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

Karpacz is a charming tourist town situated at the foot of the Karkonosze mountains and their highest peak. Outstanding values, numerous tourist attractions and proper management attract almost a million of tourists every year. The town offers very good conditions for leisure. The accommodation base of the town comprises approximately 15 thousand bed places in facilities of various type and standard. In the town, quiet boarding houses for family trips, resorts for organised groups as well as luxury hotels for demanding tourists and business guests are available.

Strategic Partner:

KGHM is among the top world’s largest producers of copper and silver with more than 55 years of experience in mining, smelting and refining. Beyond copper and silver, KGHM extracts molybdenum, nickel, gold, palladium and platinum and produces rhenium. The company’s production assets and projects are located on three continents. KGHM’s core operations are situated in Poland. The most significant foreign operation – Sierra Gorda mine – is situated  in Chile. KGHM Group employs over 34 000 people.

Thematic 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.

Materialise incorporates more than 25 years of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services, which together form the backbone of the 3D printing industry. Materialise’s open and flexible solutions enable players in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build innovative 3D printing applications that aim to make the world a better and healthier place. Headquartered in Belgium, with branches worldwide, Materialise combines the largest group of software developers in the industry with one of the largest 3D printing facilities in the world. For additional information, please visit: www.materialise.com.

PKN ORLEN is an international oil and energy group, the largest company in Central and Eastern Europe, and the only Polish name in the prestigious ‘Fortune 500’ list of the world’s largest companies. It owns integrated infrastructure capable of processing more than 30 million tonnes per year of various crude oils, marketing its products through the CEE region’s largest retail network of nearly 2,700 service stations. Having consistently expanded its power and heat generation capacity, PKN ORLEN now has generation assets in Poland, the Czech Republic and Lithuania. In the upstream segment it has its own oil and gas (2P) reserves in Poland and Canada, estimated at close to 114 million boe as at the end of 2016.

Polowiec i Wspólnicy sp. j. specializes in legal services for entrepreneurs. Scope of services covers all aspects of business activity, including projects related to power sector, contracts, restructuring, construction. We have vast experience and expertise in business and strategic advice. We provide services both within the territory of Poland and abroad. We run offices in Kraków and Gliwice. We connect practice and science, members of our team are authors of many scientific publications.

The company is a manufacturer of special purpose machine tools for machining of railway wheel sets and belongs to the top companies, functioning in this line of business on the global market. The company is also a recognized and highly valued supplier of large-size machine tools for users in machine-building, power generation, shipbuilding, metallurgical, aerospace and defence industries. The share of export in the total sales is 70-80%.

Supra Brokers is a leading broker on the Polish insurance brokerage market. Invariably since 1999, we manage risk and provide comprehensive brokerage services at the highest level. We provide dedicated and tailored innovative insurance solutions.

We are a producer of cold meats specializing in pork and poultry and have over 26 years of experience in meat production. We own three meat processing plants in Poland: Ujeździec Maly, Slawa and Bielsko-Biała. The main facility in Ujeździec is one of the most advanced cold meat manufacturing plants in Europe. Our mission is to craft premium cold meats of superior quality and exceptional taste.

The Industrial Development Agency Joint Stock Company (IDA) is a state-owned company. It has played an important role in the transformation of the Polish economy by responding to the most vital needs of industry, saving thousands of jobs and modernizing large and medium-size enterprises. Today, within the Group of Polish Development Fund, IDA cooperates with key Polish institutions supporting entrepreneurs and provides solutions for current needs and business challenges.

Walter Herz is a leading Polish entity operating in the commercial real estate sector. The company provides comprehensive, specialized investment consulting services, providing full service to companies and institutions related to the real estate market. WH advisors assist clients in finding and leasing space, commercialization of investments, and project management and administration. The agency is affiliated with organizations and associations supporting the development of BPO/SSC sector in Poland.

Zakłady Ceramiczne “Bolesławiec” Sp. z o.o. is a leading manufacturer of hand-decorated ceramics in Lower Silesia. The tableware we manufacture is hand-shaped and decorated using one-of-its-kind stamped technique. The Bolesławiec ceramics have been manufactured for many centuries from natural stoneware clays, the beds of which can be found near Bolesławiec. The first ceramic vessels were made in the town as early as in the Middle Ages.