III ECONOMIC FORUM POLONIA WORLD 2018

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FORUM GOSPODARCZE  POLONII ŚWIATA

Tarnów, 3-4.09.2018


INFO III ECONOMIC FORUM POLONIA WORLD 2018

This year’s Polonia World Economic Forum will take place in Tarnów on September 2-4, 2018.

The Program of this forum is dedicated to entrepreneurs, business community organizations, and local governments. On Sunday (September 2, 2018) there will be a day off from official meetings. From the south, the Forum’s guests can reserve previously booked hotel rooms, and in the evening visit Old Town and attractions of Tarnów in the company of a guide. On this day, the organizers provided only one integration meeting for the invited foreign guests. The President of Tarnow will host a Polonia welcoming dinner, which will include, the Tarnów City authorities (Board, Counselors, and Directors of Departments), among others. The official inauguration of the III Economic Forum POLONIA WORLD will take place on Monday at 10:00 am at the Hotel Cristal Park in Tarnów, at ul. Traugutta 5.

For two days, registered participants of the Forum will participate in B2B meetings, and Polish entrepreneurs, local authorities, and organizations will have the chance and opportunity to present their own offers dedicated to Poles, especially in terms of investment, cooperation, tourism proposals, and Health tourism (spas, medical-spa, specialist clinics).

A special event during the Forum will be the selection and award of the “Economic Eagle of the Polonia World”. Applications for nomination may be made by organizations of the business environments in Poland and from all over the world, where the “Polonia” organizations are active. Polish diplomatic missions (Embassies of the Republic of Poland, Consulates, Trade and Investment Departments of the Republic of Poland) are also eligible for applications.

The criteria for selection should define unique qualities and merits for the promotion of Poland, including the undisputed authority in the environment of their respective residence, and achieved economic or scientific success.

We invite those interested and eligible to submit proposals and applications via the form posted on the Forum “Candidate for POLISH WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM” (www.polonia4um.com).

Organizational information:

Registration in the Forum between 01.04 – 15.08.2018 Forms and conditions of participation are available at www.polonia4um.com

  • The number of seats is limited. Decides the order of submissions.
  • Priority is given to representatives of business environment organizations (chambers of commerce, associations, clusters, technology parks, incubators, etc.) and individual entrepreneurs.
  • The Organizer reserves the right to verify the submitted entities and persons.
  • Participation in the III Business Forum of the Polish World is only for entities / persons who fill in the appropriate form, will properly register and will receive a return receipt with a personal invitation.
  • Guests who have the status of “VIP Polonia” have the following:

– 2 free nights

– Free catering (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

– Free participation in all parts of the Forum (panels, networking, B2B, presentations)

– Free participation in the Business Gala

– Free logistic service (transfers in Tarnow)

– Conference and gift package

– Participation in prize draws

about Forum

Polonia Forum- The meeting place for representatives from Polonia. It includes: business owners, entrepreneurs, Chambers of Commerce, Trade Associations and associations operating that are permanently registered outside the country with Polish businesses, organizations, institutions, Governmental and self-governmental administration. The forum host is the city of Tarnow (Tarnów).

Economic Forum of Polonia World, this is an area of ​​entrepreneurship, dialogue, debate, globalization, and integration of the business environment. It has economical goals, and connections to identity, heritage, history, origin and culture. Economical patriotism is the mission and motto of all participants.

    The worldwide Polonia economy is the most credible and effective ambassador in the World. It is an understandable partner for Polish entrepreneurs. It knows the local markets, clients and investors from the country of their residence and work. The Polonia economy knows the fears and prejudices of Polish entrepreneurs and understands their needs and expectations. Polonia is a promoter, business advisor and excellent business partner for Polish companies.

    In 2017, the Forum brought business representatives of Polonia from 28 countries.Business representatives of Polonia, met in Tarnow, from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, North America, South America and post-Soviet states.

    There will be numerous meetings, B2B, panel discussions, and events to gain direct contacts. The Forum will have talks about the cooperation of Polish Chambers of Commerce from various countries. It will introduce the potential establishment of the Polonia World Economic Union. It is the task of the Union to establish on the basis of the structures of the economic organizations of the Advisory and Promotion Centers. Which will serve, as the integration of Polish entrepreneurs with foreign partners. It will effectively work for the globalization of Polish companies, especially in the markets where Polish business owners and entrepreneurs have already achieved success and reputation. This project is currently in the implementation phase.

    Thanks to the Tarnow meetings, many of the participants in the Forum have already started cooperation and trade. Polish companies gained access to new attractive markets and successfully export their products. Also, businesses in Polonia found new partners in the Forum, both from Poland and Polonia groups from other countries.

