The EBC Poland Awards Gala coming soon!

 

For the fifth time in European Business Club Poland history, the EBC Poland will honor people and companies that have contributed in a special way to the development of entrepreneurship, economy, science, culture and sport in Poland, and who have achieved European and global success. The goal is to build the prestige and high position of the business environment in Poland and promote business initiatives, entrepreneurs, companies, institutions, organizations and social activities. The Chairperson of the award jury is Ph. D. Elżbieta Mączyńska, President of the Polish Economic Society, Member of the National Development Council. All laureates, especially in the light of the justification of the awards, are the best example of the successful professional but also social issues activity; their actions for local or industry communities are a role model activity, worth making it known also to the public. The event will gather guests from whole Poland and from abroad, including entrepreneurs, diplomats accredited in Poland, MPs and senators as well as representatives of the world of culture, sport and the media.

This year’s Gala is being held under the honorary patronage of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. As in the previous year, the event has been included in the list of projects implemented as part of the Centenary of Regaining Independence and the reconstruction of Polish statehood celebration, and it uses the visual identity of the “Independent” Multiannual Program.

The awards of the European Business Club Poland are honorary and will be presented in six categories:

Main Award VICTORIA EUROPAE 2019 EUROPEAN VICTORIA, awarded to natural persons, companies, institutions, social organizations, initiatives and undertakings that have significantly contributed to raising Poland’s prestige in the international arena

as well as prizes in five equivalent categories:

ENTREPRENEUR MAGNUS 2019 A GREAT ENTREPRENEUR awarded for outstanding economic achievements and merits;

BENE MERITUS 2019 WELL DERIVED for special achievements in the represented field;

SIGNUM TEMPORIS 2019 SIGN OF THE TIME awarded for cultivating traditions, innovative activities and services in the field of promoting European integration and the development of civil society;

PRO FUTURO 2019 FOR THE FUTURE awarded for merits in supporting the development of entrepreneurship, economy, science, culture and sport;

PRO PUBLICO BONO 2019 FOR SOCIAL ISSUES ACTIVITY awarded for outstanding achievements in social issues activity.

The European Business Club Poland approaches business issues holistically. It recognizes the importance of all the spheres of social life that are significant for the development of entrepreneurship: culture, science, sport, media and the whole environment. Such comprehensiveness means synergy of business activity with other fields, as a result of which there is a comprehensive development of society, humanitarianism and improvement of the standard of living, and this is what the development of entrepreneurship is intended for. The Association adheres to its principles and the system of values and ideals, which are: culture, ethos, morality, ethics and social solidarity. The European Business Club Poland awards are the impersonation of these values.

Among the Honorary Patrons there are also: the Ministry of Development, the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation, Polish Investment and Trade Agency, Polish Chamber of Commerce, Polish Agency for Enterprise Development, Polish Economic Society, Employers of Poland, Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers.

The Main Partner of the event is the Industrial Development Agenc.y

The Strategic Partner is Port of Gdynia.

The partner is the Royal Castle in Warsaw.

The exclusive television patronage – TVP INFO.

The media patrons are: Polish Market economic magazine, Europerspektywy quarterly, Why Story monthly, Ambasador magazine and Świat Elit magazine.

Traditionally, the Gala will be hosted by the editor Przemysław Talkowski, winner of the BENE MERITUS 2015 AWARD.

The artistic program includes: Polish dances performed by the Warsaw Song and Dance Ensemble Warsaw University „Warszawianka”,  winner of the PRO FUTURO 2017 FOR THE FUTURE award, mini recitals performed by the lyrical tenor Chaoran Zuo and Mateusz Mijal.

The Gala will be concluded with the celebration at the Kubicki Arcades during which the Materialize bicycle will be presented; the bicycle is the winner of the main prize at the world custom bike exhibition in Las Vegas and it will be presented by Adam Zdanowicz, the creator of the MAD Bicycles start-up winner of the SIGNUM TEMPORIS 2016 SIGN TIME award.

EBC Poland representatives as guests on Christmas Eve for Veterans at the Polish Camp in London.

On December 19, 2019, representatives of the European Business Club Poland: Krzysztof Walendziewski, Vice President and Bożena Banasik – Cieślak, advisor to the Management Board were guests on Christmas Eve for Veterans organized at the Polish Camp in London by the British Poles Portal and the European Freedom Forum. The Christmas Eve meeting for veterans and veterans of the Polish armed forces living in Great Britain was to celebrate their heroism and integrate the Polish community.

Ms.Bożena Banasik – Cieślak, adviser to the Management Board and Mr. Krzysztof Walendziewski, Vice President of EKB Polska with Colonel Otton Hulacki

Among the guests, there were also members of the Carpathian Rifle Brigade, representative of the 1st Armored Division commanded by General Stanisław Maczek, a pilot from 300 Squadron, representatives of the Home Army, and refugees from the Holocaust extermination.

One of the most important moments of the ceremony was the handing the promotion to the rank of second lieutenant granted by the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda to the wounded in the battle of Ancona, 95-year-old Antoni Grudni, a soldier of the 2nd Corps of General Anders; it was handed by the military attaché Colonel Artur Miśkiewicz. It was very touching moment, because none of the gathered – including the person concerned – knew about the officer’s nomination. Furthermore, there were even more emotional moments: Colonel Otton Hulacki had turned 98 six days before and everyone present at the event stood up and sang “200 years” (Polish version of Happy Birthday) loudly and in a very respectful manner. The birthday person, who had come all the way from Isle of Wight, was very moved.

The youngest veteran at the event was 87 years old, and the oldest veteran is just 98 years old. For them, such celebrations are a unique opportunity to meet with friends, often from the same unit (for example, Otton Hulacki was together with Antoni Grudzień in the 2nd Polish Corps of General Władysław Anders, and he has known bombardier Jan Stangrycko for over 70 years).

Military Attaché Colonel Artur Miśkiewicz hands the promotion to the rank of second lieutenant to  Antoni Grudzien.

The evening was concluded with a theatre performance titled  “Artists on the Trail” by the Comedy Theatre, which came all the way from Cracow to London. Also, the band sang “Czerwone Maki na Monte Cassino” and bunches of Lviv, veteran songs with special dedication to  the soldiers of General Władysław Anders unit (at least half of whom were born or raised in Lviv).

It was a beautiful evening. In addition to the official ceremonies, EBC Poland representatives had a number of talks not only about our history, but also about the possibilities of developing business cooperation. They also invited their interlocutors to the Gala awards ceremony, which will take place on February 1, 2020 at the Royal Castle in Warsaw. Leaving the hospitable Polish Center and saying goodbye to the organizers of Christmas Eve, they thanked for the invitation and congratulated for a successful patriotic meeting, that united different generations of Poles living in Great Britain.

A theatre performance titled “Artists on the Trail”.

