Meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and U.S. Ambassador to Poland
On July 17, 2020, the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland had the pleasure to host the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development, Mrs. Jadwiga Emilewicz, as well as, the U.S. Ambassador to Poland, Mrs. Georgette Mosbacher for our first live meeting at the Marriott Hotel in Warsaw after a lengthy #COVID19 online break. The meeting was exclusive and dedicated for our AmCham Advisory Council and the largest U.S. investors in Poland from our “TOP 10” investors and employers list according to the latest AmCham and KPMG Report – “30 years of American investment in Poland”.
The meeting was moderated by Chairman Tony Housh and was devoted to activities of US-owned businesses in Poland, their opportunities, challenges, and obstacles which are encountered through their daily operations. Deputy Prime Minister Emilewicz has emphasized that the goal of her Ministry is to encourage the inflow of American capital, which has always been a source of technological advancement for the Polish economy, and now more frequently related to activities based on highly skilled labor, and therefore our country may be an attractive location for these investments. At the same time, these opportunities create new professions within a highly value-added workforce for the national economy. Our special Guest of Honor, the U.S. Ambassador to Poland, Georgette Mosbacher, emphasized that Polish-American economic cooperation brings benefits on numerous levels, and that future areas of cooperation in the field of energy, cybersecurity and defense will reinforce common values and ideas for further development.
The meeting was an opportunity to present data on American investments in Poland, which AmCham first published in April 2020. After the meeting, the Minister organized a press conference with the participation of AmCham and KPMG, at which the Report "30 years of American investment in Poland" was presented to the media and discussed by experts.