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Plenipotentiary Paweł Ścigalski

Plenipotentiary of the Mayor of the City of Kraków for Air Quality

City of Kraków, Poland


Mr. Ścigalski, Krakowian-born, is a graduate of Jagiellonian University. He has also completed post-graduate studies at Kraków University of Technology in the field of environmental protection and MBA studies related to business management at Kraków University of Economics. He gained managerial experience in the public sector and within a number of private entities. In 2010-2014, the Councilor was the chairman of the Ecology and Air Protection Committee of the City of Kraków. He has worked to improve anti-smog resolutions and initiated actions for sustainable transport based on bicycle infrastructure and various types of ecological actions, including "We're cleaning Krakow in the spring". He cooperates with non-governmental organizations, foundations and associations regarding Kraków's Smog Alert, Kraków's Miasto Rowerów (City Cycling) and others events that promote the fight for clean air and for principles of sustainable development.


Professor Benny Mantin

Director, Luxembourg Centre of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg


Professor Mantin is the Director of the Luxembourg Centre of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LCL), at the University of Luxembourg, which is a member of the MIT’s SCALE network. His research covers different aspects of dynamic pricing and revenue management, supply chain management, and transportation economics. His research has been published in numerous journals such as Marketing Science, Production and Operations Management, Naval Research Logistics, Transportation Research Parts B and E, and European Journal of Operational Research. Professor Mantin is a board member of the Journal of Air Transport Management and he is on the advisory board of the Hamburg Aviation Conference. His research has been recognised and supported by several grants. Professor Mantin has been engaged in consulting on air-transport policies and has been involved in numerous projects where he led students to improve processes at different firms. Prior to joining the LCL, Professor Mantin was an Associate Professor in the Department of Management Sciences at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He received his Ph. D. from the University of British Columbia, and M. Sc. as well as B. Sc. from Tel-Aviv University.


Professor Anatoliy G. Goncharuk

Head, Department of Business Administration and Corporate Security

International Humanitarian University, Odessa, Ukraine


Keynote Topic: Wine Value and Sustainability

Full Professor, Dr. Habil. in Business Economics and Management, Ph. D. in Organizing Management, Planning and Regulation of Economy, Doctor of Economic Science in Business Economics and Management. Professor Goncharuk is an editor-in-chief of the Journal of Applied Management and Investments and organizer of annual international conferences on business and project management. His research interests include performance measurement and management, efficiency analysis, value chains, benchmarking tools and their application at various management levels in energetics, food and beverage, education and healthcare. He has written 13 monographs, 20 textbooks and has published over 100 articles in scientific journals. His research projects have won several grants at the national and international level. His policy recommendations and guidelines have been applied by the regional and national governments.

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Daniel Echaust

CEO, Portal Warszawski, Warsaw, Poland


Portal Warszawski has existed, as a brand, for more than four years in Warsaw. Professional tour leader, Mr. Echaust has hosted numerous high profile, outstanding guests from around the world. He is an occasional TV personality,  journalist blogger and social leader participating and organising prominent events by-way-of public initiative. A Warsaw native, Mr. Echaust inherited a family tradition of being well-known for its generational support of his city and its exquisiteness. He is a Certified Social Guardian of Historical Treasure in Warsaw and is honoured by the local government for merit in: (1) saving the pre-World War II Prudential Building (i.e., a city icon) – as a grandson of a Warsaw upriser – the building remains a very important monument; (2) protection of pre-World War II small architecture and unique cobblestone designs from the nineteenth century; and (3) for saving the baroque altar, painted by Andreo Palloni, a famous Italian artist in the antique church in Węgrów near Warsaw.



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Jakub Czerwinski

Brand Manager at ORLEN OIL Sp. z o.o., Poland


Currently works as the Brand Manager for ORLEN OIL Sp. z o.o.; previously worked as the Marketing Department Manager for Grupa LOTOS S.A.; prominent freelancer and business person. Agricultural science in Anthophila (i.e., bees) pollination relationships regarding agricultural output, mono-cultural crops, nature simulation farming and health. University of Economics in Krakow, Master of Management in Health Care; School of Management and Banking in Krakow.

Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion


Panel Discussion

Friday, 30 November 2018 – 17:00-18:00



Prof. Dr. Giuseppe T. Cirella

(Polo Centre of Sustainability, Italy and University of Gdansk, Poland)




Prof. Dr. Anatoliy G. Goncharuk 

(International Humanitarian University, Ukraine)


Prof. Dr. Mustika Sufiati Purwanegara 

(Bandung Institute of Technology, School of Business and Management, Indonesia)


Dr. Alejandro Guevara

(Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico)


Prof. M. Magdy Torab 

(Damanhour University, Egypt)


Prof. János Mika 

(Eszterhazy Karoly University, Hungary)


Prof. Dr. Kay Bergamini Ladrón de Guevara

(Instituto de Estudios Urbanos y Territoriales UC, Chile)

This discussion intends on bringing representatives of a scientific, business, planning and public administrative background to the table. While sharing the concern for a sustainable future in a broaden manner, speakers – based on their respective field – will present varying opinionated views to the topic question at hand. In line with the themes and supporting tracks of the conference, the panel will look into recent research in science and technology of sustainable societies. Discuss how it lays out a critical scope on the state-of-the-art rationale in terms of human interconnectedness with the world-around-us and the diverse challenges contemporary societies face. Key points of interest will exemplify, in terms of fostering the need to understand, sustainable societies via a functional, versus dysfunctional, redefinition of society itself. Present research relating to studies that co-involve many science-based queries in which the examination of the coexistence of personal and interdisciplinary studies play key roles in better piecing together the human factor of improving societal harmonisation. Reflecting on historical and chronology-based research act as vital elements in improving the understanding of why and how contemporary societies sense detachment from what is sustainable and in what direction they are headed. The panel will base it responses on a worldwide growing concern of ideas and concepts that people from all scopes of life are probing. The concern can be correlated to human necessities in which needs and wants at an individual level coexist and frame day-to-day actions. The level of harmonisation societies exert is somewhat of a balancing-act in which large scoped challenges – such as loss of biodiversity, acute poverty and rising inequality – are at the centre of attention receiving fixes that have been relatively inept. Sustainable societies relate not only to lifestyle but to an aggregate thinking of where human survival starts and ends. On a broadened scale, the continued fragmenting relationship is at a crossroad and transitional point in which forthcoming generations will work and live at a standard consequential of our actions.

Conference Sessions

Conference Sessions


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Requirements for Oral Presentations

Please prepare a 20 minute presentation. You may use Microsoft Office PowerPoint or [.pdf] slides. There is no layout requirement. Presentations have to be uploaded or copied via USB stick to the conference computer before each session. Please ask our staff members for IT assistance. Each presentation will be followed by a 3-5 minute Q&A session (i.e., at the discretion of the Chair and pending time).


Requirements for Poster Sessions

Please prepare an B0 poster (i.e., Size 'B'-Zero: 1000 x 1414 mm | 39.4 x 55.7 inches) in portrait format and bring the printout with you when attending the conference. There are no additional layout requirements. Movable walls will be arranged in the Conference main hall where you may pin your posters and give a short 1-3 minute presentation in a "Gallery of Posters" format. Two Poster Sessions will begin at 15:30 on Thursday and Friday afternoon – a schedule for the Poster Sessions is included in the Conference Sessions Schedule document. "Best Poster Award" will be announced between Friday, 30 November at 16:15.



Workshop Attendance *

The Conference will start with a full day of  workshops on Wednesday 28 November 2018, where selected workshops of varying length and for varying audiences will touch upon the topics central to ICSHGE18. The results from this day will be presented on Thursday 29 November 2018, following the official opening of the Conference. These workshops will represent the ideal introductory stages to the scholarly discussions to come. The next two days will also run workshops that coincide with the parallel sessions. The Organising Committee is looking forward to your active participation and kindly asks delegates to email us directly regarding your Workshop participation and registration as places are limited. More information on the respective workshop topics is provided below.


