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Presentación realizada por Jan Zarski, de la Agencia de Desarrollo Wroclaw Agglomeration para la jornada “Pioneros en acción: oportunidades de inversión en Polonia”.

Presentación realizada por Jan Zarski, de la Agencia de Desarrollo Wroclaw Agglomeration para la jornada “Pioneros en acción: oportunidades de inversión en Polonia”.

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  • 1. Investment climate in Poland Valencia, 26th of October 2011
  • 2. Poland - Key Facts Area: 312 700 sq km – 6 th in European Union Population: 38 , 1 2 million – 6 th in European Union Currency: Polish Zloty ( 1 Euro ~ 4,3 PLN ) GDP: USD 717,5 billion (PPP, 200 9 ) GDP per capita: USD 18,800 (PPP, 2010) GDP growth: 5% (2008), 1,8% (2009), 3,8% (2010) Membership: EU , NATO , OECD , WTO, Schengen Zone
  • 3. Competitive Advantages
    • Location & economic fundamentals
    • strategic location in continental Europe
    • part of trans-European transportation corridor
    • the only country of the EU with positive GDP growth in 2009
    • 38 million consumers
    • Investment incentives
    • 14 Special Economic Zones
    • grants co - financed from the EU ( EUR 90 bn)
    • Labor force
    • young, well-educated work force
    • ca 11% of university students in the EU
    • over 450 universities&high er education s chools
    • increasing labour productivity
    1000 km radius 250 M people 2000 km radius 550 M people
  • 4. Poland in World Investment Prospects Survey 2009-2011 The 11th most attractive country for investors Source : UNCTAD, World Investment Prospects Survey 2009-2011
    • Poland’s main strengths against global competitors:
    • Growth of the market
    • Size of the local market
    • Access to international regional markets
    • Presence of suppliers and partners
    • Investment incentives system
  • 5. Poland – 38 million people Source : www.citypopulation.de, www.jobmonkey.com, GUS Cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants Source: Eurostat 2009 Total population in 2010 (in M) Pol and 39 R omania 25 Czech Rep. 5 Hungary 9 Slovakia 2 Population per 1 sq km by poviats 0 50 100 150 200 250 500 1000 3000 5000 Warszawa Gdansk Poznan Wroclaw Katowice Krakow Lodz
  • 6. Source: NBP portal, 2010 Higher education trends Number of 1st year students by group of fields
    • Tuition at public schools is free of charge
    • Public schools provide best quality of education
    • The most popular are studies in economics and management
    • Increasing interest in technical studies
      • 2,8% secondary school graduates applied for technical studies in 2009 (2,0% in 2008)
      • Secondary grade exams include maths
  • 7. Foreign language capability by age groups Source: CBOS Survey 2006 Foreign language capability among students Learning of foreign language s is obligatory in the Polish education system
      • English is the most popular foreign language in Poland
    Source: Randstad, October 2008 Children learn foreign languages from the age of 7 L anguage proficiency is one of the strongest points for Poland as a Business Services center Foreign language capabilities - students
  • 8. I. Government grants through individual negotiations individually approved and granted by the Ministry of the Economy based on the Council of Ministers’ Resolution II. CIT exemption in Special Economic Zone only available in Special Economic Zone (SEZ) I II . Cash grants available through EU Funds subject to negotiation with different managing institutions depending on the investment project key parameters Forms of state aid in Poland All above presented instruments can be combined together however the total amount of state aid cannot exceed the maximum aid intensity
  • 9.
    • The application for aid has to be submitted before work on the project starts
    • The beneficiary of aid must provide a financial contribution of at least 25% of the eligible costs
    • The investment has to be maintained for at least 5 years from the date of its completion (3 years in case of SMEs)
    • Each newly created job has to be maintained for a period of at least 5 years from the date of its creation (3 years in case of SMEs)
    • It is not possible to combine cash grant based on national scheme with any other incentive
    General rules – regional state aid
  • 10. Why Poland? Summary Availability of skilled human resources Economic and political stability Effective incentives system including EU-Funds Strategic location – gateway to EU
  • 11. Wroclaw Agglomeration Driven by Knowledge Business opportunities Valencia, 26th of October 2011
  • 12. Is this Amsterdam?
