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Hilton Warsaw Hotel & Convention Centre Wins Best Employer of the Year Award

Hilton Warsaw Hotel & Convention Centre has been awarded the prestigious title of ‘Best Employer of the Year’ by Rzeczpospolita Newspaper.

Raben Group announces acquisition of German Road Network and operations in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia from Wincanton

European logistics operator, Raben Group, has today announced the acquisition of Wincanton’s German Road Network activities and businesses in Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia, subject to conditions.

Commercial properties in Poland in the years 1991-2011 and development prospects

This year marks twenty years since the global commercial real estate advisory firm Cushman & Wakefield began its operation in Poland.

HSBC conducted the first ever transaction in RMB in Poland

Having widened its offer by solutions enabling trade settlements with Chinese partners in RMB, HSBC bank has conducted the first RMB transaction in the history of Polish bank sector.

Events Coverage

International Business Golf Tournament

As the beginning of Summer draws near, the BPCC in co-operation with the Polish Canadian Chamber of Commerce (PCCC), the Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce (SPCC) and Irish Chamber of Commerce (ICC) took the opportunity to offer their members the chance to network in the outdoors The First International Business Golf Tournament took place on Friday, 17 June at the First Warsaw Golf & Country Club.

BPCC Ferryboat, 16th June, Wroclaw.

Yet again as for the past 11 years BPCC ferryboat set off for the leasure cruize on the Odra river on a hot night of June 16th 2011.

BPCC seminar: UK Bribery Act 2010

The UK Bribery Act 2010 comes into force on 1 July 2011. It equips the UK courts and prosecutors with some of the most up-to-date and robust anti-bribery legislation in the world.

Dinner with Michael Bear, Lord Mayor of the City of London, and Stuart Fraser, chairman of the Policy & Resources Committee at the City of London, Monday 17 May, 2011.

The Lord Mayor, Alderman Michael Bear, introduced himself as the 683rd Lord Mayor, global ambassador for Britain’s financial services industry, which generates 10% of the UK’s GDP, raises L54 billion in taxes and exports L42 billion-worth of services.

Articles

Interview with Martin Oxley, country head, UK Trade & Investment

Interview with Martin Oxley, country head, UK Trade & Investment.

Regulatory response to the crisis: Basel III – costs and benefits

written by: Dr Tatiana Fic, National Institute of Economic and Social Research, London. National Bank of Poland, Warsaw.

Why Poland

Poland's finance minister answers question 'Why Poland?' at BPCC London CEO event

The total Polish pharmaceutical market is the 6th largest in Europe and worth over USD 6 billion, and is expected to grow by 5.0% through 2015.

Why Poland?

If you are an international firm, based in the UK and doing good business in continental Europe but have yet to enter the Polish market – either as an exporter or investor – this is for you.

The Residential Market

The residential market in Poland is by far the largest market in the CEE region. Amongst the ten EU member countries within the CEE, Poland comprises approximately 40% of all residential units built in the region. Despite the market slowdown of 2009 Warsaw remained the largest single market and it continued to be one of the most stable housing markets within the CEE. By Kazimierz Kirejczyk, president, REAS

Office Market

Poland is the largest office market in the CEE region in terms of both supply and demand. Total office stock in Poland is estimated at over 5,5 million m2 of which 3,4 million m2 are located in Warsaw. By Mateusz Polkowski, senior research analyst, Jones Lang LaSalle

Poland moves up the value chain in high-tech manufacturing

According to the latest available Eurostat data for 2007 Poland with the total number of 56,185 high-tech entities is the fifth largest EU market according to the number of high-tech firms. Between 2003 and 2007 (so before the recent economic crisis) the total number of high-tech firms in Poland increased by 28%. By Mateusz Walewski, senior economist, PwC

Opportunities in Poland’s rapidly growing chemicals sector

The chemical industry in Poland covers a wide variety of product segments, from base and agricultural chemicals through specialty and fine products to pharmaceuticals. The value of the market in 2009 was estimated at €17.5 billion (PLN 76 billion) , which accounted for 3.4% of the total value of the European chemicals market. By Sławomir Huss, manager, advisory department, PwC

BPO services still showing much upside

The BPO sector in Poland encompasses around 300 shared services centre (SSC) and business process outsourcing (BPO) operations that employ approximately 50,000 people. It is easy to see why it is one of the dominant sectors in Poland. If R&D and software development centres are included in the mix, Poland can be considered one of the market leaders for the sector in the CEE region. By Paul Jasniach, senior manager, advisory department, PwC