Press release after the conference of 28th February
‘I am very glad that on such a short notice we managed to arrange the participation of the Polish delegation in the Asian equivalent of the Davos Forum’, said Mariusz Łuszczewski, the President of the West Pomeranian Indian Chamber of Commerce. Due to the involvement of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a personal contribution of Ambassador Adam Burakowski, support of Mr. Takhi, Charge d’affaires from the Indian Embassy, and Andrzej Sadowski representing the Adam Smith Centre, our delegation headed by Marshal Olgierd Geblewicz was able to meet all goals planned. Our participation in the panel focusing on eliminating barriers to economic growth was noticed by other participants, which resulted in a number of important talks on prospective business cooperation. More importantly, we returned back to Poland with solid results.
The Global Economic Summit in New Delhi is the largest and the most prestigious event of the type in entire south-east Asia. The India’s capital attracted over 30 heads of state, including the Prime Minister of India himself. The discussion on the New Economy gathered representatives of the largest global corporations, such as Oracle, Netflix and others. Some of the stars of the summit included Donald Trump Jr., the son of the US president, and Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple.
‘I invited Wozniak to visit Poland and Szczecin, and he promised to come in the nearest future’, said President Łuszczewski. ‘For me, tangible effects of the visit to India count, and there are quite many of them’. Firstly, the visit to the summit confirmed that the Indian packaging company would invest EUR100 m in the region. Prospective locations considered include either Szczecin or Goleniów and land property owned by the local government or private individuals. The company intends to build a plant manufacturing industrial foil and food packaging. Initially, the employment will be 150 people to finally reach 300. Secondly, thanks to the meeting with the Indian Minister of Rail, we created a possibility for Szczecin-based Autocomp to enter the Indian market. Thirdly, on 9th March, upon the invitation of the Chamber, the CEO of Baijnath Melaram will visit Szczecin. The company specialises in ship recycling and intends to establish its European headquarters in the capital of Western Pomerania.