The mission of the PUŁAWY Competence Center is to provide additional benefits to the agricultural market participants.

The fifth „Science – Business – Agriculture” Conference

On Thursday 15th October there will be the fifth jubilee “Science – Business – Agriculture” Conference held. The Conference is organized by the PUŁAWY Competence Center. It is a cyclical form of a dialogue where key representatives of science, business, industry and agriculture entrepreneurs meet. The honorary patronage over the event was taken by: the Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of European Parliament, Fertilizers Europe, bringing together European fertilizers producers, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The media patronage were taken by: the Polish Television, Polish Radio and Kurier Lubelski. The Conference, as previously, will be held in Puławy Science – Technology Park at Mościckiego 1 Street.

The program of this year’s Conference provides a discussion panel related to official presentation of the report entitled “Poland as an attractive producer and food supplier”, worked out by the Puławy Competence Center.  The aim of the report is to show, that during the recent years, Poland has become not only an attractive producer but also food supplier in Europe and around the world. The report presents the transition process in this regard and it will suggest directions of further development for maintaining a significant position in Europe.  The material is addressed not only to sector leaders but also to journalists, analysts and agri – food producers.

Another discussion panel is a presentation “Education in the agri – food sector”. The last panel will present matters of “New regulation for Nitrates Directive – and what is going to happen next?”.

The participation in the fifth “Science – Business – Agriculture” was announced by the Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of European Parliament Mr. Czesław Siekierski, President of the Management Board Mr.Paweł Jarczewski and the representative of the Fertilizers Europe Mr. Jacob Hansen.

Conference Agenda:
11.00 – 11.30 Registration of the participants
11.30 – 12.30 Greeting and introduction
Zenon Pokojski Ph. D – PUŁAWY Competence Center Consortium Coordinator
Paweł Jarczewski – Grupa Azoty President of the Management Board
Czesław Siekierski – Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Agriculture     and Rural Development
Jacob Hansen – Director General of Fertilizers Europe
12.30 – 13.30 Introduction of the report “Poland as an attractive producer and food supplier”
Presentation: Prof. Janusz Igras, Ph.D., Eng. – the Scientific Director in the New Chemical Syntheses Institute
Zenon Pokojski Ph. D – PUŁAWY Competence Center Consortium Coordinator
Panel discussion
13.30 – 14.30 Lunch + press breefing
14.30 – 15.30 Education in the agro-food sector
Presentation: Andrzej Jacaszek – editor of the Harvard Business Review Polska and Managing Direcotr of the ICAN Institute
Panel discussion
15.30 – 16.00 Break
16.00 – 17.00 New regulation for Nitrates Directive – and what is going to happen next?
Presentation: Prof. Wojciech Lipiński, Ph.D. – Director of the National Chemical-Agricultural Station
Panel discussion
All panel discussions will be held with participation of science, business and agricultural practice representatives.