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The First Trade & Invest Forum

25.10.2018 PGE Narodowy, Warsaw
Free workshops for Polish companies

Let's talk business
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ABOUT

PAIH meets the needs and aspirations of Polish business

The PAIH EXPO 2018 - The First Trade & Invest Forum will take place in Warsaw on 25 October 2018. The network of international representative offices of the Polish Investment and Trade Agency is crystallising now, to form a key element of the new model of internationalisation of Polish business, and to provide one of the pillars of the Responsible Development Strategy.

The target group of the project are Polish small and medium-sized companies which plan to or have already been pursuing foreign expansion. The event will focus on the following core issues:

Not only is 2018 a special year to commemorate Poland regaining its independence, but it is also a time when the government's economic policy puts a special focus on the promotion of our country and Polish products or services abroad. Being entrusted with the mission of creating a kind of new corps of economic diplomacy, the Polish Investment and Trade Agency has been working intensively for over a year on building a network of Foreign Trade Offices located across six continents. Pulling on the strength of the synergy of international teams of managers and experts, the Agency creates a new, better quality of customized support for Polish entrepreneurs who have the courage to expand and conquer increasingly distant, but emerging markets.

The general theme of the PAIH EXPO, planned for autumn this year and designed to combine exhibition and educational functions, will be to provide the fullest possible overview of the publicly offered services (especially those of the Foreign Trade Offices of the Agency) addressed to Polish companies in terms of supporting their business activity and implementing projects on foreign markets, in particular - on non-European markets. The young economy needs an in depth and multidimensional education of enterprises on the subject of safe foreign expansion, as well as the introduction of practical knowledge regarding how to conduct business in various, culturally diverse regions of the world.

information about the market and priority industries

establishing business relations

identifying potential partners

identifying barriers to entry

business culture

available support instruments

It is planned that the Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will attend the official ceremonies accompanying the event.

Being an unprecedented event, the Forum aims to fill an educational gap with regard to the administrative tools supporting foreign expansion that are available to Polish business community. In addition to providing solid and up-to-date knowledge, and opening the possibility of sharing good practices, exchanging ideas and gaining contacts, PAIH EXPO has the ambition to become a permanent fixture in the calendar of Polish entrepreneurs and to achieve the status of the most important Polish foreign trade event.

Twelve thematic pavilions, designed in accordance with the geographical key, will ensure that each region of the world will be professionally presented by our local trade office experts, with focus on the key issues for each region. Additionally, there will be a pavilion dedicated to investors, where our employees will advise on the PAIH service package for investors. The form of workshop work should result in obtaining practical and comprehensive knowledge as regards conducting business operations in strictly defined markets. For each of the presented directions three sectoral reports will be delivered during the Forum, describing the characteristics of the sectors with the greatest growth potential in a given country or region, together with a cross-sectional market guide.

In the evening, a networking session will be held, to provide a prologue to intensive, workshop-type subject-focussed sessions that will end with the PAIH EXPO Night with a performance by a music star Anna Maria Jopek & Kroke.
Anna Maria Jopek & Kroke

Concern for your comfort and safety, the organizer could be forced to limit the number or PAIH EXPO Night participants, due to the security of the facility reasons.

PAIH EXPO is a pioneering investment and trade event in Poland, which guarantees:

12 thematic pavilions covering regions across the world

Availability of experts from 56 Trade Offices from all continents

A pavilion designated for investors

58 practical workshops

Sector reports and market guides

An evening networking session - PAIH EXPO Night

Admission free of charge
Registration will be possible also on the day of event

The event is organized in cooperation with the Polish Development Fund (PFR) Group.

PROGRAMME

From 7.30 am

Registration (level 0, Gallery, from Al. Zieleniecka)

From 8.30 am

Exhibition area - 150 info-stands of Polish Investment & Trade Agency together with PAIH partners (level -1)

9.30 am – 9.50 am

Opening of the event by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and representatives of the Entrepreneurship & Technology Ministry (level -1)

9.50 am – 10.15 am

Press conference with the participation of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (level 0)

10.00 am – 6.30 pm

Workshops in the export pavilions - 57 workshops in 12 pavillions. The heads of the PAIH Foreign Trade Offices in cooperation with Country Managers will present an expansion model on the represented market and 3 most perspective sectors. Each pavilion will present 4-5 countries (level +2)

10.30 am – 4.00 pm

Official opening of the panel discussions in the investment pavilion by Minister Tadeusz Kościński. 5 discussion panels with the participation of biggest foreign investors in Poland. Discussion on the FDI sector in many different aspects (level+2)

• Panel 1

Investments of financial institutions in the Business Services Sector

• Panel 2

Poland's assets in face of the e-mobility revolution
The automotive sector ahead of an industry reshuffle

• Panel 3

Investments in research, development and innovation

• Panel 4

Innovation in the energy sectors in Poland and abroad

• Panel 5

Instruments of support for innovative investments

All workshops will be held in Polish.

