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Małopolska Region

Małopolska is one of the most attractive tourist destinations and one of the most beautiful regions in the country. Małopolska has the greatest number of national parks, mineral water resources and a half of the Polish objects of the UNESCO World Heritage List is located in the region. The strength of the region lies in its enormous economic potential, infrastructure and consistently implemented enhancement strategy. It is based on three pillars: the natural and cultural heritage of Małopolska, human capital and support for the entrepreneurship in the industries of the future. These are, among others: biotechnology, IT and new technologies as well as creative industries. Constantly developed infrastructure, attractive investment conditions and above all – openness for collaboration are the reasons why many international companies locate their businesses and offices in Małopolska.

The actions undertaken by the authorities of the region have been recognized in prestigious international competitions. Building business-friendly environment, entrepreneurship development and effective spending of EU funds were appreciated by the Committee of the Regions by granting Małopolska – as the first Polish region – the label “European Entrepreneurial Region” in 2016. And in RegioStars 2016 competition organized by the European Commission the first prize was awarded to the Academy of Social Economy Development project implemented by the Regional Centre for Social Policy in Krakow. In this year’s edition of the prestigious RegioStars Awards there are two projects from the Małopolska Region – the Małopolska Agglomeration Card (MKA) and an innovative system of training vouchers, which SMEs could gain in a project implemented by the Regional Labour Office in Kraków. The winners will be announced in October.

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Partners

Krynica-Zdrój – the host town of the Economic Forum

Krynica-Zdrój – often described as „The Pearl of Polish Spas”, also well known as a sports center, as well as a center for leisure, conferences, and cultural events. Unique atmosphere, curative climate and springs, beautiful landscape and modern tourist infrastructure, especially at Jaworzyna Mt. with its gondola lift – the longest one in Poland, attract a lot of tourists. There is a world class ice rink, red clay tennis courts, numerous bicycle and walking trails, a toboggan run for the whole family’s entertainment and many other attractions that are open in both winter and summer.

American Chamber of Commerce in Poland

The American Chamber of Commerce in Poland (AmCham), founded in 1990, established itself as a leading voice for the business community in Poland. We represent over 330 of the largest investors from a wide range of sectors who invested over 160 billion PLN and employ over 220,000 people in Poland. Our priorities are the prosperous development of the economy, open dialogue between the business community and government, and enhancing the global competitiveness of Poland in cooperation with U.S. know-how. Proud host of the “AmCham Diner” since 2012!

Britenet Sp. z o.o.

Britenet is a professional software house and business partner specialized in IT experts leasing. It’s team consists of over 500 specialists. The company provides IT solutions since 2006. Britenet creates and maintains systems that support operational processes in many areas of business including Polish public sector. The company was three times awarded The Best IT Employer in Poland by Computerworld – TNS.

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

We are the largest of the Polish law firms. For 25 years our experts have advised both Polish and foreign clients from all business sectors. We believe that close relations bring better solutions. Our efficiency is down to our close cooperation with our clients. We maintain our good reputation and professional prestige thanks to the years’ experience in advising on large complex projects, introducing innovative solutions and working with very demanding clients.

KPMG in Poland 

KPMG in Poland for the past 25 years has provided professional including Audit, Tax, Advisory services, and D.Dobkowski sp.k., a Polish limited partnership, a law firm associated with KPMG in Poland – Legal services. We employ more than 1,800 people in Warsaw, Kraków, Poznań, Wrocław, Gdańsk, Katowice and Łódź.

LUX MED Group

LUX MED Group is the leader of private medical services in Poland and part of Bupa. The Group offers comprehensive ambulatory services, diagnostics, rehabilitation, hospitalisation and elderly care. Both corporate and individual customers may choose between various medical subscriptions and self-pay services. LUX MED Group is the Main Medical Partner of the Polish Olympic Committee and the Polish Paralympic Committee.

Grupa Maspex

Maspex is one of the largest food producers in Central & Eastern Europe and a market leader in juices and beverages, instant products and cereal products. The company’s portfolio includes brands such as: Tymbark, Kubuś, Lubella, Łowicz, Krakus, Kotlin, Puchatek, Ekland, DecoMorreno, Cremona, La Festa and Plusssz. The Maspex Group has completed out 19 acquisitions and the company’s products are exported to over 50 countries. Revenue from sales in 2017 amounted over PLN 4.42 billion, of which 31% is foreign sales.

