|POLISH INFOMATION AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT AGENCY|
September 1st, 2011,
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INVESTMENTS IN POLAND
Record high value of projects supported by PAIiIZ during holiday period
During the two summer months PAIiIZ managed to attract 9 investors who decided to locate their investment projects in Poland. The overall value of their projects is EUR 130 million and the number of new jobs which the projects will generate in the coming years reached 1667.
Despite the current uncertain economic situation which tends to hamstring development of companies around the world, Poland’s investment-connected attractiveness and professional investment care effectively contribute to the fact that PAIiIZ has currently more investment projects in the pipeline than in the same period of 2010.
The value of projects successfully closed by the Agency within the first 8 months of the year rose by 64% - from EUR 585.5 million in 2010 to EUR 961.8 million in 2011. Also an average value of a single closed project rose substantially - now it is EUR 27.5 million vs EUR 15.8 million in 2010. The number of jobs created by projects supported by PAIiIZ rose by 2% (from 8 158 in 2010 to 8 296 in 2011). The growth in the number of jobs may not be very impressive but one has to keep in mind that it has much to do with the change in the character of investment projects located in the country. Poland attracts more and more projects from the knowledge intensive sectors like - BPO, ICT and R&D where jobs tend to be less numerous but create job opportunities for highly-qualified specialists.
During the first 8 months of the year it was BPO and R&D that attracted the most numerous group of the closed projects. The sectors were followed by the automotive and the food industry. In 2010 projects were located mainly in BPO, R&D as well as in the machine and the aviation industry. This year projects came mainly from the USA, Japan and France (in 2010: the USA, Sweden, the UK and South Korea). Nearly 1/3 of all investors decided to invest within special economic zones (slightly fewer investors than last year).
As of August 16th, 2011 the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency is supporting 172 investment projects. The biggest number of investors comes from the USA. The 39 American projects currently served by the Agency are jointly worth EUR 1.21 billion and are expected to generate 8982 jobs. The other two most numerous groups are formed by the British (18 projects, EUR 355,6 mln, 6158 jobs) and the Chinese investors (14 projects, EUR 244,5 mln, 3031 jobs). Among the most active investors there are also Germans (12 projects) and South Koreans (11 projects). More information: PAIiIZ Press Office Krystyna.Olesinska@paiz.gov.pl, 022 334 99 49 (PAIiIZ)
The Mayor of Shanghai visited Poland
The PAIiIZ President Sławomir Majman and the Chinese delegation which included the Deputy Mayor of Shanghai Yang Xiong and representatives of the Shanghai Electric Group held a meeting in Warsaw.
The lunch meeting took place on August 29th, 2011 and was a perfect opportunity to discuss development prospects of Polish-Chinese business relations and ways of intensifying investment cooperation between the countries. The meeting was attended by the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Poland Mr Sun Yuxi, representatives of the Economic Department of the Chinese Embassy in Poland and the Chinese delegation.
The Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency, which perceives China as one of key investment sources, implements a number of measures to boost the presence of Chinese business in Poland. PAIiIZ organizes, among other initiatives, meetings with representatives of Chinese companies as well as with people active in the Chinese business environment and politics.
During the meeting the Deputy Mayor of Shangahi Yang Xiong expressed his deep interest in establishing closer cooperation with Poland and declared his openness and willingness to support initiatives designed to stimulate Polish-Chinese economic contacts and investment projects. (PAIiIZ)
INVESTMENTS IN POLAND
Sweet investment in Wałbrzych SEZ: Lotte in Świdnica
Lotte Group and the company E.Wedel have announced their decision regarding the localization of the new plants. The investor has bought the plot of 20 ha in Świdnica, in Wałbrzych Special Economic Zone.
* Wedel is the oldest chocolate brand in Poland and at the same time one of the most recognized Polish brands. The company was one of the first privatized enterprise in Poland. In 1991 it became the property of PepsiCo, and 8 years later of British Cadbury. In August 2010 it was bought by Japanese concern Lotte.
* Lotte Group is an international company engaged in such diverse industries as candy manufacturing, hotels, chemicals, construction and financial services. In the most powerful world companies from the candy industry Lotte is on the 6th position. The company is the largest chewing gum manufacturer in Asia and 3rd biggest in the world.
New investments in the Krakow SEZ
FoodCare oraz Dortech II invest in Kraków.
