Main Partner of the Economic Forum

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.

Center of European Projects

The Center of European Projects is a state-budget unit. Holds Joint Technical Secretariats for the 2014-2020 Programmes: INTERREG V-A Poland – Denmark – Germany – Lithuania – Sweden (South Baltic), INTERREG V-A Poland – Germany / Saxony, INTERREG V-A Poland – Slovakia, Poland – Belarus – Ukraine ENI CBC, Poland – Russia ENI CBC. In addition the Center acts as Intermediate body for the Operational Programme Knowledge Education Development, Measure 4.3 Transnational Cooperation. Operates the European Funds Central Information Point.

Podkarpackie Voivodeship

Podkarpackie is a dynamic region, friendly to its inhabitants and attractive to visitors. Its strategy is based on research and innovative technologies. Many of the global leaders have invested here. Most of them represent aviation – region’s smart specialization. They are behind the international success of the “Aviation Valley”. ICT and automotive sector are the other main pillars of the local economy. The region’s trademarks are the high quality of life and a swift implementation of EU funds.

Wałbrzych Special Economic Zone “INVEST – PARK”

Wałbrzych Special Economic Zone “INVEST-PARK”: Companies that locate their investment projects within the area covered by the WSEZ are eligible for public aid in the form of income tax exemption. The WSEZ is the largest economic zone in Poland. It is considered to be one of the most attractive investment location in Europe. There are currently over 200 tenants functioning in it, which have invested almost € 6 billion. They include international corporations such as Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, 3M, or Mondelez.

Uzdrowisko Krynica Żegiestów Spółka Akcyjna

Spas Krynica-Żegiestów S.A. It’s nearly 225 years of spa treatment tradition. We offer accommodation in the heart of Krynica. We have 600 places in 1, 2, and 3-bed rooms of high standard. We organize: • sanatorium stays • holidays stays • therapeutic and rehabilitation stays • weekend stays • congresses and business meetings. We are the sole producer of medicinal waters: Jan, Zuber, Słotwinka and Kryniczanka mineral water. Water and specific climates are conducive to the treatment of many diseases. More on: www.uzdrowisko.krynica.com.pl

Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 411,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. In Poland, Accenture has offices in Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz, Wroclaw, Katowice and has more than 4,400 employees. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

Air Liquide Polska Sp. z o.o.

World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with more than 67,000 employees and serves more than 3 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902. Air Liquide is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (compartment A) and is a member of the CAC 40, Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 50 and FTSE 4 Good indexes.

Alior Bank

Alior Bank is one of the most dynamically developing banks in Poland. With PLN 62 billion in assets at the end of June 2017, it is the 9th largest bank in Poland by assets. Alior Bank ensures service to nearly 4 million clients, including over 190 thousand businesses. Alior Bank has been part of the WIG20 index for the largest and most liquid companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since 2014. Alior Banks business strategy implies the development of modern retail banking and the development of banking for SMEs based on state-of-the-art technology

Amazon

Amazon.com website was launched in July 1995. The company is committed to four guiding principles: focus on customer rather than on competition, passion for innovative solutions, commitment to operational excellence and long-term thinking. Amazon, as the first company in the world, offered, among others, the following products and services: Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, TV Fire, Amazon Echo and Alexa.

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!

APCOA Parking

APCOA Parking is the largest company operating in the car park industry in Europe, managing over 9000 parking facilities in 13 countries. In Poland, as the largest and most modern company in this industry, APCOA Parking manages over 140 parking facilities at shopping centres and markets, office buildings, hotels, entertainment complexes, hospitals, railway stations, or airports – efficiently resolving its customers’ parking problems everywhere.

Baker & Mckenzie

Baker McKenzie helps clients overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy since 1949. We solve complex legal problems across borders and practice areas. Our unique culture, developed over 60 years, inspires our people to understand local markets and customs, navigate multiple jurisdictions, work together as trusted colleagues and friends and instill confidence in our clients.

Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas

Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas is a universal bank listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. It offers savings and investments products as well as a wide range of to individual clients. It provides businesses with solutions to fund their operations on the Polish and international markets. The Bank also caters to food and agro sector companies. The Bank has a comprehensive offering for its private banking segment clients to protect, optimise and grow their wealth.

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego initiates and implements projects promoting economic growth of Poland – in cooperation with all development institutions such as: PFR, KUKE, PAIH, PARP and ARP. BGK develops guarantee and sureties schemes which contribute to the promotion of entrepreneurship. One of the important tasks of BGK is also to support is also to support the activities of Polish companies abroad. BGK manages European programmes and distributes EU funds at the national and regional level. BGK is involved in programmes aiming at improvement of access to housing on the residential market.

Bank Pekao S.A.

