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Survey on the Polish Business Conditions 2015

AHK (Polish-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry) published the outcome of the survey on the Polish Business Conditions 2015! Poland is the most interesting country for investments in the East-Central Europe! The Belgian Business Chamber was represented by Mrs Izabella Łyś-Gorzkowska from Cottyn Barbasiewicz Łyś-Gorzkowska Law Firm. Below you can read the press releases:,36295,polska-nadal-najatrakcyjniejszym-krajem-regionu-dla-inwestorow?dimension=667,106501,17751779,Polska_nadal_najatrakcyjniejszym_krajem_regionu_dla.html,t99tdv

EXCO A2A Polska Sp. z o.o. and CTN Polska Sp.  z o.o. have merged
Date: 01.04.2015

On the 1st April 2015, two accounting offices, EXCO A2A Polska and CTN Polska, have merged in order to become one of the major players on the market. EXCO A2A Polska, managed by Mr. Raphaël Vieuxmaire and Mr. Laurent Le Pajolec , is present on the Polish market since 1999 and has now 7 branches throughout the country. The company belongs to EXCO network and to Kreston International.
Information (PL)

Ghelamco's record deal

Ghelamco Poland has signed a record-breaking agreement for the lease of office space at Warsaw Spire. The new tenant will take nearly 22,000 m2 in the A-class building, a fifth of the total office area at Warsaw Spire, becoming the building’s biggest tenant. The occupancy rate in Warsaw Spire has now soared to over 50%.
This is the largest office lease transaction ever concluded in Warsaw City Center, as well as one of the country’s biggest ones.
More details in the attached press release.
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Press release
Exclusion of employees' per diem for foreign business trips from earnings for social insurance and health insurance contribution purposes
On 28 October 2015, a judgment of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal (file ref. no. SK 9/14) was announced, which is favourable for both Polish employers and for the insured taking foreign business trips.

The Constitutional Tribunal (further: “Tribunal”) found § 2 section 1 point 16 of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy Regulation of 18 December 1998 on detailed principles of establishing earnings for pension and disability contribution purposes (further: “Contribution Regulation”) to contravene the Polish Constitution - in so far as it refers to individuals employed abroad with a Polish employer, who obtain income (within the meaning of PIT regulations) lower than the average salary in national economy. Because of the content of the challenged regulation, for such individuals the earnings for insurance contribution purposes were artificially overstated. The Tribunal stated that the said provision in the scope indicated above would become ineffective after 12 months pass from the judgment being announced in the Polish Journal of Laws (further: “Journal of Laws”). The judgment has not yet been published in the Journal of Laws.

OŻÓG Tax Finance Law offers comprehensive support in your implementation of solutions regarding the above mentioned issue.

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BALAJCZA - Partner of the Conference of Representatives of non-governmental organizations

On 26-27 October 2015, the Polish Institute for Human Rights and Business, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the National Focal Point for the OECD invited representatives of non-governmental organizations to participate in a workshop titled “Plan for a Better Future. The role of the NGOs in the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and development of the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights.” The workshop was organized in collaboration with the Dutch (SOMO), OECD Watch and support of the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable and the Danish Institute for Human Rights. The Event was organized under the honorary patronage of the Polish Ombudsman, Dr Adam Bodnar.

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Speed Business Meeting in Poznań

Place: Poznań, Andersia Hotel, Plac Andersa 3
Date: Tuesday, 23.02.2016
Organisers: BBC, AHK, British-Polish Chamber of Commerce, French-Polish Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Polish-Swiss Chamber of Commerce, Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce
Sponsors: Grant Thornton , KS Service , mBank , Trebbi

The BBC together with other Chambers of Commerce is happy to invite you for the first Speed Business Meeting in 2016. A SBM is a specific type of meeting, which consists of a number of sessions during which participants have the opportunity to gain new contacts and also find customers, partners, investors, etc. For the second part of the event, all guests are invited to a cocktail.

Invitation          Registration form          Company's Promotion Offer

Belgian Business Chamber
New Members of the BBC
General Contractor Democo Poland has been successfully operating on the Polish construction market since 1994. The company is a member of the Democo Group based in Belgium, which has been active on the European market for nearly 40 years.

Democo Poland has completed all kinds of construction projects, mainly industrial facilities along with accompanying infrastructure, but also office projects and residential and public buildings that meet the highest standards.

The company's advantage is the ability to combine own local resources, extensive experience and exceptional reliability with Customers' expectations in terms of time and budget, without compromising on quality and at competitive market prices, in order to come to a successful project completion.

To learn more about Democo Poland, please visit

Belgian Business Mixer

Place: Warsaw, "Przypraw-Dopraw" Restaurant, ul. Kijowska 5
Date: Wednesday, 17.02.2016, 6.00 p.m. - 11.00 p.m.
Entry fee: BBC Members and Belgian citizens - free of charge, Non-Members - 100 PLN net/pp.
Organiser: BBC
Event Supporters: FBT Pracownia Architektury i Urbanistyki , Karniol i Wspólnicy
Sponsors In-Kind: Avis, , CFE, "Przypraw-Dopraw" Restaurant

The Belgian Business Chamber has the pleasure to invite you to Belgian Business Mixer. The meeting offers a great opportunity to the BBC members, Belgians and other friends of the Chamber to broader their professional network and spend the evening in a very friendly atmosphere.

