V International FORS Conference

"Recycling of end-of-life vehicles in the country and in the world"

Review of national end-of-life vehicle recycling systems.

Warsaw, September 13th -14th , 2023


Dear Sir/Madam,

You are very welcome to participate in the 5th International FORS Conference.

   The Board of the FORS Association is pleased to invite you to the 5th International Conference titled: "Recycling of the end-of-life vehicles in Poland and in the world". The conference will take place on Wednesday and Thursday - September 13th and 14th at the AIRPORT HOTEL OKĘCIE in Warsaw at Komitetu Obrony Robotników 24 street.

The four previous conferences were held in 2016-2019, gathering hundreds of guests from Poland and abroad, numerous representatives of institutions related to the broadly understood automotive industry and representatives of government administration. After a four-year break caused by Covid, we are back with a proposal of meetings in an international group again. At the same time we hope that we will repeat the big audience and interest in that Conference like in the previous ones.

This time, the leitmotif will be a review of national end-of-life vehicle recycling systems and thanks to the numerous participation of foreign guests, we will also be able to get to know the systems from the Netherlands, France, England, Spain, Nigeria, the United States, South Korea, Japan, Mexico, Belgium and Ukraine. We will start by presenting our national Polish system, and then we will gradually move away, getting to know the solutions binding European countries and than Asian and American countries. When discussing each system, general characteristics of the end-of-life vehicle market in a given country will be presented. The topics of the “grey economy”, the role of individual operators in the recycling system, the market of parts from the dismantling of electric and hybrid vehicles, theft of catalysts, problems with the management of waste from dismantling vehicles will also be discussed. Thanks to this, we will be able to see how individual solutions used in different countries affect the development of the industry, the size of the shadow-grey economy and what are the main problems, as well as the directions of development of the industry. We will also try to identify the challenges faced by the industry in fact of the changing market (increasing hybrid and electric vehicles), as well as legal changes planned in the European Union in the area of vehicle recycling.

All presentations of the national systems will be prepared according to one scheme (topics - which we attached for you to view) - which will allow for the systematization of the information provided and facilitate comparisons in individual thematic blocks.

Scheme – topics.pdf

In addition to the overview of national systems, we have planned several other topics. We invited a representative of the international organization EGARA - associating organizations of car recyclers from various countries for a short presentation of their activities. Also, in connection with the planned changes in EU regulations in the area of recycling of end-of-life vehicles, we’ve invited a representative of the European Commission to present the direction of changes and planned solutions, which will soon also have to be implemented in the legal systems of individual EU countries. Undoubtedly, an interesting point of the Conference will be the presentation concerning the use of drones in the recycling industry and more. Those who sell used parts will might be interested in the subject of certification of companies selling parts considered sensitive (e.g. airbags) or the innovative use of batteries removed from electric vehicles.

During the Conference there will also be presentations of companies offering products and services dedicated to disassembly stations and the scrap industry.

As in previous years, we would visit the dismantling station – now in Łochów place - which is located 59 km from Warsaw, where you will get familiar with the standard of the station operating in Poland. During the tour, equipment for station equipment will be presented - which cannot be presented in conference rooms. We will end the tour with a joint feast, local fiesta.

On the second day of the Conference, we will conclude the debate with most interesting and effective solutions in the fight against the shadow economy, as well as those that support the development and image of the vehicle recycling industry. We will also talk about the future of the industry in the context of the changing market, as well as the challenges of the new legislation.

The conference we will end with a special gala dinner during which we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the FORS Association. We promise nice accents and memories - especially people who created the history of our association.

All interested in participating in the V International FORS Conference are cordially invited. During the Conference we provide simultaneous translation into Polish and English.

Conference details:
Participation in the two-day Conference costs 1,250 PLN gross per person. The price also includes the trip and visit to the dismantling station and participation in the Gala Dinner. We are waiting for your registrations / payment until September 06, 2023 at the latest.

