February 17th, 2017,
 Issue 523


Reinvestments in EURO-PARK WISŁOSAN
Tarnobrzeg EURO-PARK WISŁOSAN SEZ issued two business permits for reinvestments. Projects will be provided in Nowa Dęba and Stalowa subzones.

The first permit went to Pro-Fund. Producer of lifting equipment and metal structures, Pro-Fund has been investing within the zone for four several times. Now, under the fourth reinvestment, it will spend PLN 12,5m to develop the business and to create 10 new jobs in Nowa Dęba subzone of Tarnobrzeg SEZ.

Also Cell-Fast that manufactures garden hoses will reinvest PLN 44m in the zone and develop its site in Stalowa Wola. The company will also employ 10 more people. This is the third reinvestment of Cell-fast in EURO-PARK WISŁOSAN. (TSSE)


Polish - Iran economic seminar
Polish Investment and Trade Agency invites you to join the Poland - Iran economic seminar that will be hold on 21 February in the headquarters of Polish Investment and Trade Agency (ul. Bagatela 12, Warsaw).

The seminar will be arranged in cooperation with the Embassy of the Islamic  Republic of Iran in Poland and the Poland - Iran Chamber of Commerce.

The meeting coincides with the visit of the business delegation from the East Azerbaijan province headed by Governor Esmaeil Jabarzadeh.

During the seminar, Polish companies will have the opportunity to provide B2B with the Iranian counterparts.

East Azerbaijan province is an industrial centre of Iran.

More information: www.paiz.gov.pl/20170221/poland_iran_economic_seminar

Polish-Chinese Business-Mixer K&L Gates
K&L Gates in cooperation with  Łódź Special Economic Zone, is holding an event entitled Polish-Chinese Business Mixer and cocktail reception. The meeting will be arranged  in Warsaw, on 28 February, at 5.00 p.m. at the K&L Gates (Plac Małachowskiego 2 in Warsaw).

Among the highlights of the mixer there are presentations and panel discussion that will be joined by representatives of Łódź SEZ, Polish Investment and Trade Agency and business sector from Poland and China.

The discussion will be moderated by Jacek Boczek, President of the Board of Polish-Chinese Business Board.

To join the meeting, please contact: events.warsaw@klgates.com

The 4th Automotive CEE Day
The fourth edition of purchasing meeting Automotive CEE Day will take place on 23-24 March 2017 in Opole (Poland). The objective of the meeting is to establish first contact between car manufacturers’ purchasing departments, tier 1 suppliers and potential suppliers.

Such companies as FCA Purchasing, Volkswagen Poznań, MAN Bus, Polaris Poland, Coroplast, DY Auto, Eldisy Poland, GEDIA Poland, KIRCHHOFF, Kongsberg Automotive, Magna Car Top Systems Poland, Nexteer, Nidec Motors & Actuators, Mando Corp., Sanden Manufacturing Poland, Sitech, Toyota Boshoku, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland, Valeo and wezi-tec have confirmed their presence during the Automotive CEE Day 2017.


Detailed information is available on: www.automotiveceeday.eu

This event is organized by the research and analysis company AutomotiveSuppliers.pl.

FutureTech Congress
On 24-25 May 2017, Warsaw will host FutureTech Congress. The event is hold under patronage of the Polish Investment and Trade Agency.

The congress will bring together key players of the rapidly expanding fintech/insurtech/Big Data sectors: representatives of a mature financial sector, start-ups.

More information: www.ftcongress.com

Global Industry Summit 2017

Global Industry Summit 2017

Global Industry Summit is a meeting of the representatives of automotive and aviation sectors, business environment institutions and public administration.

Participants of the two-day conference will discuss issues related to economic policy, exports support, education, industry 4.0, robotics, high-tech solutions for Industry, the labour market, electromobility, quality management and Lean Manufacturing.

The meeting will be held from 20 to 21 March, in Katowice.

More information: http://www.kellyso.pl/ (PAIiIZ)

Trade mission to Brazil
The Polish-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce (PPCC) and local Partner - the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in São Paulo (POR) organise the trade mission to São Paulo.

