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Italian - Polish Aerospace Forum

November 22, 2023 | Hotel Bellotto | Warsaw

The most important event about the scientific and business cooperation between Italy and Poland in the Aerospace sector! 

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Italian-Polish Aerospace Forum

The Italian-Polish Aerospace Forum is aimed to create a strong Italian-Polish Aerospace value chain.

The event includes a conference with industry experts and a matchmaking networking session with all companies participating at the event.

The forum is hosted by the Italian Embassy in Poland, with the support of the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Poland, as well as the Italian Trade Agency.

The Forum’s strategic partner is Leonardo, Italian champion of the aerospace sector, which in Poland proudly supports the Ministry of National Defence on several key programmes.


November 22, 2023

08.30 Registration + welcome coffee

09.00 Official opening ceremony

  • H. E. Luca Franchetti Pardo – Italian Ambassador to Poland;
  • Ms. Kamila Król – Undersecretary of State, Polish Ministry of Economic Development and Technology;
  • Mr. Paolo Lemma – Director of ICE in Warsaw;
  • Mr. Piero Cannas, President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Poland;
  • Dr. Andrzej Dybczyński – President, Łukasiewicz Research Network.

09.20 Presentation of Leonardo Poland activities

Mr. Marco Lupo – President of Leonardo Poland;


09:30 Discussion Panel I

How can synergy between Poland and Italy contribute to the technical modernization and expansions of capabilities of the Polish armed forces, especially in the context of PL-IT cooperation in various fields?

The panel will be dedicated to the cooperation between Polish and Italian armed forces as well as its respective defence sectors. We would like to explore whether a Polish-Italian synergy in the field of security & defence could support the rapid technological modernization of the Polish Army and expand its existing capabilities even further.


  • Mr. Jacek Libucha (CEO of PZL Swidnik);
  • Mr. Calcedonio Aurelio Boscarino (Leonardo Aircraft Division);
  • Gen. Luca De Martinis (Head of IV Department – Segredifesa – Italian MoD);
  • Rt. Gen. Jacek Pszczoła (Former Head of Polish Air Force, member of Alioth Foundation);
  • Mr. Paweł Stężycki (Director General in Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation and President of Association of Polish Aerospace Industry);
  • Prof. Dario Peirone (President of Piedmont Agency for Investments).

Moderator: Mr. Michal Oleksiejuk, Casimir Pulaski Foundation.

11.00 Coffee break


11.30 Discussion Panel II

Aerospace economy – how can the air & space sector make a country more innovative?

Opportunities & benefits of collaboration in aerospace sector.

The aim of this panel is to explore the opportunities and the benefits that the Italian-Polish cooperation in aerospace sector could bring to both countries. Poland already has its specializations and a lot of experience: in missile technologies and microsatellite systems. Experiences of both Countries will be discussed, as well as their different approaches and best practices. We will touch upon key components of the sector: AI, innovative technologies, advanced research, and sustainable development.


  • Ms. Kamila Król (Undersecretary of State, Polish Ministry of Economic Development and Technology);
  • Mr. Andrea Gaggelli (Vice President Sales Optronics & Space Equipment LoB – Leonardo);
  • Mr. Pawel Wojtkiewicz (President of Polish Space Industry Association);
  • Col. Marcin Mazur (Vice President of Polish Space Agency, POLSA);
  • Brig. Gen. Marcin Górka (Director of the Innovation Department – Polish Ministry of Defense, Minister of National Defense’s Plenipotentiary for Space);
  • Mr. Marcin Dobrowolski (CEO of PIAP SPACE);
  • Brig. Gen. Luca Monaco (Space Operations HQ – Commander of the Space Operations Command – Italian Ministry of Defence);
  • Mr. Giampiero Di Paolo (Vice-President for Domain Observation, Navigation Italy, Thales Alenia Space).

Moderator: Mr. Michal Oleksiejuk, Casimir Pulaski Foundation.

13:15 Networking lunch

15.00 Networking Session

Series of pre-arranged B2B and G2B meetings

18.00 Closing reception

Working languages: Italian/Polish, simultaneous translation

During the 3rd Italian-Polish Aerospace Forum, guests will have an opportunity to explore the wide aviation-related offer of Leonardo SpA, as well as to speak with representatives of locally based Leonardo Poland about cooperation opportunities and Leonardo’s product range for Poland.

Business networking opportunities

The Italian-Polish Aerospace Forum is a unique opportunity to build a network of contacts in the industry and acquire new business partners.

Join the SPEED BUSINESS MIXER, the round table fast networking format to create many business contacts in a short period of time. Bring with you many business cards and introduce your company to potential partners and clients.

How does the Speed Business Mixer work?

  • 80 selected aerospace companies attending
  • Networking round tables
  • Max. 10-person groups per table
  • 1,5 minutes to present your company at each session
  • Develop your business contacts in the B2B ZONE, a special place designed specifically for 1:1 meetings with the companies met during the SBM.
  • Bring a lot of your business cards!

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Hotel Bellotto
Ul. Senatorska 13/15,
00-075 Warszawa



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