Doing Business in Poland

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Today the Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce, based in Warsaw, opens an office in Malmö for the Øresund region.

Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce Representation in Øresund Region

On September 1st, the Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce (SPCC) opens an office in the Øresund region. The office is located to Malmö, Sweden, and is headed by Lars E Svensson who has many years of hands-on experience of Poland as business market for foreign companies.

To highlight the opening of the office SPCC organized the seminar “Doing Business in Poland – How to be Successful” at Börshuset in Malmö on 23 August 2010. Baltic Development Forum was a partner to the event, as well as the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Southern Sweden.

BDF Chairman Uffe Ellemann-Jensen held an introductory speech on the role of Poland in regional cooperation.

Arguments in favour of the Polish market

Business connections across the Baltic Sea are thriving. Poland performed reasonably well during the global economic crisis and the outlook for its economy compare favourably with other countries in the Baltic Sea Region. Positive real GDP growth, moderate inflation, and a shrinking current account deficit distinguish Poland from other countries in the Region. Despite many imperfections, Poland can rely on a relatively sophisticated business environment. The Seminar offered the participants an excellent opportunity to acquire updated information on the Polish market and learn from other Swedish and Danish companies experiences from doing business there.

Photos: BDF Chairman Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, SPCC regional representative Lars E Svensson, Ericpol Telecom CEO Marek Gajowniczek and the audience at the Seminar. Photos by Katarina Tafvelin.

These and more photos from the Seminar can be viewed and downloaded at the BDF Photostream on Flickr.

The Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce (SPCC) brings together over 340 member companies. It is active all over Poland through regional offices in Krakow, Poznan, Tricity, Wrocław and Szczecin. One of SPCC’s main objectives is to promote business values traditionally associated with Scandinavia, such as fair competition, transparency, gender equality, Corporate Social Responsibility and respect for the environment. For more information check out the website

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Southern Sweden is Sweden’s largest chamber of commerce and a unique business network. Member companies range from the small to the large and represent all industries. They are united in that they are all active in southern Sweden and in their desire to make the region a better business location. For more information check out the website