Meeting with Mr. Peter Doran, Executive Vice President for CEPA (Center for European Policy Analysis)

On June 27, 2017 AmCham Defense & Security Committee organized a meeting with Mr. Peter Doran, Executive Vice President for CEPA (Center for European Policy Analysis), a non-profit policy institute, with offices in Washington and Warsaw, dedicated to promote economically strong and strategically secure Central Eastern Europe with close ties to the United States. Our guest is a recognized expert on Russia and Ukraine, transatlantic defense and energy security. He served as a Foreign Affairs Fellow in the U.S. Congress and as a George C. Marshall Fellow at the Heritage Foundation. We discussed transatlantic defense issues, US defense corps involvement in Europe, sanctions policy towards Russia and Polish defense policy.

Meeting with Mr. Tomasz Szatkowski, Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of National Defense (July 5, 2017)

On July 5, AmCham Defense & Security Committee organized a meeting with Mr. Tomasz Szatkowski, Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of National Defense, who overseas Strategic Defense Review  (SDR), the strategy of which the main goal is to reform the country’s defense procurement  processes and restructure the Polish defense industry. We discussed requirements for SDR implementation (including new structures needed to be formed like Defense Policy Division), implementation time of SDR and adjusting the Defense Modernization Plan to meet the SDR goals, economic impact of SDR on business and finally recommendations for US defense industry on potential cooperation with the Ministry of Defense.

Concluding the meeting, our guest confirmed that the Polish-US alliance is unique for Poland.

How HR big data and predictive analysis tool can help HR in transition from an advisory role to being a strategic business partner

On June 29, the Committee organized a meeting on How HR big data and predictive analysis tool can help HR in transition from an advisory role to being a strategic business partner. Our guests were from a membership company Assessment Systems Polska, Ms. Magdalena Giryn, Country Manager and Magdalena Nowacka, Senior Consultant and we talked how to become an “HR wizard” and how to anticipate trends in employees’ behaviors in organizations. The speakers explained what HR big data are, how using HR big data reshapes the recruitment, what are the challenges and opportunities with applying big data in HR.

Meeting on Blockchain

In November of last year, Warsaw-based Blockchain startup Golem raised $8,6 million in 29 minutes using Etherium, a private Blockchain. This amazing result right here in Warsaw was yet another piece of evidence that the Polish capital is a center of this exciting new technology.

 Blockchain is the technology that enables digital currencies like Bitcoin to exist. The technology is so reliable that although no government or private entity controls Bitcoin, people are willing to spend thousands of dollars on a single Bitcoin, which is essentially just a virtual location on the Bitcoin Blockchain. Some say Blockchain today is similar to what the Internet was in 1997 – a powerful technology everyone recognizes could radically change the way the world works. And just like in the early days of the internet – years before the creation of Google, or iTunes, or the concept of social media – companies are scrambling to create the new killer Blockchain application that will transform our world.

On Wednesday, June 28 at 9:30 a.m. the Business Technology and Services Committee was ortunate to host Grant Blaisdell, co-founder and CMO of Coinfirm.io, and also probably the most recognizable figure of Warsaw’s booming Blockchain community. Grant’s company Coinfirm is a globally recognized compliance and analytics leader in the Blockchain industry. Most well known for their compliance and analytics platform that streamlines compliance processes to near automation, they're also known for their data provenance and verification platform "trudatum", which is currently being piloted by two major banks in Europe.

Grant explained the technology, described some of the unique issues Blockchain resolves and gave our members a prescient look at the future of this incredible new force in our world.


Tech Sector and Sustainability Today - Development Goals, Responsible Investment and Supply Chain

How to organize a successful incentive group

Eurozone Imbalance Detrimental to EU-US Trade - meeting with Mr. Stefan Kawalec, CEO of Capital Strategy

Nine and a half more-or-less simple things everyone can do to prevent cyberattacks

Workforce Management – Trends and Challenges for the Coming Years

New incentives for business - Meeting with Mr. Marcin Piasecki, VP of Polish Development Fund

Latest trends in travel mobile technology and useful applications available to travelers

Strategies from the Trump campaign

Current landscape of the Polish media market

Annual KPMG Tax Session 2017

Renewable Energy Auction Scheme - meeting with the Energy Regulatory Office representative

FDI in Poland exceeded PLN 712 bln

Recent Changes in Tax Law and their Impact on Business

Meeting with Mr. Tomasz Dąbrowski, Director of Energy Department of the Ministry of Energy

Update on the EU Chemicals Policy and the Circular Economy

Meeting with Mr. John Anderson, U.S. Department of Energy

Meeting on Poland's Nuclear Energy Program

Meeting with Mr. Tomasz Szatkowski, Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of National Defense

Update on Investment Incentives available in Poland

New Trends in Transfer Pricing

Enterprise Leadership as a key aspect of management

Expats: Unique Financial Complexities You Face (November 22, 2016)

Meeting with Patrick Ney, Executive Director of Questia

AmCham is hiring!

The EURO Single Market

Cyber Security Incidents - Get prepared to win the battle!

