The Polish-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce (PPCC), with headquarters in Warsaw, was awarded Best Portuguese Bilateral Chamber of Commerce in the world, during the Annual Meeting of the Portuguese Chambers of Commerce that has held in New York, on the 27th and 28th of April 2015.
The first edition of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce of the Year was introduced this year by the International Confederation of Portuguese Entrepreneurs (CEIP) and the Portuguese Chamber of Trade and Industry, with support from AICEP and the Secretariat of State of the Portuguese Communities. This initiative is aimed at awarding the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce that has been outstanding, throughout 2014, due to the results accomplished in the following areas:
- Support to the Portuguese companies internationalization
- Attraction of Foreign Direct Investment
- Promotion of Portugal’s image
The assessment of best chamber was carried by a juri composed of the President of the Administration Board of the Portuguese Chamber of Trade and Industry, the President of CIEP’s Executive Commission, AICEP’s Administrator and a representative from the Secretariat of State of the Portuguese Communities.
Pedro Pereira da Silva, PPCC President, stated that he considers “the award an acknowledgment of the work and effort carried out by the PPCC in the last 7 years to strengthen the commercial relations between the two countries. Poland has been occupying a prominent place in the Portuguese companies internationalization in the last 15 years. The success stories of Jerónimo Martins, Bank Millenium, Mota-Engil, BESI, EDP-Renováveis, Martifer Renewables, Colep, BA Vidro, Eurocash, among others, are great examples of Portuguese companies that are today market leaders or very important players in their sectors in the Polish market.”
According to Pedro Pereira da Silva, “PPCC’s services, with a member base composed of Portuguese and Polish companies, almost in equal numbers, played a major role in the success of the first steps of many Portuguese companies in the Polish market in the last seven years, as well as in consolidating market positions. The Chamber has also been enhancing efforts in order to bring Polish investors closer to Portugal and other Portuguese Speakign Countries.”