#SolarisTalks
Online
e-mobility
conference
7th October 2021
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Get ready for
the future of e-mobility

Solaris

Why attend?

Watch presentations from experts

How digitalization influences the society and business?
Get inspired by the ideas of Top Keynote Speaker: Peter Hinssen

Exchange experiences with e-mobility practitioners

Discover new solutions for mobility

Learn about hydrogen technology in practice

Featuring Keynote Speaker

Peter Hinssen

Author, Futurologist

A serial entrepreneur, advisor, keynote speaker and author, Peter is one of the most sought-after thought leaders on radical innovation, leadership and the impact of all things digital on society and business. He lectures at various business schools such as the London Business School (UK) and MIT in Boston. Peter has founded nexxworks to help organizations become fluid, innovate and thrive in ‘The Day After Tomorrow’.

Speakers

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Maciej Kautz BIO
Maciej Kautz - TV & radio journalist whose smile breaks the ice. He works as Master of Ceremony for major conferences and corporate events, including TEDx, “I love marketing” as well as international events (eg. European Union Baltic Forum 2019). Since 2013, Maciej has been producing and hosting a talk-show in English on National Polish Radio (Polskie Radio). Maciej studied at Appalachian State University and University of Antwerp. He holds a Master of Laws degree from Adam Mickiewicz University. In 2018, he passed the qualifying exam and is now attorney-at-law in Poland.
Maciej Kautz
Master of Ceremony
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Luigi Di Stasio BIO
Road Vehicles Central Workshop Manager and Trolleybus Fleet Maintenance Manager. Luigi has a long experience in the buses and trolleybuses maintenance field with many areas of responsibility includes the management of the maintenance and production team, maintenance and production planning and control, the management of subcontractors for vehicles maintenance and revision / repair parts and components. He manages directly the maintenance of the 130 trolleybus of ATM’s fleet. During the last three years and nowadays too, he is involved in the deployment of the ATM’s new full electric fleet of buses and trolleybuses, in particularly regarding maintenance and depots infrastructure.
Luigi Di Stasio
Manager, ATM Milano
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Przemysław Sowa BIO
Having over 20 years of professional experience in public transport industry, nowadays he is a manager at Jaworzno Municipal Transport Company (PKM). Jaworzno’s city transport system is one of the most innovative in Europe, having over 80% of its fleet based on battery buses. Przemysław Sowa is responsible for creating timetables, scheduling transport tasks for electric buses and measuring their efficiency. He is a co-creator of kiedyprzyjedzie.pl application, which manages the fleet and a channel of information addressed to the passengers.
Przemysław Sowa
PKM Jaworzno
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Stephan Bartosch BIO
Dipl.-Ing. Stephan Bartosch has been Board member since 2012 at the Freiburger Verkehrs AG (VAG). The graduate mechanical engineer was previously in executive positions in the field of drive systems for Rail vehicles at Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG. After his graduation at the University of Karlsruhe, he had started as development and application engineer for engine and transmission systems in the automotive sector.
Stephan Bartosch
Board Member, Freiburger Verkehrs AG (VAG)
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Josep Armengol BIO
After working for the Barcelona Metro for 10 years, Josep joined the Bus company and today is the Director of Bus Technology. His objective is to incorporate the innovative technology in the bus network to make it efficient in the new sustainable mobility that will transform our cities. He is an Industrial Technical Engineer, has a degree in Business Administration and has completed postgraduate training in various business schools.
Josep Armengol
Director of Bus Technology, TMB Barcelona
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Bart Kraaijvanger BIO
Bart Kraaijvanger is Manager of Zero Emission Program at Transdev Netherlands, which is one the largest bus operators in the Netherlands and as Transdev Group in entire Europe. He has a long-term professional experience in public transport and fleet management, especially of e-buses. Recently amongst other duties he is managing deployment of 20 hydrogen zero emission buses in Transdev Connexxion fleet.
Bart Kraaijvanger
Manager of Zero Emission Program, Transdev Netherlands
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Jorgo Chatzimarkakis BIO