The PPCC trade Mission to São Paulo will take place between 1 and 6 April, 2017. It will be a great opportunity to find future business partners in Brazil and directly evaluate business opportunities in this market.

Registration is open until 15 February 2017 at:

The PPCC will contact all the companies interested in taking part in the PPCC Trade Mission to São Paulo.

More information available at:  http://ppcc.pl/ and through Mr Wojciech Baczyński, PPCC General Director, wb@ppcc.pl, tel. +48 696 760 925.


GUS: Good results of exports in 2016
According to Statistical Office of Poland (GUS), in 2016, the value of Polish exports in current prices reached PLN 798,199.1m and increased by 6.3% compared to the previous year. GUS data also shows that there was an increase in exports to all top ten trade partners of Poland.

In the past year, also an increase of imports was recorded. It went up by 4.9% and stood at PLN 777, 539 m. As a result, the balance of trade in goods rose to PLN 20,659m and was two-fold higher than in the previous year.

Developed countries are still main recipients of Polish exports (86.2%, including 79.7% for the EU), with a leading position of Germany (PLN 218,168.8 m), the UK (PLN 52,623.8) and Czech Republic (PLN 52,395.4m).

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Among the main Polish trade partners with the biggest increase in exports in 2016 there were: Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Italy, France, Czech Republic, Hungary and the UK.

The import growth was recorded in Belgium, the United States, France, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Italy and the UK. The decline in imports was to exchange with Russia. (GUS)

Poland as a leader of GDP growth in 2050
Poland exhibits great potential, and is projected to be the fastest growing large economies in their respective regions - forecast PwC in its recent report The long view: how will the global economic order change by 2050?

PwC projects the fastest growing large EU economy to be Poland. Polish GDP should grow at an average real rate of around 2% per annum over the period to 2050. PwC experts believe that the Polish position could be even stronger if not being affected by demographic pressures.

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Total population in Poland will decrease on average by 0.4% per annum over the period to 2050 and the working age population will shrink by slightly more than 1% per annum, PwC experts argue. This has contributed to weaker growth potential for the country.

The mixture of more generous social policy and innovation-based economic growth powered by such instruments as the Plan for Economic Development should lead to more sustainable (socially viable) economic growth in the long term in Poland, writes PwC economists.

Raport: The World in 2050. The Long View. http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/issues/economy/the-world-in-2050.html


Polish Industrial Park to be created in Egypt
Pomerania SEZ signed a cooperation agreement with the newly created Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone).

Under the agreement both sides will establish a close cooperation regarding trade, maritime industry and agree-food sector. Moreover, the creation of a Polish Industrial Park in Egypt has been planned. The collaboration is strictly connected with the development of the new Sues Canal that is supported to be a part of the Chinese New Silk Road infrastructural project.

Source: sczone.eg

According to Ahmed Darwish, minister of the Suez Canal Economic Zone, the zone would like to use the experience of the Polish new counterpart especially in the development of logistic, industry, engineering  and human capital.

The Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) is trade hub along the banks of the newly-expanded Suez Canal with the access to four ports: West Port Said Port, Adabiya Port, Al Tor Port, Al Arish Port. More than eight percent of global trade passes through them every year. (Pomerania SEZ/SCZone)

Kraków Technology Park as a business angle for start-ups
The access to the KPT ScaleUP business acceleration programme has been opened. PLN 200,000 and the support of business angels are waiting for Polish start-ups in Kraków Technology Park SEZ.

The KTP will select 12 young start-ups to offer them a three-month acceleration programme. The project is addressed to companies that have been operating on the market no longer than five years.

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They should also represent such areas as: Industry 4.0, IIoT lub smart city and be experienced in automatization, improvement of the production cycles, quality control, logistics and HR management. Start-ups will be also offered the support of business angels including Kraków Air Port, EC Grupa and 8 other local companies.

The application is available by the middle of March.

More information: http://www.kpt.krakow.pl/scaleup

New sub-zone looks for investors
In 2016 the Łódź SEZ introduced a new subzone in Krośniewice. Now, the area is ready to provide  industrial  investment projects there.

Reaching 4.3387 hectares of land, the subzone has been fully equipped with media. It is located 200m from the  Krośniewice ring, 22km from A1 and 35km form A2. (Łódź SEZ)

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