Cracow, Double Tree by Hilton Hotel September 18th-20th, 2019 - Bochnia, Przeworsk, Rzeszów, Trzebinia.


Dear Sir/Madam,
  For over 20 years we have been meeting at trainings, seminars and conferences organized by FORS. This time we cordially invite you to the 4th International Recycling of vehicles in the country and abroad Conference, which will be held on September 19, 2019 in the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton in Kraków.

   As in previous years, we will host many industry representatives and speakers from Poland and abroad. This year's conference, under the slogan “Practice and experience” (orig. Praktyka i doświadczenie), will be enhanced with the possibility to visit 3 dismantling facilities that have been operating for years in southern Poland: in Bochnia, Przeworsk and Rzeszów. Moreover, there will be a unique opportunity to visit a modern catalytic converter processing plant in Trzebinia.
   During the Conference, in a group of befriended organizations from other countries, we will propose to establish September 18 as the “International Car Recycling Day". This is a symbolic date for the industry as Directive 2000/53/EC became effective on this very date. This Directive setting the basic vehicle recycling targets is now applied in all European countries and in many other countries it is the basis for the implementation of national regulations. It became the “industry’s Constitution” in a way. The car recycling day on September 18 would take place on the European Mobility Week, which ends on September 22 with the globally celebrated “No Car Day”. That is why the idea was born that car recyclers should be able to celebrate during this period. It will also be an excellent opportunity to promote the proper handling of end-of-life vehicles in the media. In addition, there are plans to establish an International Car Recycling Committee, which will include representatives from a number of countries.
   This year, both in Poland and in many other countries, is quite a challenge for the industry: car production is falling, scrap metal prices are falling, whereas the grey economy and bureaucracy are increasing. That is why all hardworking people deserve a moment of relaxation combined with the opportunity to gain new contacts and practical experience. And this is the spirit which will dominate the the 4th International “Recycling of vehicles in the country and abroad” Conferenc. We are convinced that apart from professional experience, both the Conference itself and the beautiful city of Kraków will provide a charge of positive energy.

   During the Conference it will be possible to get acquainted with the offer of exhibitors, invited to present services and devices dedicated for disassembly facilities. Framework programme of the Conference:

September 18, 2019 - a tour of disassembly facilities in Bochnia, Przeworsk, Rzeszów - field orientation meeting - transport by coach.
September 19, 2019 - Conference in Kraków - Double Tree Hotel by Hilton, gala dinner in the evening.
September 20, 2019 - tour of the catalytic converter processing plant in Trzebinia and tour of Krakow - transport by coach.

   Please read the detailed program and offer for sponsors and exhibitors. Applications can be sent now to the FORS office via e-mail to sekretariat@fors.pl or fax to +48 22 8740114. Rooms in the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton can be booked at a special price for conference participants until 31.08.2019 r.

Rezerwacja https://doubletree.hilton.com

Accommodation in a single room costs PLN 399 net / PLN 430.92 gross
Accommodation in a double room costs PLN 459 net / PLN 495,72 gross
It is also possible to make a reservation at the Hotel over Raba in Bochnia near Cracow. Please find the hotel contact details below:
Phone: +48 (14) 611 39 93
Address: Bochnia, ul. Proszowska 121
E-mail: recepcja@hotelnadraba.pl
Website: http://hotelnadraba.pl/hotel/
   Due to the high interest and limited number of seats, please send us your applications and hotel reservations as soon as possible. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that prices are more favorable when registering early.

Yours sincerely,
FORS Management Board / President of FORS


  • Dismantling station’s owners invite you to visit the stations!.

       Car dismantling stations are professional companies which focus on intensive development and search for new investment opportunities. Car dismantling stations of XXI century are beautiful buildings, good equipment and, what’s the most important, qualified employees.
       During the Conference, there is a possibility to vistit three car dismantling stations: Cadilak Bochnia, Impresja Przeworsk and Auto Złom Rudna Mała.
       In the abovementioned stations, care for the natural environment and financial condition results in high recovery of materials as well as acquisition of large amount of parts for second use.
       Dynamic development of recycle industry and market needs led to the development of the stations, which now can deal with: car trade, professional regeneration of car parts, car service or diagnostic stations. You will be able to see all this changes during the study tour at the stations.
       Moreover, as the job is not everything, at the end of the study tour day, we would like to invite you to visit the Museum of Military War Technic, which is located at one of the stations. At the Museum, you can admire exhibits, as well as weapon demonstration, try an armored car ride, watch the drift show, take part in drift taxi, as well as try the military food and lots more.

