PAIH Business BriefNovember 2018
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... for Poland Prize!
We’re opening the application process to Poland Prize powered by Huge Thing! It is a 16-week-long acceleration program addressed to CEE Startups. Each startup participating in the program will get up to 45 000 euro equity free financial support, 11 500 euro in expert services, amazing place to work in during the acceleration in Google for Startups Campus Warsaw, as well as Polish lessons and trips to neighbouring startup hubs.

Acceleration program aims to bring top-class financial, marketing and IoT startups to Poland and help them grow within the fastly developing business environment.

Application process is open till the end of November 2018!

More information & application:


TOP Automotive 2018
When: 28-30 November 2018
Where: Częstochowa, Poland
When: 28 November - 1 December 2018
Where: Wells, Austria
Nature-Health Fair
When: 29 November - 2 December 2018
Where: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Morocco FoodExpo Casablanca
When: 1-2 December 2018
Where: Casablanca, Morocco
24th Azerbaijan Inter­national Telecommuni­cations, Innovations and High Technologies Exhibition and Conference BAKUTEL
When: 4-7 December 2018
Where: Baku, Azerbaijan
MEXCI (Médical Expo Cote d’Ivoire) 2018
When: 7-9 December 2018
Where: Abidjan, Ivory Coast

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Investment attractiveness

Business incentives

Research on the Investment Climate in Poland
The Polish Investment and Trade Agency together with Grant Thornton and HSBC Bank Poland has launched the 12th edition of a Research on the Investment Climate in Poland. It will be based on the opinions of companies with foreign capital operating in Poland. Your voice regarding conditions of conducting of the business activity and factors determining Poland's attractiveness is particularly important to us.

The research is fully anonymous. It will be conducted in a form of an online survey. Answers will be processed by an independent professional research company and presented during a press conference in a form of a report. The research is an excellent opportunity for you to share your opinion concerning conditions of business activities in Poland.

We have the pleasure to invite you to take part in this research by completing the survey available under the link Please fill in the questionnaire by the end of November.

Business in Brief

PAIH EXPO - The First Trade & Invest Forum
Over four thousand Polish entrepreneurs interested in expanding their business abroad, took part in PAIH EXPO 2018. The attendees had the unique opportunity to learn about business perspectives and support tools that could help their international expansion.
Poland with largest exposition at CIIE
As many as 82 Polish enterprises took part in China International Import Expo fair (CIIE) for foreign companies, held for the first time in Shanghai on November 5-10. The business mission and the national pavilion was organised by the Polish Investment and Trade Agency.
Poland’s Photon with PAIH support in the Middle East
In July, producer of the Photon Entertainment educational robot was considered the best startup in Central and Eastern Europe this year, and now it is going with the flow and planning to enter the Arabian Peninsula markets. The paths in the region have already been smoothed by the PAIH Dubai Trade Office.
Polish-Emirati Business Forum: Sustainable development to shape the future economic ties
As many as 150 native and Emirati entrepreneurs from the IT, food, furniture, medical, mobility, yacht and chemical industries took part in the Polish-Emirati Business Forum.
Polish Automotive Group to seek Polish cooperants for Hyundai
Polish Automotive Group to seek Polish cooperants for Hyundai. The partnership, supported by PAIH is part of the Hyundai and Kia-owning Hyundai Motor Group's new global strategy focusing on local suppliers.
The new Kongsberg Automotive factory is launched
The Norwegian producer of components and parts for the automotive industry, Kongsberg Automotive, has opened a plant in Brześć Kujawski (Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship) today. The Polish Investment and Trade Agency provided the investor with location consultancy.
LUG’s first manufacturing facility abroad officially open
The first LUG “made in Argentina” luminaires will leave the factory in November. The works related to the launch of the production plant of LUG S.A. Group in Argentina came to an end.

Do you know that…

26 best projects were awarded in Good Design Awards 2018?
The Good Design Competition is a nationwide design competition held annually by the Institute of Industrial Design (Instytut Wzornictwa Przemysłowego). The jury selected, among 119 finalists, the best products and services in nine categories: Home, Working environment, Public Space, Services, New technologies, Graphics design and packaging, New Materials, Transport and Communi­cation, and Fashion and Accessories. The exhibition of the awarded products and services at the Institute will be open from October 26 to December 9, 2018. More >>

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