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Poland is Open

The global economy has been significantly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, but its effects are not uniform – some countries are weathering the storm better than others. Poland has bounced back vigorously from the effects of the lockdown, and remains an attractive location for UK businesses seeking to improve their global competitiveness. Of all the larger EU economies, Poland’s GDP is forecast the least affected in 2020 according to the European Commission.

Whether your firm is interested in shared services hubs, outsourced IT, near-shoring advanced manufacturing, or simply as a robust consumer market, this webinar will bring you a wealth of up-to-the-minute insights. The Polish economy is well-balanced and well located to support your businesses’ future expansion – find out how on 1 October.

As well as discussing the macroeconomic situation, the event will also showcase successful UK investments in Poland that have served to strengthen the business globally.

The event would be particularly valuable to UK-based firms interested in the CEE markets as a springboard to further growth; we will be looking at services, manufacturing, energy and the consumer market. Experts and practitioners will share top-level insights into various aspects of the Polish economy, and the discussion will focus on the short- and medium-term future prospects for Poland as it recovers from the aftereffects of the pandemic.

Agenda in BST (UK Time)

10:00 - Opening

10:10 - Ambassador Arkady Rzegocki, Paweł Siwecki, BPCC CEO: Welcome and introduction

10:15 – Panel I: How immune is Poland to crisis?

• Piotr Bielski
Chief Economist | Santander Bank Polska
• Ernest Pytlarczyk
Chief Economist | Bank Pekao S.A.

11:00 – Panel II: Poland's advantage in uncertain times

Manufacturing / Service / Infrastructure / Diversification / Resilience / Location

•  Jan Kamoji-Czapiński
Director of the Direct Investment Department at PAIH | PAIH Warszawa
•  Rafal Zakrzewski
Solicitor | Baker & McKenzie
•  Finbarr MacCloskey
Director – Consulting | PwC

11:45 – Panel III Case Studies - Testimonials

What are the factors for success in Poland?

•  James Sutcliffe
CEO | Baltic Gateway Container Terminal
•  Graham Fell
Executive Vice President USA, APAC, EMEA | FlexDev
•  Michał Głowiński
General Manager | Hargreaves Lansdowne (HL Tech)
•  Nick Lakin
Group Director of Corporate Affairs | Kingfisher (Castorama/B&Q)

12:30 Closing Remarks

•  James Hughes
Minister-Counsellor for Economic Affairs | British Embassy Warsaw

By entering my data to the registration form, I hereby agree British Polish Chamber of Commerce with its registered seat at ul. Zielna 37, 00-108 Warsaw, to pass my contact details to co-organiser of this meeting: Santander Bank Polska S.A. with its registered office in Warsaw, Al. Jana Pawła II 17, 00-854 Warszawa

2020-10-01, 11:00 am (this event is in the past)

Venue online
Organiser British Polish Chamber of Commerce

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The BPCC, together with the Polish Embassy in London, the Polish inward investment and trade agency PAIH and Santander Bank held a webinar aimed at UK firms interesting in doing business in Poland.

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