Keynote Speakers

Omid Ghamami
CEO & Chairman of the Board Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSCM) Institute
Omid Ghamami is the CEO of the PSCM Institute, the originator of the CPSCM™ Certification Program, and a training organization for companies wishing to elevate their organizational procurement and negotiation capability. He is a globally recognized author, speaker, trainer, and consultant, with almost 50% of the Fortune 100 as past or current clients. Prior to this, he spent 18 Years at Intel Corp, running their Global Corporate Purchasing Operations ($16B USD scope), where he was given the moniker “THE Godfather of Negotiation Planning”. He has published 2 best selling procurement books, a multitude of articles in respected global journals, and has had articles or interviews about him published by SAPAriba, The Economist, and Fortune Magazine. He has engaged in thousands of hours consulting/speaking/training In 29+ Countries, and is a regular speaker at Harvard University Supply Chain Management Master’s Program. He is also program founder and adj. Professor Of Purchasing at Los Rios Community College District. Omid holds an MBA from the University of California, where he was Class President. His recent recognitions are as shown below:
• Top 10 Procurement Influencer in the World (2023), Procurement Magazine
• Top 10 Supply Chain Influencer in the World (2023), Supply Chain Magazine
• Top 10 Most Iconic Leaders in Supply Chain (2023), CIOLook Magazine
• Top 10 Most Inspiring Leaders (2023), Industry Era Magazine
• Top 10 Procurement Influencers in the World (2022), Procurement Magazine
• Top 10 Most Admired Leaders (2022), Industry Era Magazine
• Top 5 Procurement Influencers in the World (2019), CPO Strategy Magazine
Jan Vašek
Assistant Professor<br/>University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague (UCT Prague)
He is one of the best specialists in the field of purchasing management, and passes on his acquired experience to students and professionals. Practitioner and theoretician. He teaches at the University of Technology and Chemistry in Prague and is the author of numerous scientific publications on supply chain management and energy economics.

Graduate of numerous universities. He studied at Palacký University, Harvard University, Oxford University and Cranfield University.

He gained extensive practical experience in purchasing at Toyota, Inergy, Automotive Lighting and Swiss Krono.

He is an inspiring speaker, and his speeches literally draw the audience into the heart of the issue. This has been repeatedly confirmed by the evaluations of the participants of the largest purchasing conference in Poland PROCON/POLZAK, placing him among the top speakers.

Special Guests

Maciej Błaszak
Professor, Adam Mickiewicz University
Cognitive scientist, biologist, habilitated doctor of humanities, professor at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Scholarship recipient of the University of Kiel (DAAD Scholarship, Germany), University of Edinburgh (Tempus Scholarship, Scotland), and University of Berkeley (USA). Lecturer at Leon Koźmiński Academy in Warsaw, Poznań University of Economics, SWPS University in Poznań, and Poznań University of Banking. His research interests revolve around the epigenesis of the mind, which involves the brain's ability to be shaped by environmental stimuli. He engages in universal design psychology, neurodidactics, and brainfitness issues. For years, he has conducted training sessions and expert lectures for management staff and educational leaders. Author and co-author of five monographs and dozens of scientific articles. Privately, a father of Julia, Tosa, Milena, Olga, Jasio, and Jerzyk.

Speakers

Agnieszka Piątkowska
Managing Partner, Big Fish
An international recruitment expert with 20 years of experience in managing recruitment projects in the Central and Eastern European region for global organizations. Partner at the international recruitment and training firm Big Fish, specializing in procurement and supply chain. She handles recruitment processes for mid-level, senior, and top management positions, highly specialized recruitment projects, and interim projects. She has extensive experience in greenfield projects—recruiting procurement staff for new investments. She is a member of an international team conducting candidate competency assessments.

Author of the books "Career Management in Procurement" and "Career Management and Professional Change in Procurement" (www.karierawzakupach.pl), "Leadership in the VUCA World" (https://helion.pl/ksiazki/przywodztwo-w-swiecie-vuca-jak-byc-skutecznym-liderem-w-niepewnym-srodowisku-agnieszka-piatkowska,podevu.htm#format/d), and "Career Management in the VUCA World".

Since 2009, she has been lecturing "Career Management in Procurement" at the WSB University in Wrocław. Creator of the training program "Career Management in Purchasing". Collaborates as a lecturer with Kozminski University, conducting seminars and meetings for postgraduate students in the area of competency development and career management.

