Investing in Poland 2015 Conference

The “Investing in Poland” Conference organized by Warsaw Business Journal Group will take place on October 27 at the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The event is a part of the annual project – Investing in Poland 2015 – carried out in cooperation with the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (PAIiIZ), PwC and industry partners Randstad, JLL, Atende and Sommerrey & Furmaga.

The sixth edition of “Investing in Poland 2015” will be presented at the conference. The publications main objective is to promote the potential of Poland among investors. This year the annual premiered at the beginning of October during Expo Real in Munich.

“Poland has become the undisputed number one  investment location in Central and Eastern Europe, and also a major foreign investment player in Europe. The value of foreign direct investment in Poland has grown from $109 million in1990 to the impressive $250 billion that we are seeing now,” says Sławomir Majman, the president of the PAIiIZ, the guest of honor of the conference.

Experts who have confirmed their participation in panel discussions at the conference are:
Paweł Tamborski – the president of the Warsaw Stock Exchange,
Jacek Socha – a partner in PwC’s advisory services division and vice president of the company in Poland,
Waldemar Markiewicz – the president of the Polish Chamber of Brokerage Houses and CEO of DB Securities,
Iwona Chojnowska-Haponik – director of the Foreign Investment Department at PAIiIZ
Tomasz Sadzyński – CEO of the Lodz Special Economic Zone
Leszek Kurycyn – Randstad Professionals Operations Director,
Michał Zgajewski – Sales Director at Atende
Agnieszka Fedor – lawyer at Wierciński, Kwiecinski, Beahr,
Hubert Sommerrey – legal advisor, managing partner at law firm: Sommerrey & Furmaga.

The conference is divided into two blocks. The first panel will focus on the future of the capital market in Poland. What does the decision for the Warsaw Stock Exchange to not connect to the CEESEG mean for the Polish capital market? In addition, two growth drivers are in the decline – money from private retirement funds (OFEs) and from privatization of large state companies. Do SMEs have a chance to replace them? Should Poland become a regional financial hub? The discussion will be moderated by editor-in-chief of the Warsaw Business Journal Observer, Jacek Ciesnowski.
The second part of the conference will be committed to the outsourcing subject. For more than 10 years, Poland is the leading destination for outsourcing in Europe. Every year, the sector is growing by approx. 20 percent. International service centers open not only call centers and accounting services centers. The number of vacancies in the “higher level” has raised . The importance of IT outsourcing has also increased. Do other European countries, such as Romania, which also offer a high level of competence in this field, threat Poland? More R&D centers are being opened. Are Poles sufficiently creative to attract more research and development services? Can Poland come into existence on the fund management market scene? What legislative measures are needed for this to happen? These questions and more will be answered by invited guests with the help of Beata Socha, a journalist Warsaw Business Journal Observer.

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