A Business Seminar on Poland “A Global Strategy Starting in Central and Eastern Europe” was held at the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry” on June 4, 2008 (Wednesday).

With its high leveld of education and large market of over 38 million people, Poland is a very attractive target for global investors. Many Japanese companies entered the Polish market totaling over 200 as of May 2008. After joining the Schengen Treaty group of countries, Poland has become even more attractive from the perspective of economic development.

The aim of this seminar was to introduce the most ipmportant issues about Poland and to businesses and investors interested in entering this very attractive market place. The seminar was followed by a reception where participants talked directly with the speakers and exchanged their views.


Time: 4 June 2008, 14:00 – 17:30
Venue: Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry


14:00 Opening of the Seminar
* Mr. Jaroslaw Wierzbicki, First Secretary – Head of Trade and Investment
Promotion Section, Embassy of Poland

14:10 Introduction of Poland
* Ms. Kazuko Takahashi, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland in Osaka

14:30 “About Polich Economy and the Environment for Investment”
Part 1:
* Mr. Tomasz Milaszewski, First Secretary – Trade and Investment Promotion
Section, Embassy of Poland
* Ms. Ayuko Nagami, Researcher at Trade and Investment Promotion Section,
Embassy of Poland
Part 2:
* Mr. Hiroshi Kaneko, Japanese Desk Coordinator, DZP (Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka)

15:20 “My Experience in Poland”
* Mr. Takatoshi Mitsumi, Managing Director, Dai Nippon Toryo Co., Ltd
Former Head of Warsaw Branch of Mitsubishi Corporation

15:40 “Activities of Polish Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (PCCIJ)”
* Mr. Piotr Suszycki-Tanaka, Chairman, PCCIJ / President, NCM Corporation

15:50 Question and Answer

16:00 Closing of the Seminar

16:10 – 17:30 Reception