* Workshops are to be booked via email at using the Subject Header: "WORKSHOPS"



Workshop 1


"Governance for Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)"

The importance of governance has been increasingly recognised in efforts to alleviate poverty and promote environmentally-sound development. Recently the terms "governance" and "good governance" have been increasingly used in development literature. Major donors and international financial institutions often base their aid and loans on the condition that reforms ensure "good governance" are undertaken. The study of governance is concerned with the way power is exercised, at a global, national and local level. Research on governance examines how states, multilateral organisations, private companies, investors and other non-state actors exercise power in different institutional settings, and how this influences governance outcomes. It also examines the interplay between political, economic, socio-cultural and institutional factors in governance processes, so as to identify their influence on development and the environment. Investigative research into the emergence, effectiveness and legitimacy of governance processes in areas significantly shaped by globalisation are also linked into this research via the cycle of sustainability governance. CSR case study on developing countries in Africa.

Instructor: Senior Lecturer Reon Matemone, University of Pretoria [South Africa]

Number of Participants: 10-12

Time: 09:30-11:00 [1 1/2 hours]

Workshop 2


"Consumption, Sustainability and Well-being"

There is an urgent global need to re-evaluate our consumption patterns in a more sustainable direction. The environmental impacts of consumption and the urgency to transform the ways global elites and rich countries consume have been given relatively little attention in the research or politics of sustainability. The efforts to reduce the levels, patterns and impacts of consumption within the framework of the dominant economic growth paradigm have fostered a huge difference and over simplification in the theory and policies of sustainable consumption. For most of its brief history, research and policies have been dominated by rational choice theory, market economics and technology positivism. This workshop is to engage in innovative research and new theoretical developments in sustainable consumption, including perspectives from social practice theory and the relationship between consumption and well-being in wealthier, developed countries.

Instructor: Prof. Dr. Giuseppe T. Cirella, Polo Centre of Sustainability [Italy] and University of Gdansk [Poland]

Number of Participants: 8-12

Time: 10:00-11:00 [1 hour]



Workshop 7


"A Closer Look at Urban Sustainability"

In a city there is a large population of people, often living quite close to each other. These people need many things, such as food, energy and clean water, and they need to dispose of their waste. This may have a large negative impact on the environment. Large amounts of countryside may be turned over to growing food for people in the city, valleys may be flooded to store and supply water and landfill sites used to dispose of waste. Urban sustainability is the idea that a city can be organised without excessive reliance on the surrounding countryside and be able to power itself with renewable sources of energy. The aim of this is to create the smallest possible ecological footprint and to produce the lowest quantity of pollution possible, to efficiently use land, compost used materials, recycle it or convert waste-to-energy and to make the city’s overall contribution as minimal as possible. However, human beings are social creatures and we thrive in urban spaces and this, in turn, encourages social connections. Despite what some people think, urban systems can be more environmentally sustainable than rural or suburban living, where people may be further from each other, from essential services and from the workplace. With people and resources located so close to one another it is possible to save energy and resources by the effective planning of services such as food transportation and mass transit systems. Cities also benefit the economy by bringing people together in one relatively small area where ideas can easily be generated and developed. This workshop will examine how working with businesses and academia can play a vital role in solving urban solutions in water, energy, transportation, health, building materials and food production.

Instructor: TBA

Number of Participants: 10-15

Time: 15:00-17:00 [2 hours]



Workshop 9


"Developed Versus Developing"

At the surface, defining, the developing world predominately has been by economic, social and demographic factors. The Human Development Index (HDI), created by the United Nations, recognises that a country’s level of development is a function of all three of these factors. The HDI has put together three correlating sets of development indicators to match the measurements to construct this index. The United Nations HDI website has further information on this model and framework []. Accordingly, from a geographical viewpoint, the countries of the world can be categorised into nine major regions according to their level of development. These regions also have distinctive demographic and cultural characteristics, differing in how people earn their living, how the societies use their wealth and other economic characteristics. This workshop will examine the increasing concerns with both the similarities and differences in the economic patterns of various regions.

Instructors: Prof. Dr. Giuseppe T. Cirella, Polo Centre of Sustainability [Italy] and University of Gdansk [Poland] and Senior Lecturer Reon Matemone, University of Pretoria [South Africa]

Number of Participants: 7-10

Time: 16:00-17:00 [1 hour]

Workshop 8


"Kraków Walking Tour"

Kraków’s old town luckily survived the Second World War, and so you are able to feel the ambiance of the days when it used to be the capital of Europe’s largest country. Stunning, magnificent, romantic, charming, fun and friendly. There are countless words to describe Kraków, but none of them entire show its spirit. This workshop will tour around the Old Town and demonstrate aspects that have not changed much from the Middle Ages. Find out why it was included on the first ever UNESCO Heritage List!

Journey through the city’s legendary beginnings and its development in the Middle Ages. We will show you where to look to find the city at the height of its power and glory in the 15th and 16th centuries where its streets were walked by Copernicus himself and the city was the capital of the biggest country in Europe, sometimes called United States of Europe. These were the times when the streets of Kraków were like the streets of London or New York today: reverberating with sounds of many different languages, colourful with clothes and exotic goods, and teeming with people from all around the world.

The city experienced its decline in the 17th and 18th centuries, but rose like a phoenix from the ashes in the 19th century. Then, cultural life flourished and the city was full of artists such as Jan Matejko and Stanisław Wyspiański. From the 19th century, we just have to take a small step forward to enter the city’s darkest hour: when the Main Market Square had its name changed to Adolf Hitler Platz. It was also during this time that Kraków became the home of a young man who later changed the fate of Poland. His name was Karol Wojtyła, better known as John Paul II.

Instructors: Ms. Alicja Malkiewicz and Mr. Mateusz Rogucki, Polo Centre of Sustainability [Italy] and University of Gdansk [Poland]

Number of Participants: 10-12

Time: 15:00-17:00 [2 hours]



Workshop 6


"Environment Ethics and Philosophy"

The research on environmental ethics and philosophy seeks to critically develop and challenge the existing ethical and metaphysical principles codifying the relationship between humans and nature. When we challenge our existing ethical values we often, without thinking about it, use a comparative method of reasoning. Utilising this comparative method, we ask ourselves whether a new idea is better than our own, and if it is, decide whether or not to integrate it as part of our lives. Human beings differ in their range of flexibility and this workshop will examine critical aspects of ethical values and norms. The workshop, together with a variety of interdisciplinary scientific field, will bring philosophy together with cultural and environmental history, ecology, biology and anthropology. We will strive to excel in working in a broad range of contemporary environmental philosophy to describe the present crisis of Western civilisation as a crisis of relationship. The workshop will also address more pragmatic, communication-based approaches both to the environmental crisis and to the advancements in sustainability-based thinking. Example research includes qualitative methodological practice using “weak sustainability” versus “strong sustainability” modelling. Research questions exploring ethical paradigm shifts between rich North, poor South and fast developing economies. Other example issues include: (1) the ethics of environmental refugees, (2) the role of environmental discourses in framing the environmental exploitation and (3) the socioenvironmental questions of living on a planet that is in jeopardy.

Instructor: Prof. Dr. Giuseppe T. Cirella, Polo Centre of Sustainability [Italy] and University of Gdansk [Poland]

Number of Participants: 7-10

Time: 15:00-16:00 [1 hour]



Workshop 3


"Kraków History: Wawel Royal Castle State Art Collection Walking Tour"

The collections of the Wawel Royal Castle are presented in several permanent exhibi­tions that evoke the way the royal residence would have looked in the 16th and 17th centuries. A walking tour from Park Inn by Radisson will take participants to see Wawel Castle and its "State Rooms", "The Lost Wawel" and the Castls's art gallery showing "An Artist for Independent Poland: Dunikowski and the Wawel Restoration".


