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NEWSLETTER
September 15th, 2017, Issue 554

NEWS

Doing Business in Germany - Polish Invest & Trade Agency supports expansion on German market
Polish-German economic cooperation has the long traditions. Our western neighbour has been on the list of our most essential trading partners over the years - said PAIH President Tomasz Pisula, while opening a seminar organized by PAIH, together with Germany Trade & Invest and Bank Polski PKO BP. The guest of honour was the Ambassador of Germany, Mr Rolf Nikel.

Thanks to that fruitful, bilateral exchange and mutual education of our business about the practical aspects of foreign expansion, specific goods and services as a result of Polish dynamic entrepreneurship are well-known all over the world, reaching even the furthermost corners - said Pisula. Although, we can always do more and do better, on what we really count, and strategic meetings such as that today are actually devoted to - he added.


PAIH President Tomasz Pisula opens the seminar

As the ambassador of Germany, Rolf Nikel acknowledged, the Polish economy has been thriving recently. It is shown by the main macroeconomic indicators. Poland is currently the sixth strongest economy in the European Union. Dynamics, which we all observe nowadays, also finds its clear and measurable resonance in Polish-German economic relations. Last year, the balance of trade between our countries exceeded 100 billion, advanced technologies and skills were transferred, 300 thousands new job places were created - quoted Ambassador Nikel. Such brands as Solaris or Nowy Styl, successfully operating on the German market, underline the strength and potential of Polish innovative thought - he added. The Ambassador also noted that the Polish-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry is an available partner in Poland offering competent and complete support, thus he encouraged the Polish business to contact.


PAIH President Tomasz Pisula during the seminar

During the next part of the seminar, experts from Germany Trade & Invest presented the model of supporting foreign investors in Germany, which has a rich repository of support instruments. Currently the agency has 50 offices located on almost every continent. The German market, according to the data quotable, is particularly absorbent and attractive for the mechanical engineering, robotics and automation sectors, as a result of the beginning of so-called "Industrie 4.0" - the fourth machine revolution, which, in practice, means full computerization of manufacturing processes. Statistics show that the highest intensity of Polish investment is in the North Rhine-Westphalia. Besides northern Italy, Germany has dominated Europe in the aspect of foreign investment in the engineering sector, being the largest manufacturer of high-tech machinery & equipment right after China and the United States - said Claudia Grüne, Machinery & Equipment Division Manager GTAI.


The seminar "Doing Business in Germany: Opportunities Through Innovation"

More information on: www.paih.gov.pl/20170913/doing_business_in_germany_wspieramy_ekspansje_na_rynek_niemiecki(PAIH)

PAIH Foreign Trade Office’s cooperation with Hanoi People’s Committee
Due to success of several months exchange of information and bilateral meeting, PAIH Foreign Trade Office in Vietnam has signed a cooperation agreement with the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises, which is under the auspices of the Trade Promotion and Business Support of the Hanoi People’s Committee in Vietnam.

The Association of Small and Medium Enterprises in Hanoi is a non-profit organization that brings together companies from all sectors across Vietnam. The purpose of the organization is joint promotion and expansion of the market and creation of a database of companies. Offers and demands are promoted on foreign markets in cooperation with chambers of commerce and other institutions, recently including ZBH PAIH S.A. in Vietnam.

Due to high interest in Polish food products such as apples, apple juice, cured meats, meat offal and more, already two delegations from the Association visited Poland this year. The cooperation with PAIH S.A. and the help of the Agricultural Market Agency has made it possible for Vietnamese companies to find reliable partners with whom advanced trade negotiations are currently taking place.

Also Polish companies recognizing the Vietnamese market can count on the effective assistance of the Association in finding business partners and promotion organizations. Especially in the north of Vietnam, cooperation with this institution proves to be very valuable. In the near future, the association plans to open branches in five of Vietnam's most vibrant cities, including Ho Chi Minh City. (PAIH)

INVESTMENTS IN POLAND

300 job places in Zielona Gora thanks to Spinko Moto Company
Up to 300 new job places will be created in Zielona Gora - Nowy Kisielin in Kostrzyn-Słubice Special Economic Zone thanks to Spinko Moto Company Sp. z o.o.

The company operates in the automotive industry, related to the manufacture of vehicle parts and accessories and vehicles' engines made of aluminium.

In Zielona Góra - Nowy Kisielin, the company will build a production and storage hall with a social and office area and administrative building. The company in the first stage will invest in the construction of the plant and start of the production about 62 million PLN and will employ about 80 people. As a target the planned employment is about 300 people.

Construction works will begin already in October 2017. The launch of the plant and the start of production is planned in the third quarter of 2018. (Lubuski Industrial-Technology Park)

New investments in Kostrzyn-Słubice Special Economic Zone - Ideal Automotive
250 new workplaces will be created in Lubuski Industrial and Technology Park. This time a new industrial plant will be built by an automotive company, IDEAL Automotive Zielona Góra Sp. z o.o.

The company belongs to the Ideal Automotive group with headquarters in Germany, which is one of the biggest world providers of the automotive industry. Nowadays Ideal Automotive has 16 factories around the world (Germany, Mexico, Czech Republic, Slovakia, China, Japan), where employs more than 4 thousand people.

Due to the investment, a new production factory will be constructed, where will be held the production of car’s equipment parts. The final result will include: upholstery of the boot shelf, upholstery / rear seat cover (separating the rear seats from the trunk).

Within the investment, the company plans to purchase at least three new production lines composed of: hydraulic press, pneumatic press, heated hydraulic press, water jet cutting equipment and other equipment necessary for car parts production.

