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Events Coverage

Networking international business in Warsaw fast

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On Tuesday 22 September, six bilateral chambers operating in Poland joined forces to make new business contacts for their members.

Representatives of the Belgian, British, Canadian, Dutch, Italian and Spanish chambers, together with Polish companies interested in meeting them, gathered at the Batida Restaurant in the heart of Warszawa on ul. Marszałkowska 53.

Katarzyna Węcławiak (Belgian Business Chamber), Elro van den Burg ( NPCC), Zuzanna Gołębiewska (SPCC), Anna Krukowska (CCIIP), Eileen Gricuk (PCCC) and Ewa Świętochowska (BPCC) welcomed nearly 100 guests.

Presentations of partners of the event included a dynamic one delivered by James Tomalin-Reeves of Seren DB Polska and innovative products introduced by the company onto the Polish market (click here to review the presentation: pdf Seren)

Following three rounds of table talks, Tim Bridgman of Szkolenia-Łódź drew lucky winners for his book Positively Disappointed, including a surprise invitation to a cross-culture conference to be held early December in Łódź. Dr. Organic also provided a gift set for the draw.

The structured networking sessions were followed with a cocktail mixer enabling further informal networking with all delegates. There was no shortage of wine and finger buffet delicacies, including the famous Batida chocolate, so the talks went on till late hours.

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