Bank Pekao S.A. has operated for 88 years. As a part of PZU Group it constitutes the largest financial institution in Poland and one of the largest in Central and Eastern Europe. In terms of capital strength, measured as capital adequacy ratio, Bank Pekao S.A. is a leader among large banks operating in Poland and one of the safest banks on European level. Bank Pekao S.A. is a laureate of many prestigious awards and distinctions, both in Poland and in the world.

BASF Poland

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Currently, the company operates in four locations, including the main office in Warsaw, the automotive catalysts production plant in Środa Śląska and the Master Builders Solutions with the production plant in Myślenice (admixtures). The site in Śrem comprises a Multi BU Distribution Center and the BASF Coatings Services, specializing in the sale of automotive coatings. 2017 is a special year for BASF Polska. Company celebrates 25 years of presence on the Polish market! Today, BASF Polska has a total of about 800 employees, and its turnover in Poland in 2016 amounted to € 778 mln. Further information at: www.basf.com.

Biogen Poland Sp. z o.o.

Biogen to one of the oldest, independent biotechnology companies established by visionary Nobel Prize winners. Using the latest scientific achievements, Biogen discovers, develops and delivers innovative therapies for the treatment of neurodegenerative and rare diseases. The company has developed the broadest portfolio of drugs for multiple sclerosis (SM), first and only drug for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and conducts intensive research into the effective treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

Britenet Sp. z o.o.

Britenet is a professional software house and business partner specialized in IT exprets leasing. It’s team consists of over 350 specialists. The company provides IT solutions since 2006. Britenet creates and maintains systems that support operational processes in many areas of business. The company has recently won a huge public tender at Center for Informatics Technology (COI), a government digital organisation. Britenet was awarded twice The Best IT Employee in Poland by AudIT Computerworld – TNS (2016 and 2015).

BUDIMEX SA

Budimex was established almost 50 years ago. As a general contractor, the company offers its services in the infrastructure sector, energy, industry and ecology sectors. Budimex is gradually increasing its involvement in the facility management (servicing real estate and infrastructure facilities) and waste management sectors. Since 1995, the company has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, and since 2011, it has been a part of the RESPECT index. Budimex Group comprises: Budimex Nieruchomości , Mostostal Kraków and Elektromontaż Poznań.

Canon Poland

Canon’s offer for business combines innovative solutions for print and document handling to support productivity increase of companies, their business processes and efficiency. We advise our business partners how to maximize productivity at every stage of their business processes – as invoice processing, or solutions for process management for HR, accounting, dispatching services, logistic departments. Thanks to our technological DNA, rich experience and wide knowledge about business processes we also deliver outsourcing and business consulting services to our corporate partners. More on www.canon.pl/biznes

City of Tarnów

Tarnów is the most important economic centre in Eastern Malopolska. The City provides a business – friendly offer for investors, with a professional customer service, low costs of investment and tax exemptions. The city industrial profile consists of developing branches of chemical and electromechanical industry, weapon manufacturing and food processing. A convenient location at the A4 motorway providing an access to two international airports in Kraków and Rzeszów helps to create good conditions to run a company. Now is the best time to invest in Tarnów!

Danfoss

Danfoss engineers technologies that enable the world of tomorrow to do more with less. Our products and services are used in areas such as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control and mobile machinery. We are also active in the field of renewable energy as well as district heating infrastructure for cities and urban communities. Today Danfoss employs 25 300 people globally and over 1700 in 7 factories located in Poland. Read more about us at: www.danfoss.pl

Deloitte

Deloitte Poland is one of the leading professional services firms providing audit, advisory, tax, legal, financial, risk management, strategic and technology consulting services. Deloitte has also been offering services rendered by its interactive agency Deloitte Digital. The Deloitte brand has been present in Poland for more than 25 years, now operating in nine regional offices in the largest Polish cities, with a head office in Warsaw, employing more than 2,600 people. Read more: www.deloitte.pl

Deutsche Bank Polska S.A.

Deutsche Bank Polska S.A. provides services in the area of corporate and investment banking for the largest Polish and global concerns, financial institutions and the public sector. The bank offers consulting services to individual customers and small and middle-sized companies on state-of-the-art financial solutions, offering access to its services via a network of almost 150 braches and consulting centres countrywide, but also online and via a phone hotline. Deutsche Bank Polska S.A. is a member of the Deutsche Bank Group – one of the largest global financial institutions, which has been operating on the Polish market for 25 years.

Domański Zakrzewski Palinka

We are the largest of the Polish law firms. For almost 25 years our experts have advised both Polish and foreign clients from all business sectors. We currently have over 150 experts working in our offices in Warsaw, Poznań and Wrocław. Working within thirty interdisciplinary groups of specialists, we take a holistic approach to problems. 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.

