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.

Welcome FCM Travel as the new PCCC Member!

FCM Travel Solutions is a global travel management provider spanning over 90 countries worldwide. Company represents the alternative way of doing business travel. Corporate travel is about so much more than booking flights, that’s why FCM Travel offers a breadth of corporate travel services through its talented teams and innovative technology. 

Passion for customer service, and for making connections across the world are the common threads you’ll find throughout FCM Travel’s 20-year history. From its roots in Australia, FCM Travel has evolved through organic growth and acquisitions; whether in global footprint, bringing new talent and expertise to the team, or technical capability.

Being part of FCTG brings a wider number of benefits and value to the clients. The group’s buying power is unrivalled, thanks for FCM Travel’s partnerships, scale and history. The approach to end-to-end business travel brings control to the corporate travel programme and delivers value through savings, efficiency and productivity. For the clients it means exclusive deals, insider contacts, and always finding a way to make things work for business trips and travel programmes. 

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