Congress of Polish Engineers

25-27 September 2020 - Imperial College London

Engineering over borders





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About Congress

The Congress of Polish Engineers in the United Kingdom, held to mark the 80 th anniversary of the incorporation of STP, is going to explore the challenges and opportunities of engineering in our dynamically changing world. It will be a forum for engineers from across the British Isles and beyond to share their experiences and views on how to take advantage of these changes.`

Change is the only constant in our dynamic world

When the Association of Polish Engineers in Great Britain (STP) was established during WWII its main goal was to support the war effort, but it had to evolve to help its members to adapt to a new reality. When it was expected to slowly decline at the turn of the century, a new wave of migration arrived and injected fresh life into the organisation. Now, we are again entering a new era which presents both challenges and opportunities.



Who is Congress for?

Professional engineers at various levels of experience

Engineering researchers, scientists, innovators who want to promote new technology solutions

Engineering companies and technological startups willing to share their expertise and gainnew ideas

People seeking contacts for engineering experts from areas such as civil engineering,construction, IT and new technologies

These days digitization affects almost every part of our lives, offering people new abilities and promising a better world. The unprecedented pace of technological progress requires engineers to constantly learn in order to keep up. New markets are continuously created while the “old” ones are being disrupted. Business as usual is no longer possible.

Technological advancement is accompanied by social and cultural changes. Modern engineers are expected not only to be experts in their field but should also demonstrate interpersonal and soft skills. More and more female professionals are entering engineering, which was traditionally a male- dominated environment. Companies are embracing new ways of working, people management and interdisciplinary collaboration. Migration is no longer a lifetime choice…

Piotr Swieboda

Chairman, Association of Polish Engineers in Great Britain

About STP

The Association of Polish Engineers in Great Britain is an organisation of professionals representing various disciplines of engineering as well as enthusiasts of science and technology. We support the professional and personal development of our members, promote science and technology and integrate the Polish scientific and technical community in the United Kingdom. We are registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation and are a Professional Affiliate of the Engineering Council.

Congress Agenda

Day 1 - 25 September 2020 - Friday

Evening Reception hosted by Polish Embassy in London

18:00 Registration

19:00 Official Welcoming

19:15 80 years of STP

19:45 STP Awards

20:15 Music Performance

20:30 Drinks and Canapes Networking

22:00 Close

Day 2 - 26 September 2020 - Saturday

Congress of Polish Engineers hosted by Imperial College in London

09:30 Registration

10:00 Official Welcoming

10:15 Keynote Speech

10:45 Discussion Panel: Polish Engineers in the worldwide industry.

  • How to increase diversity and inclusion in engineering?
  • Will robots take engineering jobs?
  • Management of modern engineering teams

Guest Speakers:

  • Agnieszka Szymczyk, Buro Happold
  • Ewa Zajac
  • John Zarnecki, The Open University

11:30 Coffee Break

12:00 Roundtable Discussion: An Engineer as a package professional, human being with the responsibility in the digital world

13:45 Roundtable Discussion Remarks

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Talk #1: Engineering over all borders

14:30 Talk #2: Productivity, Innovation & change management

15:00 Talk #3: Digital twin & BIM

15:30 Coffee Break

16:00 Special Guest: Andrzej Szydło - Chemistry Experiment

16:45 Closing Remarks, Piotr Swieboda, Chairman STP

17:00 Networking

18:00 Close

19:30 Dinner (venue tbc)

Day 3 - 27 September 2020 - Sunday

Informal Morning Networking in Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch St, Bridge, London EC3M 8AF

10:00 Meeting near 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin)

10:30 Informal Morning Networking in Sky Garden

12:30 Close

Featured Talks & Speakers

Andrew Szydlo

Andrew Szydlo

Chemistry teacher at Highgate School

Agnieszka Szymczyk

Agnieszka Szymczyk

Associate at Buro Happold

John Zarnecki

John Zarnecki

Emeritus Professor of Space Science at The Open University


Day 1 – Polish Embassy in London

Day 2 – Imperial College London


Booking Conditions: Registration will be on 4th May 2020. Evening Reception at Polish Embassy is free of charge to attend. Delegates can book to attend Congress on Saturday with additional option to attend dinner. Discounted rates for STP Members.


The Association of Polish Engineers in Great Britain

+44 (0) 791 221 025

POSK, 238-246 King Street
W6 0RF