Poznań | Climate & Green Transition - sharing practical perspectives from business, education and public sector

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We're excited to invite you to a seminar on Climate & Green Transition: Sharing practical perspectives from business, education and the public sector, hosted by Veolia Energia Poznan S.A. This event is all about learning and sharing ideas on how we can make our world more sustainable.

The seminar will kick off with a guided tour of the Veolia CHP plant. Protective clothing will be provided for the tour, so if you are interested in joining, please make sure to arrive on time. 

Following the visit of the Veolia CHP Plant, the Climate & Green Transition seminar will officially be opened by:

  • Kees van Rijn, Kasper Vencken - NPCC Board Wielkopolska
  • Zuzanna Lewandowska - Commercial Director, Member of the Board Veolia Energeia Poznan S.A
  • Huub Drabbe - Head of the Economic Department The Embassy of The Netherlands

After the introduction, five perspectives on Climate & Green Transition will be shared:

  • Political/Strategic Perspective: Presented by Huub Drabbe, Head of the Economic Department of the Embassy of The Netherlands, covering climate policy, business transition, financing green investments, and international cooperation.
  • Urban Perspective: Presented by Huub Droogh from RDH Urban and Magdalena Żmuda, Director of the Climate and Environment Department, focusing on cities in transition, climate change adaptation, and accelerating the transition to a resilient economy.
  • Business/Innovation Perspective: Exploring investor involvement, industry synergies with renewable energy, and more.
  • PPP Perspective: Presented by Zuzanna Lewandowska, Commercial Director, Member of the Board, covering energy efficiency cooperation, challenges in forming partnerships, and more.
  • Academic Perspective: Presented by Dr. Stanisław Świtek from Poznan University of Life Sciences, discussing science challenges, technological trends, and more.

The event will conclude with closing remarks from Zuzanna Lewandowska, Commercial Director and Member of the Board at Veolia, and Kasper Vencken, Director of Bergpol Investment in Poland. Following their remarks, we'll explore potential avenues for follow-up initiatives and networking opportunities.

Friday, April 19th, 2024
13:00 - 17:50
Veolia CHP Plant
Energetyczna Street 3, Poznan (Parking is available)

Agenda: 

Visiting part
13.00 -14.45 Welcome and a guided tour of the Veolia CHP plant
Please arrive on time, since we will be visiting Veolia's critical infrastructure – the latecomers will not be admitted for the tour.
A tour of the CHP plant requires wearing a flat footwear covering your toes, such as trappers.

14.45 – 15.15 Coffee and finger food


Presentations & Discussions part
15.15 Official opening:
Kees van Rijn, Kasper Vencken - NPCC Board Wielkopolska
Zuzanna Lewandowska - Commercial Director, Member of the Board Veolia Energeia Poznan S.A
Huub Drabbe - Head of the Economic Department The Embassy of The Netherlands
Representative of the City of Poznan - Investor Relations Department

15.30 Short introduction:
Sylwia Mikołajczak - Chairman/Partner RDH Urban
Kasper Vencken - Director Poland Bergpol Investment

15.40 - 17.50 Thematic presentations by the speakers

1. Political/strategic perspective:
Key phrases:
▪ climate policy and the economy,
▪ business in transition,
▪ international cooperation and programs

Speaker: Huub Drabbe - Head of the Economic Department of the Embassy of The Netherlands

2. Urban perspective:
Key phrases from a spatial point of view:
▪ the dilemma of cities in transition,
▪ a new meaning of affordability of urban investments,
▪ strategy and space - underestimated basis of any transition,
▪ sustainable cites and society perspective

Speaker: Huub Droogh - Urbanist/Partner RDH Urban

Key phrases from an environmental point of view:
▪ climate adaptation in cities,
▪ ways to adapt to climate change - the city of Poznan experience,
▪ Municipal Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Poznań - the city's goals and ambitions,
▪ Investments in the green transition. How to accelerate the transition to a climate-resilient economy.
Speaker: Magdalena Żmuda - Director of the Climate and Environment Department - Poznan City Hall
 

3. Business/innovation perspective:
Key phrases:
▪ what business and investors are looking for to get more involved in the energy transition,
▪ technology breakthroughs and green investments - where we are & where we are going,
▪ the industry transition. Synergies between industry and renewable smart energy systems,
▪ perspective of 2050 - reality vs. possibility. A business perspective on the process.

Speakers: 
Marcin Głuszyk - Business Development Director - Bilfinger - Tebodin Poland
Mateusz Siara - Sustainability Department Manager - Bilfinger - Tebodin

4. PPP perspective:
Key phrases:
▪ PPP cooperation to tackle energy efficiency and climate change adaptation,
▪ PPP as a driver of the green transition? The challenges of forming cooperation,
▪ looking back and looking forward. PPP sharing practical experience of Veolia.

Speaker: Zuzanna Lewandowska - Commercial Director, Member of the Board

5. Academic perspective
Key phrases:
▪ transformative challenges in science, research and education,
▪ impact of technological trends,
▪ green-oriented knowledge transfers - how the cooperation K2B works in practice,
▪ the role of universities in spinning out climate solutions.

Speakers:
Prof. dr hab. Inż. Bogdan Chojnicki - Poznan University of Life Sciences
dr Stanisław Świtek - Poznan University of Life Sciences

Q&A session

Closing and summary: 
Zuzanna Lewandowska - Commercial Director, Member of the Board of Veolia
Kasper Vencken - Director of Bergpol Investment in Poland Summary, common messages of the meeting, possible follow-up in initiatives and networking

Poznań | Climate & Green Transition - sharing practical perspectives from business, education and public sector

  • Datum 19 april 2024
  • Tijd 13:00 - 18:00
Inschrijving gesloten
Organisatie
  • Netherlands Polish Chamber of Commerce (NPCC)