UK-Poland Business, Trade and Investment Forum 2018.

On the 25th May 2018 Business, Trade and Investment (BTI) Forum took place. It is one of the projects which were agreed on during last year’s inter-government consultations in December of 2017. Between Poland and Great Britain. The Ministry of Entrepreneurship and technology and the British Embassy  in Warsaw were the organisers of the Forum.

The Forum gathered the representatives from business, politics and also journalists and trade associations. Its goal was to present the existing areas of co-operation and the presentation of new possibilities. The President of the European Business Club Poland – Janusz Cieślak took part in this event.

President Beata Drzazga, a member of the Management Board of RBC Poland – distinguished!

President Beata Drzazga, a member of the Management Board of RBC Poland – distinguished!

We are pleased to inform that Beata Drzazga – President of BetaMed plc and a member of the Management Board of the European Business Club Poland was distinguished by the following awards:

Polish Women of 100-years – Polish Women have a Voice – awarded by Sebastian Skalski

Manager of the year 2017 of the Silesian Voivodship, 1st place in the category of Medium and Large Companies – awarded by Dziennik Zachodni

TOP Manager 2017 of Silesian Voivodship Prize – awarded by Dziennik Zachodni

2018 Leader in health protection – Effective Management in Healthcare – 2nd place – awarded by the Publisher OSOZ

An outstanding merit for the Regional managerial Community – awarded by Silesian Managers

Leader of Polish Business – awarded by BCC

Family company – awarded by Chamber of Guilds and Small and Medium Enterprises

The Management Board and members of the European Business Club Poland would like to congratulate the President in achieving the award.

The Congress „Poland the Great Project” [ „Polska Wielki Projekt”].

From 17th to 20th of May 2018 an annual congress “Poland the Great Project” was held. The Congress is a civic event which is a meeting of expert and opinion making communities. It is being held since 2011 every time gathering a group of distinguished thinkers, important participants of public life as well as a vast audience participating in the debates. The aim of the Congress is to discuss the strategic development challenges standing before Poland and Europe.

Just like last year Janusz Cieślak – President of the European Business Club Poland was a participant of this year’s edition. He was especially interested in panels concerning the issues of economy and Poland’s role and place in the European Union.

Mateusz Morawiecki, Laureate of the VICTORIA EUROPAE 2017 EUROPEAN VICTORIA became Head of the Council of Ministers.

We are pleased to announce that the Laureate of the European Business Club VICTORIA EUROPAE 2017 EUROPEAN VICTORIA award  Mr. Mateusz Morawiecki was appointed Prime Minister. He also kept his post as Minister of Development and Finance.

The management and members of the European Business Club Poland would like to give Prime Minister sincere congratulations and wish him success in the fulfilment of his function. We also express the conviction that, in his new role, Prime Minister will continue his activity which granted him the VICTORIA EUROPAE 2017 EUROPEAN VICTORY award in appreciation of his extraordinary merits and accomplishments in improving conditions for the growth of the Polish economy and raising its rank internationally. We anticipate fast implementation of measures for the development of small and medium-sized Polish enterprises and facilitation of their functioning as well as simplification, reduction and stabilisation of legislation in this regard.

Mateusz Morawiecki was born on 20th of June 1968 in Wrocław. He is a Polish manager, banker and a politician. On 11th of December 2017 he was appointed Head of the Council of Ministers, Minister of Development and Finances. From September 29, 2016 to December 11, 2017 he was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development and Finance. From November 16, 2015 to September 29, 2016 he held the office of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development. He obtained a degree in History at the University of Wrocław, Business Administration at Warsaw University of Technology and Central Connecticut State University, as well as receiving the MBA degree at the Wrocław Economic Academy. He is also an alumnus of University in Hamburg, University of Basel and Kellog School of Management of the Northwestern University, Evanston in the United States of America.

