningen.

Norbert Schramm

Managing Director
LSE – Lightweight Structures Engineering GmbH

Norbert Schramm

Managing Director
LSE – Lightweight Structures Engineering GmbH

Graduated in mechanical engineering from Chemnitz University of Technology. Since 2010, he was a researcher at the Department of Lightweight Structures and Polymer Technology at the Chemnitz University of Technology. Since 2013, he was Managing Director at MTC Lightweight Structures e.V.. Since 2019, he has been Managing Director at LSE - Lightweight Structures Engineering GmbH.

Nurettin Tekin

Hydrogen Product Manager
KAWASAKI Gas Turbine Europe GmbH

Nurettin Tekin

Hydrogen Product Manager
KAWASAKI Gas Turbine Europe GmbH

Dr. Nurettin Tekin, a graduate of mechanical engineering at University of Aachen (RWTH), Germany. He wrote his doctoral thesis with focus on „Numerical and experimental investigation of innovative cooling technology for gas turbine application” also at Aachen University. His professional career started as project engineer with focus on FEM and CFD analysis of gas and steam turbines. After several years of working, he starts to work as a project manager at Kawasaki Gas Turbine Europe in the field of gas turbine package development of gas turbine classes from 1.8MWel to 34MWel, explosion protection (ATEX) and gas quality analysis. Since 2020, he is currently working as hydrogen product manager for Kawasaki and responsible for hydrogen project development including all topics related to hydrogen products, starting from production, storage, transport and utilization of hydrogen.

Oleksandr Riepkin

Member of the Board
Energy Association Ukrainian Hydrogen Council

Oleksandr Riepkin

Member of the Board
Energy Association Ukrainian Hydrogen Council

Founder and First President of the Energy Association "Ukrainian Hydrogen Council" from 2018 to 2023. Special Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on Economic Diplomacy. Over 10 years of experience as an expert in the development and promotion of renewable energy, including hydrogen energy, in Ukraine. Member of the Hydrogen Energy Section of the Scientific and Technical Council of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine. In 2020-2021, an expert on hydrogen energy issues for the EBRD. Member of the working group for the preparation of the Strategy for the Development of Hydrogen Energy in Ukraine until 2030.

Olga Chojecka-Szymańska

Project Manager
Veolia Group

Olga Chojecka-Szymańska

Project Manager
Veolia Group

Manager with experience in investment and project management, since 2017 associated with the biogas sector in Poland. In the Veolia Group since 2021, she is involved in decarbonization projects related to the construction of strategies in the areas of biogas and hydrogen utilization.

Dr inż. Paweł Gąsior

PhD, MBA in Hydrogen Technology Management
Wroclaw University of Technology

Dr inż. Paweł Gąsior

PhD, MBA in Hydrogen Technology Management
Wroclaw University of Technology

He works as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, PWr, and his interests oscillate around 'hydrogen technologies' in the broadest sense. He is responsible for the implementation of research on high-pressure hydrogen storage tanks, both within the framework of EU-funded projects, as well as within the framework of ongoing cooperation with the largest tank manufacturers in the market. In addition, he carries out work in the area of implementation of integrated SHM systems for Structural Health Monitoring in the field of energy, chemical, and automotive industries, including for composite high-pressure tanks (monitoring during manufacturing and operation, assessment of degradation of the composite structure and prediction of safe its operation time). He has been involved in numerous EU and nationally funded projects for high-pressure tanks for the storage of gaseous fuels in automotive, stationary and transport applications.

Paweł Jarczewski

Vice president
Hynfra

Paweł Jarczewski

Vice president
Hynfra

Manager managing the largest investment and general contracting processes in the energy market as well as the chemical and fertilizer industry in Poland. In his career to date, he has held positions as chairman of the boards of leading Polish chemical companies such as Zakłady Azotowe Puławy S.A., Grupa Azoty S.A., and RAFAKO S.A. He was a member of the Board of Directors at KGHM International Ltd. He was ranked 32nd on the list of the most influential players in the chemical industry compiled by ICIS in 2015.

Paweł Piotrowicz

Expert in the energy market and hydrogen technologies
TÜV SÜD Poland and HYDROGEN Poland

Paweł Piotrowicz

Expert in the energy market and hydrogen technologies
TÜV SÜD Poland and HYDROGEN Poland

Graduate of the Faculty of Technical Physics and Applied Mathematics at Warsaw University of Technology. At Collegium Humanum, he earned a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree with a specialization in Energy. Expert in energy and fuel independence and security, decarbonization and alternative energy sources. Speaker at many international conferences. For several years he has been working on the technological, regulatory and security aspects of hydrogen technologies and various forms of energy storage.

  • Energy market and hydrogen technology expert at TÜV SÜD
  • Chairman of the Board of Hydrogen Poland
  • Vice Chairman of the Electromobility Committee of the National Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of Hydrogen Europe working groups
  • Coordinator and lecturer of the MBA program at Collegium Humanum "Managing hydrogen technologies"

Paweł Seremak

Founder, Representative
Framkraft AB | Nilsson Energy AB

Paweł Seremak

Founder, Representative
Framkraft AB | Nilsson Energy AB

For several years involved in the development of the green hydrogen market, residing in Sweden for over 30 years, graduate of the Faculty of Mechanics of the Cracow University of Technology and representing the Swedish company Nilsson Energy, which is one of the leading companies providing customers with turnkey solutions in the field of production, storage and applications of green hydrogen. He has over 20 years of managerial experience in the Swedish automotive industry, within Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks, Saab Automobile and vehicle system and component suppliers, in particular in the fields of product definition and management, business strategy and industry transformation related to the development of the electric vehicle market . Also involved in the Swedish national association Hydrogen Sweden and manager of the Nordic Hydrogen Corridor project, which is a market pilot in the development of transport infrastructure based on hydrogen technologies.

Paweł Trojanowski

Country and Expansion Manager
Comgy

Paweł Trojanowski

Country and Expansion Manager
Comgy

Industry expert in the Hydrogen Technology Cluster at Hydrogen Europe, participated in the development of the Polish Hydrogen Partnership, was active in the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance initiative. He successfully combines engineering practice with knowledge of economics and business, willing to share his experience. He is committed to following green trends, actively promoting pro-environmental activities in the immediate environment. As Country and Expansion Manager at Comgy, focused on supporting the development of modern smart metering and business intelligence solutions to improve the energy efficiency of buildings and installations. A fan of hydrogen technology and heavy rock in his spare time, he has been involved in the energy industry for more than a dozen years.

Paweł Wanatowicz

EU ETS Lead Auditor
TÜV SÜD Poland

Paweł Wanatowicz

EU ETS Lead Auditor
TÜV SÜD Poland

A graduate of the Silesian University of Technology. Since 2010, energy and environmental protection specialist at TÜV SÜD Polska Sp. z o.o., responsible for the GHG area in the Certification Center of TÜV SÜD Polska Sp. z o. o. Energy auditor, verifier of cogeneration units and a specialist in the field of certification of renewable energy sources and certification of energy from RES.

Peter Kasprzak

Director
Hydrogen Society of Australia

Peter Kasprzak

Director
Hydrogen Society of Australia

Peter Kasprzak, co-founder and past President of the Hydrogen Society of Australia, serves as Chairman of Innovate Australia and director of the ABACUS Policy Institute. With broad experience in emerging technology, innovation, and green energy, Peter created the hydrogen information website in 2008 and proposed the first Australian Electric and Hydrogen Highways. He now promotes merging them into the Zero Emission Highway. Recognized as one of the top Australian innovators in 2021, he co-authored "Australia's Nobel Laureates Vol III." In 2022, he was featured as one of ten Polish-Australians in the "Unity Project," celebrating 50 years of diplomatic relations between Poland and Australia. A member of multiple professional organizations, Peter drives innovation and is known for proclaiming, "HYDROGEN IS MARCHING ON!". 

Philipp Glonner

Chairman of the Management Board and Co-Founder
ARTHUR

Philipp Glonner

Chairman of the Management Board and Co-Founder
ARTHUR

During his studies at the Munich University of Applied Sciences and Technical University of Munich in the field of engineering and management, Philipp Glonner worked in parallel independently in the lead role on automotive projects for alternative drive systems at various prime standards and also gained extensive experience in the start-up sector with successful first exits. As Co-Founder and CEO of ARTHUR, a newly founded mobility company and system manufacturer from Munich, he has led the development and production of one of the most advanced hydrogen buses on the market.

Philipp Thönnißen

Technical Sales Manager
Wystrach

Philipp Thönnißen

Technical Sales Manager
Wystrach

Working for Wystrach since 2021. Education: Mechanical engineer for production technology. Background: Operations manager in energy intensive industry (die casting of aluminium and zinc). Specialist in high-pressure hydrogen storage, transport and refueling.

Pieter Bouwer

Regional Trade Commissioner, Clean Technology (Europe)
Canadian Embassy, Berlin

Pieter Bouwer

Regional Trade Commissioner, Clean Technology (Europe)
Canadian Embassy, Berlin

Pieter Bouwer is Canada’s Regional Trade Commissioner for Clean Technology in Europe. In this role, he helps Canadian companies to pursue opportunities in Europe and supports European companies scouting for Canadian Cleantech solutions. Prior to joining the Trade Commissioner Service in 2015, he served as a South African career diplomat for 23 years (London, Frankfurt, Oslo, Berlin, Pretoria) and as Senior Adviser to the German-African Business Association for 7 years. Pieter studied politics and economics and has an MSc degree in Financial Economics from the University of London.

           

Dr inż. Piotr Głowski

Mayor
City of Piła

Dr inż. Piotr Głowski

Mayor
City of Piła

Doctor of economic sciences, previously Senator of the Republic of Poland of the 7th term and entrepreneur. Representative of the Senate in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. He was a member of the European Union Affairs Committee.

Piotr Korytkowski

The Mayor of the City
Konin

Piotr Korytkowski

The Mayor of the City
Konin

The Mayor of the City of Konin since 2018. One of the expert of the City Economy Committee of the Polish Chamber of Commerce. He gained experience in the work of local government official as a member of the City Council in the years 2006-2018. He graduated from the Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences at Adam Mickiewicz University at the Faculty of Geografhy, as well as: postgraduate studies in the field of Insurance, Organization and Management, Occupational Health and Safety and Executive MBA. Professionally active since 1989. He worked in government administration structures and he also has many years of experience in running his own business. Before being elected as the Mayor of the City of Konin, for almost 11 years he managed the Provincial Road Traffic Center in Konin. Awarded and honored many times, incl. Bronze Cross of Merit, Silver Medal for Merits for the Fire Service and the badge "Child's Friend". Keen on: tourism, travel, IT, politics.

Piotr Kosznik

Director of sales
Bureau Veritas

Piotr Kosznik

Director of sales
Bureau Veritas

Currently holds position of sales director covering district of Poland, Baltic countries, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Ukraine at Bureau Veritas (associated with the company since 2007). As part of his duties, also responsible for the development of new services and their commercialization, mainly in areas related to renewable energy and sustainable development.  He is a graduate of the University of Gdansk, Executive MBA at GFKM and SWPS University for a degree in positive psychology. He leads the work of regional teams responsible for the development of the wind energy market, including offshore. He has been involved in the wind industry since 2008, when participated in the projects of joint implementation mechanisms under the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. In addition to energy transition, he is interested in psychology, mainly in its reinforcing functions.

Piotr Kuś

General Director
European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas

Piotr Kuś

General Director
European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas

Before joining ENTSOG in January 2022 as ENTSOG General Director, Piotr Kuś held the position of Deputy Director in the Development Division at GAZ-SYSTEM S.A., since January 2017. His main areas of responsibilities included international cooperation, institutional relations, cooperation with EU institutions and international trade organisations. Between 2019 and 2021, Piotr was GIE Board Member acting as a sponsor of the CH4 Area. Since 2016, Piotr was a member of the GTE Executive Committee to supervise activities of future sustainable solutions in the natural gas infrastructure. Prior to that, between 2008 and 2016, Piotr was Director of the Brussels Office of GAZ-SYSTEM, in charge of managing the company’s EU affairs. Before joining GAZ-SYSTEM in 2008, he was employed by the Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG S.A.) and was seconded to its Representative Office in Brussels. Piotr Kuś graduated from Warsaw School of Economics.

Piotr Mikusek

Energy Regulatory Manager
Grupa Azoty S.A.

Piotr Mikusek

Energy Regulatory Manager
Grupa Azoty S.A.

Lawyer and regulatory analyst, PhD candidate at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences at the University of Warsaw. Legal advisor intern at the District Chamber of Legal Advisors in Warsaw. Appointed by the Hydrogen Management Coordination Council under the Ministry of Climate and Environment as Coordinator of the Working Group "Stable Regulatory Environment" to support the implementation of the goals of the Polish Hydrogen Strategy. For more than five years professionally involved in the national energy sector. Author of national and international publications on energy regulation and climate law, including: Komentarz do ustawy o efektywności energetycznej [Commentary to the Act on Energy Efficiency; co-authored] and Komentarz do ustawy o promowaniu energii z wysokosprawnej kogeneracji [Commentary to the Act on Promoting Energy from High Efficiency Cogeneration, co-authored]. Lecturer at the Department of Law and Administrative Procedure at the University of Warsaw. Member of the Polish Electricity Committee.

Piotr Obrycki

Head of R&D Office
PGE Energetyka Kolejowa

Piotr Obrycki

Head of R&D Office
PGE Energetyka Kolejowa

Piotr Obrycki is the Head of the Research and Development Office at PGE Energetyka Kolejowa. With 12 years of experience in the energy sector, he has been involved in modern energy issues from the very beginning. Involved in the process of creating the RES market in Poland, defining the role of a prosumer, as well as supporting systems for the development of RES in Poland. Expert in the field of photovoltaic installations, their cooperation with the power grid, as well as connecting within internal power grids. Piotr Obrycki has competence in the field of autonomous power microsystems/local balancing areas, created using such new technologies as energy storage (based on Li-ion, flow or hydrogen technology), electromobility or hydrogen technology.

Piotr Tarnawski

Director of the Center of Rail Vehicles
Łukasiewicz – Poznań Institute of Technology

Piotr Tarnawski

Director of the Center of Rail Vehicles
Łukasiewicz – Poznań Institute of Technology

Current Director of the Center of Rail Vehicles in Łukasiewicz – Poznań Institute of Technology. Member of the Greater Poland Hydrogen Platform. He was a part of the working group for the applications of hydrogen as an alternative fuel in transport at the Ministry of Climate and Environment. His involvement in the rail sector spans 13 years so far. He authored many scientific papers as well as industrial solutions and designs. In recent years he was the director of the sales and development, and earlier the manager of R&D projects at H. Cegielski - Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych in Poznań. He began his involvement in the rail sector working for Modertrans Poznań. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Machines and Transport at the Poznań University of Technology and is passionate about music.

Piotr Woźny

President of the Management Board
ZE PAK S.A.

Piotr Woźny

President of the Management Board
ZE PAK S.A.

A graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.

Within the years 2000-2001 he served as deputy minister of communications in the government of Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek. From November 24, 2015 to the end of March 2017 he was Deputy Minister of Digitisation in the government of Prime Minister Beata Szydło.

From May 2017 he was involved in matters connected with the fight against smog; at first as an advisor to the then Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, then, from 17 January 2018, as deputy minister at the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology, and from March 2018, until May 31, 2020 as the Plenipotentiary of the Prime Minister for the Clean Air program.

