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3-4 October 2019

 ~200 participants

 ~16 lecturers

7th HAZEX Conference
Industrial explosion and fire safety with a unique demonstrations of explosions and protective systems


A unique live demonstrations of explosions  only content-related presentations  time for discussion and questions after speeches a gala dinner with additional attractions translating speeches in real time a certificate confirming the acquired knowledge a warm atmosphere

What and for whom


The 7th edition of the HAZEX conference is addressed mainly to industrial plants using flammable and thus explosive dusts, contracting companies carrying out work on such facilities, as well as insurance companies and government organizations. The conference should in particular be attended by representatives of the management and engineering staff of technical departments, including those responsible for safety and maintenance of the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and related industries.

DAY 1 – 03.10.19


8:30 –  8:55

Check-in and treat (coffee, tea, sweets)

8:55 – 9:00

Welcome speech – Bartosz Wolff

9:00 – 10:40

  There will be time for questions and answers after every lecture, and your activity will be rewarded.

andrzej wolff

Relation between the Explosion Risk Assessment and the Explosion Hazard Assessment. Limitations of both documents and an attempt to accommodate them.

Andrzej Wolff

Integrated system for fire safety management in industrial facility – case studies

Krzysztof Kunecki

Industrial solutions for fire alarm systems

Robert Waleń

10:40 – 11:00

Coffee break

Conference participants will be able to enjoy a full day coffee break, this means unlimited access to hot coffee and tea, as well as sweet and savory snacks. Coffee break is also the time for behind-the-scenes conversations.

11:00 – 12:40

The conference is for you – taking active part in it you gain Hazexes, our internal currency.

Wireless fire alarm systems: reliability and flexibility in Ex zones and other applications.

Arkadiusz Waligóra

Emergency lighting as a part of integrated safety and evacuation system

Maciej Freza

Basic and backup power supply for fire protection systems and devices. Certification of power sources.

Wacław Kozubal

12:40 –  13:00

Coffee break

Conference participants will be able to enjoy a full day coffee break, this means unlimited access to hot coffee and tea, as well as sweet and savory snacks. Coffee break is also the time for behind-the-scenes conversations.

13:00 – 14:15

You can exchange Hazex currency onto many interesting prizes like: ATEX course, WOLFF PREMIUM BEER AND CIDER and even drinks during supper

Risk in industry from the perspective of the insurer

Krzysztof Kowalczyk

Elimination of flame sources in the form of sparks and hot particles by detection and extinguishing

Markus Haeseli

14:15 – 15:15


Lunch serves not only to replenish energy resources and to relax but it also creates an opportunity for backstage discussions. Therefore, we have planned as much as 60 minutes for lunch. To make it more efficient, the lunch – as opposed to dinner – shall be served in the form of a buffet at the hotel restaurant.

15:15- 17:00

“Nothing has happened in my facility for 20 years” – are flammable and explosive dusts a real threat? From theory to practice plus films showing the effects of explosions.

Mariusz Balicki

Explosion scenario according to ATEX as the basis for explosion risk management on industrial installations

Paweł Wąsowicz

Passive explosion protection systems – principle of operation and mistakes in the application of explosion relief (venting) and explosion decoupling (isolation) system

Markus Haeseli

17:00 – 17:20

Coffee break

Conference participants will be able to enjoy a full day coffee break, this means unlimited access to hot coffee and tea, as well as sweet and savory snacks. Coffee break is also the time for behind-the-scenes conversations.

17:20 – 19:00

Live explosion demonstration

At 5:20 pm. We set of to the nearby artillery shooting range. The buses to take us there will wait in front of the main entrance to the hotel directly. The trip will take us not more than 10 to 15 minutes. At the artillery range tests will be held with the use of flammable and explosive dusts and gases. Each of the tests will be provided with comments by an expert. The show will last more than one hour, so make sure you get dressed well.


Common dinner in Al Capone style

The dinner closes the first day of the conference. This is the time to rest and relax. Like every year, we have a surprise for the conference participants. This time, the dinner will be held in Al Capone style. Every woman will get a feather boa and every man will get a classical hat – the absolute must attributes of that time. The guests will get a special currency to spend on illegal spirits, gabling at the casino or on valuable forfeits. The cash may be earned already during the lectures – we wish the conference to reply to the real problems of its participants, so we have planned the time for questions and answers after each lecture, while every question will be rewarded with a banknote. The key event of the dinner will be a live concert – a standing point of all our conferences.

DAY 2 – 04.10.19

9:15 – 10:30

Experimental lecture – how to handle and control dangerous substances in everyday work

Jacek Szczepanik

Heating and ignition of the dust layer from hot surfaces – experiment and modelling

Zdzisław Salamonowicz

10:30 – 10:50

Coffee break

Conference participants will be able to enjoy a full day coffee break, this means unlimited access to hot coffee and tea, as well as sweet and savory snacks. Coffee break is also the time for behind-the-scenes conversations.

10:50 – 12:00

Cyber security of automation systems – discussion of hazards and presenting basic safety requirements

Rafał Selega

From awareness to effectiveness. Change management on the example of explosion protection implementation in organizations.

Grzegorz Krzemiński

12:00 – 13:00


Lunch serves not only to replenish energy resources and to relax but it also creates an opportunity for backstage discussions. Therefore, we have planned as much as 60 minutes for lunch. To make it more efficient, the lunch – as opposed to dinner – shall be served in the form of a buffet at the hotel restaurant.


Workshops will be focused on discussion. Participants, on few days before conference, will be asked for choose one from two workshops topics. Number of places is limited, and date of application for participation will decided who will can attend.

13:00 – 14:40
Explosive safety

13:00 – 14:30
Fire safety

zbigniew wolff
Threats which you can meet in the ATEX certificate – what to look for when buying explosion protection
Wireless fire alarm systems: reliability and flexibility in Ex zones and other applications – continued
Restrictions on the use of explosion protection – theory and practice
Smoke detector, signaling device – when they may not fulfill their role

Opinions and comments

Grzegorz Stęchły
Manager in HENSEL Polska Company
The electrotechnical industry

Andrzej Wolff
A GRUPA WOLFF Company founder
Broadly understood industry

Tomasz Wilk
Technolog in ADOB Company
The fertilizer industry

Bartosz Wolff
President, GRUPA WOLFF
Broadly understood industry

Tomasz Olewski
Process Safety Engineer
Texas A&M University in Katar

Marek Gagat
Occupational Safety Specialist
The electrotechnical industry


Tomasz Mitoraj, Maintenance Section Leader
Rockwool Polska

We were extremely pleased to be able to participate in the HAZEX Conference. I hope that we will also participate in the next Conference, equally fruitful in theoretical and practical terms.


Marcin Leśniak, Occupational Safety Specialist
Teva Operations Poland sp. z o.o.

I would like to thank you for organizing the seminar which was really valuable, interesting, and very well prepared..


Very interesting topics presented during the Conference, all the lectures presented in a fair and professional, also attached to these lectures materials are of high quality. In addition, by the fact that the Conference was involved such a large number of people from different industries could also consult and discuss on a variety of topics not necessarily related to the topic of seminars conducted, resulting from the daily duties performed in their companies […] With certainly in the future I would use the next invitation to the Conference.


All the issues discussed at the conference were presented at a very high level.


Worth the money spent.


Level seminar in every respect was above my expectations. I am pleased with the participation and will encourage friends to participate in the next editions. Of course, I will also want to take part.


The seminar was organized at a very high level of content and organization, I hope that the knowledge gained in the lectures will allow me to establish closer cooperation with other participants of the seminar.

The information comes from an anonymous survey conducted among the participants of the previous conferences HAZEX.

Conference in numbers

participants assessed the substantive level of the conference as high or very high
participants are satisfied or very satisfied with the participation
participants considered that the organization of the conference was at a high or very high level
the participants during the joint banquet enjoyed themselves well or very well


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Unique live explosion demonstrations

The HAZEX Conference is a unique opportunity to take part in demonstrations of explosions and protective systems in even larger scale than ever before. Experience the power of explosion. Learn how powerful energy lies dormant in gases and dusts commonly used in industry. Watch the coverage of the previous edition of the Conference.

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Cost of participation

The cost of participation in the INTERNATIONAL HAZEX CONFERENCE depends on the time of submitting the registration. The standard cost of the share is 365 EUR net. The prices do not include accommodation costs. The organizer reserves the right to extend the ongoing promotions or create new ones.

Each of the following prices includes the participation in the two-days conference and demonstration of explosions and explosion protections (including transport to the nearby testing ground), conference papers, coffee breaks, two lunches and a dinner for all participants. The prices do not include accommodation costs. The organizer allows you to book a hotel at special prices. The amount for the accommodation is invoiced directly by the hotel.

Terms and conditions of participation

Terms of participation in the International HAZEX Conference include the participation registration and making the payment to the promoter’s account. To enrol, please complete the on-line form. No later than 1 month prior to the conference, and in the case of a late entry – up to 5 working days after the date of submission of the form, a pro-forma invoice with the data for the banking transfer will be sent to the provided email address.

Hotel booking

By submitting to the conference, the participant gets the opportunity to book a room at a special price (rooms are reserved at the Best Western Premier Hotel and at the nearby Efekt Express Hotel (ca. 20 meters away)). Importantly, the final room reservation is dependent on the current availability of rooms in the pool allocated to the guests of the conference. The final confirmation of booking (or information about the lack of available rooms) will be sent to the email address provided in the registration form within three working days from the date of receipt of the notification. In the absence of available rooms, you may cancel the registration without any consequences within 5 working days from the date of receipt of such information, unless the promoter informed on the lack of rooms (in particular on the website of the Conference) before the date of sending the registration form. A hotel night starts at 2:00 p.m. and ends at 12:00 p.m. on the next day. Special room rates are: PLN 270 net per SGL (single) room and PLN 300 net per DBL (double) room. The price includes breakfast and use of the hotel car park.

Cancellation of participation

A written cancellation of the participation in the conference should be sent to the address In the event of cancellation by 1 September 2019, the participant will not be charged with any costs by the conference promoter. In the event of cancellation after this date, the participant will be charged PLN 300 net. Where the participant has booked a hotel room through the promoter, he/she may claim reimbursement of the expenses incurred in this way only from the hotel authorities.

10 reasons why you should attend the HAZEX conference

During the two-day series of lectures Polish and foreign experts will share their knowledge with the audience. They have often been involved in the explosive and process safety industry for many years. In their speeches they will address not only legal issues but will also focus to a large extent on the transfer of practical knowledge confirmed by the presented case studies. The high quality of the lectures is confirmed by our research – as many as 96% of participants assess the level of lectures as high or very high. We believe that valuable knowledge cannot be passed in 15 minutes, which is why our lectures, as opposed to most of the conferences, last between 35 and 45 minutes.

After each lecture you will have the opportunity to ask questions. We always try to ensure that none of them is left unanswered. We want to help participants solve the problems they encounter on a daily basis in the establishments where they work. In addition, speakers will be available to you during a common dinner. You will have an opportunity to talk to them in a relaxed atmosphere.

The conference is a perfect place to meet people associated with the industry. Both during the discussion after each lecture and in the backstage, you will be able to share your insights with others and make interesting contacts.

Between 150 and 200 people participate in our conferences. The participants of the previous editions included representatives of such companies as ABB, 3M, ADAMED, Amec Foster Wheeler Energia, Benda-Lutz, Carlsberg, CIECH, EDF, FLUOR, Grupa Azoty, HASCO-LEK, Hempel, Hestia Loss Control, LOTOS, Mondi, NITROERG, OLPP, PCC Rokita, Pfeifer & Langen, PGE, PKN Orlen, PZU, Synthos, Texas A&M University in Qatar, UDT, Whirlpool and many others.