He began his professional career in 1992, in Cogito company. In the years 1993-1996 he worked for the Wrocław Enter Marketing-Publishing company. In 1995 he did an internship in Deutsche Bundesbank, and worked for University of Frankfurt am Main in the years 1996-1997. He is the co-author of a handbook on European law and economic integration. Between 1998-2001 he was a member of the supervisory boards of the Industry Development Agency and Electric Company Wałbrzych. He also sat in the regional council of Dolnośląskie voivodship during its first term. In 1998 he became Deputy Director of Department of Accession Negotiations in the Committee of European Integration and was a member of the body that negotiated Poland’s accession to the European Union (banking and Finance). Between 1998-2001 he worked in Bank Zachodni – first as an advisor to the Chairman of the Board, then as a Management member and the Executive Director. In June 2001, Mateusz Morawiecki became a member of the Management of Bank Zachodni WBK, and in May 2007 was appointed Chairman of the Board.

In 2013 he was awarded with the Cross of Freedom and Solidarity, in appreciation of his work for the independence and sovereignty of Poland and respecting human rights.

June 23, 2015, for his extraordinary merits in supporting and promoting Polish culture and national heritage, he was awarded with Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restitua.

He is fluent in English and German and speaks Russian.

Due to the action of the European Business Club ‘s member – Grupa Kapitałowa OT Logistics [Capital Group OT Logistics] the river transport of coal is back on the Odra River.


We would like to inform with pleasure that a member of the European Business Club Poland-Grupa Kapitałowa OT Logistics a leading operator of inland sailing in Poland intends to re-open coal transport from Silesian mines to the energy company Kogeneracja Wrocław. This will be the first river transport since few years back of coal on the route Gliwice Port – Wrocław

The River transport of coal is back on the Odra River

Grupa Kapitałowa OT Logistics a leading operator of inland sailing in Poland intends to re-open coal transport from Silesian mines to the energy company Kogeneracja Wrocław. This will be the first river transport since few years back of coal on the route Gliwice Port – Wrocław

The first trial transport to Kogeneracja Wrocław (2 thousand tons of coal) is planned for the mid of July. Barges of OT Logistics will  transport coal to Wrocław from the Gliwice Port. The coal will be delivered from the mine of Sośnica by block trains consisting of 40 carriages of special series Fas. Upon the order of OT Logistics Śląskie Centrum Logistyki [Silesian Centre for Logistics] will deal with the reloading from the carriages to the barges. If the voyage will not encounter any obstacles on the river, OT Logistics is planning to transport to Wrocław 20 thousand tons of coal monthly until the end of the year.


J– The renewal of coal transport on the Odra River can be treated as a symbol of the coming changes in the river navigation. We count on the fact that primarily commercial cruises will be present on the Upper Odra. Silesia needs an inland river connection with the rest of the country. Inland navigation is an indispensible element of the developing intermodal transport and should become a strong third branch of transport beside roads and rail – said Andrzej Klimek, Vice President of the Board and Director of the Inland Navigation Division of OT Logistics. We count on the success of the government plans to open the Odra Waterway as well as restoring the function of transport to the biggest Polish rivers which they fulfilled since medieval times and which has died out in the last decades. Water transport is the most environmentally friendly form of transport which will support an increase in the goods exchange in the country as well as it will allow to relieve the road transport. On its part OT Logistics is ready to support Polish logistics by great increase of the volume of goods transported by rivers – added Andrzej Klimek.

Investments planned by the Ministry of Maritime and Inland Navigation stated in “The Guidelines for development plans of inland water routes in Poland for 2016-2020 with the perspective to 2030” aim at inter alia obtaining international navigation class on the Odra waterway as well as its inclusion into the European waterways network. Additionally by accessing the United Nations AGN convention Poland contracted to adjust main waterways to class IV of navigation.

The transport of coal on the route Gliwice Port – Wrocław will be carried out by three sets of barges led by pushers of the Tur type. The barges have a distance to cover of about 200 km via the Silesian Channel and Odra river. The cruise will go through 27 sluices.


