BALTEXPO 2023 Conference Agenda

Day 1 – 10 October 2023 r.

10:00 – 10:30

Main stage (Hall A)

Official opening ceremony

HOST:Sergiusz Ryczel

Marek Gróbarczyk – Minister of Infrastructure
Bogdan Borusewicz – Deputy Speaker of the Senate
Leszek Bonna – Deputy Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship
Piotr Grzelak – Vice President of Gdańsk
Andrzej Bojanowski – President of the International Fair of Gdańsk SA

10:30 – 11:00

Main stage (Hall A)

Golden Anchors award ceremony

The “Golden Anchor” awards will be presented in the following categories:
Shipbuilding Industry / Offshore / Infrastructure / Military / Innovation/ Personality

11:00 – 11:40

Main stage (Hall A)

Key aspects of maritime economy development in the new geopolitical situation – Introduction to the opening conference debate

INTRODUCTION:Sjors Berns – Head of the European Port Group at DELOITTE
Dr Jacek Bartosiak – Head of Strategy & Future

11:40 – 12:50

Main stage (Hall A)

Conference opening debate: geopolitical significance of the maritime economy – can anything still surprise us?

MODERATOR:Krzysztof Wojtowicz – Deloitte

COMMENTATOR:Dr Jacek Bartosiak – Head of Strategy & Future

Bogdan Borusewicz – Deputy Speaker of the Senate
Jan Sechter – Acting Chair of the Transportation Section
Ole Toft – Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark

13:00 – 14:30

Conference Center I floor, room 2

30th Anniversary Of The Maritime Forum

ORGANIZER:Maritime Forum

Invitation-only event

13:00 – 15:00

Conference Center I floor, room 3

Reskilling in offshore wind

14:45 – 16:00

Main stage (Hall A)

Coastal security, transport routes, and critical infrastructure safety of baltic states in light of current threats – scenarios, challenges, demands

PARTNER:Kazimierz Pułaski Foundation

INTRODUCTION & MODERATION:Dr Tomasz Smura – Board Member and Program Director of the Kazimierz Pułaski Foundation

Vice Admiral Jarosław Ziemiański – Inspector of the Polish Navy/Representative of the Ministry of National Defense (MON)
Cezary Cierzan – Director of the Department of Maritime Technologies – PGZ S.A.
Kajetan Grzejszczak – Member of the Management Board of Saab Technologies Poland Sp. z o. o.
Thomas Leistiko – Vice President Sales, TERMA
Andreas Olsson – Expert in strategic planning and development analytics at the SAAB Group

The aim of the debate is to discuss the growing need for maritime security. How prepared are we to ensure the safety of the Polish economy, which depends on resources, goods, and components delivered by sea? Is the protection of maritime transport routes sufficient to maintain freedom of the seas and navigational safety? What are the requirements for a modern navy commensurate with its ambitions and capabilities? Are we, as Poland, prepared to fulfill our obligations as a NATO member to maintain the necessary capabilities for alliance operations?


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Regionalny Business Support – networking coctail

Day 2 – 11 October 2023 r.

10:00 – 14:00

Conference CenterI floor, room 2

Zero-emission technologies in the maritime industry

ORGANIZER:Polish Agency For Enterprise Development

Invitation-only event

11:00 – 15:00

Main stage (Hall A)

STARTUP Zone powered by Infoshare – presentations

11.00 – 12.30 BLOCK I:AllAbout, Ampros, CircuTech, Combat drone for Special Forces “VAL”, Edelo, Flint Systems, Glass-Link Sensor Networks, Jungle AI, MobileMonitoring – an autonomous water quality monitoring system

13.30 – 15.00 BLOCK II:mTAP Smart City, Nanoseen, Quantum Cybersecurity Group, REAKTO, Sensemore, Snarto, Surveily – Proactive EHS Safety System,, WindTAK

10:00 – 11:15

Conference CenterI floor, room 1BC

Finance and risk assessment in the maritime economy. Financing and legislative changes in the EU


INTRODUCTION:Sjors Berns – Head of Deloitte’s European Port Group

MODERATOR:Kamil Janczyk – Director at Deloitte for Debt Advisory and Infrastructure Financin

Bartłomiej Pawlak Vicepresident of Polish Development Fund Group’s
Katarzyna Krawczyk – Director of the Finance Division of the Port of Gdańsk Authority SA
Janusz Władyczak – President of the Management Board of KUKE (Export Credit Insurance Corporation)
Michał Makowski – Financial Director of Gdańska Stocznia Remontowa SA
Jakub Płażyński – Director of the Shareholder Relations Office of Bank Pekao S.A.
Adam Żołnowski – Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Board of Baltic Hub Container Terminal Sp. z o.o.
Anita Podgórska – Expert, Trade Finance Office, Trade Finance Product Sales Team of PKO BP

11:15 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 13:15

Conference CenterI floor, room 1BC

Decarbonization of the fleet: new ambitions and challenges in the Pomeranian Technological Hub

PARTNER:Forum Okrętowe

INTRODUCTION & MODERATION:Radosław Kubiszewski – President of DNV Poland Sp. z o.o.

Grzegorz Strzelczyk – Prezes Zarządu Lotos Petrobaltic S.A.
Artur Połeć – Managing Director of Vard Engineering Gdansk Sp. z o.o.
Mariusz Maciejak – President of the Management Board of Remontowa Marine Design & Consulting Sp. z o.o.
Katarzyna Romantowska – President of the Management Board of Damen Engineering Gdańsk Sp. z o.o.
Jadwiga Sztelwander-Zięba – President of the Management Board of Deltamarin Sp. z o.o.
Mateusz Weryk – R&D Director of Maritime Advanced Research Centre- CTO S.A.

The aim of the panel discussion is to showcase the upcoming trends and changes in the shipbuilding industry. What technological trends prevail in the sector? What services and products will be in demand in the future? Highlighting the strengths of the region and the capabilities of Pomeranian companies considering upcoming challenges.

13:15 – 13:30

Coffee break

13:30 – 14:30

Conference CenterI floor, room 1BC

Investments in port infrastructure – here, now, and tomorrow

PARTNER:National Chamber of Maritime Economy

INTRODUCTION:Presentation of the report: “PORTS – VOLUMES OR QUALITATIVE CHANGES, WHERE TO FIND VALUE?” – Monika Rozmarynowska-Mrozek – Actia Forum

MODERATOR:Bogdan Ołdakowski – Actia Forum

Łukasz Malinowski – President of the Management Board, Port of Gdańsk Authority SA
Alan Aleksandrowicz – President of the Management Board, InvestGDA
Dr Eng. Capt. (Ret.) Wiesław Piotrzkowski – Director of the Maritime Office in Gdynia
Wojciech Zdanowicz – Director of the Maritime Office in Szczecin*
Małgorzata Winiarek-Gajewska – President of the Management Board, NDI Group
Andrzej Kędzior – Director of the DORACO Szczecin Branch

The aim of the panel discussion is to showcase what ports are investing in. What are the investment plans of Polish ports in the context of European trends? What is the role of ports today and tomorrow, and how does it ultimately translate into investment strategies? What are the expectations of investors and what challenges do hydrotechnical infrastructure contractors face?

14:30 – 15:15

Conference CenterI floor, room 1BC

Ports of the future – from volume to value


INTRODUCTION:Krzysztof Wojtowicz – Deloitte – mega trends, impact on trade and its structure in the future

MODERATOR:Bogdan Ołdakowski – Actia Forum

Sjors Berns – Head of Deloitte’s European Ports Group
Dr Henryk Śniegocki, Master Mariner, eng – CEO of the Polish Register of Shipping
Boris Wenzel – Founder & Chairman Terminal Industry Committee 4.0
Ross Clarke – COO & Board Member, Baltic Hub Container Terminal Sp. z o.o.
Maciej Bąk – Vice-president, Director of Finance of the Port of Gdynia Authority S.A*
Krzysztof Urbaś – CEO of the Maritime Ports Authority in Szczecin-Świnoujście SA
Kevin Gründer – Managing Director Container Terminals and Project, Duisburger Hafen AG
Aneta Szreder-Piernicka – Commercial Director of the Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority SA

The aim of the panel is to attempt to answer questions about the vision of the maritime economy. What will change in the economy and trade in the long term? Will trade volumes continue to grow? Is it volume or a completely different role for ports? What could be the future scenarios – megatrends? What will power ships in the future: coal, oil, sun, or wind?

15:15 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 – 16:10

Conference CenterI floor, room 1BC

Marine wind energy as an opportunity for the development of the maritime industry


INTRODUCTION & MODERATION:Michał Gronert – Offshore Wind Project Engineering and Due Diligence Northern Europe – Renewables Energy Systems DNV Poland Sp. z o.o.

