Polish Business Link has announced the date for the first Polish Scottish Business Forum. Partnered by the Polish Consulate and Santander Bank, it will take place at The Royal Society of Edinburgh, on the 27 November.
The event will be opened by Dariusz Adler, Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Edinburgh and will build on the success of Polish Scottish business mixer events held in Edinburgh over the last three years and two annual Congress of Polish Entrepreneurs events in London.
The Forum event will offer opportunities for Polish entrepreneurs to find support and advice about funding and available support to grow from such sources as HMRC and Business Gateway and will feature a dedicated session for Scottish exporters interested in expanding business to Poland.
Polish Business Link was set up by Bartlomiej Kowalczyk, Edinburgh-based Polish entrepreneur, in partnership with the British Polish Chamber of Commerce to build networks within the Polish business community as much as to connect the latter with British businesses.
Michael Dembinski, British Polish Chamber of Commerce Chief Adviser, said:
“Many of my parents’ generation who settled in Scotland after World War II were entrepreneurs, but they never got together – which was a shame. Today’s generation of Polish entrepreneurs understand that a network is as strong as the square of the number of its members; no business is an island.
This event will be a chance for Scottish SMEs to tap into the thriving network of Polish businesses, opening up the potential of Polish markets, including lucrative export opportunities. But equally, Scottish firms benefit greatly from identifying UK-based Polish contractors, for example in the construction sector.”
Business clinic sessions will give delegates the chance to discuss issues and challenges with seasoned, successful figures from the world of business.
Any business interested in attending the forum should visit www.pblink.co.uk/en/forum to register as over 100 businesses are expected to attend and spaces are limited.