Staff Writer – Atlanta Business Chronicle
Representatives of the Embassy of Poland in the United States are heading to Atlanta Oct. 24 for a special conference designed to drum up business opportunities between Poland and Georgia.
The trade and business development conference, featuring Ambassador of Poland to the U.S. Robert Kupiecki, will be held at the Wardlaw Center on the Georgia Institute of Technology campus.
Additionally, the Mazovia Development Agency is bringing a trade and business development delegation, including seven companies from Mazovia, the central region of Poland and the economic leader among other regions of the country.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is working to schedule one-on-one meetings between the delegation members and Georgia companies interested in making business connections in Poland.
Poland recently took over the presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU). Administrative responsibilities for the Council of the European Union (EU) are provided by the Presidency, which rotates among EU member states every six months. For the second half of 2011, Poland serves as President of the Council and has said that its priority will be to lead the EU towards faster economic growth, and an enhanced political community.
Other key leaders also expected at the Conference include Pawel Pietrasienski, Head of the Investment Section of the Polish Embassy; the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (PAIiIZ) delegation, including representatives from local and regional governments (City of Częstochowa, City of Łódź, Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodship, and Śląskie Voivodship) and representatives from Łódź and Mielec Special Economic Zones in Poland.
Conference attendees will have an opportunity to participate in various discussions regarding investing in Georgia, doing business in Poland, and educational opportunities for Georgia students in Poland.
The Conference is co-organized by the Trade & Investment Section of the Polish Embassy in Washington, DC, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Atlanta Polish Chamber, and the Georgia Institute of Technology, Center for European and Transatlantic Studies.