May 21-23, 2019 

Rzeszow, POLAND

Matchmaking program for the aerospace & defense industries

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    BtoB MEETINGS - HIGH LEVEL CONFERENCES - WORKSHOPS
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    A matchmaking platform between international buyers and regional buyers
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    From the organizers of Aeromart Toulouse, A&DSS Seattle, A&DM Sevilla, Aeromart Montreal
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    Rzeszow - a hub for the aerospace & defense industries in the region
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  • Slide1
    BtoB MEETINGS - HIGH LEVEL CONFERENCES - WORKSHOPS
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    A matchmaking platform between international buyers and regional buyers
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    From the organizers of Aeromart Toulouse, A&DSS Seattle, A&DM Sevilla, Aeromart Montreal
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    Rzeszow - a hub for the aerospace & defense industries in the region

Podkarpackie Innovation Forum „Aviation and cosmonautics” - May 21, 2019

Registration (free & compulsory registration for non-registered participants at the business convention*)
*If you are already registred to Aerospace & Defense Meetings Central Europe Rzeszow, you don’t need to fill in the registration form for the conference. 

14:00-14:15

Welcome and Official Opening

  • Władysław Ortyl - Marshal of the Podkarpackie Region  
  • Jadwiga Emilewicz - Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology
  • Jerzy Kwieciński - Minister of Investment and Economic Development
 

1st Panel Discussion: The future of the Polish Aviation Industry 

14:15-15:15 Panel discussion: Pillars of the growth of the aviation sector in Poland. “From the supply chain to new platforms”
  • Moderator: Jędrzej Graf – Editor in chief of the Defence24.pl portal

          Participants:

  • Jerzy Kwieciński - Minister of Investment and Economic Development
  • Władysław Ortyl – Marshal of the Podkarpackie Region
  • Paweł Stężycki - Director of the Institute of Aviation
  • Witold Słowik - President of the Board - Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A
  • Józef Grzybowski – Owner of the PILC company
  • Janusz Zakręcki – President of the Board of Polskie Zakłady Lotnicze Sp. z o.o. – PZL
  • Mielec A Sikorsky Aircraft Company 
15:15-15:45 Synergies between EU funding – Clean Sky 2 Programme – vision of European aviation. Possible Clean Sky 3 - the future of the programme and initial proposals – Q&A.
Speaker: Andrzej Podsadowski – Clean Sky Joint Undertaking 

15:45-16:45 Plan of effective implementation of the Strategy for Responsible Development in relation to the Polish aviation sector
  • Moderator: Katarzyna Kaczkowska – Deputy Director of the Department of Programmes Supporting Innovation and Development, Ministry of Investment and Economic Development

  • Participants:

  • Jadwiga Emilewicz - Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology
  • Aleksander M. Nawrat - Deputy Director of the National Centre for Research and Development
  • Jacek Kubrak – President of the Board of Podkarpackie Innovation Centre
  • Witold Bryk - P.P.U.H. BRYK WITOLD BRYK 
    Representative of a large entrepreneur - Association of Aviation Industry Entrepreneurs Group "Aviation Valley"
16:45-17:00 Coffee break

  2nd Panel discussion: Implementation of the Polish Space Strategy

17:00-17:10 Opening of the 2nd Panel Discussion: Jadwiga Emilewicz – Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology

17:10-17:20 Presentation of NEREUS
Speaker: Roya Ayazi - Secretary General, NEREUS-Secretariat

17:20-17:45 Signing of „Memorandum of understanding” – introduction of Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies (NEREUS) as an advisory partner into ESA BIC Poland in Podkarpackie Region

17:30-17h45 National Space Programme: goals, assumptions, tools and budget
Speaker: Maciej Misiura –  Director of the Department of the National Space Program at the Polish Space Agency (POLSA) 

17h45-18:00 ESA BIC in Poland
Speaker: Paweł Pacek, Assistant director of Development and Innovation Office, Industrial Development Agency JSC

18:00-18:20 Business models of cooperation within the ESA BIC network
Speaker: Lluc Diaz – Technology Transfer Office of the European Space Agency

18:20-19:00 Panel discussion: The development of start-ups under the patronage ESA BIC on the example of Space Incubators Centres in Noordwijk (the Netherland), Espoo (Finland), Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Moderator: Otylia Trzaskalska-Stroińska - Senior Adviser in the EU Administrative Service Division, The European Space Agency
    Participants:
  • Kimmo Isbjörnssund - ESA BIC Finland
  • Martijn Leinweber - ESA BIC Noordwijk
  • Marek Aldorf – ESA BIC Prague
19:20-19:30 Closing remarks 
Speaker: Jacek M. Raubo

19:30-20:30 Cocktail and networking time

The models of space rockets and planes will be presented in a dedicated exhibition part – The Academy of Technical Skills Leonardo - Mielec

Rzeszow – a hub for the aerospace & defense industries in the region

Podkarpackie Region with its capital city of Rzeszów, home to the seat of the Aviation Valley - a world class cluster, is famous for its aerospace industry and pilot-training centers.

Characterized by heavy concentration of aerospace industry, the region is responsible for 90% of total Polish output in the field, also due to the modern R&D centers, as well as educational and training facilities.

Aviation Valley Cluster counts over 150 aviation and aviationrelated companies with 25,000 employees which leads aeronautics to one of the most innovative sectors in the country’s economy. With more than 90% of their production exported (mainly in USA, Italy, France, UK and Canada) the Poland is worldwide well-known for its ability to meet the requirements of the greatest international OEMs such as Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky, Goodrich, Airbus Group, Dassault Aviation, Agusta Westland, Safran, Thomson, etc.

Aviation Valley is a leading location in Central Europe in terms of development and implementation of aerospace projects.