About The Polish Chemistry Congress

Dear Sirs,

The Polish Chemistry Congress is one of the most important events of the chemical industry in Poland and a great opportunity to exchange experiences and to present innovative ideas and strategies for the chemical industry. Apart from general issues, thematic sessions proposed by us are based on current topics being the subject of work of the Polish Chemical Industry Association (PIPC) and its associated commissions.

The success of the previous editions of this event showed how necessary it is for the Polish chemical sector to create a platform for discussions and an exchange of experiences in the field of technological solutions, the performance of investment processes, process safety, innovations and the impact of the legal and economic environment.

During the previous editions of the Congress, our guests were outstanding representatives of the world of business, science, business organisations, politics and the biggest companies of the Polish chemical sector.

We believe that, like in previous years, the Congress will be an exceptional event and its participants will again appreciate the high level of debates and the excellent organisation of meetings.


Join us at the Congress!

Tomasz Zieliński, Ph.D., Eng.
President of the Management Board of the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry

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8TH POLISH CHEMISTRY CONGRESS IN A TV ONLINE FORM!

#CHEMISTRYfortheFUTURE – the most important event in the Polish industry!

This year’s edition of the biggest Polish industry event will open up in the TV online formula! The European Green Deal and the corona virus pandemic are main topics discussed now by the European industry. Challenges laying ahead of us are no longer foggy visions. They are our “yesterday’s” to do tasks. We have two solutions now - we will start to be aware of the momentum or we can start slowly closing down national industry. Participants of 8th Polish Chemistry Congress, organized by the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry (PIPC), will face up questions focusing on the future of the chemical industry, its role in the modern world, and try to decide which path of the European transformation is the winning one.

16th of June #ChemistryfortheFuture will become our present!

What will the future of chemistry be? Are green trends one way ticket to an early end of the chemical sector? What can chemistry do for our common future? What is the role of chemistry in the switch to green transformation? What is chemistry of the future supposed to be? Hydrogen or renewable energy sources? Circular economy or chemical recycling? Virtual systems which give real safety? Digitalization, optimalisation or monetization? Is there any environmentally friendly transport? These are only a few of questions which will be asked during the congress, taking place in a modern online studio.

The agenda of the 8th Congress is really diversified, as in previous years. The Polish Chamber of the Chemical Industry, once again, proves that chemistry is a crucial topic and each of us should be a part of it. We are benefiting from its solutions, often without even realizing it.

“We are no longer talking about some future solutions, there are no longer vague visions. Our conversations about “somebody, someday” or „in next 20 years” should go to the past. Today we are talking about existing  products. We use this products extensively, often beyond awareness of the origin of it. We are not talking about distant ideas. We are talking about here and now. The future doesn’t start today, it started yesterday and we are aware of it. It is the best explanation of the 8th Congress quote - #ChemistryfortheFuture” – said Tomasz Zieliński, Ph.D., President of the Board in the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry, Polish Chemistry Congress organizer.

There is no future without the chemistry. There won’t be a technological development, an environmental protection or new scientific discoveries without changing consumer habits. Modern, friendly, green world can’t exist without chemistry. Does it sound ridiculous? Perhaps, but PIPC’s team proved to us many times that they know their job. The choice of topics and questions which will be asked, does confirm it. The event will be divided into three blocks  - Green Transformation, Safety and Competitiveness of Polish Chemistry and Civilisation Development.

Politicians, CEO’s and board members of the biggest chemical industry companies, sectoral experts and scientists will be dealing with plenty of different thematic areas. Strategy and competitiveness of the sector, hydrogen revolution, circular economy monetization, sustainability of chemical products, green transport, food safety, chemistry 4.0 and security are only a few from the burning topics. Green Deal will only be the leitmotive of all #ChemistryfortheFuture” talks. “Chemicals are crucial to achieving European Green Deal goals. Chemical processes and products are present in every industrial ecosystem in Europe today. It makes chemistry crucial to undergoing the green transformation. Today, chemistry creates the basic elements which are needed to build solar panels, electric batteries, wind turbines or various shades of hydrogen. Chemistry really provides for basic, everyday needs of every society - from clothing, through drugs, food to telecoms and IT. Unfortunately, it is easy for consumers to forget that chemistry has also its bright "side”, and at the same time the industry rarely reminds us of it. More than a year of living through the Covid-19 pandemic had shown us the crucial role chemical sector plays in producing basic products needed to survive this unprecedented public health crisis. Processes and products make us an important player in the economic recovery after Covid-19. It is also a good time to show our role in the economy - not only numbers, but numeratively, really specific examples, showing that there would be no modern world without chemistry - describes Tomasz Zieliński, Ph.D., President of the Board of the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry, organizer of the Congress.