Joanna Wis Bielewicz – Head of Market Development, Ørsted
Paweł Mawduk – Offshore Wind Project Manager
Piotr Żeglarski – Business Development Manager at Seaway 7
Andrzej Czech – Board Member at CRIST Offshore sp. z o.o
Krystian Słodzinka – Project Manager Renewables Certification at DNV
Sławomir Michaluk – Director, Construction Offshore NCE, Vestas
Piotr Czopek – Director of Regulatory Affairs of the Polish Wind Energy Association
Dr Andrzej Jerzy Montwiłł – President of the West Pomeranian Maritime Cluster

The aim is to attempt to indicate the possibilities of technology transfer and transformation in the maritime industry. What are the trends that are changing the maritime industry related to participation in offshore wind energy projects? How is the experience of the maritime industry being utilized in offshore wind energy? Are there any examples of collaboration between the offshore wind energy sector and the traditional maritime industry, including shipbuilding? Does the demand generated by offshore wind energy mobilize investments in new technologies?

16:10 – 17:00

Conference CenterI floor, room 1BC

Offshore Wind – strengths and threats to the development of the maritime industry

PARTNER:Polish Society For Offshore Wind Energy

MODERATOR:Jakub Budzyński – Polish Society For Offshore Wind Energy

Anu Eslas – Head of International Business Development – Ignitis Renewables, previously Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications for Estonia – Head of Offshore Wind
Rytis Kevelaitis – CEO of Energy Unlimited, former Deputy Minister of Energy of Lithuania
Christian Vistrup – Head of the “Polska” Working Group at Norwegian Offshore Wind
Andrzej Popadiuk – Director of the Offshore Wind Energy Center

The aim of the discussion is to create a potential roadmap for the development of national offshore wind markets in the Baltic Sea Region. What are the technical potentials and strategic development goals for offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea countries? How can we identify the primary obstacles and difficulties hindering stable sectoral growth? What is the outlook for the expansion of offshore networks within the Baltic Sea – an approach that is integrated or individual? Is the integration of transmission networks an option or a requisite for wind energy within the Baltic Sea Basin?

Day 3 – 12 October 2023 r.

9:00 – 14:00

Conference CenterI floor, room 2

70th Anniversary of the International Court Of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber Of Maritime Commerce


9.30 – 10.00 registration coffee

10.00 – 10.30
Opening and welcoming guests, speakers and conference participants.
Speeches by invited guests.
History of the International Court of Arbitration (in short) – President of MSA Zbigniew Jaś

10.30 – 12.30 I Panel
The scope of influence of the parties’ will on the arbitration proceedings – dr hab. Maria Dragun-Gertner, prof. WSB Merito University.
Arbitrator in Poland and abroad – legal advisor Bartosz Biechowski, legal advisor Tomasz Nadratowski.
The role and challenges for arbitration in resolving disputes – historically, presently and in the future – legal advisor Zbigniew Jaś.
The post-BREXIT international arbitration landscape. Are London and Paris ready? – attorney Peter Iglikowski.

12.30 – 12.45 break – coffee

12.45 – 14.00 II Panel
Arbitration during war – lawyer Piotr Nowaczyk
Facts and myths about arbitration – the perspective of an institutional arbitration court – Agnieszka Durlik, Director General of the Court of Arbitration at the National Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw.
The use of artificial intelligence systems in arbitration – Ph.D. Dorota Pić, prof. University of Gdańsk.

Honorary patronage:
Mayor of Gdynia, Mr. Wojciech Szczurek
Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, Mr. Mieczysław Struk
President of the District Court in Gdańsk, Mr. Rafał Terlecki
University of Gdansk
Maritime University of Gdynia
WSB Merito University in Gdańsk
University of Administration and Business E. Kwiatkowski in Gdynia
Pomeranian Sailing Association
National Chamber of Maritime Economy
WARTA S.A. Insurance and Reinsurance Company
MSC POLAND Sp. z o. o.
Green Management Sp. z o. o.
Zbigniew Jaś Law Firm
Gdańsk International Fair S.A. – AmberExpo

