POLISH INFOMATION AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT AGENCY
NEWSLETTER
 June 11th, 2015,
 Issue 437

NEWS

Promotion of Polish business in Ningbo
On 9 June, the Polish Pavilion was the venue of the Central and Eastern European Countries Products Expo (CEEP) 2015 opening ceremony in Ningbo. Poland is the country of Honour of this one of the biggest trade event in China.


The opening ceremony

This year the number of companies from Poland taking part in CEECP expo doubled comparing to the previous edition of the show. This proves the growing interest of Polish companies in doing business in China. “Poland is a special guest of this crucial event that promotes the cooperation between 16 CEE countries and China. The 16+1 initiative wouldn’t exist without Poland, as 40% of power of the CEE region belongs to our country”, comments PAIiIZ president S³awomir Majman.

Under the CEECP, the China-Central and Eastern European Countries Investment Cooperation Seminar was also held. It is one of the most important highlights planned for this year by Secretary of 16+1 initiative. Poland is represented there by deputy minister Andrzej Dycha.


Director of PAIIIZ office in Shanghai Andrzej Juchniewicz in Polish trade stand

The presence of 35 Polish business delegation at Central and Eastern European Countries Products Expo 2015 (CEECP) in Ningbo has been arranged by PAIiIZ.

More information: www.paiz.gov.pl/20150609/promotion_of_polish_business_in_ningbo. (PAIiIZ)

INVESTMENTS IN POLAND

More than 4,000 new jobs thanks to PAIiIZ investments
Since the beginning of 2015, PAIiIZ completed 19 investment projects. Due to that, even 4,243 new jobs can be created in Poland.

Companies that decided this year to invest in Poland operate in BPO, R&D, ICT, automotive, aviation, electronic, pharmacy, agri-food and home appliance industries. The total value of their investments reaches €294.24m.

Among 168 projects currently run by PAIiIZ, automotive sector is the number one (34 investment projects, value €687.15 m, 6, 981 new jobs), BPO is the second (31 projects) while R&D is the third (18 investments). In terms of the country of origin of FDI supported by PAIiIZ, as previously, the Americans predominate. With the support of PAIiIZ, 46 projects is provided (value €859.81m, 6,449 new jobs planned).

More information: www.paiz.gov.pl/20150608/more_than_4000_new_jobs_thanks_to_paiiiz_investments. (PAIiIZ)

MACROECONOMIC POLAND

  • Exchange rates (as of 11.06.2015):

Buy

Sell

USD

3.6241

3.6973

EUR

4.1018

4.1846

Source: www.nbp.pl

EVENTS

20 years of German investors in Poland
Will Poland maintain the leading position in AHK (German - Polish Chamber of Trade and Industry) report? How do German investors assess the investment environment in Poland and what country is the biggest competitor regarding the investment attractiveness in the region? Those questions will be answered by experts of the Ministry of Economy, PAIiIZ, SEZs’ and investors representatives during the conference dedicated to investment attractiveness of Central - Eastern Europe.

During the conference the report summing up 20 years of German investments in Poland will be presented.

The meeting will be arranged by AHK and German Embassy on 24 June at 11:00 in the German Embassy in Warsaw (ul. Jazdów 12).

The access is free of charge, however only participants registered before the event will be able to participate in the meeting.

Registration is available by 22 June until 16:00 by www3.paiz.gov.pl/konferencje/?conference_German_investments&lang=en. (PAIiIZ)

World Investment Report 2015 - presentation
The most perspectives investment destinations in the world and global trends of the inflow of foreign direct investments (FDI) are the main highlight of the presentation of the World Investment Report 2015 that will be held at the same day all over the world - on 24 June. Hotel Regent, ul. Belwederska 23, Warsaw is the Polish venue of the presentation. The meeting starts at 10:00.

The latest World Investment Report 2015 report will be commented together by: the United Nations’ FDI expert, professor Zbigniew Zimny, PAIiIZ president S³awomir Majman and director of the Foreign Investment Department PAIiIZ Iwona Chojnowska-Haponik.

Registration is available until 23 June, 3:00 by www3.paiz.gov.pl/konferencje/?World_Investment_Report_2015&lang=en.

The conference will held in Polish only. (PAIiIZ)

Manufacturing Exellence Awards 2015
Between 17-18 June, the 3rd Warsaw Manufacturing Excellence & Manufacturing Strategy Summit will be held. PAIiIZ is the patron of the event.

