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6th Home Appliance Congress

23-24 May 2024 / Lodz

CEO SUMMIT

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About The Congress

The household appliance industry has been an extremely important sector of Polish economy for many years.
The production of about 22 million devices of large and small household appliances puts Poland in the first place among European producers in this sector.

Household Appliance Congress is not only a forum to exchange ideas, but also to discuss topics crucial for the sector with important representatives and experts from home appliance industry, including government representatives. The second day of Congress consists of Business Mixer – a meeting of producers, sub-suppliers and service providers, among others startups offering innovative products and services.

Congress will be a perfect place to exchange contacts, experiences and B2B conversations.



"This year, for the sixth time, the entire Polish household appliance industry will gather in one city - Lodz - for two days. For me, taking part in the congress is not only an opportunity for purely business meetings, but also to confront my view of reality with other market participants".


Mariusz Chołyst

CEO of Electrolux Poland Ltd.

"The congress organized by our association is first and foremost an invitation to talk about the white goods industry in the broadest sense - about the problems that plague it, the opportunities that are waiting to be seized, or the new legal solutions. I firmly believe that the space for dialogue created in this way will contribute to the development of such an important sector of the Polish economy.


Wojciech Konecki

President of the Association of Employers of Household Appliances APPLiA Poland, Vice President of the National Chamber of Commerce


"The Home Appliances Congress is not only a celebration of the industry, but also a forum for the exchange of views and ideas between all participants. What I particularly appreciate about this event is the opportunity to meet with decision makers who have a real influence on the shape of economic policy in the country".


Zygmunt Łopalewski

Director of corporate communications for Whirlpool Company Poland Ltd. and Eastern Europe in EMEA



"The Home Appliances Congress is an excellent platform for exchanging views and discussing the direction of the industry. The panels and discussions with attendees provide a lot of new inspiration. This annual event is also a good opportunity to learn about the changing needs of our customers and how appliance manufacturers can respond to those needs.


Piotr Stelmachów

VP Head of Consumer Electronics w Samsung Electronics Poland


"Who are we and where are we going as an appliance industry? This question is asked not only every year at the Congress, but also in many conversations with experts, panelists and other market participants. We get fascinating, often ambiguous answers. During these conversations with industry representatives, I was able to learn about the different perspectives and outlooks that help us to build possible scenarios for the development of the home appliance industry."

Robert Stobiński

Vice-President of the Management Board of Amica

Organizers

The Association of Employers of Household Appliances, APPLiA Poland (formerly CECED) is the country's only representation of manufacturers and importers of the entire sector. Since its establishment in 2004, we have been advising and consulting our members on industry positions on issues related to the industry, innovation, consumer rights, energy efficiency, standardization or the circular economy. APPLiA Poland also monitors sales, production and exports of household appliances in the country and Europe and is an expert in many key areas of household appliances. The strength of APPLiA lies in its members, 35 companies that together supply almost 100% of the household appliances on the Polish market and represent almost 100% of the total production of household appliances in Poland. Their combined turnover from operations in Poland in 2023 exceeded PLN 50 billion.

Our members are: Amica, Ariston, Atlantic, Beko, Biazet, BSH, Candy/Haier, Ciarko, Daikin, De’Longhi, Dyson, Electrolux, Elica, Fore, Franke, Gorenje/Hisense, Jura, Kärcher, Liebherr, Miele, MPM, P&G, Panasonic, Philips, SEB Group, Samsung, Sharp, Smeg, Solgaz, Teka, Versuni, Vestel, Whirlpool, Vorwerk, Zelmer.

Lodz Special Economic Zone was created in 1997. For years it has been attracting Polish and foreign investors, who, along with the technological development, create valuable workplaces. One of the specialties of Lodz Special Economic Zone is the household appliance industry. Over the last 20 years, over 20 companies producing household appliances and those directly cooperating with them invested in the Zone. Altogether, over 5000 jobs have been created, which makes this industry the main force of region’s development. Apart from perfect location and investment support, Lodz Special Economic Zone guarantees full support for investors from home appliance sector at every step of the investment process. We are cooperating, among others, with: Miele, Indesit Wirlpool, B/S/H, HSV, Polyone, Sirmax.

Speakers

PIOTR STELMACHÓW

VP Head of Consumer Electronics at Samsung

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MAREK KŁOCZKO

CEO of the National Chamber of Commerce

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ANITA SOWIŃSKA

Undersecretary of State
Ministry of Climate and Environment

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Konrad Pokutycki

CEO BSH Sprzęt Gospodarstwa Domowego Sp. z o.o., President of the APPLiA Polska

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TOMASZ SADZYŃSKI

President of the Board
Lodz SEZ

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GRZEGORZ SKRZYPCZAK

President of the Management Board ElektroEko

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TOMASZ DOBRYNIEWSKI

Managing Director
Daikin

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JACEK RUTKOWSKI

CEO AMICA

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JASIEK MELA

Traveler, social-worker, motivational speaker.

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ADAM CICH

CEO Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa w Electrolux

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WIKTOR DOKTÓR

CEO
Pro Progressio

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Noemi Chudzik

Partner at Chudzik i Wspólnicy Law and Taxes Sp.k.

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RAFAŁ DUTKIEWICZ

President of the Employers of Poland

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ROBERT FINTAK

CEO of Terra Hexen, President of the Polish Chamber of Unmanned Systems.

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Wojciech Konecki

General Director, Member of the Board APPLiA Polska, Vice President of the Polish Chamber of Commerce

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MACIEJ WITUCKI

President of the Lewiatan Confederation

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MAŁGORZATA POLZENIUS

Managing Director
Lions Group

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Daniel Lechniuk

Managing director
representative of the Management Board
Smart Work Employment Agency

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Łukasz Marciniak

Programme director
Hutchinson Institute

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ANNA RYMAN-CZARNECKA

Business Development Manager
Lions Group

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PATRYCJA PIEKUTOWSKA

Solo violinist, motivational speaker for business

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JACEK STOBIŃSKI

First Vice President
for Operations of the Amica Group

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KRZYSZTOF NAGODZIŃSKI​

Board Member
BSH

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MICHAŁ KIERŚNIKIEWICZ

Member of the Management Board of ATC Cargo S.A.

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MICHAŁ GRZELIŃSKI

Country Director Poland & Baltics
Beko Europe

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JOANNA SAJKO-MARCINIAK

Business psychologist, certified trainer, coach, organisational therapist

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PAWEŁ SOWICZ

Plant Manager at Electrolux

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MIROSŁAWA JACHYM-KRUPA

HR Head
BEKO Europe North Area

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Main partners

Supporting partners

Substantive partners

Honorary patronage

MEDIA PATRONAGE

Contact

Location:
Łódzka Specjalna Strefa Ekonomiczna S.A.
Tymienieckiego 22G St.
90-349 Lodz
Contact:

Anna Kądzielewska

phone: (+48) 605 124 538

anna.kadzielewska@sse.lodz.pl