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The 9th Diplomatic Opening of the Year held by the Polish Chamber of Commerce (KIG) has gone ahead with the media partnership of Poland Weekly.

Some 600 participants, including high-level officials of Poland’s new government, KIG officials, foreign representatives of many countries at the ambassador level, local governments, investors and entrepreneurs took part in the 2024 diplomatic opening program, under the motto “New Vision – New Ways.” 

“The Polish economy and Polish exporters face many challenges and a new international order is being created before our eyes. That is why this year’s diplomatic opening of the year was organized under the motto ‘New vision – new ways,’ which is intended to encourage us to think about the reality we want to create together and the direction we want to take,” said the Director of the Foreign Relations Office Jerzy Drożdż.

KIG experts noted that economists see 2024 as an economic recovery period. The World Bank predicts GDP will increase by 2.6% and that KIG will strengthen diplomatic and economic relations with its existing and new partners to support this economic recovery, provide support for new investments and further promote Polish companies to foreign markets.

One of the key issues at the event was geopolitical and global instability, conflicts and other possible threats. 

photo credit: KIG

“We last saw each other a year ago, in a completely different Poland and a completely different world. I would like to say only optimistic things today, but unfortunately, when it comes to the world, it is not heading in the direction we would like. The situation is not moving towards cooperation, peace and friendship,” said the President of the Polish Chamber of Commerce Andrzej Arendarski.

Technological developments, especially IT, machine learning, artificial intelligence, big data and Poland’s ability to use new technologies as a driving force thanks to its well-educated and talented workforce were also key topics at the event.

“The challenges facing Polish entrepreneurs include the technological revolution on such a scale that it is turning into a cultural revolution. Difficult times create new winners and treat losers cruelly,” said President of the Polish Chamber of Commerce Marek Kłoczko.

The high-level officials also spoke about Poland’s new government within the EU, noting that political and economic stability would be maintained even if government officials changed. 

photo credit: KIG

“The priority of Donald Tusk’s government in cooperation with foreign countries is to strengthen the competitiveness of the Polish economy and build the attractiveness and image of Polish business abroad. We will remove barriers that currently pose difficulties in running a business,” said Minister of Development and Technology Krzysztof Hetman.

Erol Dzhelik
Erol Dzhelik
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