Below you will find some of the most important areas and questions that will be discussed during the Congress:  

1. STRATEGIC OR INDISPENSABLE

What role does the Polish Chemistry play? It is a sector of the economy, which creates more than 320 000 jobs, with 20% input in the national industry. Does chemical sector really need to be recognized as strategic or maybe “titles” are not that important? Do we have to take responsibility for the future of national economy? What is more important for our future?

2. GREEN TRANSFORMATION OF THE CHEMICAL

What is chemical industry’s real role in Europe’s going through the green transformation? Is reconciliation of ambitious Green Deal goals with daily working of the chemical sector all possible? We are facing the biggest, since The Marshall Plan, project of the European industry recovery. Is it the last moment to understand the role that chemistry plays? And shall we take responsibility for our own development? What role should the administration play in the transformation?

3. INVESTMENTS – BUSINESS BRAVERY OR SAFETY SOLUTIONS

What are the goods we should be investing in uncertain times? What way to choose – green trends or investments in high rated solutions? Is there a contradiction in chemical industry between eco and development of profitable directions? Where should we look for additional financing?

4. HYDROGEN ECONOMY

Is “H” the most important letter in the Polish economy alphabet or another, short time trend? Do investment in the most popular molecule and the cleanest fuel have a deep business and environmental meaning? Does chemical industry should invest in such volatile substance? What role should Poland, as a third European hydrogen producer, play on the alternative source energy field?

5. CIRCULAR ECONOMY – HOW TO TURN IDEA INTO BUSINESS

Are we ready to implement assumptions of the new European economy model, after only a few years from its announcement? What changes have we observed when approaching our business partners? Why national government and part of users are still afraid of chemical recycling? How to turn European ideas into real profits?

6. CLEAN TRANSPORT

Low-emission transport – is it a new consumer trend or the only way to avoid huge environmental costs? How do solutions that are still refined in the B2C sphere and are sometimes unreliable, translate into competitive and trouble-free B2B? Can we afford to stay with today’s solutions?

7. SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY

Can we be more sustainable? What else can industry that is critical to achieving zero-emission targets in less than 3 decades do? How are we supposed to compete in business with the rest of the world? It is only us - the Europeans – that are burdened with increasing costs and limited by more and more restrictive regulations. How to fight with myths and black PR, which creates false image? Chemistry is one of the most regulated, innovative sectors. There would be no development of the entire society without it – why does everybody tend to forget about it?

8. 4.0 - OUR TODAY

How do technologies of the future transform our everyday functioning? Safety, optimization of processes, or maybe convenience are the greatest values that we will derive from moving our business to the world of the fourth industrial revolution? How have the last months changed our approach and the importance of cloud solutions? Are we going to learn how to use their full potential?

Last year's momentum of the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry action and the success of the virtual Congress, the content of which reached over 1,000,000 users, made it possible to assume a priori - that this year will just be as interesting as ever! We will keep you updated on the details of the agenda.

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AGENDA

09.00

OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE 8TH POLISH CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CONGRESS

 

 

Tomasz Zieliński, Ph.D., Eng.

President of the Management Board of the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry

Zbigniew Leszczyński

Member of the Management Board, Development, PKN ORLEN S.A, Chairman of the PIPC Council

Grzegorz Kądzielawski, Ph.D.

Vice President of the board, Grupa Azoty S.A.

09:15

Keynote speech

 

 

Tomasz Zieliński, Ph.D., Eng.

