According to a new report by the Polish Economic Institute, Poland being at the heart of Europe could gain up to USD 8.3 billion each year due to its quality global value chain shifting away from China amid the coronavirus pandemic. Questions people are asking is what does Poland have to do to be amongst the major European winners in this shift? How does the COVID-19 pandemic impact this shift? And what are the perspectives for the future of this shift towards central Europe?
On Nov. 17, 2020, AmCham Real Estate Committee organized a meeting entitled Manufacturing Relocations to Poland – Trends and Perspectives. Our speakers were Ms. Iwona Chojnowska-Haponik and Mr. Rafał Szajewski, Business Locations Consulting Directors at JLL; Mr. Christoph Paetzold, Manager, International Production, Phoenix and Mr. Krzysztof Jarosz, Director of Science & Technology District Office in Rzeszów. We discussed current market trends with respect to new manufacturing projects in Poland Some other points of discussion included current manufacturing sectors which are considering Poland as new location for its production, countries (Investors origins) which are considering investing in Poland (production facilities), advantages of locating manufacturing business in Poland and finally the lessons to be learned from cooperating with potential investors.