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Second Household Appliance Congress

23-24 May 2019 / Lodz

The biggest CEO summit in the household appliance industry

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.

“Digitalization and the ecosystem of interconnected devices is not the world of tomorrow but our reality. Present times require from the household appliance industry dynamic development, which is possible thanks to investments in R & D."

Konrad Pokutycki

President of the Board of APPLiA Polska

“Companies from the household appliance sector have created over 5,000 jobs in Lodz Special Economic Zone, which makes this industry strategic for the development of the region”

Marek Michalik

President of the Board of Lodz Special Economic Zone

“There are many challenges and topics to discuss about the industry. We will come to Lodz with a strong line-up!”

Tomasz Sypytkowski

CEO Electrolux Poland

“Today, small household appliances set trends and lifestyle. Discussion during the forum will make them more accessible and understandable. After the debate, I invite you for a coffee;)”

Radosław Matuszewski

CEO SEB Groupe

“By organizing the first household appliance congress, we set the industry celebration.”

Wojciech Konecki

Member of the Board, General Director of APPLiA Polska

"Whirlpool is today the largest employer in the household appliance industry in Poland. At the Congress, we want to talk about how to ensure the sustainable development of our industry"

Tomasz Wrzodak

Member of the Board, Market Director Poland & Baltics Whirlpool Polska

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 – 28 companies supplying nearly 100% of household appliances on the Polish market and representing almost 100% of all household appliances in Poland.
Our members are: Aged, Amica, Atlantic, Ariston, Beko, Biazet, BSH, Candy, Ciarko, Daikin, De'Longhi, Electrolux, Franke, Gorenje, Jura, Kärcher, Maan, Miele, MPM, Philips, SEB Group, Panasonic , Samsung, Smeg, Teka, Vestel, 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.

Agenda

Speakers

Irena Pichola

Partner, Sustainability Consulting Central Europe

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Marek Dobrzycki

Managing Director Panattoni Europe

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Marek Michalik

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

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Agnieszka Sygitowicz

Vice President of Lodz Special Economic Zone

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Krzysztof Nagodziński

Member of the Management Board at BSH Sprzęt Gospodarstwa Domowego

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Konrad Pokutycki

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

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Wojciech Konecki

General Director, Member of the Board APPLiA Polska

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Paolo Falcioni

General Director APPLiA Europe

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Grzegorz Skrzypczak

President of the ElektroEko Electronic Equipment Recycling Organization

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Iwona Szmitkowska

Vicepresident of Work Service S.A., President of the Association of HR Agencies

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Andrzej Malinowski PhD

President Employers of Poland

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Mirosław Grewiński

Janusz Korczak Pedagogical University in Warsaw

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Olech Bestrzyński

HR Director, Amica Group

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Radosław Żemło

Sales Director, Pracuj.pl

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Andrzej Przybyło

CEO, founder and main shareholder of AB Group

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Renata Juszkiewicz

President of Polish Organization of Commerce and Distribution

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Damian Kołata

Associate in Industrial & Logistics Agency, Cushman & Wakefield

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Main partners

Supporting partners

Honorary patronage

Media patronage

Household Appliance Industry

APPLiA Polska

Skuteczna reprezentacja producentów AGD

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Raport
Material Flows of the Home Appliance Industry

We, the home appliance industry in Europe, believe that what goes around should come around and also know that every fruitful discussion should be based on facts.

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Raport
Home Appliance 2025: A vision for the home appliance industry in Europe

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Home Appliance Europe 2015 / 2016

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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