POLISH INVESTMENT AND TRADE AGENCY
NEWSLETTER
 April 28th, 2017,
 Issue 535

NEWS

PAIH opens its Mexico City office
On Tuesday, April 25th, the Polish Investment and Trade Agency launched the Foreign Trade Office in Mexico. The office has been officially opened by the president of Poland Andrzej Duda, deputy president of economic development Jerzy Kwieciński, Mexico's deputy minister of foreign trade Juan Carlos Baker Pineda as well as members the PAIH Board: Krzysztof Senger and Wojciech Fedko.


The official opening ceremony of the PAIH Foreign Trade Office in Mexico

The Trade Office in Mexico is the eighth foreign bureau of the Agency and the first inaugurated by the Polish president. This demonstrates the importance of Mexico and of the Latin America in the strategy of development of Polish exports and investments.

“Mexico is safe and open for business country with a very absorbing market of nearly 120 million consumers. It makes the impression on the Europeans, especially businessmen”, said Krzysztof Senger, executive vice president of the Polish Investment and Trade Agency, who headed the Polish business mission to Mexico.



The official opening ceremony of the PAIH Foreign Trade Office in Mexico

"The opportunities for cooperation are impressive. Therefore, the office in Mexico has bee launched as one of the first, at the very beginning of the implementation of a new policy aiming to support foreign expansion of Polish companies", said Senger, addressing his speach to the Polish entrepreneurs before the B2B session with Mexican companies.

Starting from 25 April, both, the companies participating in the business mission as well as other Polish entrepreneurs interested in Mexico can count on the assistance of the employees of the PAIH Foreign Trade Office in Mexico City. Located in the tallest building in Latin America, Torre Mayor, the office will provide information on the legal regulations on the Mexican market, search for potential business partners, organise business missions, meetings and trainings, as well as inform about the business opportunities.

W otwarciu Zagranicznego Biura Handlowego w Meksyku uczestniczył prezydent Duda, oraz przedstawiciele zarz±du PAIH Krzysztof Senger i Wojciech Fedko
The opening of Foreign Trade Office in Mexico was attended by President Duda, and representatives of the board PAIH Krzysztof Senger and Wojciech Fedko

The office will support Polish business in developing a strategy and financing model for Polish projects. This will be also the first contact for Mexican companies interested in doing business in Poland.

“The task of the Foreign Trade Offices is to efficiently manage the bilateral exchange of economic information, thereby reducing the business risk for Polish companies”, said Wojciech Fedko, deputy president of PAIH, responsible for the development of the Trade Offices. Wojciech Fedko explains that the all PAIH trade office system has been designed to support Polish entrepreneurs from the SME sector in entering  new, rapidly growing markets aa well as in implementing the programme of the internationalisation of Polish business. “We will work together with entrepreneurs on the adequate positioning of Polish products and services with particular emphasis on Investment”, added Fedko.


The official opening ceremony of the PAIH Foreign Trade Office in Mexico

The inauguration of the Foreign Trade Office of the Polish Investment and Trade Agency in Mexico took place on April 25, on the occasion of an official visit to Mexico of the president Andrzej Duda, accompanied by the business mission.

As part of the mission, PAIH also organised the Mexican-Polish Economic Forum with the participation of President Duda and companies from both countries. During the visit, bilateral agreements were signed, including a declaration of mutual cooperation between the Minister of Economy of Mexico and the Minister of Development and Finance of the Republic of Poland.


The official opening ceremony of the PAIH Foreign Trade Office in Mexico

“The document emphasizes that economic cooperation based on the development of direct contacts, especially between entrepreneurs and local business organisations, contributes to the growth of bilateral trade and investment”, said deputy minister of economic development Jerzy Kwieciński, who signed the declaration on behalf of deputy prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki. “That is why the High Level Task Force on Economic Affairs will be established, whose regular consultations will take place in Mexico City and Warsaw”, said Kwieciński.


The official opening ceremony of the PAIH Foreign Trade Office in Mexico

The agreements between the Polish Investment and Trade Agency for and the ProMexico-Investment Promotion Agency were also signed.

“I am convinced that the agreement on economic cooperation signed today between Poland and Mexico will contribute to the increase of trade and investment between our countries. The same tat has been give to PAIH foreign trade office, located in the very business centre of the Mexico City, which will provide professional services for all entrepreneurs interested in entering the Mexican market”, said deputy minister Jerzy Kwieciński. (PAIH)


The official opening ceremony of the PAIH Foreign Trade Office in Mexico

More information: www.paih.gov.pl/20170425/PAIH_wchodzi_do_Meksyku

Hannover Messe 2017 is open!
Arranged by Polish Investment and Trade (PAIH) on 23 April, the unique spectacle of Polish young artists opened the world’s biggest industrial trade show, Hannover Messe 2017. The opening ceremony was attended by German chancellor Angela Merkel, Polish prime minister Beata Szydło, deputy ministers Mateusz Morawiecki and Jarosław Gowin as well as the members of the Board of PAIH, Tomasz Pisula and Wojciech Fedko. Poland is official Partner Country of Hannover Messe 2017.