PAIH Business Forum 2019 – meeting of the SME sector and its partners – PAIH experts, representatives of regions and development institutions

On October 9 this year there was a BUSINESS FORUM organized by the Polish Investment and Trade Agency SA. The event was addressed to Polish entrepreneurs, with particular attention to small and medium active exporters interested in exporting their products and services as well as planning and implementing foreign investments. The program concept included a broad formula of substantive activities that provide a full service process for the entrepreneur in the areas of export and investment. The added value was the possibility of direct contact of Forum participants with representatives of PAIH Foreign Trade Offices, thus enabling the strengthening of relationships on individual markets with a wide geographical coverage.

Less than 20% of Polish companies operate on a European scale, and 14% – worldwide. Furthermore, as many as half of those doing business on the Old Continent are thinking of becoming one of the global players. Export and investment abroad is a challenge especially for micro, small and medium enterprises. PAIH Business Forum 2019 is an opportunity to establish cooperation with a stable and trusted partner who will facilitate their establishment.

Janusz Cieślak, President of EKB Polska at PAIH BUSINESS FORUM

The European Business Club Poland was represented by President Janusz Cieślak, who took part in the inauguration of the Forum and a number of panel sessions, including:

  • Presentation of the PAIH offer
  • PAIH export offer.
  • Southeast Asia and Australia.
  • Discover still undiscovered – United Kingdom.
  • Eurasian Economic Union.
  • Asia.

and held a series of B2B meetings in Foreign Trade Offices in United Kingdom, Mongolia, Singapore, Italy, China, India and South Korea.

Grażyna Ciurzyńska, President of PAIH and Janusz Cieślak, President of EKB Polska

During the Forum, it was emphasized that exports are one of the main engines of our economy and constitute over 50 percent of GDP – according to Eurostat data. Last year, the Polish economy broke the record – we exported goods for EUR 231 billion. Companies focus mainly on the European market, where goes 80 percent of  our products. Poland is the 25th largest global exporter, but still relatively few companies export their products, because only about 17,000.

Speech by Grażyna Ciurzyńska, President of PAIH

“We want to encourage Polish entrepreneurs, mainly small and medium ones, to reach out to foreign markets. Not only to large ones, such as Canada and the United States, but to prospective markets, which we may be afraid of today” says Grażyna Ciurzyńska, head of PAIH.

In a letter to several thousand participants of PAIH Business Forum, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki emphasized that relying on the domestic market is not enough for economic development. “For two years, through PAIH, Polish entrepreneurs found contractors and signed several hundred contracts in China, South Korea, Australia, Kenya, Argentina, Canada, Russia, not to mention the countries of the European Union” – noted the head of government.

The Prime Minister reminded that Poland is also open to foreign investors, for example by the launching of the Polish investment zone. From September 2018, the declared value of the launched projects exceeded PLN 18 billion. “World-wide companies such as Toyota, Daimler, LG, Lufthansa, has launched their projects in Poland” wrote the Prime Minister.

Congress 590 in Jasionka – discussions on the future of the economy. #IChoose590 means I choose Polish products!

President Janusz Cieślak

The Congress 590 was held on October 7-8, 2019. The event, that was organized for the fourth time, was attended by many representatives of the world of politics, business, culture, science and non-governmental organizations. The European Business Club Poland was represented by its President Janusz Cieślak.

Congress 590 is one of the most important economic events in Poland. As the organizers emphasize, the meeting is a unique forum for exchanging experiences, ideas and contacts. How to consolidate development trends driving the Polish economy? Can you follow your own path during the great struggles of economic power? How must the whole country change so that it can grow business? – these are just some of the questions that the participants of the 4th edition of the Congress were looking for answers. The event is patronized by the most important state institutions, including the President of the Republic of Poland and the Prime Minister.

Several thousand participants not only from Poland but also from abroad came to the Exhibition and Congress Center of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship in Jasionka near Rzeszów. The opening ceremony took place on Monday. The Congress was inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda, who on the first day of the Congress delivered an inaugural speech and presented the Economic Awards of the President of the Republic of Poland to the best Polish companies.

Andrzej Duda, the President of the Republic of Poland

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki also took part in Congress 590 and inaugurated the second day of the event. Entrepreneurs expect state support in the promotion of Polish industry and export. A strong economy is not low labor costs, but efficient institutions, stable public finances and effective economic policy, which we are consistently implementing – said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki

Traditionally, there were many very interesting guests from around the world in Jasionka. This year they were, among others prof. Bent Flyvbjerg – Better Megaproject Managementgen and Robert Enslin President, Global Customer Operations, Google Cloud – Digital transformation with Google Cloud, who delivered keynote speech.

In addition to participating in the inauguration of the Congress and listening to the keynote speech, the most important panels attended by President Janusz Cieślak were:

  • Fund has its nationality. How to support Polish companies abroad /
  • Development map 2.0. What will determine the growth of the Polish economy in the coming years?
  • Practical aspects of cooperation with China.
  • Polish foreign investments – how to help entrepreneurs in expansion.
  • Polish contribution to the success of global brands.
  • Polish banks – technology leaders.
  • The Business Constitution and its impact on the freedom of doing business.
  • Poland and the World: a new dimension in partnership and trade during global change.
  • Poland against the background of Europe – our contribution to the functioning of the European Union.
  • Modern fiscal policy and business expectations.
President Janusz Cieślak during the speach of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki

Plenary session – I Choose 590 – took place for the second time. This is part of the Educational Campaign #IChoose590, which aims to persuade Polish consumers to consciously choose Polish products. Any shift of purchases by 1% from the group of goods and services purchased, produced abroad by a non-Polish company to the group of goods and services produced in the country by a Polish company would mean an additional PLN 6.6 billion remaining in Poland, according to a report prepared by Grant Thornton for campaign #IChoose590. “We simulated the impact of changing consumer habits on building domestic savings. It turns out that each shift of purchases by 1% from Group 4 [foreign company, production abroad] to Group 1 [Polish company, production in Poland] would mean an additional almost PLN 6.6 billion remaining in Poland, which would increase the investment potential of companies and public sector and increased the purchasing capacity of Polish consumers, ” states a report presented at Congress 590.

The two-day event provided a number of conclusions and practical solutions. Jasionka is becoming an important place of dialogue for many communities about the economic future of our country.

The President of EKB Polska Janusz Cieślak awarded the title of “21st Century Leader!

The Leader of Vocation Program, fourth final edition by the Why Story Magazine, was held at the University of Rzeszów on September 26, 2019.The two-day Congress was started by the International Conference, followed by the presentation of the “Leader of Vocation” awards, and ended by the Business Speed Dating at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Beata Sekuła, editor-in-chief of Why Story Magazine

The theme of the Congress is “From passion to real success” – Traits (innate and acquired), the role and situation of a modern Leader: mentor, social worker, artist, athlete, motivator or efficiently managing an enterprise, institution – an efficient economist.