President of the Management Board of the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry

09.25

THEMATIC BLOCK 1: GREEN TRANSFORMATION

09.25

SPECIAL GUEST

 
Jarosław Gowin

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Development, Labour and Technology

Moderator: Tomasz Zieliński, Ph.D., Eng.

President of the Management Board of the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry

09.30

1ST STRATEGIC DEBATE: #CHEMISTRYfortheFUTURE AS THE KEY TO THE GREEN TRANSFORMATION

 

 

Henryk Kubiczek

Director of the Research and Analysis Center, Grupa Azoty S.A.

Adam B. Czyżewski, Ph.D.

Chief Economist, PKN ORLEN S.A.

Tomasz Zieliński, Ph.D., Eng.

President of the Management Board of the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry

Moderator: Wojciech Jakóbik

Editor in Chief, Biznesalert.pl

09.55

SPECIAL GUEST

 
Dr. Martin Brudermüller

President of Cefic, BASF CEO

Moderator: Tomasz Zieliński, Ph.D., Eng.

President of the Management Board of the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry

10.05

TALKS WITH AN EXPERT

 

 

Józef Węgrecki

Member of the Management Board for Operations, PKN ORLEN S.A.

Grzegorz Jóźwiak

Director of the Alternative Fuels Implementation Office, PKN ORLEN S.A.

Moderator: Tomasz Zieliński, Ph.D., Eng.

President of the Management Board of the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry

10.20

1ST PANEL: HYDROGEN – A REMEDY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY CHALLENGES?

 

 

Grzegorz Jóźwiak

Director of the Alternative Fuels Implementation Office, PKN ORLEN S.A.

Bruno Roche

Vice President, ABB Energy Industries France

Dario Guliani

Proposal & Sales Manager, KT – Kinetics Technology SpA

Moderator: Tomasz Zieliński, Ph.D., Eng.

President of the Management Board of the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry

10.40

SPECIAL GUEST

 
Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński

Ministry of Climate and Environment, Undersecretary of State

Moderator: Tomasz Zieliński, Ph.D., Eng.

President of the Management Board of the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry

10.50

2ND PANEL: THE POTENTIAL OF THE POLISH CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IN THE HYDROGEN REVOLUTION

 

 

Grzegorz Kądzielawski, Ph.D.

Vice President of the board, Grupa Azoty S.A.

Jarosław Wróbel

Vice President of the Management Board for Investments and Innovation, Grupa LOTOS S.A.

Piotr Naimski

Secretary of State, Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure

Moderator: Michał Andruszkiewicz

Counsel, Advocate, Department of Energy and Infrastructure Projects, CMS

11.15

TALKS WITH AN EXPERT

 

 

Andrea Vena

Vice President, Maire Tecnimont Europe

Moderator: Tomasz Zieliński, Ph.D., Eng.

President of the Management Board of the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry

11.25

3RD PANEL: CIRCULAR ECONOMY - HOW TO TURN IDEAS INTO REALITY

 

 

Katarzyna Ruczka

Manager for Cooperation with public administration and industry organizations, Grupa Azoty S.A.

Zbigniew Warmuz

Chairman of the Board, Synthos S.A.

Michał Łukawski

Customer Manager, Packaging & Specialty Plastics, DOW Polska sp. z o.o.

Moderator: Anna Zalewska, Ph.D., Eng.

Senior Expert, Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry

11.45

SPECIAL GUEST

 
Bjorn Hansen

Executive Director, ECHA

Moderator: Tomasz Zieliński, Ph.D., Eng.

President of the Management Board of the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry

11.55

4TH Panel: SUSTAINABLE #CHEMISTRYfortheFUTURE

 

 

Olga Dzilińska-Pietrzak

Plenipotentiary of the Management Board for energy and climate regulation and MiFID 2, Grupa Azoty S.A.

Agata Kruszec, Ph.D.

Sustainability Manager, BASF Polska

Ermanno Filippi

CTO, CASALE

Valerio Coppini

Chemical Engineer, Vice President Business Development, NextChem

Moderator: Marcin S. Wnukowski, Ph.D.

Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

12.20

5TH Panel: THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY AS THE DRIVER OF LOW-EMISSION TRANSPORT

 

 

Wojciech Kozłowski

Development Office Director, PKN ORLEN S.A.

