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British-Polish Manufacturing Industries Network

This event brings together Polish and UK manufacturers to showcase the mutual benefits of cooperation. We will be looking at Poland from several angles –  as a market for manufactured goods; as a source for manufactured goods/subcomponents; as a source of skilled labour; as a joint-venture partner for EU-funded R&D projects in advanced manufacturing, and finally Poland’s potential for greenfield investment.

The event is aimed at UK manufacturing companies with a focus on the West Midlands.


09:30 - 10:00

Registration, coffee

10:00 - 10:10

Polish-UK economic relations – overview: Michael Dembinski, BPCC

10:10 - 10:30

Conducting business activity – differences between the United Kingdom and Poland - Jan Eberhardt, Rödl & Partner

10:30 - 11:10

EU funds for R&D - Jerzy Bartosik, Minister-Counsellor, Head of Section, Trade and Investment Section, Polish Embassy

11:10 - 11:40

Special Economic Zones: Anna Smagowicz-Tokarz, Rödl & Partner

11:40 - 11:55

Coffee break

11:55 - 12:40

Panel – speakers from:
Jim Ferguson, Director, Global Operations, Johnson Matthey Battery Systems;
Piotr Hunik, Construction Programme Manager, Rolls-Royce;
Bartłomiej Łepkowski, Partner, Head of Office and Logistics Asset Management, Knight Frank;

Roman Dziuba, V-ce President Operations Europe, GKN Driveline;
Con Murphy - Advanced Manufacturing, Sector Director, PM Group;
Rödl & Partner

12:40 - 13:00

Case study – industrial cooperation in practice: Bill Treddenick, Operations Director, Lorien UK

13:00 - 14:30

Time for one-to-one networking over sandwiches


The meeting will be conducted in English; participation for registered delegates is free of charge.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask, Michael Dembiński, michael.dembinski@bpcc.org.pl

Find out what Poland's manufacturing industry can do for your business


Policy Groups
2016-02-17, 09:30 am (this event is in the past)

Venue Hotel du Vin, 25 Church St, Birmingham B3 2NR
Organiser British Polish Chamber of Commerce

Keywords: Manufacturing Industries Network

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The BPCC’s Manufacturing Industries group met in the UK for the this first time – appropriately in Birmingham – the manufacturing heart of Britain. The idea of the meeting was to bring together UK manufacturers with an interest in Poland, to discuss the opportunities that could arise from cooperation between the two countries.

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