The main attraction of the evening will be a workshop, where participants will get the opportunity to work in groups and use their creativity and manual skills to perform a special task.

The undertaking will be enriched with a wide selection of Belgian beer and delicious cuisine. New Members of the Belgian Business Chamber will be introduced during the meeting and the BBC’s 2016 Activity Plan will be presented.

Moreover, at 8.45 p.m. live broadcast of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between KAA GENT and WOLFSBURG will take place.

To register for the event, please fill in the on-line application form available here.

The deadline for receiving completed registration forms is 12 February 2016.

Please note that you can actively promote your company during the Business Mixer event. Please find the Company’s Promotion Offer below.

Registration form          Company's Promotion Offer

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Belgian Business Chamber

International Businesswomen Meeting

Place: Warsaw, Sound Garden Hotel, ul. Żwirki i Wigury 18
Date: Thursday, 10.03.2016
Organisers: BBC, French-Polish Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Polish-Swiss Chamber of Commerce, Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce
Partner: Piasecka & Żylewicz

The BBC together with other Chambers of Commerce warmly invites all female entrepreneurs to take active part in the first International Businesswomen Meeting.

This event will enable exchanging knowledge & improve networking among businesswomen.  The meeting will consist of a workshop on conflict management conducted by Piasecka & Żylewicz experts that will be followed by a networking session.

More information soon.

Belgian Business Chamber

Come as a company, leave as a team!

Place: Białobrzegi (Nieporęt), Promenada Country Club, ul. Spacerowa 35
Date: Saturday, 14.05.2016
Organiser: Music&Events Poland

Hercules Trophy, being a 100% Belgian initiative and world-renowned corporate team challenge, has finally come to Poland! This super-charged inter-company sporting team day builds camaraderie, embraces networking and promotes company loyalty. No athletic skills needed to participate. Everybody at the office can join the event, have fun and even win the competition. Already 31 teams registered for the event!

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The 32 Edition of the Executive MBA at the French Institute of Management  

The recruitment for the 32 edition of Executive MBA at the French Institute of Management is now underway. The first classes will be held on 15 April 2016. The program consists of 17 modules (Friday 2 pm - 8 pm, Saturday 9 am -5 pm) on average every 2 weeks. All classes are conducted in Polish.

For the spring edition we are offering a 20% discount for employees of companies affiliated with the Belgian Business Chamber.

The French Institute of Management teaching staff is composed solely of management practitioners. There is no academic staff, only business practitioners - people who are actively involved in management. Course has interactive formula, there are no ex cathedra lectures, only workshops based on cases, often brought for classes by people from the group. Knowledge is practical, ie. after each session the participants are going back to their companies and are using the tools or cases, which they learned at the classes.

The Executive MBA program is distinguished by the selection of participants. All participants shape MBA program through their work experience, their way of life. The main principle of selection is diversification: both profiles of participants (marketers, financiers, HR specialists, etc.) and industries. There are people working in corporations, SME sector, Polish and foreign companies or business owners. Motivation combines them.

We invite for the recruitment meetings - it is an opportunity to gain large amount of information about program!

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Estelligence is a leading accounting company in Warsaw that provides professional support and IT tools necessary to increase the effectiveness of businesses and their optimum development. Guided by the motto: ‘more than an accounting company’, Estelligence offers a new level of quality in the business services market.

The company's team of experts successfully relieves the customers of such mundane tasks as bookkeeping and tax settlement, human resources administration and cost management. Estelligence provides its services using cutting edge IT solutions that provides customers with constant access to accounting and Human Resources data 24 hours/7 days a week.

On a regular basis, accountants consult with tax advisors on the possible ways of presenting business transactions in accounting books to optimise the tax burden while ensuring full compliance with current legislation. The company relieves its customers also of these tasks, so they can focus on developing their core business.

For more information, please visit:
Democo Poland
The Karniol i Wspólnicy law firm has been operating since January 2016. Its initiator is the advocate Joanna Karniol, who has provided legal services since 1993, previously a founding partner of law firms Simeon Karniol Małecki and next Karniol Małecki i Wspólnicy.

The law firm combines many years of experience of the advocate Joanna Karniol in providing legal services to Polish and foreign business entities with the energy of a young and well-educated team of lawyers.

The law firm’s mission is to cooperate with our clients on the principles of partnership and find for them the most advantageous solutions to legal and organisational problems.

For more information, please visit:
Karniol i Wspólnicy
Night of the Proms
The Atlas Arena in Łódź will be the venue for the third edition of the Night of the Proms. On the bill for 2016 are such NotP legends as Zucchero, Simple Minds, Lisa Stansfield, John Miles and more. Other acts due to perform include the Polish band Blue Cafe and the Academic Choir of the Technical University of Łódź. All artists will be supported by the world-renowned orchestra Il Novecento and the Electric Band, both conducted and led by the maestro Robert Groslot.

The event will take place on 12th March 2016.

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Sponsors In-Kind:
Belgian Business Chamber
Belgian Business Directory
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