This is one of the most important event of the manufactory sector in Poland. Under the Strategy Summit the ceremony of CEE Manufacturing Excellence Awards will be held.

More information: www.manufacturingawards.eu/en. (Europa Property)

Synegry Day
Between 18 and 19 June, Serock will hosts Synergy Day.

The event dedicated to decision makers in IT SME sector. The meeting will be held under PAIiIZ patronage.

More information: www.synergia-it.pl. (BPC Group)

Forum Regionów Polska - Chiny
Between 28 and 29 June, hotel Andel’s in £ód¼ will host 3rd Forum Regionów Polska - Chiny. The city of £ód¼ is the official host of the event which is held under the patronage of PAIiIZ.

Participants of the Forum will discuss issues related to: transportation, modern city management, business and tourism promotion and education. The establishment of the New Silk Road “One belt. One Road” will be also the highlight of the event.

More information: www.polskachiny.lodzkie.pl.

ANALYSES AND REPORTS

The top Polish “learning cities”
Polish Robert Schuman Foundation published the report dedicated to the “learning cities” in Poland. Learning cities are hubs of science that generate new ideas and at the same time offer friendly environment for the inflow of knowledge that impacts on the country’s economic growth.

Warsaw is the number one in the Schuman’s report. The second and a real rising star of innovation is Rzeszów. It is said to be a new capital city of new technologies in Poland, as this city has created and consequently implements a strategy based on new technology development. Rzeszów is also the second European city - after Lisbon - with the biggest demand for IT programmers. The case of Rzeszów shows that the city doesn’t have to be a big metropolis located in central or western Poland to become a leader, argue Schuman’s experts.

The Big Five also consists of Poznań, Kraków and Opole.

Report is available on: www.schuman.pl/pl/europolis - Polish version only.

(Polish Robert Schuman Foundation)

Employers' Plans report for the next half of the year
31% of employers surveyed by Randstad and TNS is planning to create new jobs soon. The report also shows that the financial condition of companies in Poland is getting stronger; however employees shouldn’t expect the salary increase this summer.

The plans of employment differ regarding the region of Poland. The biggest will to create new jobs has been recorded in the western provinces of Poland (39% of companies) while the lowest level of new jobs planned is observed in the eastern Poland (23% of companies) and in the northern Poland (22% of companies).

There is also a correlation between the positive opinion about national economy’s situation in the nearest future with the improvement of financial condition of companies. 65% of the surveyed participants assess it as good or very good. However, in the nearest time 75% of employers will not increase salaries of their staff. Only in 18% of companies salaries should get up, argue authors of the report. (Randstad)

FROM THE REGIONS

£ódzkie at EXPO 2015 in Milan
Will £ód¼ - the fashion capital of Poland - win the hearts of inhabitants of Italian centre of fashion? In Milan, under EXPO 2015, The £ódzkie Week at EXPO 2015 has just started.


Source: www.expolodzkie.com

Molecular gastronomy with the regional star of £ódzkie - the strawberry - in the lead role, the chill-out zone in front of the Polish Pavilion, retrospective tour around the region, 3D video mapping, and the space with furniture made from fruit boxes and palettes where everyone can have a rest and feel the atmosphere of £ódzkie, as well as listen to the regional music mixed with funk music - those are just some attractions waiting for every visitor of the Polish Pavilion at EXPO 2015 from 9 to 14 June.


Source: www.expolodzkie.com

One can visit there a real fashion showroom in the Pavilion. The „Fashion Eaters” exhibition has been prepared that oresent projects of leading designers from £ód¼: Patrycja Plesiak and BezAle by Bjorn. Also regional crafters will present their projects.

Expect tourism and cultural attractions, £ód¼ present its business offer in the Pavilion. One of the major highlight of the Week is £ódzkie Region Day, that has been planned for 11 July. (PAIiIZ/http://expolodzkie.com)

Source: www.expolodzkie.com

Doing business in BPO sector in Warmia and Mazury
On 8 June, Olsztyn held the conference dedicated to local business opportunities for BPO investors. PAIiIZ took the patronage over the event.

The combination of two factors: attractive costs of lease and high quality of workforce - 40,000 students and 12,000 graduates of local universities - make Warmia and Mazury region an attractive business location for BPO sector, argued participants of the panel discussion on the best business advantages of the region. (UM WM)


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