Looking forward to 2012

Looking Forward to 2012

by Alan Jarman, BPCC Chairman,

2012. Is it nearly with us already? Where did 2011 disappear to, and are we ready to start the year that means so much to both the UK and Poland?

2012: a GREAT year and a GREAT Jubilee

H.M. Ambassador, Robin Barnett, describes the significance of the Monarchy and explains the enduring popularity of Her Majesty, Elizabeth II.

A momentous, memorable year ahead

by Joe Tunney, Chief Executive Officer, BPCC,

Since joining BPCC as CEO in August 2011, it's been a very busy time for me. I've been trying to attend as many of the events that we have organised or co-organised as possible.

Interview with Bolesław Gryzel, Minister Counsellor Head of Trade & Investment Promotion Section Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London

Polish and British statistics both show that trade between Poland and the UK continues to grow at a pleasing tempo.

The eurozone crisis and its impact on Poland

The BPCC's December breakfast gave members a chance to gather high-quality insight from representatives of key sectors of the economy.

Forecasts of the year ahead

by Mateusz Walewski PwC,

The last data concerning the real GDP growth In Poland for the 3rd quarter of 2011 was surprisingly optimistic reaching 4.2%.

British Week in Poland

Next year is going to be a big year for the BPCC and our 20th Anniversary is giving rise to a number of special events to mark the occasion. Our Annual Ball, which next year will be held at the Sheraton Hotel on Saturday 13th October, is going to be the biggest “Birthday” event of the year, but we’ve come up with something extra special to mark 2012 in May!

Latest call for EU Funds / PNO

by Vincent van den Bosch, PNO Consultants,
2012 is the penultimate year of the current EU Budget Perspective. Find out where the money is – and what companies have to do to secure the financing.


The UK Is Serious About Poland

A November visit by Britain’s Trade and Investment Minister to Warsaw underlined the importance of Poland to the UK.

Lord Green’s European visit took him to Dusseldorf for a day and then to Warsaw for a two-day series of meetings.

The new normal

by Ewa James, BBcomm – a specialist business to business agency.

As the business landscape is changing, uncertainty slows down economic growth and some organisations are forced to re-invent themselves as near-term survival becomes their highest priority.

Positive Action – A new approach to equality and diversity

by David Glass, Pritchard Englefield,
Sections 158 and 159 Equality Act 2010, which provisions came into force over a period from 1 October 2010 up to and including 6 April 2011.


Polish Government

Poland's parliamentary elections, held on 9 October saw an unprecedented result - for the first time since the restoration of democracy over 20 years ago..

Jones Lang LaSalle Honoured in Eurobuild Awards 2011

Jones Lang LaSalle, the financial and professional services firm specialising in real estate, won a unique “grand slam”.

Millward Brown reveals digital predictions for 2012

Leading brand research consultancy Millward Brown highlights growing trends in the digital media sector with its predictions for the next 12 months.

20 years of Hill International in Poland

US project and construction management company Hill International celebrated the 20th anniversary of its presence in the Polish market.

Joint approach towards an innovative sustainable packaging solution

Innovia Films and Sappi Fine Paper Europe have joined forces to demonstrate potential laminate structures.

Events Coverage

BPCC 19th Annual Ball

The ball, which was held for the nineteenth time this year and has long been established as one of the BPCC’s signature events, and indeed as one of Warsaw’s most prestigious “business” balls, did not fail to impress.

Waste Management Seminar

A seminar on Waste PPP was held at the British Embassy in Warsaw on 16 November.

3rd Annual Business Christmas Mixer, at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland

Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Trade & Investment Promotion Section in partnership with the British Polish Chamber of Commerce.

BPCC brings PPP message to Wielkopolska

The British-Polish PPP Forum took place in Poznań's City Hall on 25 October.

International Christmas Mixer in Wroclaw

As it has already become a tradition, The International Christmas Evening was organised for the ninth time in Wrocław. This year six international chambers of Commerce from Great Britain, USA, Germany, France, Scandinavia, and Ireland were the event co-organisers.

BPCC sings Christmas carols 125 metres underground

BPCC Kraków and the Scandinavian Chamber of Commerce invited their members to a joint Christmas carol evening held at the Wieliczka Salt Mine. A member of BPCC Kraków and a unique site, on UNESCO's global list of cultural and natural heritage, the historic salt mine is the only mining site in the world functioning continuously since the middle ages.