       All this was born from passion to the automotive. You can participate in our passion during the visit at our stations.

    You are very welcome!


    Stanisław Grzesik, Robert Jaśkowiec, Sebastian Mazur, Stanisław Lorenc

    Unimetal Recycling Sp. z o.o.

       During the third day of the Conference (Friday, September 20, 2019) we kindly invite you to the premises of Unimetal Recycling, which conduct business in acquisition and recycling of catalytic converters.
       We are a company with 20 years of history on Polish and international market. We specialize in acquisition, valuation of catalytic converters as well as recycling of precious metal from catalytic converters.
    Our goal is sustainable development of ecosystem, which is aimed at reduce the mining of limited resources of precious metals, as well as satisfy the needs of future generations for the raw materials such as platinum, paladin and rhodium. The combination of professionalism, experience as well as unceasing desire to develop give us a possibility to realize the best investments and projects. During the Conference, there is a possibility to visit our company’s premises.

       During the visit at our station:

    - we show you the whole process connected with processing of catalytic converters with use of specialized equipment,
    - we present you our laboratory, which is working for car recycling business, as well as perform tests in cooperation with pharmaceutical industry, cosmetics industry and dietary supplement’s producers;
    - we present you our machine park, adapted to prepare analysis with the use of the newest technics (such as ICP MS, HS-GC-FID),
    - with our qualified staff, we will try to answer all your questions about the whole process of acquisition and recycling of catalytic converters as well as we will tell you something more about our laboratory.

    During the visit, we kindly invite you to hot meal.

    See you soon!
    Leszek Jurkowski, Dariusz Seremak



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    Artemis Hatzi-Hull is a lawyer and works for the Directorate for Circular Economy and Green Growth in Directorate-General for the Environment of the European Commission. She is working in the unit dealing with Waste Management and Secondary Materials. She is responsible for the End-of-Life Vehicles Directive since 2006. In the past she has also been in the past responsible for the Batteries Directive, the Packaging Directive, the European Commission's study on plastic waste that triggered the EU Strategy for Plastics, and the legal coordinator of the waste steam directives. Artemis joined the European Commission in 1996 where she worked as a legal advisor for research grants in the DG Research for ten years before moving to DG Environment in 2006. Previously, she worked in law firms in Greece, in the United States and in Belgium in the areas of shipping, business and European law.

    Marty Hollingshead Secretary ARA Hollingshead has been in the professional automotive recycling industry for 45 years, including 34 years as President/Owner of Northlake Auto Recyclers, one of the industry’s leading facilities.  Hollingshead prides himself on taking a hands-on approach in the business, employing the use of checks and balances for quality control to ensure customers only receive the highest quality parts. Northlake was one of the first automotive recycling facilities in the state of Indiana to receive from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management the Indiana Clean Yard – Gold Level Certification in 2009.  Northlake was certified as one of the Indiana Certified Automotive Recycler Exemplary Standards (INCARES) program’s inaugural medalists and was the highest scoring facility in Indiana in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and tied for first place in 2018.  Northlake was also the recipient of the 2016 ARA Certified Automotive Recycler of the Year award, having been nominated by his peers in the industry.

    Paweł Ciećko Graduated from The Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW (1995), the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and the Faculty of Animal Science. Graduated from The Hugon Kołłątaj Academy of Agriculture in Kraków, completed postgraduate studies, the Faculty of Marketing and Management in Agribusiness. Acting as the Voivodeship Environmental Protection Inspector of Małopolska for 11 years. Currently discharging duties of the Chief Inspector of Environmental Protection. Co-author of a publication concerning environmental condition, The European Environment Agency expert, The National Council of Ecology member, the Vice President of the Board of Polish Red Cross unit of Małopolska. He was awarded the Brown Cross of Merit and he was awarded the Honorary Medal for merits for Małopolska voivodeship. Lecturer at Hugon Kołłątaj University of Agriculture in Kraków and lecturer at Jagiellonian University in Kraków.