From June 2018 until January 2019 he served as deputy president of the board of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOŚiGW), and from August 31, 2019, until May 31, 2020 he was the president of the board of NFOŚiGW.

 

From June 2020 to November 2020, Mr Piotr Woźny was the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ZE PAK SA. and since November 2020, he holds the position of President of the Management Board of ZE PAK S.A.

Piotr Śladowski

Member of the Board
ARP E-Vehicles Sp. z o.o.

Piotr Śladowski

Member of the Board
ARP E-Vehicles Sp. z o.o.

Graduate of the Faculty of Organisation and Management at the Technical University of Łódź, specialising in business management, and of doctoral studies at the College of Management and Finance of the Warsaw School of Economics. He was also a scholarship holder at the University of Central England in Birmingham (UK). Since 2005, he has been a lecturer at the Mazovian Academy in Płock, conducting classes in management. Between 1999 and 2006, he ran his own business. Then, among other things, he was a vice-president in the company Inwestycje Miejskie in Płock responsible for the supervision and analysis division and the planning and strategy division. In 2014, he became vice-president of Zakład Utylizacji Odpadów Komunalnych in Kobierniki near Płock, and from March 2015 he was president of the Management Board of Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Komunalne in Gostynin. Subsequently, from 2016 to 2018, he was a Member of the Management Board of Orlen Paliwa Sp. z o.o. responsible for operational issues and fuel logistics, and then, from 2019 to 2021, he was Director and Proxy of the newly established Electricity Contracting Branch in Elbląg in the ENERGA SA Group. In September 2021, he became Development Director of IDA E-Vehicles Sp. z o.o., an electric bus company, and then, from July 2022, Member of the Board of Directors of this company.

Przemysław Rudź

Chief Specialist in the Information and Promotion Department
Polish Space Agency

Przemysław Rudź

Chief Specialist in the Information and Promotion Department
Polish Space Agency

Przemysław Rudź – chief specialist in the Information and Promotion Department of the Polish Space Agency, responsible for educational and information activities related to the broadly understood space sector. Privately, a composer and performer of electronic music, sound engineer and music producer, popularizer of astronomy, author of books and guides, entrepreneur. He popularizes astronomy through publishing and literary activity, lectures, sky shows and participation in astronomical rallies and industry events throughout the country. He graduated from the Faculty of Biology, Geography and Oceanology of the University of Gdańsk. He is a geographer and climatologist by education.

Dr inż. Rafał Biały

Regulatory affairs specialist coordinator
Polish Association of Chemical Engineers SITPChem, Tarnów

Dr inż. Rafał Biały

Regulatory affairs specialist coordinator
Polish Association of Chemical Engineers SITPChem, Tarnów

Gained his higher education at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, where he first obtained a master degree in engineering at the Faculty of Energy and Fuels in the specialty of Fuels Technology, and then a doctoral degree in engineering and technology in the field of Environmental Engineering, Mining and Energy. He continues his researches at the Faculty of Drilling, Oil in the Department of Natural Gas Engineering. He gained professional experience working at Grupa Azoty S.A. in positions related to the production of hydrogen, syngas and ammonia. Currently, as a specialist coordinator for chemistry regulations, using the acquired practical knowledge to assess the impact of newly drafted EU regulations on the current and future functioning of the company. Participates in works of associations and sectoral agreements, e.g. Fertilizers Europe, Hydrogen Europe, CCUS Forum. Member of the Technical Working Group for the revision of the BAT reference document for the production of large-volume inorganic chemicals (BREF LVIC). Member of the Polish Association of Chemical Engineers SITPChem, Tarnów.

Rafał Koziński

Team Leader – Fuel Cells
AVL Software and Functions GmbH

Rafał Koziński

Team Leader – Fuel Cells
AVL Software and Functions GmbH

A graduate of the Faculty of Energy and Fuels, AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow and RES - The School for Renewable Energy Science in Iceland. Since 2012, he has been involved in research and development of fuel cells and electrolyzers. For 10 years he worked at Greenerity, one of the leading suppliers of components for the fuel cell and electrolysis industry. Since 2022, a branch in Poland associated with AVL Software and Functions GmbH, where he is the Leader of the group dealing with the engineering of components for drive systems based on PEM fuel cells. Globally responsible in the AVL group for hydrogen storage systems, intake air conditioning and condensate separation in fuel cell systems.

Rafał Sroka

PESA Board Advisor
Polish Energy Storage Association

Rafał Sroka

PESA Board Advisor
Polish Energy Storage Association

Rafal Sroka BA (Hons) Financial Economics and Investment and Executive MBA. 12 years of professional experience mainly in management positions in global investment banking, insurance at Lloyds of London and manufacturing. Most of his insurance career spent in the area Energy risk management for power plants, wind farms, hydropower. Managed number of teams in compliance, operations and sales departments. He has led projects to merge organizations after acquisitions, management changes, and regularly led international organizational improvement projects. He has worked with business partners from the United Kingdom, Switzerland, France, Germany, United States and Asia (Malaysia, India, Singapore). Currently owner of financial advice firm and Board Advisor for PSME.

Reinis Azis

Business Development Manager
VTTI

Reinis Azis

Business Development Manager
VTTI

Reinis has an undergraduate degree from Kings College, University of London (2014) in political economy and international energy economics. He also obtained a double master’s degree in environmental science and environmental engineering (2017) from Riga Technical University (RTU) and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU). In 2021, Reinis received a Ph.D. from Riga Technical University in energy engineering.
Since 2014, Reinis has developed a professional expertise in the fields of energy, business development and innovations. In 2017 and 2018 he was chief executive officer of energy engineering and business consulting group companies within the AJ Power group (largest privately owned energy group company in the Baltics). In 2020, Reinis took the position of Deputy Director General at Investment and Development Agency of Latvia, being responsible for investment promotion, innovations and financial instruments, with focus on new strategy development and change management. Since autumn 2021 Reinis is the Business Development Manager at “Ventspils Nafta” terminal, part of the VTTI group and is in charge of business diversification and development of “New Energy” strategy, focusing on sustainability and energy transition solutions. For the last year, Reinis has been focusing on the development of RNG and H2 sectors in Poland and CEE region in general.

Remigius Hermann

Area Sales Manager
Weil Technology GmbH

Remigius Hermann

Area Sales Manager
Weil Technology GmbH

 

Robert Adamczewski

Head of Development
European Energy Polska

Robert Adamczewski

Head of Development
European Energy Polska

As soon as European Energy established its office in Warsaw in 2021, Robert Adamczewski joined the team as a Head of Development, and as of now company has 60 MW of operating wind capacities, the same amount under construction and around 5 GW of the development pipeline of solar, wind, energy storage projects, as well as two floating PV projects of 100 and 150 MW. With the total experience in renewable energy of 12 years Robert Adamczewski together with Polish team investigates perspectives of the green fuel production as e-methanol and green hydrogen in Poland for the deep decarbonization of heavy industries, transportation and plastic production, having the Danish European Energy’s experience of the world’s largest e-methanol plant.

 

 

Dr hab. Robert Edward Przekop

Member of the Main Board
Association of Chemical Industry Engineers and Technicians

Dr hab. Robert Edward Przekop

Member of the Main Board
Association of Chemical Industry Engineers and Technicians

Graduated from the Faculty of Chemistry at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. He is currently a Professor at the Center for Advanced Technologies at UAM. From 2008 to 2010, he held the position of Deputy Director for Innovation and Technological Development at BGW WPH Sp. z o.o. and worked on technologies for the production of ethyl alcohol and biofuels. At the same time, he continued his scientific work in cooperation with the Central Laboratory of Batteries and Cells in Poznań in the field of hydrogen storage technologies. He received his postdoctoral degree from Poznan University of Technology in 2020. He is a member of the main board of the Association of Engineers and Technicians of the Chemical Industry. In 2020, he was appointed by the Marshal of the Wielkopolska region as chairman of the science panel of the Wielkopolska Hydrogen Platform, and was elected for another term in 2022. Chairman of the Hydrogen Section at SITPChem. In March 2022, appointed as a member of the Coordinating Council for Hydrogen Economy at the Ministry of Climate. Co-author of more than 100 100 scientific publications and 9 patent applications.

Robert Żmuda

Business Development & Technology Director
SBB ENERGY S.A.

Robert Żmuda

Business Development & Technology Director
SBB ENERGY S.A.

Graduate of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice and participant of numerous international trainings and courses. Develops more than 20 years of professional experience in the energy sector in the position of Business Development & Technology Director at SBB ENERGY S.A., Member of the Scientific Council of the IGSMiE PAN in Kraków, Chairman of the Hydrogen Economy Committee at the Regional Chamber of Commerce in Katowice. Professional career oriented on activities that are part of the trend of energy transformation and environmental protection technologies in the power industry and industry. The scope of activities also includes business development of represented companies in pioneer markets in the power industry along with coordination of implementation processes at power and industrial facilities in the country and abroad.

Sarah Lang

Team Leader
German Academic Exchange Service, Section Research Fellowship Programmes

Sarah Lang

Team Leader
German Academic Exchange Service, Section Research Fellowship Programmes

Sarah Lang is Team Leader in the Research Fellowship Programmes Section at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). She is responsible for the Green Hydrogen Programme, which aims to support the international research on hydrogen and accompanies the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) adopted in 2022 from the European Green Hydrogen Agenda Process, a pilot initiative of the European Research Area (ERA). She has joined the German Academic Exchange Service in 2020 after working for the German Federal Agency for Civic Education. She is fluent in English and French and holds a Bachelor's degree in Public Management and a Master's degree in International Development from the University of Vienna (Austria) and the University of Liège (Belgium).

Sebastian Anioł

Director of Logistics Innovation Department
InPost sp. z o.o,

Sebastian Anioł

Director of Logistics Innovation Department
InPost sp. z o.o,

Manager with more than 20 years of experience in logistics and management. For 13 years, he has been working for InPost, where he is responsible for implementing innovative solutions in the area of logistics as well as its transformation towards zero emissions. Previously, he worked, among others, in the courier company Siódemka sp. z o.o. as Country Operations Director.

 

Dr inż. hab. Sebastian Molin

Asscociate Professor
Politechnika Gdańska

Dr inż. hab. Sebastian Molin

Asscociate Professor
Politechnika Gdańska

Sebastian Molin has worked in the field of fuel cells and electrolysers for almost 20 years. The main research fields include development of new materials, electrode structures and characterization of low- and high-temperature electrochemical devices. He has gained experience at some of the most renown scientific institutes in the area (ETH Zurich, DTU in Denmark). He as a principal investigator and main investigator in several basic research and applied research projects. He is also actively involved in teaching, i.e. in the new Bachelor degree in “Hydrogen technologies and electromobility”.

Simone Guffanti

SYPOX Gmbh

Simone Guffanti

SYPOX Gmbh

Simone Guffanti, Engineer got his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry
at Politecnico di Milano in 2020. He is working in SYPOX GmbH since 2021. He is an expert in reactor modeling and unit planning for sustainable chemical operations. He has extensive experience not only in the technical aspects of reactor design but has also supervised safety and regulatory procedures
for chemical installations. He is transferring his knowledge of plants and equipment to SYPOX, for
the development of electrified reactors and processes to produce green hydrogen.

Dr Sven Parkel

General Manager
Estonian Hydrogen Cluster

Dr Sven Parkel

General Manager
Estonian Hydrogen Cluster

Sven is the General Manager of the Estonian Hydrogen Cluster supporting the developments of Estonian hydrogen value chains and promoting setting up green hydrogen economy on the private and public sector level, also with the policy makers. Sven is experienced in innovation ecosystem developing through different roles in the ecosystem throughout the years which has given him the experience and networks on Estonian level and abroad. Sven is General Manager of Tartu Biotechnology Park (TBP), and the Secretary General of the ScanBalt network supporting life science ecosystems in the Baltic Sea Region. Prior to that, Sven worked in the largest university of Estonia, Tartu University, as a Tech Transfer Officer and Head of the IP Unit commercializing university’s intellectual property. Sven has a doctoral degree in Chemistry. 

Szczepan Ruman

President
Świętokrzyska Grupa Przemysłowa Industria S.A., GK ARP

Szczepan Ruman

President
Świętokrzyska Grupa Przemysłowa Industria S.A., GK ARP

Graduate of economics at the University of Warsaw, as well as full-time MBA studies at IESE Business School in Barcelona and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Manager with domestic and international experience in management positions and strategic consulting firms. Participated in the processes of investments, acquisitions and construction of new companies. For more than 3 years, President of Świętokrzyska Grupa Industria S.A. (until October 2022. Świętokrzyskie Kopalnie Surowców Mineralnych Sp. z o.o.). which is part of the Capital Group of the Industrial Development Agency. He is successfully implementing the Company's green transformation process.

Szymon Płoński

Expert - Coordinator of the Energy Transformation Team
Industrial Development Agency S.A.

Szymon Płoński

Expert - Coordinator of the Energy Transformation Team
Industrial Development Agency S.A.

Expert - Coordinator of the Energy Transformation Team at the Industrial Development Agency S.A. and Director. for Strategy at the Lower Silesian Hydrogen Valley Association. Project manager with many years of experience gained during the implementation of innovative projects in the field of Fintech, Insurtech, Govtech, Medtech and Big Data. He has been involved in energy transformation for more than two years. He is the coordinator of Working Group No. 5 - Hydrogen Valleys Support Systems at the Coordinating Council of the Sectoral Agreement for the Development of the Hydrogen Economy in Poland. He has consulted on the creation of four hydrogen valleys.

Szymon Tadeusz Żywica

Astrophysicist, science communicator, physics and astronomy teacher
Planetarium in Toruń

Szymon Tadeusz Żywica

Astrophysicist, science communicator, physics and astronomy teacher
Planetarium in Toruń

Astrophysicist focused on astrophysics of stars and planetary nebulae. Science communicator at Planetarium in Toruń, co-author of MARS#17 Base interactive exhibition. Physics
and astronomy teacher.

Thomas Weiss

Vice President Hydrogen
TÜV SÜD

Thomas Weiss

Vice President Hydrogen
TÜV SÜD

Thomas has a long track record along the entire energy value chain, from generation to transmission, distribution, and consumption. He managed international and interdisciplinary teams in research, industry and consultancy projects. His main focus is on large transformation projects, new business models and hydrogen ecosystems. Managing TÜV SÜD contribution to the Hydrogen Council, Hydrogen Europe and Dii. Thomas holds a Master Degree in electrical engineering and a PhD in energy economics.

Tomasz Adamczewski

Attorney-at-law, Partner
Polowiec i Wspólnicy Sp.J.

Tomasz Adamczewski

Attorney-at-law, Partner
Polowiec i Wspólnicy Sp.J.

Attorney-at-law with experience in legal and business consulting. Advises on issues related to manufacturing and distribution of industrial gases as well as healthcare activity. An expert in contracts law and contract negotiations. Improved his qualifications by counselling large business entities engaged in manufacturing and distribution of industrial gases, including the organisations of manufacturers of industrial gases.

