19th PIKS Congress
The 19th Congress of the Polish Chamber of Steelworks was held on October 11, 2022 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Józefów near Warsaw.
The 19th PIKS Congress was opened by Zbigniew Barłóg, President of the Chamber. The participants of the Congress were also welcomed by Urszula Dzierżoń, representing the Congress Partner, ArcelorMittal Distribution Solutions Poland sp. z o.o. Then the substantive part of the Congress began.
The full program of the event was as follows:
11:00 – 11:05 – Opening of the Congress and welcoming the participants – Zbigniew Barłóg, President of PIKS and METALBARK sp. z o.o. sp. k.
11:05 – 11:15 – Presentation of the Congress Partner – Urszula Dzierżoń, Managing Director of Business Line Dystrybucja, ArcelorMittal Distribution Solutions Poland sp. z o.o.
11:15 – 11:35 – The situation of the steel industry in the light of growing economic turmoil – Mirosław Motyka, President of the Metallurgical Chamber of Industry and Commerce
11:35 – 11:55 – The steel market in the face of current challenges – Iwona Dybał, President of the Polish Union of Steel Distributors
11:55 – 12:15 – The Steel Market – current situation and prospects for further development – Marcin Kujawski, Senior Economist, BNP Paribas Bank
12:15 – 12:35 – Possibilities of hedging commodity price risk (metals and steel) – practical aspects – Global Markets experts, BNP Paribas Bank
12:35 – 13:00 – Coffee break
13:00 – 13:20 – Steel of tomorrow in the era of unpredictability of the steel products market – Marek Dolina, President of the Management Board of ArcelorMittal Distribution Solutions Poland sp.z o.o., Maciej Chrzanowski, Rezydent Steligence® in Poland, ArcelorMittal
13:20 – 13:40 – Polish-Ukrainian cooperation now and in the era of future reconstruction – Jacek Piechota, President of the Polish-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce
13:40 – 14:00 – Broken supply chains in the context of the war in Ukraine – Michał Laskowski, Director of warehouse logistics and e-commerce, Morska Agencja Gdynia Sp. z o.o.
14:00 – 15:00 – Discussion panel
The discussion panel, moderated by journalist and TV presenter Monika Łaguna, was attended by:
- Zbigniew Barłóg – President of PIKS
- Janusz Cichoń – President of the Management Board of Salzgitter Manessmann Stahlhandel sp.z o.o.
- Iwona Dybał – President of PUDS
- Mirosław Motyka – President of HIPH
- Jacek Piechota – President of PUIG
- Paweł Śmigla – Member of the Management Board of MOSTOSTAL KRAKÓW S.A.
- Krzysztof Rusiecki – President of the Management Board of MOSTOSTAL KIELCE S.A.
The Special Guest of the 19th PIKS Congress was Mr. Aleksander Kwaśniewski, President of the Republic of Poland in the years 1995-2005. During the hour-long speech, the President discussed the broadly understood geopolitical situation and dynamic changes taking place in the world as a result of the war in Ukraine. Mr. Aleksander Kwaśniewski spoke about possible scenarios for the development of this conflict and how they will affect the Polish economic situation. The President devoted the end of his speech to answering the questions of the meeting participants. During Mr. Aleksander Kwaśniewski’s stay at the Holiday Inn hotel, there was plenty of time for commemorative photos and a moment of backstage talks.
In the evening, a ceremonial gala was held, during which the Certificates of the Manufacturer and Co-producer of Steel Structures were awarded and the winner of this year’s edition of the Steel Structure – Realization of the Year competition was awarded. The statuette for the awarded CAVATINA HALL facility in Bielsko-Biała was collected by representatives of ZEMAN HDF sp.z o.o.
During the 19th PIKS Congress, the following Steel Structures Manufacturer Certificates were extended:
- STACO POLSKA sp. z o.o.
- PPUH KONSTALEX sp. z o.o.
- MOSTOSTAL SIEDLCE sp. z o.o. sp. k.
- KRATY MOSTOSTAL KRAKÓW sp. z o.o.
- MOSTOSTAL PUŁAWY S.A.
- MOSTOSTAL KIELCE S.A.
The certificate was collected for the first time by the company:
- EwiKor Construction sp. z o.o.
In turn, the extension of the Steel Structures Co-producer Certificate went to the company:
- Construsoft sp.z o.o.
This certificate was awarded for the first time to the company:
- Marcopol sp. z o.o.
The evening Gala was crowned with a performance by DANZEL, who presented a concert consisting of classics of popular music and original compositions in rock arrangements.
We would like to thank all participants for their presence at the Congress.
We would like to thank Mr. Zbigniew Barłog for chairing the event, and Mrs. Monika Łaguna for moderating it.
We would also like to thank President Aleksander Kwaśniewski for accepting the invitation and speaking.
We congratulate ZEMAN HDF sp. z o.o. on the award in this year’s edition of the “Steel Construction – Realization of the Year” competition, and we congratulate all certified companies.