Upcoming events

The 2nd Real Estate Private Equity Summit: Europe
23/09/2014 As the economy shows signs of recovery, domestic and overseas investors are read more 
Retail Matchmaking 2014
24/09/2014 Retail Matchmaking is the premier networking event of Central Eastern Europe. Connecting the dots read more 
The 16th Hydra Meeting
25-27/09/2014 The 16th Hydra Meeting is pleased to invite you to the leading European event for up-to-date insurance read more 
Polagra-Food: The International Trade Fair for Food Products
28.09-2.10/2014 The International Trade Fair for Food Products is the largest read more 
Third Balkans and the Adriatic Oil & Gas Summit
1-3/10/2014 This conference offers a unique networking platform bringing together existing read more 
Doing Business in India - Doing business in Poland
4-6/10/2014 On the occasion of a 22 person-strong Indian delegation from the state of read more 
The 5th Central European Conference in Regional Science (CERS)
5-8/10/2014 Organised by the Department of Regional Science and Management, read more 
EXPO REAL 2014
6–8/10/2014 EXPO REAL: The International Trade Fair for Property and Investment, has been held every October since 1998 in read more 
Polish Logistics Manager's Forum Poland XI
7-8/10/2014 The Polish Logistics Manager's Forum Poland is one of the biggest and most read more 
Rotherham Business Festival
7-8/10/2014 Rotherham Business Festival is offers a meeting point for companies and business organizations from read more 
The First Congress of Polish Entrepreneurs in the UK
9/10/2014 Polish entrepreneurs in the UK are having a growing influence on the read more 
Competitiveness of the CEE Region in the Global Economy
9-11/10/2014 The Academy of International Business Central and East European read more 
The 29th BACEE Regional Banking Conference (CEE/SEE/CIS)
13-14/10/2014 The BACEE Regional Banking Conference involves a series of events read more 
The International Conference: Exchange Rates, Monetary Policy and Financial Stability in Emerging Markets and Developing Countries
13-14/10/2014 Given the unprecedented monetary expansion in the large industrialised countries of the EU's emerging markets, as well as a possible exit from low interest rate policies and quantitative easing, new macroeconomic challenges arise.   Because of the crucial role exchange rate stability plays in the developing economies, monetary policy is becoming an increasingly important theme among scholars and policy makers.   This conference looks to provide new academic insights on the role of the exchange rate regime on the macroeconomic and financial stability of these regions.   Venue: 13-14/10/2014 Beethovenstraße 6 04107 Leipzig Germany     Contact: Tel: +49 (0)341 - 97 33 560 Email: exchangerate@wifa.uni-leipzig.de Website: www.wifa.uni-leipzig.de/iwp Website: www.inomics.com read more 
The International Cash & Treasury Management Conference
15-17/10/2014 This is the leading global treasury event, bringing together around read more 
Polish Business Forum V in the Netherlands
18/10/2014 Poland is the most important trading partner of the new European Union member states read more 
Polish Entrepreneurship Congress II
27-28/10/2014 The second edition of the Polish Entrepreneurship Congress offers a forum for the exchange read more 
OPEN UP! Festival
6-7/11/2014 The Aspen Institute of Prague and Pilsen have the pleasure of inviting you to the OPEN UP! Festival. The read more 

Emerging Europe news

Military neutrality in Ukraine is key to its economic growth
15/09/2014
Thousands living in eastern Ukraine are caught in the escalating conflict between government forces and Russian-backed separatists. With foreign retail companies, international
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Military neutrality in Ukraine is key to its economic growth Emerging Europe news
More properties needed in the Baltics as their GDP goes up
25/08/2014
A general trend upwards in demand in the real estate market continues across the EU Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, according to the Ober-Haus ‘Real
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More properties needed in the Baltics as their GDP goes up
Investment opportunity up as housing costs go down
14/08/2014
The CEE is still one of the cheapest regions in terms of property prices in Europe, according to the Deloitte Property Index 2013. Of the 15 European countries indexed,
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Investment opportunity up as housing costs go down
Hartwell: Is Tusk’s election a sign of the EU’s concern about its neighborhood or of European weakness?
01/09/2014
Over the weekend, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk was elected President of the European Council, one of the top joins within the European Union. An impressive victory for the
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Hartwell: Is Tusk’s election a sign of the EU’s concern about its neighborhood or of European weakness?