Tomasz Andrzejewski

CEO
SIMPLE H2 sp. z o.o

Tomasz Andrzejewski

CEO
SIMPLE H2 sp. z o.o

An experienced specialist in business crisis management. His professional path is based on 20 years of experience in consulting for the construction, manufacturing and automotive sectors. The total value of projects managed by him exceeds PLN 3 billion. Since 2022, Tomasz has been CEO of SIMPLE H2 sp. z o.o., a leading company dedicated to the commercialisation of innovative green hydrogen generation and distribution facilities. His involvement is focused on distributed hydrogenisation, a process that carries the potential to transform the energy and environmental industries. His particular passion for motoring is a key asset that enriches his perspective and enables him to bring disruptive innovations to market, thanks to his full understanding of the needs of this dynamic industry.

Tomasz Balcerowski

President
EKOINBUD Group

Tomasz Balcerowski

President
EKOINBUD Group

MBA, graduate of the Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Gdansk University of Technology. President of EKOINBUD Group. Appointed by the Minister of Development and Technology as an Expert in the National Intelligent Specialisation (KIS 5 Intelligent Zero Emission Buildings). Appointed by the Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship as Chairman of the Board of the Pomeranian Smart Specialisation No. 3 "Eco-efficient technologies in production, transmission, distribution and consumption of energy and fuels and in construction (ISP 3)". He had the vision of creating a pro-ecological construction company already during his studies in Scandinavia. He took up construction in 1998 and has been involved in ecological wooden modular construction since 2015. In seven years of activity in the wooden building sector, he has built 65 large-scale public buildings (schools, nurseries, kindergartens, office buildings, and in 2023 he is building Poland's first wooden hospital), which puts his company in a leading role in the domestic market and in Central and Eastern Europe. Founding member of the association Energy-Efficient Ready Houses. Promoter and fan of intelligent zero-carbon construction and the decarbonisation process in the construction industry.

Dr hab. Tomasz Gackowski

Managing Director for Strategic Development
Industrial Development Agency S.A

Dr hab. Tomasz Gackowski

Managing Director for Strategic Development
Industrial Development Agency S.A

Professor at the University of Warsaw, PhD, Managing Director for Strategic Development of the Industrial Development Agency S.A., analyst of financial markets and expert in stock exchange communication. Long-time academic lecturer at Polish and American universities. He has participated in building strategies of domestic and international companies in the field of IT, media, investment & banking.

Dr hab. prof. UPP Tomasz Kałuża

Department of Hydraulic and Sanitary Engineering at UPP in the Poznań University of Life Sciences
Head of Department

Dr hab. prof. UPP Tomasz Kałuża

Department of Hydraulic and Sanitary Engineering at UPP in the Poznań University of Life Sciences
Head of Department

Tomasz Kałuża, Assoc. Prof., is a head of the Department of Hydraulic and Sanitary Engineering at UPP in the Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poland. His research focus is on environmental impact assessment, water resources management and water engineering. Currently, he is working on development in the Ecohydraulics; influence of vegetation on flow resistance; rainwater management. He has published over 40 (JCR) papers in international journals (e.g., Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Science of the Total Environment). Member of the Hydrotechnical Structures Section, Committee of Civil and Water Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 2016-2020 and 2020-2023. Member of the Committee on Environmental Engineering of the PAN, 2020-2023. Internships, e.g. RWTH Aachen, Leibniz University Hannover. He managed and participated in many projects, including OPUS (NCN), Biostrateg (NCBiR), Biodiversa.

Tomasz Kobierski

President
Grupa MTP

Tomasz Kobierski

President
Grupa MTP

Tomasz Kobierski has been on the board of the MTP Group since 2007. Since 2020, he has held the prestigious position of President of the Council of the Polish Chamber of Exhibition Industry. The Council decides on the direction of the organisation affecting international trade fairs. Tomasz Kobierski is also Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Lublin Fairs and a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Manufacturers of Woodworking Machinery, Devices and Tools Droma. He graduated from the Faculty of Management at the Poznań University of Economics and from the Advanced Management Program at the IESE Business School in Barcelona. Since the beginning of his professional career, he has been associated with the MTP Group.

Tomasz Matuszewski

Mayor
City of Sanok

Tomasz Matuszewski

Mayor
City of Sanok

He has served as mayor of the city of Sanok since 2018, running as an independent candidate with the "Łączy nas Sanok" committee. He is an educated and experienced specialist in sports and recreation management. He graduated from three universities in Krakow. In his election program, he set the goal of developing sports infrastructure, culture and tourism in Sanok. His experience in managing education and working in local government is of invaluable value to the city's residents. From 2012 to 2015 Tomasz Matuszewski served as Director of the Municipal Sports and Recreation Center in Sanok. During this time, many important projects and investments in the field of sports and recreation were successfully implemented. During his term of office, the construction of the Rehabilitation and Sports Center began, which is intended to serve the residents of the city and surrounding areas to improve their health and fitness. At the same time, the Wierchy stadium was repaired and rebuilt, and the Sportsman's House hotel was renovated, providing important accommodation for athletes and tourists. The mayor's ability to obtain EU and ministerial funds is particularly valuable to the city, as it allows for the financing of important projects. His candidacy in the 2018 local elections enjoyed strong support from the residents of Sanok and was an expression of their confidence in his skills and competence.

Tomasz Pelc

CEO
NEXUS Consultants

Tomasz Pelc

CEO
NEXUS Consultants

Owner of NEXUS Consultants, a company specialising in the implementation of complex projects in the field of marketing, finance, management and organisation, as well as obtaining external financing (including EU funds). He has completed more than 1,000 consulting projects for large and medium-sized enterprises from many industries, in particular energy, chemicals, trade and logistics, services, public organisations and others. To date, he has worked for the largest energy companies in Poland and abroad, such as: ENERGA, ENEA, TAURON, PGE, PGNiG, EDF, Iberdrola, SPAC, RWE, CEZ. He has also been involved in major hydrogen projects in Poland, in the areas of hydrogen distribution in gas pipelines, storage in salt caverns and renewable energy production and conversion to hydrogen. He has authored a hydrogen roadmap for a major Polish company. He currently plays a leading role as initiator and creative leader of the Hydrogen Technology Cluster. Thanks to his involvement, projects such as the 'Pomeranian Hydrogen Valley', the 'PCHET' conference or the 'Hy-way to Hel' sub-project, which will be a breakthrough in the realisation of hydrogen public transport (bus, rail and sea) connecting Gdynia, Sopot and Gdansk with the Hel Peninsula (in the Pomeranian Voivodeship), have been created. In March 2022, he was appointed by the Minister of Climate and Environment, Anna Moscow, as a member of the Coordinating Council for the Hydrogen Economy.

Tomasz Surma

Regulatory and Public Affairs Director
Veolia Energia Polska S.A.

Tomasz Surma

Regulatory and Public Affairs Director
Veolia Energia Polska S.A.

PhD, electrical engineering, graduated from Warsaw Technical University, Poland, MSc from AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland. He gained professional experience at universities and in energy entities. Currently employed at Veolia Energia Polska, energy utility. He is responsible for preparing market analyses, the impact of regulations on the activities of energy enterprises, and monitoring the impact of energy generation on the environment. Author of and co-author of dozens of publications on energy market, renewable energy resources, energy efficiency, energy policy and reliability of power systems.

Dr inż. Tomasz Wojciechowski

CEO
GWDA sp. z o.o.

Dr inż. Tomasz Wojciechowski

CEO
GWDA sp. z o.o.

Doctor of Engineering, Tomasz Wojciechowski, a chemist by education, PhD degree in the field of environmental protection. Engineer, manager of municipal enterprises. CEO at GWDA in Piła, Leader of the Pilski Energy Cluster. Coordinator of the Pila Working Group for Hydrogen Technologies, actively participating in the activities of the science panel of the Wielkopolska Hydrogen Platform. Leader of the "RES Research and Development Center" project in a consortium with the State University of Applied Sciences in Piła. Academic lecturer. Co-founder and vice-president of the "Biorecykling" Association and a member of the board of the European Compost Network. Founder and coordinator of the Institute of Circular Economy - a think-tank of the Polish Zero Waste Association.

Tomoho Umeda

President
Hynfra oraz Hynfra Energy Storage

Tomoho Umeda

President
Hynfra oraz Hynfra Energy Storage

The founder of Hynfra and Hynfra Energy Storage. A entrepreneur and strategic advisor, promoter of hydrogen technologies and large-scale renewable energy solutions. He is committed to accelerating market and technological progress towards climate neutrality. Chairman of the Hydrogen Technologies Committee of the Polish Chamber of Commerce, a board member of the Polish association Hydrogen Poland, member of Hydrogen Europe and European Clean Hydrogen Alliance. He is a member of the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce for Energy and Environmental Protection (IGEOŚ) and also a member of the Honorary Council of the Hydrogen and Renewable Energy Technologies Center at Wrocław University of Technology. He is a lecturer at the Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Hydrogen Technologies Management at Collegium Humanum in Poland.

Vaclav Bystriansky

Member of the Board
Czech Technological Hydrogen Platform (HYTEP)

Vaclav Bystriansky

Member of the Board
Czech Technological Hydrogen Platform (HYTEP)

The Czech Technological Hydrogen Platform - HYTEP was initiated in the year 2006 by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic. Since that, HYTEP become recognizable as a partner actively contributing to the national hydrogen strategy and supporting the mutual awareness of entities operating in the field of hydrogen technologies and undertaking activities through which we develop the potential of hydrogen applications in the Czech Republic. Our goal is mainly to act as a mediator between industry and government to secure the successful development of the hydrogen economy in the Czech Republic and to coordinate activities related to the development of these applications.

Walerian Majewski

Expert
NEXUS Consultants

Walerian Majewski

Expert
NEXUS Consultants

Experienced consultant associated with the energy sector. Has been implementing hydrogen technology projects for the largest national companies for almost 10 years. Co-author of the Smart Grid concept for the Polish natural gas transmission system. He prepared strategies for the development of hydrogen-based energy storage and hydrogen HUBs. Co-author of the first regional hydrogen strategy in Poland.

Wojciech Lach

Project manager in the Department of Coordination and Settlement of Hydrogen Projects
PKN ORLEN S.A.

Wojciech Lach

Project manager in the Department of Coordination and Settlement of Hydrogen Projects
PKN ORLEN S.A.

Wojciech Lach is the project manager in the Department of Coordination and Settlement of Hydrogen Projects in PKN Orlen. He is responsible for coordination of the hydrogen projects in Orlen Capital Group. Wojciech also specializes in the preparation of new projects, including project structuring and securing external financing, including Hydrogen Valleys. In 2020-2022 Wojciech played a role of Project Manager for LOTOS Green H2 Project – 100 MW electrolyser project producing renewable hydrogen for the Gdańsk refinery decarbonization needs. (in 2023 Project received EU notification under CEEAG for 158 EURm state aid support). From January 2018 to March 2020 Wojciech was a Director of the Innovative Project Office at LOTOS Lab, where he was responsible for managing the area of innovation and co-developed a portfolio of innovative projects in the realm of alternative fuels, hydrogen and energy storage. Prior to joining LOTOS Group, Wojciech worked for 10 years for leading consulting companies including EY and PwC. Wojciech graduated from AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow. He also holds the Executive MBA diploma from the Kozminski University in Warsaw.

Wojciech Murawski

President of the Board
Polish Foundation of Industrial Gases (PFGT)

Wojciech Murawski

President of the Board
Polish Foundation of Industrial Gases (PFGT)

Born in 1957. Graduated in 1981 at Chemical Faculty of WTU, afterwards a scientific worker in ITE in Warsaw, leading Photolithography Laboratory of DB Division. Conducted research work and got a patent. Since 1994 in Swedish company AGA Gaz as Safety & Quality Mngr, transferring solutions of gas safety into Poland. Devised training to develop threads awareness, based on knowledge of gases. Since 2004 in Messer Polska as QC Mngr, until 2023. Retired now, still collaborates with Messer. Since 1995 he joined the PKN (Standardization), delegated by PFGT. Worked as a member of the TC223 (Industrial Gases) and then its’ chairman. Since the founding of Polish Foundation of Industrial Gases (PFGT) involved in its works – organized and headed the KT3 (Work Safety). In 2002 the KT4 (Medical Gases) was created; he lead it. Currently the President of the Board of PFGT.

Wojciech Nowak

Hydrogen Project Manager, technologist, engineer
Veolia Energia Polska S.A.

Wojciech Nowak

Hydrogen Project Manager, technologist, engineer
Veolia Energia Polska S.A.

Graduated from the Institute of Thermal Engineering - Department of Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering at the Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Power Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. He began by working for one of the largest corporations in the global automotive industry. He went on to provide complete solutions in deep-drawing joining technology and worked with a portfolio of global customers and small workshops. As n-2 at Veolia Energia Polska S.A., he combines his knowledge of energy, electro-thermal, IT security and Automotive. He integrates the above sectors into multi-energy organisms based on hydrogen fuel management knowledge. Currently a student of MBA Hydrogen Technologies and Energy Transformation - Silesian University of Technology.

Zdeněk Karásek

Moravia-Silesia Governor 's Deputy for Coal Regions in Transition

Zdeněk Karásek

Moravia-Silesia Governor 's Deputy for Coal Regions in Transition

Zdeněk Karásek is Moravia-Silesia Governor’s Deputy for Coal Regions in Transition. His professional background is related to strategic consultancy focused on development of regions and cities as well as on people development with a special focus on transversal soft skills, people oriented culture in organizations, transferability of skills in the processes of restructuring and change, policy consulting in education and employment, innovation culture and innovation ecosystems, partnerships of key stakeholders in the regional development – Territorial Employment Pacts etc. Zdeněk Karásek is an experienced facilitator of meetings bringing together various partners to find a common strategy and action plan and to co-operate in implementation.

Adam Żelezik

Director of the Bureau of Strategic Initiatives, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

Adam Żelezik

Director of the Bureau of Strategic Initiatives, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego
Financing and the Polish value chain in the hydrogen economy – the function and tasks of hydrogen valleys (18.05.2022 | 10:15-11:05)
Manager with 20 years of experience in corporate banking. At BGK, he is responsible for the implementation of strategic initiatives. Leader of the 3W Idea, a strategic programme creating a space for cooperation between the world of business, science and the public sector, supporting innovative, sustainable projects in the field of water, hydrogen and modern carbon technologies.

Agnieszka Jakubiak

PhD Eng.
Operational expert of the Section of Internal Experts at the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR)

Agnieszka Jakubiak

PhD Eng.
Operational expert of the Section of Internal Experts at the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR)
Hydrogen Valleys and Hubs in Poland - today and in 10 years (18.05.2022 | 14:30 - 15:30)
Experienced expert with a proven history of work in government administration (NCBR, ARP) and industry (Merck). A long-time employee of research institutes dealing with fuels and energy (IEn, IPiEO). She has broad skills in management, research and development (R&D), sustainable development, renewable energy and engineering. A graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology with a doctoral degree in chemical sciences and the University of Warsaw in the field of management. In NCBR, she has been responsible for the energy area since 2019. Passionate and expert in the field of sustainable development and climate protection.