Information about OT Logistics

OT Logistics is a Polish company with over 70 years of experience. Together with capital companies creating the Capital Group OT Logistics it is the biggest port operator in Poland  and on the southern Baltic region as well as the leader in inland water transport-from Kaliningrad in Russia to ports in Germany and Holland. The Group also includes entities specializing in road and rail transport as well as in shipping and logistics. OT Logistics is also the biggest branch shareholder of the maritime port of Luka Rijeka in Croatia. In 2016 the Group had 712.1 million PLN of consolidated revenue from sales and its net profit amounted to 10 million PLN. OT Logistics shares since 2013 are quoted on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

If you would like to obtain more information please contact us.:

Anna Kutrzuba

Director for Corporate Communication of OT Logistics

+ 48 602 708 237

Maciej Szczepaniak

NBS Communications

+48 514 985 845

A member of the European Business Club Poland – Zbigniew Kłos talks about new challenges in banking technologies.

An interview with Zbigniew Kłosa, President of KŁOS NOWOCZESNE TECHNOLOGIE BANKOWE SP. Z O.O. [Kłos New Banking Technolgies Ltd.] for BS BLOG.


The company KŁOS Nowoczesne Technologie Bankowe – many times distinguished for professionalism, high quality of equipment, electronic and mechanical safety devices operates on the Polish and foreign market continuously since 1964. Awarded inter alia with „Zdobywcy Rynku 2014” [Winners of the Market 2014] in the category „the Best service”; „Rzetelna Firma” [Reliable company]; „Perły Gospodarki Polskiej” [The Pearls of Polish Economy]; „Gepard Biznesu 2016”[Cheetah in Business 2016] as well as with a medal for its devices on the IMP Expo in Poznań, they have just become a member of the European Business Club Poland. Today the President and owner of the company – Zbigniew Kłos talks inter alia about new challenges in cooperative banking.


The company Kłos attracts more and more clients. What makes your success?

Zbigniew Kłos: I think it is definitely our tailor made product offer and surely a good opinion which we have on the market. Our clients are not only banks but also companies and private people, corporation clients and Polish institutions. I would like to state that we are a family company with only Polish capital amounting to 6,600,000.00 PLN, therefore respect for tradition in connection with new solutions is very close to us. Maybe this is why more and more Cooperative banks decide to co-operate with us.

Services that Kłos offers are not only production, sales but also maintenance. One can say that you are available for Clients on every level of their needs.

ZK: This is true. I have to admit that I have a very talented team. It is thanks to our constructors and experts in the area of electronic and mechanical safety devices we can offer not only the making of standard and non-standard orders, but also maintenance in the whole of Poland, 24 hours an day (SLA-4h). What is more important we do not only do maintenance for our devices.

This definitely makes you stand out on the market. Especially that new challenges have turned up for Cooperative banking in the form of cash turnover.

ZK: It is true. We always listen very attentively to our clients this is why one can say that our products are the reflection of their needs. For instance, recently we have expanded our offer inter alia with a new multiface model in the S2 class, new multiface model online in class I, online vault with a touch screen or a line or banknote counter and sorter which fulfill the requirements of the Directive of the President of the Polish National Bank  (19/2016).

I have to admit that I am captivated by how your employees speak of you. It is not very often that the boss has so much respect and great liking as you Mr. President!

ZK: I am very flattered. The truth is that I consider this as my biggest success, not the awards or respect in my country or abroad. I come to work with great pleasure and I hope that so do my employees. One can say that our ambiance and values are similar to the ones in Cooperative banks – person is the most important to us.

More about KŁOS Nowoczesne Technologie Bankowe:

• Multifaces
• counter of the volume and value
• coins sorters
• safes, cabinet safes, safety vaults, document cabinets, weapon safes, transfer wardrobe

• Electronic and mechanical Weight vaults
• cash dispensers (ATM)
• electronic, vault and order locks,
• mechanical and electronic locks DORMAKABA AG in the A, B, C i D class
• Protection door including fireproof and bulletproof
•Central management system for multifaces
• Frontier System (comprehensive solutions for closing and opening of premises together with full monitoring of incidents as well as remote management of access authorities)

• as well as other non-standard orders

24h/7, in the whole of Poland, for devices of most producers on the market. It covers:

