Report – The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment: Contribution to the Polish economy in the past quarter century

On March 1, 2017, a conference was held to present the report “The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment: Contribution to the Polish economy in the past quarter century.”  The International Group of Chambers of Commerce IGCC partnered to commission the report from Polityka Insight Research.

The conference was opened by Adam Czerniak, Chief Economist of Polityka Insight, who revealed key findings.  This was followed by a panel discussion with representatives of the German, British, French and American Chambers of Commerce.  Overall, the report shows that FDI has had a positive and vital contribution to Poland’s economic and social development in the past 25 years, though future FDI will depend on the transparency and stability of current and future policy.

Video report from the conference is available on this link:

Winter Reception 2017 – 75th Anniversary of Canada-Poland Diplomatic Relations

On February 9th, 2017, the sixth annual Winter Reception was a special edition to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the commencement of diplomatic relations between Canada and Poland.  To recognize the occasion, remarks were given by Minister Wiesław Janczyk, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Finance, and by Minister Adam Hamryszczak, Under Secretary of State from the Ministry of Economic Development.

The event was attended by 200 guests of the PCCC and the Embassy of Canada who enjoyed music from the 1940’s from a live jazz quartet.  An unveiling of a portrait of George Philias Vanier, the first Canadian Envoy to Poland in 1942, was made by Ambassador Stephen de Boer and Minister Janczyk, followed by cutting of the 75th Anniversary cake.

We wish to thank our sponsors and partners for their generous support:

Gold Maple Leaf Sponsors: Air Canada Rouge, EY, CGI, GRC, Rathdowney Resources

Silver Maple Leaf Sponsors: OpenText

Bronze Maple Leaf Sponsors: KLX Aerospace Solutions, Miedzi Copper

Partners: Bireta, Perła Browary

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Fall Business Mixer with CETA Presentation

The PCCC were delighted to host colleagues from the Irish Polish Chamber of Commerce to a CETA presentation and business mixer on December 1, 2016.  The event was held at the Beaver Club, Embassy of Canada.  An update on the status of CETA was given by Nicolas Lepage, Senior Trade Counselor followed by a talk on the myths and facts of CETA by Roman Iwański.


Business Breakfast with Air France/KLM

A networking breakfast was hosted by Air France/KLM on November 28th, 2016 at Endorfina Restaurant.  Members of PCCC were able to catch up with colleagues and to have the opportunity to learn more about the latest in efficiency and comfort from business travel from Air France/KLM.


Wine Tasting with Mazzei at Mielżyński with Italian Chamber

On October 19th, 2016, the PCCC together with guests from the Italian Chamber of Commerce enjoyed a special wine tasting presented by Filipo Mazzei of Mazzei Vineyard.  The wines were matched with a superb meal hosted by Robert Mielżyński.  The evening was an excellent backdrop for successful networking.