The Polish Investment and Trade Agency is the institution responsible for preparing Poland’s presence at the World Exhibition Expo 2020 Dubai. The agency carries out this task under the supervision of the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology.
Commissioner General of the Polish Section Expo 2020 Dubai
Supervises all the Polish preparations for the World Expo 2020 Dubai appointed by the Council of Ministers
Supervises all the Polish preparations for the World Expo 2020 Dubai appointed by the Council of ministers.
Adrian is a manger with many years of experience, both in financial institutions and public administration. In the years 2018–2020 he was the Deputy and then Director of the Department of Trade and International Cooperation at the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology, and then at the Ministry of Development. At that time, he was responsible for bilateral economic relations with EU countries and third countries, cooperation with international organizations (OECD, WHO, UNIDO), identification and elimination of trade barriers, trade policy as well as customs and protective measures. He represented Poland in the Trade Policy Committee at the European Council, he was also responsible for economic promotion in the international arena and foreign expansion of Polish enterprises, implementing the state’s strategic activities defined in the Strategy for Responsible Development. Before his appointment to the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology, in 2004–2018 he was associated with Bank Zachodni WBK SA, where he was responsible for product creation, sales strategy and its execution, management of the product and customer retention process, building relationships with the distribution network and external partners and organization events. In the years 2012–2018, he held managerial and director positions. A graduate of international relations with a specialization in European studies of the University of Economics in Poznań.
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Deputy Commissioner General of the Polish Section Expo 2020 Dubai
Coordinates the work of the team preparing Expo 2020 Dubai in the Polish Trade and Investment Agency
Monika is a manager with many years of experience in managing both teams and projects. She started her professional career at the Polish Agency for Foreign Investments, where she headed the Department of Economic Promotion. Then, as a marketing and PR manager, she was responsible for promotional activities, cooperation with the media and communication of a consulting company dealing in European and tax matters. In the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development, she supervised communication activities related to the implementation of support tools for entrepreneurs to do with the financial perspective for 2007–2015. She was also responsible for the implementation and accounting of two system projects financed from European funds. She has been associated with Expo Exhibitions since 2000. As part of the preparation of Poland’s participation in the Expo in Milan in 2015, she coordinated the implementation of the communication and promotion program as well as being responsible for the projects financial accountability. She was the Deputy Commissioner General of the Polish Section of the International Exhibition Astana Expo 2017. She graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics in the field of International Economic and Political Relations and the Polish-French Program of European Studies at the Warsaw School of Economics – SCIENCE PO in the field of Communication, as well as completing postgraduate studies in agriculture at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. Monika was a Scholarship holder of the foundation „Alfred Toepfer Stiftung” in Hamburg.
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Director of the Poland Pavilion at the World Expo 2020 Dubai
Responsible for cooperation with the organisers, the logistics of the operation of the Poland Pavilion and supervising its staffing
Moneer has been representing PAIH in the United Arab Emirates for over three years and has been the PAIH Foreign Trade Office manager in Dubai for two years. Born in Poland, brought up in both Polish and Arab cultures. For the last 13 years, he has been involved in commercial cooperation between Poland and the Emirates. He has practical experience in supporting entrepreneurs in building trade relations between Poland and the Middle East. A graduate of postgraduate MBA studies at Kozminski University and from the American University in Dubai, where he graduated in Information Technology. He speaks fluent Polish, English and Arabic.
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Responsible for the creation of the message of the Polish Exhibition and the coordination of all aspects of communication, content marketing and public relations both in Poland and the UAE
Anna has over 10 years of experience in the field of communication and PR. She supported the building brands of clients, of one of the leading public relations agencies in Poland, Solski Communications. She carried out communication activities for corporations, family businesses, and third sector institutions. She uses the experience she gained in working for the business sector, to coordinate complex communication projects in public administration. Since 2015, he has been responsible for the creation and implementation of the communication strategy for Poland’s participation in World Exhibitions (Milan 2015, Astana 2017, Dubai 2020). A graduate of the University of Warsaw in the field of Public Relations and Media Marketing. Anna is working on improving her skills in the field of content marketing, place branding and social media.