  • emergency opening of safes, tills, vaults and safe deposit boxes, etc.
    • comprehensive maintenance of devices and periodic maintenance
    • maintenance of lock and security vault systems
    •maintenance of devices for cash processing
    • re-makes of locks, key cutting, etc.
    • changes in the arrangement of combination and electronic locks
    • current repairs and combating any emergencies
    • activating vault lock and safety devices
    • repairs and reactivation of safe deposit boxes control system
    • maintenance and modernization of key policy in bank premises (Axessor system)
    •Trainings on handling the devices; any consultancy in the above mentioned areas as well as other non-standard services

We are distinguished by:

  • Qualified experts in the area of electronic and mechanical devices
    • Maintenance of devices (not only the company’s) in the whole of Poland with 40 highly specialized technicians employed full-time on work agreement as well as emergency Network of authorized subcontractors.
  • SLA – reaction time amounts to 4 hours
    • Proclient strategy wchich enables the realization of non-standard orders
  • agreements in the form of monthly subscription

We welcome you to co-operate with us!
+48 (22) 722 86 90;;; ;;




President of the EBC Poland is the member of the Honorary Committee of the Scientific Conference in the University of Euroregional Economy.


On the 24th of May 2017 at the Alcide De Gasperi University of Euroregional Economy a scientific conference “Management in XXI century. Human resources in the future organization” took place. In the Honorary Committee chaired by prof. Halina Czubasiewicz from the University of Gdańsk Mr. Janusz Cieślak – the President of the European Business Club Poland took part.

Management is a faculty which imposes responsibility and requires creation as well as promotion of a person in the organisation as the top value. Dynamic changes which occur in Poland as well as in the world exert constant development which cannot be based on patterns. The aim of the Conference was a trial to answer the questions: what should be taught in the field of management?, what would the organizations of the future look like?, what employees will intelligent organizations need? and to diagnose mutual relations in developing structures in organizations of the future.

The programme of the Conference consisted of two panels:

  1. Corporate Social Responsibility. Managing an organization. The nature of Communications in organisations.
  2. The meaning of innovation of enterprises. Human Resources Management. The role of negotiations on the competitive market.

The President of the EBC Poland-Janusz Cieślak took part in both of the panels sharing both his knowledge and experience.




Poland and Singapore Economic Forum.

On the 22nd of May 2017 a Poland Singapore Economic Forum was held with the participation of the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda and the President of Singapore Tony Tan. An occasion to organise this Forum was the first visit in history of the President of Singapore – Tony Tan in Poland. He was accompanied by a delegation of entrepreneurs from Singapore. Polish entrepreneurs who were interested in co-operating with Singapore also had a chance to meet the participants of the delegation from Singapore B2B. The organizers of the Forum were: Polska Agencja Inwestycji i Handlu SA [Polish Investemnt and Trade Agency] and Singapore Business Federation. The participants of the Forum form the European Business Club Poland were Janusz Cieślak-the President of EBC Poland and members, entrepreneurs – Anna Kosik (K@K Nieruchomości) [K@K Property] and Tadeusz Kurek (NTT SYSTEM).

Singapore is a country of the highest population density in the world. However when looking at its economic development and wealth of its inhabitants only Japan is better. Over two third of Singapore’s national income derives from the service industry. This small country is also an example of success of a multiethnic, multilingual and multicultural society.

Representatives of the EBC Poland at the opening ceremony of the China Construction Bank (Europe) S.A. Branch in Poland.

On the 22 nd of May 2017 the represenbtaives of the European Business Club Poland: Janusz Cieślak – the President, Krzysztof Walendziewski – member of the management Board and Łukasz Grzelec – acting as the Director of the Press Office took part in the inauguration of the beginning of operating of the China Construction Bank (Europe) S.A. Branch in Poland. The event took place in the Ballroom of Hotel Sofitel Victoria.