Instructors: Mr. Mateusz Rogucki, Polo Centre of Sustainability [Poland] and Ms.Egle Museikyte-Makarewicz, University of Gdansk [Poland]

Number of Participants: 10

Time: 10:00-13:00 [3 hours]

Workshop 4


"Environmental Dimensions: Case Study: University of Gdansk"

Socioeconomics – or social economics – are concerns regarding the factors that can impact an individual or family’s social standing and economic status. These concerns or questions include the ethics, fairness and results of policies, theories and institutions that may result in a different standard of treatment and opportunities based on socioeconomic status. Poverty is a major socioeconomic issue because it is the source of many other socioeconomic concerns. Socioeconomic factors are lifestyle components and measurements of both financial viability and social standing. They directly influence social privilege and levels of financial independence. Factors such as health status, income, environment and education are relevant.

Two environmental dimensions will be looked at: [1] The University of Gdańsk has always promoted sustainable development of the environment in which it operates. It pays special attention to research into marine and maritime studies. By fulfilling its motto “In mari via tua” (The sea is your way) the University of Gdańsk strives towards the development of the Pomerania Region, whose greatest asset is indeed the sea. [2] The environment-orientated dimension of the University is its contribution to the local, regional and domestic sustainable development of the socioeconomic context of the higher education sector in Poland through liaising with business partners, both domestic and international. It also strengthens its commitment to society by applying the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development where quality in higher education is mentioned as one of the top priorities.

Instructors: Iwona Musielska, MA, Vice Director,and Alina Swebocka, MA, MBA, Director, Foreign Languages Centre, University of Gdansk [Poland]

Number of Participants: 10-12

Time: 11:30-13:30 [2 hours]

Workshop 5


"Introduction to Linear Factor Modelling"

Modular workshop that will show two components linear factor models motivated by the multifactor Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT) framework. First, an outline of the theoretical basis of linear factor models and their development. Second, its practical nature and an induction into the construction, estimation and interpretation of time-series linear factor models. Participants will be provided with macreconomic data and industrial return data which will be used in the construction of a linear factor model. The model will then be interpreted and a number of econometric considerations that must be taken into account  when estimating linear factor models will be discussed.

Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of time-series econometrics and analysis. The theoretical component comprises of two lectures: [1] Introduction of to linear factor models and [2] Application of linear factor models. The practical component will comprise of a laboratory session: [3] Construction and estimation of a linear factor model.


* All participants will need to have a laptop and Microsoft Excel already installed on their laptop to participate.


Background Literature:

Berry, M. A., Burmeister, E., & McElroy, M. B. (1988). Sorting out risks using known APT factors. Financial Analysts Journal44(2), 29-42.

Szczygielski, J. J., & Chipeta, C. (2015). Risk factors in returns of the South African stock market. Studies in Economics and Econometrics39(1), 47-70.

Sadorsky, P., & Henriques, I. (2001). Multifactor risk and the stock returns of Canadian paper and forest products companies. Forest Policy and Economics3(3-4), 199-208.

Northield Information Services (2015). U.S. Macroeconomic Equity Risk Model. Available at

Instructor: Lecturer Jan Jakub Szczygielski, University of Pretoria [South Africa]

Number of Participants: 10-15

Time: 12:00-13:30 [1 1/2 hours]

Research Excursion

Research Excursion

Welcome to a geographer's mountain paradise! Zakopane is the winter capital of Poland just south of Kraków. The town lies in the valley of the Tatra Mountains making it a perfect vacation location with stunning views, sensational skiing and plenty of activities. The town is a short two hour bus ride from Kraków. The ICSHGE18 mountain research excursion will be on Saturday 1 December 2018 – the fourth day of the conference. The excursion will take delegates via private bus from Kraków, south of the city, to Zacopane located within the Tatra Mountains National Park. The morning will include a famous cable car ride with sightseeing and short discussion on mountain tourism development, wildlife management and sustainable internationalisation. An examination of the local mountain village programme, ecotourism development, green sustainability and and the local education programme will follow. Please bring warm clothing as we will be in the mountains during the start of the winter season.

The bus will depart at about 16:30 back to Kraków, concluding the fourth day of the Conference with a farewell snack. A tentative schedule is available below.














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