WAIPA – PAIiIZ Study Tour – Focus On BPO

Regional Meetings, 08/09/2011

Together with the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency  (PAIiIZ) organized a study tour with focus on BPO.
Participants got acquainted with the Polish system of attracting investments in the Business Process Outsourcing field.

In Warsaw participants of the study tour took part in a Meeting at Poland's Ministry of Economy, where the Undersecretary of State, Ms Grażna Henclewska welcomed the participants and presented trends concerning Polish relations with CIS countries.

During their stay in Poland, the group also visited Wrocław, where the Wrocław Agglomeration Development Agency (ARAW) organized meetings with Polish Champions companies. The firms such as Selena, Clarena, Impel, Rec Global, Hasco-Lek, TelForceOne and Toya rank among the most successful polish companies investing oversears. Our guests visited the Wroclaw Research Center EIT+ - the largest R&D facility in Poland, worth more than EUR 200 million.

In Wrocław participants had a chance to take part in a seminar, where Harsh Muthal, CEO and Managing Partner at Tholons delivered a presentation on the basics of the BPO sector.
After the visit in Wrocław, the group returned to Warsaw to meet with representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego. Most participants extended their travel on to Switzerland, Geneva, to participate in the XVI WAIPA World Investment Conference. That recently finished.


Message from the President

image Mr. Ilker Ayci
WAIPA President

Dear WAIPA Members and colleagues,
It is an honour for me to address you as the President of this fine institution. This was a responsibility entrusted upon me, not one I actively sought. It is my hope nonetheless that I shall correspond to your vote of confidence. At ISPAT – Invest In Turkey – we are all appreciative of the support shown by fellow Steering Committee members.

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