    The forum also participates in economics, international trade and promotion. There are also politicians and experts that deal with economical issues on a daily basis. Also, that take part in legislative work related to the establishment of legal acts concerning conducting business activities in Poland and the promotion and image of Poland in the World. With interest and attention, we are listening to the suggestions and remarks of the Polonia business community, who knows the rules and regulations well, Customs and good practices to be used in external markets.

It is worth it to be Tarnow (Tarnów). It is worth participating in this unique and important Polish economical meeting with the Polish Economic Community.

Participation conditions

Participation in the Forum is after REGISTRATION. Foreign guests register in the “POLONIA” Panel.

Registration costs: $ 80.00 or 70.00 Euro or PLN 290.00.

Registration in the Forum between 01.04 – 15.08.2018

After registration, the Forum participant receives a free service in a Package “Forum2018”.  

The Package “Forum2018” includes:free participation in panels, debates, networking, B2B, lunch,  coffee/snack bar access , as well as participation in the formal Business Gala and Business Dinner, internal logistics during the Forum, and participation in other attractions planned for the program. All participants of the Economic Forum POLONIA WORLD receive a goodie bag of souvenirs and gifts.

Polonia representatives and foreign guests are also receives additionally provided with free hotel accommodation + breakfasts (September 2/3 and 3/4, 2018) as well as a formal welcome dinner on Sunday, September 2, 2018.

  • Participation in the Forum and use of the Package “FORUM2018” are possible only after the submission of a properly filled out Application Form, which is located on the Forum’s website: www.Polonia4um.com and after completing a paid registration  which provides the Organizers with participation and allowed use of the benefits.

The number of seats is limited, to be determined by the number of received submissions. Organizers reserve the right to verify entries.

FORUM PROGRAM

PROGRAM 02.09.2018

Program of the day 02.09.2018 applies only to invited and registered guests from Polonia

12: 00-16: 30 – Arrival of guests to “Hotel”.

12: 30-18: 30 – Accommodation,

19: 00-22: 00  Attend a welcome dinner with the guests “Polonia” and the hosts and organizers of the Forum (Hotel Cristal Park)

PROGRAM 03.09.2018

First Day of the Forum – The program is available to all registered guests III Economic Forum of Polonia World

09: 00-09: 30 Breakfast in the hotel (for guests using the accommodation)

10:00-11: 00 Reception, registration of guests (welcome coffee)

11: 00-11: 05 Opening of the III Economic Forum Polonia World – presentation of the Forum program, the speech of the Mayor of Tarnów

11: 05-11: 30 Honorary guests presentations Forum

11:30- 13:00 Panel discussion

On the traction (10:30 to 13:00): Networking, Business to Business, Presentations, Debate  (conference room B, C,D)

13: 00-13: 50 Lunch

14:00- 15:30 Panel discussion

15:30- 16:00 Coffee break

16: 00-17: 30 Debate / Discussion/ Speeches by special guests

On traction (13: 50-17: 30): Networking, Business to Business, Presentations, Debate (conference room B, C, D)

19: 30-20: 00 Transfers from hotels to the Mirror Room (Wałowa 10)

20: 00-23: 00 Grand Gala of Business

23: 00-23: 30 Transfers from the Mirror Room to the hotels

PROGRAM 05.09.2017

Second Day of the Forum – The program is available to all registered guests of the III Economic Forum Polonia World.

08: 30-09: 00 Breakfast in the hotel (for persons using the accommodation)

09: 30-10: 00 Reception desk, coffee

10: 00-10: 05 Opening of the second day of the Forum. Introduction, program of the second day.

Panel discussion

10: 05-12: 00  – CANADA DAY

12: 00-13: 00  – Final Debate

13: 00-13: 30 Summary of the Forum

13: 30-14: 30 Lunch that concludes the III World Economic Polonia Forum

 

During (10:00 – 13:30): Networking, B2B, Presentations, Debates (conference room B, C, D)

B2B

B2B

Registered members of the Forum, who would be interested in a direct B2B or B2G meeting, will receive an individual “participant profile” on the Forum. This profile will include any information that the participant has given in their application, including any proposals, offers, expectations, business interests, and contact information. Each registered participant has access to the public profiles of all other registrants, and is able to independently select their desired partner(s), inviting them to B2B meetings through the contact information shown on their respective profiles.

B2B and B2G meetings will be held on the following dates:

  • October 3, 2018 – 10:30 – 17:30
  • October 4, 2018 – 10:00 – 13:30

B2B registration from April 20, 2018 to August 8, 2018

Fill out the B2B form >>

In submitting a completed registration form the order is commissioned and you are agreeing to the following conditions:

  1. Processing of personal data provided by the PEGAZ PUH Economic Information Office for purposes related to the organization of the Forum in accordance with the law of the day August 29, 1997 on the Protection of Personal Data (Dz. U. No. 133 item 883) and the presentation of its Profile (only on the basis of data sent on the form) on the website www.Polonia4um.com, for B2B meetings.
  2. Receiving information electronically from the PEGAZ PUH Economic Information Office (according to the Act of July 18, 2002, Dz. U. No. 144 item 1204, “On declaration of services by electronic means”). At any time, the person claimed is entitled to revoke the above consent.

By submitting the Form I accept the terms and conditions of participating in the III Polish Economic Forum and the privacy policy of the site.

Organizers do not take responsibility for the results and consequences of any B2B meetings.

ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION ON THE FORUM

SHOWCASE YOUR COMPANY/ORGANIZATION/REGION

All participants of the Forum are allowed to make presentations of their offers.

During the III Economic Forum Polonia World in Tarnów, each participant has opportunities and tools at their disposal to effectively present their offer or proposal. We will provide the participants direct multimedia presentations, including entering them into the Forum (in the Forum and Website Catalog) and making a promotional post, advertising in the Forum Directory, placing a “banner” on the Forum online platform, installing a roll-up ad on the site Forum (Foyer), display “logo” on the screen (in the scenery of the Main Hall – Plenary),among other items.

Participants in the Forum may submit their request during the registration process through the Application Form. The form specifies the terms and scope of the service.

THE ECONOMIC LEADER OF THE POLONIA OF THE WORLD

The Polonia Business Eagle Polonia World is a symbol of success and economic patriotism, as well as lasting business relations and cultural representations of Poles with Homeland.

It is a prestigious distinction for companies, organizations and individuals that promote Polish mark in a unique and effective way, offer Polish products and services, support Polish entrepreneurs in their countries of residence and activity, create business projects with Polish partners, invest in Poland or share get your knowledge and experience. They cultivate Polish heritage and values.

HOW TO APPLY?

Entries are made on a special form available on the website www.polonia4um.com, in the section: “The Business Eagle of the World”. Access to the application form is upon prior registration of the user. Once you have done so, simply click on the “Report Candidate” icon to access the Form to fill in. The instructions are given. The Candidates Application will be valid if the Form is properly filled out and sent (by clicking on the “Send Form” icon). The Organizer reserves the right to verify the applicant and the candidate.

Candidates can apply by: April 17th to August 15th 2018.

Participants in the Forum may submit their request during the registration process through the Application Form. The form specifies the terms and scope of the service.

 

WHO CAN APPLY CANDIDATES?

Candidates for nominations may make: persons born in Poland, currently residing permanently outside of Poland for a minimum of 5 years, are over 18 years of age, have dual citizenship (Polish + country of residence). Or persons born outside of Poland, at least one parent has Polish citizenship. Applications can also be made by Polish diplomatic missions outside the country (Embassy, Consulate, Department / Trade Agency) and “Polonia” organizations (chambers of commerce, associations, unions, and foundations).

Participants in the Forum may submit their request during the registration process through the Application Form. The form specifies the terms and scope of the service.

 

WHO CAN YOU NOMINATE?

 

We will nominate candidates in the following three categories:

CATEGORY: company / entrepreneur whose owners or shareholders (at least 10%) are representatives of Polonia, which include:

  • Works in the country for at least 5 years;
  • Invests some of its profits in the Republic;
  • Sells and promotes Polish products and services in the country of its business;
  • Uses the Polish tradition, technology, innovation;
  • Cooperates and cooperates with Polish entrepreneurs;
  • Is seen in the local business environment as a reliable and recognized entrepreneur / business
  • The business emphasizes a “Polish identity” and origin.

Candidates must meet at least 3 of the criteria.

 

CATEGORY: Personality (scientists, athletes, artists, politicians, social workers) living outside of Poland who:

  • Have been living in the country for at least 5 years;
  • Promote their national heritage; achieve professional, scientific, artistic and sporting success;
  • Gained authority and reputation at local, national and international level;
  • Communicate their knowledge, experience sharing it with Polish entrepreneurs, scientists;
  • They are recognized and commonly known as Polonia representatives, emphasizing their Polish origin

Candidates should meet at least 3 of the criteria.