Echo Investment

Echo Investment – the biggest Polish developer carrying out investments in three main sectors of the real estate market: residential buildings, shopping centres and office buildings. Since 1996, it has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The company has completed over 120 projects in dozens Polish cities, with a total area of close to 1,300,000 sqm. In 2015, Echo Investment SA joined the dynamically developing capital group of Griffin Real Estate – Oaktree – PIMCO.

Echo Polska Properties

Echo Polska Properties is a Dutch real estate investment company that follows the REIT formula, listed at the LSE and JSE. EPP-owned properties are located throughout Poland and consist of 9 office, 14 retail projects totalling GLA over 663,000 m² and two retail development sites in Warsaw. EPP’s goal is to create Poland’s leading, cash-generating platform of well-performing office and retail assets that will deliver consistently high returns to its shareholders.

Ekstraklasa S.A.

Ekstraklasa S.A. is a joint-stock company, established on June 14th 2005, thanks to terms agreed upon between PZPN and football clubs who were then part of the 1st league. Shareholders of the company are 16 clubs from the highest football league (each with 5.8% shares) who together hold 92.8% of the stock. 7.2% of the stock is held by PZPN (Polish Football Association.

Eleven Zett Productions

Eleven Zett Productions is a leading agency specializing in the promotion, image creation and organization of events in the fields of health, science, social affairs and new technologies. The core of the company’s activities is to create synergies in multiple environments, as well as to skilfully combine multiple business, system, and social elements that make each and everyone involved make and gain new values. More informations: www.ieleven.pl

Employers’ Union of Innovative Pharmaceutical Companies INFARMA

The Employers’ Association of Innovative Pharmaceutical Companies INFARMA represents 28 leading pharmaceutical companies engaged in R&D and the production of innovative medicines. INFARMA is a member of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), the Employers of Poland and the Polish Chamber of Commerce. INFARMA’s mission is positive impact on healthcare system in Poland and providing patients sustainable and open access to the effective and safe therapies.

Enea

The Enea Group is the vice-champion of the Polish electricity market in the field of electricity production. Manages the full value chain in the electricity market: from fuel, through electricity, distribution, sales and customer service. Enea is responsible for secure energy supplies to 2.5 million customers. Enea grids cover 1/5 of the country. Enea Group consists of, among others, Kozienice Power Plant, Połaniec Power Plant and LW Bogdanka Coalmine – the main coal supplier for the concern.

EuRoPol GAZ s.a.

EuRoPol GAZ s.a. is the owner of the Polish part of the Yamal-Europe transit gas pipeline, one of the most advanced and largest energy investment projects in Europe in the turn of the 20th and 21st century. The approx. 684 km-long Polish length of the Yamal gas pipeline is used to transmit natural gas for the needs of both domestic and foreign customers. EuRoPol GAZ s.a. meets the most stringent requirements for natural gas transport and sustainment of the technical infrastructure of the Polish part of the Yamal gas pipeline.

Exatel

Exatel is a Polish leader of ICT security services. We offer a full range of solutions such as distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection, consulting, data leakage prevention, Security Operations Center. For over 20 years, in every place in Poland, we have been providing comprehensive telecommunication services to operators, business entities and public sector institutions. As a wholesale voice operator we successfully provide our services in the global market. Hundreds of operators, both in Poland and abroad, have trusted us. We rely on a modern and extensive transmission network. This is why, we are the bridge that connects the East and the West of Europe.

EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In doing so, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. More informations: www.ey.com/pl

Facebook

Founded in 2004, Facebook is a community of more than 2 billion people from all over the world, including over 15 million Poles, who use the platform to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. With over 70 million business pages present on the platform, Facebook is also a space connecting brands and businesses with their customers.

FAKRO

FAKRO is vice-leader of worldwide roof windows market and the vice-leader of worldwide loft ladders market. This innovative company with its own Research & Development Department is the author of over 160 patent applications. Great deal of FAKRO design solutions set new directions for the development of the world’s roof windows sector. FAKRO Group employs over 3300 people and is made of 12 manufacturing companies and 16 distribution companies located in Europe, Asia and America. FAKRO roof windows are present in over 50 countries around the world.

FAMUR Group

FAMUR Group is a producer and supplier of machinery and equipment used in the underground and open-pit mining, as well as in transport, bulk material handling and power industry. Our wide range of products and services includes high-performance and reliable solutions improving safety and work efficiency. FAMUR’s machines and technologies are known and appreciated in mines all over the world. The company is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The main shareholder of FAMUR is Polish private investment company TDJ.