  • 13. … ..Prague?
  • 14. … ..Venice?
  • 15. … or maybe Vienna?
  • 16. … or Tokyo?
  • 17. It’s definitely Wrocław!
  • 18. Wrocław Business Opportunities Agenda Accessibility & Infrastructure Knowledge & Sectors of growth Culture of leisure & high quality of life
  • 19. Accessibility & Infrastructure
  • 20. Perfect business location
  • 21. Wrocław at a glance Source: Statistical office, data as of June 2011
    • 638 000 inhabitants in Wrocław
    • 1 000 000 inhabitants in the agglomeration (yellow dot)
    • Approx 3 000 000 inhabitants in the region of Lower Silesia (borders with the Czech Republic and Germany)
    • Wrocław – the 3rd biggest academic centre in Poland
    • R&D – the main specialization of Wrocław according to ABSL report
    • 5.1% unemployment rate
    • GDP growth 12,5% (2006-2008)
  • 22. Strong communication links
    • New bypass (A8) crosses the A4 motorway (Germany-Ukraine), connects with national road no.8 (Czech Republic-Warsaw) and with national road no.5 to Poznań
    • First P olish city incorporated into the European highway system
    • Rapid development of Wrocław Airport & Great opportunities for industries
    • Well developed road, railway and waterway infrastructure mean lower travel times
  • 23. Wroc ł aw International Airport 2nd biggest Polish airport
    • 10 km away from the city centre
    • Major European transfer hubs: Warsaw, Munich and Frankfurt
    • Wrocław’s new terminal: the capacity of the airport will double by 2015 to 7 millions passengers a year
    • New bypass connecting the A4 motorway with the airport
  • 24. Wroc ł aw International Airport Destination   Flights per week Destination Flights per week 1. Alicante 2 16. Gdańsk 8 2. Barcelona Girona 2 17. Glasgow 3 3. Bologna 2 18. Heringsdorf/Swinoujście 1 4. Bristol 2 19. Liverpool 1 5. Brussels 2 20. London Luton 5 6. Copenhagen 4 21. London Stansted 9 7. Cork 2 22. Malaga 2 8. Doncaster Sheffield 3 23. Milano/Bergamo 2 9. Dortmund 2 24. Munich 27 10. Dublin 5 25. Oslo Rygge 3 11. Dusseldorf 6 26. Oslo Torp 2 12. East Midlands 4 27. Paris 3 13. Eindhoven 3 28. Rome 3 14. Frankfurt am Main 21 29. Shannon 2 15. Forlí 2 30. Warsaw 35 31. Zurich 2
  • 25. Knowledge & Sectors of growth
  • 26. Polish v ibrant academic center
    • 1 43 2 00 university students enrolled in 30 higher education institutions p.a.
    • 32 600 graduates
    • 10 Nobel Prize winners
    • World-renowned Polish School of Applied Mathematics
    • 25,000 students in 49 high schools
    • 6,000 high school graduates p.a.