Konrad Wójtowicz

President of the Management Board, Polish Association of Tank Wash

Krzysztof Ciak-Brzeziński

Director of the Dow Polyurethane Systems Division, responsible for Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans, DOW Polska Sp. z o.o.

Moderator: Anna Zalewska, Ph.D., Eng.

Senior Expert, Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry

12.40

TALKS WITH AN EXPERT

 

 

Agnieszka Skorupińska

Partner, Advocate, Leader in Environmental Protection Law Practice, CMS

Moderator: Klaudia Kleps

Coordinator of the Advocacy and Legislation Department, Senior Expert, Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry

13.00

THEMATIC BLOCK 2: DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESS IN CIVILISATION

13.00

SPECIAL GUEST

 

 

Marco Mensink

Director General of the European Chemical Industry Council - Cefic

Moderator: Tomasz Zieliński, Ph.D., Eng.

President of the Management Board of the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry

13.10

2ND STRATEGIC DEBATE: #CHEMISTRYfortheFUTURE AS THE BASIS OF A MODERN ECONOMY

 

 

Wojciech Satora

Director of Technological Innovation Projects, Azoty S.A. Group

Wojciech Kozłowski

Development Office Director, PKN ORLEN S.A.

Marcin Wasilewski

Vice President Industrial Automation, ABB (PL, CZ, HU)

Moderator: Miłosz Tomasik

Legal Counsel, Local Partner, DWF

13.30

6TH PANEL: #INVESTMENTSfortheFUTURE

 

 

Jacek Mendelewski

Member of the Board, ANWIL S.A

prof. dr hab. Witold Grzebisz

Nature University of Poznan

Tomasz Zieliński, Ph.D., Eng.

President of the Management Board of the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry

Moderator: Karol Bujoczek

Editor in Chief, Top Agrar Polska

13.55

TALKS WITH AN EXPERT

 

 

Seung Chul Lee

President and Chief Operating Officer, Hyundai Engineering Co.,Ltd.

Moderator: Tomasz Zieliński, Ph.D., Eng.

President of the Management Board of the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry

14.05

7TH PANEL: #CHEMISTRYfortheFUTURE – HOW TO IMPLEMENT INVESTMENTS EFFECTIVELY?

 

 

Grzegorz Czul

CEO, FLUOR S.A.

Andrzej Ziółkowski, Ph.D.

President, Office of Technical Inspection

Moderator: Anna Zalewska, Ph.D, Eng.

Senior Expert, Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry

14.20

TALKS WITH AN EXPERT

 

 

dr Stefan Steinmeyer

Product Manager, Dräger

Moderator: Tomasz Zieliński, Ph.D., Eng.

President of the Management Board of the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry

14.30

8TH PANEL: DIGITAL FACTORY – INTELLIGENT INDUSTRY

 

 

Zbigniew Jasiński

Vice President of the Board, FLUOR S.A.

Michał Motyka

Head of Sales and Marketing, Dräger Polska Sp. z o.o.

Arkadiusz Sułek

CEO, PROZAP Sp. z o.o.

Moderator: dr hab. inż. Mariusz Hetmańczyk

Market Contact Team Manager, Future Industry Platform

14.50

TALKS WITH AN EXPERT

 

 

Tomasz Radomski

Senior Account Manager Business Development, Honeywell Sp. z o.o.

Marta Kapała

Strategy&Marketing Manager CEE, Honeywell Sp. z o.o.

Moderator: Marcin Przygudzki

Chief Specialist, Coordinator of the Chemistry 4.0 Project, Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry

15.00

9TH PANEL: CHEMISTRY 4.0 – OUR PRESENT

 

 

Piotr Marczuk

Director Government Relations, Honeywell Sp. z o.o.

Daniel Filipek

EAM Sales Manager, Infor Polska Sp. z o.o.

Leszek Grochowski

Head of the Digital Transformation Department, Emerson Process Management Sp. z o.o.

Moderator: Marcin Przygudzki

Chief Specialist, Coordinator of the Chemistry 4.0 Project, Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry

15.20

10TH PANEL: INVESTING IN INNOVATIONS - IS IT PROFITABLE?