The International Conference, which in addition to Polish entrepreneurs and scientists was attended by guests from Japan, consisted of the following discussion panels:

  1. How to effectively and passionally manage your own company, often times a family, innovative, supportive team (value system, positive energy, cooperation with the team, intuition, setting boundaries, sustainable development). Care for the quality of services, products in order to gain and develop cooperation with clients, challenges. Modern or traditional type of leader?
  2. Social leader and in local government, in the media, management of art, sport, science and medicine. Altruists, artists, athletes, scientists and doctors / therapists who, thanks to their own passions and commitment, achieve success in managing the group and team results.
  3. Modern or traditional type of leader. Management of an innovative company / institution supporting the team (positive energy, international cooperation with the team, intuition, setting boundaries, balance, coaching); elements of turquoise management and Leaders of the 21st century. Is a leader born or becomes a leader? Is there a recipe for effective management? His/her value system and impact on society. What are the roles of the leader and what predispositions and competences are conducive to fulfilling them? Tips for leaders at the beginning of the road.

The European Business Club Poland was represented by President Janusz Cieślak, who took part in panel three. In his speech he discussed the role of the leader and the qualities that the leader of the 21st century should fulfill in order to achieve success. This panel was also attended by: Karolina Hudowicz – member of the board of International Coach Federation Poland, Tomasz Kądziołka – president of the Olsztyn-Mazury airport, prof. dr hab. Wawrzyniec Konarski – rector of the Academy of Finance and Business Vistula in Warsaw, Olga Wilińska – IBI.pl, Agnieszka Myślak – director Mary Mary, Izabela Maruszewska – president of the Human Sensor Foundation, prof. dr Sylwester Czopek – rector of the University of Rzeszów, dr Iwona Sosnowska-Wieczorek – president of the In Corpore Foundation and Rehabilitation Center (Katowice, Częstochowa, Dąbrowa Górnicza, Gdańsk), Tadeusz Donocik – honorary president of the Regional Chamber of Commerce in Katowice, Anna Kozińska – a recognized trainer , long-term HR director in many corporations and banks, employee of SGH, president of the Leaders’ Association, dr Ewa Piacentile – vice president of the Polish-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida and the Americas, President of the International Institute of Polish Culture in Padua, vice president of the Union of Polish-Italian Associations and dr Andrzej Mochoń , President of Targi Kielce, Ewa Krawczyk – president of the Help Other Foundation and the Poles for Disabled Project.

Speech by Janusz Cieślak, President of EKB Polska during the panel

Then the titles of the “Leader by vocation” Program were awarded. Janusz Cieślak, President of the European Business Club Poland was honored with the most prestigious title –  „21st Century Leader”.

Editor Beata Sekuła and President Janusz Cieślak

Tadeusz Ferenc – mayor of Rzeszów, Jerzy Karwowski – president of the board of the Complex Rehabilitation Center Konstancin also received this title. Anna Dymna – an outstanding theater and film actress, founder and president of the „Mimo Wszystko” Foundation, Tadeusz Donocik – Honorary President of the Regional Chamber of Commerce in Katowice and Iwona Sosnowska-Wieczorek, president of the Foundation and the Center for Diagnostics and Rehabilitation In Corpore.

Editor Beata Sekuła with the “21st Century Leader” winners

Titles were also awarded in the following categories:

  • Leader of local and regional development – a distinction intended for city and commune hosts;
  • A social leader whose work and commitment is often dedicated to socially excluded people or children with disabilities;
  • Leader in culture and art;
  • Leader in sport;
  • Leader in science and education;
  • Business and management.
The winners

We would like to congratulate the President of the European Business Club Poland Janusz Cieślak and all the winners!

During the International Congress the Leader by Vocation, there was an exhibition of paintings by Elżbieta Murawska, painter and illustrator, eg. of the Grimms’ Fairy Tales.

The conference part ended with an artistic performance of Karo Glazer, vocalist, composer, music producer and business woman in one person. Karo is considered to be one of the most original jazz artists in recent years in Europe. She has a four-octave vocal range, which allows her to perform songs in almost every style, from jazz and pop to classical music or even hip hop. Because of her  extraordinary energy, she even has a nickname “Lady Dynamite”. The conference was also graced by the performance of the folk and pop group “Dukat” from Leśna near Żywiec.

Performance by Karolina Glazer (Karo)

 

 

 

 

Business Forum Poland – Mongolia and trade talks in China.

Janusz Cieślak, President of the European Business Club Poland has visited Ulaanbaatar and Beijing for business purposes from July 8 to July 17, 2019.

President of EBC Poland took part in the Poland-Mongolia Business Forum at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The forum was organized by the Polish Investment and Trade Agency JSC (Polska Agencja Inwestycji i Handlu S.A./PAIH) in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and took place on July 9 this year at the Best Western Hotel – Tuushin in the center of Ulaanbaatar. The event was addressed to companies interested in development of trade and the implementation of investment projects in Mongolia as well as it was aimed to create a space for establishing contacts between entities from Poland and Mongolia, and thus building business ties between the two countries.

Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maciej Lang speaking at the Poland-Mongolia Business Forum

There were over 150 people participants of the event – representatives of Polish and Mongolian enterprises representing the following sectors: food, construction (including mining equipment), automotive, medical and electrical as well as institutions (including representatives of the Mongolian Chamber of Commerce) and governments of both countries. The Forum was opened by the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Mongolia, Krzysztof Bojko and the Vice President of PAIH, PhD Krzysztof Senger.

Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Mongolia Krzysztof Bojko opens the Poland-Mongolia Business Forum.

Maciej Lang, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Security, Asian Policy, American Policy, and African and Middle Eastern policy has also met with the participants of the Forum. The main reason for Minister Lang’s visit to Mongolia was the finalization of the Polish government loan for Mongolia. The loan is intended for the modernization of activities in the field of agriculture, infrastructure, education and environmental protection. The funds are to be used to finance the supply of Polish goods and services to Mongolia. The loan is worth 50 million EUR. Both government parties as well as Forum participants did express and emphasize a hope concerning the potential impact of credit on the development of economic cooperation between the two countries. The Mongolian side was represented by Deputy Finance Minister Bulgantuya Khurelbaatar.

The forum was divided into two parts – a conference part and B2B meetings between representatives of enterprises from both countries.

Speeches delivered by the participants of the first part of the Forum focused mainly on investment issues in the context of the general economic situation of both countries and mutual legislative support and financial tools offered for the development of economic cooperation – both by commercial and state entities. In this part of the Forum, President Janusz Cieślak presented information on the activities of the European Business Club Poland and invited Mongolian companies to cooperate. Representatives of the Mongolian side underlined the potential of Mongolia and its interest in cooperating with Poland. It is, among others, a result of the fact that according to Mongolian sources about 3 thousand residents of Ulaanbaatar studied in Poland and knows our language.

President of EBC Poland giving a speech at the Poland-Mongolia Business Forum

In the second part of the Forum, President Janusz Cieślak had a number of very interesting meetings with Mongolian entrepreneurs from the commercial, agri-food, mining and wood industries.