Project manager for development projects, including dedicated Procurement Academies covering the development of both soft and hard procurement skills. Author of over 50 procurement competencies (positional, social, managerial).

Certified Assessor from the Assessor Academy – Ernst & Young Academy of Business. Creator of competency models and development programs for procurement staff (including the "Procurement Leaders Academy").

Career advisor and trainer, creator of career management tools, and author of many articles related to career management and development. Coach collaborating within "Career Transitioning/Outplacement" programs with senior management. Author of the blog www.zarzadzaniekariera.pl.

Graduate of Kozminski University (Master's in Management, studies conducted in English) and Bradford University (Master's in International Business Management, studies conducted in English), SGH Warsaw School of Economics (Postgraduate Studies in Career Counseling, Development Management, and Coaching), Kozminski University (Postgraduate Studies in Personnel Controlling and Training Management), and SWPS University (Postgraduate Studies in Social Psychology in Organizational Development Management).

Adam Bernacki
Academic lecturer and Bussines trainer, experienced procurement and sales manager
Adam Bernacki assists clients in the transformation of their procurement and sales departments through expert consultancy, comprehensive workshops, and interim management solutions.
With a background in economics and law, Adam Bernacki is a graduate of Advanced Purchasing Management from Michigan State University. With over two decades of dedicated experience in sales, procurement, and supply chain management, he has consistently demonstrated his expertise in the field.
Adam commenced his illustrious career at Royal Philips, where he spearheaded the implementation of cutting-edge procurement practices within the CEE region. His commitment to excellence led him to spend three years in China as the Export Director, strategically sourcing and cultivating relationships with suppliers in the Asian market.
Upon returning to Europe, Adam assumed the role of Managing Director at a prominent consulting firm. In this capacity, he masterminded and supervised optimization projects in procurement management for prestigious European enterprises.
Renowned for his managerial prowess, Adam is also a distinguished advisor, trainer, and academic lecturer. With an impressive track record of over 10,000 hours of client-focused workshop facilitation, he customizes programs based on the acclaimed insights of Eli Broad College of Business at MSU.

João Correia Botelho
Euronews CPO and APCADEC’s President
João is currently Chief Procurement Officer of Euronews (Europe’s leading international news channel, providing global, multilingual news with a European perspective to over 400 million homes in 160 countries) in Lyon, France. With over 20 years of experience in Procurement and Real Estate in various sectors such as Energy, Telecom and Government. He is also president of the Portuguese Procurement Association

Wojciech Marchwicki
Chief Procurement Officer, Wholesale Banking European Network Countries of ING NV
Director of Procurement for Poland and Central and Eastern Europe / Member of the Global Procurement Management Team at ING Bank N.V.

I am a Procurement Director with over 17 years of experience in multifaceted management of procurement processes within local and international structures of ING Bank N.V. My current responsibilities include: local and regional procurement management, tender processes, managing the ING procurement center providing services for the Group, overseeing external and intra-group outsourcing, negotiating, and managing international contracts executed for the entire ING Group. I am skilled at creating significant value for the company, which includes cost reduction, and streamlining and automating procurement processes. I am a manager who creates space for my team to act and take initiative. I support and promote the efforts of my teams, serving as a process architect and an agent of organizational change.

Maciej Madziński
COO, Laurens Coster (Data & AI)
A practitioner with over a decade of experience in strategic management and digital transformations of organizations, collaborating with both the business and academic sectors. Trainer, academic lecturer, mentor of future leaders.

He conducts lectures and workshops in MBA programs, open training sessions, and courses in undergraduate and postgraduate studies, including strategic consulting projects in MBA programs. He specializes in management and IT. He also supports companies in creating and executing strategies using project management tools.

Professionally, he is the COO at Laurens Coster, a Polish company specializing in advanced data analytics and generative AI. Previously, he was Vice President at Escola S.A., a technology company developing mobile and web applications, providing consulting services in digital transformation and AI, and developing its own products within venture building. He was responsible for operational excellence, strategy execution, and building international partnerships. He also served as the Managing Director for Digital Transformation and Support Functions at KROSS S.A., overseeing digital transformation, administration, and the legal department. Throughout his career, he has held positions as COO and IT Director at Kozminski University. He has been associated with Kozminski University since 2007.

