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  • 4 February 2016

    Ambassador Witold Sobków and Dr Matthew Offord MP hosted an event on the Polish entrepreneurial input to the British economy, held in committee rooms of the British Parliament.


    The panel discussion was co-organised by the Trade and Investment Promotion Section of the Polish Embassy in London and featured Michael Dembliński – principal advisor to the British-Polish Chamber of Commerce, Matt Smith – director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, Michał Krajewski – founder of Polsteel, and Clive Davenport – Head of Trade and Industry Section in the Federation of Small Businesses. The debate was chaired by Filip Ślipaczek – a distinguished Polonial activist.


    The panellists’ introduction was followed by an enthusiastic Q&A session with members of the audience, which included representatives of local SMEs and the British business network, Members of the Parliament, as well as Polish and British media. Main topic of the discussion was the growing contribution of Polish entrepreneurs to the British economy and impact of cultural differences between both nations on leading businesses in Poland and the UK. The issues of the latest financial crisis and its’ impact on small and medium size UK businesses were also covered. The audience questioned panellists on Brexit and possible repercussions for the Polish entrepreneurship in Britain. An important aspect of the conference confronted bilateral economic relations between Poland and the UK in light of Polish input into the British Economy.


    The conference was followed by a networking event facilitating the exchange of experience and developing business connections. Opportunities for further trade collaboration between Poland and Britain were also discussed during the session.

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