In parallel with the Business Forum Poland – Mongolia, the Foreign Trade Office of PAIH had its official opening in Ulaanbaatar. The Mongolian branch of PAIH, which has been operating for six months already, is actively involved in promoting and supporting the economic presence of Poland in Mongolia. Also, the University of Warsaw and the State University of Mongolia has signed a mutual cooperation agreement.

Furthermore, There was a ceremony of handing over to National Emergency Agency of Mongolia (NEMA) 15 vehicles (13 fire trucks and two command vehicles) produced by the Polish company Stolarczyk Fire Technology under the Polish-Mongolian linked loan. Thanking the Polish side for the successful fulfillment of the contract, the head of NEMA, General Badral Tuvshin, expressed the hope that cooperation will continue.

In the evening, Ambassador Krzysztof Bojko hosted a banquet where the business discussion were continued.

On July 10, 2019 President Janusz Cieślak has held subsequent meetings with entities interested in establishing cooperation. Some of the meetings took place outside Ulaanbaatar.

On July 11, the President of EBC Poland took part in the opening ceremony of Naadam – a traditional, annual sports festival and one of the main national holidays in Mongolia. In 2010, Naadam was incorporated into the list of intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO. Naadam is also known in Mongolia as erijn gurwan naadam (эрийн гурван наадам), meaning “three male games”, as it traditionally includes three competitions: wrestling, arrow shooting and horse racing.

On the way back from Mongolia, President Janusz Cieślak stopped by for a few days in Beijing. During the visit, he had a number of meetings with Chinese entrepreneurs interested in cooperation with Poland, in particular in the food, furniture and textile industries.

The President of EKB Polska on the way to meetings with Chinese entrepreneurs

 

EBC Poland organizes the conference “Key to the business success – how to join forces and raise funds for business activity”.

European Business Club Poland organized a nationwide conference “Key to the success of business  –  how to join forces and raise funds for business activity” that was held on 27 June 2019. It was the first edition of the conferences entitled “Key to the success of business  “. The main partner of the event was the Industrial Development Agency JSC (Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A.). The event took place at the Olympic Center John Paul II in Warsaw and was hosted by the editor Krzysztof Skowroński.

The conference, that was created by the people of business, prominent practitioners and was dedicated to all entrepreneurs – attracted both entrepreneurs who are interested in the subject as well as a large group of representatives of marshal offices from whole Poland and representatives of the administration who presented various methods of obtaining domestic and EU funds by Polish companies.

Main Partner of the conference – the Industrial Development Agency JSC – was represented by: Cezariusz Lesisz, President of the Board; Paweł Kolczyński, Vice President of the Board; Konrad Trzonkowski, Managing Director.

The special guest of the event was Anna Gembicka, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Investment and Development, Government Plenipotentiary for Small and Medium Enterprises.

Our invitation was also accepted by Jarosław Stawiarski, Marshal of the Lubelskie Voivodeship; Marek Olbryś, Deputy Marshal of the Podlasie Voivodship; Andrzej Garlicki, Deputy President of Łomża, as well as representatives of the Marshal’s Office of the Śląskie, Świętokrzyskie, Małopolskie and Podkarpackie Voivodeships.

Janusz Cieślak, President of the European Business Club Poland, who has opened the conference and welcomed the guests, has also defined the objectives of the undertaking, which are the integration of the business environment around one of the most difficult challenges in running business – gaining financial resources and transferring knowledge, or sharing “know-how” by organizations that have been successful.

Janusz Cieślak, President of the European Business Club Poland

The next speaker was Cezariusz Lesisz, President of the Management Board of Industrial Development Agency JSC, who presented the Agency’s main activities and its achievements. Among the discussed projects was the ARP Investment Zone – a project addressed to entrepreneurs interested in investing in areas managed by ARP S.A. – special economic zones in Mielec and Tarnobrzeg, that were created on the base of a governmental project of the Polish Investment Zone; Technology Transfer Platform – a website through which registered users can inform each other about their innovative resources, needs, and search through the technologies and experts bases. The advantage of PTT, together with the rich and continuously updated information resources, is the intelligent system matching technology donors and its recipients; Network of Open Innovations – the aim of the project is to build a network of open innovations through actions that animate the transfer of technology between the innovative environment and the sector of micro, small and medium Polish enterprises. As part of the project, it is possible to refinance the purchase of intangible and legal property, the so-called WNiP in the form of patents, licenses, know-how and utility models; Capital-Accounting Agency JSC (Agencja Kapitałowo Rozliczeniowa S.A.) – AKR S.A is a financial and service institution with a broad business profile, with an offer for individual and institutional clients. A large spectrum of renowned, recognized on the market companies, that AKR SA cooperates with. It gives an opportunity to choose the best and most-tailored offer.

Cezariusz Lesisz, President of the Management Board of Industrial Development Agency JSC

One of the guest of the conference was also Ms. Anna Gembicka, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Investment and Development, Government Plenipotentiary for Small and Medium Enterprises, who presented a very comprehensive information on support for companies, that is provided by the ministry, among others loan and guarantee funds, support instruments under specific legal bases and programs of their functioning, as well as issues related to the Constitution for Business and the sustainable development program.

Anna Gembicka, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Investment and Development, Government Plenipotentiary for Small and Medium Enterprises

The next part of the conference included the following panels:

  1. “Presentation of ARP products addressed to entrepreneurs, including the SME sector”. The offer of the Entrepreneur Service Center was presented by: Paweł Kolczyński, Vice President of ARP S.A. and Konrad Trzonkowski, Managing Director of ARP S.A.
Paweł Kolczyński, Vice President of the Industrial Development Agency JSC
Konrad Trzonkowski, Managing Director of the Industrial Development Agency JSC
  1. “Support of export support and foreign cooperation”, that was presented by Wojciech Dzięgiel, Head of the International Cooperation Team ARP S.A.
Wojciech Dzięgiel, Head of the International Cooperation Team ARP S.A.

3. “Offer of the Industrial Development Agency JSC. Restructuring (Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A. Restrukturyzacje)”, presented by Radosław Świątek from the Capital Investment Office ARP S.A. (Biuro Inwestycji Kapitałowych ARP S.A.)

Radosław Świątek, Capital Investment Office ARP S.A.

4. “Presentation of products from the area of ​​innovation implementation” made by Kamila Bitner and Włodzimierz Pomierny, specialists from the ARP S.A.

Kamila Bitner and Włodzimierz Pomierny, specialists from the Industrial Development Agency JSC

5. “EU funds for enterprises – presentation of current and planned calls for proposals, advising on where to find locations of information on European funds”, presented by Hubert Komorowski and Jaroslaw Pawlak, experts from the Center for European Projects (Centrum Projektów Europejskich).

Hubert Komorowski, expert from the Center for European Projects
Jaroslaw Pawlak, experts from the Center for European Projects

The integral part of the conference were stands with information and advertising materials of  Industrial Development Agency JSC  – Main Partner and European Projects Center –  Conference Partner.