China Construction Bank Corporation with head office in Beijing had been established in 1954 (formerly known as China Construction Bank) is a leading, big commercial bank in the People’s Republic of China. By the end of 2016 the capitalization of the Bank amounted to 192.626 million USD. This allowed for a fifth place among banks listed on the stock exchange. The Bank has 14,985 branches and departments in continental China and and supports branches and departments of the commercial bank in 29 countries and regions with 251 foreign institutions at all levels.

China Construction Bank (Europe) S.A. Branch in Poland is the first branch of China Construction Bank in Central and Eastern Europe. The decision to open the branch of the Bank in Poland was lead by a constant development of economic and trade co-operation between China and Central and Eastern Europe. The Branch will fully contribute to the brand, resources and global communication network ensuring the clients from China, Poland and Central and Eastern Europe high quality of financial services.


Janusz Cieślak, President of EBC Poland and  Shouming Jiao, Director General of China Construction Bank (Europe) Branch in Poland.

Ninth edition of the European Economic Congress in Katowice 10-12 May 2017.

The IX edition of the European Economic Congress  has ended in Katowice. It is the biggest economic event in our part of Europe. For three days the attention of politicians and business people was focused on Silesia and the International Congress Centre in Katowice. 132 session, 700 speakers, over 9 thousand participants including 660 media representatives those are the numbers picturing the scale of the event.

The representatives of Polish government , EU administration , national and European parliament, ministers and deputy prime misters from Europe and the world as well as presidents of the biggest companies, experts and leaders of opinion took part in the EEC 2017. The European Business Club Poland  was represented by Janusz Cieślak-the President. The topics that were discussed were the future of the European Union, unstable situation in the world, deep changes in the economy, industry, trade and the dynamic development of technology. All that within the perspective of companies and people who create them.

The opening session “Other Europe in the other world” with the participation of former prime minsters of Poland, Czech republic, Slovakia and Lithuania, Jerzy Buzek, Jan Fischer, Mikulas Dzurinda and Andrius Kubilius, Konrad Szymański, secretary of state for EU affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was to answer the question about a new vision of Europe in the context of the latest political changes tilting the Old Continent in the direction of populism and isolationism.

The economic landscape after Brexit, the probability of other decentralizing movements inside of the European Union or the realization of the two speed Europe these are according to the participants’ diagnosis few of the most important challenges with which Poland and Europe will have to cope with.

The politicians also tried to answer the question what does the Central and Eastern European region needs in order to effectively make up for the distance between us and the developed Western countries.

The Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki who participated in the IX European Economic Congress admitted that Upper Silesia is a the “technological heart of Poland”. It is here, according to the Minister of Development, that entrepreneurs see a particular sense of investment in innovative solutions. He emphasized that the participants of the Congress know that a good time for investments is coming.

At the same time the European Start-up Days took place in Spodek Sports and Entertainment Area and were visited by over 2.5 thousand people. The EEC-Leaders of Tomorrow also had its continuation and was very common among students.


European Business Club Poland was the honorary patron of the VII edition of the „ Professionalists for Professionalists.”

We are pleased to inform you that European Business Club Poland took the honorary patronage over the meeting „ Professionalists for Professionalists” which will take place from 9th to 10th of June 2017 at the Faculty of Wood Technology at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (ul. Nowoursynowska 159).

Furniture industry is a dynamically developing area of Polish economy. Polish furniture are a valued product on the European markets both for its quality and good price.

In order to keep the 4th highest place in the ranking of countries exporting furniture it should be remembered how important the aspect of improvement of companies is both in the production area and technological or management.

„ Professionalists for Professionalists” are cyclical meetings of entrepreneurs of the furniture industry organized by TopSolution with its partners. They enable the participation in free works hops, discussion panels Or give the possibility to meet with specialists not only from the area of one’s operations.

This year’s eight edition will take place for the first time at the Faculty of Wood Technology at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. From 9th to 10th June 2017 the participants will  be able to go on a certified training with TopSolid, get to know how to obtain finances for their current operations as well as  for the development of their companies thanks to the new Sector Programme WoodIn, EU funding (a consultancy point is planned), get to know new, interesting solutions in the area of latest wooden materials used in the furniture industry or how to protect industrial ownership.

