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Mota-Engil: Safety first!

Mota-Engil Central Europe has introduced one of the most modern safety system for work at height on the construction sites.

 

Through this investment, the company can guarantee the maximum safety of all persons on the construction site. The company focuses on the safety of employees not only through direct investments in equipment, safety systems and trainings, but also on a wider scale through the active participation in the Agreement for the Construction Safety –  organization of the ten largest construction companies in Poland, with the aim of global improvement of the safety on the sites in whole country.

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PPCC gives patronage to “Patka and Pepe – Aventura Brasileira”

Coming this December – “Patka and Pepe. Aventura Brasileira” – yet another amazing adventure from the detective series written by Aga Szczepanska. This time Patka and Pepe are solving crimes in the tropical Brazil!!!

Our two main young detectives, under the watchful eye of uncle Wężowski, land in Rio de Janeiro and embark on an incredible journey along the coastline down to Sao Paulo, attracting along the way, a chain of unexpected and tangling affairs. Who’s the mysterious Flamengo kid? Why is the dog wearing shoes? And what does the famous footballer have to do with this? What are the Whiners-Complainers so afraid of? Is the Bird Queen going to save the Dreamer? And will our tiny heroes manage to solve this mystery and help their friends? As usual, illustrations made by Marsija and the mind blowing cover page created by an artist from Brazil.

Author of the cover: Cassio Markowski-Ferreira

It’s our great pleasure to inform that the Polish-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce has conceded its Patronage to “Patka and Pepe. Aventura Brasileira”.

(Print house Studio Moema – Warsaw 2015, hard cover, 176 pages, ISBN 978-83-933072-6-5).

 

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PPCC @ Portugal Exportador 2015

The PPCC was present at Portugal Exportador 2015, represented by Mr, Wojciech Baczynski, PPCC Secretary General.

During the event, the PPCC had a stand in the space dedicated to the Portuguese Chambers of Commerce operating abroad. Here, it was possible to have several meetings with PPCC Member companies and with many companies that aim to expand their activity to Poland. This testifies that Poland remains one of the most attractive European markets for the Portuguese companies.

The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Lisbon was also present in the event, having its own stand in the fair’s section dedicated to foreign embassies in Portugal.

A seminar about the Polish market also took place during Portugal Exportador 2015. The seminar counted with the participation, has speakers, of Mr. Wojciech Baczynski and representatives of the Polish Republic in Lisbon, Jerónimo Martins, Novo Banco and AICEP.

 

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Solaris and Millennium Leasing will deliver 60 eco-friendly buses to Warsaw

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Bolechowo 15.10.2015

On 15 October, Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. and Millennium Leasing Sp. z o.o. signed an agreement with Miejskie Zakłady Autobusoweon for the delivery and 6-year lease of 60 new buses. The contract is worth more than PLN 107 million.

 

The contract involves the delivery of sixty modern Solaris Urbino buses. These will be low-floor articulated 18 m – long vehicles. The lease period shall be 71 months. The contract is worth more than PLN 107 million.

 

We have close to a thousand Solaris buses in our fleet – this brand is definitely the dominating one in Miejskie Zakłady Autobusowe. We hope that the next buses from Bolechowo will also satisfy our and the passengers’ requirements. – Jan Kuźmiński, CEO of Miejskie Zakłady Autobusowe said.

 

Seeing Solaris buses in the streets of Warsaw makes us proud. The decision to lease sixty eco-friendly low floor buses demonstrates that Miejskie Zakłady Autobusowe are consistently implementing measures to develop public transport in Warsaw to the benefit of the public first of all.” – Dariusz Michalak, Solaris Deputy CEO said.

 

Long-standing experience in financing various means of transport, including public transport, allows us yet again to accommodate needs voiced by the market. We do projects which can improve the quality of life of people in big cities. Now we have signed a new joint project with Solaris Bus & Coach – our long-term partners. We are confident that it will have a positive impact on the comfort of public buses in Warsaw. – Wojciech Rybak, Chairman of Millennium Leasing said.

 

Just as the eighty Solaris buses contracted by MZA in May this year, the new vehicles will be fitted i.a. with photovoltaic panels. Solar batteries installed on the roof will support the electrical system whenever the motor is off and also at terminus stops. This will help reduce fuel consumption, which is extremely important given the continuously growing demand for electricity, which results from increasingly sophisticated monitoring systems, climate control and LCD displays.

