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Hub airports and their regions. Strategic synergy as a key to success

Conference held by Centralny Port Komunikacyjny will be a convenient opportunity for everyone interested in broad discussion on the full scope of matters regarding development of airport regions.

It will consist of 6 sessions, each one covering areas such as economic development, cooperation and synergy between local authorities and the investor, case study and many more. The conference will be attended by domestic and international professionals and experts in airline sector as well as local development. Every participant will leave the event equipped with the knowledge, shared ideas and extended network of relations in the field of airport regions development.


  • date: November 23-24, 2023 (Thursday-Friday),
  • place: Renaissance Warsaw Airport Hotel (Żwirki i Wigury 1H, 00-906 Warszawa),
  • participation: free of charge, online registration obligatory.

The conference is organized by Centralny Port Komunikacyjny, Polish company responsible for building a new hub airport next to Warsaw. Other entities co-creating the event are:

  • co-organizer: Airports Regions Council, the association of regional and local authorities with an airport situated within or near their territories,
  • patronage: Institute of Urban and Regional Development/Instytut Rozwoju Miast i Regionów,
  • patronage: V4+ Airports, the association uniting airports from V4+ countries [TBC].

During whole conference there will be available simultaneous Polish-English interpretation.

In case of questions or any queries, please contact [email protected] or [email protected]

Framework agenda:

Day 1 (November 23rd)

  • 12:00-12:10 – opening of the conference and the welcome remarks
  • 12:10-12:20 – presentation of CPK airport concept design
  • 12:20-12:30 – presentation of CPK regional development strategy
  • 12:30-12:40 – presentation of ARC
  • 14:30-15:30 – session 2: Urban development of the airport region [session of presentations]
  • 15:30-15:45 – coffee break
  • 15:45-16:45 – session 3: Social matters in big investments (especially airports)
  • 16:45-17:00 – summary and closing of day 1

Day 2 (November 24th)

  • 9:30-9:40 – welcome & opening of day 2
  • 9:50-10:45 – session 4: Strategic approach
  • 10:45-11:00 – coffee break
  • 11:00-12:00 – session 5: Between investor and local communities
  • 12:00-12:15 – coffee break
  • 12:15-13:15 – session 6: Between public investor and private businesses
  • 13:15-13:30 – summary and closing of the conference.
  • 13:30-14:00 – lunch


  • Minister Marcin Horała, secretary of state in the Ministry for Funds and Regional Development, government plenipotentiary for the Centralny Port Komunikacyjny,
  • Mikołaj Wild, CEO of Centralny Port Komunikacyjny,
  • Gheorghe Marian Cristescu, CEO of Polski Holding Hotelowy,
  • Łukasz Gałczyński, Vice President of Industry Development Agency Jsc,
  • Sergi Alegre, Airport Regions Council, director general,
  • Samira Serka, Aéroports de Paris SA,
  • Ulla Ruuskannen, Vantaa,
  • Carles Ferreiro, Serveis d’Empresa i Innovació, Àmbit Transició Ecològica i Promoció de la Ciutat, Viladecans,
  • Max Hirsh, Airport City Academy,
  • Pieter van der Horst, Airport City Academy,
  • Ignasi Ragàs, independent expert in transportation and economic development,
  • Vladimír Vytiska, Prague Airport Region,
  • dr Johanna Sonnenburg, Center for Metropolitan Studies, Technische Universität Berlin,
  • Janusz Szewczuk, Association of Polish Cities,
  • Grzegorz Benedykciński, Burmistrz Grodziska Mazowieckiego,
  • Robert Żyśko, Lublin City Office,
  • dr hab. inż. arch. Michał Stangel, Katedra Urbanistyki i Planowania Przestrzennego, Wydział Architektury Politechniki Śląskiej,
  • Aleksandra Matuszewska, Polski Holding Hotelowy,
  • dr Agata Kozłowska, Investment Partners/Instytut Sobieskiego,
  • Hanna Milewska-Wilk, Instytut Rozwoju Miast i Regionów,
  • Grzegorz Kmiecik, Ministry for Funds and Regional Development,
  • Jędrzej Kolesiński, Foster+Partners,
  • Przemysław Derwich, Centralny Port Komunikacyjny,
  • Paweł Paszak, Centralny Port Komunikacyjny,
  • Daniel Piotrowski, Centralny Port Komunikacyjny,
  • Sławomir Pelczar, Centralny Port Komunikacyjny,
  • Michał Kmiecik, Centralny Port Komunikacyjny,
  • Jan Zujewicz, Centralny Port Komunikacyjny.

Registration for this event was closed on 20.11.2023