November 24th, 2011,
Issue 254




PAIiZ starts cooperation with Łapy

On November 17th, 2011 the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency signed a cooperation agreement with Łapy.

The main aim of the agreement is to promote Łapy and help the city attract more investment projects from abroad.

The parties committed themselves to undertake activities which will help the city actively seek investors and provide them with professional services. PAIiIZ will provide help in the process of investment offer preparation, in gathering and providing data concerning economic conditions of the region, in creation of data basis concerning the city's economic environment and in data management.

To date the Agency has signed similar agreements with Radomsko, Kielce, Lublin, Rzeszów, Białystok, Olsztyn. Bydgoszcz, Koszalin, Krosno, Częstochowa, Zamość, Szczecinek Piła and Piotrków Trybunaski. (PAIiIZ)

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Moldavian delegation in Poland

PAIiIZ has organized the visit of the representatives of the Moldova Ministry of Economy and Moldovan Investment and Export Promotion Organization to Poland.

During the study tour which took place from November 13th to 18th the guests acquainted with ways and methods of attracting foreign investment to Poland and with programs, schemes and structures which help develop business initiatives in the country.

 The participants had also the opportunity to attend meetings with the representatives of the institutions supporting country promotion and the implementation of foreign investment projects in Poland. Moreover, the delegation was scheduled to visit Łódź Special Economic Zone (PAIiIZ)

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(photo: Agnieszka Walulik)

Promotion of Polish products and modern industrial design in Spain

Modern industrial design and applied products designed by Polish artists will be presented during the exhibition "Designed in Poland” between the 1st of November 2011 and the 29th of January 2012 in Barcelona.

The exhibition aims to draw attention to the uniqueness of Polish industrial design and to invite Spanish consumers to buy Polish products. The guests will receive an illustrated catalogue with the information on all the presented products along with their photos. We invite the visitors to participate in the contest for the most interesting item of the exhibition. The prizes are funded by PAIiIZ and the company Nalewki Staropolskie Karol Majewski i Wspólnicy.

The grand opening of the exhibition will be held on the 1st of December, during which a fashion show with the collection of a Polish designer Michał Starost together with a presentation of jewelry will take place. The sponsor of the grand opening ceremony is PESA Bydgoszcz SA.

The exhibition is open for visitors up to January 29th 2012 at the seat of the Supreme Board of Cultural Heritage of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia GENERALITAT, Portaferissa 1 (Palau Moja) 08002 Barcelona.

The exhibition is organized by the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency together with the Polish Consulate – General in Barcelona with the support of the Investment Promotion Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Madrid. (PAIiIZ)

The prizes are funded by PAIiIZ and the company "Nalewki Staropolskie Karol Majewski i Wspólnicy"

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Bydgoszcz Industrial and Technological Park after modernization

The infrastructure development of the Bydgoszcz Industrial and Technological Park (BPPT), worth PLN 44 million has been completed.

The project The development of the technical infrastructure of the Bydgoszcz Industrial and Technological Park  included the construction of new roads with lightings, pavements and bike routs, as well as water supply, heating, sewer system and telecommunication network. The Park has now also the direct connection with the beltway of Bydgoszcz.

THE BPPT has prepared investment areas where the  new enterprises and new jobs are being created.

This is the biggest project in the history of the Park. The development of the BPPT was possible thanks to the Regional Development Fund of Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship 2007-2013, Measure 5.6. and the public funds. (PAIiIZ)

Metalko production hall in Bydgoszcz Industrial and Technological Park

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Errata for the information „Call for proposals within Measure 8.1 IE OP”

The editor of the Newsletter would like to thank the reader who corrected the information about the call for proposals.

In the last issue of the Newsletter under the announcement about  the call for proposals within Measure 8.1 IE OP there was a link to:


The information concerning the beneficiaries published on this website were incorrect. Thanks to the attentive reading of one of our subscribers the errors are already corrected. We are sorry for this mistake.  (PAIiIZ)

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A simple and much-needed prescription for the Podkarpackie voivodship

A prescription for harder times in the Podkarpackie voivodeship is to develop its potentials, both locally and human wise, strengthen the cooperation between businesses, science and education, creating better conditions for business activity, as well as effectively promote the region.

Such were the conclusions of the seminar Podkarpackie voivodeship - a strong brand. Potential, investment and development and the turmoil in the European economy, which took place on November 17 at the Hotel Ambasadorski in Rzeszów.

The meeting was attended by representatives of local governments, entrepreneurs from Podkarpackie and other regions as well as business institutions and business associations, financial institutions, consulting firms, NGOs and members of the academia. Their common goal was to exchange ideas, experiences and observations about the future of the region in light of the turmoil in the European economy.

The panelists stressed that of utmost importance for the region was, and still is, to co-finance projects from EU funds. Will this still apply in the future? Not necessarily. In the next budgeting period starting in 2014, less money will be allocated and it will be given primarily to indirectly support business activity. A greater emphasis will be placed on innovation and less on equalising opportunities between regions.

The conference was held as part of the “Prospects in Poland” cycle under the patronage of PAIiIZ. For more information, please call: Bluevine Consulting, Aneta Kłodaś - 509 332 606 or www.prospectsinpoland.com (Bluevine Consulting)

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New investor in Tricity. Over 100 new jobs will be created

The Tricity area of Poland will be the base of operations for a new company that will meet the increased demand for online higher education.