He has also served on two supervisory boards: first at Kozminski Business Hub, and then at Escola S.A. until he became Vice President. He is also a partner at Kirov Strategic Negotiators Sp. z o.o. and the director of the MBA IT program at Kozminski Executive Business School, as well as a co-author and one of the leaders of the SPEB – School of Professional Business Experts program at the university.

A passionate advocate of strategic management (particularly strategy building and execution) and agile project management, he has been involved in large, complex digital transformations of companies, from creating digital transformation strategies to effective system implementation and change management within the organization. He has carried out projects both as a manager within the organization and as a strategic consultant, supporting digital transformations in higher education institutions, ed-tech companies, as well as manufacturing and commercial enterprises.

As Managing Director at KROSS, he coordinated major implementations in operational management, data analytics, customer relationship management (CRM), and B2B e-commerce sales using SAP and Salesforce technologies. He also coordinated the creation of the overall KROSS S.A. strategy until 2026. The projects implemented at KROSS in both SAP and Salesforce technologies became reference projects presented as "best practices" at conferences in Poland and abroad (Salesforce Live, SAP NOW, etc.).

As COO at Kozminski University, he specialized in implementing strategic programs in broad administration, particularly in IT infrastructure and technology development. He also managed the Project Office at Kozminski University and was responsible for the university's project portfolio, managing key strategic initiatives with his team.

In 2020, he earned a PhD with distinction in management and quality sciences, defending a dissertation titled "Project Management in Teal Organizations." The dissertation focuses on self-organizing enterprises, particularly in project management. His current research interests in self-organizing companies also extend to "Positive Leadership," rooted in "Positive Psychology."

As an advisor, trainer, and lecturer, he specializes in programs in:

Digital transformation of organizations
Strategy and strategic business management
Project management, including strategic project management
Negotiations, including strategic negotiations related to project implementation, especially in IT
Modern management trends, including contemporary leadership trends

He has also conducted programs in time management/personal effectiveness and process/operational management. In recent years, he has also developed activities in mentoring young leaders, particularly in preparing high-potential individuals (HIPO) for positions requiring the management of large teams/organizations. In these areas, he also delivers motivational speeches, particularly on modern management trends.

Throughout his career as a lecturer, advisor, and trainer, he has supported both public institutions and many private companies, including: Supreme Audit Office, Polish Post, Stock Polska, Janssen-Cilag, State Forests, Otis, Topex, Kongsberg Automotive, Mitsubishi, MyGiftDna.pl, Teltech, PESA Bydgoszcz, PZU, Jeronimo Martins, PCG Academia, Adamed Pharma, KROSS S.A., EcoEnergia Polska, Novascon Pharmaceuticals, Mazowiecka Unit for EU Program Implementation, Reynaers Aluminium, ATUS Group, HAP Armatura, Euro Holding, WOMAK, IPMA, ERGO HESTIA, PKP Intercity, Boehringer Ingelheim, WISS, Interlogis, Icotera, Veolia, GTV, Cisco, and others.

In his free time, he also engages in the development of young people, believing that everyone should have equal access to knowledge. He eagerly participates in lectures, presentations, and project commissions conducted by young people.

He is passionate about modern organizational management techniques, particularly their practical implementation ("walk the talk"), as well as stock investments and the macroeconomic situation in the economy. In this regard, he runs an investment portfolio on one of the "Discords" for investors. He also loves long mountain hikes, long bike rides, and shorter city runs.

He is also passionate about learning, particularly in a global context, allowing for the "clash" of various concepts and views. He is a graduate of Kozminski University, IESE Business School, and had the pleasure of studying at London Business School.

Adam Polkowski
Member of the Board, PSML
Over 20 years of procurement experience in sectors such as Banking, IT, Telecom, Logistics, and Energy.

I am a procurement practitioner with managerial experience, convinced that procurement is a business process that brings value to the organization. Therefore, I continuously seek areas that support the position of procurement. This requires a passion for change, collaboration, and competence development.

Project Leader of Dialog IT and Member of the Management Board at PSML.

Artur Mochocki
Project and Change Manager, Inprogress
Over twenty years of practical experience in executing business projects aimed at improving company efficiency in the areas of strategy, sales and customer service management, and logistics of procurement and distribution. This experience spans both Polish and international organizations in IT, outsourcing, FMCG, and banking sectors.

