DtB Sustainability Summit 2023 | LECTURES | DAY I
reserved spots: 129/190
The blocks are held in Polish and English, all lectures are simultaneously translated.
9:15-9:50 | Networking & Check In
Morning networking over a cup of coffee. With its relaxed vibe of a conference backstage conversation, this informal meet-up will allow you to meet other entrepreneurs, creatives, and professionals attending the event.
10:00-11:15 | block #1
Future & Regenerative Thinking
How can we shape the future of business using partnerships and innovative regenerative strategies in a circular society? We will discuss critical aspects of a shared vision for the future and the impact of a circular economy on design. We will present a variety of regenerative design strategies that can support long-term success and sustainable development of businesses while helping to cope with uncertainty and a changing business environment to contribute to the health and well-being of society.
Design & Regenerative Thinking | Peter van Assche (bureau SLA, Architect & founder)
Architect and mathematician Peter van Assche will talk about new design repertoires for a circular economy. The talk will not just be about design, but also about the journeys of Gulliver, Models of Doom, the Anthropocene, Alice in Wonderland, László Moholy-Nagy, hobbit houses and the making of toasters.
Visionary Partnership: Exploring Future Pathways towards a Circular Society through Shared Vision and Systemic Knowledge | Paul Lequay (Ericsson, Service Design Manager, She is Lucid, Co-founder)
Partnership in the exploration of future pathways towards a circular society is a key enabler to mobilize common imaginaries and deliver systemic and impactful sustainable innovations. To succeed in creating a common circular vision, it is paramount to build systemic knowledge about today and tomorrow.
11:15-12:05 | block #2
Can we bring change to the whole industry?
Can circularity and ethics define the future of fashion? We'll discuss how circular strategies and innovative production methods can counteract overconsumption. We'll examine the role of conscious consumers and pioneers of sustainable fashion in shaping the future of this industry. Real-life examples will show how these strategies impact reality.
Circular fashion – a potential for change or another eyewash? | Ola Bąkowska (Circle Economy, Strategist Circular Textiles and Apparel)
Strategies for circularity respond to social and climate challenges posed by (ultra)fast fashion and overconsumption. Let’s get back to the basics: circularity is primarily about using existing products for as long as possible and reducing the need for “new” ones. This popular strategy can transform the clothing industry into a more socially responsible business and reduce waste.
Lease a Jeans. The circular economy brought alive in the fashion industry | Bert Van Son (Mud Jeans, Founder & CEO)
Disrupting the fashion industry through a circular business model. Have you ever questioned where your clothing items come from, who made them, and what materials were used? MUD Jeans, one of the world's first B Corps and a pioneer of the 'Lease a Jeans' circular business model since 2012, urges you to ask these questions. Considered the most sustainable jeans, they are also consciously created from 40% post-consumer waste, using an innovative approach to reusing materials and a commitment to ethical production.
12:05-12:20 | coffee break and networking
12:20-13:10 | block #3
How to pioneer a change?
Can pioneers in sustainability create new role models where none previously existed? Discover innovative production methods, closed-loop business approaches, and uncommon organizations that boldly chart new directions and become role models to follow. Inspiring case studies will demonstrate the pros and cons of being a pioneer in sustainable development.
Circular technologies for design and furniture | Ricco Fiorito (Cooloo, Commercial Circular Officer)
A case example of Cooloo’s new way of furniture production, technology and circular business models. Currently we throw away 11 billion kg of furniture in Europe every year. Worldwide we generate 5 billion kg of leather waste. This is a waste and a problem. Cooloo has developed technologies and concepts as a solution for these problems.
#It’s Worth Being Green | Jarosław Żubka (Warta Poznań, ESG Proxy of the Management Board)
Football club with a 111-year tradition decided to reshape itself according to the ESG principles. Being a white (or actually green) whale on the Polish sports map, it builds a competitive advantage in the sports industry.
13:10-14:00 | long break & networking
|Speed networking. Facilitated activity where participants engage in a series of short, timed interactions to quickly exchange information and establish connections with multiple Summit participants.
14:00-14:50 | block #4
Development through collaboration
How can values and partnerships contribute to sustainable development? How can strategic collaboration contribute to achieving sustainable development goals? In this block, we will focus on the key elements of effective collaboration that can lead to significant changes across various sectors. We will discuss how well-defined values and a shared goal can contribute to the creation of innovative projects, while also highlighting the need to balance environmental requirements, user needs, and resource constraints.
Speed of changes: green building for Sustainable Development Goals – cooperation for action | Magdalena Wojtas (PLGBC, Sustainable Development Manager)
Cooperation for strategic changes towards sustainable development is crucial. The construction industry is largely responsible for resource consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Let’s talk about the potential for cooperation towards a sustainable construction industry.
Sustainability, excellence, and perfection – where good is good enough | Dominika Zielińska (Workplace, Co-CEO & futures designer), Ireneusz Kołodziej (Arup, Director)
How can we collaborate effectively for sustainable development? Let’s find out by looking at the example of the Arup Workplace office in Warsaw. The pursuit of perfection is a path that has no end. In the context of the present times, excellence can be sustainable development understood as a process.
14:50-15:00 | lectures wrap-up
moderation: Henryk Stawicki (Change Pilots, Sustainability and Innovation Strategy Pilot)
leading the first day : Anna Kurnatowska (Country Director Too Good To Go).
15:00-15:30 | coffee break & networking
15:15-15:55 | pre workshop warm-up sessions
Innovation through pleasure | Tomasz Ciesielski (Teatr Nowszy, Trainer, choreographer and business facilitator)
A warm-up session aimed at strengthening participants' readiness for the unknown (serendipity) preceding the workshop sessions. Try creative tools based on feedback and enjoyment using movement and theatrical improvisation. Registration for the warm-up will be open on the day of the event at the info point.
15:20-16:30 | educational game
Educational game: Climate Fresk – travel edition | Katarzyna Król (Zymetria, Head of Sustainability Insights & Research), Agata Delmaczyńska (JWA, Head of ESG)
Engaging game based on IPCC reports. Learn about climate change, its consequences, and prevention. Registration will be open on the day of the event at the info point.
16:00-18:30 | block #5
parallel workshop sessions
Online registration is required. To participate in the workshop, buy a package: Premium lub Premium +
In this part of the event, participants dive deeper and learn by experience how to use the tools and competencies that allow for creating sustainable change in business. On the first day of the program, there are three unique workshops conducted by experts from leading organizations in Poland and abroad. All workshops are held in Polish.
20:30 | a sustainability summit evening
Join fellow participants in an atmosphere of evening networking and relaxation.
In the background, sounds of electronic music will be served by elch that is...Wojtka Ławniczaka, the special event guest. We will encourage you to smoothly enter the atmosphere of the evening, carefree movement on the dance floor or to collect your breath, cleanse and make space in your head for the next wave to come. This wave will be a portion of inspiration, knowledge, meetings, and experiences during the second day of the DtB Sustainability Summit.
Starting at 20:30, admission is free for registered conference participants.
DtB Sustainability Summit team
PPNT Gdynia | Centrum Designu: Natalia Kawczyńska, Agnieszka Nyka
Change Pilots: Henryk Stawicki, Justyna Turek, Ewa Browarczyk, Paweł Mikołajczyk, Filip Nocek, Kasia Witkowska
Support for neutralizing the carbon footprint:
The event is supported by: