WAIPA’s members at the Ministry of Economy

26 August 2014
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Meeting of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) held on 26 August at the Ministry of Economy. The meeting was attended by the deputy prime mnister - Janusz Piechociński and deputy president of PAIiIZ - Anna Polak-Kocińska.

Representatives of the investment agencies of Lesotho, South Africa, Serbia, Georgia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and Morocco have vistited in the Ministry of Economy under the "Study Tour with focus on business" programme.

”In the past few years, Poland has become one of the most attractive countries for investment. We are European center of BPO investments”, said Piechociński. “The world produces 26 types of engines, Poland is a hub for sixteen of them. Poland has the largest, after Germany, number of IT graduates in Europe”, he added.

"In the past few years, Poland has become one of the most attractive countries for investment. We are European center of BPO investments, said the deputy prime minister Janusz Piechociński (source: MG)

”Poland shares its experiences, mainly with developing countries. We created a special places - such as special economic zones (SEZ) and prepared dedicated programmes - Go China and Go Africa. These are the directions which investments should follow. The PAIiIZ selects destination markets together with the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, those are not accidental decisions”, said deputy president Polak-Kocińska.

The main goal of the visit is to exchange experiences between national investment agencies. During the meetings, participants have learnt the organizational structure of PAIiIZ, they have learnt how the public aid for entrepreneurs works. At the Ministry of Economy WAIPA’s members have an opportunity to learn Polish experience the investment promotion.

Tomorrow, participants will visit Kraków SEZ. There will attend a meeting with representatives of BPO and automotive sectors.

WAIPA (World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies) is a non-governmental organization founded in 1995. The organization consists of 244 national and regional investment and promotional agencies (including PAIiIZ) from 162 countries. The main point of WAIPA is to promote and develop cooperation between investment agencies from around the world.


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