    • Great number of computer science graduates
    • Great number of economists and engineers
    • Wroclaw University of Technology ranked No 1 technical school in Poland
  • 27. Wrocław Research Centre EIT+
    • EUR 200 million in innovation-related programs:
    • Biotechnology
    • ICT
    • Nanotechnology
    • Climate & Energy
    • Wrocław Research Centre EIT+ is a unique undertaking in Poland
    • Pracze Campus – the most significant polish R&D investment in recent years
  • 28. Main Wroc ł aw Universit ies Name of university Students Graduates Wroc ł aw University 36 567 8 734 Wrocław University of Technology 32 718 4 565 University of Economics 17 220 2 964 University of Environmental and Life Sciences 10 117 2 503 Medical Academy 5 631 1 140
  • 29. How well do Wrocław inhabitants know foreign languages? English German Russian Italian Spanish French Other None actual knowledge declared knowledge
  • 30. Are Wrocław students keen on foreign languages? English German Russian French Spanish Italian Other None actual knowledge declared knowledge
  • 31. Strong diversified economy
    • ON THE FOREFRONT OF POLISH IT
    • Nokia Siemens Networks, IBM, Siemens, Microsoft, Volvo IT, Opera Software, QAD, Tieto, Teta, Capgemini
    • BUSINESS PROCESS OUTSOURCING CENTRE
    • HP, Volvo Finance, Google, Credit Suisse, McKinsey, UPS, Mellon Bank of New York , Irevna, Ernst&Young, Mphasis, UPS
    • SECOND BIGGEST FINANCIAL CENTRE IN POLAND
    • Santander Consumer Bank, BZ WBK (Santander), Lukas Bank and EFL (Credit Agricole), Getin Holding, Eurobank (Societe General), BWE Bank,
    • AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
    • Volvo, Toyota, Bosch, Wabco, PGW, Autoliv
    • HI-TECH ELECTRONICS
    • LG LCD, LG Electronics, Toshiba, MSI, Iiyama, ETO Magnetic
    • WHITEGOODS INDUSTRY
    • FagorMastercook , Whirlpool, Electrolux, LG Electronics
    • LIFESCIENCE INDUSTRY 3M, Hasco-Lek, MacoPharma, US Pharmacia, Herbapol
  • 32. Engineering Centre ICT Companies: Volvo IT, Tieto, Opera Software, IBM, Microsoft, Nokia Siemens Networks Students: 10330 Graduates: 1640 Automotive Companies: Volvo, Wabco, Autoliv Students: 9640 Graduates: 870 White Goods Companies: Fagor Mastercook, Siemens, Whirlpool, Diehl Controls Students: 11120 Graduates: 1025
  • 33. National most valued brands Source: GoodBrand Social Equity Index ®2009
  • 34. The most attractive cities for career development Source: On Board PR, City Brands Report, 2009
  • 35. „ Wrocław – your mood” promotional campaign
    • Wrocław offers participation to a unique promo campaign – nationally and internationally
    • Wrocław is the national leader in attracting students and talents
    • Wrocław is the only city in Poland to have developed a unique, autonomous, customer-oriented, promotional network in Ukraine and other Eastern countries
    • The network can serve as a promotion and recruitment vehicle for top talents from beyond Poland
  • 36. Culture of leisure & high quality of life
  • 37. Wrocław - The City of Entertainment
    • European Capital of Culture 2016
    • Wratislavia Cantans – about to be hosted by the National Music Forum
    • Dialog International Theatre Festival
    • Nowe Horyzonty International Film Festival in a number of cinema screens
    • The prestigious BBC Golf Competition
    • High-profile horse races at Partynice - it hosts Al Wathba Stud Farm Cup race
    • Poland’s largest leisure and swimming complex
  • 38. Wrocław – Quality of Life
    • In recent years EUR 2,5 bln investments to increase quality of life:
    • Wrocław’s New Terminal
    • Wrocław Motorway Bypass
    • Wrocław Municipal Stadium
    • The most modern concert hall in Poland
    • Wrocław's new Regional Centre for Business Tourism
    • Intelligent Transport system to give priority to public transport
  • 39. Let’s Create a City: Answering the needs of international community
    • Four International Schools
    • Five Bilingual Middle Schools
    • Polish - English, French, German, Spanish
    • Five Bilingual High Schools
    • Polish - English, French, German, Spanish
    • Active International Friends of Wrocław Club (more than 150 families)
  • 40. Wrocław Agglomeration – the right place for investment
    • Accessible strategic location in the heart of Europe
    • Availability of skilled workforce in the city and nearby counties
    • Perfect business environment
    • Investment support
    • High quality of life for expats and local-based employees
  • 41. Thank You Wroclaw Agglomeration Development Agency / Agencja Rozwoju Aglomeracji Wrocławskiej (ARAW) pl. Solny 14, 50-062 Wroclaw, Poland [email_address] www.araw.pl www.invest-in-wroclaw.pl Valencia , 26th of October 2011
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