Hotel rooms should be booked on your own - using name “FORS” as making your reservation you can book accommodation at the AIRPORT HOTEL OKĘCIE in Warsaw at a price prepared especially for the participants of this Conference: Costs:
• 390 PLN net for a single Comfort room
• 440 PLN net for a double Comfort room
The number of rooms in these prices are limited.

If you have any questions, please contact the Association's office by e-mail: sekretariat@fors.pl or by phone +48 602 787 078

Hope to you see All!
Board of FORS Association



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Adam Małyszko. Polish businessman, expert in car recycling and waste management. President of FORS Association for the last 15 years. He is an active member of Chamber of Industry and Commerce as well as Polish Scientific Recycling Association. He has initiated many practical and legislative resolutions in the area of car recycling and other waste. He has created ARES system in Poland.

Nikolaj Klimovicz. NikolaCEO of KVV Group, who has been processing scrap metal in Ukraine for 20 years. The volume of shipments before the war was about 40,000 tons per month. The company has 45 production plants throughout the country. Since 2022, it has been the largest exporter of scrap metal from Ukraine to Poland.

Henk Jan Nix. General Secretary of EGARA since 2006. Specialties: Environment, End of life vehicles, Legislation, crime prevention, EU lobby. Since 1998, he has been working in the STIBA organization representing the interests of the vehicle dismantling industry.

Martyna Robakowska. PhD – European Commission, DG Environment. Environmental lawyer working in the European Commission, DG Environment, Circular Economy Directorate, Unit From Waste to Resources. She is one of the members of End-of-Life Vehicles team who prepared a proposal for a Regulation on circularity requirements for vehicle design and on management of end-of-life vehicles. She recently defended a PhD thesis titled "Waste as an object of civil law transactions in the perspective of circular economy implementation".

Claire Lichawski. A lawyer in the field of environmental law, with an initial education in the field of general public law. She speaks fluent German and English. Since 2019 Head of the "Recycling of end-of-life vehicles" business at Mobilians, also Egara Member

Terry Charlton. Managing Director of the family company Charlton Recycled Autoparts Ltd. https://www.charltonautoparts.co.uk/ . From the very beginning he has specialized in the dismantling of modern vehicles. In the 1980s the company moved to larger premises in Waterbeach and became a leading supplier of high quality tested, used parts, then they began to specialize in selling parts for Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Dodge, SmartCar and Chrysler/Jeep. In 2015, Charlton's company focused on 4x4 vehicles, still operating to high standards. Nowadays they dismantle approx 300 4x4 ‘breaker’ vehicles each year, plus thousands of ‘end of life’ vehicles.

D. Rafael Angel Gomez Haro. Owner and manager of Espana Recciclaje de Metales SL in Spain and International Trade B&G SARL in Morocco. Vice President of the Andalusian AAD Association. He has over 25 years of experience in companies dealing with the recycling of cars and raw materials, as well as catalysts and international trade. Rafael Gomez has extensive environmental knowledge.

Kenneth OkaforA long-term exporter of used car parts from the European market to the Nigerian market. Practitioner, expert on the automotive market in Nigeria, but also in other West African countries.

Marty Hollingshead. He has been operating in the professional automotive recycling industry for over 45 years. Owner and CEO of Northlake Auto Recyclers, one of the first and leading auto recycling facilities in the industry. In 2009, he received the Indiana Clean Yard - Gold Level Certification certificate from the Department of Environmental Management, being a leader for many years. He is a member of the American ARA, where he previously served as Secretary. In 2016, his company also received the Certified Automotive Recycler of the Year from ARA.

Juny Nam. Graduate of the Department of Int’l Relations at the Seoul National University. He started his career in the Machinery Department at Daewoo Corp. In the 1990s, the CEO of Paul Trading Corp. Since 1994, he has been the President of Goodbyecar Corp., and since 2016 he has been a member of the Central Committee for Environmental Protection. GYBM (Global Young Business Manager) mentor. Author and co-author of the books: Who is strong in trading, succeeds, Let's learn to trade easily, Goodbye! PM, Hantijae. Winner of numerous awards and distinctions. Lecturing at the Korea Productivity Center and Trade Association.

