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NEWSLETTER
July 7th, 2017, Issue 545

NEWS

Chinese medical sector in Poland
On 3 July, experts and business representatives came to PAIH to discuss the specifics of the Chinese medical sector. They also focused on opportunities of Poland and China cooperation in this area.


B2B talks between Polish and Chinese representatives of medical sector

The medical industry in China combines traditional Chinese concept and modern technology. The medical market and the dietary supplements market are growing rapidly there, due to governmental support programme. “Poland is China's most important partner in Central and Eastern Europe. Chinese consumers are buying Polish products much more often as those goods are associate with high quality", said Liu Lijuan, from the Chinese Embassy.

“This is an excellent opportunity for Polish entrepreneurs”, said Meng Dongping from the Chinese Chambers of Commerce. "There is also a huge space for Chinese medical products in Poland”, Dongping added.

The closer economic relations between Poland and China, as well as good results of the governmental programme Go China supporting Polish companies as Go China, are a reason to believe that there is a vast range of opportunities for Polish products in the Chinese market.


Chinese delegation of medical companies together with PAIH Executive Vice President Krzysztof Senger

“The healthcare sector in China is very attractive for our business, especially for fast-growing Polish biotechnology companies. There is a niche for new-generation drugs and medical instruments”, said PAIH Executive Vice President Krzysztof Senger.

As statistics show, in the last year, a rapid growth in the inflow of Chinese investments to Poland was recorded. (PAIH)

INVESTMENTS IN POLAND

IAC to complete the investment and looking for 500 employees
Supported by PAIH, the producer of automotive interior solutions, International Automotive Components (IAC) is to complete its new production site in Opole where the Centre of Excellence of IAC group will also be located. The total value of IAC investment in Opole will reach nearly $ 20m.

Manufacturing facility in Opole will be one of 27 IAC plants in Europe. The factory will create personalized interior elements for premium cars. Volvo is one of the first customers of the plant. The investor has just started a large-scale recruitment campaign and is looking for 500 skilled experts in cutting, sewing and manufacturing of interiors.

As part of the investment in Opole, the company's global Centre of Excellence will be established. (IAC)

New jobs in Warmia and Mazury SEZ
Two companies: Tymbark NWS and Sklejka - Pisz will reinvest in Olszytnek (Warmia - Mazury SEZ). The total value of both projects will exceed PLN 180m.

Spending PLN 70m, Tymbark NWS is planning to expand its fruit and vegetable processing plant in Olsztynek. The company will install new machinery and implement new industrial solutions in production and packaging. The project will also include employment of 539 people.


Tymbark NWS is planning to expand its fruit and vegetable processing plant in Olsztynek

On the other hand, owned by Paged capital group, Sklejka-Pisz is increasing its production capacity and expects to diversify the range of products basing on a plywood. To achieve those goals, the investor will expand its site, purchase new production lines and employ 35 additional people who will join the rest of over 700 members of the company’s staff. The value of investment will reach PLN 110m. This is the third investment project of Paged in Warmia - Mazury SEZ. The group has already invested PLN 272m, there.

EVENTS

Poland-South Africa: Trade and Investment Seminar
On July 12, the Polish-South Africa Trade and Investment Seminar will be held at the PAIH Information Centre (Bagatela 12, Warsaw). The event will be attended by the representatives of South African companies that will come to Poland under the Global Executive Development Programme.

During the meeting, a presentation of the Polish and South African business opportunities is planned. B2B sessions will also be arranged. In case of the interested in B2B conversations in a separate room, please let the organizers know in advance. This will allow us to prepare a B2B meeting schedule.

Contact details: by michal.bruszewski@paih.gov.pl

Registration is open until July 7, 2017 Number of meeting places is limited. (PAIH)

China - Poland ‘Belt and Road’ Cooperation and Logistics Infrastructure Investment Forum
China International Contractors Association (CICA) and PAIH invite companies and media to join China - Poland ‘Belt and Road’ Cooperation and Logistics Infrastructure Investment Forum. Mr Zhang Dejiang, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress will be the special guest of the forum.