The investment will be realized on a real estate of a total area of 8.0117 ha, owned by the Zielona Góra City. The entrepreneur declares to employ at least 250 employees (currently 50) and incur investment expanses of at least PLN 22 m by the end of 2018. Ultimately, after the expansion of the plant, about 800 people may find employment.

Once again Eobuwie.pl invests in Kostrzyn-Słubice Special Economic Zone (KS SSE)
Eobuwie.plThis Polish family company, which operates on the market for over 20 years now and in the Zone from 2014, will invest PLN 35 m in the Special Economic Zone. It will be its second permission to run business.

Eobuwie.pl, a leader of Top e-commerce ranking footwear sale, will construct in Zielona Góra a new plant: a logistic-storage centre, which will perform logistic services, as well as will give support in call centre and accounting areas. The investment is going to be finished in 2020 and ultimately a minimum of 120 new workers will find employment.

Since 1997 KS-SSE operates on a total area of 200 hectares, it is one of the biggest Polish special economic zones and serves both domestic and foreign investors.

EVENTS

12 Congress of Industry and Automotive Market
Polish Investment and Trade Agency invites you to the 12th Congress of Industry and Automotive Market, which is under its honorary patronage. The event, that will offer merits-related knowledge and industry insights, will be held on 8-9 November at the Sound Garden Hotel in Warsaw.

The expected number of participants is about 600 people: biggest players in the automotive parts market, as well as representatives of government and state institutions.

The new formula of the Congress will be centred around numerous panel discussions, which will be accompanied by experts’ debates, B2B meetings and networking sessions. Also the prize of the Polish edition of the Safe Workshops of the Year 2017 competition will be given.

The organizers of the event are industry institutions and organizations: PAIH, STM, SITK, Moveo, as well as technical universities - Warsaw University of Technology and Military Academy of Technology.

More information soon at: www.moto-konferencja.pl

7th annual CEE Investment and Green Buildings Award
On October 26, 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Warsaw, the EuropaProperty Award in investment and ecology sector there will be held. The event is considered to be one of the most important in the Central and Easter European industry.

On this day, more than 400 CEE leaders will meet to award prizes to companies and individuals who have shown the best results, made the best investment deals, and reported growth and development over the past year.

For more information, please visit:
www.ceeinvestmentawards.com / or email: craig@europaproperty.com / anna@europaproperty.com

DroneTech 2nd WORLD MEETNIG
Enterprise Europe Network invites professional and individual passionates as well as  the common platform to the presentation of  the latest trends in DRONE TECHNOLOGIES and their use for multiple civilian and commercial purposes. DroneTech Brokerage Event will be held on October 5-6, 2017 in Arena Toruń.

The event will target a wide spectrum of companies, universities, institutions, research and scientific centres from Europe and other parts of the world interested in sharing knowledge, experience, new project ideas and finding collaboration partners.
The event is free of charge for all professional attendees.

Registration prior to the event is compulsory. Everyone concerned are pleased to register on https://dronetech.b2match.io/ till September 24,2017.

More information on: https://dronetech.b2match.io

The 20th International Workshop on Business Incubation in Shanghai
The 20th International Workshop on Business Incubation (IBI) will be held as a  training course, which  will last for 6 days, from 23rd Oct. to 28th Oct, 2017.
Go China

IBI was designed for business incubation managers, entrepreneurs, government officials and other business incubation stakeholders wishing to increase their understanding and know-how of international co-incubation business. It is sponsored by Shanghai International Business Incubator and also one of the major training programs of AABI (Asian Association of Business Incubation), which has been held successfully for 20 years and over 500 participants from 30 countries and regions are well trained.

This year, IBI will be organized by Shanghai Caohejing Hi-tech Park Innovation Centre, which has incubated more than 400 start-ups in the last ten years with a success rate of more than 91%, mainly focuses on ICT, bio-medicine, new materials sectors.

We would like to invite you and the start-ups in your region to participate the training course in Shanghai, and there is no NO REGISTRATION FEE.

More information: www.investsh.org.cn

Contact person: Max Chen: E-mail - chenjunma@investsh.org.cn / tel: 86-21-62368800-220

Polish-Nigerian PONBIS Summit
PONTIF Ltd., Polish Chamber of Commerce Importers, Exporters And Cooperation with complicity Polish Agency for Trade and Investment invites to the event PONBIS Summit. This is a Polish-Nigerian summit that will take place 25th - 26th September 2017 at the Poznań International Fair.

A wide variety of industries and guests from the world of business and the representatives of the Governors and the Government of Federal Republic of Nigeria will help you build a strong relationship and explore the investment opportunities of this wonderful country. Organizers will invite the investment partner from Nigeria to interested entrepreneurs from Poland.

All of information’s about the meeting and the conditions of participation.

You can find on the forum's organizers website: www.ponbis.com

We warmly invite you to register.

VNITO CONFERENCE 2017
The Central Eastern European Chamber of Commerce (CEEC) is glad to invite you to attend the VNITO Conference which is renowned to be the biggest ITO/BPO conference in Vietnam, which will be held on October 19 - 20, 2017.

The aim of the conference is to promote Vietnam as an ideal IT services destination, connecting Vietnam IT services companies with potential customers; building relationship and promoting collaboration, co-operation, joint-venture among the IT community; sharing experience and knowledge among members as well as developing human resources for the industry.

If you are a MNC, ICT company / organization or an IT start-up with an interest in the Vietnamese market you cannot miss on this high level conference.

CEEC would be glad to support you in the application process and make requested logistical arrangements for you as mentioned above. Should you be interested, kindly contact Monika Jurzak, Office Manager at CEEC via email monika@ceecvn.org

More information on: http://vnito.org/


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