High growth and big employment from Polish BPOs
18/08/2014
Poland is already a business services leader in Europe and is still going up. In the last two years, the market has grown by 50 per cent. Since the beginning of 2013, 66 new
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High growth and big employment from Polish BPOs
Poland: energy diversification equals energy security
13/08/2014
Insecurity in gas delivery from the East as well as the EU’s lowering carbon emission quotas have made Poland look to diversifying its energy sources. Hence, the multiple
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Poland: energy diversification equals energy security
Hungary's property market thrives with its economy
26/08/2014
    As economic recovery gathers pace in Hungary, the overall property market has seen improvement in the second quarter of 2014, according to Cushman &
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Hungary s property market thrives with its economy
French investors speak highly of Poland
15/08/2014
Eighty-eight per cent of companies from France investing in Poland over the last 20 years are satisfied with their investments and 64 per cent are planning further development
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French investors speak highly of Poland
Polish SMEs unscathed by economic crisis
08/08/2014
Between 2008 and 2011, the number of newly set up companies employing at least 10 people continued to grow. Only a few other countries, including Germany, Luxembourg, Austria
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Polish SMEs unscathed by economic crisis
Poland and the Czech Republic among 25 rapid-growth markets
06/08/2014
In 2015, growth in 25 countries, including Saudi Arabia, Chile and China; India, South Africa and the UAE, and of course the Czech Republic and Poland, will exceed 4.5 per
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Poland and the Czech Republic among 25 rapid-growth markets
Turning on and upwards in Europe
23/07/2014
  Following a slump in 2012, FDI flows are once again rising globally, according to the UNCTAD World Investment Report 2014. Of the 9 per cent increase in flows
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Turning on and upwards in Europe
Rising demand for continued growth
14/07/2014
Economic growth is expected to almost double in EU11 in 2014, continuing to strengthen into 2015, according to the latest World Bank report. Overall, GDP growth in Poland, the
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Rising demand for continued growth
Industrial property and logistics on the rise in Poland
30/07/2014
Poland has become one of the best logistics markets in Europe. As a result,  2014 should see further growth in demand for warehouse space as the country strengthens its
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Industrial property and logistics on the rise in Poland
Podkarpackie region: flying high across the globe
21/07/2014
    For companies working within the aerospace industry, Avitation Valley in Mielec, Poland, is the place to be.    Companies like Yasa Motors
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Podkarpackie region: flying high across the globe
High demand for CEE properties
14/07/2014
    Property in Central and Eastern Europe is becoming increasingly popular among investors. In Q2 2014, the total value of investment transactions in Poland,
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High demand for CEE properties
A wider offshore footprint from a maturing market
28/07/2014
Only 30 per cent of the top 100 global outsourcing companies are already in Central and Eastern Europe but there is still room for the remaining 70 per cent, says Collier
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A wider offshore footprint from a maturing market
Poland and the Eurozone: It's time
17/07/2014
“The zloty fulfilled its goal in the time of that crisis but should there be another earthquake around Poland, being outside the Eurozone would be particularly dangerous
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Poland and the Eurozone: It s time
Special economic zones staying strong
01/07/2014
Since the 14 special economic zones were set up across Poland almost two decades ago, the country has attracted foreign and domestic investments of more than €20 billion
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Special economic zones staying strong
Dutch and Polish solutions for a common future
27/06/2014
As the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen,  points out, trade relations between Poland and the Netherlands goes as far
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Dutch and Polish solutions for a common future
Poland on the rise: new laws to enhance entrepreneurship
12/06/2014
Poland’s position in the newest World Bank's Doing Business report may have improved but the country's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Janusz
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Poland on the rise: new laws to enhance entrepreneurship
Graniewski: there was no financial system crisis but a banking system one
28/05/2014
The massive growth of Poland’s financial market in the last 2 decades has catapulted it to the status of a capital market leader within the CEE region, and the Warsaw
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Graniewski: there was no financial system crisis but a banking system one
Building a more competitive emerging Europe
24/06/2014
Europe hardly exists as a homogenous economic region and would be better off not being treated as such in further financial strategizing. In particular, the great divergences
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Building a more competitive emerging Europe
Tamborski: Still more than 200 companies in Poland are awaiting privatisation
04/06/2014
The privatisation of state-owned companies in Poland has been taking place for almost a quarter of a century, a process that Under-Secretary of State at the Treasury Ministry,
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Tamborski: Still more than 200 companies in Poland are awaiting privatisation
Visegrad countries – plenty to celebrate, yet more work ahead
26/05/2014
Since their accession in 2004, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, or the four Visegrad countries, are economically stronger and more relevant than ever. After
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Visegrad countries – plenty to celebrate, yet more work ahead
Poland, the Czech Republic and Romania — the most attractive CEE locations for FDI
13/06/2014
  While Emerging Europe as a whole drew 5% fewer investment projects than 2012 in 2013 — particularly from Western European automotive companies and shared
