On 24th October 2018 the Chamber of Commerce BEPOLUX together with the East Poland House in Brussels arranged a meet up of business representatives and experts in the welcoming premises of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in the Kingdom of Belgium.
In his welcome remarks the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, Mr. Artur Orzechowski, underlined the importance of maintaining this model of cooperation between the chamber of commerce and the Polish regions.
A series of concise presentations followed, as speakers addressed a number of issues frequently raised by potential investors. Mr. Mariusz Kapuscinski, senior economist at BGŻ BNP Paribas, focused on the monetary policy in Poland, giving insights on inflation, interest rates, and trends of the zloty/euro conversion. Investment incentives and opportunities in the East Poland regions were presented by Ms Dominika Błaszczak from the Industrial Development Agency – Special Economic Zone EUROPARK Mielec.
Mr. Michał Szczepura, Head of Podlaskie’s office in Brussels, shed light on the fast-developing startup scene in the five regions of East Poland. The infrastructure of the macro-region in the context of the pan-European networks, was presented by Mr. Piotr Burczyk, Deputy Director of the Department for Promotion Coordination in the Marshal’s Office of the Warmińsko-Mazurskie Region. The guests had, at this point, a chance to familiarize themselves with the development of Via Carpatia and Rail Baltica projects, as well as with the various options of reaching East Poland by a plane to Lublin, Rzeszow, and Olsztyn international airports. SPA tourism was the theme of the last presentation in this segment, and it was delivered by Mr. Konrad Cedro representing Świętokrzyskie region in Brussels.
Prior to the networking lunch, the numerous guests that gathered for the occasion had an excellent opportunity to hear a convincing testimonial from a Belgian entrepreneur who has successfully invested and developed business in East Poland. Mr. Mathieu Peeters, who some years ago established Prefab Veranda Polska outside of Rzeszow in the Podkarpackie region, shared in details the story of his success.