 

 

Tomasz Węsierski

Deputy Director of the Research and Development Center, Azoty S.A. Group

Łukasz Grabiński

Director of the Strategy, Development and Innovation Area, ANWIL S.A.

Moderator: dr inż. Paweł Bielski

Director, Łukasiewicz Research Network - Industrial Chemistry Research Institute

15.40

TALKS WITH AN EXPERT

 

 

Katarzyna Byczkowska

CEO, BASF Polska Sp. z o. o.

Moderator: Agnieszka Oleksyn-Wajda

Legal Counsel, Director of the Institute of Sustainable Development and Environment, Lazarski University

16.00

THEMATIC BLOCK 3: SECURITY AND COMPETITIVENESS OF THE POLISH CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

16.00

SPECIAL GUEST

 
Andrzej Sadoś

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Poland to the EU

Moderator: Tomasz Zieliński, Ph.D., Eng.

President of the Management Board of the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry

16.10

3RD STRATEGIC DEBATE: #CHEMISTRYfortheFUTURE – SAFETY AND COMPETITIVENESS

 

 

dr Andrzej Niewiński

CEO, Azoty Polyolefins S.A. Group

Armen Konrad Artwich

Member of the Management Board for Corporate Affairs, PKN ORLEN S.A.

Joanna Pietrasik

Managing Director for Trade and Logistics, KGHM Polska Miedź S.A.

Moderator: Agnieszka Skorupińska

Partner, attorney-at-law, Environmental Law Practice Leader, CMS law firm

16.35

SPECIAL GUEST

 

 

Stanisław Bukowiec

Member of the Polish Parliament

Moderator: Tomasz Zieliński, Ph.D., Eng.

President of the Management Board of the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry

16.40

TALKS WITH AN EXPERT

 

 

dr Grzegorz Kądzielawski

Vice President of the Board, Azoty S.A. Group

Moderator: Tomasz Zieliński, Ph.D., Eng.

President of the Management Board of the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry

16.50

11TH PANEL: THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL VS THE POLISH CHEMICAL INDUSTRY’S COMPETITIVENESS

 

 

Olga Dzilińska-Pietrzak

Plenipotentiary of the Management Board for energy and climate regulation and MiFID 2, Azoty S.A. Group

Zbigniew Warmuz

CEO, Synthos S.A.

dr hab. inż. Arkadiusz Kamiński

Expert, Area of ​​the Management Board Member for Operations PKN ORLEN S.A.

Moderator: dr Dominik Wałkowski

Advocate, Partner, Wardyński i Wspólnicy sp. k. Law Firm

17.10

TALKS WITH AN EXPERT

 

 

Robert Jeszke

Manager of the Strategy, Analysis and Auction Team, LIFE Climate CAKE PL Project Coordinator, LIFE VIIEW 2050 Project Coordinator, National Center for Emissions Management and Balancing, Institute of Environmental Protection - National Research Institute

Moderator: Klaudia Kleps

Senior Expert, Coordinator of the Advocacy and Legislation Division, Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry

17.20

12TH PANEL: EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL – HOW TO TACKLE THE CHALLENGES?

 

 

dr inż. Sylwia Pawlak

Director of Innovation, LOTOS S.A. Group

Paolo Mazzara

Head of Department of Proposals and Prequalification, NextChem

Aleksander Korytowski

Technical Advisor, Hydrogen Utopia / Sweco Polska

Moderator: dr inż. Tomasz Zieliński

President of the Management Board of the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry

17.40

13TH PANEL: ENERGY SECURITY VS INDUSTRY STABILITY

 

 

Wojciech Kozłowski

Director of the Development Office, PKN ORLEN S.A.

Jacek Misiejuk

Managing Director, Enel X Polska Sp. Zoo.

Tomasz Kosik

General Director, Emerson Process Management Sp. z o.o.

Moderator: Krzysztof Sikorski

LL.M., Legal Counsel, WKB

18.00

SUMMARY OF THE 8TH POLISH CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CONGRESS

 

 

Tomasz Zieliński Ph.D. Eng. MBA

President of the Management Board of the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry