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12 June 2019

3rd Investment Forum United Kingdom-Central Europe

On Wednesday, 12th June 2019, representatives of the world of politics and business took part in the third edition of the Investment Forum United Kingdom-Central Europe in London, organised by the Polish Embassy and 10 other embassies of Central European countries. This year’s Forum focused on investment in innovation in the region.

 

Cabinet ministers, heads of trade agencies, investors, local entrepreneurs as well as other experts with considerable knowledge and experience of investing in Central Europe discussed the region’s investment attractiveness, as well as its resources, innovation and potential for foreign investors.

 

 

Jadwiga Emilewicz Poland’s Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology in her keynote speech said: Today, the potential of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe is huge and should be appreciated. From 1990 to 2016, most of the region's countries doubled or tripled their GDP, and Poland is a leader in this domain.

 

 

Four panels of the Forum focused on ways of supporting foreign investors in Central Europe in consideration of legal, institutional and economic incentives for investment in the region.  The panelists discussed the role of policy-making and the role of trade and investment agencies, opportunities for investment in regional infrastructure projects as well as for cooperation with Central European companies in the fields of economy, energy, electromobility, Artificial Intelligence technologies, software development and digitalisation.

 

 

The Investment Forum was organised by the embassies of Poland, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, in cooperation with a law firm Mayer Brown.

© 2012 Ministry of Foreign Affairs