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.


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Bernhard Otterstein was born and educated in Vancouver, Canada, where he graduated with honours from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. 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, energy, biotechnology and IT/telecommunications.

Over the past 15 years, Mr. Otterstein has gained first-hand experience in identifying and promoting innovative, 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.