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.

ENPOWER POLAND 2024_February 22

PCCC is delighted to be a Supporting Partner of RENPOWER POLAND 2024: Ensuring the pace of decarbonization in the energy mix.
When:  22 February 2024
Where: hotel Mercure Grand Warsaw
Languages: Polish and English (simultaneous translation)
The one-day event is entirely dedicated to the green agenda that keeps driving the energy transition in the country. Presentations, panel discussions and showcases will involve both the public and private sector stakeholders. 
The conference will focus on the new steps taken to further develop the renewable energy market that will provide energy security, grid stability and fortifies electricity access in Poland. The program covers the key drivers that will contribute to ensure the pace of decarbonization in the Polish energy mix, namely: Cable Pooling – Solar PV – Smart grid – Carbon Capture – Energy Storage – Green Hydrogen – Financing – Regulation.
25+ Speakers and Experts, panel sessions and presentations with latest content. Networking opens opportunities, so be part of the conversation!
PCCC Members will benefit from a 15% discount both on the delegate registration fee and sponsorship package rates. CODE: RPPCCC15
For the detailed agenda and conditions, please send an email to Michel Masquelier at:

St. Patrick’s Day Business Mixer_March 13

PCCC is thrilled to extend the warmest invitation to PCCC Members for an evening of networking, camaraderie, and celebration at the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day!
Hosted on the 13th of March at 18:30, the Business Mixer promises to be an exceptional opportunity to connect with fellow professionals and explore exciting business prospects.
Join us at the exquisite Radisson Hotel located at Grzybowska 24, Warsaw where we will be co-hosting this event alongside esteemed partners: Enterprise Ireland, Irish Polish Chamber of Commerce, and British Polish Chamber of Commerce. This collaboration ensures a diverse and vibrant gathering, perfect for fostering meaningful connections and exploring synergies across borders.
Here are the event details:
– Date: 13th March
– Time: 18:30 onwards
– Venue: Radisson Hotel, Grzybowska 24
Please RSVP by 1st March, to secure your spot at this exclusive gathering. 
We look forward to welcoming you to an unforgettable St. Patrick’s Day celebration, filled with business opportunities and the spirit of camaraderie.

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

Canadian perspective on 3W idea_ 3W Congress_November 28

The PCCC President, Bernhard L. Otterstein presenting the Canadian prespective on 3W idea will be the panelist during 3W Congress on November 28. This two-day conference ( November, 27-28)  is the largest gathering of experts in water, hydrogen and carbon technologies. 

What is the 3W Idea?

It is a project initiated by BGK (Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego) in 2021. Its task is to support the development and build a competitive advantage of Polish economy based on innovative technologies in the area of water, hydrogen and carbon.

The 3W Congress organized by the bank is a one-of-a-kind event. Last year it brought together several hundred talented scientists, courageous entrepreneurs, ambitious students, as well as representatives of the public sector, NGOs and financial institutions.

And what’s in store this year?

The theme of this year’s event is elemental carbon and related technologies that are used in medical, IT, defense and space industries. Topics related to sustainable water resources management and their protection will be discussed as well. We will also talk about what a hydrogen-powered future might look like and look at the solutions used in other countries.

We will also present the results of analyses and reports on 3W technology and the development of the 3W sector. We will show the most interesting projects implemented by local governments and talk about what opportunities local authorities see for regional development through involvement in 3W projects.

The congress will also feature the finals of the Start-up Showdown competition – for innovative 3W start-ups from the Three Seas region.

The event will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre Warsaw, at 21 Skalnicowa Street. Funds from ticket sales will be allocated to one of the initiatives indicated by participants.

Register now at 3W Congress website

Canada Day Family Picnic 2023

Last Sunday, 2 July, the Polish Canadian Chamber of Commerce organised a Canada Day picnic for families and friends to celebrate the nation’s special day. Held in a beautiful Klub Sosnowy, the event was filled with fun activities, delicious food, and a fantastic sense of community.
This year in addition to our regular guests, we had the pleasure of hosting representatives of the Canadian Polish Congress who emphasised the significance of Canada Day in the Polish-Canadian community.
As the day progressed, adults and children engaged in various games, activities and quiz competitions organised by our sponsors. The laughter, cheerful conversations, and friendly sportsmanship set the tone for a joyous celebration.

The PCCC signs MoU with the Polish Investment and Trade Agency

The Polish Investment and Trade Agency and the Polish Canadian Chamber of Commerce (PCCC) have signed MoU agreement in order to develop stronger relationship between the two sides. The document was signed by PAIH Board Member Zdzislaw Sokal and PCCC President Bernhard Otterstein.