Welcome to Poland, the land of opportunity
The significant opportunities and benefits for Yorkshire businesses to invest in Poland will be discussed at a landmark seminar in Leeds in October.
The seminar, organised by leading Yorkshire law firm Dickinson Dees, in conjunction with Polish-based lawyers Windmill, Gasiewski and Roman, will be held at Dickinson Dees’ offices at 1 Whitehall Riverside on October 11 at 4.00pm.
The speakers include Robert Windmill of Windmill, Gasiewski and Roman, Dean Murray of Dickinson Dees, Gwyneth Barber of accountants Grant Thornton and Michael Clay of the British Polish Chamber of Commerce. Waclaw Slezak of Advantage Europe and Jenny Lawson from the Enterprise Europe Network in Yorkshire will also give their insights.
Robert Windmill explained: “As the lustre ofBrazil,Russia,IndiaandChina, the so-called BRICs countries, fades, two hours flight away liesPoland, the great land of opportunity inEurope. Our seminar considers the significant opportunities for businesses to invest inPoland, the benefits of making such an investment and reviews the potential of specific markets”.
The seminar will include an examination ofPoland’s economy, its geography and its industrial base as well as an introduction to Polish taxation and to anti-corruption legislation in both theUKandPoland. It will also cover specific business opportunities and present a case study of how to succeed in the Polish market.
Robert Windmill commented: “The dominance of the commercial world by the BRICs looks to be coming to an end. So it’s time to look at Poland. Flying time fromLondonis around two hours toWarsawwhich means that business can easily be done in a day as you catch the hour coming back.Polandhas also made great strides over the last decade to boost its economic performance and regulate its political infrastructure.
“By its own geographic location,Polandis located right in the heart of Europe and very close to the economic centre of the continent, which makes it perfect for servicing the EU market and the markets ofEastern Europe.
He added: “Polandis a stable democracy, a member of NATO, the European Union and the World Trade Organisation. The main benefit of entry into the EU is the wide range of business opportunities it has provided. The huge European market is fully open to Polish products, while at the same time investors are taking the opportunity of moving into the country.
“The country is attracting a lot of investor interest and capital, wages are a lot lower than in most of Europe but it’s not a dollar a day economy either. Not only that the workforce is well educated and holds a strong work ethic. The population ofPolandis around thirty eight million people and of the total population around 72% is of working age, a ratio which is considerably higher than in most ofWestern Europe.
“Poland’s financial sector has proved to be among the most stable inEurope, despite a severe test during the financial crisis. In addition, the process of consolidation of public finances is finally taking place, with the level of public debt below the 60 percent of GDP threshold.
“Above allPolandis SME land. It’s a country which is spawning SMEs, in all advanced industrial and technological areas, like there’s no tomorrow,” he added.
To book your place, please contact the Dickinson Dees events team: E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 0191 279 9373. You can also book online via the events page at www.dickinson-dees.com
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