Those are only a few of the variety of topic offers at the VIII edition of the„ Professionalists for Professionalists”.



IV Annual Board Meeting of the European Business Club Poland.

The IV Annual Board Meeting of members of the European Business Club Poland took place on the 14th of December 2016. The meeting was held at the conference room in Hotel “Czarny Kot – My Warsaw Residence” in Warsaw.

After having done statutory activities Mr Janusz Cieślak – the President of the Board handed membership cards to new members of the Association.

Following the above and according to the Agenda the following documents were presented:

  1. Report on the activities of the Association for 2016 together with the report of the Board’s activities presented by the President – Janusz Cieślak,
  2. Financial Report together with the Report on the activities of the Audit Commission presented by the Chairman – Anna Kosik.

In its Report the Audit Commission highly marked the Board’s work and emphasized the unique role of Janusz Cieślak – President of the Association in the gained success.

The evaluation presented by the Chairman – Anna Kosik was met by great approval of the meeting’s participants.

 The IV Annual Board Meeting unanimously in the form of resolutions approved the presented reports granting a vote of confidence to the Board as well as the Audit Commission.

Meeting with the entrepreneurs in Kobyłka.

On the 1st of December 2016 the President of the European Business Club Poland – Janusz Cieślak  and the Director of the Board’s Office – Janusz Janicki took part in a meeting with entrepreneurs from Kobyłka. The meeting was organized by the Meer of the town – Robert Roguski and the Head of the Town Council – Ewa Jaźwińska on the following topics: presentation of the current investments in the Town of Kobyłka, results of the diagnosis of the Warsaw Functional Area in potential export and changes in the offers of the Unemployment Office in Wołomin. In his speech the President – Janusz Cieślak presented information on the activities of the European Business Club Poland and invited the gathered entrepreneurs to co-operation. In the second part of the meeting the representatives of the European Business Club took part in individual business talks with the entrepreneurs.

European Business Club Poland supports the Constitution for Business.

The European Business Club Poland in a very positive manner opinionates the proposals for change in assumptions made in the Vice Prime Minister’s (Mateusz Morawiecki) Constitution for Business. Any solutions that facilitate activities of Polish entrepreneurs are always welcomed and can count on our support. From the moment our Association was established we stated many times that various legal barriers and an array of unclear and sometimes contradicting legal provisions are an immense barrier in the development of the Polish economy. It appears that our voice has been heard.

Without a doubt The Constitution for Business is a long awaited  document by entrepreneurs. It is very lengthy therefore here we would like to draw your attention only to a few of its aspects.

With particular satisfaction we welcome the announcement to create a spokesman for entrepreneurs. This demand has been raised by the European Business Club Poland already in 2013 and was specified in the bill’s draft written by the lawyer Wojciech Błaszczak, who was then a member of the Board of the Association. Despite introducing the document to representatives of Parliamentary Clubs at that time it was only supported by one political party. Now it has a chance to come into force which we hope will happen.

 For entrepreneurs one of the most fundamental aspects is transparency of law and interpretation of legal provisions and therefore the stability of law. Stability of law is the first ally of an entrepreneur and allows for making key decisions both in current activities as well as in forming strategies and company development. Stability of law also brings measurable effects for entrepreneurs for instance by reducing costs for legal services and also costs of lengthy court proceedings.

Mentioning the famous so called “Wilczek Bill” according to which what is not prohibited is allowed we take as a step in the right direction. This rule is connected with the above mentioned stability of law. Similarly we look at the proposal to introduce the rule of “Institutions’ silent agreement” or interpreting unclear situations on favour of the entrepreneur, and not how it has been until now – exactly the opposite.

In an optimistic way we look at the proposal of penalties used by the Institutions which will be adequate to the wrongdoing. It definitely builds a sense of justice and creates good positive relationships between the state and entrepreneurs. We also hope that this will liquidate commonly occurring cases when for little wrongdoings (i.e. a mistake in the invoice in the amount of few groszy) a penalty was imposed which was many times higher than possible losses of the state treasury and disproportionally high to the mistake made.