Agnieszka Spirydowicz

President of the Zgorzelec Renewable Energy Development and Energy Efficiency Cluster - Zklaster

Agnieszka Spirydowicz

President of the Zgorzelec Renewable Energy Development and Energy Efficiency Cluster - Zklaster
How can hydrogen help to make Poland independent of raw materials from Russia? (17.05.2022 | 15:30-16:30)
Co-founder of the National Chamber of Energy Clusters. Document consultant at the strategic level, incl. laws and resolutions. Experienced manager in the field of innovative projects in key areas for the country's economy with a proven track record of working in the strategic consulting industry. A specialist in the sector of Energy Clusters and the RES market, as well as topics in the field of Energy Transformation and the so-called Just Transition. Work at local, regional, national and EU levels, including work with local governments (municipalities, poviats, marshal offices), government, international institutions and the European Commission. He has high competences in Management, including Project Management, Marketing and foreign languages. Professional in the field of business development and market research. He has experience in working in coordinating projects financed by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, PARP, NCBiR, Interreg and others. A specialist in the field of renewable energy sources and related technologies such as energy storage, balancing, measurement, electromobility and others. Competence to cooperate with contractors on innovative implementations.

Ahmed Ibrahim Almansoori

Second Secretary at the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Warsaw

Ahmed Ibrahim Almansoori

Second Secretary at the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Warsaw
Opening of the Central European Hydrogen Technology Forum (17.05.2022 | 10:30 - 12:00)
Mr. Ahmed Ibrahim Almansoori (Second Secretary) was appointed at the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Warsaw in January 2019 as Third Secretary, head of Political, Economic and Media Section of the Embassy. In 2018-2019 he served as Desk Officer in the European Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) of United Arab Emirates, during 2017-2018 he completed the Military Service. In 2014-2016 he served as Desk Officer in Human Rights Department at MoFAIC. 2016 he defended his master's thesis in political science, 2014 he defended his bachelor 's thesis in Business Administration.

Akio Miyajima

Ambassador of Japan to Poland

Akio Miyajima

Ambassador of Japan to Poland
Opening of the Central European Hydrogen Technology Forum (17.05.2022 | 10:30 - 12:00)
Ambassador MIYAJIMA arrived in Warsaw in Nov. 2020. A 40-year career diplomat since 1981. Previously Ambassador Miyajima held a post of Ambassador of Japan in Turkey, and served in Washington DC, Seoul, New York (United Nations) and London. Ambassador Miyajima holds a BA degree (Political Science) of Waseda University as well as a MA degree (International Relations) of Yale University.

Aleksander Sobolewski

Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal

Aleksander Sobolewski

Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal
How can hydrogen help make Poland independent from fossil fuels? (17.05.2022 | 15:45-16:45)
Graduated Faculty of Technology and Chemical Engineering of the Silesian Technical University - Gliwice, Poland (1986), specialization - chemical engineering. He obtained Ph. D. in 1993. Since 1987, he has been employed at the Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal in Zabrze, from 2013 at present he is Director of the Institute. The main interest of his research works include circular economy (waste to energy and chemical recycling), clean coal technologies, carbon capture & utilization, technologies for hydrogen economy, air protection and cokemaking technology. He is an author of more then 200 scientific and technical papers and 44 patents.

Aleksandra Tracz-Gburzyńska

Head of Safety at SES Hydrogen S.A.

Aleksandra Tracz-Gburzyńska

Head of Safety at SES Hydrogen S.A.
Hydrogen and safety & security. (18.05.2022 |13:10-14:00)
As the Safety Manager at SES HYDROGEN S.A. she is responsible for the entire safety area of research and development, projects and infrastructure investments related to Hydrogen. Her professional goal is continuous development and work in the field of increasing process, fire and explosion safety. A graduate of the Faculty of Fire Safety Engineering at the Main School of Fire Service (SGSP) in Warsaw and the Higher Engineering School of Safety and Work Organisation. Lecturer in the field of Hydrogen Technology Management at Collegium Humanum. The main professional profile: Fire and explosion safety engineering in industry. She has several years of experience in the design of industrial, chemical, refining and energy infrastructure. Author of feasibility studies, design concepts and guidelines. She coordinated numerous design works in the field of fire and explosion protection of technological facilities and installations. She participated in research and development works on innovative industrial technologies. Experienced in the areas of: H2, Oil & Gas, LNG, LPG, CNG, RES, ENERGY, PRODUCTION, TECHNOLOGY. She cooperated in the implementation of the largest strategic investments in Poland in the refining, petrochemical, chemical and energy sectors.

Andrzej Szałek

Management consultant, Toyota Central Europe

Andrzej Szałek

Management consultant, Toyota Central Europe
How to effectively organize the hydrogen-based public transport ecosystem in local government? (18.05.2022 | 11:15-12:15)
A graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Automobiles and Machines, with the title of Ph. D. with a specialization in construction and operation of machines. In his scientific work, he used artificial intelligence to control the work of the working machine. Currently, he deals with the issues of low-emission and zero-emission drives in vehicles. He is the author and co-author of 26 scientific publications. He pursued his professional career in the automotive industry from the very beginning in Toyota Central Europe. He has been associated with the Toyota concern since 1999. He specializes in the construction and operation of hybrid cars. Currently, he is involved in introducing hydrogen-powered vehicles and hydrogen-related infrastructure to the Polish market.

Andrzej Ziółkowski

Poznań University of Technology

Andrzej Ziółkowski

Poznań University of Technology
What about the hydrogen society in space? Is this the ARTEMIDA Programme or is it still LEM? (17.05.2022 | 15:15-16:00)
Employed as Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Transport at the Poznań University of Technology and, Specialist at the Institute of Mineral and Energy Economy of the Polish Academy of Science in Krakow. The main research area concerns the development of a method of energy recovery of exhaust gases from automotive sources with the use of thermoelectric generators, as well as alternative drives and fuels. He conducts scientific and research works in the field of the impact of various means of transport on the natural environment, incl. studying pollutant emissions in real conditions. Currently, he is developing the subject of implementing hydrogen as an energy source in propulsion systems. He is the R&D Manager of the project: ‘Eco-efficient multi-fuel drive system with a hydrogen cell in a catamaran vessel’ No. POIR.04.01.04-00-0067/20 implemented under the Intelligent Development Programme.

Anna Szóstakiewicz

Coordinator for Hydrogen Technologies

Anna Szóstakiewicz

Coordinator for Hydrogen Technologies
At the Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery of the Polish Academy of Sciences/KEZO CB PAN, she is responsible for projects related to hydrogen transition and energy transition challenges. In 2020-2021 she chaired the Working Group Education and Awareness Building of the Hydrogen Market at the Ministry of Climate and Environment, as part of the work on the draft Polish Hydrogen Agreement. She actively participates in projects related to the creation of Hydrogen Valleys, in particular she is involved in the development of the Mazovian Hydrogen Valley, serving as Coordinator of the working group dealing with aspects of education and training towards low carbon hydrogen technologies. A member of the Hydrogen2030 Program Council. Author of many publications and popularizer of hydrogen technologies. Participant of discussion panels and moderator of international conferences on the subject. She combines the world of science and business. She is focused on commercialization of R&D projects and the possibility of their wide application in the economy. In addition, she has many years of experience as a Project Manager in managing interdisciplinary projects. She aims to use her knowledge and experience to build a modern "Digital-Hydrogen Poland".

Artur Fryczkowski

Sales and Business Development Director in Alstom for Poland, Ukraine and Baltic States

Artur Fryczkowski

Sales and Business Development Director in Alstom for Poland, Ukraine and Baltic States
How to effectively organise the hydrogen-based public transport ecosystem at the local government level? (18.05.2022 | 11:15 - 12:10)
Artur Fryczkowski has been with the railway industry for over 18 years. Mr. Fryczkowski joined Alstom team in 2012 to co-create the Pendolino Service Center, and later, in 2017, to become the company's Director for Customer Relations and Services in Poland. A year later Mr. Fryczkowski was promoted to the position of Trade and Service Director for Poland and Ukraine, held until 2020. Since January 2019, Mr. Fryczkowski has been the President of the Management Board of Alstom Konstal. In the years 2020-2021 Mr. Fryczkowski was the Managing Director for Alstom in Poland and Ukraine. Mr. Fryczkowski also built professional experience at DB Schenker, as a Manager for Development, and later as the Director of Rolling Stock maintenance. Mr. Fryczkowski graduated from the Academy of Marketing Management and Foreign Languages in Katowice and completed management postgraduate studies at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. Mr Fryczkowski also participated in business programs of the ICAN Institute and the Institute de Baak.

Artur Kozłowski

PhD Eng.
Director of the Łukasiewicz Research Network − Institute of Innovative Technologies EMAG

Artur Kozłowski

PhD Eng.
Director of the Łukasiewicz Research Network − Institute of Innovative Technologies EMAG
Hydrogen race: what place can we expect? (17.05.2022 | 14:45-15:30)
Manager and scientist with 15 years of management experience. Doctor of Technical Sciences. He has gained professional experience in managing human resources, financial and intellectual capital for 18 years as a manager and main contractor of domestic and foreign R&D projects and implementations. He uses a fresh approach and many years of experience of the R&D manager in the process of implementing new projects / technologies, as well as research and development strategies. Co-author of a number of projects supporting entrepreneurship and innovation. He has many years of experience in activities related to building an ecosystem of innovations and startups. He specialises in, among others in cybersecurity, smart specialisations, smart city solutions and the use of modern technologies and digitisation. Member of many Associations, Technical, Scientific and Organising Committees, Scientific and Expert Councils, Technical Commissions, as well as Steering Committees for projects related to ICT, telecommunications, energy, new technologies and security.

Artur Labus

Artur Labus
Director of the Industry Services Division TÜV SÜD Polska, Director of the Certification Center, lead auditor

Artur Labus

Artur Labus
Director of the Industry Services Division TÜV SÜD Polska, Director of the Certification Center, lead auditor
Hydrogen and safety & security. (18.05.2022 |13:10-14:00)
A graduate of the Silesian University of Technology, MBA, IWE, an employee of TÜV SÜD Polska since 2010. Director of the Industry Services Department, Director of the Certification Centre, lead auditor. Participant and speaker at conferences, seminars and working groups in the field of hydrogen technologies. Responsible for areas related to technology security. Member of the European Technical Committees. Member of the working group and signatory to the sectoral agreement for the development of the national hydrogen economy. He also deals with areas related to the production of rail vehicles on the domestic and foreign market.

Bartosz Moszowski

Director of the NITROSYNCAT Research and Development Centre at the Łukasiewicz Research Network − New Chemical Syntheses Institute

Bartosz Moszowski

Director of the NITROSYNCAT Research and Development Centre at the Łukasiewicz Research Network − New Chemical Syntheses Institute
How can hydrogen help make Poland independent from fossil fuels (17.05.2022 | 15:30-16:30)
A graduate of the Wrocław University of Science and Technology in the field of chemical technology, and currently a doctoral student dealing with the reduction of nitrous oxide emissions. He completed post-graduate managerial studies at the University of Wrocław, the University of Business in Nowy Sącz and the University of Economics in Krakow. A long-term manager with practical experience in the field of hydrogen and nitric acid technologies, as well as energy and process efficiency. In Łukasiewicz − INS he is responsible for supervising research and development works and implementation of solutions improving processes in the chemical industry in Poland and abroad. Previously, he was associated with Grupa Azoty ZAK S.A. as the Director of the Fertilisers Production Unit. Co-creator of a new energy concept implemented at Grupa Azoty ZAK S.A., showing an innovative approach to the energy sector aimed at reducing the use of fossil fuels and CO2 emissions. Co-author of many scientific publications on the optimisation of technological processes

Bartłomiej Pawluk

Commercial Director for the Poznań region Veolia Energy Contracting Poland SA

Bartłomiej Pawluk

Commercial Director for the Poznań region Veolia Energy Contracting Poland SA
How to best use the potential of decarbonised gases, biohydrogen and biomethane in the first stage of the energy transformation in Poland? (17.05.2022 | 12:15-13:15)
A long-term manager in the field of corporate communication and new product development, incl. at the Forum Publishing House. He has been associated with Veolia Energia Poznań SA since 2006, where for the last 10 years he was the Communication Director. From 2020, as a Member of the Management Board, he is responsible for the sale and development of new contracts, customer care and building business relationships with the company’s partners. From January 2022, Commercial Director of the Poznań region at Veolia Energy Contracting Poland SA. A graduate of the Faculty of Law at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan.

Beata Superson-Polowiec

Attorney-at-law, Partner in the Polowiec i Wspólnicy Law Firm, specialist in civil, commercial and energy law.

Beata Superson-Polowiec

Attorney-at-law, Partner in the Polowiec i Wspólnicy Law Firm, specialist in civil, commercial and energy law.
Certification of hydrogen and certificates of origin.(18.05.2022 |12:15-13:10)
Expert in the field of commercial contracts, energy and fuels. Laureate of the "25 lawyers in business" ranking prepared by the Forbes Women Polska. She has wide experience in project management and capital group services. She successfully provides legal support to energy-intensive entities. Author of many regulatory risk analyses and creator of various innovative projects of legal solutions. Furthermore, she has experience in the area of energy efficiency, RES, EU ETS, cogeneration, liquid fuels, gas and heat markets and public affairs. Active participant of many scientific and industry conferences. A lecturer at the University of Management and Banking in Cracow and the Cracow University of Economics.

Beata Szymanowska

PhD
Head of Department, Research and Technology Development Department, Port of Gdynia Authority S.A.

Beata Szymanowska

PhD
Head of Department, Research and Technology Development Department, Port of Gdynia Authority S.A.
Hydrogen Valleys and Hubs in Poland - today and in 10 years (18.05.2022 | 14:30 - 15:30)
A graduate of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Gdańsk and post-graduate studies in enterprise management at the Gdańsk University of Technology. She has also been awarded a doctoral degree in economic sciences from the University of Gdańsk,. An experienced manager, she has been working in the maritime industry for over twenty years. She is a member of the Coordinating Council for Hydrogen Management at the Ministry of Climate and the Environment, a Board Representative for the implementation of the hydrogen programme at the Port of Gdynia, and is Head of the Research and Technology Development Department at the Port of Gdynia Authority SA. Her interests are focused on areas of innovation, which are a factor in increasing the competitiveness of economic entities. She is a consultant in the field of implementation of new technological and non-technological solutions in business entities, with particular emphasis on the port services market. Her area of interest includes the development of new technologies in logistic supply chains, especially in sea ports. Company Board Representative for the implementation of the hydrogen programme Head of Department, Research and Technology Development Department, Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. Member of the Coordinating Council for Hydrogen Management at the Ministry of Climate and the Environment

Cezariusz Lesisz

Chairman of the Board, Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A

Cezariusz Lesisz

Chairman of the Board, Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A
Financing and the Polish value chain in the hydrogen economy – the function and tasks of hydrogen valleys (18.05.2022 | 10:15-11:05)

Chris Kwacz

Operations Director of Meet Hydrogen Poland

Chris Kwacz

Operations Director of Meet Hydrogen Poland
Personnel training, competence development and popularization of knowledge. How to build a modern hydrogen community? (18.05.2022 |12:00-13:00)
Fascinated by hydrogen technologies and one of the green hydrogen evangelists in Poland. Operations Director of Meet Hydrogen Poland, a company dealing with the implementation of hydrogen technologies and business consultations in the hydrogen segment. Head of the first in Poland open educational platform on hydrogen and the hydrogen economy − HySchools Polska. An expert in the Climate Leadership team, a project under the patronage of the United Nations Environment Programme. Marketing specialist with many years of project experience, lecturer in digital marketing and communication in social media at Collegium da Vinci in Poznań. He works for the awareness and dissemination of hydrogen solutions and the production of green, pure hydrogen in Poland.