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Coordinator of the cooperation with the Polish regions and seats of education
Coordinator of the Polish regions presence at Expo 2020 Dubai and also the involvement of seats of higher education
Marta is a Polish language and literature teacher by profession. Combining her long-term teaching mission with the areas of culture and business, she has gained extensive knowledge and experience. For many years, while working for the Centre for the Development of Polish Education Abroad, she was sent to work as a teacher of the Polish language and Polish culture among the Polish community in Kazakhstan, where she carried out promotional activities to spread Polish culture, in cooperation with the diplomatic missions, educational, cultural and business institutions from around the world. During her work at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Kazakhstan in 2011–2013, she carried out tasks related to the development of the Polish diaspora’s education and the management of funds. The work at WPHI in Almaty and running her own business, has had a huge impact on her experience in promoting Polish business abroad. From 2016, a member of the team responsible for preparing Poland’s participation in the World Exhibitions. During the Astana EXPO 2017 International Exhibition, she was responsible for cooperation with the Exhibition Organizer, local government bodies and the work of running the Poland Pavilion.
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Exhibition and event expert
Responsible for the exhibitions management and curatorial care of the Polish Pavilion space
Project manager with over 12 years of professional experience, service designer and exhibition creator in the field of design, architecture and art. For many years she worked at the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, whose main goal is to promote Polish culture abroad. As a manager of the Polska Design Programme she created development and communication strategies, created program, managed the budget and the work of the team. She has completed dozens of exhibition, digital and event projects promoting Polish achievements in the field of creative industries worldwide. She coordinated presentations at the largest festivals and fairs, including: Triennale di Milano, London Design Biennale, London Fashion Week and WantedDesign in New York. Moreover, she is a researcher of design and lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź.
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Coordinator of financial aspects and public procurement
Manages the project’s budget and is responsible settlements of accounts and public tenders
Marcin has 12 years experience in financial accounting and implementation of projects financed from EU and public funds, including those implemented by Business Environment Institutions, SMEs, large entrepreneurs and public entities. Since 2014, he has been a member of the team responsible for Poland’s preparations for participation in World Exhibitions. An expert in the field of project budget management and the implementation of key tenders, including contracts for services and construction works.
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Senior communication specialist
Responsible for the creation of the message of the Polish exhibition and communication in Poland and the UAE
The opportunity to work on the Expo 2020 Dubai project was the main reason why Radek joined the PAIH team. He gained his experience in the field of communication and event management in the international corporation and public institutions. At the Krakow’s City Hall, he coordinated information campaigns of the participatory budgeting and promotional campaign of the city during World Youth Days 2016. For ten years he was also involved in the activity of the NGO by promoting non-formal education – he organized and participated in many international projects in Poland and abroad. Radek is interested in nation branding, especially throughout organizing global events. A graduate of the Jagiellonian University in the field of international studies and the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow in the field of Public Relations.
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Responsible for the Partner Program that accompanies Poland’s participation in the the World Exhibition Expo 2020 Dubai
Julia first started her career in the Polish Investment and Trade Agency right after her maturity exam. She worked as a receptionist and helped building the positive image of the Agency. Afterwards, she was transferred to the PR and Communication Department where she assisted the Company’s Management Board. She cooperated with the managerial staff from the largest international businesses and the Polish public institutions, which helped her gain vast experience in communication. Julia is currently at the second year of International Business studies and works at the Expo 2020 Dubai project where she puts the theoretical knowledge learned at the university into practice.
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Media Relations’ Specialist in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Responsible for promotion of Poland Pavilion presence in the international media at the upcoming International Exhibition Expo 2020 Dubai
Anna for over 14 years has been building international experience whilst in the United States, Great Britain, and Singapore. She has graduated from University of Nicolaus Copernicus in Torun specialising in Public and Private International Law. For years she has been working as a lawyer in the international law firms including law firms in Liverpool and London, where besides legal matters she was responsible for the account event management and internal event management. Additionally, as a journalist she was writing articles for foreign media on the topics related to Poland. In Singapore she was developing skills in the sector of public administration (Embassy of the Republic of Poland) and in the business sector (Polish Investment and Trade Agency – Foreign Trade Office). Anna is further polishing her skills in communication and international relations in the region of Middle East and North Africa.
