In Poland there are more than 1,300 companies with Italian capital that have already invested €10 billion here. Those factors make Italy the fifth biggest foreign investor in Poland. Moreover, Poland is the first investment location for Italian investors among new EU Member States.
On 16 July, in the Polonia Palace Hotel in Warsaw, Polish and Italian entrepreneurs talked about the opportunities of cooperation in building the future of Europe. The discussion had two dimensions: literal, as the forum "Italy & Poland: Building Together 2014" brought together Polish and Italian companies representing the construction sector and metaphorical in as both sides discussed the issues of development of economic relations between Poland and Italy.PAIiIZ deputy director, Monika Piątkowska said that extension of SEZ programme until 2026 contributed to the increase of the investment attractiveness of Poland.
“The extension of SEZ, as well as introduction of flexible working are a reason to believe that Polish administration meet with needs of the business”, argued PAIiIZ deputy president Monika Piątkowska
Italian companies are active in two types of investment projects in Poland: BSS and production including such sectors as: automotive, paper, food processing and construction. Due to Italian investments in household appliances sector, Poland became a leader in the production of this type of goods. “Now, we see the growing interest in investment cooperation in the opposite direction, form Poland to Italy, added Monika Piątkowska. Polish companies are interested in pharmaceutical, automotive, construction, biotechnology, trade and transport industries.