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6th Home Appliance Congress

23-24 May 2024 / Lodz

CEO SUMMIT

REGISTRATION STARTS IN APRIL 2024

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



"The Home Appliance Congress is certainly a great source of inspiration for me in the area of upcoming opportunities and problems. It is a great opportunity to compare one's actions and ideas with others. The value of the congress is not only the official speakers and lecturers, but also the very interesting and inspiring informal conversations with people from the industry behind the scenes".



Radosław Matuszewski

Member of the Board,
SEB Groupe

Organizers

Association of employers of household appliances, APPLiA Polska (formerly CECED) is the only representation of producers and importers of the entire sector in the country. Since establishment in 2004, we have been advising and consulting with our members positions papers in topics related to industry, innovation, consumer rights, energy efficiency, standardization or circular economy. APPLiA Polska also monitors the sale, production and export of household appliances in Poland and Europe, as well as is an expert in many key topics related to Domestic Appliance sector. The strength of APPLiA are our members – 33 companies supplying nearly 100% of household appliances on the Polish market and representing almost 100% of all household appliances manufacturers in Poland. Their total revenue from operations in Poland in 2021 exceeded 10 billion EUR.

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

 

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

Konrad Pokutycki

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

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WALDEMAR BUDA

Minister of Economic Development and Technology

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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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Marek Michalik

President of the Board in Lodz Special Economic Zone Joint Stock Co.

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TOMOHO UMEDA

Chairman of the Hydrogen Technology Committee of the National Chamber of Commerce

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MACIEJ KAWECKI, PhD

Deputy Chancellor of the WSB University President of the Board Stanislaw Lem Institute

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MARIA ANDRZEJEWSKA

Director General of UNEP/GRID-Warszawa, Vice-President of the National Foundation for Environmental Protection

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PAWEŁ JARSKI

President of the Management Board Elemental Holding Group

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KRZYSZTOF INGLOT

Founder of Personnel Service S.A.

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Jolanta Okońska-Kubica

Managing Director, ENVIPOL

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DOMINIKA GRUSZNIC-DROBIŃSKA

Director, Marketing & Consumer Intelligence GfK

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Main Partners

Supporting partners

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Honorary patronage

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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