Agenda of the VI Innovative Manufacturing Forum

Day I – 24 October 2018

9:00- 9:30 Opening of the Conference Presentation of the Chairmen of the EuroPOWER Energy Conference and Innovative Manufacturing Forum Advisory Boards
9:30- 11:30 "Rzeczpospolita" Inaugural Debate: Polish energy at the threshold of economy 4.0 - which source of processing should we focus on?
  • The current economic model is slowly depleting, huge factories are replacing smaller companies, based more on knowledge. How to adjust the generation units to this in view of the rising prices of CO2 emission allowances?
  • Industry 4.0 as a priority of Polish economy development
  • Development of electromobility – industry, production, infrastructure
  • Perspectives of RE development: wind in land or at sea?  Are photovoltaics pro-consumer or multi-sector? Opportunities for biogas plants and biomass power plants? Will gas energy be a stabilizer for RE?
  • What's the current state of digital processes in customer service and payments in Polish companies distributing electric energy?
  • The mechanism of the energy market allows for an effective finance model for new investments - which source should we focus on?
11:00- 11:45 Networking break
11:45- 12:40 Debate: Lack of human resources among specialists as the driving force behind transformation Speakers:
  • Jacek Siwiński, President of the Board, Velux Poland
  • Joanna Makowiecka – Gaca, CEO, Karmar S.A.*
  • Zuzanna Stasienko, HR Director , Whirlpool Poland*
12:40- 13:00 Presentation: Human capital as one of the main challenges of the production sector Trends on the work market. How can we deal with the lack and rotation of employees, how to keep the employees key for the organization?
13:00- 13:20 Case study using selected organizations as an example – Topic TBD
  • Ewa Golik, HR Business Partner, Volkswagen Poznań*
13:20- 13:35 "About production" - beginning of debates at round tables - registration of participants **
13:35- 15:15 „In the production circle” – Round table debate pt. I Discussion topics coming soon
13:35- 14:20 Round I
14:20- 14:30 Break- Participants change tables
14:30- 15:15 Round II Table I
Moderator: Witold Sugalski, Director, PwC

Day II – 25 October 2018

9:00-9:20 Introductory Presentation: Transformation from the manager’s point of view. Where are we aiming? What goals should be adopted in the strategy with long-term transformational activities in the long term? How to set achievable goals for the organization that give measurable effects?
9:20-10:40 Use-case session: How to make changes? Familiarize yourself with the Case Studies of manufacturing companies that carry out transformations. What technologies have been used in them? What business benefits have been achieved? Would this solution be implemented in your organization and get similar benefits? 9:20 – 9:40 Case 1
  • Marcin Jadczyk, President of the Board, Sor-Drew S.A.
9:40 – 10:00 Case 2
  • Krystyna Baran, President of the Board, WIŚNIOWSKI*
10:00 – 10:20 Case 3
  • Paweł Bąk, President of the Board, Cerrad*
10:20 – 10:40 Case 4
  • Maciej Adamkiewicz, President of the Board, Grupa Adamed*
10:40-11:00 Presentation: Industry 4.0 only for the largest? How small businesses are coping with changes. Key problems of SME sector companies
  • Dorota Dębińska-Pokorska, Partner, PwC
11:00-11:30 Debate: How to take on transformation The implementation of Industry 4.0 brings many benefits, however, it involves a number of challenges at the technological and organizational level. The debate presents the most common problems faced by the production plants and the ways of their elimination. Moderator:
  • Przemysław Ozga, Editor in Chief, Production Manager
  • Dorota Dębińska – Pokorska, Partner, PwC
  • Adam Holewa, Technical Managing Director, SITECH
  • Andrzej Sołdaty, Project Leader "Platform of Industry of the Future" , Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology
  • Zbigniew Warmuz, President of the Board, Synthos*
11:30- 12:00 Networking break
12:00-12:20 Use case: Automation, robotization, digitization – trends and perspectives. Using modern digital transformation tools.
12:20-12:40 Use case: Modelling, monitoring and optimizing production processes with the help of an artificial intelligence module.
12:40-13:00 Use case: Symbiosis of production companies and start-ups. Implementation of new technologies in cooperation with start ups.
  • Representative, IndustryLAB
13:00-13:30 Debate: Traditional factory vs. Factory 4.0 What technologies to invest would be profitable and bring real benefits. What are the chances and risks of investing in new technologies? How are traditional production plants presented against the background of modern factories. Can traditional production be as profitable as "technology-packed" plants? Differences in the approach to minor improvements in the company 4.0 vs in a traditional company - the weight of minor improvements vs the weight of innovation Speakers:
  • Witold Sugalski, Director, PwC
  • Wojciech Klimek, Member of the Board, FAKRO*
  • Marek Siergiej, President of the Board, PROMOTECH*
  • Stefan Życzkowski, President of the Board, ASTOR*
13:30- 13:45 "About production" - beginning of debates at round tables - registration of participants **
13:45- 15:30 „In the production circle” – Round table debate pt. II
13:45- 14:30 Round I Discussion topics coming soon
14:30-14:40 Break- Participants change tables
14:40- 15:25 Round II

*) Speakers during confirmation

**) The condition of participating during the round tables session is to register to the date set by the organizer
Update 12.09

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