Smart Grids and Telecommunications – this was the slogan of the TIME Economic Forum organised for the fifth time by the Polish Chamber of Commerce for Electronics and Telecommunications (KIGEiT) held on 25 February. At the Forum, Vice President of UKE Lidia Kozłowska took part in panel discussions on "The Digital Agenda – implementation vs. investments, facts and myths" and "Relevant markets – a new deal."
The main aim of the meeting was to develop Polish specialisation in the field of products and services, consisting in concentration of production plants on distributed and smart energy (smart grid), and to present the potential for development of joint research and implementation projects, as well as allow the introduction of innovative solutions tailored to the needs of regional communities. According to Forum participants, joint energy and telecommunications investments can contribute to the creation of tens of thousands of new jobs and the development of industrial specialisation in the Polish sector of new technologies (ICT).
The Forum programme also included two panel discussions related to the area of activity of the President of the Office of Electronic Communications: "Digital Agenda – implementation vs. investments, facts and myths" and "Relevant markets - a new deal." In addition to Vice President of UKE Ms. Lidia Kozłowska, the panels were attended by representatives of the boards of telecommunications companies: Netia, UPC, Multimedia, British Telecom, Telecom Polska, Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa, P4.
This year's Forum was organised in the framework of celebration of the 20th anniversary of the National Chamber of Electronics and Telecommunications, on the occasion of which the Grand Gala was also held. One of the points of the Gala was the award of the "Golden Bulldozer" and other awards. The winner of this prestigious award was the President of the Energy Regulatory Office Mr. Marek Woszczyk. Other awards were also granted to individuals and institutions, including the President of the Office of Electronic Communications.