FoodCare LLC, a food producing company, plans to invest over PLN 21 million and to employ at least 15 persons. The project will be implemented in Niepołomice. This is already the second investment permission for FoodCare issued by the Kraków SEZ. DORTECH II is a company that manufactures high temperature resistant sealings, based on glass fibre. Although still not widely used, this technology is lately gaining a substantial significance. The investor declared to invest over PLN 550 000 and to employ at least 2 persons. The project will be realized in the Tarnów Industrial Cluster. Since the beginning of 2011 171 persons were employed in the Krakow SEZ while the investments outlays reached PLN 74.5 million. (KPT)
Conference: Employers’ plans: prognoses for 4th quarter of 2011 and 1st quarter of 2011
The conference will take place on September 5th at 10.30 at the PAIiIZ Information Centre, 12 Bagatela Str. in Warsaw.
Discussion organised after the presentation of the survey will be attended by:
Participation is free of charge.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at: 00 48 22 334 98 40.
PAIiIZ on the 21st Economic Forum in Krynica
PAIiIZ organizes a panel discussion dedicated to relations with China. The Forum takes place on Sep. 7th in Krynica Zdrój.
The Krynica Economic Forum works as a consultation platform for politicians, businessmen, scientists and journalists from European countries, especially from Central-Eastern Europe. The aim of the Forum is to promote the development of a friendly atmosphere for the development of co-operation among European states.
In the framework of the Forum, on September 7th, the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency organizes a discussion panel “China- Central-Eastern Europe”. The panel enjoys the patronage of the Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies.
The aim of the panel is to present the region’s investment climate in the context of the economic cooperation with China.
Experts invited to the discussion panel will try to answer these questions: chairman of the panel Mr Sławomir Majman and panelists Mr Sławomir Nowak, Secretary of State at the Chancellery of the President of Poland; Mr Rafał Baniak, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Economy; Vice Secretary General of China Industrial Overseas Development&Planning Association-National Development and Reform Commission and Deputy President of MOFCOM China International Economic Cooperation Society Mr Hongtao Wang, Director of the European Office of World Expo 2010 in Shanghai Ivy Yu Yang and professor Dariusz Rosati. (PAIiIZ)
Discussion panel on social security on the Economic Forum in Krynica
The panel Social security as a development drive? Employee share ownership plans, retirement pensions, health insurance. will take place on September 7th, 2011 at 4 p.m. during the Krynica Economic Forum. PAIiIZ extends its patronage over the meeting.
The end of the period of high uncertainty in global economy and the end of employment reduction, salary cuts and other benefit restrictions which resulted from the situation, mark the start of employers mobilisation. Companies which want to recruit adequate staff and keep the experienced specialists, need effective staff management programmes.
Can pension programmes, health insurance and employee share ownership plans become a more effective way to get employees engaged and loyal to a company than non-wage benefits? What experience do Polish companies have in the field? The issue will be discussed by panel organizers and invited panelists:
The panel is a result of a common initiative undertaken by three companies which operate on the Polish market: insurance agency Gras Savoye, an audit and advisory company Mazars and a law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel.
The panel will be attended by: Sławomi Majman - President of PAIiIZ, Rafał Baniak - Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economy, Laurent Tirot - Managing Directr at Bouygues Immobilier, Sebastian Mikosz - Advisor at Société Générale, Alexander Konopka - President of the Management Board at Gras Savoye Polska, Michel Kiviatkowski - Managing Partner at Mazars and Dariusz Tokarczuk - Managing Partner at Gide Loyrette Nouel. The panel will be chaired by Tomasz Lis.
The meeting enjoys the patronage of the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (Synergy)
Let’s talk about responsible business
The conference: “Social corporate responsibility for small and medium enterprises” will take place on Semptember 22nd at 9.00 at PAIiIZ.
During the meeting authors will present the results of the Polish and Swedish edition of the survey RespEn. The commentary on the survey will be delivered by Grzegorz Baran PhD from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków.
The panel discussion Social responsibility of small and medium-sized enterprises will be attended by: Małogrzata Jelińska from the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP), Mats Dalberg from the Industry Development Centre of Kalmar (IUC Kalmar län) in Sweden, professor Anna Maria Nikodemska-Wołowik, Anna Łuszcz from justcause and Anna Szczesniak from the Office of the programme "Fair Play Enterprise”. The conference will be chaired by Mirella Panek-Owsiańska, President of the Responsible Business Forum. (FOB)
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