    Siri Sveinsvollhas been the chairman of EGARA, European Group of Automotive Recycling Associations since 2018, representing national Automotive Recycling Associations in Europe. She’s been a member of the board of EGARA, on behalf of NBF, since 2007.   NBF, Norges Biloppsamleres Forening, is the national Automotive Recycling Associations in Norway, and member of EGARA. NBF represent approximately 70 automotive recycling facilities throughout Norway. Siri was the chairman of NBF during the period 2007-2010 , and since then she’s EGARA delegate and adviser for the association.   She’s a third generation car dismantler, and graduated in business administration & finance. Before she started working full time in her family business Knoks Bildeler, she worked several years in the airline industry. Knoks Bildeler process yearly 6000 cars, both ELVs and salvage cars.

    D. Rafael Angel Gomez Haro. Company Owner Manager Provaluta España Reciclaje de Metales, SL,(Spain) and International Trade B&G SARL, (Morocco), Second Vice President of AAD. (Andalusian Association of Cars Dismantlers). 24 years of professional career in companies dedicated to the recycling of cars and their raw materials, catalyst recycling and international trade, has learned extensive knowledge of the recycling and environmental sector.

    Biografia Andy’ego Lathama From shop floor apprenticeship to After Sales Manager in retail motor industry, joined Aviva as Claims Engineer, now specialist in Motor Salvage and Automotive Recycling. Have a desire to raise professionalism within the global Auto Recycling industry, support and develop talented people within the industry who will be able to improve and advance auto recycling across the world. Member of the Steering Committee for the bi-annual CARS Expo (www.cars-expo.com), Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Automotive Recyclers Association and member of the Management Committee of the UK Vehicle Recycler's Association (https://www.vrauk.org). Registered as Incorporated Engineer (IEng) with the Engineering Council UK, Advanced Automotive Engineer (AAE) and Fellow of the Institute of the Motor Industry (FIMI), Member of the Society of Operation Engineers (MSOE) and Member of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers (MIRTE).

    Fady Gerges is an Egyptian businessman, exporter and importer. Since 2007, he has been exported spare parts from Eastern Europe to Egyptian market. He is the owner of car parts manufacture close to Cairo. He operates on retail and wholesale market. He is a specialist on Egyptian market and Near East market..

    Kenneth Okafor is a Nigerian exporter of spare parts from European market to Nigerian market. He specializes in and operates on car market in Nigeria, as well as other West African countries.

    Agnieszka Misiejuk Legal adviser. She practices law in her private Legal Consulting Office, which is oriented to comprehensive services for entrepreneurs in administrative, commercial, civil and labor law matters. She specializes in matters related to environmental protection law and waste management, including management of end-of-life vehicles. She has many years of experience in representing entrepreneurs before public administration bodies, e.g. in terms of control procedures as well as experience within the scope of court trials, representing clients before civil courts of all instances and administrative courts). She cooperates with non-governmental organizations in the scope of legal consulting and training organization. Member of the Automotive Industry Lawyers Association (SPRM). She has worked with the FORS Association for over a dozen years, and 8 years ago she became the Vice President of the Board.

    Łukasz Cioch Presenter, announcer, moderator of (specialist) industry debates - passionate about intercultural and non-verbal communication, specialized in business ecosystems. He provides original training sessions on public speaking, non-verbal communication and presentation techniques. Communication and Public Affairs Advisor in ASPIRE (Association of IT & Business Process Services which brings together over 150 largest international companies in Małopolska). Conference interpreter with many years of experience and translator of books written by the world's management gurus (permanent cooperation with Harvard Business Review). He has cooperated, among others, with DISCOVERY CHANNEL, TVP1, TVN, RMF Classic. He coordinated several international conferences, events and projects; he created the Center for Energy Analysis (think-tank), which he managed in years 2011-2012.


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