Jorgo Chatzimarkakis is CEO of Hydrogen Europe. He was Secretary General of Hydrogen Europe from 2016 to 2021. Before he was Representative of Infineon Technologies in Brussels and Member of the European Parliament (2004 – 2014) inter alia in the ITRE Committee (Industry, Technology, Research and Energy) where he could contribute to lay the cornerstone for the first and the second Joint Undertaking on hydrogen and fuel cells. In 2007 he was elected “MEP of the year” by his colleagues of the European Parliament in the category “Research and Innovation”. In 2015 he was appointed ambassador at large for Greece. Mr Chatzimarkakis was born in Duisburg, Germany. He holds German and Greek nationality, a degree in political science from the University of Bonn.
Jorgo Chatzimarkakis
CEO of Hydrogen Europe
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Magdalena Przybyla BIO
A graduate of Social Sciences, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. Since 2008 authorized for supervisory board, granted by the Ministry of the Treasury. In 2010 she graduated with honors, first in the class, Executive MBA management studies in The West Pomeranian Business School in Szczecin, accredited by Leeds University Business School In her daily work she is focused on the personal development of herself and the employees as well. She likes getting co-workers motivation about the challenges the company is focused about. Magdalena Przybyla has an extensive management experience in all three sectors: public (Secretary of the Municipality 1994-2002), for-profit (Marketing and Sales Director of the Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturer and Distributor 2011-2019) and non-profit (westpommeranian, regional CEO of Voluntary Fire Fighters Association 2003-2011 and regional coordinator for EU grants of European Social Fund). She worked and achieved cooperation experience in different countries (e.g. Slovenia, Germany, Turkey, China), focused on marketing, sales, new products developement and certification. Magdalena Przybyla is a socially engaged person. She was the President of the Ladies Club at the Multinational Corps Notheast in Szczecin. Currently she is the President of the Foundation – Firefighter Combat Challenge Poland. In private life she is a lover of dogs and cats and a books devourer.
Magdalena Przybyla
CEO, MZK Konin
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Petra Piffer BIO
With a law degree followed by a master's degree in business administration at Bocconi University in Milan, is general director of SASA Bolzano since 2014.
Petra Piffer
General Director, SASA Bolzano
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Silvia Kaupa-Götzl BIO
Silvia Kaupa-Götzl started working for the ÖBB Group in 2005, where the trained lawyer has held various management positions, including head of long-distance transport at ÖBB’s Passenger Transport. Since August 2015, she is the CEO of Österreichische Postbus AG, Austria's largest bus company.
Silvia Kaupa-Götzl
CEO, Österreichische Postbus AG
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Peter Hinssen BIO
A serial entrepreneur, advisor, keynote speaker and author, Peter is one of the most sought-after thought leaders on radical innovation, leadership and the impact of all things digital on society and business. He lectures at various business schools such as the London Business School (UK) and MIT in Boston. Peter has founded nexxworks to help organizations become fluid, innovate and thrive in ‘The Day After Tomorrow’.
Peter Hinssen
Author, Futurologist, Featuring Keynote Speaker
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Javier Calleja BIO
Javier Calleja has been the CEO of Solaris Bus and Coach since 2018. Has extensive commercial experience in many sectors, including the transport industry. Before that, for 20 years, Javier Calleja was a partner of Bain & Company, leading consulting companies in the world. Calleja holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Bilbao (Spain) and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD, France.
Javier Calleja
CEO, Solaris Bus & Coach
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Petros Spinaris BIO
Petros Spinaris has been Member of the Board of Solaris Bus & Coach responsible for Sales, Marketing and After Sales since 2019. He joined Solaris in 2009, initially as a Manager of subsidiary in Greece and later in the company’s headquarters in Poland where he was managing the Sales and After Sales Department. Previously, he worked in various managerial positions in European companies of the automotive industry, including the bus industry.
Petros Spinaris
Board Member, Solaris Bus & Coach
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Mateusz Figaszewski BIO
PANEL DISCUSSIONS MODERATOR