He gained his professional experience in managerial roles and as a change agent during, among other things, mergers and company restructurings. Capgemini, Carlsberg, Bahlsen, BNP Paribas, ZPC Bałtyk, and Grupa Kapitałowa Otmuchów are selected companies he has collaborated with. He supervised initiatives in building, adapting, and implementing ERP, CRM/SFA systems, and proprietary systems supporting process operations. He was co-responsible for managing service delivery in international corporations according to ITIL standards.

A graduate of the Faculty of Management and Marketing at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. He also completed postgraduate studies in project management at the Higher School of European Studies in Krakow and the "Leadership Academy" at Harvard Business School.

Mateusz Borowiecki
Managing Director, OptiBuy - a WNS company
An experienced procurement industry expert with 20 years of practice in international procurement and consulting projects. Specializes in implementing comprehensive procurement systems and IT tools. Actively participates in numerous conferences in the Middle East, Europe, and the USA. Shares knowledge as a speaker at industry meetings, training sessions, and lectures for students (Leon Koźmiński Academy in Warsaw and Poznań University of Banking). Also an author of numerous publications on supply chain management.

Andrzej Zawistowski
Member of the Board, PSML
Senior International Manager with documented thirty years of experience working in international environments, creating and effectively managing teams for logistics, distribution, purchasing and strategic relations with suppliers, at local, regional and global level.
Has many years of experience in managing people and managing projects in the field of Global Supply Chain (product costs, purchasing and managing relations with suppliers, transport, warehouse management, sales and production planning, distribution of finished products together with full customer service, etc.).
He gained extensive experience in process optimization and implementation of comprehensive IT platforms - including J.D. Edwards, SAP and Oracle.
A long-term negotiator, with the ability to persuade and implement cost-effective optimal solutions in complex and demanding organizations.
Working for over 13 years in one of the world's largest tobacco concerns, he created from scratch an organization responsible for supply chain management in a production plant in Poland, and then in the company's headquarters was responsible for global purchases in the non-working area.
After returning to Poland, he built one of the first Purchasing Group in the country with the participation of 10 large companies and for the following years he was responsible for negotiating global contracts on behalf of the Group.
For over 8 years he has been active in the Polish Association of Managers of Logistics and Procurement of PSML as a Member of the Board. He runs many training courses and shopping workshops throughout Poland and is responsible for the substantive side of the largest Polish Procurement Conference POLZAK.

Beata Szczytowska
Former Director of the Purchasing Department, Eurocash; Board Member PSML
A manager with over 35 years of professional experience, including roles as Director of Non-Trade Purchases, General Manager, and Chief Financial Officer. She has worked in the FMCG and manufacturing industries and is passionate about mentoring and coaching. PSML Board Member

Renata Krakowiak
Director of the Purchasing Department, Siemens
Director of the Purchasing Department at Siemens Ltd., a manager with over 20 years of experience in purchasing, operations, and IT, gained in a technology company and the financial sector. An advocate for personal development, actively working as a coach, mentor, and facilitator. A promoter of sustainable development in business and everyday life.

Małgorzata Załęska
Director of the Purchasing Department, Allianz Poland
Director of the Purchasing Department at Allianz Poland with over 20 years of professional experience in indirect procurement in the insurance (Allianz), banking (Raiffeisen Bank), and FMCG (Tesco) sectors. A mentor and passionate advocate for personal and professional development, actively supporting the growth of others.

Mariusz Gerałtowski
President of the Board PSML, Board Member IFPSM
Leader in function and organization, passionate about developing talents and teams. MBA graduate with over 25 years of experience in corporations (P&G, Pepsico, GSK, Novartis, Fujitsu) and global responsibilities for Marketing Procurement. He worked in Switzerland for 8 years, leading the function at the regional (Emerging Growth Markets, Europe) and global levels. He implemented transformational programs for procurement functions, and builds and executes strategies for organizations and initiatives within PSML.

He has a deep belief in human capital and the aspiration to build Poland as a supply chain competence center on a European scale. As the president of the PSML board, he has initiated programs engaging the business community in educational processes, such as Top Young 100, and the Dialog IT program, which develops a new competency model for participants in tender processes.