Partners of the event were also: WALKRYS Security Group, RAGUS Printing House and PINUS J and M. Smolarczyk.

Both in the opinion of the organizers of the event and, above all, the participants, the goal of the conference was fully achieved. The guests were provided with a very conrete and practical knowledge on how to raise funds for business operations: how, when and where. Participants expressed their interest in participating in the next conferences of the cycle entitled: “Key to the success of the enterprise”.

The Management Board of the European Business Club Poland would like to thank all guests and participants of the conference as well as give special thanks to the Main Partner of the Conference – the Industrial Development Agency JSC – and Partners: Centrum Projektów Europejskich, WALKRYS Security Group, Drukarnia RAGUS and PINUS J and M. Smolarczyk.

We would like to already invite entrepreneurs as well as representatives of other interested institutions and organizations for our next conferences, which will be announced on the website www.ekb.org.pl.

 

 

 

Industrial Development Agency JSC (Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A.) – as a main partner of the conference organized by European Business Club Poland.

European Business Club Poland is organizing a nationwide conference “Key to the success of business  –  how to join forces and raise funds for business activity” that will be held on 27 June 2019. It will be the first edition of the conferences that will be entitled “Key to the success of business  “. The main partner of the event will be the Industrial Development Agency JSC (Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A. / ARP S.A.). The event will take place at the Olympic Center John Paul II in Warsaw and will be hosted by the editor Krzysztof Skowroński.

ARP S.A. is a joint-stock company under the supervision of the Prime Minister and The State Treasury holds 100% of the company’s stock. While supporting enterprises in running and developing operations as well as in the implementation of restructuring processes, it plays an important role in increasing the competitiveness of the Polish economy.

A wide range of support instruments covers both financial products and beyond financial assistance in the implementation of projects, among others – by making the investment areas and production facilities accessible within the Special Economic Zones managed by ARP. The company also connects and matches partners interested in establishing cooperation in implementation of innovative projects. Thanks to many years of experience and unique competences on the Polish market, ARP has developed an individual approach to project assessment, that allows to see business opportunities in areas that others perceive as unattractive or too risky. As part of the Polish Development Fund Group, ARP cooperates with key Polish institutions supporting entrepreneurs as well as provides solutions’ packages in response to current business needs and challenges. Detailed information on the Industrial Development Agency JSC, can be found on the website: www.arp.pl . We invite you to familiarize yourself with a wide range of support instruments addressed to enterprises and encourage you to contact the Agency directly.

Industrial Development Agency JSC

Nowy Świat 6/12 street
00-400 Warsaw
Banking and Finance Centre — Gate “C”

phone: (+48) 22 695 36 00

fax: (+48) 22 695 37 01

hotline PFR +48 800 800 120

IX Congress “Poland Great Project” 7 – 9 June 2019.

This year’s “Poland Great Project”(“Polska Wielki Projekt”), the annual congress, was held on 7 – 9 June 2019 at the Kubicki Arcades in Warsaw. The Congress is a civic kind of event and is a meeting of expert and opinion-forming circles. The event, which has been held annually since 2011, each time is gathering an outstanding group of important participants of the public life as well as a large group of attendees participating in various debates. The aim of the congress is to discuss the strategic development challenges faced by Poland and Europe. This year’s Congress main theme was “PERSPECTIVE”. Mateusz Morawiecki, the Prime Minister, explained in his speech the clue of this subject, stating that “… we do say it loudly today: a new perspective is needed both in Poland and in Europe. Thanks to the new perspective, we will overcome all of the traps of late modernity – the  risis of the liberal order, the disruption of European identity as well as economic and political challenges. “

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki speaking at the 9th Polish Great Project Congress

Similarly to the last year, one of the participants of this year’s edition was Janusz Cieślak, President of the European Business Club Poland, who was particularly interested in the panels dealing with economic issues and the role and position of Poland in the European Union.

Information and promotion campaign of the Operational Programme ‘Fisheries and Sea’ for the years 2014–2020 (GOING AFTER FISHES 2014-2020) carried out by EKB Polska at the Olympic Center in Warsaw on April 11, 2019.

On April 11, 2019, at the Olympic Center in Warsaw, the European Business Club Poland inaugurated the Association’s celebration of the 15th anniversary of Poland’s accession to the European Union. The event consisted of two parts:

1.Meeting of entrepreneurs with the Vice-President of the European Parliament prof. Zdzisław Krasnodębski on the subject of “Poland’s position in the European Union: current state and perspectives” and with Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation Grzegorz Witkowski on the subject of “Implementation of GOING AFTER FISHES 2014-2020 co-financed from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund: objectives and benefits”. The meeting was held at the Sports and Tourism Museum located in the Olympic Center in Warsaw. We invite you to read the information about the meeting in the news.

Janusz Cieślak, President of the European Business Club Poland, prof. Zdzisław Krasnodębski, Vice-President of the European Parliament and Grzegorz Witkowski, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation

2.Conducting information and promotion campaign on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund in the context of the possibility of obtaining support under GOING AFTER FISHES 2014-2020 at the Olympic Center, the Museum of Sport and Tourism and Galeria -1 at the Olympic Center.

The Polish information and promotion campaign carried out by the European Business Club covered, among others the following topics:

  • visible marking of the Olympic Center (foyer), Museum of Sport and Tourism and Gallery -1 with the logos of the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation as well as the European Union and GOING AFTER FISHES  2014-2020
  • organizing two stands presenting materials related to GOING AFTER FISHES 2014-2020, both operated by hostesses: in the foyer of the Olympic Center and the Museum of Sport and Tourism;
  • distribution of informational and promotional materials by hostesses at the Olympic Center in Warsaw;
  • a projection of the film on the subject of GOING AFTER FISHES  2014-2020 and logotypes of the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation as well as the European Union and GOING AFTER FISHES  2014-2020; on a multimedia screen located in the foyer of the Olympic Center prepared by the Association;

  • tasting of Polish fishes (including sturgeon, trout, herring, cod, pike) at Gallery-1 of the Olympic Center in Warsaw;

  • culinary show in the form of Live Cooking – 3 dishes (including herring tartare) combined with presenting information on GOING AFTER FISHES 2014-2020 along with free fishes tasting presented by 2 chefs in aprons with logos of GOING AFTER FISHES 2014-2020;
  • presentation of information materials on GOING AFTER FISHES 2014-2020 on an 80-inch screen in the Gallery – 1 during the tasting of Polish fishes and Live Cooking shows;

  • placing information and promotional materials on GOING AFTER FISHES 2014-2020 in the Association’s gift packages given to guests at the end of the event;

We are pleased to announce that the information and promotion campaign carried out by the Association has been met with great interest from the entrepreneurs. The guests were particularly interested in the issue of financing the restocking of Polish rivers and lakes.