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Responsible for the economic program of Poland at the World Exhibition Expo 2020 Dubai
A graduate of international studies at the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań and the University of Warsaw. Natalia gained her experience in business, diplomacy and event coordination by working in public institutions, diplomatic missions, business institutions and non-governmental organizations. She was an intern at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in the State of Qatar. She was also a director of the Polish-Israeli Chamber of Commerce, as well as Marketing and Commercial Officer at the Embassy of the Republic of India in Poland.
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Responsible for coordination of Polish cultural events on the Expo 2020 Dubai site and organization of events in the Poland Pavilion
Katarzyna is a business psychologist, experienced in public relations, marketing, trainings, and organizing mass events: conferences, concerts, happenings. She cooperated with American entities: „Hacker Rank” (Silicon Valley), „Life Vest Inside” (NYC) and has qualifications working in governmental and European institutions. Additionally, she has been successful in conducting simultaneous translations as well as the opening live of the Street Soccer World Cup in Poznań. Katarzyna studied in the University of Leuven in Belgium.
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Responsible for the legal service of the project of Poland’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai and for all formal and legal issues, including those related to the construction of the Poland Pavilion
Tomasz has experience in providing legal assistance. He has worked on infrastructure projects and specializes in public procurement law. He cooperated with law firms and provided services to Polish and foreign entrepreneurs. He represented clients in court disputes and at hearings before the National Appeals Chamber. Author of publications in the field of public procurement law. A graduate of the University of Warsaw in the field of Law and the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in the field of Political Science.
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Responsible for exhibition management of Poland’s Regions and Institutions at the Poland Pavilion during Expo 2020 in Dubai
Graduating from the University of Westminster in London and Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane with a degree in Public Relations, Paulina began her professional career in London, working for financial and automotive public relations agencies.
As a resident of the UAE for nine years, she has enjoyed a lengthy tenor working in the aviation industry. Building on well-honed customer service management skills within the commercial and corporate aviation industry, she has since undertaken project management roles, broadening her experience in corporate events.
The last 12 years of experience working in multinational and multicultural corporations has harboured a genuine interest and curiosity of the worlds many cultures, which has led to being part of Expo 2020 by coordinating temporary exhibitions in the Poland Pavilion.
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Exhibitions Coordinator in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Joined Poland at Expo Team as Coordinator of Exhibitions of Regions and Institutions in the Pavilion
Graduate of Theatre Studies at Jagiellonian University. Experienced in coordination and production of international cultural events. Cooperated with Malta Festival Poznan, Divine Comedy in Krakow and Krakow Theatrical Reminiscences. Author of articles for theatre magazine „Didaskalia”. Used to live in Dubai for six year, where she was following her passion for travelling as stewardess of leading carrier in the Middle East. In Poland hired as production editor for multisciplinary scientific publisher. Involved in work at Expo 2020 Dubai with intention engagement in event focused on cultural exchange.
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Responsible for personnel coordination in Poland Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
Pavlo is Ukrainian and he moved to Warsaw for his education in 2014. He started his professional career during Expo 2017 Astana, where he got to the Poland Pavilion as an intern and actively promoted Poland during the Expo. After the Expo, he was recruited to his University's Project Office, where he coordinated and implemented EU projects in terms of finance and substantive. He knows what are the expectations and demands of students during the internship and what are the formal requirements on the side of countries participating in Expo. He also actively participated in the internship recruitment of students from the Vistula University Group.
Pavlo is a graduate of the Vistula University of Finance and Business in Warsaw, majoring in Finance and Accounting (BA) and Management (MA).
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Event and Partnership Programme Coordinator
Agnieszka started her career as an employee of the Polish Foundation for the Promotion and Development of Small and Medium Enterprises - the first institution established to implement aid programs - at that time still pre-accession. Since 2000, she has been associated with promotion and communication at the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development, where she was responsible for constructing a customer service department, organizing large and small corporate events. She was also a spokesman. Involved in the organization of events promoting Poland abroad - she was responsible for the organization of events related to the Polish presidency in the EU Council and the CeBIT2013 fair, of which Poland was a partner country. Since 2014, she has started her greatest professional adventure - the implementation of projects for Poland's participation in the Expo Exhibition (Milan 2015, Astana 2017, Dubai 2020). A graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics at the Faculty of Management and Marketing.