The keynote topic of the Annual Business in Małopolska Meeting this year was "Małopolska - European Entrepreneurial Region". The conference was held on 22 October 2015 in a new building of Kraków Technology Park, which impressed participants with its original design. The special guest of the meeting was Mr. Bronisław Komorowski, the former President of Poland.

At the entrance, the guests were welcomed by Kraków Street Band, an energetic music group. The conference was inaugurated by the representatives of partner institutions: the Małopolska Region, Małopolska Regional Development Agency, Małopolska Industrial Parks and of course the Kraków Technology Park. The guests were also welcomed by Mr. Jerzy Miller, Governor of Małopolska Region.

Bronisław Komorowski participated in a panel discussion "Europe of regions or Europe of homelands - changes in the contemporary world and Poland", led by Adam Szostkiewicz editor of "Polityka" magazine. The former president pointed out that he would not advertise the distinction between Europe of regions and Europe of homelands. The voice of local communities and 'small homelands' becomes increasingly important. In addition, he appealed not to resign from the competitive approach, but rather to complete it with innovativeness.

The intermission between the panel discussion and the Awards Gala was filled with music performed on stage by Kraków Street Band.

Economic Award statuettes were presented to awarded entities by President Bronisław Komorowski and by Mr. Marek Sowa, the Marshal of the Małopolska Region. The winners were announced by the representatives of Business in Małopolska Centre partners. This year's winners included: "ELEKTRICAL Zakład Elektroinstalacyjny Usługi Budowlane Wilhelm Mrożek" (Small Entrepreneur category), "Laboratorium Kosmetyków Naturalnych FARMONA Sp. z o.o." (Medium Entrepreneur category) and "NEWAG S.A." (Large Entrepreneur category).

The Special Prize was awarded to President Bronisław Komorowski.

A special item on the agenda was awarding the most distinguished entrepreneurs with the Badge of Honour of Małopolska Region - Małopolska Cross. The Badge of Honour was presented by Mr. Marek Sowa, Marshal of the Małopolska Region, to the following persons: Tomasz Ćwikowski, Tadeusz Dziędziel, Stanisław Gągała, Stanisław Łukasik, Edward Kuchta, Adam Klęczar, Jerzy Mazgaj, Kazimierz Pazgan, Wiesław Wojas

The event ended with live performance of Stanisław Soyka and Wojciech Karolak Trio. Jazz notes sounded perfectly inside the modern building.

30 October 2015

The traditional annual 15th International Economic Forum ‘UkraineToday: Investment, Business, Responsibility’ to be held in Lviv on 8—9 October 2015.

The key tasks of this Forum are:

  • Presenting the Lviv region as providing a safe environment for conducting business in Ukraine;
  • Invigorating transborder cooperation;
  • Developing new technologies to attract investment;
  • Supporting investors in upcoming sectors;
  • Establishing useful business contacts between manufactures and business players operating in Ukraine and other countries.

Attending this event will be businessmen from Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Austria, and Canada; members of authorities, business associations, and financial agencies; scholars, and delegates from international organisations. A number of discussions on topical issues in investment, up-to-date resource- and energy efficiency, tourism and leisure, and international and transborder cooperation will be held during the Forum.

To take part in the Forum, please remit the attendance fee of EURO 50.00 and complete the Delegate’s Questionnaire (enclosed).

Account No. 26005006022 with the Lviv Branch of Export-Import Bank of Ukraine MFO 325718; SWIFT: EXBSUAUXLVI Through loro acc. 949876710 of the Export-Import Bank of Ukraine with the Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt am Main, D-60262 Frankfurt SWIFT: DEUTDEFF with a note 'For participation in the 15th INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC FORUM'.

 

Invitation

Questionnaire

Programme

On September 17-19 2015, eighth Medical International Trade Fair will be held in Riga, where will be presented exhibitors from eg. the Baltic States, Russia, Germany, Switzerland, etc. The fair is held only once every two years and this is an ideal opportunity to showcase products and services, as well as to familiarize themselves with the Baltic markets and their specificity.

The event is intended for all branches of medicine, and it will take part in the medical industry representatives, manufacturers of equipment, medicines, doctors and business institutions. There will also be workshops and panels on the latest world trends, products and services essential for the medical industry. Representatives of companies, medical institutions, government and business organizations will exchange knowledge and experience.

More information: http://www.bt1.lv/medbaltica/?link=10000000

 

Project "Business in Małopolska - Partnership Network" has been concluded on 31 December 2015. The project was co-financed by the Małopolska Regional Operational Programme 2007-2013, Priority Axis 8 Interregional Cooperation, Measure 8.2 "Building the position of Małopolska in European Cooperation Networks." The aim of the project was to build the position of Małopolska in terms of its economic offer in partner countries and regions by many activities, e.g. establishing a network of economic representative offices. The project was implemented by the Małopolska Regional Development Agency, Małopolska Region, "Victioria" Foundation from Kaliningrad, the Baltic International Academy (BIA) in Riga and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Lviv.
During the project, approx. 300 companies from Małopolska Region received regular information (24 newsletters) about current trade and business opportunities emerging in the markets of Russia, Ukraine and Latvia. Four group visits in Małopolska were organised for foreign companies and institutions. Moreover, the Economic Potential of Małopolska was presented during exhibitions held in partner regions. Despite the tense and unstable geopolitical situation (conflict in Ukraine, Russian embargo, EU sanctions), main objectives of the project were achieved, i.e. representative offices of Małopolska have been opened in partner countries: in Kaliningrad, Riga and Lviv. The representative offices, which are operated by Russian, Latvian and Ukrainian Project Partners, play the informational and promotional role presenting Małopolska region and helping its entrepreneurs interested in cooperation and finding business partners in countries and regions participating in the project.
Polish companies have been provided with information booklets/guides introducing the conditions for business activities in Russia, Latvia and Ukraine. Additionally a survey was carried out on the perception of Małopolska economic offer and the main expectations concerning Polish products and services in various sectors of the market.
Foreign partners of enterprises from Małopolska were provided with a business guide ("Małopolska Business Guide Book") presenting an overview of the most important regulatory information, principles of trade, labour, regional business and the possibility of applying for the EU support, available for entrepreneurs in Małopolska.
To achieve the targets of "Business in Małopolska – Partnership Network" project, a network platform has been created www.malopolskapartnership.pl. This source of information became very popular, which was confirmed by nearly eighteen thousand "visits" on the project website.
During the project, 172 direct business contacts were established concerning trade (export, import), investments and creating new businesses.
The cooperation and transfer of experience between the project leader and project partners resulted in increased knowledge about the market opportunities in countries and regions participating in the project, strong cooperation between business environment institutions and establishing authorized sources of information on business offers in Russia, Latvia, Ukraine and Poland.

Prepared by: CeBiM Team

 

This is the twentieth edition of Baltic Food Industry Event associated with gastronomy and food, the biggest event of its kind in the Baltic countries. You will be able to see the latest trends in the industry, showcase the latest products, possibility of establishing new business relationships. It will be invaluable opportunity to presentation of its own products, but also to get an overview of the economic situation and prospects of the market.

Fair will be held in Riga on 2-5 September 2015. More information: http://www.bt1.lv/bt1/rigafood/?link=10000000