ACTIVITIES REPORT 2013

OVERVIEW OF BEPOLUX EVENTS 2013

January 22nd

BEPOLUX NEW YEAR  EVENT

To launch the new year  H.E. Mr Ambassador Artur Harazim, hosted the Bepolux New Year event in the lounges of the Polish Embassy in Brussels. 

 

The event, that has become a tradition, was attended by a large number of members and revealed to be a great opportunity for networking in an excellent atmosphere. 

Participants : 70

April 19th

Business Lunch with guest speaker, Mr. Didier Reynders,

Vice prime minister and Minister of Foreign affairs.

Hosted by ING Bank, Place Royale, Brussels.

The minister commented on the outcome of his recent visit to Poland.

Participants : 120

May 14th

BUSINESS PROSPECTS FOR BELGIAN COMPANIES IN POLAND

Business lunch with Guest speaker,  H.E. Mr. Raoul Delcorde, Belgian Ambassador in Poland.

Diamant Building, Brussels.   The ambassador explained the evolution of the Polish Economy with permanent growth, also in period of downturn in the EU, and stressed the opportunities for Belgian companies on the Polish market.

Participants: 50

 

May 23rd

POLISH ECONOMIC FORUM, TOURISM AND CULTURE.

The TRADE AND INVESTMENT PROMOTION SECTION of the Polish Embassy, in cooperation with FEB/VBO, and supported by BEPOLUX, organized the Polish Economic Forum, on economy, tourism and culture. 

More than 30 Polish companies met in B2B meetings with potential Belgian business partners.

June 20th

HOW DID POLAND ESCAPE THE EURO CRISIS

 

BEPOLUX meeting with Prof. Dr. J. Buzek, former chairman, and member of the European Parliament was hosted by the Trade and Investment Promotion section of the Polish Embassy in Brussels.

In his presentation Mr. Buzek made a correlation between the present positive economic growth of the polish economy and the tough measures taken in the early years after the 1989 democratic changes in Poland.

Participants : 55

 

November 13th

MEETING WITH MR. PIECHOCINSKI, Minister of Economy in Poland.

 

Bepolux  members were invited by the Trade and Investment Development section of the Polish Embassy to a private meeting with the Minister of Economy of Poland.

Participants: 40

November 21st

BEPOLUX AWARD CEREMONY

 

Best Belgian Company in Poland 2013

The BEPOLUX AWARD HAD its second edition in 2013. 

The award organized in cooperation with BNP Paribas Fortis Bank is a reward for the business achievement of a Belgian or Luxembourg company on the Polish market.

 

ST0KOTA SP Z O O in Elblag, subsidiary of Vergalle Group in Oudernaarde was the winner.  Also nominated were CFE Polska and DEMOCO Polska.

 

The winner received a artwork created by a the Polish artist Jacek Byczewski.

 

Participants: 95

PPP PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN POLAND  

BRUSSELS, Dec. 3rd

In his presentation,  Mr. Jacek Pilatkowski, Head of PPP section at the Polish Ministry of Economy in Warsaw, commented on the new legislation on PPP which has resulted in a substantial increase of projects, mainly initiated by local authorities in Poland.

 

 

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