Dariusz Jachowicz

GENERAL DIRECTOR OF ASE GROUP – AUTOMATIC SYSTEMS ENGINEERING SP. Z O.O.

Dariusz Jachowicz

GENERAL DIRECTOR OF ASE GROUP – AUTOMATIC SYSTEMS ENGINEERING SP. Z O.O.
Hydrogen race: what place can we count on? (17.05.2022 | 14:45-15:30)
A graduate of the Gdańsk University of Technology at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the University of Gdańsk in the field of Foreign Trade. In 1990, together with Andrzej Stylo and Bogdan Bałkowski, he established a company called Automatic Systems Engineering Sp. z o. o. (ASE). From the beginning, the company specialised in solutions dedicated to the industry, especially in anti-explosion solutions, gaining the position of a market leader. In 2011, the company’s development allowed for the purchase of the Biproraf Design Office, which was the nucleus of the ASE Technology Group, which in 2021 consisted of 11 companies, including Projmors Biuro Projektów Budownictwa Morskiego, Eko-Konsult, ASE ATEX, Squadron, Elmech-ASE, or Camino Project. As a market leader in the field of explosion safety, ASE has naturally become a populariser of knowledge on this subject. Many technical conferences and seminars have been organised under the ASE brand, as well as specialised and certified training courses for engineers in the field of technical safety. The direct result of these activities was the publication in 2006 of the first issue of the technical quarterly ‘Magazyn Ex’, the only magazine on the Polish market that deals with content in the field of industrial safety. Additionally, among the titles published by ASE you can find ‘Electrical and non-electrical Ex devices’ by Stanisław Nowak, ‘Protection against static electricity. Principles of forecasting, assessing and eliminating threats’ by Jan Maria Kowalski, or the Monograph ‘Functional Safety Management in Critical Systems’ published together with the Gdańsk University of Technology. Currently, the ASE Technology Group focuses its activities on modern technologies that directly affect the improvement of the climate and the environment (hydrogen technologies, intelligent energy management, Renewable Energy Sources).

Delfina Rogowska

PhD
Manager of Biomass Certification Office. Author and person in charge of the KZR INiG certification scheme

Delfina Rogowska

PhD
Manager of Biomass Certification Office. Author and person in charge of the KZR INiG certification scheme
Certification of hydrogen and certificates of origin.(18.05.2022 |12:15-13:10)
Author of over 30 peer reviewed publications, over 40 presentations delivered during domestic and international conferences, author of almost 90 research projects, Expert of the Polish Committee for Standardization at CEN / TC 383 / WG 3 Biodiversity and environmental aspects, Member of the Technical Committee 144 of the Polish Committee for Standardization for Coke and Processed Solid Fuels. Laureate of many awards including Bronze medal for many years of service, awarded on August 14, 2014 by the President of the Republic of Poland • Badge of honor in recognition of merits for the energy sector, awarded by the Minister of Economy on December 22, 2014 • Badge of honor for services to the oil and gas industry awarded by the Minister of Energy, Warsaw, October 17, 2017. Well experienced trainer (almost 60 trainings conducted) .

Ewa Mazur

Energy and Climate Manager | Regional Pomeranian Chamber of Commerce

Ewa Mazur

Energy and Climate Manager | Regional Pomeranian Chamber of Commerce
How to finance the hydrogen economy wisely with public funds ...? (18.05.2022 | 13:00-13:50) | Constitution for hydrogen - what regulations will best support the development of the hydrogen economy? (18.05.2022 | 12:15 - 13:10)
Ewa Mazur is an EU energy and climate lawyer and decarbonisation expert specialising in strategy, policy, and law-making with a focus on hydrogen, RES, gas, oil, and chemical industries. As of spring 2022, Ewa is an energy and climate manager at the Regional Pomeranian Chamber of Commerce. From 2016 to 2022 she worked in multiple roles at the Polish Ministries of Energy and Climate. Notably, she served as the Head of the Hydrogen economy and innovation Unit where she created and implemented a country-wide hydrogen strategy, policy, and legislation for the energy, industry, and transport sectors. She also managed the agenda and engaged in the works of over 160 stakeholders elaborating on the Polish hydrogen economy sector deal. Before joining the Civil Service, Ewa worked for a Central-European law firm Solivan, where she provided complex legal assistance to investment projects in renewable energies. Ewa graduated in law from Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Poland, and from the College of Europe with an MA in European Interdisciplinary Studies and spent a year studying law at the University of Paris Nanterre. Former civil servant and Girl Scout leader. Lifelong nature lover.

Fayah Assih

Project Manager, Regional Development and Innovation Agency of Nouvelle-Aquitaine (FR)

Fayah Assih

Project Manager, Regional Development and Innovation Agency of Nouvelle-Aquitaine (FR)
How does the world introduce successful hydrogen ecosystems? How can this function without losses?(17.05.2022 |13:05-13:50)
Public-private partnerships are key to accelerate hydrogen development in Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Fayah Assih coordinates the emergence of innovative sectors in the field of energy and storage. Regarding hydrogen, he is committed to establish an ecosystem of technology providers, energy companies, research laboratories, and local authorities. With three priorities : facilitate the added value of collaborations within the ecosystem, detect innovative projects and bring together the expertise necessary for their realization, promote Nouvelle-Aquitaine's technological and industrial offer at national and European level

Florian Frank

Head of the Science and Technology Department of the German Embassy in Warsaw

Florian Frank

Head of the Science and Technology Department of the German Embassy in Warsaw
What is the future of hydrogen in Europe? What power of change does it have? (17.05.2022 |14:25-15:10)
His expertise is the organisation of cooperation and funding for science projects involving universities, scientific institutes and enterprise. He made his career as Head of Unit in the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research where he worked on sustainable city development and traffic systems including Hydrogen. At the General Directorate for Research and Development of the European Commission, he has coordinated the communication of scientific projects in the field of energy, especially of the Joint Programming Initiative for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells.

Grzegorz Jóźwiak

Director, Alternative Fuels Department, PKN ORLEN S.A.

Grzegorz Jóźwiak

Director, Alternative Fuels Department, PKN ORLEN S.A.
How can hydrogen help make Poland independent from fossil fuels (17.05.2022 | 15:30-16:30)
Grzegorz joined PKN ORLEN in 2004, and he is currently a Director of Alternative Fuels Department. He has deep and broad experience in the oil, gas and energy production processes from an operational and optimization point of view. Grzegorz has a big experience with refinery and petrochemical integration, synergy identification between sites. Able to manage refinery and petrochemical processes with focus on margin maximization. Experienced in implementation of change and plant troubleshooting. Author of many improvement projects maximizing margin by hardware solution as well as digitalization of assets. Co-author of the Hydrogen Eagle project, one of the biggest hydrogen infrastructure project in Central Europe. Currently responsible for its implementation. He coordinates the carbon neutrality direction based on circular economy and hydrogen value chain implementation.

Grzegorz Kulczykowski

Training Coordinator Safety Academy EKO-KONSULT Sp. z o.o.

Grzegorz Kulczykowski

Training Coordinator Safety Academy EKO-KONSULT Sp. z o.o.
Personnel training, competence development and popularization of knowledge. How to build a modern hydrogen community? (18.05.2022 |12:00-13:00)
An employee of the consulting company EKO-KONSULT, which is part of the ASE Technology Group, has been dealing with technical safety since 2010. A specialist in the field of risk communication, a long-term editor of the Ex Magazine − a periodical devoted to explosion safety, a long-term coordinator of training courses at the Safety Academy. He graduated with honours from postgraduate studies at the Lodz University of Technology, Safety of Industrial Processes, author of numerous articles in the field of technical and explosive safety.

Grzegorz Pawelec

Director, Intelligence, Hydrogen Europe

Grzegorz Pawelec

Director, Intelligence, Hydrogen Europe
Inaugural debate (17.05.2022 | 10:50 - 12:00)
Grzegorz Pawelec has 15 years of professional consulting experience, where he specialized in projects covering natural has for heat and power, renewable energy and alternative fuels like LNG and hydrogen. He holds a MSc Economics and Finance from Gdansk University of Technology. Grzegorz has joined Hydrogen Europe in May 2019 as Research, Innovation and Funding Manager where he is 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. Since 2022 Grzegorz is a director of the Intelligence Team at Hydrogen Europe.

Helena Cygnar

Head of Exploration & Concession Office w LOTOS Petrobaltic S.A.

Helena Cygnar

Head of Exploration & Concession Office w LOTOS Petrobaltic S.A.
CO2 capture and storage - CO2 a new currency (17.05.2022 | 13:15-14:15)
For 16 years she has been working in the industry related to the exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons, a graduate of the Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, a specialist in geophysics and geology. She started her career in the service company Geofizyka Toruń S.A. and in 2013 she joined LOTOS Petrobaltic S.A. Currently, she is the Head of the Tracing and Concessions Office. Specialist in the field of geophysics and geology, as well as geological and mining law, holding ministerial qualifications of categories 1 and 9.

Henryk Kubiczek

Corporate Department of Strategy and Development Director, Grupa Azoty S.A.

Henryk Kubiczek

Corporate Department of Strategy and Development Director, Grupa Azoty S.A.
Financing and the Polish value chain in the hydrogen economy – the function and tasks of hydrogen valleys (18.05.2022 | 10:15-11:05) | Zero-emission agriculture: BIOGAZ, BIO LNG, BIO H2 (18.05.2022 |11:15-12:15)
Henryk Kubiczek is a graduate of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Faculty of Automatics, Electronics and Computer Science, and also a graduate of postgraduate studies at the Kraków Business School, faculty Enterprise Management. In the years 2010-2019 he was employed in the Research and Development Centre of EDF Polska, where in 2014 he became the deputy and then the director of the Centre. Actively involved in R&D activities as an expert in cooperation with universities, the National Centre for Research and Development or the Polish Power Plants Association. He also cooperated with foreign experts in the field of biomass application in energy, energy sector development and evaluation of innovative projects. In 2019, he took up the position of Director of the Research and Analysis Centre at Grupa Azoty S.A., followed by the position of Director of the Corporate Department of Strategy and Development. He participated in the work of the "Hydrogen Agreement" of the Ministry of Climate and Environment and is currently a member of the Coordinating Council for the Hydrogen Economy established under the Minister of Climate and Environment. Actively involved in the development of the hydrogen economy.

Hoon-min Lim

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea in the Republic of Poland

Hoon-min Lim

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea in the Republic of Poland
Do regions need hydrogen to be competitive? Can Hydrogen be defended? Are societies ready for the challenges? (17.05.2022 | 12:15-13:00)
Ambassador Hoonmin Lim is a professional Korean diplomat. He was appointed to his current position in 2021. Previously, he was the Government Representative for the Arctic and the Ambassador for African Affairs at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea. In 2018−2020, he was the Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union. Before that, Ambassador Lim served as Minister−Counsellor at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations in New York, and previously he was at a diplomatic mission in Ukraine (2012−2014). Between 2008 and 2011, Ambassador Lim worked as the Head of the Development Policy Department in the Development Cooperation Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and then as the Deputy Secretary in the President’s Office. The foreign missions of Ambassador Lima also include the Representation to the United Nations Office in Geneva as Counsellor in 2006−2008, Thailand as First Secretary between 2002 and 2006, and Italy from 1998 to 2002. Ambassador Lim began his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991 after passing the diplomatic examination. He holds a BA in German Language and Literature, and a BA in Political Science from Yonsei University in Seoul. Ambassador Lim is married. He has two daughters.

Ireneusz Zyska

Secretary of State, Government Plenipotentiary for Renewable Energy Sources

Ireneusz Zyska

Secretary of State, Government Plenipotentiary for Renewable Energy Sources
Financing and the Polish value chain in the hydrogen economy – the function and tasks of hydrogen valleys (18.05.2022 | 10:15-11:05)
The founder and chairman of the Parliamentary Mining and Energy Group, which in the 8th term of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland became a nationwide platform for substantive discussion and shaping opinions on the transformation of the Polish mining and energy industry, energy security, the use of natural resources, fossil fuels and renewable energy sources, the development of electromobility and the use of modern technologies in the process of changes and shaping the Polish power system, including nuclear and distributed energy.

Jacek Bogusławski

Member of the Board of the Wielkopolska Region

Jacek Bogusławski

Member of the Board of the Wielkopolska Region
Do regions need hydrogen to be competitive? (17.05.2022 | 12:15-13:00) Personnel training, competence development and popularization of knowledge (18.05.2022 |12:00-13:00) Hydrogen Valleys and Hubs in Poland (18.05.2022 |14:30-15:30)
Local government official, former entrepreneur, lover of hydrogen and modern technologies. A graduate of MBA studies and the University of Szczecin in the field of economics. From November 2018, a Member of the Board of the Wielkopolska Region, responsible for the economy, environment, sport and tourism in the Region. Since 2019, he has been the Chairman of the Wielkopolska Hydrogen Platform, which is a platform for the exchange of experiences and initiating activities to build the economic potential of Wielkopolska, allowing it to obtain the status of a leader in the area of economy related to the use of hydrogen technologies. He is one of the initiators of the signing of the Declaration of the creation of the Wielkopolska Hydrogen Valley, which enables the creation of a coordinated and integrated ecosystem of connections supporting the development of technology, knowledge, business and education, contributing to the decarbonisation of the economy in favour of climate neutrality, while respecting social challenges related to transformation. From September 2020, he is a member of the Greater Poland Regional Industry Council of the Future.

Jakub Koper

PhD
Deputy Director of the Educational Research Institute

Jakub Koper

PhD
Deputy Director of the Educational Research Institute
Personnel training, competence development and popularization of knowledge. How to build a modern hydrogen community? (18.05.2022 |12:00-13:00)
Doctor of social sciences in the field of sociology, employee of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. Plenipotentiary of the Minister of Education and Science Przemysław Czarnek for student affairs, in the period 2020-2021 advisor to the Minister in the Political Cabinet. A graduate of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. He completed Executive MBA studies at Collegium Humanum in Warsaw. An expert at the Lublin Voivodship Office in Lublin in the IT and Service Office, as well as the Coordinator for availability in the Lubelskie Voivodship. He is interested in issues related to the sociology of religion, the sociology of morality, social work, social communication and journalism. He participated in projects and research related to education, social policy and employment policy.

Jakub Lubiński

Manager, Hydrogen Transition and Renewable Fuel Team

Jakub Lubiński

Manager, Hydrogen Transition and Renewable Fuel Team
Hydrogen race: what place can we expect? (17.05.2022 | 14:45-15:30)
Currently responsible for the implementation of the hydrogen strategy at PKN Orlen and GK Orlen. Responsible for development projects such as hydrogen fuel production, distribution and collection systems. He has thorough knowledge and many years of professional experience of technical gases area.

Jakub Pikulski

Director at STASTO Automation Sp. z o.o.

Jakub Pikulski

Director at STASTO Automation Sp. z o.o.
Hydrogen and safety & security. (18.05.2022 |13:10-14:00)
An entrepreneur for 10 years, managing the Polish branch of STASTO Automation, which supplies innovative process valves, incl. to the energy and fuel industries. He believes that sustainable development, partnership relations, social responsibility and care for the environment are more important in business than maximising profit. Enthusiast of hydrogen technologies as a key element on the road to climate neutrality. He wants STASTO to contribute to the development of the green economy by providing reliable and safe components of the hydrogen infrastructure. Co-creator of the podcast ‘Uwaga Wodór!’ [Attention! Hydrogen] devoted to the energy transformation and decarbonisation of the economy. A graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw University of Technology and Austrian Management Centre Innsbruck. He adheres to the principle that a person never stops learning, and the best use that can be made with the acquired knowledge is to share it with others.