The company, OIE Support, will enroll students in programmes offered by the University of Liverpool and Walden University. OIE Support intends to start operations in January and plans to employ more than 100 student enrollment advisors by the end of 2012. 

OIE Support will offer a portfolio of more than 250 specialised online Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate programmes. All of them are delivered in interactive online classrooms by international faculty using relevant curricula with dedicated support for working professionals around the world.

- We are grateful for the support that Invest in Pomerania and InvestGDA provided in helping us establish our presence in the Tricity area of Poland - said Norman Bloomberg, Chief Operating Officer, Laureate Online Interactive Education.

- Our operations in Poland will help us to continue to offer our students an educational experience that enhances their career potential and expands their professional network by building on the distinct international perspectives gained in their online classroom. 

For more information about OIE Support and job opportunities in the new Tricity office location, see www.hays.pl/jobs/Laureate (Invest in Pomerania)

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New Chinese investor in Małopolska

Chinese manufacturer of beer and beverage packaging Haoneng Packing Co. Ltd has decided to open the entity in Cracow.

The name of the Cracow entity is Illochroma Haoneng Poland. The company signed the lease agreement with Małopolska Regional Development Agency (MARR) for production and office space at MARR Business Park. Soon the new printing machines will be put in and the production will start on the turn of 2011 and 2012. The company plans to hire 60 employees in 2012 and produce 60 million m2 per year with annual turnover of 8 million EUR.

Haoneng Packing Co. Ltd is a Chinese solution provider in brewing and beverage decoration industry. (MARR)

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Source: www.nbp.pl

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Baltic Business Forum 2012

The registration for the next-year Baltic Business Forum has started. BBF is a place where the entrepreneurs and politicians from Poland, EU, Scandinavia and Baltic states, as well as from the countries under the EU programme Eastern Partnership meet.

Baltic Business Forum Association, Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency, the Marshal of West-Pomeranian Voivodeship and the President of Świnoujście invites to the IV international conference Baltic Business Forum 2012 Europe: North, East- Business without borders which, as usually, will take place in Świnoujscie and Heringsdorf from 25th to 27th of April 2012.

More information: www.bbf2012.pl (BBF)

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The conference on technology parks

Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency invites to a conference presenting the investment offer of the industrial and technology parks in Poland.

The aim of the event is to present the development trends, investment offers and the advantages of operating in the parks.

During the conference PAIiIZ will present the publication The investment  offer of  the industrial and technology parks which will be also distributed among the participants of the meeting.

PAIiIZ invited the representatives of the technology parks, embassies, chambers of commerce, regional assistant centers, city halls, commercial counselors and media.

The conference will be held on November 30th 2011 at 11 am, at  the Warsaw Sheraton hotel, ul. Prusa 2. Participation in the conference is free of charge. The conference will be translated into English.
RSVP: marzanna.pochodyla@paiz.gov.pl, tel. 22 334 98 12 (PAIiIZ)

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Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency invites to a conference presenting the investment offer of the industrial and technology parks in Poland.

The conference which gives the opportunity to listen to the most experienced experts in the building and R&D structures from all over the world, will take place on the 1st and 2nd of December 2011 in Pracze Campus, ul. Stabłowicka 147, Wroclaw, Poland.

The speakers and participants of the conference are representatives of the European, national and local authorities as well as representatives of research centres and business from Poland, Finland, Korea, Israel and the United States.

The event enjoys the patronage of PAIiIZ. More information and the registration form available at: www.eitplus.pl/erifid/. (ERIFID)

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New date of the conference in Tarnobrzeg

The conference on the financing of projects from the Programme of Economic Promotion of Eastern Poland will take place in Tarnobrzeg on December 7th, 2011.

The Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency and the Tarnobrzeg City Council together with the Tarnobrzeg Special Economic Zone invite you to a conference geared towards entrepreneurs and representatives of regional administration: How to use EU funds from the Programme of Economic Promotion of Eastern Poland.

The conference will take place on December 7th, 2011 at 11:00 in the Podkarpackie Centrum Edukacji Nauczycieli at 206 Sienkiewicza Str. in Tarnobrzeg.

Participation is free of charge.

More information and the registration form:


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PAIiIZ invites to participate in the I Eastern Poland Forum

First edition of the "Eastern Poland Business Forum" will be held from 8th to 9th of December 2011 at Łysogóry Hotel in Katowice.

The Forum aims to create a positive economic climate in Eastern Poland by presenting the specifics and advantages of the macroregion.

This-year’s first edition of the conference will address important issues related to such problems as intellectual potential of the region, innovative potential of the universities and transfer of know how from the high developed countries. The speakers will present also the region’s investment and business opportunities in Eastern Poland as well as the ways of supporting the local entrepreneurship and exports.

The ambition of the Forum is also to start a discussion on the possibilities of opening the region to cooperation with the non-European countries, as well as to initiate a debate on the future of the region's key industries.

Among the speakers there will be: the President of PARP Ms Bożena Lublińska-Kasprzak, the President of PUIG Mr Jacek Piechota, the Marshall of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship Mr Mirosław Karapyta, the Marshal of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship Mr Adam Jarubas, the President of Lublin Mr Krzysztof Żuk and the President of Białystok Mr Tadeusz Truskolaski.

The participation is free of charge. RSVP: krzysztof.sawicki@paiz.gov.pl. Forum is organized in the frame of the Programme of Economic Promotion of Eastern Poland.

More information: http://www.paiz.gov.pl/20111208/i_forum_polski_wschodniej


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