POLISH INVESTMENT AND TRADE AGENCY
NEWSLETTER
 April 14th, 2017,
 Issue 532

NEWS

America capital goes where it is welcome
United States is the biggest foreign direct investor serviced by Polish Investment and Trade Agency. What is the future of the Polish - American investment relations? Experts of the US Embassy, Amcham, Warsaw Enterprise Institute as well as the Polish Investment and Trade Agency meet on 11 April to answer this question.

“The US capital goes where it is welcome - in Poland our business is still doing so well”, said Tony Housh, president of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland (AmCham). “Reinvestments - even more than new projects  - are the best signal from the American companies that they want to operate in Poland. Projects we run here have been planned as long-term ones. It is important for us to keep them up”, Housh added. “We find the Polish administration as very open for US investors, now”, agued Charles Ranado, Senior Commercial Officer at the US.


Tony Housh: Reinvestments are the best signal from the American companies that they want to operate in Poland

The representatives of the American public sector also talked about the issues regarding FDI that now are widely disused in America. According to Tony Housh large US business active in Poland does not have a negative impact on the US labor market. “Our companies in Poland are servicing processes aimed at the international market rather than the American one”, he explained.

During the debate, both sides talked about increasing interest of Polish business in the American market. "If a technology company thinks of expansion, we encourage it to enter the US," said PAIH president Tomasz Pisula. (PAIH)

More information: www.paih.gov.pl/20170411/american_capital_goes_where_it_is_welcome

PFR supports Polish construction sector
“Poles are proud of their construction industry”, said president Tomasz Pisula, while opening the seminar on the expansion opportunities of Polish construction sector. The event was organised on 12 April by the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) and the Polish Cluster of Construction Exporters (PCOCE).

The seminar is a result of a cooperation recently established by PAIH and the Cluster. PCOCE has asked the Agency to develop the solutions that will enable Polish companies to compete in the global market. In response, the Agency plans activities aimed at integrating the business offer of Polish construction sector dedicated to foreign markets.

"Polish construction sites are dominated by Western European companies from France or Spain, while Polish companies do not exist as general constructors in these countries”, Jan Miko逝szko, chief of PCOCE noted. The cluster is now focused on developing cooperation of Polish construction companies on foreign markets, as well as on internationalisation of the whole Polish construction industry.


Bart這miej Pawlak: We can help in defining and removing the investment barriers for the industry. We also can offer vast range of support tools

The seminar was attended by the representatives of the companies affiliated to the Polish Development Found (PFR): BGK, TFI BGK, KUKE, PARP as well as by the Ministry of Economic Development. They presented the support offered of their institutions to construction companies planning to expand abroad.

"Today we gathered all public companies operating within the Polish Development Found that can provide support services to the cluster", said Bart這miej Pawlak, representative of the Management Board of BGK Nieruchomo軼i. “PFR acts as the executor of the Responsible Development Plan, therefore it has an easy access to the government representatives. We can help in defining and removing the investment barriers for the industry. We also can offer vast range of support tools. But firstly, the expectation of the industry have to be specified and defined”, Pawlak explained.


The seminar was attended by the representatives of the companies affiliated to the Polish Development Found (PFR): BGK, TFI BGK, KUKE, PARP

"It's much easier to talk to foreign partners if you are a part of the group of large construction producers", said Tomasz Pisula. “We advise you to establish an identification system that would be common for all Polish construction products and services. Then everyone would know that an equipment comes from Poland, what means high quality”, Pisula added.

“The Polish Cluster of Construction Exporters came to PAIH as the first sector, but we are open for cooperation with institutions representing other industries”, Tomasz Pisula said. (PAIH)

More information: http://www.paih.gov.pl/20170412/pfr_supports_polish_construction_sector

Workshop for Polish start-ups before Hannover Messe 2017
In few days Polish start-up together with other Polish companies will got to the world’s biggest industrial trade shows Hannover Messe. To prepare young Polish companies to this challenging event, PAIH and Start-up in Poland Foundation have arranged a workshop for them that was held in the Ministry of Development.

“It will be a debut of Polish start-ups at Hannover Messe 2017”, comments PAIH president Tomasz Pisula. For the majority of the twenty Polish start-ups that go to Hannover, it will be the will be first such big trade show they ever participated in.


We want the start-ups to benefit from participating in Hannover Messe as much as possible - say experts that trained Polish start-ups

"We want the start-ups to benefit from participating in Hannover Messe as much as possible, therefore we invited them all to a workshop," said Julia Krysztofiak-Szopa, president of Startup Poland Foundation.


Start-ups and trainers during the workshop

Twenty technological start-ups, including three winners of the Minister for Development and Finance award, "Start-py at the Palace," will appear at Hannover Messe 2017 at the Young Tech Enterprises stand - Cluster Park. It is part of the national presentation. The Polish Agency for Investment and Trade is responsible for the project and PKN ORLEN is its sole partner.  (PAIH)

The organisers of the Polish presence at Hannover Messe 2017:

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 Center for Research and Development.

Main Partners:


G堯wni partnerzy strategiczni innowacyjnej Polski na Hannover Messe 2017



Strategic Partners:


G堯wni partnerzy strategiczni innowacyjnej Polski na Hannover Messe 2017



INVESTMENTS IN POLAND

New investor in Pomeranian zone
New investors enter the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone. DPS Gabionen and Muller Candle Factory are to build the production facilities.

Gabionen, Swiss-German company will produce gabions - metal wire installations, used for the construction of fences. The value of the project, which will be implemented in the Pi豉 subzone, amounts to PLN 3.6 m and involves the creation of 10 new jobs. On the other hand, Muller Fabryka 安iec, which invests in the Bia造 B鏎 subzone is one of the leading candle manufacturers in Europe. The company will build a new production hall, equip it with machinery park and employ 100 employees. (PSSE)

EVENTS

International Week Warsaw in May in Warsaw
From 6-14th May 2017 Polish Students’ Association will hold 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


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