Olaf Holzgrefe
Head of International & Affairs, Bundesverband Materialwirtschaft, Einkauf und Logistik e.V. (BME)
Od 2011: Head of International & Affairs @ BME e.V. - Verband Supply Chain Management, Einkauf und Logistik - Mitglied mehrerer Bundesräte des Bundeswirtschaftsministeriums (z.B. Deutsch-Serbischer Rat, Deutsch-Rumänischer Rat, Deutsch-Bulgarischer Rat, ...) - BME Senior Delegierter im Vorstand des IFPSM, wcześniej Dozent @ Duale Hochschule für Unternehmensführung Baden-Württemberg, Mannheim

Dominik Kalinowski
Head of Outsourcing, Antal
In Antal, Dominik is responsible for developing and implementing sales processes, procedures, and policies related to Outsourcing services, as well as managing contractor-related activities. He has extensive experience in sales, marketing, business development, and project management (including managing outsourcing projects), gained in international HR services organizations. He has successfully implemented market entry strategies for products and conducted promotional activities to support sales.
Privately, he is a volleyball enthusiast, a modern technology aficionado, and the owner of two adopted greyhounds.

Błażej Kowalczyk
Business Development Director, Sodexo Polska
He is responsible for coordinating and implementing the sales strategy. He has many years of experience in the FM (Facility Management) field. Throughout his career as Head of Sales and Solution Director, he has led sales teams and acquired contracts for companies operating in the FM market.

He has also worked in international markets, closely collaborating with the production segment, where his main area of focus was consolidating services into integrated projects.

Diana Najtkowska-Sapryk
Procurement Trainer and Coach, ProcureMe
Trainer, Mentor, Coach and Lecturer specializing in purchasing training.
He passionately promotes the human dimension of business, putting emphasis on building solid relationships and redefining the role of buyers.
Her motto is: I help discover the superpowers of merchants!
Diana acts as an ambassador for best practices and ethical conduct. For years, she worked in international corporations as a buyer, managed the operational purchasing team at SSC and strategic projects in a manufacturing company.
Diana's knowledge makes her an invaluable resource in the world of procurement, where she combines practical experience with a forward-looking and visionary approach, equipping merchants with tools from other areas that allow them to better respond to business needs and expectations.

Hosts

Robert Jarek
Presenter, Public and media speaking trainer, Presenter
Robert Jarek is a graduate of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, a television presenter, master of ceremonies, speaker, and moderator. He has been involved in the entertainment and television industry for over 25 years, with nearly 1500 public appearances before highly diverse audiences to his credit.

He hosts television programs (both live and recorded), concerts, conferences, galas, sports events... He is a personal trainer in public speaking. Known for his incredible charisma, focus, and ability to captivate audiences. From intimate gatherings to audiences of tens of thousands. His hallmarks are energy, flexibility, improvisational skills, and perfect attunement to his audience. He was recognized by the monthly magazine PRESS in the ranking of experienced, recommended presenters.

He is a presenter for the Polsat group. He has hosted, among others, Summer Patrol, Disco Hit Festival Kobylnica, Disco Under the Stars, Dancing PGE Narodowy, and Disco Gramy for TV Polsat. He has been the long-time host of the Miss Poland Semifinals and the Miss Poland Teen Finals live on TV4.
A zodiac Aries. A man of many talents. Fluent in sign language. A former dancer, instructor, and choreographer of modern dance as well as an actor! He loves the stage, people, improvisation, movement, and adrenaline. He enjoys ice skating, rollerblading, skiing, cycling, and motorcycling. He delves into the secrets of salsa, Eastern martial arts, and is always seeking new inspirations…

More: https://robertjarek.pl/

Grzegorz Turniak
Proffesional networker and speaker, GrupaYak
Inspirujący mówca, mentor, networker. Z sal wykładowych przeniósł się do internetu. W latach 2019, 20, 21 jeden z „10 Topowych Głosów Polskiego Linkedin” . Orędownik i pasjonat idei networkingu (2000 sesji dla 200.000 osób) i Linkedin. Wdraża z zespołem programy #FirmaNaLinkedin. Wykładowca na konferencjach, studiach podyplomowych: SGH, UW, PW i MBA na ALK i PK. Jego kariera to m.in. BNI Polska, jobpilot, SAP Polska, Założyciel Stowarzyszenie Profesjonalnych Mówców i Mówczyń.
Autor wielu książek, m.in. "Nigdy nie stój sam". Partner spółki szkoleniowo-doradczej GrupaYak. Od ponad 30 lat łączy ludzi różnych pokoleń i zawodów, pokazując im jak budować relacje.