 

CATEGORY: Business environment organizations, registered and operating outside Poland, which include:

  • Operate for at least 5 years;
  • Their current activities disseminate the good name of the Polish Brand and Poles in the world;
  • Are well perceived by local society, business environment and local administration;
  • Have the status of an organization that allows and encourages the membership of Polish companies, organizations, institutions and individuals from Poland;
  • Have a special attractive benefit package for a member of the Organization dedicated to the Polish members;
  • Have a permanent contact with Poland, have an office, representative office, partner representing the Organization or constantly cooperate with a Polish entity providing free access to its offer and service;
  • Promote the quality of Polish products and services, create a positive and lasting image of Poland as a country worth conducting business activities worth visiting and meeting;
  • Connect business partners, integrate companies, organize B2B meetings, provide business and legal advisory services, support Polish trade missions, assist in trade fairs, exhibitions, and assist in the development of business plans;
  • Have own developed support tools for Polish companies, organizations interested in expanding the impact of the organization (matchmaking, B2B, business consulting, legal services, Polish trade missions, service during trade fairs, exhibitions, conferences and so on).

Candidates must meet at least 5 of the criteria.

 

 

ORGANIZERS

TARNOW (TARNÓW)- Host City

Tarnów is the most important economic center of eastern Malopolska.

Seven centuries of tradition, nearly 300 thousand inhabitants, 11,500 acting business entities. Former residents of the Tarnowski Region and their families are one of the most numerous groups of Poles living in different parts of the world, especially in North America.

Excellent location of the city. Human potential.

It has a convenient location next to the A4 Freeway, with quick access to two international airports in Krakow and Rzeszow. It creates excellent conditions for business development. An important asset is the human potential resulting from the broad and responsive educational needs of the job market. Specialized schools educate professionals in a unique and important way for the specific Region of the professions.

Strategic and important industries. Support for investors.

Tarnow, for several decades, has been significantly developing the chemical, electromechanical, armament and food processing industries. Another important industry is tourism, which offers much historical, landscape, cultural and artistic attractions. The strategic goal of local government is to create attractive conditions for investors who can count on efficient administrative support, low investment costs, and tax relief. There is a Technological Park, an Enterprise Incubator, and a Special Economic Zone administered by Tarnowski Industrial Cluster S.A.

Organizer of important economic events.

The city is home to significant economic events, nationally and internationally. For ten years in Tarnow an Investment Forum has been organized, which is a prologue to the Krynica Economic Forum, defined as the most important economic event in Central and Eastern Europe (often referred to as “Polish Davos”). Visitors to the Investment Forum and Economic Forum of the Polish World of Tarnow are usually active participants in business meetings in Krynica.

PEGAZ- Organizer and Forum Operator

PEGAZ Information and Promotion Office – organizer of exhibitions, conferences, B2B industry and economic events.Representative of the Chambers of Commerce of the USA and Canada within the European Union.Promoter of Promotional Projects of the Polish Brands on international markets.

PEGAZ started its activity in 1999.

In the early period PEGAZ has carried out their own projects aimed at strengthening regional brands on the domestic market and abroad. These projects largely overtakoke the operational programs promoting the development of the Regions for a few years later (after Poland joined the EU).

 

North American business.Representation of the Business Environment Organization in the Republic of Poland.

Since 2002, PEGAZ has partnered with business community organizations in North America. PEGAZ has held national exhibitions at major international fairs, was a partner and organizer of many conferences and business workshops in the US and Canada. In 2003 PEGAZ has concluded his first agreement on cooperation and representation in Poland of a large Polish-American organization “Polish American Chamber of Commerce” from Chicago. Between 2003 and 2007 he co-organized the “Polish American Trade Show” in Niles, Chicago and Rosemont.

In 2010 PEGAZ has signed an agreement with the Canada Chamber of Commerce with the Business Bridge for the representation of this organization in Europe. Many actions have been taken to promote entrepreneurs from Poland and Canada, and many business missions have been organized. PEGAZ was also a key European partner for EuroNow 2012 and 2013 in Toronto. By 2015, PEGAZ organized more than 30 economic missions to the USA and Canada, which involved nearly 500 entrepreneurs from Poland. In 2015 PEGAZ has signed further contracts with the Polish American Chamber of Commerce, Pacific Northwest of Seattle, and the Polish American Contractors Builders Association. PEGAZ is constantly working with the Florida State Chamber of Commerce (Gainesville) and PACC Nevada (Las Vegas).

 

New tasks, new projects, global reach.

Currently, PEGAZ is involved in the project of the Polish Incubator and building a network of “Polonia Consultancy and Promotion Centers” (so called Polonia Economic Embassies). In conjunction with Independent Film Factory, PEGAZ is working on a large media and promotional project for the American public television station PBS. For the first time in history, a series of 13 episodes devoted solely to Poland will be created. “Flavor of Poland”, which in the best time of the “primetime” antenna will be able to be watched by more than 300 million people in America. Each episode will be devoted to another Region of Poland. At present, PEGAZ is involved in work related to the structure of the future Economic Union of the Polish World, aimed at promoting and consulting Polish companies and Regions. PEGAZ is also the co-organizer and operator of the Economic Forum Polonia World.

We invite you for cooperation