The mixer was opened by Paweł Siwecki, the chamber's CEO, and Antoni Reczek, the chairman of the board. Mr Reczek gave a personal retrospective of the last 25 years of working in Poland and set out the direction in which the chamber is heading. Martin Oxley, the UKTI's director in Poland emphasised the scale and growing importance of bilateral trade between Poland and the UK. Urszula Kwaśniewska, director of the Kraków branch, spoke of the inspiring growth of member companies over the decades and how much they have invested in their brands by participating in socially oriented projects across the region.
"The evening was a great opportunity both to meet long-time friends, refresh certain business relationships and establish new contacts," said one representative of the companies taking part in the mixer. A BPCC member company from the UK, visiting Kraków to establish business relations for its newly launched product and initiate future cooperation with local partners, was also present at the event. The representative of Cracow Industrial Society, the organiser of the Last Night of the Proms concerts popped by to exchange thoughts with the members of the chamber's board. The BPCC has been a patron of Kraków's Last Night of the Proms, the pre-eminent festival of classical music with British roots, ever since its inception in 1996.
Guests were eager to exchange suggestions and propose subjects for the thematic seminars, panel discussions and other events for the near future. The suggestions proved to be of a great value in helping the chamber to plan events focused on the members' needs.