9th International Factoring Congress

September 20th, 2018, Warsaw

The Westin Warsaw Hotel, Jana Pawla II Avenue 21

September 20th, 2018

he International Factoring Congress is one of the most important factoring events in Poland that marked in the factoring geeks’ calendars. For the ninth time in row we meet in a group of Polish and international professionals to review the problems encountered by the factoring industry in Poland. Discussion on the opportunities and threats for further growth of the factoring market in Poland traditionally dominate the Congress.

This year’s edition will be devoted to the use of new technologies in business, finance and factoring. The opportunities for the industry in the context of fintech development will be evaluated. Experts will also undertake a thorough analysis of changes taking place in the economic and legal environment.

Within eight years of practicing these conferences, we have created a unique atmosphere. It is based on openness, professionalism and experience thus it brings the opportunity to build personal and professional relationships.

Let us all to contribute to the success of the meeting.


08:30 – 09:30
Registration / morning coffee
09:30 – 09:35
Opening of the Congress
Sebastian Grabek, Chairman of the PFA Executive Committee
09:35 – 10:35
Act and go forward!
Jurek Owsiak, Chairman of the Board of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation
10:35 – 11:15
Factoring in a global perspective. World of factoring in 2018. Polish factoring market in 2018.

John Brehcist, FCI Advocacy Director, EU Federation, założyciel Roundwindow Consultacy Services
Sebastian Grabek, Chairman of the PFA Executive Committee

11:15 – 11:45
Coffee break
11:45 – 13:00
Discussion panel: New technologies and fintechs on the polish market

Panelists: Peter Brinsley (Managing Director of Point Forward Ltd – Great Britain), Gilles Sablin (CIO Advanced Trade Growth Fund), Jakub Więcław (Chairman of the Management Board of inviPay.com), Monika Woźniak (Operation Director of SMEO), Maciej Drowanowski (Chairman of the Management Board of Monevia), Daniel Mączyński (Vice Chairman of the Management Board of Pragma Faktoring SA)
Moderator: Michał Pawlik (Chairman of the Management Board of SMEO)

13:00 – 13:15
Awarding the winners of PFA competition “Golden Pen of PZF”

PFA Executive Committee

13:15 – 14:15
14:15 – 15:15
Discussion panel: Clients on factoring 

Panelists: Paweł Bielski (Chairman of the Management Board of Polski Gaz S.A.), Krystian Gunia (Proxy of Cognor S.A.) , Grzegorz Zembrzuski (HR Global), Justyna Nałęcz – Chmielewska (Deputy Director of Finance PKP Energetyka SA)
Moderator: Małgorzata Szymańska (Director of Factoring Department of BOS Bank)

15:15 – 15:45
Coffee break
15:45 – 17:15
Discussion panel: Impact of new legal regulations

Panelists: Tadeusz Białek (Director of the Law and Legislative Department of the Polish Bank Association), Piotr Zawacki (Senior Manager, Deloitte Tax), Tomasz Wagner (Senior Manager EY)
Moderator: Ewa Guzowska (Legal Counsel, Partner of the Law Firm KGK Kancelaria Radcowska E. Guzowska i S-ka)

17:15 – 17:30
Closing of the Congress
Sebastian Grabek, Chairman of the PFA Executive Committee
18:00 – 23:00
Networking dinner at Stixx Restaurant


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