We invite you to familiarize yourself with the Operational Program “Fisheries and Sea” for the years 2014–2020 (GOING AFTER FISHES 2014-2020).The program of financial support from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund of the EU (EMFF) for Poland was approved by the European Commission by a decision from 22 October 2015. Poland was granted over 531 million euros, which together with the contribution from the national budget (about 179 million euros), it gives around 710 million euros. This means that our country is at the forefront of the countries that have received the most funds – this allocation is one of the four highest in the European Union.

Division of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund for 2014-2020 among EU countries (million euros).The managing authority is the minister for fisheries.

The EMFF contributes to the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy and to the implementation of the EU Common Fisheries Policy. It pursues the Union’s priorities for the sustainable development of fisheries and aquaculture and related activities.

Six Union Priorities (UP) and Technical Assistance are implemented under the GOING AFTER FISHES 2014-2020. Financial assistance has been directed at supporting both the traditionally understood fisheries sector (as was the case in the financial perspective 2007-2013) as well as the new components, previously financed from sources other than EU funds – such as: the fish market, control and enforcement, collection data and the Integrated Maritime Policy.

UP1: promoting environmentally sustainable, resource-efficient, innovative, competitive and knowledge-based fisheries

  • UP2: fostering environmentally sustainable, resource-efficient, innovative, competitive and knowledge-based aquaculture
  • UP3: implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP)
  • UP4: increasing employment and territorial cohesion
  • UP5: fostering marketing and processing
  • UP6: implementation of the Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP)

UP1: promoting environmentally sustainable, resource-efficient, innovative, competitive and knowledge-based fisheries – the area of support under sea fishing includes, among others measures aimed at the sustainable exploitation of resources and increasing the profitability of fisheries sector entities, including the diversification of their activities and the diversification of income sources.

The general objective of Priority I is sustainable exploitation of resources and increasing the profitability of the fisheries sector. Under this objective, measures that will be implemented, are aimed at increasing the profitability of fisheries sector entities, including the diversification of activities and diversification of sources of income of fisheries entities. In addition, projects will be implemented while maintaining sustainable management of marine and inland water resources, as well as more efficient use of resources and the innovative use of discards and by-catches.

The emphasis will also be put on strengthening cooperation and links between science and the fisheries sector, using the environmental and social conditions of inland fishing to diversify its activities.

To a limited extent, the program of permanent and temporary cessation of fishing activities will be continued, which will primarily be an element of resource protection due to the fact of temporary imbalance between fishing capacity and available resources. Despite the reduction of fishing capacity by more than 40% (until the end of 2013) it is necessary to continue the program of temporary and permanent cessation of fishing activities due to, among others dynamic changes taking place in the share of Baltic Sea fish resources and fluctuations in the availability of fishing opportunities (catching limits). In addition, it should be noted that the majority of the Baltic fleet is inshore fishing and has no alternative fisheries to the Baltic Sea.

The comprehensive approach to resource protection will be complemented by the construction or installation of devices for the protection and development of aquatic fauna and flora or the dismantling of hydrotechnical devices to restore the continuity of fish migration routes (river fragmentation).

UP 2. Fostering environmentally sustainable, resource-efficient, innovative, competitive and knowledge-based aquaculture – in the aquaculture sector, support was provided to, among others, investment activities, purchase of consultancy services (of a technical, scientific, legal, environmental or economic nature) related to running a farm and insurance of aquaculture resources.

The general objective of Priority II is Poland’s achievement and maintenance of the leading position in the European Union in the production of fish from inland aquaculture (extensive and intensive).

This goal will be implemented through a number of activities, among which should be highlighted the strengthening of cooperation between breeders and the world of science for the needs of innovation and practical solutions in aquaculture farms and focus on the growth or maintenance of the level of entrepreneurship in the aquaculture sector (including encouraging the exchange of generational staff management in aquaculture enterprises, modernization and development of innovative aquaculture farms).

Pro-environmental measures that reduce the negative or increase the positive impact of aquaculture farms on the environment are another key aspect.

As part of sector-wide measures, support will cover operations aimed at increasing production, increasing the profitability of aquaculture entities and strengthening planning (spatial, water policy), with particular emphasis on aquaculture areas.

These activities will be supported by comprehensive funding in the field of:

-supporting sustainable aquaculture providing environmental services,

-supporting the transition of aquaculture (where appropriate) from a classical system to a recirculation (closed loop) system,

-developing or introducing new aquaculture species with already good market potential as an alternative to the dominant carp and trout,

-developing and introducing new or improved products, technological processes, management systems, technical, scientific and organizational knowledge in aquaculture farms,

-diversification of aquaculture activities (farming or supplementing existing operations).

There will be also attempts to carry out aquaculture of marine and euryhaline species (adapted for a wide spectrum of water salinity) with a high market value (e.g. turbot, salmonid fish, sturgeon, eel, zander) e.g. in land-based plants fed with seawater or usually brackish water geothermal.

UP 3. Supporting the implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy – measures implemented under this priority are aimed at increasing the efficiency of the fisheries control system and improving the process of collecting fisheries data for the implementation of the CFP.

The objective of priority III is to increase the efficiency of the fisheries control system and to streamline the process of collecting fisheries data for the implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy and ensuring 100% fulfillment of the obligation to provide all the necessary data for fisheries management.

This goal appeared as a response to the identified need for modernization of IT systems, including the local IT system and a more complete integration of the systems with fisheries administration databases.

In the bottom-up approach, program activities will focus on training fishermen on the objectives and objectives of the Common Fisheries Policy and its implementation, in particular on raising public awareness on the effects of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and the application of the rules of the Common Fisheries Policy.

In the top-down approach, support will be directed to the administration responsible for control. It will also cover the modernization and purchase of control measures. It is also connected with the need to consolidate and improve the quality of tasks performed by control services.

Incorporating inland fisheries elements into control, enforcement and data collection will be a new component of data collection.

PU 4. “Increasing employment and territorial cohesion” is to serve the socio-economic development of fisheries and aquaculture areas. The overall objective of Priority IV is to develop fisheries and aquaculture areas by creating jobs and developing alternative sources of income for fishermen and other industries related to fisheries.

Activating the labor market will be very important in this area. Among them there will be the diversification of employment of people who already have work related to the fisheries sector. It will be done by creating additional jobs outside this sector, not related to the main fishing activity and by encouraging entrepreneurial thinking   in young people, e.g. setting up a business. To make this possible, it is planned to launch actions, that would stimulate entrepreneurship of young people as well as increase their participation in the labor market, which will help reduce migration of young and highly qualified people from these areas.

To stimulate the market for a greater demand for products and services produced by newly hired employees, there will be launched activities, that would promote and facilitate the entrepreneurship of local fishing communities, including creating or developing a product supply chain in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. Promotional activities will also include the promotion of local fish products as well as non-production values of fisheries and aquaculture areas.

