February 24th, 2017,
 Issue 524


Poland to support the development of smart-cities in Iran
The vast range of new business perspectives waiting in Iran - the market with 80 million consumers - were discussed on 21 February during the Polish - Iranian business seminar. During the event Krzysztof Senger, executive vice-president of the Agency who led the seminar, was invited to open a second office of the Agency in Iran.

The Polish - Iranian seminar was the second business meeting between the two countries arranged in the recent months under the Go Iran governmental programme. This time it was organised on the occasion of the visit of the official delegation from the East Azerbaijan province that is the industrial centre of Iran. The province is a hub of oil refineries, petrochemical processing facilities, chemical production, pharmaceutical processing, machine and auto-parts and food industries.

Ambassador Ramin Mehmanparast: "Iran offers the access to a huge market of 80 million Iranian consumers and to 400 million in the whole region"

The capital city of East Azerbaijan, Tabriz, plans to become a “smart-city”. To achieve this goal, Tabriz needs investment in smart transport, municipal services, development of airports and roads, real estate as well as hotels and hospitality sectors. Polish companies might take part in modernisation of Tabriz, benefiting from investment. “As a member of Polish Development Found, the Agency has introduces a complex support for Polish companies interested in doing business in Iran”, said Krzysztof Senger, executive vice-president of the Polish Investment and Trade Agency. Currently, the trade office of the Agency is being opened in Teheran. Moreover, transactions between Polish and Iran are provided by two Polish banks: PKO PB and BGK, while Export Credit Insurance Corporation (KUKE) offers export credits. Mr Senger was invited by the mayor of the city of Tabriz Mr Sadegh Najafi Khazerlou to open a trade office also in Tabriz.

Mayor of Tabriz: Inviting of Krzysztof Senger to open a trade office also in Tabriz by the mayor of the city

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

(Polish Investment and Trade Agency)


Investment worth PLN 789m in Biskupiec
Warmia-Mazury Special Economic Zone has gained a new investment project that will be run by Horizont Project Development. The company will build a 170,000 m2 production facility to manufacture hardboard and floor panels. The cost of the investment is PLN 789m.

The investor plans to hire 300 people in Biskupiec. Not only the local community but also the furniture producers can benefit from Horizont’s big project. Therefore, it has already been supported by Polish Chamber of Commerce of Furniture Manufacturers.

© Mathias Rosenthal - Fotolia.com

Warmia - Mazury SEZ has attracted many furniture producers, since this sector is among the strategic industries of the Warmia-Mazury province. Furniture cluster operates there, and among the companies that are: Fabryka Mebli SZYNAKA, W鎩cik Fabryka Mebli, IKEA Industry Poland, DFM, Fabryka Mebli Taranko, Nova Mazur Design, TELMEX, Mazurskie Meble „Szynaka - Interline”, 真豉wska Fabryka Mebli, PMW Wojciech Mielczarek. (WMSEZ)

Kabel-Technik-Polska expands the site in Invest_Park Bia這gard
A member of PKC Group, Kabel-Technik-Polska (KTP) is reinvesting in the Invest Park Bia這gard, expanding the existing plant.

KTP has been active in Bia這gard since 2012. In 2015, it rented a production site in Invest - Park Bia這gard. This year, in May, the facility will be expanded to enable the investor to increase the employment to 400 people.

Kabel-Technik-Polska is a producer of wiring systems and electronics for transportation industry. (I-P Bia這gard)


Polish-Chinese Business-Mixer @K&L Gates
K&L Gates in cooperation with 鏚 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 Ma豉chowskiego 2 in Warsaw).

Among the highlights of the mixer there are presentations and panel discussion that will be joined by representatives of 鏚 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

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: www.kellyso.pl. (PAIiIZ)

Alternative Energy Week in Kiev
We encourage you to take part in Alternative Energy Week. The meeting will be held on 13-16 March in Kiev (Ukraine).

Alternative Energy Week is a business mixer and a networking meeting and the presentation of energy start-ups case studies.

The registration is available by http://bit.ly/2mb5ckK until 6 March.

The English - Ukrainian - Russian translation will be provided.

For more information contact: Kateryna Ryabko conference.ryabko@gmail.com: +38 066 052 61 55, Ma貪orzata Gawin, +38 044 279 12 98, e-mail: kiev@trade.gov.pl or visit: http://aew.com.ua/en. (Kiev)

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 Pozna, 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 organised by the research and analysis company AutomotiveSuppliers.pl.

3rd Forum of Innovative Manufacturing
Technological development has brought many innovative solutions in various areas of the business. One of them is industrial production. During the third Innovative Manufacturing Forum, which will be held on 5 - 6 April 2017 in the Westin Warsaw Hotel, we will talk about changes in the industry and new solutions that will optimize manufacturing processes.

The main objective of the Forum is a discussion of new solutions, which will support construction and development of innovative industry in Poland. The Forum is a platform for knowledge exchange, opinions and experiences between boards representatives of largest companies, representatives of central administration and experts in production and new technologies.

More information about the event can be found on www.forumprodukcji.pl

6th conference on logistics in Gliwice
On 30 March in Gliwice, representatives of local authorities, investors, developers and logistic companies will gather to talk about the latest trends and future of the logistic sector in Gliwice and the whole 奸御k province.

The participants of the meeting discuss how to attract foreign companies to invest in 奸御k and what kind of expectations do the investor have regarding the warehouse facilities in the province.

More information: http://bluevine.pl/konferencja/logistyka-inwestycje-przyszlosc

1st USA-Europe Shared Services Awards and Summit
PAIiIZ 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:
Maria Ponomareva maria@biznespolska.pl


Polish textile that heals wounds
Two Polish science institutions: Pro Humano Tex Centre of the Technical University of 鏚 and The Institute of Natural Fibres and Medicinal Plants in Pozna have invented the textile that can heal wounds and solve many dermatological problems. This invention has been made under the Bioakod project supported by National Centre for Research and Development.

© Robert Przybysz - Fotolia.com

The innovation focuses on the natural healing properties of herbs and plants. Polish scientists invented microcapsules with plant extracts and put them to the Surface of fabric that are used in the underwear and other clothes production. The healing extracts are released from the fabric when the user moves. The initiative is part of a global trend to produce fabric with unique properties for human health, that is called the cosmetotextiles. (P)


Promoting Polish Brands
The Ministry of Economic Development has started the promotion campaign to encourage Polish entrepreneurs to use-pro-export programmes as well as to explore www.trade.gov.pl.

After mapping the global markets, the Ministry of Economic Development has selected twelves sectors of Polish economy with the biggest potential for foreign expansion and introduces programmes to support each of the segment of Polish economy: medical equipment, machinery, cosmetics, IT/ICT, biotechnology, pharmacy, fashion, construction and interior design, yachts and boats, furniture, polish food specialities, health services, car and aviation parts.

The access to the pro-export sector programme allows companies to explore new, far distance markets that since recently were omitted by Polish entrepreneurs due to high risk and costs of providing business there.

To learn more visit: www.trade.gov.pl

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