Becoming more flexible and agile through technology, innovation and following retail trends
March 29th 2023
Stage host:
Konrad Wacławik Director of Cooperation with Retailers NielsenIQ
Joanna Kwiczor Client Engagement Director NielsenIQ

07:30 - 08:50

Registration & Morning Coffee

08:50 - 09:00

Conference Opening

Casper Haring CEO ECU 

09:00 - 10:40

Consumer and retail industry outlook 2023 – 2024

09:00 - 09:20

Who and what navigates the economy in the modern world?

Jan Krzysztof Bielecki Chairman of the Partners Council EY POLSKA 

Former Prime Minister of Poland

09:20 - 9:50

Unlocking the value : How to protect value, margin and profit in dynamically changing market conditions
Monika Warmbier Partner, Leader of the Finance & Performance team Deloitte
Marcin Stark Senior Manager Deloitte Monitor

9:50 - 10:10

Retail in the era of new challenges and priorities
Monika Warmbier
Partner Finance & Performance Team Leader Deloitte
Armen Papazja Vice President, CEO  Brand Distribution Group
Marc Dherment Managing Director ITM Polska
Jacek Palec CEO Frisco


10:10 - 10:20

Legal changes in nutritional benefits for employees. A new market for food and catering chains
Karol Kamas CMO, Member of Executive Board Sodexo

10:20 - 10:40

What does a poorer and uncertain future consumer mean from a retail perspective?
Grzegorz Przytuła Partner EY-Parthenon, Expert in the Trade and Consumer Products Sector

10:40 - 11:00

Business networking over Coffee

11:00 - 13:00

Adapting to the future trends for the retail sector

11:00 - 11:30

Defining the economic challenges facing retail for the coming 12 months


Szymon Mordasiewicz Commercial Director GfK


Jan Sałata General Director Nasz Sklep
Marcin Zieliński Business Development Director Makarony Polskie S.A
Stanisław Bogacki Chairman of the Board Solar Company S.A
Andrzej Groszewski Commercial Director Fabryka Cukiernicza Kopernik S.A
Maciej Podwojski Head of Sales CEE Primark

11:30 - 11:50

Inflationary pressure and shifting consumer needs - making the most of the FMCG market volatility and leveraging it for mutual success

Anna Krawczyk Senior Commercial Executive NielsenIQ 

Petr Kriklan Retail Pricing Strategy Leader NielsenIQ

11:50 - 12:20

Dealing with higher operating cost and managing Supply Chain disruptions


Grzegorz Gwiazdowski Director Strategy&


Piotr Kaznowski Director of Category Management and Marketing Mars Wrigley
Robert Wawro CEO Maspex
Marcin Kuś CEE Commercial Director/ Chairman of the Board Bahlsen Polska
Piotr Jańkowski Director of the Trade Department SM Mlekpol

Krzysztof Tokarz President of the Management Board GK Specjał

12:20- 12:40

Anticipating future talent needs and using workforce reskilling and upskilling as key sources of value creation
Katarzyna Komorowska Partner PwC

12:40 - 13:10

 Reviewing innovation opportunities

Grzegorz Kuś Director PwC
Joanna Okła Interim CEO EssenceMediacom Poland

Jacek Palec CEO
Daniel Rogiński General Manager CEE Zalando
Krzysztof Trojanowski CEO Stokrotka
Monika Kolaszyńska CEO Super-Pharm

 13:10 - 14:10


14:10 - 15.20

14:10 - 14:40

 Turning private labels into "powerhouse" brands

Joanna Kwiczor Client Engagement Director NielsenIQ
Maciej Włodarczyk Chairman of the Board Iglotex S.A
Anna Gocałek Managing Director Organique
Krzysztof Szponder Managing Director Dr. Max
Katarzyna Wojnar Head of the Client Strategy Department Aldi
Grzegorz Skórka Managing Director Poland & CEE Biscuit International

14:40 - 15:00

Integrated management of demand, promotions and inventory to leverage profitability in commerce
Kinga Wyganowska
Senior Account Executive RELEX Solutions
Piotr Jelinowski Field Presales Principal RELEX Solutions

15:00 - 15:20

Profit Increase with AI-Powered Demand Forecasting & Inventory Optimization
Igor Matus
Vice-President Supply Chain CCC SA
Ozgur Karabulut
Head of Solutions Invent Analytics

15:20 - 16:10

Defining the retail expansion strategies of the future

15:20 - 15:40

"Faster, before we realize it's pointless", or harmful myths in Retail and FMCG marketing communication