Prime Minister Beata Szydło: Poland you'll see at Hannover Messe 2017 is a young Poland with new innovative ideas, photo: Klaudyna Schubert

„Poland you'll see at Hannover Messe 2017 is a young Poland with new innovative ideas”, said prime minister of Poland, Beata Szydło. She also mentioned that the leading claim of the Polish presentation in Hannover is "Smart Means Poland". It was also the title of multimedia spectacle presented during the opening ceremony of the Hannover Messe 2017.


Prime minister Szydło and chancellor Angela Merkel watching the Smart Means Poland 3D show, photo: Klaudyna Schubert

Poland as the official Partner Country of trade fairs in Hannover had the privilege to prepare the artistic programme for the Hannover Messe 2017 opening ceremony, which took place on 23 April. The Polish Investment and Trade Agency was responsible for organizing they show.


Smart Means Poland spectacle arranged by PAIH, photo: Klaudyna Schubert


“Hannover Messe is the most important industrial fair in the world. It is an honour to be a Partner Country of this event, so is the preparation of the opening ceremony of the entire trade fairs. I’m glad that this challenging spectacle amused the audience. We proved that Poland is a technologically advanced country and good organizer”, commented Tomasz Pisula, president of Polish Investment and Trade Agency.


Smart Means Poland spectacle arranged by PAIH, photo: Klaudyna Schubert

Both, the Agency and Visualsupport, which was responsible for the production of the show, created an extraordinary spectacle that involved one of the most innovative audio-visual techniques. The 12-minute show included performances of young, award-wining generation of Polish artists including: soprano Kaja Mianowana, dancer Aleksander Kopański, performer Kamil Dziliński, WATAHA DRUMS, dancers from Art Color Ballet and famous Polish beatboxer Jakub "Zgas" Żmijowski. Mikołaj Stroiński, author of over 6,000 music compositions including the one for “The Witcher 3” video game, composed the soundtrack for the spectacle. Choreography was made by Agnieszka Glińska from Art Color Ballet, while special effects, including 3D mapping was prepared by Sławomir F±fara.


Prime minister Szydło and chancellor Merket opening the Polish national stand at Hannover Messe 2017

As the Partner Country of Hannover Messe 2017, Poland was the first country to open its national stand for the public. The inauguration of the Polish presentation was held on Monday morning, on 25 April. It started with a symbolic, virtual ribbon cutting was made jointly by prime minister of Poland Beata Szydło and Chancellor Angela Merkel.


Deputy prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki visiting Polish start-up stand at Hannover Messe arranged by PAIH as a part of „Young Tech Enterprises - Cluster Park”. PKN ORLEN is the Partner of Polish Start-ups at HM2017

The organisers of the Polish presence at Hannover Messe 2017 are: Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Polish Development Fund, Polish Agency for Enterprise Development, Polish Investment and Trade Agency, Industrial Development Agency, National Centre for Research and Development.

Main Partners:

Główni partnerzy strategiczni innowacyjnej Polski na Hannover Messe 2017



Strategic Partners:

Główni partnerzy strategiczni innowacyjnej Polski na Hannover Messe 2017

More information: www.paih.gov.pl/20160425/Hannover_Messe_2017_is_open

Meeting at the Chancellery of the President: Polish companies in the world
“After almost thirty years, the institutions responsible for supporting business in Poland have begun to work together. I am glad that we finally achieved that”, said the president of the Polish Investment and Trade Agency Tomasz Pisula, launching the conference for Polish exporters and companies investing abroad. The meeting was held on April 20th, at the Chancellery of the President with the participation of the presidential couple.

President Pisula has opened the meeting with the presentation on the offer of the Polish Investment and Trade Agency and other companies affiliated to the Polish Development Fund (PFR). “Deputy prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki obliged the agencies supporting Polish businesses to cooperate in favour of entrepreneurs”, said Pisula. He assured the companies of the Agency's readiness to support their activities on foreign markets. “We have been gathering knowledge for many years. Now we can use it for you. We are able to help Polish companies at every stage of foreign expansion because we know their needs”, Pisula said.