Particularly, the emphasis will be put on supporting these projects, that are related to maintaining good environmental status in fisheries and aquaculture areas, as well as supporting bottom-up initiatives of Fisheries Local Action Groups and local public-private partnerships for the development of these areas.

PU 5. Supporting marketing and processing – the support area has been focused on activities aimed at increasing the competitiveness of the Polish fishery and aquaculture products processing sector.

The general objective of priority V is to increase the competitiveness of the Polish sector of processing fishery and aquaculture products.

Activities in this area will be focused on increasing fish consumption in Poland.

To make this possible, the support will cover activities focused on:

-better adaptation of the producers’ offer to market requirements,

-limiting the negative impact of fish processing on the environment,

-increasing consumer awareness of the origin and nutritional value of fisheries products,

-intensified marketing of fish products,

-launching new products,

-fuller and more efficient use of resources and raw materials through the use of innovative technologies and the use of waste and discards.

PU 6. Integrated Maritime Policy – under IMP, financial assistance will be directed to, among others, activities aimed at organizing an efficient maritime management system.

The general objective of Priority VI is to support the creation of a maritime management system and to achieve and maintain good ecological status of the marine environment, in particular biodiversity and marine protected areas.

The EMFF contributes to the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy and to the implementation of the CFP. It pursues the following Union priorities for the sustainable development of fisheries and aquaculture and related activities that reflect the relevant thematic objectives pertaining to Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013:

1) promoting environmentally sustainable, resource efficient, innovative, competitive and knowledge-based fisheries by achieving the following specific objectives:

(a) reducing the impact of fisheries on the marine environment, including the avoidance and reduction, as far as possible, of unwanted catches;

(b) protection and restoration of aquatic ecosystems and their biodiversity;

(c) ensuring that there is a balance between fishing capacity and available fishing opportunities;

(d) improving the competitiveness and profitability of enterprises in the fisheries sector, including the small-scale fishing fleet, and improving safety and working conditions;

(e) supporting the strengthening of technological development and innovation, including energy efficiency and knowledge transfer;

(f) development of vocational training, development of new skills as well as lifelong learning;

2) supporting environmentally sustainable, resource-efficient, innovative, competitive and knowledge-based aquaculture by achieving the following specific objectives:

(a) supporting the strengthening of technological development, innovation and knowledge transfer;

(b) increasing the competitiveness and profitability of aquaculture enterprises, including improving safety and working conditions, in particular in SMEs;

(c) protecting and restoring aquatic biodiversity and supporting aquaculture-related ecosystems as well as promoting resource-efficient aquaculture;

(d) promoting aquaculture with a high level of environmental protection and a high level of animal health and welfare, as well as promotion of public health and safety;

(e) development of vocational training, development of new skills as well as lifelong learning;

3) supporting the implementation of the CFP by achieving the following specific objectives:

(a) improving and supplying scientific knowledge, and collecting and managing data;

(b) supporting monitoring, control and enforcement, enhancing institutional capacity and the efficiency of public administration, without increasing the administrative burden;

4) increasing employment and territorial cohesion by implementing the following specific objective: promoting economic growth, social inclusion and job creation, and supporting employability and labor mobility in coastal and inland communities, that are dependent on fisheries and aquaculture, including diversification of activities in fisheries, as well as towards other maritime sectors;

5) supporting of turnover and processing by achieving the following specific objectives:

(a) better organization of the market of fishery and aquaculture products;

(b) encouraging investment in the processing and marketing sector;

6) supporting the implementation of the Integrated Maritime Policy.

The Managing Authority delegated part of its tasks related to the implementation of GOING AFTER FISHES 2014-2020 to intermediate bodies (IB): the Agency for Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture and Provincial Governments. The Agency for Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture as IB implements the tasks in the scope of priorities I-III, V-VI and technical assistance. Its main tasks are to announce calls, consider applications for co-financing, sign contracts, as well as summon and pay assistance and control operations.

Provincial Governments on the other hand, implement the above-mentioned tasks within priority IV – under this priority, there have been selected 36 Fisheries Local Action Groups (RLGD), which carry out the call for applications.

The rules applicable to beneficiaries when applying for funding are announced e.g. on IB or RLGD websites. Announcements about the call for applications for co-financing for Priorities I-III and V-VI are posted on the website administered by the Agency for Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture www.arimr.gov.pl and in its headquarters and regional branches as well as on the website of the office supporting the minister responsible for fisheries www.mgm.gov.pl, and for priority IV announcements of the call for applications for co-financing are posted on the website administered by the RLGD that is conducting the recruitment.

 

Operational Program ‘Fisheries and Sea’ for the years 2014–2020 (GOING AFTER FISHES 2014-2020)

Ministerstwo Gospodarki Morskiej i Żeglugi Śródlądowej

(Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation)

Nowy Świat 6/12, 00-400 Warszawa

www.mgm.gov.pl

 

 

 

 

EBC Poland publication for the year 2018 is available in an electronic version. We welcome you and wish you a pleasant reading!

 

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Publication for the year 2018.

We welcome you and wish you a pleasant reading!

 

European Business Club Poland Gala Awards Ceremony 2018.

 

The Royal Castle in Warsaw

12th November 2018

This project is part of the commemoration of the centennial of the regaining of independence

and rebuilding Polish statehood.

 

On the 12th November 2018 at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, the European Business Club Poland Awards  Gala Ceremony was held, on the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining its independence. The Association honoured with the awards people and companies that have contributed significantly to the development of Polish entrepreneurship, economy, science, culture and sport, and that have succeeded on the European and international scale. Complete information about the Award Winners and the awards has been included in the first part of the publication. During the event, the 100th anniversary of restoration of Polish independence was commemorated by awarding companies, whose business activity dates back to that period, and also by a carefully prepared artistic program of a patriotic meaning. The event was distinguished with a visual identification of the Multi-annual Programme  „Niepodległa” for the years 2017-2022.

The European Business Club Poland takes a holistic approach to business issues. It understands the meaning of culture, science, sport, media and the whole surroundings to entrepreneurship. Such a comprehensive approach indicates a synergy between business activity and other areas, as a result of which there is a multi-direction development of society, humanitarianism and improvement of life quality, which is crucial for entrepreneurship growth. The Association relies on particular rules and the system of values and ideals. These are: culture, ethos, morality, ethics and social solidarity. The Awards of the European Business Club Poland aim at those values, being their personification.

Guests were welcomed by Janusz Cieślak, the President of the European Business Club Poland, who in his speech presented the issues handled by the Association and he invited the guest for co-operation. Prof. Elżbieta Mączyńska, the Chancellery President, reminded about the rules followed by the Chancellery when choosing the winners, namely an economic success, but also morality, ethics and values extremely important to the Association. A speech was given by Zdzisław Sokal, PhD, representing President of Poland, Adrzej Duda, and Adam Bielan, Vice-Marshal of the Senate, who read a letter from Stanisław Karczewski, the Marshal of the Senate – the Gala Honorary Patron.  Prof. Zdzisław Krasnodębski, the Vice-President of the European Parliament and the Gala Honorary Patron, spoke to the guests directly from Brussels via a video conference. A speech was given also by Marcin Ociepa, the Under Secretary of State in the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology. Letters were read at loud, from Marek Kuchciński, the Marshal of the Parliament, Beata Szydło, the Vice-President of the Government and Jerzy Kwieciński, the Minister for Investment and Development. Traditionally, the Gala ceremony was hosted by Przemysław Talkowski, the winner of the award BENE MERITUS 2015 HIGHLY DISTINGUISHED.

