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Dec 7th 2010 MC Presentation

  1. 1. British Polish Chamber of Commerce (BPCC) Presented by Michael Clay UK Chairman Study Trip December 7 th 2010
  2. 2. The BPCC is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, which assists in the development of British - Polish business links. M embership represents a broad range of industrial and commercial sectors. Any British, Polish or international company which may benefit from the services offered through membership is welcome to join. Who we are:
  3. 3. <ul><li>First class networking and business events </li></ul><ul><li>Access to key commercial and government decision makers </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative business development opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Support for importers and exporters </li></ul><ul><li>Professional media and marketing promotions </li></ul><ul><li>Up - to - the - minute economic and business information </li></ul><ul><li>Unrivalled reach across the UK and Poland </li></ul>Companies join us for:
  4. 4. <ul><li>BPCC Offices and what we do </li></ul><ul><li>BPCC Member ship </li></ul><ul><li>BPCC Events </li></ul><ul><li>BPCC Media </li></ul><ul><li>BPCC Policy Groups </li></ul>Overview:
  5. 5. <ul><li>Poland </li></ul><ul><li>Warsaw - Wroclaw - Krakow, </li></ul><ul><li>Łódź - Katowice - Poznan </li></ul><ul><li>Tri-City </li></ul><ul><li>UK </li></ul><ul><li>London - Manchester </li></ul>BPCC Offices
  6. 6. What we do <ul><li>Operating s ince 1992, we support your company’s sustainable growth </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating trade and investment between the UK and Poland </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting business and cultural relations </li></ul><ul><li>Providing top quality information, know-how, services and events </li></ul>
  7. 7. Member benefits Face- to - face business business development and networking opportunities Promotion across BPCC’s media P referential participation in a range of prestigious , professionally-run events Access to COBCOE network; 2 9 chambers across Continental Europe comprising over 6 , 000 businesses
  8. 8. The online directory lists all members ’ contact details and a short description of the company in Polish and English You can update your entry on-line M embers receive a monthly update via-e-mail Membership Directory
  9. 9. BPCC Membership Card Every employee of your company is entitled to a complementary card The c ard let s you benefit from member-to-member offers , updated regular ly on s pecial_ o ffers (in Polish on ) Discounts from members for members – cars, hotels, training… Add your own offer
  10. 10. Events The BPCC organise s around 50 events annually and partners in over 200 more across the UK and Polish regions. Some BPCC events are free and exclusively for members while those with an entrance fee guarantee substantial discounts for members. We also secure discounted prices for BPCC members at third-party events that we partner .
  11. 11. <ul><li>BPCC Breakfasts </li></ul><ul><li>Business Mixers </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Member Academies </li></ul><ul><li>Study Trips </li></ul><ul><li>Sector Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Ball </li></ul><ul><li>Bespoke seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Trade Missions </li></ul>Events See the f ull events programme at (in Polish at <ul><li>Speed Business Networking NEW! </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Warsaw – last Thursday of the month, VIP speaker </li></ul><ul><li>Polish Regions – usually one per quarter, various topics </li></ul><ul><li>UK – two or three a year </li></ul>Events: BPCC Business Breakfasts
  13. 13. On one day, under one roof, participants from UK and Poland can increase their sector knowledge and meet potential new business partners . Events: BPCC Forum s <ul><li>Warsaw: </li></ul><ul><li>ANNUAL CONFERENCE – 29/04/10 The Payment Revolution </li></ul><ul><li>Project Finance Forum – 24/06/10 </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable Energy – Carbon Reduction 2011 </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Warsaw: third Thursday of </li></ul><ul><li>most months </li></ul><ul><li>Polish Regions: Two or three </li></ul><ul><li>per year </li></ul><ul><li>UK: Two or three per year </li></ul><ul><li>Mixers are supported by members wishing to promote </li></ul><ul><li>their services, launch a new product or raise awareness </li></ul><ul><li>of an issue – talk to us about the opportunities we have </li></ul><ul><li>available for 20 10 </li></ul>Events: BPCC Business Mixers
  15. 15. BPCC Policy Groups The BPCC Policy Groups to network best business practice – often transferring knowledge and experience from the UK – and to encourage structural and regulatory reforms in Poland. Representatives from member companies are encouraged to attend groups that are of interest and to get actively involved in creating change in Poland. The meetings are regularly attended by a guest speaker, usually from the relevant governmental department, to discuss issues and to hear members’ views and comments.
