The group of 10 entrepreneurs representing machine and metal sector from Eastern Poland participated in the economic mission to France.
Within mission, which lasted from 18th to 21st September 2012, the representatives of 10 companies from machine and metal sector from Eastern Poland, visited Paris and Lille. The entrepreneurs had many business meetings with local businessmen. The economic mission was organized by PAIiIZ S.A. (Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency) in the cooperation with Polish Chamber of Commerce in France.(CIPPF)
Seminar in Lille
Their offer presented companies specializing in metal elements production, steel structures, the producer of special machines for the paper-making industry as well as the producers of all kind of machines and devices.
During the first day of the mission the entrepreneurs from Eastern Poland participated in the meeting organized by the local chamber of commerce CCI International Nord-Pas de Calais, during which they had the chance to learn about specificity of machine and metal market in France, particular the north region and to know its tendencies of development during the last years and the possibilities for the cooperation. As prelectors appeared Urszula Majorkiewicz, the General Secretary of CIPPF and Laurie Grzechnik from Lille Chamber of Commerce. After the seminar B2B meetings were held.
Seminar in Lille in Trade and Investment Promotion Section of Polish Embassy
In Paris the group of entrepreneurs participated in the seminar organized in cooperation with WPHiI (Trade and Investment Promotion Section of Polish Embassy) in Paris, the prelectors were Katarzyna Krajewska, the First Secretary of WPHiI (Trade and Investment Promotion Section of Polish Embassy) and Hanna Stypulkowska-Goutierre, the President of CIPPF. The moderator of the debate was Mr. Olivier Blic, the Chairman and Managing Director of French company POINT EST, the company operating on the Polish market for many years, in accordance with his practical view, he presented the strategy of searching for partners in France and the forms of appearing on the French market. After the official part Polish companies participated in B2B meeting, organized especially for them.
The program of the mission also included visits to two French metal companies: Sefram – located near Lille and Maflow France Automotive from Paris. Maflow France Automotive belongs to the Polish Group Boryszew for two years.
B2B meetings with French companies
In the mission participated: Nafta–Gaz–Serwis from Sanok, Krystian PPH from Lublina, Huta Stalowa Wola and Technology Incubator from Stalowa Wola, Starpol II from Starachowice, Chemrem-Organika from Nowa Sarzyna, Intech from Daleszyce, Przedsiębiorstwo Ślusarsko-Budowlane L.Pluta (Locksmithing and Building Company L.Pluta) from Kielce, Biko-Serwis from Chęciny and Instal Białystok.
The participation in the mission was organized by PAIiIZ S.A. (Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency) within Promotion, Development of Eastern Poland Operational Programme, Measure I.4 Promotion and Co-operation.