The artistic program during the ceremony started with a mini recital on the piano by a young, talented pianist Krzysztof Trzaskowski. The artist played the pieces by Frederic Chopin twice. The official part started with the Polonez dance by the “Warszawianka” Song and Dance Ensemble from the University of Warsaw, awarded with the prize PRO FUTURO 2017 FOR THE FUTURE. The program included also Paintings made with sand by Tatiana Galitsyn, a beautiful, specially made for this occasion show related to the 100th anniversary of the Polish independency reestablishment. The awards ceremony was ended with a wonderful concert of patriotic songs by the world-famous tenor Bogusław Morka, who accompanied by the piano charmed the audience with his beautiful voice, the selected repertoire and an amazing contact with the listeners.

Next, the guests went to Arkada Kubickiego to raise a toast and attended a reception during which they could taste the best Polish fish. The table with the Polish fish, which really interested everyone, was prepared as a promotion under the Operation Program “Fishing and sea” for years 2014 – 2020 executed by the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Waterways Transport. Among this year winners, the stands with products were presented by:

the company MOKATE with a very good coffee, tea and cookies, and the Living Museum of Gingerbread with delicious gingerbread made on the spot. Both stands were really enjoyed by the guests.

The patronage was also taken by: the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology, the Ministry of Investment and Development, the Polish Agency of Investment and Trade, the National Chamber of Economy, the Polish Economic Association, the Polish Employers, the Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers.

The Main Sponsor of the event was Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo Spółka Akcyjna. The patron was Deutsche Bank. The partner – the Royal Castle in Warsaw. The sponsor was Port Praski.

The media patronage was taken by TVP INFO, Polish Market, Europerspektywy, Nowy Przemysł, platforma wirtualna Nowy Przemysł, Ambasador, Magazyn Świat Elit and the magazine Why Story.

The event was supported by Hotel Bristol, where the award winners from Lvov and Bogusław Morka stayed. The guests were protected by the Security Group “WALKRYS SECURITY”, member of the European Business Club Poland.

The guests evaluated very high both the winners, the artistic program and the delicious and varied cuisine. Congratulations and talks lasted endlessly, and the Guests enjoyed the party to the very late night hours.

More information about the Gala and the Winners can be found on: www.ekb.org.pl

We would like to congratulate to the Winners.

We would like to thank Members of the Chancellery for their fruitful work.

We would like to thank the guests for coming and for participating together with the Management Board and Members of the European Business Club Poland Association in this important to entrepreneurs event.

See you at the next Award Gala Ceremony of the European Business Club Poland in 2019!

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Oliwia Szydłowska – three times world junior champion in sport dance.

With great pleasure we notice the international success of Oliwia Szydłowska who performed in an artistic programme in the last year’s Award Ceremony of European Business Club Poland in the Olympic Centre in Warsaw. During this year’s World Championship in Sport Dance in Pula in Croatia on 23-27 May 2018 the young contestant was awarded with three golden medals in three categories:  Free Dance solo junior category, Free Dance pair junior category and Dance Show mini formation. 1900 contestants from 17 countries took part in the championship. Oliwia dances in the group “Asia Dance” in the Afterschool Centre Activities [Centrum Zajęć Pozaszkolnych] no 2 in Łódź, run by trainers: Joanna Małek and Piotr Mielczarek.

Dance group ‘Asia Dance” was established in 2011 in the Afterschool Centre Activities no 2 in Łódź (former Youth Community Centre). Its creator and choreographer is Joanna Małek, an instructor, choreographer and dance educationalist. The Group is a member of the Polish Union of Sport Dance and has on its account several dozen golden, silver and bronze medals from Polish Championship in Sport Dance in the categories: solo, pair and formations. The Club has over 130 children who regularly represent our country on the Polish arena as well as internationally. They trained children and youth during dance and acrobatic classes in various dance techniques: disco, hip- hop, modern, jazz, ballet and contemporary dance, taking part in numerous shows, competitions and performances. The solo dancers of the “Asia Dance” regularly find themselves on the podium of prestigious dance competitions. In the current year as many as 27 contestants of “Asia Dance” got a vocation for the Polish team for the World Championship in Sport Dance organised by the International Dance Federation.

From the World Championship in Sport Dance in Croatia the Group brought 9 medals in the categories: Dance Show, Fantasy Show, Free Dance and Disco Slow, including:

I place Solo Junior – Oliwia Szydłowska

I place Pair Junior  –Oliwia Szydłowska and Weronika Olszańska

I place Miniformation Junior

II place Solo the youngest 6 year old Anastazja Hajnczel

II  place  Adult Formation

III place Junior Formation

III place Pair Junior-Ania Sieroń and Ania Szczęsna

III place Solo Junior- Weronika Olszańska

III place Adult Formation

We would like to congratulate the young contestant and wish her further artistic achievements and a lot of international success!

 

President of the EKB Polska Janusz Cieślak a panelist at the Conference: Revolutions in Innovation 2018.

 

 

On May 25, at the Warsaw headquarters of Microsoft Poland, the Conference: Revolutions in Innovation 2018 took place.

The conference was organized by WHY Media Group in cooperation with Microsoft Poland. The event was attended by people full of passion, using innovative and modern solutions and ingenuity efficiently used in business.

 

 

The conference included six discussion panels:

The first one concerned innovation in Polish companies and local governments.
The second included issues related to science and education.
The third panel discussed the problems of innovation in technology.
The fourth panel, attended by the President of the European Business Club Poland Janusz Cieślak, was innovation in finance and management. The panel also featured: Karolina Hudowicz, board member of the International Coach Federation, director of ICF Śląsk, Ewelina Romańska, HR director Franke Polska, Monika Toczyńska, president of the Audix Polska law firm, Olga Wilińska, president of IBI.pl and Anna Stokłosa, owner of the SM Hotel and Leśny SPA in Krakow.
The penultimate panel was about innovations in NGOs.
Panel: Woman in innovations; culture, art, fashion, beauty was the last, sixth segment of the conference.
The conference: Revolutions in Innovation 2018 concluded with interesting conclusions about both the importance of innovation and modern technological solutions, as well as the human factor, which always remains determinative, highlighted the role of making the right decisions in relations with employees, as well as selecting appropriate technologies. The conference was streamed to all of Poland thanks to Microsoft Poland, and the topics discussed by the invited panelists encouraged hot conversations and exchange of experiences.