  • Advertising "certainties", which in the light of effectiveness research are not certainties at all
  • How to reconcile (seemingly) contradictory goals, e.g. long vs short term
  • Which advertising/media goals to pay more attention to, and which are so-called "red herring"

Joanna Okła Interim CEO EssenceMediacom Poland
Stanisław Grabowski Managing Partner, Strategy & Creative Futures EssenceMediacom Poland

15:40 - 16:10

Defining future expansion strategies and determining how to remove the obstacles to their implementation


Michał Płotnicki EY


Ryszard Wysokiński HoD Investor Relationship Management Kaufland
Jacek Kieszkowski Expansion Director Yasumi Polska
Sylwia Władyko Vice President and General Manager Chorten Group
Wojciech Kamiński Managing Director Maxi Zoo
Wojciech Bystonia Expansion Director SPAR

16:10 - 16:40

Coffee Break

 16:40 - 18:00

Perspectives on the Future of Grocery and FMCG

16:40 - 17:10

Building Successful FMCG-Retailer Relationships


Robert Krzak Senior Advisor EY Polska

Kiril Marinov General Manager Henkel Consumer Brands

Maciej Herman CEO Lotte Wedel
Piotr Półtorak
Sales and Marketing Manager Eurocash

Piotr Czachorowski Chairman of the Board Krynica Vitamin
Mirosław Wawryszczuk
Sales and Marketing Director - Member of the Management Board Stokrotka

 17:10 - 17:30

Exploring the Power of Experience Economy in Retail: How it Shapes and Enhances Guest Experiences in Silpo
Kateryna Ohuriaieva CMO Silpo Ukraine

 17:30 - 18:00

Circular Economy in the Retail Industry. National challenges and realities. SUP (disposable plastics) consumer expectations and industry activities

Konrad Nowakowski President PIOIRO
Karol Maćkowiak Director of the Quality Management Department Eurocash
Paweł Lesiak Vice President Interzero

 18:10 - 19:00


19:00 - 20:00

Evening Gala & Retailer of the Year Ceremony

 20:00 - 0:00

After Party, Live Music, Networking, Drinks




Embedding ESG and Sustainability into high-growth business strategy

 March 30th 2023

Stage host:

Mateusz Boruta Managing Director ECR Polska

07:30 - 09:00

Registration & Morning Coffee

09:00 - 10:50

Developing ESG priorities

09:00 - 09:40

ESG development - recognizing, influencing and responding to changing trends and business models

  • Capitalizing on consumers' increasing awareness of the relationship between food and health and their changing purchasing behavior
  • Increasing the value of the company through an ESG orientation
  • Influencing responsible consumption and production


Tomasz Baranczyk CEE ESG Leader PwC

Teresa Sienkiewicz  Finance & Administration Director Acqua Minerale San Benedetto Group Polska Woda
Marcin Poniatowski Member of the Management Board and Marketing Director Lewiatan Holding S.A.
Joanna Kasowska Director of Quality and Food Management Standards Żabka
Joanna Molik Sustainability & ESG Lead Microsoft
Michał Ptaszyński Country Manager Poland Logicor

 09:40 -  10:00

Retailers new to deposit system
Roman Postl Vice President TOMRA Collection Solutions

10:00 - 10:20

Reducing food waste as a sustainable solution in challenging times

Anna Kurnatowska Country Director TooGoodToGo

 10:20 - 10:50

ESG development and sustainable development strategies, understanding and responding to emerging trends and opportunities

  • The relationship between food and health - increasing consumer awareness influencing purchasing decisions
  • Incorporating ESG into the corporate strategy
  • Generating impactful changes by inspiring responsible consumption and production through effective communication and engagement


Jarosław Wajer Partner at EY, Leader of Sustainable Development Advisory Services in the CESA region

Artur Węgłowski Sales Strategy & Development Director Goodvalley
Aneta Jóźwicka Corporate Relations Director Northern Europe Diageo
Maciej Lasoń Communication & Corporate Affairs Director CEE  Unilever
Magdalena Sułek-Domańska Sustainable Development Manager Global Cosmed

Tomasz Kurpiewski Sustainability Senior Manager Macdonald's Polska

10:50 - 11:10

Coffee Break

11:10 - 15:50

ESG & Sustainability, Moving from “why” to “how”