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Poland, the Czech Republic and Romania — the most attractive CEE locations for FDI
To EU or not to EU: A possible turbulence in the CEE region
03/06/2014
One never knows how things will develop, says James Roaf, Senior Regional Resident Representative of IMF, discussing changes on the CEE geopolitical scene with Why Emerging
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To EU or not to EU: A possible turbulence in the CEE region
Ten years later — how the EU membership has changed Poland
22/05/2014
Taking full advantage of the opportunities following accession into the European Union, Poland has become a leader in economic development among those countries joining between
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Ten years later — how the EU membership has changed Poland
Belka: Poland should renegotiate the ERM2 mechanism when joining the eurozone
21/05/2014
It's been ten years already since Poland’s EU accession. Of the 10 countries that joined the EU in 2004, only Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Lithuania have yet to
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Belka: Poland should renegotiate the ERM2 mechanism when joining the eurozone
The mixed bag of the CEE economies
05/05/2014
Previous comparisons of international gross domestic products (GDPs) based on exchange rates have been misleading, says the 2011 International Comparison Program (ICP). When
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The mixed bag of the CEE economies
Where in the world — Manufacturing Index Summary
19/03/2014
Presenting the differing risks and opportunities across, not only countries, but also cities, and compiled from the opinions of several of the world’s largest manufacturing
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Where in the world — Manufacturing Index Summary
The Eurozone's recovery gives the CEE economies a kick
19/05/2014
Economic prospects across Emerging Europe remain strong despite recent events in Ukraine and Russia, according to Regional Economic Prospects in EBRD Countries of
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The Eurozone s recovery gives the CEE economies a kick
Poland: the real state of real estate
25/04/2014
Real estate construction in Poland has been recovering quickly since 2008.Tighter lending criteria after the global economic crisis meant the trend towards oversupply in the
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Poland: the real state of real estate
Poland: the capital of catching up
15/03/2014
More affluent, better educated and with more opportunity, the upward slope of economic growth in Poland is due to keep on growing. With a GDP per capita that has already
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Poland: the capital of catching up
Tholons: Emerging Europe — the place to be for global outsourcing companies
09/05/2014
When it comes to outsourcing, countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) are becoming the places to be – or to outsource to, as you have it. Why Emerging Europe talks
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Tholons: Emerging Europe — the place to be for global outsourcing companies
Emerging Europe: Poland and Hungary are set for further growth
18/04/2014
Recovery from global recession is going to strengthen across Europe but remain uneven in 2014, says the recent International Monetary Fund's World Economic and Financial
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Emerging Europe: Poland and Hungary are set for further growth
European cities and regions of the future
18/02/2014
With London in the UK retaining its position as the fDi’s European City of the Future 2014/15 and Germany’s Nordrhein-Westfalen sailing to the top of rankings, Emerging
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European cities and regions of the future
HSBC: Importing for export success
26/01/2014
Imports help with growth and output of exports and are key to the UK’s export success story. In order to remain competitive in a global marketplace and integrate further
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HSBC: Importing for export success
Poland: resilience and renaissance
15/11/2013
Poland has been through a lot in its history but things are looking up for a country so rich with resources, expertise and a skilled workforce. Already the sixth largest
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Poland: resilience and renaissance
A new dawn: reigniting growth in CEE
19/12/2013
The countries in the CEE all share common assets and face common challenges. Cooperation between these regions, while also recognising their differences and diversity, is key
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A new dawn: reigniting growth in CEE
Strong demand for retail stock expected to continue through to 2014
04/11/2013
Jones Lang LaSalle confirms the attractiveness of the Polish Retail Sector – we’re on the lookout for more British companies.   Retail stock growth is
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Strong demand for retail stock expected to continue through to 2014
Poland — a true special economic zone
13/12/2013
With the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) and their attractive investment incentives extended to 2026, the first half of 2014 is the time to invest in
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Poland — a true special economic zone
A global upturn in economic conditions and investment in infrastructure
13/12/2013
HSBC Poland's John Rendall explains how important it is to make foreign businesses aware of the export opportunities in Poland, as illustrated by the latest Global
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A global upturn in economic conditions and investment in infrastructure

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Visegrad countries – plenty to celebrate, yet more work ahead Emerging Europe news
Visegrad countries – plenty to celebrate, yet more work ahead26/05/2014
Since their accession in 2004, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, or the four Visegrad countries, are economically stronger and more relevant than ever. After
read more
Ten years later — how the EU membership has changed Poland
Ten years later — how the EU membership has changed Poland22/05/2014
Taking full advantage of the opportunities following accession into the European Union, Poland has become a leader in economic development among those countries joining between
read more
Poland: the capital of catching up
Poland: the capital of catching up15/03/2014
More affluent, better educated and with more opportunity, the upward slope of economic growth in Poland is due to keep on growing. With a GDP per capita that has already
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