1.15 pm – 2.15 pm

Lunch break

6.00 pm – 11.00 pm

PAIH EXPO Night – lobby discussions, networking, refreshments, live music (Business Club)

7.30 pm – 8.15 pm

Anna Maria Jopek & Kroke band live performance (Business Club)

8.15 pm – 11.00 pm

PAIH EXPO Night part two: refreshments and DJ performance (Business Club)

11.00 pm

The end

Workshops schedule:

Moreover:

  • Export pavilions (level +2)
  • Investment pavilion (level +2)
  • Exhibition area: PAIH Foreign Offices, Entrepreneurship & Technology Ministry, EXPO 2020 Dubai, Polish Technological Bridges, PFR Group, Special Economic Zones, Chambers of Commerce, marshal offices, banks with export support offer (level -1)
  • Quiet work zone (level +2)
  • Networking zones (levels +1, +2)
  • Press Room (level +1)
  • TV studio (level +1)
  • Media Corner (level +2)
  • Free of charge WIFI on all levels
  • Free of charge outdoor parking near PGE Narodowy
  • Cloak-room (level 0)
  • Restaurant available between twelve noon – 4 pm
  • Coffee service (levels -1, +1, +2)
Hours10:00am - 11:30am11:45am - 1:15pm1:30pm - 3:00pm3:15pm - 4:45pm5:00pm - 6:30pm
Pavillion 1USA - Los AngelesUSA - San Francisco USA - WashingtonCanadaIsrael
Pavillion 2MexicoArgentinaColombiaChile
Pavillion 3SpainPortugalFranceGreat BritainItaly
Pavillion 4GermanyThe Netherlands Austria HungaryCzech Rep.
Pavillion 5DenmarkNorwayFinlandIrelandLithuania
Pavillion 6BelarusRomaniaGreeceBulgariaCroatia
Pavillion 7UkraineRussiaKazakhstanAzerbaijanIran
Pavillion 8United Arab EmiratesEXPO 2020KuwaitSaudi ArabiaTurkey
Pavillion 9MoroccoAlgeriaSenegalIvory CoastEgypt
Pavillion 10KenyaNigeriaEthiopia
Pavillion 11IndonesiaIndiaSingaporeAustraliaTaiwan
Pavillion 12South KoreaVietnamChinaJapanMalaysia

PAIH EXPERTS

Thomas Amari
Abidjan
Ivory Coast
Samira Saadi
Addis Abeba
Ethiopia
Filip Mudyna
Algiers
Algieria
Bartłomiej Danek
Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Julia Horodecka
Astana
Kazakhstan
Mirosław Gojdź
Athens
Greece
Elnara Mammadova
Baku
Azerbaijan
Dorota Siry
Bogota
Colombia
Marcin Karaskiewicz
Budapest
Hungary
Agnieszka Olsen
Bucharest
Romania
Karolina Barmuta
Buenos Aires
Argentina
Maciej Klósak
Casablanca
Morocco
Michał J. Rzeźnik
Chicago
USA
Leszek Biały
Dakar
Senegal
Moneer Faour
Dubai
UAE
Marta Smolarek
Dublin
Ireland
Jacek Kołomyjec
Jakarta
Indonesia
Piotr Pomian-Kruszyński
Frankfurt a/M
Germany
Tomasz Orłowicz
Helsinki
Finland
Piotr Harasimowicz
Ho Chi Minh
Vietnam
Dina Shall
Cairo
Egypt
Eliab Muhaenimana
Kigali
Rwanda
Karol Kubica
Kiev
Ukraine
Łukasz Szymaszek
Copenhagen
Denmark
Przemysław Zaręba
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Justyna Sitarska
Lagos
Nigeria
Jarosław Al-Abbas
Kuwait
Dariusz Duda
Lisbon
Portugal
Wojciech Stando
London
Great Britain
Karolina Zatorska
Los Angeles
USA
Wojciech Łopatkiewicz
Madrid
Spain
Patrycja Niemczyk - Favaró
Milan
Italy
Patrycja Staszewska
Mexico City
Mexico
Mikołaj Tauber
Mińsk
Białoruś
Wojciech Kolignan
Moscow
Russia
Ada Dyndo
Mumbay
India
Michael Mazurewicz
Nairobi
Kenya
Ewa Bindek
New York City
USA
Martalena Madej
Oslo
Norway
Monika Jablonka-Kamińska
Paris
France
Marcin Warchoł
Prague
Czech Rep.
Radosław Kyc
Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
Maja Kieturakis
San Francisco
USA
Adam Czerka
Santiago
Chile
Arkadiusz Tarnowski
Seoul
South Korea
Magdalena Smolak
Singapore
Grażyna Chorążykiewicz
Sofia
Bulgaria
Joanna Snopek Berbercioglu
Istanbul
Turkey
Jakub Wilchelm
Sydney
Australia
Andrzej Juchniewicz
Shanghai
China
Michalina Jendrzejczyk
Taipei
Taiwan
Jarosław Kaczyński
Teheran
Iran
Zofia Nojszewska
Tel Aviv
Israel
Zack Labieniec
Toronto
Canada
Eliza Klonowska -Siwak
Tokyo
Japan
Bat-Erdene Boldbaatar
Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia
Joanna Górska
Waszyngton
USA
Barbara Kamińska-Szuba
Vienna
Austria
Jerzy Karasiuk
Vilnius
Lithuania

