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Events Coverage

First After-Summer Business Mixer in Krakow

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On 3 September 2015, BPCC members from Małopolska and Silesia gathered for the first After-Summer Business Mixer organised by the BPCC in Kraków.

The meeting brought together members after the long break to swap business cards and to hear about the latest development at the BPCC. Guests were welcomed by Urszula Kwaśniewska, director of the BPCC’s Krakow and Katowice branch.

She emphasised the importance of the constantly growing BPCC Export Service that helps Polish manufacturers enter their products into the UK market with the help of BPCC member firms. At the moment, companies operating across different business sectors, including manufacturing, increase the value of the BPCC Business Mixers.

Logos of the companies that joined BPCC Krakow over the course of this year were displayed on the screen located on the patio of Holiday Inn Krakow City Centre, where the event took place.

Ms Kwaśniewska introduced Marta Smolarek, who manages the export service, Katarzyna Chabinka, President of KMC-Services and a new member of the BPCC’s management board who represents the Krakow’s branch of the Chamber. Magdalena Cesarz-Żak, sales director at the Holiday Inn identified the solutions offered by the hotel in terms of the provision of conference services at business meetings.

Guests enjoyed the specialties prepared by the hotel. One of the topics of the lively discussions was the busy calendar of the BPCC events – the number of dates for still available for holding events 2015/2016 are rapidly decreasing!

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