 

The Warsaw buses will be powered by DAF/PACCAR engines, which satisfy requirements of the latest Euro6 emissions standard as well as Voith Diwa 6 transmissions. Additional space has also been provided for prams and wheelchairs. Passengers will have the availability of traditional Solaris comfort features – climate control, LCD information displays and eco-friendly LED lighting. The safety of passengers and the driver will be assured by an advanced surveillance system, which comprises five exterior and five interior cameras to monitor the bus. An innovative feature will be alcolock– a device, which does not allow a drunk driver to start the engine. Additional features include Request Stop buttons reading STOP and printed with Braille characters.

 

Solaris buses have become part and parcel of Warsaw’s landscape. More than a thousand buses sporting the Solaris logo run on the capital city’s streets. It is worth mentioning that towards the end of September the manufacturer delivered ten electric buses. Moreover twenty Urbino 12 and sixty Urbino 18 buses will be delivered to Warsaw before the year’s end.

 

Information about Solaris Bus & Coach S.A.

Solaris Bus & Coach S.A.is Europe’s leading Polish producer of Solaris Urbino city buses, Solaris Trollino trolleybuses, Solaris InterUrbino intercity buses, special-purpose buses as well as Solaris Tramino trams. Since the start of production in 1996, close to 13,000 vehicles have already left the factory and are running in 29 countries in close to 600 cities. Solaris Bus & Coach is a family company founded and owned by Solange and Krzysztof Olszewski. The company launched low floor buses on the Polish market and soon became a leader in this segment, remaining in this position to-date. From its earliest days Solaris has been growing dynamically and adding new bus models to its range, using state-of-the-art solutions. The latest product from Solaris is the Solaris Urbino electric bus – an all-electric vehicle. The factories in Poland employ 2300 staff while close to 500 are working in the foreign branches.

 

Additional information:


Solaris Bus & Coach S.A.
Mateusz Figaszewski
Deputy PR Director
mateusz.figaszewski@solarisbus.com
+48 601 652 179

 

Millennium Leasing Sp. z o.o.
Małgorzata Nasiłowska

Marketing Communication Department
malgorzata.nasilowska@bankmillennium.pl
+48 22 598 22 24

 

Miejskie Zakłady Autobusowe
Adam Stawicki
Press Spokesman
adam.stawicki@mza.waw.pl
+48 604 469 969

PPCC/ViniPortugal Wine Fair – Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

 

Warsaw, 13th October 2015

Portuguese Wines Fair Day in Warsaw

The event was attended by over 400 participants.

 

Over 400 people, including 100 professionals from the wine industry (sommeliers, importers, restaurant owners) took part in this special event – Wines of Portugal Tasting, organized by Polish-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce (PPCC) in cooperation with ViniPortugal – Professional Association of Portuguese Wine Industry. Currently almost every 10th wine sold in Poland comes from Portugal.

 

Professional Masterclasses and tastings of the highest quality Portuguese wines took place during the event. The participants could broaden their knowledge about the wine market, taste Portuguese wines produced from 250 varieties of grapes and establish business relations with 29 producers. The first Polish edition of Wines
of Portugal Tasting was held in InterContinental Warsaw hotel.

The wine consumption in Poland is steadily growing. KPMG Report “The 2014 Alcoholic Beverages Market in Poland” shows that as much as 10% of the total amount spent on alcohol in our country is spent on wine. An average Pole drinks approx. 7 liters of wine, of which 3.5 liters is a grape wine. Poland occupies the 35th place in terms of wine consumption in international rankings, but it is worth noticing that since 2004 the sale of wine has grown in our country by 56%. Most of wines are imported from Europe. The Iberian Peninsula countries have become an important provider in recent years. Around 7.5 million liters of wine were imported from Portugal in 2014, whereas 10 years earlier it was less than 170 thousand liters. Currently almost every 10th wine sold in Poland comes from Portugal.

The increase in Portuguese wine exports to Poland is a result of closer economic cooperation between the two countries. Last year’s trade turnover between Portugal and Poland reached EUR 1.1 billion thanks – to a great extent – to the Polish-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce (PPCC).

  • For almost 8 years we have been strengthening bilateral economic relations between Poland and Portugal and organizing events promoting Portuguese and Polish values and culture. The Portuguese Wines Fair in Warsaw was another successful initiative by the PPCC. Due to its quality and value for money, Portuguese wines have been very much appreciated in Poland, as almost one in every 10 bottles of table wine sold in Poland comes from Portugal – says Pedro Pereira da Silva, President of the Polish-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce (PPCC).
  • The Polish market is very important for Portugal. In the first semester we sold EUR 7 mln worth of wine in Poland, which make us the 6th provider of wine in Poland – says Maria Amélia Paiva, Ambassador of Portugal to Poland.

Portuguese wines are produced from varieties that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Although Portugal is a small country, it is characterized by a wide range of microclimates. Thanks to this, Portuguese wines are stylistically very diversified, excellent both with food or solo. Thanks to the 250 grape varieties grown in the country, Portugal is capable of producing very different white, red and rosé wines, characteristic of each of the 14 regions. Some of the most famous and unique varieties are: Alvarinho, Arinto, Encruzado and Fernão Pires (white varieties), and Baga, Castelão, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira and Aragonez. (red varieties).

  • Almost 2% of the wine produced in the world is produced in Portugal .We are the 12th producer and 9th exporter of wine. We export half of our total production, which in value constitutes approx. 60%. – said Jorge Monteiro, President of ViniPortugal.

During the tasting, the following producers presented their wines: Adega Ponte De Lima, Agrimota – Sociedade Agrícola e Florestal, Anselmo Mendes Vinhos, Caminhos Cruzados, Casa Santos Lima – Companhia Das Vinhas, Companhia das Quintas, Cortes De Cima, Dão Sul – Sociedade Vitivinícola, Esporão, Ewine, Fiuza & Bright – Sociedade Vitivinícola, Herdade das Servas, João Teodósio Matos Barbosa & Filhos, João Portugal Ramos Vinhos, José Maria da Fonseca Vinhos, Luís Pato, Mouchão, Niepoort Vinhos S.A, Quinta da Alorna Vinhos, Quinta da Murta, Quinta da Plansel, , Quinta de Curvos – Sociedade Agrícola Quinta do Crasto, Rozès, Sensi Wine, Serrano Mira – Sociedade Vinícola, Soc. Agrícola Casal De Ventozela, Soalheiro, Wines & Winemakers by Saven, WWS – Wine With Spirit.

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For further information please contact:

winaportugalskie@art-media.com.pl

The Polish – Portuguese Chamber of Commerce (PPCC),founded in 2008 in Warsaw, is an independent, non-profit organization that sets out to promote the interests of its ca. 200 member companies in respect to the commercial links between businesses in Poland, Portugal and the Portuguese speaking countries. The Chamber of Commerce offers support in the establishment of commercial contacts, match-making, ad hoc legal advice, organization of individual and group trade missions, market research, training and recruitment services. Our members are the main Portuguese companies operating in the Polish market, Polish businesses that already maintain, or plan to establish business relations with the Portuguese market, as well as multinational companies. The President of the PPCC is Mr. Pedro Pereira da Silva, Chief Operations Officer at Jerónimo Martins Group and Country Manager in Poland.

 

ViniPortugal is the Interprofessional Association of the Portuguese Wine Industry and the entity managing the brand Wines of Portugal. Its aim is to promote the image of Portugal as a wine producing country par excellence by valuing the brand Wines of Portugal. Founded in 1997 as a private non-profit association, it groups leading associations and professional organizations representing the trade (ANCEVE and ACIBEV), production (FENAVI and FEVIPOR), cooperative wineries (FENADEGAS), distillers (AND), farmers (CAP) and demarcated regions (ANDOVI). Through ViniPortugal, the brand Wines of Portugal is consistently present in 4 continents and 11 strategic markets. With an annual investment of around 7 million Euros, ViniPortugal carries out over 100 annual Portuguese wine promotional actions involving around 350 national wine producers.

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Please click the links below to check the event’s official photos

1st Masterclass

2nd Masterclass

Workshop about the Polish Market

Lunch

Wine Tasting for Professionals

Wine Tasting for General Public

PPCC Wines of Portugal Tasting for the first time in Warsaw

Warsaw, 24th September 2015

 

Wines of Portugal Tasting for the first time in Warsaw.

 

On the 8th October, Warsaw will host a special event – Wines of Portugal Tasting. The event is organized by The Polish – Portuguese Chamber of Commerce (PPCC), for the first time in cooperation with ViniPortugal – The Professional Association of the Portuguese Wine Industry. In order to ensure a high quality wine trade event, the organizers are inviting top wine industry professionals (sommeliers, importers and restaurant owners) for a Masterclass and to taste Portuguese wines of the highest quality.

 

The first Polish edition of Wines of Portugal Tasting will take place in the InterContinental Warsaw Hotel.