Jan-Peter Born

PhD
Chairman working group Residues of the Dutch Waste Management Association

Jan-Peter Born

PhD
Chairman working group Residues of the Dutch Waste Management Association
CO2 capture and storage - CO2 a new currency (17.05.2022 | 13:15-14:15)
Dr. Jan-Peter Born wrote a thesis ‘on dioxin formation during combustion processes’ and subsequently became an employee of the Dutch Waste Management Association during 1991 – 1998. His activities there focussed on the residues from waste combustion, especially bottom ash. In 1998 he became an employee of HVC, which is a member of the association. At HVC he fulfilled several R&D and management positions. Since 2012, still at HVC, he is active in the field of business development. Jan-Peter Born is also chairman of the working Group ‘Residues’ of the Dutch Waste Processing Association and member of the CEWEP Residues Working Group and the CEWEP Scientific Technical Advisory Committee.

Jarosław Filipczak

President of Pomeranian Regional Chamber of Commerce | Cluster of Hydrogen Technologies

Jarosław Filipczak

President of Pomeranian Regional Chamber of Commerce | Cluster of Hydrogen Technologies
Inaugural debate (17.05.2022 | 10:50 - 12:00) | Personnel training, competence development...(18.05.2022 |12:00-13:00)
Entrepreneur, a graduate of the Master of Business Administration. Owner of Safety Group "J&J" s.c., Lecturer at the Higher School of Banking in Gdańsk, Vice President of the Association of MBA Graduates, Chairman of the Economic Council at the Mayor of Malbork. He represents the PGI in the Pomeranian Educational Council. He has a rich professional background and practical experience in strategic thinking and global approach to business, team and project management. Actively involved in the development of the region. Chairman of the Voivodeship Labour Market Council in the term of office 2020-2024. A great enthusiast of modern technologies.

Jarosław Zacharski

Head of the Department of Regional Geology Polish Geological Institute – National Research Institute

Jarosław Zacharski

Head of the Department of Regional Geology Polish Geological Institute – National Research Institute
CO2 capture and storage - CO2 a new currency (17.05.2022 | 13:15-14:15)
He has associated almost his entire professional career with the exploration and production activity and the oil industry. In 1996–2009 he worked in the structures of Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo S.A., and in 2009–2021 in ORLEN Upstream, where he held managerial positions. The works he designed allowed for the discovery and documentation of new natural gas deposits in Poland. He also participated in the evaluation of exploration assets located in North Africa, Europe, the Middle East, the USA, Canada, Argentina and Colombia. He gained particularly valuable experience in the years 2010–2014 as a member of the technical committee of the international exploration project, implemented jointly with Kuwait Energy Company in the Latvian economic zone in the Baltic Sea. He is a member of the Geophysics Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences and two teams appointed by the Minister of Climate and Environment − the Advisory Team for geology, raw materials and industry and the Team for the development of CO2 capture, storage and use technologies

Jerzy Wierzbicki

PRESIDENT OF THE POLISH ASSOCIATION OF MEAT CATTLE PRODUCERS.

Jerzy Wierzbicki

PRESIDENT OF THE POLISH ASSOCIATION OF MEAT CATTLE PRODUCERS.
Zero-emission agriculture: BIOGAS, BIO LNG, BIO HYDRO (18.05.2022 | 11:15-12:15)
A graduate of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology and doctoral studies at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. Since 2005, he has been the President of the Polish Association of Meat Cattle Producers. He represents Polish farmers at COPA COGECA in the working groups for Quality and Promotion, of which he is chairman for the fourth term. He chaired the Social Dialogue Council in Agriculture of the first term appointed by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. He is the chairman of the Beef Sector Council established in 2017 by six organisations of producers and processors of the beef sector. He initiated and co-founded the voluntary beef quality system, Quality Meat Programme, recognised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the European Commission. On his initiative, an entity was established in Poland, bringing together outstanding scientists from Australia and the European Union, whose goal is to implement a system to ensure the culinary quality of beef modelled on the Australian Meat Standard Australia for production practice and Australian methodology for research in the EU. He is active in the UNECE Working Group on Quality Standards for Agricultural Products. He is the author and co-author of over twenty scientific publications, in particular in the field of culinary quality of beef, as well as ontology of beef production.

Joanna Kubit

Head of the Ignacy Łukasiewicz Oil and Gas School Complex in Krosno

Joanna Kubit

Head of the Ignacy Łukasiewicz Oil and Gas School Complex in Krosno
Personnel training, competence development and popularization of knowledge. How to build a modern hydrogen community? (18.05.2022 |12:00-13:00)
Head of the Ignacy Łukasiewicz Oil and Gas School Complex in Krosno. The school is implementing the Hydrogen Storage curriculum innovation as part of the drilling technician, geologist technician and chemistry curriculum. The implementation of the curriculum innovation is substantively supported by the company IKS Solino Grupa Orlen. The purpose of this activity is to create new professional qualifications within the Integrated System of Vocational Qualifications. Both the school and the students are strongly interested in the subject of hydrogen as an alternative to hydrocarbons, and are jointly interested in renewable energy, which is related to the limitation of the exploitation of minerals. The school educates under the substantive patronage of PGNIG, proudly bears the name of I. Łukasiewicz, and this obliges us to implement curriculum innovations.

Józef Węgrecki

Member of the Management Board ., Chief Operating Officer of PKN ORLEN S.A

Józef Węgrecki

Member of the Management Board ., Chief Operating Officer of PKN ORLEN S.A
Inaugural debate (17.05.2022 | 10:50 - 12:00)
Józef Węgrecki has been a Member of the Management Board of PKN ORLEN S.A. since March 23rd 2018. From February 5th to March 23rd 2018, he was a Member of the Supervisory Board delegated to temporarily perform the duties of a Member of the PKN ORLEN Management Board responsible for Investments and Procurement. He is a graduate of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Faculty of Mining and Metallurgical Machines. He holds qualifications to serve on the supervisory boards of companies in which the Polish State Treasury has interests. In 1978–1990, Mr Węgrecki worked at Zakład Remontowy Energetyki Kraków, where he held the position of Member of the Management Board, Chief Technical Officer. In 1990–1993, he served at employee-owned company Remak Opole as its Vice President. From April 1993 to June 2017, he was President and Member of the Management Board of REMAK-KRAK sp. z o.o. In 2017, he was appointed Vice President of the Management Board of Energa Wytwarzanie S.A., where his management responsibilities covered water and wind turbine operation, photovoltaic farms, cogeneration and coal-fired power plants, innovation, heating asset acquisitions and setting development directions. On February 5th 2018, he was delegated to temporarily serve as Member of the PKN ORLEN Management Board for Investment and Procurement, and then in April he was appointed Member of the Management Board, Chief Operating Officer. He is interested in monitoring and analysing the latest technical solutions in the field of power generation: alternative energy sources and their potential industrial applications. Mr Węgrecki has received a number of awards, including the Galicia Construction Grand Award for his contribution to the advancement of the construction industry, a Badge of Merit for exceptional services to the construction industry, a Gold Medal for long service, and an Honoris Gratia badge for charity and community service.

Józef Zajkowski

PhD
THE MAYOR OF THE SOKOŁY COMMUNE

Józef Zajkowski

PhD
THE MAYOR OF THE SOKOŁY COMMUNE
Hydrogen for self-government - Can hydrogen win elections? Only for the brave ones! (18.05.2022 |11:15-12:00
PhD, Eng. in agriculture, certificate of the Minister of Finance for bookkeeping services, exam for candidates for supervisory boards in state-owned companies. W związku z aktywnym poszukiwaniem rozwiązań w zakresie produkcji biopaliw został powołany do prac w zespole związanym z tworzeniem i popularyzacją Agrocentrów Energetrycznych przy Ministerstwie Rolnictwa i Rozwoju Wsi. He participated, inter alia, in conferences: 2010 − ‘Determinants of the course of the effects of extreme hydrological and meteorological phenomena in rural areas’. The organisers of the conference were the Institute of Technology and Life Sciences in Falenty and the Convention of Directors of Melioration and Water Facilities Boards. Subject of the speech: ‘Legal and organisational conditions for the operation of water companies’. 2011 − General Meeting of the National Association of Water Companies in Warsaw, participation in the conference 2014 − Conference of the Ministry of Environmental Protection − consultations on water management − participation in the conference as a representative of the Polish Melioration Society 2014 − presentation in the European Parliament of the method of solving sewage management in the Sokoły commune

Jörg Steinbach

Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Minister for Economic Affairs, Labour and Energy – State of Brandenburg

Jörg Steinbach

Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Minister for Economic Affairs, Labour and Energy – State of Brandenburg
Do regions need hydrogen to be competitive? Can Hydrogen be defended? Are societies ready for the challenges? (17.05.2022 | 12:15-13:00) | What is the future of hydrogen in Europe? What power of change does it have? (17.05.2022 |14:25-15:10)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. (NUWM, UA) DSc. h.c. (CITY, UK), Hon.-Prof. (ECUST, CN). Alternate Member Federal Council (Bundesrat) for the State of Brandenburg, Member Committee for Labour, Integration and Social Policy, Member Committee for Economic Affairs, Member Conference of Ministers of Economic Affairs. 1975 – 1981 Chemistry studies at Technische Universität (TU) Berlin. 1985 Academic Degree „Dr.-Ing.“ (summa cum laude). 1985 – 1996 Schering AG in Berlin - in charge of several supervisory responsibilities. 1994 Venia legendi “Chemical Engineering”. 1996 Full Professor for “Plant and Safety Technology” at TU Berlin. 2002 – 2010 Vice-president of TU Berlin. 2010 - 2014 President of TU Berlin. 2014 - 2018 President of Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg. Since September 19th 2018 Minister for Economic Affairs, Labour and Energy – State of Brandenburg.

Kamil Wyszkowski

Representative | Executive Director UN Global Compact Network Poland (UN GCNP)

Kamil Wyszkowski

Representative | Executive Director UN Global Compact Network Poland (UN GCNP)
How to finance the hydrogen economy wisely with public funds in view of future aid programmes? (18.05.2022 | 13:15-14:00)
A UN employee from 2002. Between 2002 and 2009, he was responsible at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for, among others, international and multilateral cooperation as well as programme development in Europe in Asia. Between 2009 and 2014, Head of Office at UNDP in Poland. Between 2004 and 2021, National Representative and President of the Board at UN Global Compact Network Poland – UN GCNP (a UN network coordinating cooperation on behalf of United Nations Global Compact with businesses, cities, universities, public administration, and non-governmental organizations; more at: ungc.org.pl). From 2021, National Representative and Executive Director at UN GCNP. From 2011, Director of Know-How Hub.

Katarzyna Gruszecka-Spychała

Deputy Mayor of Gdynia

Katarzyna Gruszecka-Spychała

Deputy Mayor of Gdynia
Hydrogen for self-government - Can hydrogen win elections? Only for the brave ones! (18.05.2022 |11:15-12:00)
For the last eight years, Katarzyna has been responsible for economic development and strategy for the city. She believes that new technologies and innovative projects, both in the area of economy and public services, should primarily improve the quality of life in the city. This approach works because Gdynia has topped the rankings of Polish cities when it comes to how satisfied with their place of residence the people are. Recently, Katarzyna has been particularly involved in implementing zero and low-emission solutions in public transport, symbolized by Gdynia's trolleybuses. She is responsible for the activities of the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park, which allows her to stay up to date with the ideas of Gdynia’s innovators. She is also involved in the operation of the Hydrogen Cluster and creation of the Pomeranian Hydrogen Valley, which has a chance to become one of the driving forces of the regional economy. Katarzyna is constantly looking for inspiring urban solutions and policies, especially through international cooperation. Among other duties, she is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the initiator of The European Waterfront Cities Network which has now transformed into ULI Europe Waterfront Cities Product Council.

Katarzyna Barańska

PhD
Partner, Head of Decarbonisation Osborne Clarke Olkiewicz Świerzewski i Wspólnicy S.K.A.

Katarzyna Barańska

PhD
Partner, Head of Decarbonisation Osborne Clarke Olkiewicz Świerzewski i Wspólnicy S.K.A.
How to effectively organize the hydrogen-based public transport ecosystem in local government? (18.05.2022 | 11:15-12:15)
Katarzyna leads projects in the area of infrastructure and investment processes. She specializes in investment process advisory for general contractors, large installations, and industrial facilities. She negotiates design and construction contracts and supports clients in constructing EV and hydrogen infrastructure. Katarzyna advises clients in environmental proceedings, obtains environmental permits, and leads environmental compliance projects for large companies. She advises clients on proper waste management and waste transport. She cooperates with clients on energy efficiency projects and complex energy strategies implemented to obtain green transition goals. Katarzyna provides transactional advisory to clients from the renewables industry. Katarzyna is a legal adviser, Ph.D. in legal sciences, author of numerous articles, and an academic lecturer. She is currently a lecturer at the postgraduate program in Environmental Law at Łazarski University in Warsaw and a specialist lecturer at the Warsaw Bar Association (WBA).

Katarzyna Kierzek Koperska

Vice President, Wielkopolski Fundusz Rozwoju sp. z o.o.

Katarzyna Kierzek Koperska

Vice President, Wielkopolski Fundusz Rozwoju sp. z o.o.
How to finance hydrogen projects until 2030? Innovation fund cases (17.05.2022 | 09:30 - 10:10)
Tax advisor, entrepreneur, economist, politician. From 2022, Ambassador for the Climate Pact at the European Commission. In the years 1998-2018, she ran several of her own companies operating in the field of tax advisory and real estate trading, and in 2018 she was appointed Deputy Mayor of the City of Poznań. From 2021, Vice President of the Management Board of Wielkopolski Fundusz Rozwoju sp.z o.o. In the years 2008–2011 she was the Vice-president of the Wielkopolska KIDP Branch. A passionate ecologist, activist for animal rights and climate change. An important area of its activity is also the professional development of women - it supports activities for sustainable development and access of a larger group of women to prominent positions in business, politics and social activities. A graduate of the European Academy of Diplomacy, as well as the European Women's Academy implemented by the ALDE Party.

Maciej Galiński

PhD
Director of the Institute of Chemistry and Technical Electrochemistry

Maciej Galiński

PhD
Director of the Institute of Chemistry and Technical Electrochemistry
What about hydrogen society in the Universe? It is already the ARTEMIDA program or still LEM? (17.05.2022 |15:15-16:00)
PhD, Chemist, scientist. A graduate of the Faculty of Chemistry at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Researcher at the Poznań University of Technology. The author of scientific publications in the field of electrochemical methods of energy storage, among others, in lithium-ion cells and supercapacitors with the use of new electrode materials such as new electrolytes,. From 2020, he is the Director of the Institute of Chemistry and Technical Electrochemistry at the Faculty of Chemical Technology. Passionate about new technological solutions in the aspects of energy production and storage.