The meeting will be held on 13 July (13:00-19:00) in Regent Hotel in Warsaw. It is an opportunity for companies to set up new business contacts with Chinese companies that are accompanying Mr Zhang Dejiang in his visit to Poland. The Chinese business will represent such sectors as: infrastructure, logistics, energy, IT and other areas that are strictly connected with Belt and Road Forum.

The registration is compulsory and is available until 7 July: www.gochina.gov.pl/belt_and_road.

Thailand - the gate to Asia
PAIH and Thailand Board of Investment have a pleasure to invite you to the Thailand Economic Forum that will be arranged on 26 July, at 14:00 in the PAIH headquarters (Bagatela 12).

The meeting will be focused on the presentation of business potential of investing in Thailand.

Participation in the seminar is free of charge. To join the meeting, please contact: fra@boi.go.th to register.

ANALYSES AND REPORTS

Significant growth in Polish industry
According to IHS Markit, the PMI index in the Polish industrial sector went up from 52.7 in May to 53.1 in June. This shows the improvement of the economic condition in the Polish industry that is mostly driven by an increasing volume of production and the growing number of new orders for the industry.

It is a good time for the Polish industry, HIS Markit experts argue. The PMI index has been on the rise for eight months.

The Polish industrial sector entered summer with increases in orders, including those from abroad. This impacts on the growth of employment in this segment of the Polish economy. In contrast to the previous month, in June, the total number of new orders increased faster than the number of export orders. (HIS Markit)

More information: www.markiteconomics.com/Public/Release/PressReleases?language=en

FROM THE REGIONS

New Management Board of Katowice SEZ
On June 30, the General Meeting of Shareholders of the Katowice SEZ appointed a new Management Board of the zone. In 2017-2021, the largest Polish special economic zone will be headed by President of the Board, Janusz Michałek. Also Barbara Piontek, Jacek Bialik, Mateusz Rykała, Ewa Stachura-Pordzik and Andrzej Zabiegliński will join the Management Board of the Katowice SEZ.

The new Management Board has announced continuation of investment plans of the zone as well as strengthening engagement in local vocational education system. It will also focus on revitalization of investment areas the zone is managing and developing clusters. “A new strategy for the Katowice SEZ will also be prepared” - the new President declared. (KSEZ)

Polish regions nominated to European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2017
Karlino and Lubelskie Province have entered to European stage of the European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2017.

The organisers of the contest nominated two projects to the next stage of the EU European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2017. The one is run by Karlino municipality and is dedicated to promotion of CSR in local business. The organisers of the contest also named Lubelskie province for the support of foreign expansion of regional business.

The European Enterprise Promotion Awards reward those who promote entrepreneurship and small business at the national, regional and local level. Initiatives from all EU countries, as well as Iceland, Serbia, and Turkey can take part in the competition. Since 2006, over 2,800 projects have entered the awards and together they have supported the creation of thousands of new companies. (EC)

http://ec.europa.eu/growth/smes/support/enterprise-promotion-awards_en

Słupsk Zone with two next projects
Two new investments will be implemented in Koszalin subzone of the Słupsk SEZ. The first is run by plastic producers Recyklon, while the second will be provided by Q4SASH Windows.

Recyklon Service- Piotr Radosz will invest PLN 7.6m to build a production site where a granulate made of plastic waste will be made. Under the investment, the company will hire 40 employees. For producer of doors and windows Q4SASH Windows, this is the second project established in the Koszalin Subzone. Until now, the company has invested over PLN 6m, there. Now, the investor will expand its plant spending PLN 1.75 m for that purpose and employing 80 people, there.

The Koszalin Subzone was created in 2003 on 22 hectares. Today, it covers more than 150 hectares and is one of the most dynamically developing areas of the Slupsk Special Economic Zone. The subzone has already issued 27 business permits for companies that have invested nearly PLN 270m and employing 1,300 people, there. (SSEZ)


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