Polish Business Mixer & Networking in Southampton
This meeting aims to provide the audience with helpful information and useful business insight, and to help create a network for entrepreneurial Poles in the UK as well as UK-exporters interested in developing business in Poland.
Meet Polish entrepreneurs
The newcomers to Southampton area who've come over from Poland in recent years are a remarkably entrepreneurial bunch. According to Centre for Entrepreneurs/DueDil research, Poles rank sixth in terms of nationalities by numbers of businesses set up in Britain (21,000 Poles have set up 22,000 limited liability companies in the UK). You can see many Polish shops - but there are many hundreds of others across Hampshire, with Southampton being one of the British towns with the highest Polish populations after London. This event will give you the chance to meet some of the more outgoing Polish entrepreneurs in Hampshire, interested in making new business contacts in the host community.
Export opportunities in Poland
The Polish market has been growing dynamically since 1989, and yet UK companies have (with a few exceptions) been conspicuous by their absence. From heavy engineering to pharmaceuticals to consumer goods to construction sector, there are huge opportunities in Poland. Since last summer, the UK Government has outsourced export support services to the British Polish Chamber of Commerce. The BPCC will outline the opportunities and will present the services it offers to UK companies interested in entering the Polish market.
16:15 Official opening and welcoming
16:20 Polish Business Link role in supporting Polish entrepreneurs in the UK
16:30 Local funds & support for business development
17:00 How to secure a good lending deal from your bank?
17:20 How Auto Enrolment Pensions will affect your business?
17:40 Coffee break
17:50 Export opportunities to Poland: Market overview & BPCC Trade Support for UK exporters
18:10 Case studies session
18:30 – 20:00 Networking session
18:30 Speed business networking: 30 seconds to introduce your business
19:00 Informal networking, one-to-one discussions
For BPCC members - use code: BPCCSOUTH 15% discount, valid by 31.10
2015-11-05, 09:00 am
(this event is in the past)
Grand Harbour Hotel W Quay Road SO15 1AG Southampton