Mateusz Figaszewski for nearly twenty years has been working at Solaris, where he is responsible for external communication and the promotion of low and zero-emission vehicles. Member of the Industry Committee at UITP (World Public Transport Association), where he actively supports emission-free solutions for public transport.
Mateusz Figaszewski
E-mobility Development and Market Intelligence Director, Solaris Bus & Coach
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Agnieszka Pril BIO
Agnieszka Pril has been working at Solaris Bus&Coach since 2017 in Research and Development Department. Previously she was responsible for performing Feasibility Studies and adjusting the solution to customer’s needs. Currently in Electrical Systems Team she develops the eSConnect system. Agnieszka has graduated from the University of Technology in Poznan at Faculty of Electrical Engineering with a master’s degree. In 2021 she completed postgraduate studies in Data Warehouses and Data Analysis.
Agnieszka Pril
Design Engineer, Solaris Bus & Coach
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Dariusz Adamczyk BIO
Dariusz Adamczyk is Design Engineer at Solaris Bus & Coach. He has joined Solaris in 2015, and since then has worked in Alternative Drive Customization Department and Research and Development Department as well. Dariusz Adamczyk has graduated from Poznan University of Technology at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Management.
Dariusz Adamczyk
Design Engineer, Solaris Bus & Coach
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Ewelina Politenko BIO
Ewelina Politenko is the Regional Sales Manager at Solaris Bus & Coach. She manages the team in the Sales Department and for many years, in close cooperation with the Solaris Daughters, has been successfully implementing the sales plans of Solaris vehicles on many markets - mainly Italy, Scandinavian countries, the Netherlands and Israel. She joined Solaris 14 years ago, taking her first steps in the Spare Parts Sales Department, and for 10 years working in the Sales Department. She is a graduate of the Adam Mickiewicz University at the Faculty of Modern Languages, she also graduated from the University of Economics in Poznań at the Faculty of International Economy. She is a supporter of teamwork and very committed to her professional work. Privately, mother of 9-year-old Filip, a travel lover and a fan of crime novels by Remigiusz Mróz.
Ewelina Politenko
Regional Sales Manager, Solaris Bus & Coach
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Jakub Jóźwiak BIO
Jakub Jóźwiak has been After Sales Director at Solaris Bus & Coach since 2018. He joined the company in 2006, initially as Spare Parts purchasing specialist and Service Network Development Leader. Since the 2012 he has worked in After Sales Department. Jakub Jóźwiak holds a master’s degree of engineering from the Poznań University of Technology. Currently he is a PhD student at the same University.
Jakub Jóźwiak
After Sales Director, Solaris Bus & Coach
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Katarzyna Morska BIO
In the sales department for over 7 years. She started her career in the automotive industry as a Sales Department Assistant, e.g. analysing sales results. Next, she managed sales projects on the Swiss and German markets, working, among others, on an order of electric vehicles for a key German customer. For one year she has been managing a team which prepares offers and manages contracts for German-speaking markets (Austria, Switzerland, Germany). She graduated from German Studies at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Privately an admirer of literature, especially the Canadian writer Margaret Atwood and travels, both far away as Asia and those close - like the Polish Tatra Mountains.
Katarzyna Morska
Regional Sales Manager, Solaris Bus & Coach
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Łukasz Chelchowski BIO
Łukasz Chełchowski has been Buses Development Director at Solaris Bus & Coach since 2020. He has joined Solaris at 2005, initially as Design Engineer in Electrical and Electronics Department, later has taken the position of Electrical Systems Manager and has been responsible for developing new electrical solutions in busses. Łukasz Chełchowski has graduated from Poznan University of Technology at Faculty of Electrical Engineering and currently he is a PhD student at AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow.
Łukasz Chelchowski
Buses Development Director, Solaris Bus & Coach
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Marcin Pilachowski BIO
Marcin Pilachowski has been working at Solaris since 2005. From the very beginning associated with Engineering Office. At the moment he is the Manager of the Electrical Systems Department. Marcin manages several teams responsible for the development and implementation of new electrical solutions in buses. Graduate of Poznan University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Awarded Master’s and Engineer’s degrees.
Marcin Pilachowski
Electrical Systems Manager, Solaris Bus & Coach
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Marta Lis BIO
Marta Lis has been Sales Director at Solaris Bus & Coach since 2020. She has joined the firm at 2004, initially as a Tendering Specialist. Since the 2014, as Regional Sales Manager, she had been responsible for company business activities in Middle East and Balcan markets. In 2017 she took the position of Export Deputy Director and had been responsible for determining Sales direction for the organisation and Sales supporting on all markets around the world. Marta Lis has graduated from the University of Economics in Poznań at Faculty of Commodity Science. Having 17 years of experience in the Sales and automotive industry, she is a highly skilled manager with an ease of establishing contacts and maintaining relationships with clients. Privately, wife, mother of two sons, a fan of cooking and outdoor activities.
Marta Lis
Sales Director, Solaris Bus & Coach
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Michal Ostachowski BIO
Michal Ostachowski is Deputy Director for Spare Parts Solaris Bus & Coach. He has joined the company in 2009 and since then his work has been concerning the spare parts area: purchasing/logistics, analysis and sales. He is a graduate of International Business at the Poznan University of Economics.
Michal Ostachowski
Deputy Director for Spare Parts, Solaris Bus & Coach
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Paweł Mańkowski BIO
Paweł Mańkowski has been working at Solaris since 2008, and at the moment he is the Leader of the Hydrogen Technologies Team. He contributed to the development of hydrogen buses. He represents Solaris in many European projects promoting hydrogen technologies in mobility. He is a graduate of the Poznań University of Technology as a mechanical and vehicle construction engineer.
Paweł Mańkowski
Leader of the Hydrogen Technologies Team, Solaris Bus & Coach
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Piotr Malaca BIO
Piotr Malaca works as Buses Design Manager in Solaris Bus & Coach. He joined the company over 10 years ago, initially as a Design Engineer. He manages a team of constructors responsible for the search for new solutions, design work and implementation in various areas of bus construction. Piotr Malaca has graduated from Cracow University of Technology at Mechanical Engineering Faculty. Currently he is a PhD student at AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow.
Piotr Malaca
Buses Design Manager, Solaris Bus & Coach
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Romuald Witkowski BIO
Romuald Witkowski has 11 years experience with multilevel background in sales execution across Nordic and German speaking countries. Since 2016 responsible for coordination of hydrogen activities as part of zero emission strategy at Solaris, deploying first buses on road. Last year appointed for Head of Project Management in sales division. Romuald graduated Poznan University of Technology in the field of Road Transportation and vehicle construction. An enthusiast of new technologies, who maintains his passion for the automotive industry in spending his free time on motorcycle travels.
Romuald Witkowski
Project Management Deputy Director, Solaris Bus & Coach

