Meeting of the leaders of G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance was conducted between 11th and 16th of May in Katowice. The meeting gathered young entrepreneurs from 20 biggest economies of the World. The representatives visited Silesian Voivodeship at the invitation of the YES for Europe the European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs from Brussels and Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Katowice.
Between 11th and 16th May 2018, world business will settle in Silesia. This year, the leaders of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance are going to visit Poland for the first time. The visit of several tens of entrepreneurs from the largest organizations of entrepreneurs from 20 major world’s economies in Katowice, is an event to forecast the European Congress of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises - the largest networking and knowledge-offering meeting of the SME sector in Europe, and one of the largest in the world, to be held between 17th and 19th October 2018, at the International Congress Centre, already for the eighth time.
They generate 50% of GDP and create over 70% of jobs. They co-finance ZUS [the Social Insurance Institution] and they contribute to the “500+” programme. Still, they encounter a number of difficulties - not only the fiscal and legal ones, but also those related to their everyday business activities. Small and Medium-sized Enterprises more frequently command: “Unleash business!”
Celje International Business Forum
From 12th to 13th of September Cejle (Slovakia) will become a place for international business. During these two days will take place “Celje International Business Forum”. The main theme of this year edition is “Innovative Sales&Marketing and Distribution Channels”
During the first day of the Forum participants will take part in business meetings and banquet. The second day will be devoted to discussion panels about sales, marketing and distribution.
More information and programme of the event below:
Last week was very busy for our Chamber. Four days after the meeting with Belarusian entrepreneurs we hosted in Katowice delegation from South Africa. They came to Poland as a part of their business mission to Visegrad Group countries. The delegation was represented by the companies from various branches (e.g., IT, Armaments and Import-Export of Goods), group was leaded by delegates from Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal office.
The delegation took a part in lunch organized in Moodra Restaurant* in Katowice. During the luncheon companies from Silesian Region and South Africa conduct presentations about their enterprises. Future Processing, Netizens and Works 11 was the companies from Silesia where South Africa was represented by i.e. Astel, Olal Engineering and TNI. After the presentation part the companies conduct B2B meetings. Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal Office lead conversations with representative of Silesian Region Mr. Krzysztof Dudziński, and Mr. Łukaszem Ciepłym who represent Katowice Special Economic Zone. Vice-president Mr. Tomasz Zjawiony and International Affairs Director Mr. Jacek Woźnikowski conduct conversations in the name of Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Katowice.
*We recommend Moodra Restaurant as a venue for business meetings and official lunches
On Monday 27th of March our Chamber hosted a delegation of Belarusian entrepreneurs and representatives of higher education from Gomel Region. The delegation was leaded by Mrs. Marina Filonova, Director of the Gomel Branch of Belarusian Chamber Of Commerce and Industry. Meeting in Katowice was a part of the visit of the delegation in Cracow at the III European Congress of Local Governments.
The meeting started with the presentation of Gomel Region and Gomel Branch of Belarusian Chamber Of Commerce and Industry, introduction showed many business opportunities in Gomel. The presentation was leaded by Mrs. Marina Filonova.
After the presentation, President of Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Katowice together with Director of Gomel Branch of The Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed the Memorandum of Understanding which is a new road in our cooperation.
Second part of the meeting was B2B session with the representative of JSC "Gomelstroimaterialy", who came to Katowice to speak with the Silesian companies which produces coke from the coal. After the B2B meeting representatives of both Chambers discussed areas of cooperation at the next European Congress of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises.
If You are a British entrepreneur and you seek for knowledge about how to start business after arriving to Poland, British-Polish Chamber of Commerce in Poland made a perfect guide.
The “Doing Business in Poland Guide” is a first comprehensive document about starting and conducting business in our country.
The document was prepared together with UK’s Department for International Trade and PWC.
You can read the guide by clicking to this link: http://bpcc.org.pl/uploads/ckeditor/attachments/11465/Doing_Business_in_Poland_guide_reklama.pdf
In 2016 entrepreneurs again choose Silesia as a place for their investments. Till the end of September Katowice Special Economic Zone gave out 16 licenses for activity on the sum of 1,3 bln zlotych, this help to make 1100 new workplaces and keep near 6000. This is more workplaces than in 2015. Entrepreneurs who decided to make investments in Silesia were e.g. : „Brembo Poland”, „TI Poland”, „CERAMO”. 2016 is a good year for our economic zone, KSSE have been placed in “fDi Global Free Zones of the Year 2016” and awarded as the best economic zone in Central-East Europe.
We encourage you to read the “fDi Global Free Zones of the Year 2016” and learn about the best economic zones in the world also we are publishing “Regional Investment Attractiveness of Silesia Voivodship” which was made for The Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency. All the reports are available below.
We gladly announce that VI European Congress of Small and Medium-Size Enterprises will be held on 10th-12th October 2016 in the International Congress Center in Katowice. We kindly invite You to take part in the biggest SME sector meeting in Europe! Registration will be free of charge. Registration form will be available on July.
The SME sector is the foundation of the Polish economy. To ensure its effective functioning, it is necessary to initiate changes in law, which will support entrepreneurs. Providing stable conditions for the growth of micro, small and medium entrepreneurship in our country is impossible without actively listening to the demands coming directly from that environment. That is why the results of the aforementioned annual meeting between entrepreneurs, representatives of the scientific community, business environment institutions, local governments and government authoritiesare presented in the “Recommendations”.
The publication comprise a collection of conclusions drawn during the debates and panel discussions of the Congress. Our goal is for them to become a guide to creating better development conditions for the sector of small and medium enterprises in Poland.