Feerum SA

Feerum SA is the largest manufacturer in Poland of comprehensive grain elevators, used for drying and storage of plant products, such as, among others, cereals, legumes and oilseeds, corn and others. The firm implements turnkey investments in the scope of stock-keeping of the grain in the silos and warehouses. The company offers also complex solutions in the scope of building mills and feed-mixing plants. The company is trading at Warsaw Stock Exchange.

GAZ-SYSTEM

Gas Transmission Operator GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. is a strategic company for the Polish economy, responsible for the transmission of natural gas and the management of the most important gas pipelines in Poland. GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. is also the owner of Polskie LNG S.A., a company established to build the Świnoujście LNG terminal.

GetBack S.A.

GetBack S.A. is a debt management company, established in February 2012. GetBack S.A. manages investment portfolios covering own receivables and closed-end investment funds’ receivables. In July 2017 the company debuted on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (IPO). Since March 2014 the GetBack Capital Group has been also present on the Romanian market.

Griffin Premium RE..

Griffin Premium RE.. is a public company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange and operating under REIT formula. Griffin Premium RE’s portfolio is a unique mix of six office and three mixed-use high-street properties located in five Polish cities: Warsaw, Wrocław, Łódź, Cracow, and Katowice. The company owns, among others, Warsaw-based Hala Koszyki.

Griffin Real Estate

Griffin Real Estate is Poland’s largest and the most dynamic investor on the commercial real estate market, with assets valued at about EUR 5 billion. Its strategic partners are Oaktree Capital Management and PIMCO as well as Redefine Properties from South Africa – Griffin manages their Polish assets. In addition, Griffin owns several yield-generating real estate platforms, a student housing operator Student Depot and a rental housing operator Resi 4 Rent.

Grupa Żywiec

Grupa Żywiec is one of the leading brewers in Poland with the broadest portfolio of 46 products under 15 brands and 12 different beer styles and cider. 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. More on: www.grupazywiec.pl

Google

The web is at the heart of economic growth. It creates a level-playing field allowing anyone from anywhere to grow their business and to become a global player. This creates a significant opportunity for CEE companies, startups, app developers, creators and cultural organisations to grow and go global and Google has been investing in helping them harness the benefits of the digital transformation, while ensuring the highest privacy and security standards for everyone. Our Growth Engine space during the Forum welcomes partners and all those supporting a booming digital economy in CEE, and invites you to learn more how CEE startups, developers and businesses can benefit from Google programs, such as Campus Warsaw, Launchpad or Digital Workshop. More: g.co/growthengine

HSBC Bank Polska S.A. 

HSBC Bank Polska S.A. is a bank registered in Poland and a member of the HSBC Group. The HSBC Group is the biggest financial institution in Europe, operating on markets that are Poland’s key trading partners (i.e. Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Czech Republic), and is also one of the biggest financial institutions globally. HSBC Bank Polska S.A. focuses on providing bank services to corporate and institutional customers and treasury operations. Operating via the head office in Warsaw and corporate banking centers in Katowice, Poznan, Gdansk, and via the HSBC Operations, Services and Technology Center in Cracow, the bank supports Polish companies in their international expansion and foreign investors in doing business in Poland.

Industrial Development Agency JSC

The Industrial Development Agency Joint Stock Company (IDA) is a state-owned company. It has played an important role in the transformation of the Polish economy by responding to the most vital needs of industry, saving thousands of jobs and modernizing large and medium-size enterprises. Today, within the Group of Polish Development Fund, IDA cooperates with key Polish institutions supporting entrepreneurs and provides solutions for current needs and business challenges.

innogy Polska S.A.

innogy is one of the leading European energy companies. With its three business areas of Renewables, Grid & Infrastructure as well as Retail, it addresses the requirements of a modern, decarbonised, decentralised and digital energy world. The key markets are Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium and several countries in Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe, especially Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary.

IKEA Retail Sp. z o.o.

IKEA aims to create a better everyday life for the many. We offer good design and functional furniture in affordable prices. We care for the quality of life of Poles in their homes, offering sustainable home furnishing solutions. We implement our sustainable development strategy People and Planet Positive with great passion, improving the quality of life of many communities all over the world. IKEA Group owns and operates 355 stores in 29 countries worldwide, including 10 stores in Poland.

Janssen-Cilag Polska Sp. z o.o. 

Janssen-Cilag Polska Sp. z o.o., the pharmaceutical division of Johnson & Johnson, is dedicated to addressing and solving some of the most important unmet medical needs of our time in oncology, hematooncology, immunology, neurosciences and psychiatry, infectious diseases, cardiovascular diseases and metabolic diseases. Six Janssen active substances have been included on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines. For more information visit www.janssen.com/poland

Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa SA

The JSW Group is the largest producer of high quality hard coking coal and a significant coke producer in the European Union. Coal extracted by the JSW Group is used in Central Europe by local steel mills owned by international steelmakers and regional utilities. The high quality coke produced by the JSW Group is also sold globally. The main customers of the JSW Group’s products are customers in Poland, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy and India.