Sessions

7th October 2021

10:30 CET

WELCOME SESSION

Start of #SolarisTalks online conference
Opening Speech – Javier Calleja, Solaris CEO

ELECTRIC BUSES CONCEPT SESSION

Solaris – e-mobility offer and experience
Batteries – what will be the next battery technology?
Charging options and infrastructure – which solution to opt for?
E-mobility after sales package
Electric buses panel discussion

Exchange of experience of practitioners! Meet & Listen to professionals from European cities: Italy, Spain and Poland in deploying large-scale e-buses fleets.

SPECIAL GUEST

14:00
Inspirational Keynote speech by Peter Hinssen

Get inspired by the ideas of world-renowned thought leader on radical innovation who has given numerous keynote presentations around the world, for companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Accenture, Microsoft.

HYDROGEN BUSES SESSION

Solaris hydrogen buses – offer and experience
Hydrogen fuel cell – the future zero emission mobility?
Green, grey or maybe transparent? What colour hydrogen is and why is it safe?
Hydrogen buses panel discussion

Exchange of experience of practitioners! Meet & Listen to professionals from Austria, Netherlands, Italy, Poland, and Hydrogen Europe organization in planning and deploying hydrogen buses.

SUMMARY & NETWORKING

Summary and conclusions of the official part

Petros Spinaris, Solaris Board Member

Networking

Network with Solaris European Subsidiaries Representatives.
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