November 3rd, 2017, Issue 561


IKEA invests PLN 225m in Zb±szynek
IKEA Industry is expanding its factory in Zb±szynek. This is the biggest production site of the Swedish furniture giant where, currently, 3,000 people are hired. This number will grow by additional 280 new jobs when the investment is completed.

IKEA Industry in Zb±szynek produces furniture made of cellular panels. Within the investment, new production hall and a finished product warehouse will be created. The new project will allow the company to double the number of pieces of furniture produced, there that reaches 125,000 of products per week. The company also plans to streamline its logistics processes.

IKEA Industry production site in Zb±szynek

New facility will be put into operation in June 2018 while production will be scheduled for September 2018. IKEA Industry has already started recruiting new employees.

In Poland, IKEA Industry employs nearly 10,000 people at 16 production sites in 13 locations. (IKEA)


PAIH workshop: towards Iranian market
On 9 November at 10:00, PAIH invites to its headquarters to a workshop dedicated to the Iranian market.

The workshop will be run by experts of BGK, KUKE, as well as by Polish - Iranian Chamber of Commerce. Also representatives of companies experienced in doing business in Iran will give advice to those who are interested in entering the Iranian market.



Issues to be discussed during the workshop:

  • law and political environment in Iran;
  • business challenges and risk;
  • public aid offered to Polish business.

Interested in joining, contact:  (PAIH)

Green Technologies mission to India
Join the business mission to India (New Delhi) that will be arranged jointly by PAIH, the Ministry of Economic Development and Ministry of Foreign Affairs between 22-28 November.


The invitation is addressed to the following sectors:

  • machine and coal mining;
  • green technologies;
  • IT/ICT, start-ups and new technologies.

More information is provided by: and

Mission to Greece
On the occasion of the official visit of President Andrzej Duda to Greece - PAIH, Enterprise Greece as well as the Polish Embassy in Athens and the Ministry of Economic Development have an honour to invite companies to a green technologies business mission to Greece that will be held between 20-22 November.

One of the highlights of the mission is Greek - Polish Forum of Green Technologies in Athens. During the event b2b talks will take place.


More information is provided by: and

12 Congress of Industry and Automotive Market
Polish Investment and Trade Agency invites you to the 12th Congress of Industry and Automotive Market, which is under its honorary patronage. The event, that will offer merits-related knowledge and industry insights, will be held on 8-9 November at the Sound Garden Hotel in Warsaw.

The expected number of participants is about 600 people: biggest players in the automotive parts market, as well as representatives of the government and state institutions.

The new formula of the Congress will be centred around numerous panel discussions, which will be accompanied by experts’ debates, B2B meetings and networking sessions. Also the prize of the Polish edition of the Safe Workshops of the Year 2017 competition will be given.

There are STM, SITK, Moreover, as well as technical universities - Warsaw University of Technology and Military Academy of Technology among the organisers of the event.

More information:

European Labour Mobility Congress
This year's edition is co-organized by the Polish Ministry of Economic Development. Opening speech will be addressed by the Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. Traditionally, organizers have invited Marianne Thyssen, EU Commissioner responsible for revision of the posted of workers directive.

The congress is an excellent opportunity to learn about the rules concerning the posting of workers in particular EU Member States. Among the speakers there are renown political decision makers and public administration representatives. There is also a space in the agenda for workers’ and employers’ representations, experts, scholars and lawyers specialized in the field of service provision in the EU.

Programme also includes workshops led by lawyers practicing labour law and social insurance in countries to which workers are commonly posted (eg. Germany, France, Belgium).

Contact person:
Magdalena Zgłobica,
tel. +48 799 704 139

Economic Promotion Festival of Warmia and Mazury
Join the Economic Promotion Festival of Warmia and Mazury that will  take place on 9 and 10 November 2017 in Iława.

VI Festiwal Promocji Gospodarczej Warmii i MazurThe seventh Economic Promotion Festival of Warmia and Mazury will be held this year. As always, this event aimed at representatives of local government units responsible for promotion of the region will consist of conferences and workshops.

From its very beginning, the main goal of the Festival has been establishing a platform for exchange of experiences between specialists dealing with improving visibility of the region - economic promotion in particular - and representatives of the business environment (such as economic zones or technology parks). 

For more information about the Festival of the Promotion of Warmia and Mazury visit website:

21st Poland - Belarus DOBROSˇSIEDZTWO 2017 Economic Forum
We invite you to join the DOBROSˇSIEDZTWO 2017 Economic Forum that will be held between 14-15 November in Lublin (Centrum Targów Konferencyjnych, Dworcowa 11).

DOBROSˇSIEDZTWO is the annual debate focusing on Polish - Belarusian economic cooperation. This year, the event coincides with the Energetics Trade Show.

Therefore it will be dedicated to transports, logistic and construction sector.

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FDI Poland Investor Awards Gala
Take part in the FDI Poland Investor Awards Gala. The event will be arranged on 9 November 2017, Intercontinental Warsaw.

This year, we continue with our focus on both Inward and Outgoing Investment, further embracing the international engagement and expansion of Poland. The time period is January 2016 - August 2017, so your New Investment or Expansion Investment must have been announced or made during that period of time. We have more than 20 categories for investors and 5 new categories for top exporters. Watch last year's video HERE.

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Poland: the sixth cosmetics market in Europe
For a few years, Polish cosmetic industry has flourished. According to Deloitte report on the cosmetic market in Poland, in 2016 the value of the industry in Poland amounted to PLN 16 bn.

Over the past 15 years, Polish cosmetics sector has doubled the size. Today, Poland is the sixth biggest cosmetic market in Europe. It is worth noting that when the industry in Poland has been experiencing significant  growth, such major markets as France and Italy, have shrunk by 0.19% and 1.09%, respectively. As the forecasts shows, in 2021 the value of this Polish sector will reach even PLN 20 bn. According to experts, the demand for more expensive products and those dedicated to elder consumers will shape the growth of the cosmetic industry in Poland.

There are 400 cosmetic companies that differ in size and origins in Poland. On one hand, there are international companies and big Polish players among them. There is also a significant group of Poland-based medium, small and micro companies. In total, the sector employs 43,000 people.

Although the largest demand for Polish cosmetics is generated by the European Union (nine-fold increase from PLN 231m to PLN 2.04bn between 2004 and 2016), the products from this segment are exported to more than 160 countries, including Mexico, Indonesia or Australia. According to Deloitte experts, the Polish cosmetic industry is currently facing an opportunity for further global expansion. The markets of the Middle East and Asian are particularly promising. Vietnam and South Korea. Kuwait, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates are now on the spot light of the Polish cosmetic sector. (Deloitte)


Being a youtuber: a profitable business
Polish youtubers make averagely from PLN 1.500 to almost PLN 30.000 on a one-off cooperation with a brand, and earnings from the subscription of their channels reach approximately PLN 30.000, according to the report by GetHero and APYnews. Interestingly, nearly 20% of them earn more than the rest of the video-influencers.

The report’s authors - GetHero agency and APYnews website polled 104 youtubers representing various types of channels and content. As the paper reads, Polish youtubers’ source of earnings are ads (96% of cases), streams, stores and collaboration with brands, that are ready to pay even PLN 100.000 per one project. Moreover, such segments as lifestyle, gaming and entertainment are the most lucrative, and the largest group is gamers (nearly half of the respondents).

Majority of the surveyed influencers (82%) said that their monthly earnings range from PLN 1.000 to 10.000 monthly, whereas those making the most (over PLN 10.000) account for only 18% of the respondents.

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