The seventh “Polish Infrastructure” conference and formal award gala for the greatest representatives of the infrastructure and construction industries took place on 23 February 2016 at the Sheraton hotel in Warsaw.
The conference was opened by Jarosław Waszkiewicz, Director of the Public Road Department at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development.
Public procurement, public-private partnership
The panel was introduced by a speech of a Special Guest of the conference, Ulrich Paetzold, Advocate, General Director of FIEC.
Panel I focused on the fundamental issues for Polish infrastructure, including changes in public procurement and public-private partnership law. The new financial perspective, which was considered positive, and the necessary changes in public procurement criteria were discussed as well. The participants agreed that the industry needs more public-private partnerships and simpler legislation.
Polish road infrastructure.
This subject was initiated by our special guest, Włodzimierz Szymczak, President of ECCE.
The future challenges of Polish roads were discussed in Panel II with regard to innovation and the lowest price criterion. Contractors and investors agreed that Polish roads should be safe and top quality, regardless of the material used.
Innovation was also discussed by Piotr Chełkowski, Managing Director and Board Member of DOKA Polska, who emphasized that the harmful effects of the lowest price criterion have been discussed for years, but the most expensive projects are still implemented.
Positive opinions on Polish rail and Warsaw subway
Libor Lochman, Executive Director of CER, and Jerzy Lejk, President of the Management Board of Metro Warszawskie, opened the last panel.
The discussion focused on the future and priorities of the Polish rail infrastructure and the optimum conditions for Pendolino. Michał Olszewski, Deputy Mayor of Warsaw, announced a new fleet of busses, sewer system expansion, bike connections between cities, and a new project – car Veturilo.
The “Polish Infrastructure Diamonds” gala
The second award gala for the most distinguished representatives of the infrastructure industry was opened by Bogdan Rzońca, Deputy Head of the Parliamentary Infrastructure Committee. Winners:
- Legal Advisor of the Year: Clifford Chance
- Efficiency in Management: Zarząd Morskiego Portu Gdańsk i Torpol
- CSR Leader: Budimex
- CSR Distinction: Faurecia Polska
- Innovation Leader: Orlen Asfalt
- Innovation of the Year: Doka Polska
- Investment of the Year: Miasto_Olsztyn
- Investment of the Year: Zarząd Dróg Miejskich and PORR Polska Infrastructure
- Project of the Year: Transprojekt Warszawa
- Top Executive: Federico Tonetti Lafarge and Artur Watzl Strabag
Honorable patronage of the Mayor of Warsaw
Premium Partner: Metro Warszawskie Sp. z o.o.
Main Partners: Doka, Lafarge
Executive Club Partner: PKN Orlen
Conference Partners: Alstom, Bank Zachodni WBK, Bolix, CMS, exito Broker, EY, Fracht FWO Polska, IDS-BUD S.A., Kancelaria Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak, Strabag, Transprojekt Gdański, Tines Capital Group, WKB Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr
Institutional Partners: Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), European Council of Civil Engineers (ECCE), International Project Finance Association (IPFA), Polish Association of Construction Industry Employers
Networking partner: J.A. Baczewski
Patron of “Polish Infrastructure Diamonds”: Polish Road Congress Association
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