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Poland Trade Day

Presented by: Shipman & Goodwin LLP, the U.S. Commercial Service, Webster Bank and the Poland Consulate General's Office

October 21, 2011

When:
October 21, 2011
Where:

Webster Bank
New Britain, CT

Opportunities for Aerospace, Medical, Environmental and Industrial Sectors

Please join the U.S. Commercial Service, Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Webster Bank and the Poland Consulate General's Office for Poland Trade Day. This event will educate regional firms about business opportunities in Poland and provide the opportunity for companies to meet with key industry and government experts from Poland.

Why Poland?
Poland's GDP growth doubled in 2010 to reach 3.8%. Recent GDP projections for 2011 are for continued expansion of about 4.0%. Poland's strong economic performance was fueled by high export output, individual consumption and increased business investment. Over the medium term, growth will be generated by domestic demand and infrastructure spending.

Poland's eight leading industry sectors include: aerospace & defense, automotive, energy & power generation, environmental technologies, information & communications technologies, medical & pharmaceutical, safety & security and travel & tourism.

When: October 21, 2011, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (registration begins at 7:45 am)
Where: Webster Bank, 436 Slater Road, New Britain, CT 06053

Cost is $200 per company; $50 for additional company representatives.

Registration is 7:45 - 8:30 am. To register, click on the link below. For more information, please contact:

Melissa Grosso, Melissa.Grosso@trade.gov or (860) 638-6955 or
Anne Evans, Anne.Evans@trade.gov or (860) 638-6953
 

At Poland Trade Day, companies will:

  • Gain an understanding of Poland's economic and trade climate
  • Learn the best approach to doing business in Poland and the best prospect industries for US exporters
  • Meet one-on-one with various Poland and USG representatives as well as with industry experts
  • Hear from private sector experts on tax and legal considerations in Poland
  • Participate in roundtable sessions on IP, tax, legal issues and industry overview
  • Learn about standards/regulations in Poland as well as assistance available to help US companies succeed in Poland

Poland’s Aero/Defense sectors offer significant opportunities for US manufacturers. Poland's military is continuously undergoing changes - all of which are designed to restructure it into a more capable and mobile force compatible with NATO troops. In 2010, the Polish government allocated 1.95% of GDP, an amount equal to about USD 8.38 billion (PLN 25.7 billion), for defense expenditures of which 21.6% went towards the modernization of the army, hardware purchase, and infrastructure maintenance. The Polish government aims to meet the NATO target of 2% of GDP spending on defense. Defense cooperation is considered the integrated package of security assistance and defense cooperation in armaments activities. The U.S. government security assistance program for the government of Poland is managed by the Office of Defense Cooperation and includes Foreign Military Sales (FMS), Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) and a number of programs under the auspices of defense cooperation in armaments activities.


 

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