10:30 — 15;00 on June 23, 2017
According to influential sources, as many as 30,000 companies in the UK were established by Poles. Additionally, around 85,000 Polish nationals are self-employed or work as sole traders in the UK. In 2015, out of 650,000 new companies registered in the UK, over a quarter were registered by non-British citizens, and Polish nationals represented the largest proportion of that group.
On 23rd June 2016, Britain decided to leave the EU. Exactly 12 months later – on 23rd June 2017 – the FSB will stage its National Anglo-Polish Business Conference from 10.30am – 3.00pm at The Cutlers’ Hall, Sheffield. This event will focus on Brexit and all that it may mean for our ongoing trading opportunities with Polish businesses both in the UK and in Poland.
Our guest speakers will include:
- Marek Niedzwiedz, FSB South Yorkshire Branch committee
- Richard Edwards, Master Cutler
- