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5 May 2017

Qatar and Poland with new business projects

“Investment and trade cooperation between Poland and Qatar is still below its potential, however recent years have shown vast business opportunities”, said executive vice president of PAIH, Krzysztof Senger opening the Qatar- Poland Business Forum jointly with deputy prime minister Jaroslaw Gowin and Sheikh Ahmed Bin Jassim Bin Mohamed Al-Thani, minister of Economy & Commerce of Qatar.

Presentation of the investment offer of Poland to Qatari authorities dominated the Forum. Qatar is defined as one of the most attractive partners of the international investment markets. Although, the country bases its economy on gas and oil exports, it eagerly looks for new investment opportunities in other sectors, overseas.

Therefore, during the bilateral forum, Krzysztof Senger who is responsible for the inflow of investment projects in PAIH, encouraged Qatari delegation to provide FDI projects in the most advanced sectors of the Polish economy. "Qatari investors know that one of the world’s most prestigious locations for BSS sector is in Poland", Senger said referring to the European Customer Service Center, which has been recently established by the Qatar Airways in Wrocław, the capital city of Dolny Śląsk province.

Presentation of Polish investment opportunities to Qatari authorities

Senger also talked about the most attractive sectors of Polish economy for business from Qatar. Among them he mentioned agri-food industry adding that Poland is the largest food producer in the EU and offers great quality for good prices. He also spoke about leisure and luxury goods as yacht made in Poland as well the cooperation in medical services and tourism.

“Both, Poland and Qatar have become important regional logistics centres, investing in seaport, airport and road infrastructure”, said Senger inviting Qatari business to invest in logistic industry in Poland. “I’m sure that common exchange of experience and joint projects should bring both countries closer to each other”, added PAIH vice president. One of the most important area of mutual cooperation is energy sector. Qatar is already a strategic partner of Poland in this area. Since 2016, it has supplied Poland with LNG via a Świnoujście terminal. Qatar can benefit much more by intensifying the collaboration in energy and logistic sectors, as Poland is renowned producer specialised equipment including drill ships, the experts argued.

All participants of the forum also discussed the incoming Fifa Wolrd Cup: Quatar 2022, saying that the Polish companies can win many business contrasts due to the event. One of the companies that has already benefiting from the championships is Polish furniture giant Nowy Styl. It has established a joint venture with Coastal Qatar to supply three stadium where the Quatar 2022 will be held with 140,000 seats. Most of them will be produced in Qatar, while seats for VIPs or media sectors as well as conference rooms will be equipped with furniture made in Poland. (PAIH / MR / Nowy Styl)

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