PAIH Business BriefFebruary 2018
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... because there is a unique chance to conquer the Silicon Valley
- PolishHub Academy is being launched! In February, Foreign Trade Office in San Francisco is starting a series of PolishHub Academy webinars. Are you a Polish high-tech company? Meet virtually with experts from the Silicon Valley! In Several episodes - each with the participation of American mentor and business angel - you will learn how to conquer the Silicon Valley step by step. First to go - consultation with Evan Powell.
Start: 22 February, 2018, at 8 pm. (CET)
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Dubai International Boat Show 2018
When: 27 February - 3 March 2018
Where: Dubai, ZEA
1st Kenya - Poland Health Summit
When: 20-21 March 2018
Where: Nairobi, Kenya
The 5th Automotive CEE Day
When: 22-23 March 2018
Where: Opole, Poland
The Economic Mission to Brasil
When: 7-13 April 2018
Where: São Paulo, Brasil
International Electronics Show
When: 13-15 April 2018
Where: Nadarzyn, Poland
SecureTech Congress
When: 18-19 April 2018
Where: Warsaw, Poland
Big Data & AI Congress
When: 18-19 April 2018
Where: Warsaw, Poland
2nd International Cooperative Trade Fair of Tools and Processing Industry INNOFORM®
When: 24-26 April 2018
Where: Bydgoszcz, Poland

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Market insight

Michael Mazurewicz - Head of the PAIH Trade Office in Nairobi, graduated from the British Logistics Institute in Hull. He has ten years of experience in sales, logistics and consulting in the field of business administration. For four years, he has been supporting Polish companies in operating in Africa.

Contact the expert:
Flamingo Towers, One Mara Road, Nairobi
tel: +254 789 802 522

Business support

Investment Offer Generator as a new plot management tool
Managing information on the available offer of the investment sites will be much easier. The Investment Offer Generator is just making its debut - the PAIH online browser for Polish investment grounds.

The generator allows you to add, edit, view and compare investment offers. Its mechanism is based on the work of three modules: a text search engine, presentation of investment offers and a geolocation presentation. The base of the investment offers are four types of sites: greenfield (undeveloped plots), brownfield (built-up plots), tourist areas and office space. The logged-in user of Generator is getting the access to many analytical tools that facilitate supervision and offer management.

As a part of the management of the investment offers, each Polish commune will receive its subpage, where in the map module the user can present the commune’s plot offer.

The Generator has been launched as a pilot project in Warmińsko - Mazurskie province.

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Business in Brief

Poland the top UE destination in FDI
335 foreign direct investment projects were launched by investors in 2017 in Poland - fDI Markets reports. Due to the investors’ activity in the previous year, 86.743 new jobs have been created in the country, that makes Poland the leading UE state in this category.
Volkswagen to expand factory in Poland
One of PAIH major clients, Volkswagen Poznań, is to reinvest in Antoninek (Wielkopolskie voivodship). The company will expand production hall and build a welding. According to the car maker, the CAPEX is to total EUR 200m in case of this investment and EUR 450m in years 2018-2019.
The Polish company IamBot won the prestigious Retail Industry Leaders Association contest
RILA - the trade association for America's most recognized and innovative retailers, announced the winners of the (R)Tech Retail CEO Innovation Awards – among them Polish AI company, IamBot.
Vietnamese province Hau Giang - opportunities in agriculture
On the 26th of January PAIH Trade Office in Vietnam attended the celebration event and a presentation of the Hau Giang province in Vietnam.
Today amber jewellery means more than just an ordinary souvenir
Amber - the object of increasing interest of jewellery lovers, but also the scientists who find traces of lost nature in it. The best Polish craftsmen and artists turn raw amber nuggets into a real jewel art of work.
NSK Steering Systems Europe and University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych to launch dual studies
University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych (PWSZ) and Japan-based NSK Steering Systems Europe are to launch dual logistics studies. The agreement was signed on January 18.
PAIH national stand became the laureate of StandOUT. IMM Cologne 2018
StandOUT. IMM Cologne 2018 is a contest for stands that improve the standards of architecture and design in the exhibition industry. The national stand prepared by PAIH for IMM Cologne 2018 received an honorary distinction.
PAIH is the national coordinator of the China International Import Expo in Shanghai
In autumn 2018, China will organize the first ever trade fair dedicated to import cooperation - China International Import Expo.

Reports and comments

Poland among most attractive destinations for Chinese FDI
According to the latest Knight Frank Group report, Poland advanced into the top 20 of most attractive market for the Chinese investment. It is, among others, caused by intensified bilateral trade relations due to Łódź-Chengdu cargo rail link, the research reads. While Singapore, Qatar and the UAE lead the rank, Estonia is the only European country that overtakes Poland (7th place).

Knight Frank has developed the Belt and Road Index (BARI) that is classified into six categories: economic potential, demographic advantage, infrastructure development, institutional effectiveness, market accessibility and resilience to natural disasters. The values within each category have been normalised to ensure the resulting figures are comparable and contextualised for the purpose of this study. All categories are assigned with specific weightings in accordance with their potential significance to investment decisions. The index results provide not only a holistic macro view of each country, but also a level of detail on each of the key criteria, that can help inform investment strategies along the Belt and Road.

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Do you know that…

Polish Heritage Night participants in Washington had the possibility to watch “Indestructible” movie
Colonel Truman Smith once said that General Władysław Anders “embodies the indestructible spirit of the Polish nation”. General was a stout-hearted soldier, a charismatic commander, a distinguished statesman. “Indestructible” is a short movie that honours all ‘indestructible’ heroes who fought and still are fighting for the sake of their Homeland - Poland. Washington-based Polish Investment and Trade Agency’s trade office brought to life the idea of making the clip. More >>

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