PAIH Business BriefMay 2018
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The Grunt na Medal/Golden Site Contest for the best investment areas in the municipalities was officially launched
The 8th edition of the National Golden Site Contest begins. The municipalities from all over Poland will compete for the title of the most attractive investment area and the interest of global players. According to the experience of previous editions, over half of the winners won new investors.

The aim of the Contest, conducted simultaneously in sixteen Polish voivodships, is to select and promote the best areas for production investments in each of them. The organizers are looking for the best undeveloped investment area (greenfield), with an area of ​​at least 2 hectares, which was designed for an industrial project.


1st Kenya Investment Conference in Poland
When: 22 May 2018
Where: Warsaw, PAIH
International Cosmetics Forum - Global Standards and Regulations on Key Export Markets
When: 22 May 2018
Where: Warsaw, Poland
Transborder outsourcing talks in Szczecin
When: 24 May 2018
Where: Szczecin, Poland
II Opole Forum "International economic relations"
When: 24 May 2018
Where: Opole, Poland
AgroActivia Agricultural Fair
When: 6-9 June 2018
Where: Armstrong, Argentina
Targi China-CEEC Investment and Trade Expo 2018
When: 7-10 June 2018
Where: Ningbo, China

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Private Sector Liaison Officer to the World Bank Group
Private Sector Liaison Officer to the World Bank Group (PSLO) facilitates local companies' access to World Bank Group business opportunities, services and knowledge.

PSLO spreads information about WBG-related business opportunities:
  • procurement opportunities related to development projects financed by The World Bank,
  • political risk guarantees offered by MIGA.

PSLO facilitates contacts between local companies and the Bank Group, organizes consultations and provides information on the Bank’s knowledge resources and partnership opportunities.The PSLO network includes over 100 officers operating in nearly 80 countries. In 2011 the network has become a platform serving other international financial institutions, including EBRD.

Contact information:
Arkadiusz Tarnowski, Ph.d.

World Bank:

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Business in Brief

Electromobility & investment from Singapore shape PAIH portfolio of FDI
For the last 12 months, portfolio of the FDI projects supported by PAIH has increased by EUR 1.6bn. Now, the Agency is servicing 182 investment projects from all the world. In total, they are worth EUR 6.5bn and could create 48.000 jobs in Poland.
Polish-American cooperation: Partnering to win in the next 100 years
On April 26th in Warsaw, for the third time, the U.S.-Poland Business Summit took place - one of the most significant events concerning Polish American relations in terms of trade and investment.
PAIH Trade Office in Tel Aviv and support for Polish companies in Israel
New rules to come into force in Israel soon. They will create the conditions for cosmetic companies to enter the market similar to those existing in the European Union. The Jewrnalism Foundation works on the simplification of the procedure for obtaining kosher certificates for the food industry.
Poland has officially begun cooperating with the organizers of EXPO 2020
Tomasz Pisula, the Commissioner General of the Polish Section at the World Exposition EXPO 2020, recently met with Reem Al-Hashimi, the State Minister of International Cooperation and managing director of the Exposition.
Paradyż to strenghten its position in North America due to PAIH support
Ceramika Paradyż signed a long-term contract with a new Canadian partner, Eurcan Tile. Foreign Trade Office of the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) in Toronto initiated contact between the parties and supported the negotiations.
How to achieve success in economic contacts with Ukraine - summary of the seminar
In recent years, the Ukrainian government has carried out numerous tax reforms, took action on the fight against corruption and introduced an electronic judiciary. Everything to attract as many foreign investments as possible.
PAIH joins the European Trade Promotion Organisations (ETPO)
The Polish Investment and Trade Agency has joined the European Trade Promotion Organisations (ETPO), and as the only national institution, will represent Poland in this organization.
PAIH supports the construction of the oncology centre in Biała Podlaska
The PAIH Trade Office in Tokyo coordinated the mission of Japanese exporters and doctors to Biała Podlaska, where, with the help of specialists from Japan, the oncology centre will be established with an extensive endoscopy department - the only entity of this kind in Central and Eastern Europe.

Reports and comments

KPMG Report: American investments in Poland - Partnering to win in the next 100 years!
American companies which invest in Poland are a well-integrated part of the local economy, contributing to its growth and development. The value of American investments in Poland after the first quarter of 2018 could have reached as much as PLN 130 billion. Those companies have created as many as 220 thousand jobs, and the average salary/wage is higher than the corresponding figures for the country’s economy as a whole. An extensive network of business partners reflects the strong integration of American companies, which play a role in value creation within Poland’s economy. Moreover, American companies are also involved in CSR activities: they strive to achieve gender parity among their workforce and actively cooperate with local universities, initiating joint R&D projects. More >>

Do you know that…

Poland is one of the largest glass producers in the world
According to the Association of Employers Polish Glass annually in more than 100 companies we produce about three million tons of glass. The majority of products coming from Polish factories are construction and packaging glass (bottles, jars, candles). The Polish “glassland” is the Podkarpacie region, where the industry has been developing since the 18th century. The rapid development of glassworks took place in the interwar period. At that time, the famous plant in Krosno was established (production was launched in 1924), slightly smaller production also in the nearby Jasło. In the times of the Polish People's Republic, they were united under the name of Krośnieńskie Huty Szkła Krosno. The products of this factory, mostly serial applied glass products, but also hand-decorated dishes and artistic works, have found recognition all over the world.

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