11:10 - 11:40

Developing sustainable food systems

  • Innovating and highlighting the value and efficient management of food as a resource
  • Maximizing food safety and minimizing food loss by making sure every resource counts
  • Managing raw materials in a closed loop


Dariusz Kryczka, Manager at EY Law, Leader of the European Green Deal Competence Center at EY

Marta Urbaniak Head of Quality & Environmental Managmnet Żabka
Bartłomiej Skrzydlewski Commercial Director Amplus
dr inż. Justyna Szymani Director of the Quality Development and Private Brand Control Department Jerónimo Martins
Andrzej Szumowski Chairman of the Board Stowarzyszenia Polska Wódka

Jacek Czarnecki PhD, Head of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Nestlé Polska and Nestlé Baltics

 11:40 - 12:00

Innovations in food packaging as a response to environmental and regulatory challenges
Monika Sommer Sustainability Manager Poland & Baltics Tetra Pak

 12:00 - 12:30

Responding to new ESG regulatory obligations

  • Reviewing (European) regulations in the area of producer/retailer responsibility and waste management
  • Preparing for stringent mandatory climate disclosure requirements, becoming compliant and staying ahead of the curve
  • Moving ESG activities under the oversight of risk and compliance teams


Ewelina Łukasik Morawska ESG Manager PwC


Maciej Ptaszyński Vice President Polska Izba Handlu
Aleksandra Kusz vel Sobczak Corporate Communications Manager LOTTE Wedel
Teresa Aldea Kierownik ds. Zrównoważonego Rozwoju Carlsberg

Paulina Kaczmarek Head of Sustainability  Danone
Magdalena Brzezinska Corporate Affairs Director  Żywiec Group

12:30 - 13:00

Appreciating collaboration between Retail and FMCG

  • Forming “power partnerships” by deepening and expanding collaboration
  • Collaborating on a range of cross-functional topics, from retail optimization to merchandising to supply chain improvements
  • Defining the ESG agenda for collaboration, improving trade cooperation and positioning for strong growth while reducing environmental and social impacts


dr. Magdalena Siennicka National Key Account Manager Diageo
Paweł Głowniak Commercial Director Herbapol Lublin S.A
Mariusz Makowski Chief Financial Officer Mars Wrigley
Kamil Pieniak Premium Spirits Business Director Poland & Baltics Coca-Cola HBC
Konrad Wacławik Head of Retailer Services  NielsenIQ

Bartosz Woźnicki VP Sales & Marketing. Board Member Clovin

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:30

Building a “sustainable” brand

  • Evolving brands following social media, consumer sentiment, and consumer expectations for corporates, brands and leaders
  • Delighting customers in their shopping experiences leveraging ESG and Sustainability
  • Catering to the well-being of the health-conscious consumer


Mateusz Boruta Managing Director ECR Polska

Maja Marciszewska Category Manager OTC & Nutrition PLEE Reckitt Health
Beata Rożek Corporate Affairs Director Mars Wrigley
Daria Prochenka President of the Board Clochee
Paweł Nowak Chairman of the Board Goodvalley
Ryszard Jaśkowski CEO KZRSS Społem

 14:30 - 15:00

Winning Insights: Panel discussion with Retailer of the Year winners

  • Collaborating for Mutual Success: Retailer of the Year Award Winners' Perspectives on Strengthening Collaboration Between Retailers and FMCG Businesses
  • Adapting to Changing Consumer Behavior: How Top Retailers and FMCGs Work Together to Cope with Evolving Trends.
  • Strategies for Success: Lessons from Top Retailers on Differentiating From Your Competition

Karolina Zajdel-Pawlak Managing Director NielsenIQ

15:00 - 15:20

Awareness of the business sector and consumers as a tool for sustainable development. Polish Coalition for Sustainable Palm Oil
Magdalena Rusiłowicz Junior Specialist for Strategic Partnerships  WWF Polska Foundation

 15:20 - 15:50



How to meet the growing expectations of consumers in the area of ​​sustainable development

  • Can consumers' tensions related to being eco or not be answered with innovation?
  • New regulations, inflation and the consumer, with the feeling that the burden of pro-environmental activities is shifted to him - how can companies address these challenges?
  • How to profitably sell real eco-friendliness?

Małgorzata Głos Partner Zymetria
Agata Koppa Director ESG & Corporate Affairs Carlsberg Polska
Karolina Kukielska Senior expert on communication partnerships WWF Polska Foundation

Katarzyna Życińska CEO 38 GROUP
Małgorzata Żurowska
Social Impact & Culture Specialist Glovo