The Business Forum organised by the Polish Investment and Trade Agency took place on the 5th of October. The event was addressed to Polish entrepreneurs, with a special focus on small and medium sized enterprises, active exporters, those interested in exporting their products and services and those planning and implementing foreign investments. This year’s edition of the PAIH Business Forum was held under the Honorary Patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda. The strategic partner of the event was PKO Bank Polski, and the main partners were Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, the Polish Investment Zone and the World For Ukraine Foundation.
During the Forum’s opening ceremony the Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki delivered a message to the participants in the form of a video recording. The event was inaugurated by PAIH’s Chairman Krzysztof Drynda. Among other speakers there were also: the Minister of Development and Technology Waldemar Buda, the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Agriculture Grzegorz Piechowiak, and he Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Paweł Jabłoński. As part of the event, a number of discussion panels were held.
European Business Club Poland was represented by the President Janusz Cieślak, who took part in the inauguration of the Forum and a number of discussion panels including:
WORLD EXHIBITIONS AS AN EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR PROMOTING THE COUNTRY, REGION AND INDUSTRY – HOW TO USE THE WORLD EXPO TO SUPPORT THE INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION OF POLISH COMPANIES
SUMMARY OF POLAND’S PRESENCE AT WORLD EXHIBITION EXPO 2020 IN DUBAI
PRESENTATION OF THE OBJECTIVES OF POLAND’S PRESENCE AT WORLD EXHIBITION EXPO 2025 OSAKA
INTERNATIONALISATION OF COMPANIES WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
PUBLIC PROCUREMENT OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS AS A FORM OF INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION OF COMPANIES
PKO BANK POLSKI SUPPORTS THE INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITY OF POLISH COMPANIES
PRESENTATIONS BY PAIH AND ITS PARTNERS
TIME FOR POLISH INVESTMENTS ABROAD! BENEFITS FOR POLISH BUSINESS AND THE POTENTIAL OF INDIVIDUAL COUNTRIES, during which he presented the European Business Club Poland’s plans for the Mongolian market.
The President Janusz Cieślak held a number of B2B meetings, among others with representatives of PAIH’s Foreign Trade Offices in the UK, Mongolia and Singapore.
During the event, an agreement was signed between PAIH and KGHM Polska Miedź, the aim of which is to create conditions for the development of the domestic economy and strengthen Poland’s position as one of the largest exporters in the world.
On September 29 this year. Mr. Janusz Cieślak, President of the European Business Club Poland met with HE Mr. Dorj Barkhas, Mongolian Ambassador to Poland. The meeting was held at the invitation of the Ambassador at the Embassy of Mongolia in Warsaw.
During the talks, the issues of economic cooperation between Poland and Mongolia were raised, in particular the possibility of its expansion. The President of EKB Polska confirmed the interest of the Club members in establishing business contacts with Mongolian entrepreneurs and presented several new cooperation proposals, which were accepted with great interest and full approval. The interlocutors agreed that meetings in such a group will be continued in order to implement the intentions and plans for cooperation, which will be possible after the end of the coronavirus pandemic.
An unusual ceremony took place at the Embassy of Mongolia in Warsaw on 14 October 2020 – Mr. Eng. Zdzisław Banasik – chief designer and construction manager of the Kombinat Stolarki Budowlanej i Mebli in Ulan Bator, one of the main investments carried out by Poland for Mongolia during the years 1968 – 1971 through CHZ Polimex Cekop – visited the Embassy at the invitation of Ambassador H.E. Mr. Dorj Barkhas.
The meeting was also attended by the Polish side: Polish Ambassador to Mongolia, H.E. Mr. Krzysztof Bojko, President of the European Business Club Poland Mr. Janusz Cieślak, Advisor to the Board of EBC Poland Mrs. Bożena Banasik – Cieślak and on the Mongolian side: commercial counselor Ms. Adiya Gerelmaa, Mr. Dr. Ocz Bataa and Ms. Dr. Narantuya Nomindalai.
This year we are celebrating the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Poland and Mongolia. On this occasion, the Mongolian Ambassador to Poland decided to establish contacts with people who over the years have contributed to the industrialization of this country and to the development of Polish-Mongolian scientific and cultural relations.
The meeting was very warm, hospitable and took place in a very friendly atmosphere full of kindness and gratitude. H.E. Mr. Dorj Barkhas while making a toast in honor of Mr. Eng. Zdzisław Banasik, thanked for his dedication to the economic development of Mongolia as a designer and supervisor of the construction of the Kombinat Stolarki Budowlanej i Mebli in Ulan Bator. He also gave him flowers and gifts from Mongolia. Then, a film showing Mongolia from the 1970s and modern times was presented. The guests also had the opportunity to taste Mongolian cuisine. A Mongolian student of the University of Warsaw performed a few works by Polish and Mongolian composers on the violin.
Distinguished 90-year-old Mr. Eng. Zdzisław Banasik thanked the Ambassador for thinking of him as well as for the wonderful reception, and deeply touched, he shared with the guests his memories of his work in Mongolia, praising the cooperation with Mongolian employees. At the end, he said: “I reminisce on my stay in Mongolia as a beautiful input that I made to the industrialization of this country, which is far away from Poland, yet also very friendly toward Poland.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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