Waldemar Zawiślak at a press conference in the Press Centre of PAP

On the 11th of April 2019 Waldemar Zawiślak took part in the press conference summarizing the results of the AHK business survey. The meeting took place in Warsaw, in the Press Centre of PAP.

The discussion on Poland's investment attractiveness was attended by: Deputy Minister Tadeusz Kościński, Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology, Jan Kamoji-Czapiński (Polish Agency for Investment and Trade (PAIH)), Rafał Kijonka, Country Manager Swisslinx, Marcin Petrykowski, Regional Head of EMEA & CEE, S&P Global Ratings, Wojciech Graczyk, Director of Legal Services and Regulatory Management - Innogy Poland. The event was moderated by Katarzyna Soszka-Gardennik, spokesman for the Polish-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The survey was conducted in February and March 2019. The Polish-German Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with 14 other bilateral chambers in Poland, members of the International Group of Chambers of Commerce (IGCC): American, Austrian, Belgian, British, French, Spanish, Irish, Canadian, Dutch, Portuguese, Romanian, Scandinavian, Swiss and Italian. This is the 14th edition of the survey. It was attended by 205 foreign companies operating in Poland and simultaneously by about 1400 foreign investors in 20 countries.

According to the results of the survey, Poland is ranked third in the ranking of investment attractiveness of the CEE countries and the Baltic states. Analyzing this location of our country, Waldemar Zawiślak argued why the EGGER Group decided to build its 19th plant in Poland, in Warmia in Biskupiec. In his speech he emphasized that the furniture industry is of above-average importance for Poland, and also how important a factor in choosing the location of the factory were the expectations of our local partners.

Taking part in the discussion, Waldemar Zawiślak pointed to the positive impact of our plant on the development of the Warmińsko-Mazurskie region - a revival among our local subcontractors and suppliers.

An equally important justification for our impact on the local market is the creation of high quality, long-term jobs (the main topic of the discussion was reducing the availability of labour due to emigration). Attention was drawn to our unique offer of internal development and further training, also in the double training system in our factories in Austria, Germany and Romania. He also pointed out that despite the fact that the factory was located outside the big city, a team of qualified, motivated and committed employees could be formed.

Waldemar Zawiślak asked by the moderator of the meeting about the needs of the investor in Poland - he answered that apart from the people willing to work, legal security and political stability in the long term are extremely important.

 

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