POLISH INFOMATION AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT AGENCY
NEWSLETTER
 November 12th, 2015,
 Issue 459

NEWS

13 new investments and about 2000 new jobs
During the last two weeks, PAIiIZ acquired 13 new investment projects that together are worth €65m. It is chance to create 2,000 new jobs in Poland.

Currently, the Agency provides 169 projects with a total value of € 3,566m that can generate 32,500 new jobs in the future. As previously, the biggest number of investments come from the US.


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There are 42 projects run by American companies in Poland with PAIiIZ support. In terms of the sector, the biggest number of investment is run by BPO sector (39 projects; € 32.52m; 10,155 new jobs).

More information: http://www.paiz.gov.pl/20151109/13_new_investments_and_about_2000_new_jobs (PAIiIZ)

Madrid-Warsaw-Brussels: Chinese season in Europe
In recent days, the New Silk Road is one of the most important topics, discussed in the whole of Europe. After the summit in Madrid and the conference in Warsaw, now the time has come for Brussels, where the China-Europe Investment and Connectivity Cooperation Forum was held on 9 November. Poland at the forum was represented by president of PAIiIZ Sławomir Majman and marshal of Łódzkie province Witold Stepięń.

Arranged at the European Union Committee of the Regions Commission's Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, the forum was dedicated to cooperation of European regions with China.


Majman: "The future of EU - China cooperation is in regions and Poland has a key role to play" (Source: Mission of China to the UE)

"The future of EU - China cooperation is in regions and Poland has a key role to play”, said PAIiIZ president Sławomir Majman.  As Deputy General Manager of the Silk Road Fund, Mrs. Wang Dan announced in Brussels, currently the Fund is interested in financing the dry port in Łódź, which will enable to transport goods over the European Union.

More information: www.paiz.gov.pl/20151109/madrid_warsaw_brussels_chinese_season_in_europe
(PAIiIZ)

INVESTMENTS IN POLAND

Sixth Bridgestone’s investment with PAIiIZ support
On 6 November, the Japanese giant Bridgestone celebrated the grand opening of the recently expanded tyre and rubber factory in Stargard Szczeciński. The project was supported by PAIiIZ. The opening ceremony was attended by PAIiIZ deputy president Sławomir Krużmanowski.

Covering 147,000m2 factory is able to produce 3,600 tyres for trucks and busses as well as 1,700 treads daily. The investor also increased the number of employees by 170 people and now it hires 835 members of staff in Stargard Szczeciński.


1,700 treads daily will be produced in Bridgestone factory in Stargard Szczeciński

The total costs of investment reached €120m. Modernisation of the factory in Stargard Szczeciński is a reinvestment and the sixth investment project run jointly by Bridgestone and PAIiIZ. (PAIiIZ/ Bridgestone)


Speakers and guests of the conference presenting the modernised Bridgestone factory in Stargard Szczeciński

More information: http://www.paiz.gov.pl/20151109/sixth_bridgestone_investment_with_paiiiz_support

Mercator grows in Thailand
Polish company Mercator from Brześć Kujawski expands a medical gloves factory in Thailand. The total value of the project reaches PLN 100m.

Under the investment, seven production lines will be created to double the production capacity to the level 240 million gloves per month. The project will be financed both from company’s own resources and from bank loans. The investment begins in 2016. (Mercator)

MACROECONOMIC POLAND

  • Exchange rates (as of 12.11.2015):

Buy

Sell

USD

3.9287

4.0081

EUR

4.1971

4.2819

Source: www.nbp.pl

EVENTS

6. Forum MotoSolutions - best practices in automotive sector
PAIiIZ and Ministry of Economy took the patronage over the MotoSolutions Forum. The meeting will be held on 18 and 19 November in DoubleTree by Hilton Kraków Hotel.

The event is addressed to decision makers and senior managers of automotive production plants. The two-day Forum’s programme is mostly dedicated to the current situation of the automotive sector in Poland and Europe. The participants will have the opportunity to learn about the influence of the current investments of such companies as GM Manufacturing Poland on this industry.

More: www.motosolutions.pl

Polish - Ukrainian Shared Service and Outsourcing  Forum in  Rzeszów
On 18 November 2015, the Polish - Ukrainian Shared Service and Outsourcing  Forum will be held in Rzeszów. This is the first event gathering BSS professionals from both Poland and Ukraine.