Rest is equally important as work – the conference participants will have an opportunity to “take a breather” during a trip to a nearby firing ground. One of the key elements of the HAZEX conference is the demonstration of explosions and effective explosion protection means. During an hour-long show, supported by an expert’s commentary, you will learn what kind of risks are posed by relatively small amounts of gases and dusts that are commonly used in industry. You will see dust explosions in the open space and in a container protected by various techniques (explosion suppression, explosion relief, explosion decoupling). You will discern the effectiveness and principles of operation of individual explosion-proof systems.

The first day of lectures and discussions will culminate in a dinner with various attractions. As they say: All work and no play makes an engineer a dull boy! During the dinner, each of the participants will be able to feel for a moment like Al Capone drinking whisky in one of the big, illuminated casinos. At the entrance to the dinner room, men will be given classic hats, while women will wrap boa shawls around their necks. In this way, you will move to the period of prohibition, when certain products were only sold under the counter. The ‘gangsters’ dinner’ will be full of fun, delicious food and great music. You must be here!

On the first day, we will provide you with a participant package, where you will find, among others, a high-quality printed conference catalogue in the form of a book with the possibility of taking notes, a unique WOLFF PREMIUM BEER, the Express Przemysłowy magazine and a couple of surprise presents. After the conference, all presentations will be made available for download electronically. Thereby, you will be able to use them also in the mobile form.

The HAZEX conference is a training event. To confirm this fact you will receive a personal certificate in an elegant frame, secured with holograms. The certificate will serve as a confirmation of the knowledge you have acquired.

You can be sure that will spend the two days of the Conference in a warm atmosphere. Each smile will be returned 🙂 Personalised identifiers with names and surnames as well as company logos make it easier for you to overcome communication barriers.

The opportunity to spend a weekend in the beautiful Royal City of Krakow is certainly an added value of the HAZEX Conference. The event will take place on Thursday and Friday, so why not extend the weekend and go for a walk around the Kraków’s Market Square or Kazimierz?

Our anonymous survey indicated that 100% of the participants considered that the organisation of the conference was at a high or very high level. We were delighted to hear that, the more so that we put a lot of effort into the preparation of the conference. We are at your disposal both before and during the conference. We always put first the comfort of participants.

The hotel that we have chosen for the conference venue is easily accessible – close to the A4 motorway and the airport. No problem if you choose to come by train.

Although the conference sessions will be in two languages (Polish and English), all lectures will be translated in real time. No need to worry that you will miss something.

The participation fee covers the participation in all lectures and shows, coffee breaks, lunches and the gala dinner. We can also book accommodation for you at a special price. So you don’t have to worry about anything.

See photos from the previous edition


Each participant will receive a personalised certificate confirming the participation in the training conference undertaken in accordance with the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system.


Express Przemysłowy
Inżynieria & Utrzymanie Ruchu
Promotor BHP
Nowoczesne Technologie w Przemyśle
Powder & Bulk

Do you have a question?

Applications and reservations

Beata Godawa:
+48 515 380 924 | +48 12 632 81 41

Conference schedule

Sebastian Gruszka
+48 696 865 133 | +48 12 632 81 41

Location and driving directions

1 Location: Hotel Best Western, 14a Opolska St., Cracow
2 Airport: 12 km do Cracow Airport
3 Railway station: 5.5 km to railway station
4 Highway: 4.5 km to A4 motorway (autostrada A4)
5 Centre: 6 km to the main market square
6 How to get there: click here to go to the map

For media

Press accreditation

Journalists interested in taking part in the conference may apply for participation
through on-line form. Press accreditation ensures a fully-fledged membership in
the conference (including dinner and grand dinner) as well as
accompanying events.

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Media Kit for the media

Media Kit is a package of the key information on The 5th International HAZEX Conference, prepared for the members of the media. It includes, among others, a description and information on the conference, photos, and films. Along with forthcoming conference, Media Kit will be updated for further news.

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