“VAT 2020” Breakfast Meeting, 18th of September 2019, 9-11:00 AM | ADVICERO, PPCC, PICC
09:00 - 11:00
Seminar “Doing Business in Portugal and Brazil”
PPCC-RES Seminar: Energy Market and Power Prices in Poland, 17 June 2019, Warsaw
08:30 - 12:30
FDI Poland Investor Awards
FDI Poland Investor Awards
BiznesPolska.pl is proud to host the 6th annual FDI Poland Investor Awards Gala, an evening dedicated to recognizing both top Polish companies expanding abroad and top foreign companies operating in Poland.
This celebration will take place in Warsaw at the InterContinental Hotel on 8 November, 2018 with over 200 international guests, who are top executives in charge of investment decisions related to Poland. The awards gala will be preceded by a half-day Investment Forum covering key issues and practical experiences related to direct investment in Poland – with one Exclusive Country as our “Country of Honor”.
Commercial counselors that are supporting the event include: Britain, USA, Canada, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Australia, India, Japan, UA Emirates, Korea, and China. PAIH is also supporting the event again this year.
Tu submit your application please go to FDI Poland Investor Awards
*Nominations close 31st August
Trade Mission to Portugal (Lisbon)
We would like to inform you, that the Polish-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce (PPCC) is organizing a multi-sector trade mission to Portugal, that will take place on 24th-28th September 2018.
This trade mission is a great opportunity to get to know the business environment in Portugal, and accurately assess business opportunities in that market. The mission will be particularly focused on B2B meetings with pre-selected companies and key players in each participant’s activity sector.
We would like to encourage all the companies interested in exporting to-, importing from- , or investing in Portugal to take part in this trade mission.
Please find the detailed offer of the Mission attached. We would like to encourage all the potentially interested companies to fill out the registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSddW-PJt-E1zgWKB4V5z6QYE5cjYISPiFMwpDl1aTJv8NbE2w/viewform
PPCC will contact all the companies that express their initial interest in the Trade Mission to Portugal.
The registration is open until 16th July 2018.
For more information, please contact: Mr. Wojciech Baczyński, PPCC Secretary-General – firstname.lastname@example.org, +48 696 760 925
OECD Report – Poland: Investment in infrastructure and skills will support higher living standards and greater well-being
Polish economic growth remains solid and unemployment is decreasing, but further investments in infrastructure and skills will be essential to sustain a continuing improvement in living standards, environmental quality and well-being, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Poland.
The Survey, presented in Warsaw today by OECD Chief Economist Catherine L. Mann and Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, marks the 20th anniversary since Poland joined the OECD. It underlines the tremendous progress made toward convergence with higher-income countries over the past two decades, but also points out the challenges remaining to, strengthen employment and job quality, improve the business environment and boost infrastructure, as well as ensure sound public finances.
“Poland has made remarkable progress over the 20 years since it joined the OECD, delivering levels of well-being and quality of life that have never before been experienced,” Ms Mann said. “During the time when most countries have been struggling to bounce back from the global economic crisis, the Polish economy has reported strong growth, driving down unemployment. The challenge going forward is to find the policy mix to promote the transition to an economy based on higher technologies and skills, making growth stronger, greener and more inclusive.”
This reform agenda and the new government’s policy priorities – including a new child benefit – involve higher spending. To help finance this, the Survey proposes options for wide-ranging tax reform, including the withdrawal of reduced VAT rates and exemptions, increased use of property and green taxes and strengthening the tax administration. Boosting skills will lead to higher productivity and employment growth, according to the Survey. Continuing the expansion of access to early childhood education, strengthening support for weaker students and better integrating workplace training into vocational education will be key.
Better opportunities to combine professional and family lives are needed to allow more women into the workforce. In addition to more childcare facilities, long-term care services are also needed. The ongoing reform raising the statutory pension age in stages is needed to strengthen employment of seniors and avoid old-age poverty. Envisaged possibilities to retire early should be equal for men and women and should not involve financial incentives for take-up.
To improve infrastructure investment, Poland should better integrate environmental and health criteria to the project selection and evaluation process, ensure stable financing for public transport infrastructure investment and maintenance, and improve framework conditions for investment in renewable energy. Providing support to local governments running infrastructure projects and strengthening local governance capacities would improve infrastructure delivery.
Source: AICEP Portugal Global