|POLISH INFOMATION AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT AGENCY|
November 10th, 2011,
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INVESTMENTS IN POLAND
ANALYSES AND REPORTS
Financial Times promotes Poland
On November 2nd, 2011 Financial Times issued a special report “Investing in Poland” . The Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency cooperated with the Financial Times in the field of Poland's promotion in the report.
The report which provides useful information concerning investment conditions in Poland has been issued by FT for several years now.
This year PAIiIZ like in previous editions of the report cooperated with FT.
The report is available for download:
Chinese investors visit Poland
On November 4th, 2011 PAIiIZ hosted the most important Chinese delegation in the whole of 2011. Minister Wan Jifei Head of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and 35 companies came to visit Europe and stopped only in Austria, Lithuania and Poland. We presented Poland’s investment potential and organised a match-making session for the Chinese and Polish companies.
The meeting which was organised on the eve of the December visit of the President of Poland Mr Bronisław Komorowski to China, was devoted to the presentation of the economic potential of Poland.
The Chinese delegation was headed by the Minister Wan Jifei - Head of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade a Chinese Agency for the Promotion of International Trade and 35 companies. After the seminar part of the meeting, representatives of the Chinese companies took part in B2B meetings with Polish companies.
The visit is an important event which helps intensify the Polish-Chinese cooperation. (PAIiIZ)
Polish yachts on the Hamburg International Boat Show
The fairs which took place from October 29th to November 6th, 2011 were attended by 12 companies from Eastern Poland which are active in the yacht industry.
Hanseboot is one of the world biggest exhibition fairs presenting yachts and sailing boats. Every year the fairs attract more and more visitors and exhibitors.
The Polish yacht industry presented products from Poland on two different stands: one measuring 405 m2 which presented sailing yachts and the second one - 210 m2 which showcased motor boats. All the presented boats and yachts were manufactured by companies situated in Eastern Poland - in the region of Warmia and Mazury and in Podlasie.
This year the boasts were presented by 12 companies from Eastern Poland: Sedna Yachts and Raptor from Białystok, Balt-Yacht K.A, B.Kozłowscy and Józef Wiśniewski Mazurskie Przedsiębiorstwo Produkcyjno-Budowlane ŚLEPSK from Augustów, Przedsiębiorstwo Handlowo Gastronomiczno Turystyczne “Pod Omegą" Stanisław Kasprzak, Yacht Hornet Rajmund Mech and Haber Yachts from Iława, “Surf” Zakład produkcji sprzętu sportowego from Mikołajki, Ahoj Czarter S.C Sylwia Stępniak Krzysztof Stępniak and Northman Krzysztof Stępniak from Węgorzewo, Nautiner Yachts from Giżyck and Przedsiębiorstwo Produkcyjno-Usługowe “MACUR" Eksport-Import from Olsztyn.
The companies took part in the fairs thanks to the Programme of Economic Promotion of Eastern Poland run by the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency. (PAIiIZ)
INVESTMENTS IN POLAND
Investor at the Kraków Technology Park increases employment
Ericpol Telecom a company active in the Park launches a new recruitment process and plans to hire 250 persons over the next few months.
This year the company has hired over 200 engineers but the demand on Polish specialist has been growing. By the end of 2012 the company will hire experienced programmers, analysts, testers and graduates of IT and electronic faculties. Due to the fact that future Ericpol Telecom employees will have to cooperate with international teams, the employees have to know English.
Ericpol is the biggest Polish IT exporter and provider of outsourcing and consulting services. The company has production centres in Belarus, Ukraine and Sweden. At the moment Ericpol hires 1200 people. (KPT)
Conference: investment attractiveness of Polish regions
The Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency and the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) invite you to a conference ”Report of the investment attractiveness of Polish regions. From a diagnosis to the success of regional policy”.
The conference will take place on November 15th, 2011 at 12.00 at the PAIiIZ Information Centre, 12 Bagatela Str. in Warsaw.
During the conference the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency and the Warsaw School of Economics will present a publication ”Report of the investment attractiveness of Polish regions. From a diagnosis to the success of regional policy”.
PAIiIZ and SGH have been analysing investment activity of Polish regions for several years now and have been cooperating with regional Partners to improve the regions’ attractiveness to foreign investors. The cooperation builds up knowledge and experience in the filed, improves every year and helps increase the potential.
The conference will be attended by representatives of the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Regional Development, regional administration, special economic zones, and regional investor assistance centres. To confirm your participation please contact email@example.com. (PAIiIZ)
Polish investment abroad
PAIiIZ invites you to take part in a conference Polish companies investment abroad which will take place on November 14th, 2011 at 10.00 in PAIiIZ.
During the conference we will present and discuss a report prepared by the Mikołaj Kopernik University on Polish foreign investments.