"I believe that the head of state can help achieve an economic success", the president said, adding that it was the duty of Poland's authorities and especially the president to promote Poland. “The presence of the head of state ennobles Polish companies in the eyes of foreign entrepreneurs”, Duda said.


Pisula: "We are able to help Polish companies at every stage of foreign expansion because we know their needs"

The president stressed that his task is to promote Polish companies and brands around the world, support young entrepreneurs, listen to the business and help solving the problems. "I want to support your interests and defend them since these are the interests of the Republic of Poland - he stressed.

The purpose of the conference was to initiate the discussions on the Polish expansion to foreign markets, the need and methods of business support through the economic diplomacy of the state. (PAIH)

More information: www.paih.gov.pl/20170421/polskie_firmy_na_swiecie

EVENTS

International Week Warsaw in May in Warsaw
From 6-14th May 2017 Polish Students’ Association will held the 24th International Week Warsaw. The event is organised under the patronage of the Polish Investment and Trade Agency.

Students of the Warsaw School of Economics together with 20 guests from the best business schools in Europe and Asia will have a chance to get to learn about Polish business and culture. Throughout the Company Visits and Case Studies, students will have a closer look on the characteristics of Polish business and the internal market.

The main goal of the International Week Warsaw is to show the assets of Poland. After each edition, vast majority of the participants come back to Poland for Erasmus programme or seek for job opportunities. (ZSP)

More information: http://iww.zspsgh.pl

1st USA-Europe Shared Services Awards and Summit
PAIH took the patronage over the 1st USA-Europe Shared Services Awards and Summit that will be hold on 28 June 2017, New York.

Central Eastern Europe continues to attract American interested in substantial cost savings and world-class talents. Indeed 50% of the global investment in the SSC sector in CEE is from American companies. We believe that the CEE region is a compelling proposition for US “mid-market” firms not yet present in the region.

At this inaugural USA-Europe SSC Awards Gala, we expect nearly 150 guests with more than 40 being American firms interested in setting up or expanding their existing business services centres in central Europe. The Awards Gala will be preceded by a Summit of discussion panels covering the shared services and IT outsourcing sector in CEE.

The one-day Summit and Awards Gala is a very efficient way for US “mid-market” firms to explore the possibilities and meet a large number of existing American companies active in the CEE region.

For more information please contact:

FROM THE REGIONS

The “Golden site” within the Zone
The authorities of the City of Sieradz applied for extension of the ŁódĽ Special Economic Zone with the plot awarded by the Polish Investment and Trade Agency in the “Golden Site” contest.

The area of 5.42 ha is located at the western by-pass of Sieradz and the Sieradz Zachód junction what provide a fast connection to the S8 expressway. The whole area is owned by the Commune of the City of Sieradz.

“We have begun the next stage in the history of the Sieradz subzone. I will refer this request to the Government and yet this year we expect to have the decision on the enlargement”, noted Marek Michalik, the president of ŁódĽ Special Economic Zone. (ŁSSE)

DID YOU KNOW...?

Innovators from Poland at Hannover Messe 2017
19 start-ups run by young innovators from Poland are showing their products and services at the Hannover Messe 2017 trade fairs. The start-up stand has been arranged by Polish Trade and Investment Agency with the expert support of the Startup Poland Foundation. PKN ORLEN is the official partner of Polish start-ups at Hannover Messe 2017.


Deputy Minister of Development Jadwiga Emilewicz and PAIH president Tomasz Pisula on the Polish stand at the Hannover Messe 2017 (photo: Billon Group)

“This is the debut of Polish startups at the world’s biggest industrial fair in Hannover - comments President of the Polish Trade and Investment Agency”, Tomasz Pisula.


Deputy prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki visits the stand of Polish startups at Hannover Messe 2017 (photo: PAIH)

“At many large international industry events, one can often see that countries include start-ups presentation to their national stands. Until recently, Poland had no coherent strategy for high-tech brands’ promotion. Thus, we are glad that it has changed. Now, Polish start-ups are shown together with other national companies”, says Julia Krysztofiak-Szopa, President of Startup Poland.


Deputy Minister of Development Jadwiga Emilewicz and PAIH President Tomasz Pisula on the Polish stand at the Hannover Messe 2017 (photo: PAIH)

Stimulating the demand for innovation on the internal market is crucial for the further development of the startup sector in Poland. On the first day of the show, the Polish start-up stand has been visited by deputy prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki who was accompanied by a delegation of presidents of state-owned companies. (PAIH)


Deputy prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki visiting Polish start-up stand arranged by PAIH at HM17. PKN ORLEN is the official partner of Polish start-ups)


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