It is also import to create a common committee of the parliament and entrepreneurs as a constant discussion forum between the ministries and representative of entrepreneurs. It will be responsible inter alia for giving opinions on legal acts important for economic activity and coming up to common solutions. The European Business Club Poland supports the suggestion of prof. Elżbieta Mączyńska – President of the Polish Economic Society to expand this committee by representatives of non-government institutions.

However, the most important from our point of view is the emphasis on building partnerships between the state and entrepreneurs based on mutual trust and “friendly neutrality”. Upon the assumptions made in the Constitution for Business one can draw conclusions that there is a change in perceiving entrepreneurs  – finally it was understood that they are a solid base for building wealth and development of Polish society.

The European Business Club Poland wishes the Vice Prime Minister – Mateusz Marawiecki determination and success in implementing the proposed changes as quickly as possible especially due to the fact that they are needed “for yesterday”. It has to be emphasized that the idea of the Constitution for Business is noble, however its realization in practical terms will be the most important i.e. the introduced drafts of legal acts deriving from the Constitution.

Konstytucja dla biznesu.

European Business Club Poland Award Ceremony.


For the second time now, during an official award ceremony, the European Business Club Poland will honour individuals and companies which have made significant contributions to the development of entrepreneurship, economy, local government bodies or autonomous activity, science, culture and sports in Poland and achieved success on the European and global scale.

 The Jury of the European Business Club Poland Awards, comprised of great representatives of the business, scientific and sports community, led by Prof. Elżbieta Mączyńska, Ph.D., President of the Polish Economic Society, member of the National Development Council and the Institute of Economics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, presented awards in the following categories:

 The Main Prize, VICTORIA EUROPAE (European Victoria), awarded to natural persons, companies, institutions, social organisations, initiatives and enterprises with significant contributions to raising the status of Poland on the international arena

 plus awards in five equal categories:

 ENTREPRENEUR MAGNUS (Extraordinary Entrepreneur) awarded for extraordinary achievements and contributions to the economy

BENE MERITUS (Highly Distinguished) awarded for special achievements in particular areas

 SIGNUM TEMPORIS (Sign of the Times) awarded for innovative solutions as well as achievements supporting European integration and the development of civil society

PRO FUTURO (For the Future) awarded for contributions supporting the development of entrepreneurship, economy, science, culture and sports

 PRO PUBLICO BONO (For Social Activity) awarded for special achievements in the area of social activity.

 All awards are honorary.

 We are pleased to announce that the honorary patronage over the ceremony is held by the Polish Chamber of Commerce, Polish Economic Society, Employers of Poland, Polish Agency for Enterprise Development and Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency.

The media partners include Polsat News, Polish Market economic journal, Miesięcznik Gospodarczy Nowy Przemysł [New Industry Monthly], website, Eurogospodarka journal [Euroeconomy], WhyStory journal and Europerspektywy [Europerspectives] bimonthly journal.

 The European Business Club Poland Awards Ceremony will take place on 24 September 2016 at Królewski Theatre in Łazienki Park, in Warsaw, which holds a very symbolic and important place in the Polish history. The Łazienki Park palace complex served as the summer residence of the last Polish King Stanisław August. Today, its beauty and splendour attracts both Warsaw residents and crowds of tourists. Its rich architecture and art offer superb aesthetic experiences. It all makes the Łazienki Park in Warsaw one of the most prestigious meeting places for business, culture and art.

The official gala will be hosted by journalist Przemysław Talkowski, last year’s winner of the BENE MERITUS (Highly Distinguished) award.

The guests will be welcomed by The Warsaw Dixielanders band. During the artistic part of the event, the participants and guests will enjoy the performance Zespół Pieśni i Tańca Śląsk im. Stanisława Hadyny [Polish National Song and Dance Ensemble “Śląsk” in memory of Stanisław Hadyna].

More information on the activities of the European Business Club Poland and the last year’s European Business Club Poland Award Ceremony can be found on the Club’s website Please, visit us there.