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Infrastructure in Poland

Poland stands midway in its massive EU-funded programme to roll out a modern network of transport infrastructure. The current EU financial perspective 2014-2020 has earmarked €27.4 billion to be spent on infrastructure and environmental protection in Poland.

 

How is this money to be spent? How can UK businesses tap into the business opportunities that arise from transport infrastructure projects? What are the barriers that can face UK firms trying to win contracts in Poland?

This event will bring together public and private sectors to discuss issues facing contractors bidding for tenders to design and supervise construction work to discuss optimal ways of delivering better value for money. Representatives of the Ministry of Development, Poland's highways agency, GDDKiA, railway infrastructure operator, PKP PLK S.A., public procurement agency, UZP and other relevant public sector players will be invited to take part in a dialogue with the aim of improving bilateral understanding of the difficulties as well as the opportunities in this sector.

During the 2007-2013 financial perspective, focus on lowest price has led to many firms going out of business and/or projects being delivered late and then needing immediate remedial work. The event draws on the UK's long experience on procuring transport infrastructure projects, and will highlight UK best practice. Case studies will show the UK government works with contractors to ensure 'win-win' outcomes in procurement.

Agenda

9:30 Registration
10:00 Welcome Speech
10:10 - 10:20 Infrastructure in Poland – plans for the coming decades
Witold Słowik – Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Economic Development
10:20 - 10:35 Poland’s infrastructure today: an overview of the current situation
Michał Lubieniecki, partner, Deloitte
10:35 - 10:50 Major obstacles facing the delivery of infrastructure projects in Poland
Dr Jacek Piliszek, Mott MacDonald
10:50 - 11:30 Panel discussion moderated by Michael Dembinski  - chief advisor, BPCC:
participants include
Wojciech Hartung – legal adviser, DZP;
Łukasz Rozdeiczer – Profitia, representing the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply in Poland;
Robert Urbański – head of rail products, Mott MacDonald Polska;
Michał Lubieniecki, partner, Deloitte
Grzegorz Kotte - Proxy of the Management Board, Investment Director, PKP PLK S.A
11:30 Networking
Policy Groups
2016-02-19, 09:30 am (this event is in the past)

Venue British Embassy Warsaw, ul. Kawalerii 12
Organiser British Polish Chamber of Commerce

Keywords: BPCC

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The BPCC's Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure policy group met at the British Embassy on 19 February 2016 to discuss the current EU-funded programme to roll out a modern network of transport infrastructure across Poland. Around €27.4 billion has been earmarked for spending on infrastructure and environmental protection by 2023.

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