The 2014 edition of Warsaw Business Journal Group’s Investing in Poland project has been launched. The project involves an annual publication scheduled to be launched at a conference on September 17, as well as an Investment of the Year competition and a gala which will be held in October.
The project is organized by Warsaw Business Journal Group in cooperation with the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (PAIiIZ), PwC, Bank Pekao and CBRE as well as eight chambers of commerce: the British, German, Spanish, French, Belgian, Dutch, Chinese and Indian.
Investing in Poland project consists of:
1. The Investing in Poland 2014 publication – an annual investment guide published since 2009. The fifth edition of the Investing in Poland publication will come out in September 2013.
2. Conference – WBJ will hold a conference in late September marking the launch of the publication. Discussion panels featured at the conference will examine investment conditions and incentives.
3. Competition and Gala – First launched in 2012 in cooperation with major chambers of commerce and industry. The competition will award the Investment of the Year Award. This year the competition has been expanded: there will be three awards instead of one: Small Investment of the Year, Medium-Sized Investment of the Year and Large Investment of the Year.
The main aim of the Investing in Poland project is to distinguish the most important foreign investments in Poland as well as show Poland’s potential for investors.
Investing in Poland 2014 is the fifth edition of the publication. It presents all regions of Poland as well as major Polish cities and their potential for investors. It also provides information on all the special economic zones in Poland. Since 2011 the publication includes a special Trendbook section portraying the most prominent and interesting trends in the Polish economy.
In addition to the English version, the publication will be translated into Chinese and Spanish, two of the top three most-spoken languages in the world.
The conference will feature the official launch of the Investing in Poland annual publication, as well as two panel discussions. The first will focus on investing in Poland, in particular on what cities and regions are doing to attract investors, and the other on outsourcing as an investment trend.
In the weeks following the conference WBJ will present the profiles of each nominee and finally the top investment in each category will be selected by a jury. The three top investments, assessed on the amount invested, number of jobs created, innovativeness and sustainability will be awarded at the October gala.