INVESTMENT PAVILION PROGRAMME

10.30 am - 10.40 am

Opening address

10.40 am - 11.00 am

Keynote speech

11.00 am - 12.00 pm

I Panel: Investments of financial institutions in the Business Services Sector

12.00 pm - 1.00 pm

II Panel: Poland's assets in the face of the e-mobility revolution. The automotive sector ahead of an industry reshuffle

1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

III Panel: Investment in research, development, and innovation

2.00 pm - 3.00 pm

IV Panel: Innovation in energy sectors in Poland and abroad

3.00 pm - 4.00 pm

V Panel: Instruments of support for innovative investments

4.00 pm - 4.10 pm

Official signing of the Cooperation Agreement between Polish Investment and Trade Agency and Port of Gdynia Authority

4.10 pm - 4.20 pm

Presentation: „Record-braking PGE”

INVESTMENT PAVILLION EXPERTS

Dr. Ewa Łabno-Falęcka
Head of Corporate Communication and External Affairs
Mercedes-Benz Polska
Wojciech Derda
CEO
Luma Automotive
Grzegorz Szczęśniak
CEO
SZCZĘŚNIAK Pojazdy Specjalne
Ryszard Jania
President
Eastern Automotive Alliance
Karol Zarajczyk
CEO
Ursus
Maciej Wojeński
Vice-President
Ekoenergetyka-Polska
Maks Kraczkowski
Vice President of the Management Board
PKO BP
Piotr Checiński
Director of Polskieradio.pl
Polskie Radio
Paweł Gruza
Vice President of the Board
KGHM
Paulina Zadura-Lichota
Director, Analysis and Strategy Department
PARP
Matthieu Bondu
Head of Sales
BOHR
Martin Mellor
Country Manager
Ericsson
Jacek Figuła
Chief Commercial Officer
Billon
Eliza Kruczkowska
Director of Innovation Development Department
Polish Development Fund
Dr Karolina Tkaczuk
Business Development Director
Ardigen
Daniel Ozon
President of the Board
JSW
Beata Daszyńska-Muzyczka
President of the Board
BGK
Aleksandra Gren
Member of the Board
Fiserv
Agnieszka Hankus-Kubica
Vice President of the Board
JSW Innovations
Scott Newman
Member of the Board
State Street
Rafał Olesiński
Managing Partner
Olesiński & Partners
Krzysztof Senger
Vice President of the Board
Polish Investment and Trade Agency
Dariusz Śliwowski
Vice President of the Board, Industrial Development Agency
Maciej Badora
President of the Board
Wałbrzych SEZ 'INVEST PARK'
Marek Potoczny
Country Director of Public Funds and Industrial Projects
Valeo
Maria Leszczyńska
Team Lead
Polish Investment and Trade Agency
Artur Wasil
President of the Board
Lubelski Węgiel "Bogdanka"

MEDIA PATRONS

PARTNERS

LOGISTICS & ARRIVAL

PAIH Expo will take place in Warsaw at the PGE Narodowy
Al. Księcia Józefa Poniatowskiego 1

Free of charge outdoor parking near PGE Narodowy

Workshops, info-stands, press room, TV studio

8.00 am - 6.30 pm

Locations on levels -1, +1, +2 (Galeria zone, entrance gate n. 1 from Zieleniecka Str.)

PAIH EXPO Night

6.00 pm – 11.00 pm

Locations on levels -1, +1, +2
(Galeria zone, entrance gate no. 1
from Wybrzeże Szczecińskie Str.)

MULTIMEDIA

PAIH EXPO & PAIH EXPO Night