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Speakers

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.

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.

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).

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

Katarzyna Barańska

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

Katarzyna Barańska

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).

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.

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.

Jan-Peter Born

Chairman working group Residues of the Dutch Waste Management Association

Jan-Peter Born

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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)

Maciej Galiński

Director of the Institute of Chemistry and Technical Electrochemistry

Maciej Galiński

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Agnieszka Jakubiak

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

Agnieszka Jakubiak

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.

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.

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)

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.

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.

Maciej Koński

Grupa Polsat Plus, Projekt Wodorowy

Maciej Koński

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

Jakub Koper

Deputy Director of the Educational Research Institute

Jakub Koper

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.

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.

Artur Kozłowski

Director of the Łukasiewicz Research Network − Institute of Innovative Technologies EMAG

Artur Kozłowski

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Artur Labus

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

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Marcin Parchomiuk

Deputy Director of Research and Commercialization at Łukasiewicz-Electrotechnical Institute

Marcin Parchomiuk

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

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)

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.

Delfina Rogowska

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

Delfina Rogowska

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) .

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

Mateusz Stańczyk

Advocate. Partner at SMM Legal

Mateusz Stańczyk

Advocate. Partner at SMM Legal
How to finance the hydrogen economy wisely with public funds? (18.05.2022 |13:00-13:50) How to balance the interests of an infrastructure operator and its users in a decarbonized economy? (18.05.2022 | 14:20-15:20)
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.

Jörg Steinbach

Minister for Economic Affairs, Labour and Energy – State of Brandenburg

Jörg Steinbach

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

Beata Szymanowska

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

Beata Szymanowska

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

Maria Śmietanka

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

Maria Śmietanka

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.

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.

Nurettin Tekin

Hydrogen Product Manager KAWASAKI Gas Turbine Europe GmbH

Nurettin Tekin

Hydrogen Product Manager KAWASAKI Gas Turbine Europe GmbH
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)
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.

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.

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.

Tomoho Umeda

President of Hynfra, Chairman of the Hydrogen Technologies Committee of the Polish Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Board of the ‘Hydrogen Poland’ Association

Tomoho Umeda

President of Hynfra, Chairman of the Hydrogen Technologies Committee of the Polish Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Board of the ‘Hydrogen Poland’ Association
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)
He is an entrepreneur and strategic advisor. He specialises in promoting and researching new green technologies. He has advised management boards of companies from various industries, incl. chemical, energy, waste management, teleinformatics and pharmaceuticals. He specialises in crisis management, investor relations and B2B, B2G, B2E. He is an expert and promoter in the field of hydrogen technologies and large-scale solutions in the field of renewable energy. He focuses on accelerating market and technological progress towards climate neutrality. The founder and president of Hynfra, is a member of Hydrogen Europe, European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, co-founder and board member of the Polish ‘Hydrogen Poland’ Association, and a lecturer at the Master of Business Administration (MBA) − Hydrogen Technology Management at Collegium Humanum.

Paweł Wanatowicz

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

Paweł Wanatowicz

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.

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.

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.

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’.

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.

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.

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

Józef Zajkowski

THE MAYOR OF THE SOKOŁY COMMUNE

Józef Zajkowski

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

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.

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.

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.