PAIH Business Brief July 2019
PAIH Business Forum 2019 - let’s meet again!
On 9 October 2019 we invite entrepreneurs to PGE Narodowy again to talk about business, export, investments and to be inspired by the success stories of Polish companies.

Small and medium-sized enterprises constantly take up challenges on foreign markets in the areas of export and investment. These challenges, as complex processes, require the support of a stable and trusted partner. Such a partner, who will actively work with them on a global scale and support internationalisation, is a Polish Investment and Trade Agency. The event is addressed to the Polish entrepreneurs, with particular focus on SMEs, active exporters and entrepreneurs interested in exporting their products and services, and those planning and implementing foreign investments.

The evening ceremonial Gala of the PAIH Business Forum will not only be a summary of the full-day Forum, but above all honouring the contribution of investment and export business to the development of the Polish economy.

The Business Forum is a one-off meeting of business people, regions, SEZ, marshal offices, clients of PAIH and Partners.

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When: 1-5 August 2019
Where: Sydney, Australia
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When: 2-4 August 2019
Where: New Delhi, India
Profood Propack & Agbiz 2019
When: 2-4 August 2019
Where: Kolombo, Sri Lanka
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Business incentives & reports

CEO World Magazine: Poland the second best place to do business
Poland is the second best place to do business according to the CEO World Magazine ranking. Only Malaysia has overtaken Poland.

Poland scored the most points in the business openness category (95/100) and technological readiness (84/100). - Foreign investors find a very good business environment in our country. They can count not only on the high quality of business-related infrastructure, but above all - the professionalism and commitment of Polish employees. That is why they place technologically advanced investments here, often cooperating with Polish partners. We are becoming a hub of innovation in our region, which is also supported by the rapidly growing venture capital market (VC) - said PAIH Vice President Krzysztof Senger.

Poland was also favourably classified in terms of the freedom of movement and the tax system.

CEO World Magazine presents 50 best countries to run a business. The top ten included Indonesia, Australia, Singapore, India, the Czech Republic, Spain and Thailand.

The investment attractiveness of Poland is also confirmed by the investment climate survey carried out by PAIH, HSBC and Grant Thornton. This year's edition showed that over 90% of companies are satisfied with the decision to invest in our country and would do it again. More »



Monthly dose of Poland's macroeconomic analysis prepared on the basis of data from the Central Statistical Office. See the analysis: Macroeconomic review July 2019 »


World biggest producer of shisha tobaccos enters Poland
Founded in the United Arab Emirates, Al Fakher has decided to launch a production facility of shisha molasses in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland. This is the first investment project from the UAE in the Polish Investment and Trade portfolio.
The Polish company Meblik opens its first store in Hungary
The Polish producent of children's furniture - Meblik, opens on Saturday, June 29, its first store in Hungary. Hungarians will be able to buy a chest of drawers, a desk or a cot with a Polish "tag" in the MaxCity mall in Budapest. Support in the entering the market was provided by PAIH Trade Office in Budapest.
The workshop on greenhouse technologies took place at PAIH Trade Office in Zagreb
On July 2, 2019, a meeting of Polish representatives of the D.A. Glass and Plantalux companies with Croatian entrepreneurs active in the field of greenhouse cultivation, was held in Zagreb. The meeting was organized by PAIH Foreign Trade Office.
US and China interested in the Polish yacht sector
"Nearly 95% of all yachts and boats produced in Poland are exported. The domestic industry has been enjoying an unflagging interest of foreign customers since 2009" - says Wojciech Nowicki, expert on yacht industry at the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH).
Western Balkans: a region of untapped trade potential
Nearly 300 entrepreneurs from all over Europe took part in the Business Forum included in the Western Balkans Summit in Poznań. EU and Balkan companies had the opportunity to strengthen cooperation in the energy, digital and agri-food sectors. The Forum was an initiative of the PAIH) and MPiT.


Private chef on your private party
Agnieszka Górska, the founder of Ulala Chef, as she admits, loves to celebrate time with her friends and enjoy dishes prepared by creative chefs. The idea for the business came from her own need - to use the services of excellent chefs at home, during a party for friends or family celebrations. She enthusiastically began to build a platform that made it possible: not only for her, but also for the whole community of food enthusiasts.

Ulala Chef is an online marketplace where customers can hire a private chef to handle any event. The portal, established four years ago, currently has an extensive database of 150 chefs from 11 largest Polish cities. Among them there are chefs honoured with Michelin stars, chefs known from TV programmes or the most popular restaurants.

The Start Alliance initiative: Female Founders, in which Agnieszka Górska took part, was addressed to companies founded by women interested in expanding into the German market. She is currently focusing on developing a foreign expansion strategy for her company. This year she is planning to establish her first office in Berlin, she has also started to recruit local cooks and customers. In the German market she will be supported by the Foreign Trade Office of PAIH in Frankfurt. In cooperation with PAIH, Agnieszka intends to arrange B2B meetings, acquire potential clients and plan trips to the most important trade fairs and economic missions. More »

Foreign Trade Offices

Polish Investment and Trade Agency,
00-585 Warsaw, Bagatela 12
phone: +48 22 334 99 49, fax: +48 22 334 99 99,
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