10:00 – 11:30

Conference CenterI floor, room 1BC

Security vs Transformation: Energy Dilemmas in Europe

PARTNER:Kazimierz Pułaski Foundation

INTRODUCTION & MODERATION:Sławomir Krenczyk – Executive Director, Board Member and Energy expert at Pulaski Foundation

dr hab. Mariusz Swora – Swora Legal law firm, former president of the Energy Regulatory Office
dr hab. Wojciech Drożdż. prof. US – director of the Energy Management Center of the University of Szczecin
dr hab. engineer Grzegorz Liśkiewicz, prof. PŁ – Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery, Lodz University of Technology
Dr Mateusz Muchel – lawyer in the Energy and Sustainable Development team of the law firm EY Law

The decades-old model of Europe’s energy transformation, secured by cheap gas supplies from Russia, has collapsed. The continent successfully managed the de-Russification of primary energy sources but is paying a high price for it. Another challenging winter and new obstacles lie ahead. To what extent will the energy crisis accelerate transformation, and what shape will the eventual zero-emission continent take?”

11:30 – 11:45

Coffee break

11:45 – 13:15

Conference CenterI floor, room 1BC

Educational opportunities and professional training in light of industry needs

PARTNER:Pomeranian Employers / Maritime University of Technology in Szczecin

INTRODUCTION & COMMENTARY:Dr Paweł Trawicki – Gdańsk University

MODERATOR:Tomasz Limon – Pomeranian Employers

Ryszard Dombrowski – Director of the Maritime School Complex in Gdańsk
dr hab. Artur Bejger – Vice-Rector for Science, Maritime University of Technology in Szczecin
Damian Orzeł – Head of the Department of Education and Sports, Marshal’s Office of the Pomeranian Voivodeship
Agnieszka Rodak – President of the Management Board, Rumia Invest Park President
Karolina Michalak – Recruitment and training coordinator, Stocznia Crist SA
Luccja Kalkstein – Vice-President of the Management Board of ERYK Sp. z o. o.
Piotr Siemaszko – director of Hydrotechnika DORACO sp. z o.o.

The objective of this discussion is to conduct an analysis and evaluation of the potential shifts in vocational education. How can we encourage young people to jointly create innovative career paths and convince them to attend vocational schools? What is the demand for specialized technician roles in offshore projects? Can training packages offered by future employers change the perception of this industry among young individuals? How can we effectively reach and present a credible narrative about innovations in the maritime sector, including shipbuilding techniques, space navigation, and marine energy, focusing on new technologies and trends?

12:00 – 13:00

Conference Center I floor, room 3

Integrated ShipDocs software for generating and sharing documents in ship-shore relations, reporting and keeping electronic logbooks.

ORGANIZER:Transition Technologies-Software Sp. z o. o.

12:10 – 12:25

Main stage (Hall A)

Presentation of the Golden Anchor award in the STARTUP category

13:15 – 13:30

Coffee break

13:30 – 15:00

Conference CenterI floor, room 1BC

Are Small Maritime and River Ports Destined for Success or Failure?

PARTNERS:Union Of Maritime Cities And Communities / Union Of Small Maritime Ports

INTRODUCTION:Presentation of the Report on the State of Small Maritime Ports in 2019 and 2022, by Wiesław Chabraszewski, Acting Director of the Supreme Audit Office (NIK) Delegation in Szczecin

MODERATOR:Rafał Zahorski – Plenipotentiary of the Marshal of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship for Maritime Policy

Maciej Karaś – President of the Management Board, Port of Ustka
Agnieszka Lupke – President of the Management Board, Port of Darłowo
Dr Wiesław Piotrzkowski, Master Mariner, eng. – Director of the Maritime Office in Gdynia
Kevin Gründer – Managing Director Container Terminals and Project, Duisburger Hafen AG
Adam Ślipy – CEO of Seatech Engineering Sp. z o.o.
Arkadiusz Zgliński – President of the Management Board, Elbląg Sea Port Authority SA*
Aneta Szreder-Piernicka – Commercial Director of the Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority SA

COMMENTATOR:Jerzy Wcisła – Senator of the Republic of Poland

The 2022 Supreme Audit Office (NIK) report indicates that one of the most important advantages of most small maritime ports is their multifunctionality and the potential for the development of additional port activities based on existing land resources and modernized port infrastructure. The functional weakness of these ports primarily arises from the seasonality of certain economic functions and the lack of development of complementary functions. The main threats related to the development of small ports include the lack of specific plans by some local governments to use the ports as growth poles for their immediate surroundings and limited resources that port municipalities can invest in infrastructure development.

*speaker confirmation in progress
The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the program.