 

This is another event – following the Portuguese Week “Flavours of Portugal”, organized annually in May – aimed at promoting Portugal in Poland. Wines of Portugal Tasting will be a great opportunity for Polish wine industry professionals to meet producers of fine wines from Portugal, to deepen their knowledge of the market and to establish business relations in one day and in one place – said PPCC Secretary General, Wojciech Baczyński.

 

Portuguese wines are produced from unique types of grapes that are not grown anywhere else. Although Portugal is a small country, it encompasses a wide range of microclimates which provides a diversity of wine styles. As a result, Portuguese wines are excellent both in combination with food, and solo. Portugal’s 14 growing regions produce 250 different grape types used in the production of white, red and rosé wines. The most popular and unique Portuguese varieties are: Alvarinho, Arinto, Encruzado and Fernão Pires (white varieties) and Baga, Castelão, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira and Aragonez (red varieties).

 

The wide range of Portuguese grapes and its characteristic acidity result in a great potential for wine and food pairing. Portuguese wine can be an excellent component of every dish. The wine making tradition of Portugal dates back about 4,000 years – such long experience is a guarantee of safety. The new generations of Portuguese winemakers combine tradition with dynamic modernity. Portuguese wines are gaining global recognition: their top quality resulted in 8 out of 10 Portuguese wines registered in international wine challenges winning an award.

 

During the Wines of Portugal Tasting event the following producers will present their wines: Adega Ponte de Lima; Agrimota – Sociedade Agrícola e Florestal, S.A.; Anselmo Mendes Vinhos, Lda.; Caminhos Cruzados, Lda.; Casa Agrícola Alexandre Relvas Lda.; Casa Santos Lima – Companhia das Vinhas; Cortes de Cima, S.A.; Coteaux da Murta-Bucelas S.Unip Lda.; Dão Sul – Sociedade Vitivinícola, S.A.; Esporão Vendas e Marketing; Ewine, Lda; Fiuza & Bright – Sociedade Vitivinícola, Lda.; João Teodósio Matos Barbosa & Filhos, Lda.; João Portugal Ramos Vinhos, S.A.; José Maria da Fonseca Vinhos, S.A.; Luís Pato, Unipessoal, Lda.; Mouchão; Niepoort Vinhos S.A.; Quinta da Alorna Vinhos Lda.; Quinta da Plansel; Quinta da Murta – Bucelas; Quinta de Curvos – Sociedade Agrícola, S.A.; Quinta do; Crasto, S.A.; ROZÈS, S.A.; SAVEN S.A.; Sensi Wine Lda.; Serrano Mira Sociedade Vinícola S.A.; Soc. Agrícola Casal de Ventozela S.A.; Vinusoalleirus, Lda.; WWS – Wine With Spirit, S.A.

 

Schedule of the event:

 

10:00 am – 11:30 am : Commented tasting (Masterclass) of Portuguese fine wines for professionals.

12:00 am – 1:30pm : Commented tasting (Masterclass) of Portuguese fine wines for   professionals.

2:30 pm – 4:30pm Tasting of Portuguese fine wines for professionals.

5:00 pm – 8:00pm Wine tasting for the open public.

 

For further information please contact:

winaportugalskie@art-media.com.pl

 

The Polish – Portuguese Chamber of Commerce (PPCC), founded in 2008 in Warsaw, is an independent, non-profit organization that sets out to promote the interests of its ca. 200 member companies in respect to the commercial links between businesses in Poland, Portugal and the Portuguese speaking countries. The Chamber of Commerce offers support in the establishment of commercial contacts, match-making, ad hoc legal advice, organization of individual and group trade missions, market research, training and recruitment services. Our members are the main Portuguese companies operating in the Polish market, Polish businesses that already maintain, or plan to establish business relations with the Portuguese market, as well as multinational companies. The President of the PPCC is Mr. Pedro Pereira da Silva, Chief Operations Officer at Jerónimo Martins Group and Country Manager in Poland.

ViniPortugal is the Interprofessional Association of the Portuguese Wine Industry and the entity managing the brand Wines of Portugal. Its aim is to promote the image of Portugal as a wine producing country par excellence by valuing the brand Wines of Portugal. Founded in 1997 as a private non-profit association, it groups leading associations and professional organizations representing the trade (ANCEVE and ACIBEV), production (FENAVI and FEVIPOR), cooperative wineries (FENADEGAS), distillers (AND), farmers (CAP) and demarcated regions (ANDOVI). Through ViniPortugal, the brand Wines of Portugal is consistently present in 4 continents and 11 strategic markets. With an annual investment of around 7 million Euros, ViniPortugal carries out over 100 annual Portuguese wine promotional actions involving around 350 national wine producers.