Maciej Koński

dr
Grupa Polsat Plus, Projekt Wodorowy

Maciej Koński

dr
Grupa Polsat Plus, Projekt Wodorowy
Hydrogen race: what place can we expect? (17.05.2022 | 14:45 - 15:45)

Maciej Malicki

Large Industries Business Development Manager at Air Liquide Polska Sp. z o. o.

Maciej Malicki

Large Industries Business Development Manager at Air Liquide Polska Sp. z o. o.
CO2 capture and storage - CO2 a new currency (17.05.2022 | 13:15-14:15)
A graduate of the Faculty of Management at the Cracow University of Economics and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Throughout his professional career, he has been associated with the energy industry in global companies (BP, CEZ, Air Liquide). A specialist in the field of investment profitability analysis and controlling. Currently involved in projects related to energy transformation, in particular with the development of the carbon dioxide capture and utilisation (CCUS) market in Poland.

Marcin Dworak

Plenipotentiary for new mobility, Górnośląsko-Zagłebiowska Metropolia

Marcin Dworak

Plenipotentiary for new mobility, Górnośląsko-Zagłebiowska Metropolia
How to effectively organize the hydrogen-based public transport ecosystem in local government? (18.05.2022 | 11:15-12:15)
GZM’s Plenipotentiary for new mobility, a graduate of the MBA programme at the WSB University. Coordinates the Metropolitan Bike and the cycling superhighways projects. His previous professional career was related to media and automotive. Today he promotes and implements the idea of sustainable transport and electromobility. He is a passionate speaker on bikes and zero-emission vehicles, whether it is about passenger cars or public transport.

Marcin Parchomiuk

dr. Eng.
Deputy Director of Research and Commercialization at Łukasiewicz-Electrotechnical Institute

Marcin Parchomiuk

dr. Eng.
Deputy Director of Research and Commercialization at Łukasiewicz-Electrotechnical Institute
He represents the Łukasiewicz Research Network in the Coordination Council for Hydrogen Management at the Ministry of Climate and Environment. He is the leader of the Łukasiewicz - Hydrogen Management Program, as well as the Łukasiewicz Infrastructure Center in this area. He coordinates works related to the hydrogen economy of 26 institutes that are part of the Łukasiewicz Research Network, in particular research projects and research infrastructure, as well as cooperation with Łukasiewicz strategic partners. Author of over 50 national and international publications, manager of over 50 R&D projects aimed at implementation in industry, an expert in the areas of energetics and transport in the field of converting and storage of electrical energy.

Marek Foltynowicz

Hydrogen Technology Expert at Cluster of Hydrogen Technology

Marek Foltynowicz

Hydrogen Technology Expert at Cluster of Hydrogen Technology
CO2 capture and storage - CO2 a new currency (17.05.2022 | 13:15-14:15)
A graduate of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. He started his professional career as a research engineer at the Institute of Polymers, Polish Academy of Sciences. Member of the Management Board of "NAFTA POLSKA S.A." Responsible for restructuring and privatization of the Polish oil sector and PGNiG Capital Group. Chairman of the Steering Committee, supervising the initial public offering of PKN Orlen S.A. and PGNiG S.A. He is recognized as an independent consultant in the Oil & Gas industry and an innovator in the waste oil separation process. Recently, he has worked on implementations and innovations in the area of #hydrogentechnology and e-mobility development. Currently en expert, with Regional Chamber of Commerce of Pomerania and Hydrogen Cluster.

Marek Marcisz

Energy specialist at TÜV SÜD Polska Sp. z o. o

Marek Marcisz

Energy specialist at TÜV SÜD Polska Sp. z o. o
Certification of hydrogen and certificates of origin.(18.05.2022 |12:15-13:10)
A graduate of the Silesian University of Technology, since 2010 an energy specialist at TÜV SÜD Polska Sp. z o. o., responsible for the CHP area at the Certification Centre of TÜV SÜD Polska Sp. z o. o., an expert and verifier of cogeneration units, auditor of biomass supply control in the field of biomass due diligence and authentication system, consultant of authentication documentation for renewable energy installations, energy auditor, author of numerous articles appearing in the magazines of the energy industry; representative of TÜV SÜD Polska Sp. z o. o. at conferences and training trainer, lecturer at workshops and seminars.

Marek Woźniak

Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region

Marek Woźniak

Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region
Opening of the Central European Hydrogen Technology Forum and debate: The role of hydrogen in energy transformation (17.05.2022 | 10:30 - 12:00)
A local government official for three decades. In 2005, he took up the position of the Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region, which he has been serving continuously for five terms. From February 2011, the Vice-President of the Management Board of the Union of the Provinces of the Republic of Poland, in January 2019, he was elected a member of the Union’s Management Board. From February 2006, a member of the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels. He participates in the work of two commissions: for Territorial Cohesion and EU Budget (COTER), and for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs (CIVEX). In April 2008, he took the position of the Chairman of the Polish delegation to the European Committee of the Regions, he was also elected the Vice-President and member of the Presidium of this body, and he performs this function to this day. In 2010-2020, Vice-Chairman of the Group of the European People’s Party (EPP) in the European Committee of the Regions, currently a member of the Group’s Presidium. Fascinated by regional history, an ambassador of the legendary diligence of Wielkopolska, an enthusiast of the opportunities offered by Poland and Greater Poland participation in the European Union. As the host of the region, he is pleased to emphasise the constant, dynamic development of Wielkopolska, visible not only through high positions in statistics and rankings, but above all in the satisfaction of the region’s inhabitants. As theMarshal of the Wielkopolska Region, he emphasises that Wielkopolska wants to be in the vanguard of the European Green Deal. For his public activity, he was awarded, among others, by the President of the Republic of Poland with the ‘Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta’ and the ‘Golden Cross of Merit’.

Maria Śmietanka

PhD
Deputy director of the National Contact Point at the National Center for Research and Development

Maria Śmietanka

PhD
Deputy director of the National Contact Point at the National Center for Research and Development
How to finance the hydrogen economy wisely with public funds in view of future aid programmes? (18.05.2022 | 13:15-14:00)
For years associated with the research and innovation ecosystem. In the early years of her professional career worked as a researcher participating in numerous national and international research projects in the field of environment and energy. For several years, at the National Contact Point, she has been supporting Polish participation in subsequent framework programs of the European Union – Horizon 2020, and now Horizon Europe. Recently, a member of the State Representative Group under the Clean Hydrogen European Partnership.

Mateusz Sołtysiak

Managing Partner at SES Hydrogen S.A.

Mateusz Sołtysiak

Managing Partner at SES Hydrogen S.A.
How can hydrogen help to make Poland independent of raw materials from Russia? (17.05.2022 | 15:30-16:30)
Graduate of International Relations and International Marketing. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies with History from Middlesex University in London. He has many years of experience in building, managing, strategic development and transformation of enterprises and startups with high potential in Poland and internationally. He is successful in the area of Venture Capital. In the last 5 years, he has invested in over 100 startups in the hardware industry around the world. He currently uses the acquired knowledge and experience in various areas of business and marketing as a Managing Partner at SES Hydrogen, implementing the vision of the development of the Company and its flagship technologies. Privately, an enthusiast of innovative technologies, in which he sees the greatest opportunity to meet the goals of energy transformation.

Mateusz Stańczyk

Advocate. Partner at SMM Legal

Mateusz Stańczyk

Advocate. Partner at SMM Legal

He supports business, science, and the public sector in issues related to financing innovation and green transformation. He led a legal team implementing three orders for breakthrough technologies in the area of hydrogen storage and its use in road transport and heating. He created a legal framework for research institutions and funds investing in modern technologies. Winner of the 2nd place in the European Innovation Procurement Awards EUIPA 2021 competition organised by the European Union executive agency − the European Innovation Council. Finalist of the Rising Stars Lawyers − Leaders of Tomorrow 2017 competition. Author of publications on capital market law and on the use of European Union funds to finance research and development.

Michał Siedlecki

dyrektor ds. efektywności energetycznej i gospodarki wodorowej w Banku Ochrony Środowiska S.A.

Michał Siedlecki

dyrektor ds. efektywności energetycznej i gospodarki wodorowej w Banku Ochrony Środowiska S.A.
How to finance hydrogen projects until 2030? Innovation fund cases (18.05.2022 | 09:30 - 10:10)

Michał Tarka

Partner, Head of Energy Transition & Renewable Energy Team at SMM Legal.

Michał Tarka

Partner, Head of Energy Transition & Renewable Energy Team at SMM Legal.
How to best use the potential of decarbonised gases... (17.05.2022 | 12:15-13:15) How can hydrogen help to make Poland independent of raw materials from Russia? (17.05.2022 | 15:30-16:30)
An expert in energy law awarded in the international ranking ‘The Legal 500 EMEA 2021’. He mainly deals with energy transformation and the subject of renewable energy sources. He advises entities from the fuel, metallurgical, heating, food, medical, construction and banking industries, as well as the largest local governments in the processes of energy transformation. Author of analyses on renewable energy development strategies, expert of parliamentary committees, ministerial advisor. Co-author of the commentary to the RES Act for the C.H. Beck Publishing House and the author of over 100 publications in national and foreign press.

Mieczysław Obiedziński

President of the Management Board of TÜV SÜD Polska

Mieczysław Obiedziński

President of the Management Board of TÜV SÜD Polska
Zero-emission agriculture: BIOGAZ, BIO LNG, BIO H2 (18.05.2022 |11:15-12:15)
Certified leading auditor of TÜV SÜD in the field of norms and standards: ISO 9001: 2015, HACCP, ISO 22000: 2018, FSSC 22000 (Food, Packaging), BRC GS (Food, Packaging Materials, Storage & Distribution, Agents & Brokers), FAMI-QS, QS Standard, GMP+ B4, VLOG, V-Label, PIM ‘non-GMO’, Tesco Food Standard. A graduate of the Faculty of Food Technology at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. He has practical experience in the field of implementing and auditing procedures and systems for managing quality and food safety, which he has gained during cooperation with producers and retail chains since 2003. Since 2006, he has been associated with TÜV SÜD Polska Sp. z o. o. as a trainer at TÜV SÜD Academy and a leading auditor of quality and food safety management systems. Lecturer in postgraduate studies at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, the State University of Information Technology and Entrepreneurship in Łomża and the WSB University in Toruń.

Mieczysław Struk

MARSHAL OF THE POMORSKIE VOIVODESHIP

Mieczysław Struk

MARSHAL OF THE POMORSKIE VOIVODESHIP
Do regions need hydrogen to be competitive? Can Hydrogen be defended? Are societies ready for the challenges? (17.05.2022 | 12:15-13:00)
Mr. Mieczysław Struk was born on January 1, 1961 in Jastarnia. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Tourism and Recreation of the Academy of Physical Education in Wrocław. He also completed postgraduate studies in organization and management as well as European integration at the University of Gdańsk and PhD studies at the Faculty of Management and Economics of Services at the University of Szczecin. Mr. Struk was the Mayor of Jastarnia from 1990 to 2002. Since 1998, he has been a member of the Pomorskie Voivodship Board. In the years 2005-2010 he was a Deputy Marshal and since 2010 he has been the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship. In the 2018 local government elections, Mieczysław Struk was re-elected for the position of the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship and received a record number of over 67,000 votes.

Natalia Plaskiewicz

Associate, Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

Natalia Plaskiewicz

Associate, Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka
A constitution for hydrogen - what regulations best support the development of the hydrogen economy? (18.05 | 12:15 - 13:05)

Nurettin Tekin

Hydrogen Product Manager KAWASAKI Gas Turbine Europe GmbH

Nurettin Tekin

Hydrogen Product Manager KAWASAKI Gas Turbine Europe GmbH

Dr. Nurettin Tekin, a graduate of mechanical engineering at University of Aachen (RWTH), Germany. He wrote his doctoral thesis with focus on „Numerical and experimental investigation of innovative cooling technology for gas turbine application” also at Aachen University. His professional career started as project engineer with focus on FEM and CFD analysis of gas and steam turbines. After several years of working, he starts to work as a project manager at Kawasaki Gas Turbine Europe in the field of gas turbine package development of gas turbine classes from 1.8MWel to 34MWel, explosion protection (ATEX) and gas quality analysis. Since 2020, he is currently working as hydrogen product manager for Kawasaki and responsible for hydrogen project development including all topics related to hydrogen products, starting from production, storage, transport and utilization of hydrogen.

Paweł Grzejszczak

Domański Zakrzewski Palinka sp. k.

Paweł Grzejszczak

Domański Zakrzewski Palinka sp. k.
Hydrogen and safety & security. (18.05.2022 |13:10-14:00)
Paweł Grzejszczak specialises in energy law, investment projects, mergers and acquisitions, and restructuring projects in the energy sector. For almost 25 years he has been advising clients in the electricity, heating, fuel and gas sectors on all aspects of energy company operations, mainly on regulatory, transactional, investment performance, infrastructure project financing, commercial contracts, state aid and public procurement issues. He is an expert in cogeneration and renewable energy investments. He advised on a project to build the first nuclear power plant in Poland. He acts for clients in litigation over energy sector regulations. He is an advisor in a project to construct the strategic Baltic Pipe gas pipeline. Expert on European energy law.

Paweł Piotrowicz

Expert in the field of energy market and hydrogen technologies at TÜV SÜD

Paweł Piotrowicz

Expert in the field of energy market and hydrogen technologies at TÜV SÜD
Hydrogen race: what place can we expect? (17.05.2022 | 14:45-15:30)
Member of HyTime's Steering Committee for Hydrogen Technologies, Chief Executive Officer of Hydrogen Poland, Vice-president of the Electromobility Committee of the Polish Chamber of Commerce, Vice-president of the Polish Alternative Fuels Association Committee on Hydrogen Technologies in Transport, Member of Hydrogen Europe working groups, Coordinator and lecturer at Collegium Humanum MBA postgraduate studies "Hydrogen technology management", Lecturer at Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University postgraduate studies on subjects related to energy storage. A graduate of the Faculty of Technical Physics and Applied Mathematics of the Warsaw University of Technology. He introduced products and solutions to the market that are unique on a global scale. An expert and speaker at many international conferences. For several years he has been working on technological, regulatory and safety aspects of hydrogen technologies. He maintains close relationships with manufacturers of battery and hydrogen technologies around the world, and uses them today while carrying out Polish and European projects.

Paweł Trojanowski

Business Development Manager at Sescom, Author of the podcast ‘Uwaga Hydrogen!’ (Attention Hydrogen

Paweł Trojanowski

Business Development Manager at Sescom, Author of the podcast ‘Uwaga Hydrogen!’ (Attention Hydrogen
Personnel training, competence development and popularization of knowledge. How to build a modern hydrogen community? (18.05.2022 |12:00-13:00)
Promoter of business development and knowledge in the field of modern technologies, for several years associated with the energy industry. He follows green trends with commitment, actively supporting pro-ecological activities in the immediate vicinity. Co-creator of the podcast ‘Uwaga Hydrogen!’ in which he presents his own perspective on the subject of energy transformation, decarbonisation and green technologies. He went through the classic path of professional development from an engineer to a manager, starting from the design and programming of automation systems, through R&D projects, to the construction and implementation of business development strategies, including in the areas of green energy and alternative fuels. Currently, as a Business Development Manager at Sescom S.A., focused on supporting the development of smart metering and business intelligence technologies to improve the energy efficiency of buildings and installations. Industry expert of the Cluster of Hydrogen Technologies in the Hydrogen Europe organisation, participated in the work on the sectoral agreement for the development of the hydrogen economy in Poland, and acted as part of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance initiative. He successfully combines engineering practice with knowledge about economics and business, willingly sharing his knowledge and experience.