Workshop on Game-based Learning for Skills Development

Tax instruments and State Aid - EU perspective

After Brexit- What’s next for Europe

BREXIT - the commercial and legal implications for the EU Member States and the US

Meeting with Mr. Sławomir Dębski, the new head of PISM (Polish Institute for International Affairs)

What is TTIP about?

Meeting with Mr. Jacek Bogucki, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Agriculture

Defense strategy of Poland - meeting with the National Center for Strategic Studies (NCSS)

NATO Summit Briefing

AmCham June Monthly Meeting with Ambassador Paul W. Jones at Ambassador’s Residence (June 1, 2016)

Meeting with the Plenipotentiary Office for the Strategic Energy Infrastructure of the Ministry of Development

AmCham Diner back at the European Economic Congress in Katowice

Meeting with Mr. Sebastian Płóciennik, Head of the EU Program at the PISM

Trends in polish media

CEO Business Mixer sponsored by Bristol Hotel and Moet Hennessy (April 28, 2016)

Internet Security

General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR)

Minister Witold Waszczykowski spotkał się z przedstawicielami Amerykańskiej Izby Handlowej

Warsaw City Development – meeting with representatives of Warsaw City Hall

Workshop on Leadership Development that drives Results

Annual KPMG Tax Session 2016

Meeting with Mr. Jan Filip Staniłko, Deputy Director at the Department for Innovation at the Ministry of Development

Energy Market Design reform potential

Meeting with Mr. Tomasz Styś, waste management expert at Sobieski Institute

What is the AmCham Diner?

Changes to the tax procedure regulated by the Polish Tax Ordinance

Standard Audit File (Jednolity Plik Kontrolny)

Meeting with Mr. Marcin Zaborowski, Executive Vice President of the Center for European Policy Analysis

The Role of Business in the Future of the Global Internet

Emerging Europe M&A Report 2015/16

Alternative Office Space – the Latest Trends

Fixed-term contracts for employees

Cyber detective work: techniques for professionals in the digital era

Committee meeting with UPS and Brand24

Meeting with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

Employee Equity Plans – disparate tax treatment of employees of American companies compared to EU ones

How to manage business travel to achieve greater benefits?

The Internet of Things

Meeting with representatives of the Polish Armaments Group

Digital Single Market - Benefits and Challenges

An Introduction to Sustainable Development – what, why and how?

Meeting with Professor Marek Banaszkiewicz - Polish Space Industry

Characteristics of growth potential of future leaders in Poland and the CEE region – how to help managers develop their skills

Towards savings – effective business expense management

Big Data – Big Business or Big Problem?

Videos of AmCham Diner at the Economic Forum in Krynica 2015

Judgement: the Essence of Effective Leadership – meeting with Dr. Robert Hogan

Poland versus the new situation of Europe – Do we need a strategy in crisis?

7 June 2015 Waste Producer Responsibility, Liability and Solutions

Warsaw City Promotion

Meeting with Ms. Ann Cataldo, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Defense Exports & Cooperation

Zbigniew Płaza met with the AmCham Human Resources Management committee

Katarzyna Snyder met with the AmCham Energy & Environment Committee

Meeting with US Embassy

Ilona Antoniszyn-Klik, Deputy Minister of Economy at Manufacturing Committee

Latest Trends in Travel Mobile Technology & Useful Applications Available to Travelers


Working Group Meeting

New Polish regulations governing employee work hours

The 10th Regional Tax Conference

EU Structural Funds and European Commission Programs 2014-2020

Top 50 disruptive technologies

7th European Economic Congress (EEC – European Economic Congress) 20-22 April, Katowice

Focus on the Polish Real Estate Market

7th European Economic Congress (EEC – European Economic Congress) 20-22 April 2015, Katowice

Vapor Intrusion Energy & Environment Committee (10 March 2015)

3 March 2015 US Tax Session

CNBC Television/Burson-Marsteller Corporate Perception Indicators

The Top Myths SMEs Believe about Traditional Advertising

Storytelling in Public Relations.

Reputation management

Reputation Capital

Defense & Security Roundtable Discussion

2014 U.S. Poland Agri & Food Summit

Wind Farm Field Trip

New Renewable Energy Bill meeting (with Bidding Game)

Business Opportunities with Renewable Energy Sources

Understand Your Best Cost Savings Options with Key Travel Suppliers

KPMG Tax Session

Current and Future International Tax Challenges

Shale Gas Special Committee Meeting with the U.S. Ambassador to Poland

Shale Gas Committee Meeting with Scott Perry

Shale Gas Committee Meeting

Real Estate Investment Opportunities with PKP (Polish State Railways)

New Pact for Europe

European Parliament Elections and the Future of Europe

Values and Business

2020: The New World of Work

Polish Immigration Law

Seminar on The Digital Economy Sector in the Face of Current Market Trends and Legislative Changes

Environmental Issues for the Consumer Products Industry

Consumer Products Meeting on EU copyright rules

Uczestnicy debaty: TTIP szansą, ale i zagrożeniem dla polskich firm

Sustainability Council Meeting with Minister Korolec (July 22, 2014)

AmCham Awards

April 2, 2014 Monthly Meeting with Minister Lena-Kolarksa-Bobińska

Energy Roadmap 2013

UPS Meeting


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