Last night, the Embassy of Canada to Poland and Polish Canadian Chamber of Commerce (PCCC) hosted their annual, joint Spring Reception at the Embassy of Canada, and what a joyous occasion it was! 
Not only did we rejoice in the spirit of the approaching Spring season, but we also commemorated the remarkable 20-year journey of the PCCC and the strong, bilaterial strategic relationship between Cananda and Poland! 
This year the focus of our gathering was on nuclear energy and energy security, as well as the potential for collaboration between Polish and Canadian companies in this sector in order to facilitate the transition to cleaner, stable energy solutions in Poland, the CEE and across Europe.
HE Catherine Godin, Ambassador of Canada to Poland, Bernhard L. Otterstein, President of the PCCC, and Carl Marcotte, Senior Vice-President of Atkins Réalis each provided a short keynote address to help focus the discussion on the importance of the bilateral relationship underlying continued efforts to develop and strengthen the cooperation of both countries in the nuclear energy space, as Canada shares its decades of nuclear energy leadership and expertise, including access to diversified technological solutions, reliable contractors and critical supply chain with Poland.
It was inspiring to see representatives from both nations engaging in discussions, paving the way for future partnerships in combating climate change while assuring a secure and reliable supply of green, sustainable energy to the region.♻️
A heartfelt thank you to our sponsors, who helped make this evening possible:
CGI Polska
Jakubaszek & Wspólnicy Sp. k.
LSW Bieńkowski, Laskowski, Leśnodorski, Melzacki i Wspólnicy sp.k.
| Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Their contributions truly made the event unforgettable. 
We also extend our gratitude to the partners of the reception:
Bireta Professional Translations
Perła Browary Lubelskie S.A.
whose presence and contributions enriched the evening further.
It was an evening filled with constructive optimism and the promise of joint success in the future. With our sights set on the next two decades, we are excited about the broad range of possibilities that lie ahead. Together, we’re shaping a brighter future for bilateral cooperation.
To all the PCCC members, strategic companies from the energy sector, relevant public authorities and entities who joined us, thank you for having been part of this special celebration!

RENPOWER Poland 2024 conference_February 22

Delighted to announce that Polish Canadian Chamber of Commerce represented by President Bernhard Otterstein, Vice-President Areta Kempińska, Secretary Paul Fogo and Treasurer George Havaris participated in the RENPOWER Poland 2024 conference, focusing on renewable energy, energy storage, and hydrogen, organized by Euroconvention Global. It proved to be a valuable experience, allowing us to engage with key figures in the industry and delve into the latest advancements and regulatory frameworks. We are now eager to leverage these insights to promote join Polish – Canadian sustainable energy solutions.

Bernhard Otterstein_President

Bernhard Otterstein was born and educated in Vancouver, where he graduated with honours from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. Over the past three decades he has worked with numerous corporate, governmental, and institutional entities in North America, Europe and Asia in the areas of economic analysis, strategic project and investment planning, new market development, as well as cross-cultural communications. He has been directly involved in projects in the fields of real estate, engineering, biotechnology, energy and IT.

During the past ten years, Mr. Otterstein has gained first-hand experience in identifying and promoting emerging technologies and related business opportunities, taking them from early stage to market via private equity investment and the active co-management of several start-up ventures.

Welcome PCCC New Member – Soflab Technology!

Soflab Technology is a leading provider of complex services in the area of IT solution and system testing. They support the growth of their client organizations through short-time delivery of the high-quality and defect-free software while ensuring highest standards of secure data management in test environments.

Soflab assists the companies from the telecom, financial, banking, energy, retail, IT and healthcare sectors. Our offer is based on the constant observation of the business needs, technology development and changing law regulations. 

Building on Soflab’s broad experience and long-standing expertise, we now offer our original solution, Soflab G.A.L.L., enabling anonymization of sensitive data in production and non-production environments. The solution ensures full security, statistical relevance, consistency and business value of the data.

Soflab Technology is the only certified Tricentis Solutions partner in Europe, in three tool areas: Tosca (Test Automation), qTest (Test Management) and Neoload (Performance Testing). The company’s first joint project with the global leader included deployment of Tosca and qTest solutions at the largest energy supplier in the country and the cooperation in terms of delivering complex automation of test processes is continuously developing.

The company is a three-time winner of the “20 Leading Testing Providers” award from the British Test Magazine. In the TOP200 Computerworld Report 2022 ranking, Soflab Technology was among the TOP3 largest testing companies in Poland.

Soflab in numbers:

– 15 years on the market

– more than 400 certificates

– 8,000 completed projects in many countries

– more than 50 applied tools and technologies

Gwiazdkowy Business Mixer in Katowice_December,12

Another successful Gwiazdkowy Business Mixer in Katowice marking its fifth edition in collaboration with IGCC chambers, Miasto Katowice, Katowice Special Economic Zone and Konfederacja Lewiatan! Over 200 participants from various parts of Poland and different sectors explored the economic potential of Katowice City and the Katowice Special Economic Zone. For PCCC it’s a location of significant Canadian investment – the first Maple Bear school in Poland, opened this September.

Engaging discussions and the vibrant networking were complemented by the Christmas ambiance of Vienna House Easy by Wyndham Katowice, featuring delectable dishes and exquisite Slovak wines.

Thanks to co-organizers, participants and PCCC sponsors including Maple Bear, PKO Bank Polski and Ahoy Career.

New Year Business Mixer in Łódź_January,11

We are delighted to invite our Members for our upcoming New Year Business Mixer, co-organised in collaboration with other IGCC chambers under the honorary patronage of the President of Łódź City.
This evening of networking, collaboration, and celebration as we usher in the New Year provides an excellent opportunity to connect with fellow members, establish new partnerships, and strengthen existing relationships within our diverse business community.
Details of the New Year Business Mixer:
  • Date: January 11, 2024
  • Time: 18.00 – 21.00
  • Venue: Piękna Restaurant, ul. Kilińskiego 74, Łódź

PCCC Christmas Luncheon

A wonderful Christmas Luncheon at the Canadian Embassy  on December 8, filled with the warmth of familiar faces and the richness of Polish tradition! Delightful conversations over traditional Christmas meals made the afternoon truly special. We reflected on the past year and wished each other a new year filled with exciting challenges, noteworthy events, and new areas of collaboration. May the coming year bring us growth and prosperity! Thanks to members and friends of PCCC for making it a festive event !