Paweł Wanatowicz

MSc. Eng.
Power Engineering and Environmental Protection Specialist in TÜV SÜD Polska Sp. z o.o.

Paweł Wanatowicz

MSc. Eng.
Power Engineering and Environmental Protection Specialist in TÜV SÜD Polska Sp. z o.o.
Certification of hydrogen and certificates of origin.(18.05.2022 |12:15-13:10)
MSc. Eng. A graduate of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. Since 2010, at TÜV SÜD Polska Sp. z o. o. Responsible for the GHG area, EUETS lead auditor, CHP verifier, deals with, among others issues related to the monitoring of CO2 emissions, renewable energy sources, green hydrogen, energy audits, as well as broadly understood fuel and energy management.

Piergabriele Andreoli

Director of the Energy and Sustainable Development Agency Emilia-Romagna (AESS) and President of RENAEL (Italian National Network of Local Energy Agencies)

Piergabriele Andreoli

Director of the Energy and Sustainable Development Agency Emilia-Romagna (AESS) and President of RENAEL (Italian National Network of Local Energy Agencies)
How does the world introduce successful hydrogen ecosystems? How can this function without losses?(17.05.2022 |13:05-13:50)
Graduate of Environmental Engineering at the University of Bologna, since 2012 Director of the Energy and Sustainable Development Agency (AESS) and President of RENAEL (Italian National Network of Local Energy Agencies). Energy Manager, designer and project manager in the field of civil engineering, energy transformation of plant construction systems and renewable energy. Energy Certifier for many regional systems in the country, Expert in Civil and Industrial Energy Management (EGE) and the ‘Commissioning Authority’ as part of LEED certification. Manager and coordinator of many European projects, incl. ELENA Modena, ELENA TOP Condomini financed by the European Investment Bank (EIB), Marte (MLEI PDA), LEMON (Horizon 2020) and an advisor to the EEEF Fund (EIB and CDP).

Piotr Korytkowski

President of Konin

Piotr Korytkowski

President of Konin
Hydrogen for self-government - Can hydrogen win elections? Only for the brave ones! (18.05.2022 |11:15-12:00)
He graduated from the Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences at the Adam Mickiewicz University, postgraduate studies in insurance (WSB Poznań), organization and management (Poznań University of Economics), occupational health and safety (PWSZ Konin) and Executive Master of Business Administration at the University of Commerce and Services in Poznan. In the years 2006 - 2018 he was a councilor of the City of Konin. Since 2018, he has been the President of the City of Konin.

Piotr Pustoszkin

Business Development Director Poland, Ukraine & Baltics ALSTOM ZWUS sp. z o.o.

Piotr Pustoszkin

Business Development Director Poland, Ukraine & Baltics ALSTOM ZWUS sp. z o.o.
How can hydrogen help make Poland independent from fossil fuels ? (17.05.2022 | 15:45-16:45)
Piotr Pustoszkin holds an MSc degree in Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications of Silesian Technical University in Gliwice, Poland and an International Executive MBA degree achieved in the program provided by Institut Franco-Américan de Management in Paris together with Wyższa Szkoła Kupiecka in Łódź. He began his career in the rail industry at ABB Zwus Polska. For several years he held various positions related to business development and implementation of railroad and urban rail transport projects in Poland and abroad. Currently he holds the position of Business Development Director at Alstom.

Piotr Woźny

President of ZE PAK S.A. the Management Board

Piotr Woźny

President of ZE PAK S.A. the Management Board
How can hydrogen help make Poland independent from fossil fuels (17.05.2022 | 15:45-16:45)
A graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Within the years 2000-2001, he served as deputy minister of communications in the government of Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek. Deputy Minister of Digitization in the government of Prime Minister Beata Szydło in the period from November 24, 2015, to the end of March 2017. From May 2017 he was involved in matters connected with the fight against smog; at first as an advisor to the then Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, then, from 17 January 2018, as deputy minister at the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology, and from March 2018, until May 31, 2020, as the Plenipotentiary of the Prime Minister for the Clean Air program. From June 2018 until January 2019, he served as deputy president of the board of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOŚiGW), and from August 31, 2019, until May 31, 2020, he was the president of the board of NFOŚiGW From June to November 2020, Mr Piotr Woźny was the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ZE PAK S.A., and since November 2020 he has been the President of ZE PAK SA the Management Board.

Przemysław Rudź

Main Specialist in the Department of Information and Promotion Polish Space Agency

Przemysław Rudź

Main Specialist in the Department of Information and Promotion Polish Space Agency
What about hydrogen society in the Universe? It is already the ARTEMIDA program or still LEM? (17.05.2022 |15:15-16:00
A geographer and climatologist, a graduate of the Faculty of Biology, Geography and Oceanology at the University of Gdańsk. Author of popular science literature in the field of astronomy, astronautics and Earth sciences. At the Polish Space Agency, he is employed as the main specialist in the Department of Information and Promotion. Responsible for carrying out the statutory tasks of POLSA in the field of promotion, information and space education in Poland.

Rafał Frączek

CEO of EKO-KONSULT

Rafał Frączek

CEO of EKO-KONSULT
Hydrogen and safety & security. (18.05.2022 |13:10-14:00)
An expert and consulting company that is part of the ASE Technology Group. Previously, a long-term director of the ASE Technical Analysis Department. Experienced specialist-practitioner, author of many expert opinions and analyzes in the field of safety, technical articles and a speaker at scientific and technical conferences. He conducted numerous trainings in the field of explosion, process and functional safety. Certified functional safety specialist (EXIDA-CFSP).

Reiner Block

CEO Division Industry Service TÜV SÜD AG

Reiner Block

CEO Division Industry Service TÜV SÜD AG
Inaugural debate (17.05.2022 | 10:50 - 12:00)
Reiner Block is Chief Executive Officer of the Industry Service Division at TÜV SÜD, which covers all industrial services globally (4200 FTE, 600 million € turnover). In this role he is also responsible for bundling all hydrogen activities of TÜV SÜD across all divisions.. Reiner Block studied Chemistry/chemical technology at the Technical University in Darmstadt with intensive research on activation of hydrogen evolving cathodes. He started his professional career as Product Manager for Plant Safety at TÜV Hessen in Frankfurt. This was followed by various national and international management positions e.g., in South Korea. From July 2017 he is in the position of Division Head for Industry Service at TÜV SÜD AG in Munich.

Remigiusz Nowakowski

President at DISE.energy

Remigiusz Nowakowski

President at DISE.energy
Constitution for hydrogen - what regulations will best support the development of the hydrogen economy? (18.05.2022 | 12:15 - 13:10)
From 2018 as the President of the Management Board at DISE Energy think-tank. In 2016-2019 vicepresident at Pracodawcy RP. In 2018-2020 CEO at PILE ELBUD SA. In 2016-2019 Member of the Board of Directors at EURELECTRIC. In 2015-16 – CEO at TAURON Polska Energia SA and chairman of the Board at TAURON Dystrybucja SA. In 2008-2015 and 2020 Executive Director at Fortum, Heating & Cooling, Poland and Baltics. University graduate: Master of Economics and business management at University of Economics in Wroclaw and Master of Commercial law, at University of Wroclaw.

Stanisław Szultka

Director of Economic Development Department, Office of the Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship, University of Gdansk

Stanisław Szultka

Director of Economic Development Department, Office of the Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship, University of Gdansk
How to effectively organize the hydrogen-based public transport ecosystem in local government? (18.05.2022 | 11:15-12:15)
Director of the Department of Economic Development, Office of the Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship, academic staff member of the Faculty of Economics, University of Gdańsk. An economist by profession. An expert in the field of innovativeness and competitiveness of enterprises, technology development trends and development policy. Has several years of experience in economic research and analysis, strategic planning, technology development as well as programming and evaluation of public policies. In the above-mentioned scope, he has implemented projects for, among others, the European Commission, Ministry of Development, PARP, NCBiR and regional self-governments in Poland. Experienced manager with a demonstrated history of working in the think tanks industry. Strong product management professional skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Analytical Skills, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Szymon Płoński

Ekspert w Biurze Analiz i Strategii Agencji Rozwoju Przemysłu

Szymon Płoński

Ekspert w Biurze Analiz i Strategii Agencji Rozwoju Przemysłu
Valleys and hydrogen hubs in Poland – today and in 10 years (18.05.2022 | 14:30 - 15:30)

Sławomir Halbryt

President of the Management Board of Sescom S.A. and SES Hydrogen S.A.

Sławomir Halbryt

President of the Management Board of Sescom S.A. and SES Hydrogen S.A.
Hydrogen race: what place can we expect? (17.05.2022 | 14:45-15:30)
Founder and CEO of Sescom S.A., a technology company in the technical area of Facility Management, listed on the WSE since 2013. A businessman and charismatic visionary, responsible for the strategic development of the Sescom Group focused on new technologies and sustainable development. President of the Management Board of SES Hydrogen SA, a subsidiary responsible for the development of hydrogen projects. Co-creator of the technology and co-author of electrolyser and hydrogen boiler patents. A long-time President of the Board, and currently the President of the Regional Council of the Pomeranian Economic Chamber. Within the Chamber, he coordinates the activities of the Hydrogen Technologies Cluster. A graduate of the Gdańsk University of Technology at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics. Chairman of the University Council of the Gdańsk University of Technology.

Tomasz Gackowski

Managing Director for Strategic Development, Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A

Tomasz Gackowski

Managing Director for Strategic Development, Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A
How to finance hydrogen projects until 2030? Innovation fund cases (17.05.2022 | 09:30 - 10:10), Financing and the Polish value chain in the hydrogen economy – the function and tasks of hydrogen valleys (17.05.2022 | 10:15 - 11:05)

Tomasz Kobierski

Chairman of the Management Board of Grupa MTP

Tomasz Kobierski

Chairman of the Management Board of Grupa MTP
Opening of the H2POLAND Forum
A graduate of the Department of Management at the University of Economics in Poznań and the Advanced Management Program at IESE Business School in Barcelona. From the beginning of his professional career (from 1998) he has been associated with the Poznań International Fair. He was the director of the International Food Products Fair POLAGRA FOOD, the International Trade Fair of Machines and Tools for the Wood and Furniture Industries DREMA and the International Fair of Components for Furniture Production FURNICA. The next step in his career was the position of the director of a group of products from the agri-food and wood sectors. Since 2007 he has been a member of the Management Board of Grupa MTP as the vice-president, from 2020 - as the president of the management board. Tomasz Kobierski is the chairman of the Supervisory Board of Targi Lublin and the chairman of the organizing committee of the largest horse competition Cavaliada Tour in Poland. He is also member of the Management Board of the Woodworking Machinery, Equipment and Tools Manufacturers Association. In 2020 he assumed the prestigious position of the President of the Council of the Polish Chamber of Exhibition Industry.

Tomasz Pelc

President of the Management Board Nexus Consultants

Tomasz Pelc

President of the Management Board Nexus Consultants
Hydrogen for self-government - Can hydrogen win elections? (18.05.2022 |11:15-12:00) Hydrogen Valleys and Hubs in Poland - today and in 10 years. (18.05.2022 |14:30-15:30)
The owner of NEXUS Consultants, a company specializing in carrying out comprehensive projects in the field of marketing, finance, management and organization, as well as obtaining external financing (including EU funds).He has completed more than 1,000 consulting projects for large and medium-sized companies in many industries, in particular energy, chemicals, trade and logistics, services, public organizations and others. So far, he has worked for the largest energy companies in Poland and abroad, e.g: ENERGA, ENEA, TAURON, PGE, PGNiG, EDF, Iberdrola, SPAC, RWE, CEZ. He has also been involved in large hydrogen projects in Poland in the area of hydrogen distribution in gas pipelines, storage in salt caverns and production of renewable energy and its conversion to hydrogen. The author of a hydrogen roadmap for one of the largest Polish companies. Strongly involverd Hydrogen Cluster, its project and development of business for the sector. He created the Hydrogen Valley in Pomeranian Voivodeship, "NeptHyne" and "Hy-way to Hel" as breakthrough ideas for hydrogen market for economy and society.

Ursula von der Leyen

President of the European Commission

Ursula von der Leyen

President of the European Commission
Inaugural speech (17.05.2022 | 10:40-10:50)
Ursula von der Leyen was Minister at federal level in Germany for more than 14 years and responsible for family, then labor and social affairs and later defence. In 2019, she was elected as President of the European Commission. As the head of the European executive, she has defined six headline ambitions for Europe for her mandate: a European Green Deal, a Europe fit for the digital age, an economy that works for people, a stronger Europe in the world, promoting our European way of life, and a new push for European democracy.

Wiesław Kamieński

Polska Rolnicza Dolina Wodorowa. Podlaska Fundacja Rozwoju Regionalnego

Wiesław Kamieński

Polska Rolnicza Dolina Wodorowa. Podlaska Fundacja Rozwoju Regionalnego
Zero-emission agriculture: BIOGAZ, BIO LNG, BIO H2 (18.05.2022 |11:15-12:15)

Łukasz Gałczyński

Member of the Supervisory Board of ARP S.A., acting Vice-President of the Management Board

Łukasz Gałczyński

Member of the Supervisory Board of ARP S.A., acting Vice-President of the Management Board
Hydrogen Valleys and Hubs in Poland - today and in 10 years. (18.05.2022 | 14:30 - 15:30)
A graduate of the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Warsaw and the Faculty of International and Political Studies at the University of Lodz. He also completed Executive MBA studies. He gained experience working in state administration and sitting on Supervisory Boards of State Treasury companies. He was an advisor to the minister in the Ministry of Health and an expert responsible for information processing and analysis. From 2018, he worked at the Ministry of Development and Technology, where as the deputy director of the Investment Development Department he was responsible for shaping the policy related to Special Economic Zones and the system of development institutions, including the development and adoption of new legislative solutions, e.g. zoning regulations and amendment to the act on supporting new investments. As the head of the Investment Development Department, he contributed to the adoption of the assumptions regarding the introduction of the Financial Shield of the Polish Development Fund. While dealing with export insurance and the trade insurance market, he also gained experience in the area of finance and insurance. On 9 February 2022, he became a member of the Supervisory Board of Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A., on 8 April of this year he was delegated to temporarily perform the duties of the Vice President of the Management Board of ARP S.A.

Łukasz Lisicki

Policy Officer at European Commission (DG ENER)

Łukasz Lisicki

Policy Officer at European Commission (DG ENER)
A constitution for hydrogen - what regulations best support the development of the hydrogen economy? (18.05.2022 | 12:15 - 13:05)
A master graduate of the Centre for Europe at the University of Warsaw and Warsaw School of Economics. Participant of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in the field of energy security and innovation organised by the US Department of State. He gained professional experience working as a consultant and market analyst in the field of regulatory and investment risks as well as public affairs advisory for the energy companies. In 2015-2016, he worked at the Ministry of Energy in the Oil and Gas Department. In 2016-2018, he was the energy attaché at the Permanent Representation of Poland to the European Union in Brussels. From 2019 at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy, where he deals with the Internal Energy Market. He is also an author of publications on EU energy policy and advocacy of economic interests in the EU.