Jeronimo Martins Polska S.A.

Biedronka is the biggest retail chain in Poland, with the workforce of 60 thousand employees. Present in Poland for over 20 years, it is part of the international Jeronimo Martins Group. It is our mission to supply top quality food products in low prices. 4 millions of Poles shop daily in Biedronka stores. The scale of our operations oblige us, so we do our best to contribute positively to development of the communities where we operate. Cooperation with local suppliers is the main pillar of our strategy.

Karma Clutch

Karma Clutch – polish innovative startup, developed in polish-american team in Sillicon Valley. One of the most innovative startups of last years in Sillicon Valley. The first global lost-and-found office. Register for the Karma Clutch service, and you will be sent a hologram and tags that adhere to your personal items. Each tag has unique codes that can be traced anywhere in the world. You assign the unique code for every one of your items, and determine your reward system.

KPMG in Poland

KPMG 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 1,500 people in Warsaw, Kraków, Poznań, Wrocław, Gdańsk, Katowice and Łódź.

Kraków Airport

Kraków Airport is a leader among regional airports in Poland, constantly expanding its services. Airport is situated just 11 km from the city centre and has a catchment area of 11 million inhabitants within a two hour drive. In 2016 the airport welcomed over 4.98 million passengers and it was the best year in history of the airport. In summer season 2017 Kraków Airport is offering 100 direct scheduled services operated by 19 airlines.

Krajowy Depozyt Papierów Wartościowych

The Central Securities Depository of Poland (KDPW) is a central infrastructure institution responsible for the management and supervision of the depository, clearing and settlement system (kdpw_stream) to enable the trading of financial instruments in Poland. KDPW also offers a wide-range of services for issuers. As the National Numbering Agency KDPW is authorised to assign codes for financial market entities and instruments: ISIN and CFI, FISN, LEI. KDPW also offers a trade repository (KDPW_TR). More information: www.kdpw.pl/en

KUKE

For more than 25 years, we have been providing insurance services to Polish entrepreneurs. We cover both export and domestic transactions of our clients, facilitating safe trade in Poland and abroad. Our activities focus on insuring trade receivables arising from sales of goods and services with deferred payment. Also, as part of our insurance activities we issue bonds and guarantees. As the only insurance company in Poland, we are authorized to provide export insurance backed by the State Treasury.

Linklaters

Linklaters is an international law firm with offices in all major business and financial centres worldwide. The firm provides comprehensive legal services, combining international experience with a thorough knowledge of Polish law and the economic environment. Key areas of expertise covered by Linklaters’ Warsaw office include: corporate law and M&A, private equity, banking and finance, capital markets, competition and EU law, real estate and construction law, energy and infrastructure law, tax law, litigation and arbitration, telecommunications law and intellectual property.

LOTOS

LOTOS is a Polish capital group that has strategic significance for Poland’s and Europe’s energy security and Poland’s economy. LOTOS produces natural gas and oil in Poland, Norway and Lithuania. LOTOS is a leading producer and supplier of fuel, including its premium fuel LOTOS Dynamic, road bitumen, engine oil and lubricants. The group runs one of Poland’s top three petrol station chains.

Malopolska Regional Development Agency

Malopolska Regional Development Agency – leading regional institution operating for the development of business. It provides services to companies, ensuring comprehensive know-how and modern financial solutions. It provides services as regards the acquisition of EU funds and helps entrepreneurs to invest safely in the Małopolska Region. It actively supports export, offering professional consulting services and access to international network of contacts.

Maspex Group 

The 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 Wadowice Group has completed out 18 acquisitions and the company’s products are exported to over 50 countries. Revenue from sales in 2016 amounted over 1 billion USD, of which 31% is foreign sales.

Miquido

Miquido is mobile-first technology consultancy company which is focusing on mobile design & development for the world’s cutting-edge businesses. Recognized by 2016 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 CE as the fastest growing mobile design & development company in CEE. Our projects like HelloFresh or Picniic were awarded by Google, TIME Magazine, and Webit Awards. Our mission is to help our clients increase sales, customer engagement, and productivity by building mobile apps, and smart home solutions.

LUX MED Group

LUX MED Group is the largest private healthcare company in Poland which operates within an integrated model of coordinated healthcare. The Group’s offer is both for corporate and individual clients. The company is a part of an international Bupa group, which provides healthcare and offers health insurance. LUX MED is the Main Medical Partner of the Polish Olympic Committee.

MasterCard

MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone.

mBank S.A.

