The Polish-African Economic Forum
The Polish-African Economic Forum is the second international business event organized as part of Poland’s economic program at the World Exposition Expo 2020 Dubai.
The meeting will serve as a platform to strengthen Polish-African ties in order to build a friendly business environment and deepen the understanding between countries. The main goal of the Forum is to present Polish achievements, know-how and technologies, as well as ensuring the possibility of establishing cooperation with economic partners from the African countries. Moreover, representatives of many Ministries and members of the world of business and politics are expected to take part in the event.
During the Forum, representatives of the Investment Center of the Polish Investment and Trade Agency will present Poland's investment potential. Forum participants will have the opportunity to learn about the available investment incentives and the investment climate by visiting the stand operated by the Investment Center.
Registration for ONSITE and ONLINE participation is already closed.
Participation is free of charge. Transport and accommodation cost in Dubai will need to be covered by the participants.
Location of the hotel: Address Dubai Marina Hotel, Al Marsa Street 66, Dubai, ZEA
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Online participation will be possible. Real-time transcription (Polish and French) will be also available to augment the overall participatory experience. If you are planning to participate online, please complete the registration form available above.
The link will be sent by email before the Forum.
Speakers and Guests
From January 19, 2020, he was the secretary of state at the Ministry of Economic Development, and then at the Ministry of Economic Development, Labour and Technology. He is also the Government Plenipotentiary for Foreign Investments. Grzegorz Piechowiak was born on September 14, 1963 in Piła. He is a graduate of sociology from the Faculty of History and Social Sciences at the Warsaw Theological Academy (currently Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University). He also completed post-graduate studies in Corporate Management in Crisis and Bankruptcy at the Higher Vocational School “Personnel for Europe” in Poznań. He holds a receiver’s licence and is qualified as a candidate for supervisory boards of sole shareholder companies of the State Treasury. In the years 1992–1997 he worked, among others, as a vice-consul at the Polish embassy in Rome. In the years 2002-2006 he was a councilor of the Piła County Council on behalf of the Porozumienie Samorządowe [Local Government Agreement], and then he was the Director of the Department of Transport in the District Starosty in Piła (2007-2008). For several years he also ran his own business. He is a member of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland in the 3rd, 8th and current term of office. He is the chairman of the Bilateral Polish-Italian Group and the Parliamentary Team for Police. He co-founded the Stanislaw Staszic State University of Applied Sciences in Piła in Piła. He was awarded (in 2018) by the Senate of the University with the honorary title and the Legatus Almae Matris medal.
Professional work outside of research: member of the State Commission for Urban Planning and Architecture - GKUA (2014-2016 and since 2020), member of executive board of the Polish State Railways - PKP S.A. (2016-2017). Social activity: member of executive board of the Poznań Urban Cyclists' Association (1998-2013), member of district council Poznań-Jeżyce (1998-2002), member of executive board of the Mikuszewo Association (2003-2010), expert in mobility and urban planning at the Sobieski-Institute (since 2009).