The event is dedicated to investors from the BPO and SSC sector, consulting companies, audit firms, real estate and HR companies, representatives from local governments, academia and industry organizations from both Poland and Ukraine.

Participation in the event is free of charge. There is limited number of places.

More information is available at: www.forumrzeszow.eu

E-mail: biuro@forumrzeszow.eu Phone: (+48) 607 349 004

Asia Trade Congress
On 19 November, Asia Trade Congress will be held in Ostróda under PAIiIZ patronage.

During the meeting, new business opportunities between Poland and Asia will be shown. Participants of the event will be provided with information regarding Asian markets and local special economic zones. They will also learn how to establish business contacts with various countries in Asia.

Among the panelists of the event there are representatives of embassies of India, Vietnam, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Iran and Philippines and experts regarding doing business with Asia including journalists.

To learn more visit: www.asia-trade.pl/pl. (Expo Arena)

Poland - real estate investment opportunities
BPCC, PAIiIZ, Polish Embassy in Great Britain, JLL and Cushman&Wakefield invite all to join  the “Poland - real estate investment opportunities - commercial, industrial and retail”. The meeting will be held in the Polish Embassy in London on 26 November.

Poland's economy continues to demonstrate robust growth despite the sluggish economy of the eurozone and Russian sanctions. GDP is expected to grow by 3.5% this year and at a similar pace next year. New foreign investments continue to stoke the shared services/BPO, IT and R&D sectors. Poland's regional capitals have low vacancy rates and demand for quality space, and a young (and increasingly choosy) workforce wants better offices to work in.

The meeting will be conducted in English.

Participation is free of charge for BPCC Members and invited guests.

Registration available by:
http://bpcc.org.pl/en/events/poland-real-estate-investment-opportunities-commercial-industrial-and-retail (BPCC)

5th Report on R&D +I in Poland
Crido Taxand has prepared a report on Support for R&D + Innovative business activity in Poland. The presentation of the report will be held on 25 November in Warsaw. PAIiIZ took the patronage over the event.

During the meeting, three incoming trends is supporting innovations will be presented by Crido Taxand’s experts.  We also welcome you to join the panel discussion on how the UE supports the R&D activity in Poland. The discussion well be held by foreign experts and  representatives of the Ministry of Economy, PAIiIZ, Crido Taxand, National Centre for Research Development, MJWPU, Polish Agency of Enterprice Development, EIT+, TechBrainers. (PAIiIZ)

Join the meeting on 25 November, at 12:30 in The Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer Management of Warsaw University of Technology (ul. Rektorska 4).

Participation of free of charge. There is limited number of sits.

To register, visit: http://techbrainers.com/open-innovation/   (Crido Taxand)

FROM THE REGIONS

Wałbrzych SEZ joins Automotive Cluster in Dolny Śląsk
Wałbrzych Special Economic Zone "INVEST-PARK" is the next partner of the Automotive Cluster of Dolny Śląsk. Led by Legnica SEZ, the cluster also gained two other members representing the business sector. Both of them operate in the WSEZ.

Automotive Cluster in Dolny Śląsk  is a joint project of Legnica SEZ, local automotive industry, Wrocław University of Technology, PAIiIZ and the Ministry of Economy. It is focused on exchange of knowledge and experiences and on cooperation between business, universities and institutions.

Not only did the Wałbrzych SEZ join the cluster. Declarations of a membership was signed also by the French producer of car seats Faurecia (ooperating in Wałbrzych and Laskowice) and GKN Driveline, a British manufacturer of drive components from Oleśnica.

More information: https://invest-park.com.pl/blog/2015/11/06/razem-dla-motoryzacji/ (WSEZ)

DID YOU KNOW...?

Polish Voice login technology goes to US
Made in Poland, a voice biometric system for verification of customers is to conquer the US market. The technology has been invented by a start-up VoicePIN together with scientists from the University of Science and Technology in Kraków.

VoicePIN is a biometric system for easy and secure user authentication. Using unique voice characteristics, VoicePIN allows to access every personal data without the necessity of remembering logins or passwords as well as completely reduces the risk of data hijacking and identity theft.  This advanced voice biometrics solution has been designed to support the end users of banks, call centers and IVR help desks. (VoicePIN/PAP)


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