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 in 1986 as BRE Bank and has been operating as mBank since November 2013. Today mBank has over 5.5 million customers in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. More: www.mbank.pl

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm with offices in 63 countries including Poland (since 1993). In the past 5 years we served 93/100 top corporations worldwide. In Poland McKinsey employs more than 1,000 experienced professionals in Warsaw, Poznań and Wrocław. Over the last 24 years, we have shared the transformation and growth journey with the industry leaders in basic materials, TMT, energy, banking and insurance, consumer goods and many other sectors.

OLPP Sp. z o.o.

OLPP has been operating since 1997. It is now the leading Polish company that specialises in storage and transhipment of liquid fuels. OLPP stores fuels intended for on-going distribution, and maintains statutory emergency stocks and strategic national reserve stocks of liquid fuels.

PERN S.A.

PERN S.A. is a leader of Capital Group affiliating the following subsidiaries: OLPP Sp. z o.o., NAFTOPORT Sp. z o.o., Naftoserwis Sp. z o.o., Naftor Sp. z o.o., CDRiA Sp. z o.o., Siarkopol Gdańsk S.A. The Group is a dynamically growing, national leader in the area of raw materials and fuel logistics, specialising in the transport, storage and handling of crude oil and fuels. The Group owns the total of 3.5 million m³ and 1.8 million m³ of crude oil and fuels storage capacity, respectively, and owns a sea terminal handling 40 million tonnes of crude oil annually.

PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna

The PGE Capital Group is Poland’s largest energy sector company with respect to sales revenues and net profit. Thanks to the combination of its own fuel resources, power generation and distribution networks, PGE guarantees a safe and reliable power supply to over 5 million households, businesses and institutions.

Philips Polska Sp. z o.o.

At Philips we look beyond technology to the experiences of consumers, patients, providers and caregivers across the health continuum – from healthy living and prevention to diagnosis, treatment and home care. We unlock insights leading to innovative solutions that enable better care at lower cost. With leading research, design and innovation capabilities, we partner with our customers to transform the delivery of healthcare. We believe that meaningful solutions – those that make a real difference – are developed in partnership with our customers, with an understanding that quality patient care extends outside the hospital walls.

PKN ORLEN S.A.

PKN ORLEN is an international oil and energy group, the largest company in Central and Eastern Europe, and the only Polish name in the prestigious ‘Fortune 500’ list of the world’s largest companies. It owns integrated infrastructure capable of processing more than 30 million tonnes per year of various crude oils, marketing its products through the CEE region’s largest retail network of nearly 2,700 service stations. Having consistently expanded its power and heat generation capacity, PKN ORLEN now has generation assets in Poland, the Czech Republic and Lithuania. In the upstream segment it has its own oil and gas (2P) reserves in Poland and Canada, estimated at close to 114 million boe as at the end of 2016.

PKO Bank Polski

PKO Bank Polski is the indisputable leader in the Polish banking sector and the basic supplier of financial services for all client segments. For years, it continuously increases its value for shareholders by bringing solid and stable profits and consolidating market share in key business categories. The Bank’s strategy is focused on its customers’ needs and the evolution of business model is a result of digitization of social and economic life. The Bank invests in innovative products and organizational solutions, creates new standards on the market.

Polish Agency for Enterprise Development

The Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP) is a government agency established in 2000 to support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises. Over the 16 years of its existence the Agency has developed numerous forms of support, including: financing for enterprises, development services, education and information activities as well as actions aimed at enhancing entrepreneurship culture and innovation in Poland. Over the years, PARP has become a forerunner in creating new support areas and developing various ways of assistance (financing, education, promotion).

Polish Development Fund, PFR

Polish Development Fund (PFR), a group of financial and advisory institutions for businesses, local governments, and individuals, invests in Poland’s sustainable social and economic development. With a cohesive strategy and professional management standards, PFR Group integrates the offer of ARP, BGK, KUKE, PAIH, and PARP. The new model of a development institution, integrated supervision, communication channels for businesses ensure easy access to products and services tailored to market needs.

PGNiG Polish Oil and Gas Company

Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) is the leader in the Polish natural gas market. The company’s business comprises exploration for and production of natural gas and crude oil, import, storage, sale and distribution of gas and liquid fuels, as well as heat and electricity generation. PGNiG holds exploration and production licenses on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and in Pakistan. The exploration and production activity on the Norwegian Sea is carried out by PGNiG Upstream Norway. While Munich-based PGNiG Supply & Trading is engaged in gas trading in Western Europe.

Polish Insurance Association

The Polish Insurance Association is a local trade organization representing all insurance companies operating in Poland. The main tasks of the PIU are to support the legislature in establishing law. The Association also leads activities to increase public awareness of insurance and to pursue a multilateral dialogue on the development of the insurance sector in our country. The Polish Insurance Association was established in 1990.

