3rd Industry Forum

Karpacz, 8th-10th December 2017

The Industry Forum will be a platform for exchange of views and a meeting place for nearly 700 people – representatives of large and medium-sized companies, public administration, media and experts, both from Poland and abroad.

Directions of Reconstruction and Development of Industry in Europe

  • 8th-10th December 2017
  • Hotel Gołębiewski**** Cofrerence Centre ul. Karkonoska 14, 58-540 Karpacz, Poland

Tentative Agenda:

Day 1:
  • arrival
  • plenary session
  • thematic tracks – debates, workshops, lectures, presentations
  • Awards Ceremony
Day 2:
  • plenary session
  • thematic tracks – debates, debates, workshops, lectures, presentations
  • reception

Day 3:

  • recreational programme – local local sightseeing tour, winter sport activities
  • departure

Programme Outline:

  • Energy and Environment • Energy Security as a Challenge for European Industry • Zero Energy Buildings - Is It Possible? • Is a Sunny Future Awaiting Us? Perspectives on the Solar Energy Market Development • Energy Mix of the Future. How to Respond to the Needs of the New Economy? • Recycling 2.0 - How Digitization Revolutionizes Waste Management • How the Capacity Market and Negawatts Support the Energy Transformation in Poland • Electric Cars - the Future of Motorization or a Dream? • Towards Innovative Energy - Modern Models of Traditional Corporate Strategies • Cleaner Coal - Is It Real or Is It a Dream?
  • Economy and Society • (R)evolution of Industrial Cities - Memory or Challenge of the Future ? • Food Quality - Can the Visegrad Group be Successful? • The Ports of the Baltic Sea – Cooperation and Development • Industrial Potential of Small Towns • Prospects of the Economic Cooperation with Caspian Region – Chances and Threats • Workers from Ukraine – a Recipe for Staffing Gaps in Industry? • Automotive Industry – Transport Dilemmas of the 21st Century Society • Family Business as Usual! Family Companies as a Guarrantor of Economic Safety and Prosperity • Stop Unfair Competition. It’s Time for a EU-wide Agreement Against Aggressive Tax Optimisation • Cheap Labour is Not Enough Any More. What Drives Economic Growth • The Influence of Industry’s Robotisation on Labour Market
  • Innovations and New Economy • Local Governments as a Co-Founders of Science and Technology Parks • ITS in Urban Transport • Comprehensive Smart Home Solutions for Buildings - Necessity or Whim? • Local Brand versus Global Brand • Medical 3D Printing, Prosthetics and Transplantology: Will • We Keep Technology in Poland? • Industry 4.0 - Revolution or Evolution? • Solutions and Services for the Medical and Pharmaceutical Industries in the Face of New Technological Challenges • The Impact of Economic Investment on the Development of the Health Industry • The challenge of digitalisation of healthcare and e-health
    • Investments and Development • Crowdfunding - A Means to Set your Idea in Motion? • Digital Transformation of Manufacturing Companies • Is "Good Idea" a Good Idea? - New Government Project • Electromobility - from Concept to Implementation • Finances and European Industry – What Next, after Brexit? • How to Attract Possible Investors? Creating the Investment Climate by the Local Governments • How Regions Can Effectively Acquire Investments? • How to Widen the Sphere of Influence Beyond the Borders of a Country? Challenges and Opportunities for Young Investors • Capital Does Have a Nationality. Are We Headed for a De-globalisation? • Polish Concept of Cosmos • From a Local Idea to the Global Success – a Way to Successful Internationalisation • Development of the Transport Infrastructure in Europe as the Main and Significant Factor of the Economic Progress • Special Economic Zones and Investment Zones in Poland in the New Release • Strengthening the Branch of Arms Industry in Central and Eastern Europe
    • Production and Management • Data Security in Manufacturing Companies • Small or Medium but Competitive. What is the Key to Success of SMEs? • Making a Fashion Business Successful. European Garment Industry • Topical Problems, Perspectives and Realities of Training Engineers • The Markets of the Furniture Industry in the European Countries – Domestic Production vs. Integration • The Current State and Challenges of the European Brewing Industry • A Happy Employee Makes a Healthy Industry – Strategies for Modern Work Environment
    • Tourism and Leisure • Back to the Origins – Geological Tourism • Internet advertising market belongs to Google and Facebook. What about the smaller players? • The Way to Revitalise the Region. On the (Post)Industrial Tourism Pathway • Cultural Tourism - How to Use the Potential of the Region?
  • In order to participate in the Industry Forum, please fill in the registration form available at www.economic-forum.pl. Please be advised that the registration consists of two stages.
  • Additionally, we offer accommodation packages that can be booked in the second stage of the registration.

Partner of 3rd Industry Forum

Karpacz – The Host Town

Substantive partner:

The Employers’ Organization of Polish Copper (Związek Pracodawców Polska Miedź) was established in 1996 by KGHM Polska Miedź SA capital group, a leading producer of copper and silver. We are the biggest, independent and not-for-profit regional employers’ organization whose goal is to represent and protect employers’ interests in the Lower Silesia (Poland). In its mission, the Employers’ Organization of Polish Copper pledged to protect entrepreneurs from excessive employee privileges and engage in dialogue with government and trade unions.


Air Liquide. World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with more than 67,000 employees and serves more than 3 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902. Air Liquide is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (compartment A) and is a member of the CAC 40, Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 50 and FTSE 4 Good indexes.

FAMUR Group is a producer and supplier of machinery and equipment used in the mining industry all over the world. We specialize in longwall, roadheading, underground and surface transport systems, open-pit mining machines as well as equipment for mass transport and bulk material handling. Thanks to integration with KOPEX Group we have become a national leader and ready to face global challenges stronger than ever. FAMUR Group is part of TDJ SA.

FIBARO is a Polish brand from the Internet of Things industry providing construction automatics solutions. FIBARO’s system is amongst the most advanced wireless smart home systems worldwide, available in over 100 countries. FIBARO is a system fully created, developed and produced in Poland. FIBARO’s mission is to enrich the lives of people all over the world through the provision of comfortable, friendly and safe home space.


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