We will also sign a cooperation agreement with the Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK). Detailed programme of the meeting will soon be available on our website in the Events section.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org. (PAIiIZ)
Conference: How to use EU funds from the Programme of Economic Promotion of Eastern Poland
The conference will take place in Tarnobrzeg on Nov. 17th, 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 Nov. 17th, 2011 at 11:00 in the Podkarpackie Centrum Edukacji Nauczycieli at 206 Sienkiewicza Str. in Tarnobrzeg.
Participation is free of charge. If you want to participate please send the registration form by Nov. 15th, 2011. The form is available here: www.paiz.gov.pl/20111117/konferencja_nt_ppgpw. (PAIiIZ)
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Investment conference in Piła
Piła and the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency have the pleasure to invite you to the conference Piła - Development and Investment which will take place on November 24th, 2011.
The conference aims to showcase the economic potential of the city on the background of the region, including the potential of the Piła subzone of the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone which was created last September.
For more information contact: the Development and European Funds Section of the Piła City Council at +48 67 201 42 18, +48 67 210 42 21 or via e-mail: email@example.com. (Piła / PAIiIZ)
Investment conference in Grudziądz
Grudziądz and the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency have the pleasure to invite you to the conference Investment Potential of Grudziądz which will take place on November 22nd, 2011.
The conference will present the towns investment potential and the regions general investment climate as well as practical aspects of running business activity in Poland.
The meeting will take place at the PAIiIZ Informaion Centre at 12 Bagatela Str. in Warsaw. (Grudziądz / PAIiIZ)
The conference will take place in Gdańsk from Nov. 21st to Nov. 22nd, 2011. The event enjoys the patronage of PAIiIZ.
ECOdialog is an initiative of environmental NGOs, whose aim is to increase the knowledge about the environmental aspects of investment and to increase entrepreneurs’ awareness of the impact their activity has on environment. Representatives of environmental organizations and investors are two milieus between which rarely comes to a peaceful, rational discussion. The parties usually meet only in the face of a specific problem. There is no elaborate system of solutions or good practice, lines of communication between the community of environmentalists and investors. ECOdialog 2011 is a conference that pretends to change the current state of affairs.
The conference is organized by Fundacja Rozwiązań Eko Energetycznych. For more information please contact: Anna Miazga, tel. +48 58 710 95 96 ext. 21 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, www.ecodialog.pl. (FREE)
Polskie Stowarzyszenie Doradcze i Konsultingowe and EuroFirma Media invite you to a conference and the prize awarding ceremony - EuroCertyfikat 2011.
The major topic of this year’s conference is The role of business organisations in the development of Polish enterprises and institutions in the era of a new crisis. The increase of significance of Polish clusters in the context of European markets as an innovative form of supporting the development of business. New sources of funds for investment, innovative solutions and competitiveness of Polish enterprises. The conference will be held on Nov. 17th, 2011 at the Royal Place in Warsaw. Participation in the conference in free of charge.
For more information please contact:
Enterprise Europe Network active at the Polish agency for the Development of Enterprise in co-operation with the Latvian Agency for Investment and Development invites you to attend a cooperation fairs.
The fairs will take place between Nov. 24th and 25th, 2011 in Riga during the International Tech Industry Fairs 2011. Organisers invite companies, research institutes, universities, public administration and all interested to attend the fairs. On Nov. 23rd, 2011 participants will also be able to make visits to Latvian companies, industrial parks and the Latvian Agency for Investment and Development. You may register by Nov. 15th, 2011. (PARP)
ANALYSES AND REPORTS
Wind energy sector in Poland in 2011
On November 9th, 2011 PAIiIZ, TPA Horwath and the law company DZP presented the 3rd edition of a report on the wind energy in Poland.
EU regulations require Poland to produce 15% of all the energy used in the country from renewable resources in the near future. In our geographical location it is wind that creates the greatest conditions to produce energy from renewable sources. That is why the wind energy sector may become one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy.
The overall power of wind farms which were launched in Poland by the end of September 2011 exceeded 1.4 GW. Over 80% of the farms were opened within the last 4 years and the power of installed device has been growing every year. By the end of 2020 the average growth of wind farms is expected to stay at the level of at least 600 MW a year. Investment in the sector may prove very fruitful. At the moment for every megawatt hour of sold energy together with so called green certificate a producer in Poland gets around EUR 110 i.e. almost EUR 20 more than a German producer. On the other hand, the sector still ranks among the high-risk industries due to unpredictable prices and incomes in the field. Among the greatest barriers in the sectors there are complex procedures which concern terms of joining the national electricity system and the assessment of the projects’ impact on natural environment. There is also the issue of the growing social objections against the sector.
The 2011 edition of the report addresses all the issues. The report was prepared by the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency, TPA Horwath and the law firm DZP under the patronage of the Polish Wind Energy Association. (TPA Hotwath)
Invest in Pomerania
The publication is now available for download on our website.
You can get the publication from our website www.paiz.gov.pl/files/?id_plik=16663. The publication was prepared by the Pomerania Investor Assistance Centre and provides information on investment conditions and the economic potential of the region. We hope you will find the information useful. (PAIiIZ)
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