Polskie Koleje Państwowe Spółka Akcyjna

PKP S.A. supervises the activities of all the companies of PKP Group. The company is one of the biggest owners of real estate in Poland. It administrates around 100.000 ha of properties and over 2000 railway stations. In order to provide the highest standard of passenger service, PKP S.A. carries out nationwide program of construction and modernization of railway stations. The company also takes active part in government program – Mieszkanie Plus.

PKP Cargo Spółka Akcyjna

PKP CARGO is the largest railway freight carrier in Poland and one of the largest operators in the European Union. As the Group offers integrated logistics services, combining rail transport (the largest fleet of rolling stock in Poland), car and maritime transport. It provides self freight services in 8 EU countries. The Group consists of subsidiaries, intermodal, national and international rail freight transport and service and maintenance of rolling stock.

PKP Energetyka S.A.

PKP Energetyka S.A. in one of the leading providers of electricity and electro-energetic services in Poland. The company is owned by CVC Capital Partners. The main area of the company’s expertise is: sales & distribution of electric energy, electro-energetic services, sales of liquid fuels for railroad transportation and railroad electro-infrastructure servicing. PKP Energetyka S.A. has its own energy distribution network across the territory Poland. The company employs currently 5 800 people. From January 2016 PKP Energetyka S.A. is an official member of  UN Global Compact.

PKP Intercity Spółka Akcyjna

PKP Intercity S.A. is the largest Polish rail operator which connects the centers of large towns and popular tourist resorts in the country and enables comfortable travel in international relations. Every day the carrier starts about 350 trains. In 2016, 38.5 m. customers benefited from its services. That’s 7.3 m. more passengers than a year earlier. The most important determinants of traveling with PKP Intercity are attractive ticket prices, competitive times and comfortable rolling stock.

PKP Linia Hutnicza Szerokotorowa Sp. z o.o.

PKP LHS sp. z o. o. is the longest on the territory of Poland broad gauge railway line No 65 designed for freight transport and one of the companies belonging to the PKP Group. PKP LHS functions in integrated formula as a manager and freight carrier offering comprehensive logistic and forwarding services. The line is almost 400 km long and connects the Polish-Ukrainian railway crossing Hrubieszów/Izow with Silesia where it ends in Sławków.

PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe Spółka Akcyjna

PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. – the mission of the company is to create the best possible conditions for transport services in the country inclusive of the highest in history railroad lines upgrading program and the assurance of the appropriate safety level. The national railroad line network is an important element of the transport system in both Poland and Europe, and its Manager – PLK, provides the highest quality services to railway undertakings by taking care of passengers, consignors and consignees satisfaction.

Prof. Wierzbowski & Partners

We have the best specialists in the capital markets, corporate law, M&A, contracts, litigation and arbitration, competition law, consumer protection, public aid, public procurement, energy law, real estate, construction and zoning law, environmental protection, local government. Currently our firm has twenty five experienced lawyers (among whom former Deputy Mayor of the City of Warsaw and a chairman of Board of the Stock Exchange), who successfully handle number of great matters.

PSE S.A.

PSE S.A. is the Polish transmission system operator. The goal of the company is to ensure reliable transmission and supply of electricity to all regions of the country. Our enterprise owns over 14,000 km of lines and 106 high voltage power stations. PSE S.A. is responsible for maintenance, operation and development of the transmission system, which has a direct impact on Poland’s energy security.

PZU Group

PZU Group is one of the largest financial institutions in Poland and in Central and Eastern Europe. For over 200 years, the core of PZU Group is insurance activity, which aims to ensure a sense of peace and security for our clients through the offered comprehensive insurance protection in all crucial areas of private, public, and economic life. As it searches for new directions of development and responds to the needs of its clients, PZU Group is expanding in the field of investments and health.

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 (2016 World No 1 by number of deals).

RUCH S.A. 

The company RUCH SA was set up in 1918 and It is one of the largest press distributors in Poland. RUCH S.A. serves over 11 million customers every month. Regularly delivers newspapers to more than 22 000 points, and thanks to the cooperation of more than 120 publishers of the press in the offer of RUCH is over 2.5 thousand. titles. RUCH SA is one of the major players in retail sales in small formats, it has a sales network covering the whole country. In the kiosks can also be implement selected services as payments for household bills, cash loans, insurance OC/AC or courier parcels “Paczka w RUCH-u”

Sage

Sage is the market leader for business management systems for small and medium-sized businesses. For several years it has been at the top of the Truffle 100 that lists major European software vendors. Sage Group has been also ranked by Gartner as one of the top three global suppliers of ERP solutions. In Poland the company has been providing management facilitating solutions to businesses and managers for over 20 years. Sage experts offer support and assistance to Polish entrepreneurs at every stage of business development.