  16. 16. BPCC Policy Groups <ul><li>Policy groups exist to enable members to exchange best practice and to engage with politicians , civil servants and experts on relevant business issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Public Private Partnerships (PPP) </li></ul><ul><li>Public Procurement </li></ul><ul><li>Human Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Clean – Renewable Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Tax and Finance Reform </li></ul><ul><li>Health Policy </li></ul><ul><li>CSR – Carbon Reduction </li></ul>
  17. 17. International Trade Services <ul><li>Assistance for Polish companies wanting to export to the UK </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance for British companies wishing to gain further information about the Polish market </li></ul><ul><li>Expert knowledge about both economies and markets </li></ul>
  18. 18. International Trade: Trade Fairs and Exhibitions The BPCC take s part in many prestigious international fairs and exhibitions. We take a stand in a prime location , enabling firms to project a strong, high profile image as part of a stand focusing on Poland. The BPCC stand is shared with member companies. We are currently working on trade fairs in the food and drink, local government and defen c e sectors.
  19. 19. BPCC Integrated Media The BPCC has a range of media and communications, all of which members can benefit from. We encourage members to create bespoke integrated campaigns, exploiting the advantages of different media. Members receive discounts which are incremental depending on the scope of the campaign.
  20. 20. Media: BPCC Integrated Media Integrated media portfolio: Contact magazine Newsletter Emailshots Portal We can help you execute campaigns using all or some of these media – please visit for full details
  21. 21. Contact is printed five times a year and carries a range of news, articles and advertisements. Members can submit their news and senior appointments for publication free of charge. Adverts are available at reduced rates for members. The circulation includes all BPCC members, British and Polish parliamentarians and other parties interested in British/Polish relations. Contact International Business Voice
  22. 22. <ul><li>The BPCC has an extensive database covering members and non-members across a range of sectors. </li></ul><ul><li>E - mailshots allow you to focus your message to your target group . </li></ul>Media: E - mailshots
  23. 23. Portal
  24. 24. Portal 29,000 visits / 8,000 unique visitors a month We will publish your press releases in “News from Members” Your details in the online Membership Directory Submit articles for the website Use the online shop to promote your products and buy corporate gifts
  25. 25. BusinessPoint <ul><li>Virtual and serviced offices: From start-ups to international businesses, we offer virtual office solutions to suit your needs. In Poland we have prime office locations with long/short term office space to let plus meeting rooms and a boardroom which can be hired on a daily or hourly basis. </li></ul><ul><li>International Trade Services: The BPCC offers a range of services for your business needs on the Polish or UK markets, from market reports to partner search, translation services to advice on distribution and logistics. </li></ul>
  26. 26. BusinessPoint <ul><li>Virtual and serviced offices: From start-ups to international businesses, we offer virtual office solutions to suit your needs. </li></ul><ul><li>In the UK: W e have prime office locations with long/short term or virtual office space plus meeting rooms and a boardroom which can be hired on a monthly, weekly, daily or hourly basis. Ideal for Polish companies coming to the UK. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Talk to us about how we can promote your business: [email_address] Poland: +48 (0) 22 320 01 00 UK: +44 (0) 20 7969 2729 +44 (0) 20 7969 2789 Fax +44 (0) 20 7969 2800
  28. 28. Now over to you! <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Clay </li></ul><ul><li>UK Chairman </li></ul>