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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Meeting explores potential for local business links with Poland

By Fintan Lambe

Amanda Byrne, Kasia Neumann-Kochanska of Gorey.pl, Robert Bak II, and John O'Connor.
Amanda Byrne, Kasia Neumann-Kochanska of Gorey.pl, Robert Bak II, and John O'Connor.

The potential for business links between Poland and the South East of Ireland was explored at a breakfast meeting in the Amber Springs Hotel in Gorey recently.

The talk was part of the Polska Éire Festival which took place in the town, and was hosted by Gorey Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Gorey Municpal District and Gorey.pl - Polish Cultural Association.

Robert Bak, II Secretary in the trade and investment promotion section of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland gave an in-depth presentation on the growing Polish economy and how the Polish Embassy can help establish contacts between Irish and Polish businesses. He said the Embassy provides a tailored service for every client based on the nature of their enquiry.

There followed an interesting discussion on how did Poland emerged relatively unscathed from the global recession and about the growing popularity of Poland as a tourist destination.

Guests included Tom Banville, head of the Local Enterprise Office in Wexford County Council, and Sinead O'Sullivan, vice president of Gorey Chamber. Afterwards John O'Connor, manager at the new Gorey Hatch Lab gave a tour of the impressive Innovation and Business Centre at the M11 Campus next to the hotel.

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