Servier Poland

Servier is an independent French pharmaceutical company with market presence in 148 countries in the world. It has been in Poland for 25 years, now employing 500 people. The company’s growth is based on innovations in the following five areas: cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, immune-inflammatory diseases and neurodegenerative diseases. At present, nearly 100% of the packaging for Servier medications sold in the Polish market is produced in the Warsaw-based Servier Production Plant while almost 40% of the production output is exported.

Shell Poland

Royal Dutch Shell is the world’s largest oil and natural gas concern, which manufactures top quality products. Operating on the Polish market for 25 years, Shell has over 5 thousand business partners and employees. The company has over 420 stations all across the country, a rich offering of top quality oils and lubricants, euroShell fleet cards, and Shell Business Operations—one of the largest business service centres in Poland.

Siemens

Siemens is a strategic partner of the Polish economy offering innovative services, products and solutions that strengthen clients to achieve market success and face business challenges in the modern world. Siemens is a market leader in the field of efficient energy, industrial productivity, and intelligent infrastructure. The company supports automation of manufacturing processes, and with specialized Business Intelligence software and tools provides solutions useful in digitalization of the economy.

Skanska

Skanska S.A. is active in all areas of construction, developing innovative and sustainable projects in a safe working environment. According to sustainability principles, people’s needs are very important to Skanska. As an expert and innovative partner for the client, it actively introduces new technologies and is ushering in a new era for Poland’s construction industry. As the only general contractor, Skanska has signed an agreement regarding its commitment to Sustainable Development Goals.

TAURON Polska Energia SA

TAURON Polska Energia SA is the capital group’s holding company that runs its operations in such lines of business as hard coal mining and generation, distribution and supply of electricity and heat. TAURON Group is operating on 18 percent of Poland’s territory and is one of the largest business entities in Poland, including being Poland’s largest electricity distributor as well as Poland’s second largest electricity supplier and generator. TAURON Group includes, among others, such subsidiaries as TAURON Generation, TAURON Distribution, TAURON Supply, TAURON Customer Service, TAURON Mining, TAURON Eco-energy and TAURON Heat. The shares of TAURON Polska Energia SA have been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since 2010 and they are included, among others, in the WIG20 and WIG30 indices. The company is included in the socially responsible companies’ index – Respect Index.

The Boston Consulting Group

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.

The Standard Bank of South Africa

Standard Bank Group is the largest African bank by assets with a unique footprint across 20 African countries. Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, we are listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Standard Bank Group brings the benefits of more than 150 years’ banking experience and we connect our clients to opportunities across Africa and beyond through our on-the-ground presence, local insight and proven experience, in often challenging and complex financial and regulatory cross-border environments.

The Polish Chamber of Commerce of Medical Devices POLMED

POLMED is the biggest and the most recognized organization which represents manufactures and distributors of medical devices in Poland. POLMED represents the common interests of its members, offers support in all matters regarding the functioning of the Polish medical devices market, legal solutions etc. POLMED acts as a source of information for its members, protects their interests and conveys their views to the decision makers in the industry and the government. Since 2011 POLMED has been successfully running the MedKompas Poland Project whose aim is to promote ethical cooperation between representatives of medical devices market and health care professionals.

VELUX

VELUX Group and sister companies are the biggest window producer and exporter with the yearly turnover around 1.6 billion PLN. What represents almost ¼ value of the Polish exports of windows. They employ in Poland over 4000 people in Namysłów, Gniezno, Warszawa and Wędkowy. Lately 580 million PLN was invested in modernization of Polish factories. In Poland also are present VELUX Foundations, they have contributed the Polish social organizations with total amount of grants over 100 million PLN.

Visa

Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and governments. It operates one of the world’s most advanced processing networks — VisaNet — capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. Visa’s innovations enable its customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, pay ahead with prepaid or pay later with credit products.

Vision Group

Vision Group is a public affairs and public relations agency offering a full range of communication services. The agency is a member of THE ECOSYSTEM, an international network of public affairs agencies and an associate of ZFPR (Public Relations Companies Association). The Agency specialises in providing services in the following sectors: finances and industry, health and pharmaceuticals, new technologies, FMCG. Agency is a laureate of the TERAZ POLSKA and Gazelles of the Business awards.

Xcity Investment Sp. z o. o.

Xcity Investment is a part of the PKP Group aiming at identifying and implementing development projects extending real property belonging to the railways. These are conducted under joint ventures structures. Currently the company works on 7 projects of variable maturity. For 5 of these co-investors have already been selected, while for the other two the selection processes are under way. The company is analyzing the potential of further locations and planning to add more projects to its portfolio.