Robert Fintak. President of the Management Board of Terra Hexen. Graduate of MBA studies at Koźmiński Academy, European Academy of Diplomacy and National Defense Academy, postgraduate studies in Management and Marketing. Expert and advisor in building partnership and franchise networks. He completed numerous training courses in sales, leadership, relationship building, PR, NLP, Kaizen, as well as international negotiations at the Polish Institute of International Affairs. He is certified as an ISO 27001 system representative related to information security management, as well as a certified security auditor. In 2014 he was awarded the title of VIP graduate of the University of Lodz. He is a member of the Council of the Lodz Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Professor Dr. Kenichi Togawa. Born in Sapporo city, Japan, in 1964. Master's degree in pharmaceutical sciences and a licensed pharmacist in Japan. After several years of research on the coal industry, he has focused in automobile recycling since the late 1980s. Doctor's degree in Economics in Japan. He has been teaching economics at Kumamoto University since 2005. His mother donated one of her kidney to him, but his kidney lost its function 10 years ago and he is now a dialysis patient again.

Ana Cecilia Martínez. President - Red Iberoamericana de Medio Ambiente A.C. M.A. International Relations and MSc Globalization & Development. Recycling business is very important: People, Planet, Profit. Speaker & consultant. More than 14 years of experience in international commerce, specializing in recycling commodities mainly from LatAm to Asia and Europe. More than 12 years of experience in non-for-profit organizations founding and management. Passionate about and fighter for social development and sustainability; firm believer and supporter of digital transformation in business and public policies.

Sue Schauls. Has a degree in Science: Environmental Planning from the University of Northern Iowa. As the Executive Director of Iowa Automotive Recyclers she developed and implemented the Iowa – Certified Auto Recyclers Environmental (I-CARE) program. She conducts on-site compliance audits and training. As a consultant to the international Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA), Sue integrated the CAR certification program with the Gold Seal program for quality assurance, High Voltage Vehicle certification for safe management of electric and hybrid vehicles, and the Recall Certification for airbag safety and sales in an online audit system for tracking compliance with the standards. Helpful information can be found on websites that Sue maintains: www.sueschauls.com/sds.html or https://aracertification.com/ or www.ecarcenter.org/ She is an automotive environmental and safety expert who provides training and consultations to the automotive salvage industry through Sue Schauls Consulting, since March 2008 to the present. She also conducts freelance writing and project management. Prior to focusing on auto recycling, Sue worked at the university-based Iowa Waste Reduction Center from 1995 to 2008 providing environmental technical assistance to all types of small businesses. Prior to that she worked at Electronic Data Systems, a subsidiary of General Motors.

Łukasz Cioch Owner of LCMedia.pl, a company specializing in strategic consulting, audits of international conferences and congresses as well as storytelling and communication strategies (institutions/corporations/cities). Łukasz works with cities, numerous international organizations and global corporations, as well as the NGO sector on a daily basis. He is also an experienced compere/host of over 400 industry conferences and congresses, specializing in the most demanding, English-language formats, as well as a trainer of public speaking and non-verbal communication. Before starting his own company, still during his postgraduate studies, he started working in one of the largest multinational corporations in Poland, where after only 5 years of work he was the director of communication and CSR, editor-in-chief and spokesperson. After returning to Krakow, he worked also as an academic lecturer, project manager and head of a think-tank at one of universities.



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  • 2nd International Conference "RECYCLING VEHICLES IN THE COUNTRY AND IN THE WORLD" www
  • Photo report from 2nd International Conference foto www
  • 1st International Conference “Recykling 2017” www
  • Photo report from 1st International Conference foto www

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