Grupa Żywiec

Grupa Żywiec is one of the leading brewers in Poland with the broadest portfolio of over 40 products under 12 brands and 13 different beer styles. The flagship brand is Żywiec. Among other brewer’s key brands are: Heineken, Warka, Desperados and Tatra. Important part of company’s offer are regional brands: Królewskie, Leżajsk and Specjal. Grupa Żywiec is part of the HEINEKEN, the largest beer producer in Europe and one of the leading international brewers.

Mastercard

Mastercard is a technology company operating in the global payments sector. We operate the fastest global payment-processing network which connects consumers, financial institutions, points of sale, government agencies, and companies in more than 210 countries and territories. The products and solutions from Mastercard facilitate and make everyday commercial operations, such as shopping, traveling, conducting business, and managing finances more secure.

mBank

mBank is one of the largest banks in Poland and an icon of mobility. For years, it has been considered the leader of innovations among financial institutions. It provides a full range of modern financial services for individual customers and companies – from micro firms to largest corporations, and the public sector. It was founded 32 years ago as BRE Bank and has been operating as mBank since November 2013. Today mBank has over 5 million customers in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

City of Lodz

Łódź is a beneficiary of large public investments: 100 ha of the New Center of Łódź, billions PLN in the revitalization of city centre, a diametral tunnel serving as a subway – those are examples. Private capital is also active in Łódź, as evidenced by the recently launched 200 ha of industrial areas within the agglomeration and 100,000 m2 of modern office space under construction. We will organize EXPO Horticultural in 2024, Youth Football World Cup in 2024.

Polimex-Mostostal SA

Polimex-Mostostal SA is one of the largest Polish construction and engineering companies. A general contractor in the field of industrial construction. The company carries out specialized investments in Poland and abroad for the energy sector, petrochemical industries and in the field of environmental protection. It is a manufacturer and exporter of steel structures and platform gratings; it also operates in the steel structure galvanizing and coating/painting sector. Operating on since 1945. Listed on GPW since 1997.

Pracodawcy Medycyny Prywatnej

The Association of Private Medicine Employers is the most active social partner representing the interest of private medicine in the dialogue with the government and parliament in Poland. We have been operating for a decade, animating the environment of private healthcare providers of various sizes. We gather many different entities, among which there are e.g. the largest leaders of the market, listed companies and local healthcare employers.

Rothschild Global Advisory

Rothschild & Co is a world leader in the provision of impartial, expert advice. Rothschild Global Advisory business has been present in Poland and CEE since 1990. We have approximately 900 advisers in 40 countries around the world. Our core activity is M&A, privatisation transactions, debt advisory, restructuring and ECM. Polish office is a part of a highly skilled team of advisers who lead projects in all countries of the CEE region. Rothschild Global Advisory is a leader of M&A advisers’ league tables (2017 – World No1 by number of deals).

The Boston Consulting Group Spółka 

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from private, public and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises. Founded in 1963, BCG is a private company with more than 82 offices in 46 countries. Warsaw BCG team exists since 1997 and is led by team of Partners.

Uzdrowisko Krynica Zegiestów Spolka Akcyjna

Health Resort Krynica-Żegiestów S.A. it’s 225 years of tradition of spa treatment and 210 years of experience in running production activity. The company offers accommodation, in the heart of the resort, in 1-, 2- or 3-bedded rooms of a high standard. Apart from sanatorium stays, it offers congresses and business meetings, healing holidays, rehabilitation and commercial stays,. The exclusive producer of healing waters: Jan, Zuber, Słotwinka and natural mineral water “Kryniczanka”.

VIVUS Finance

Vivus Finance Sp. z o.o., the biggest online loan company in Poland, has been operating on the market since 2012. In under 6 years, the company has acquired over 2 million clients. Fintech solutions implemented by Vivus Finance set the standard for the industry and directly address client needs. Vivus has been the co-creator of the Loan Companies Association, thus actively shaping the loan market in Poland. Vivus is part of 4finance Group which has been operating in over 17 markets globally.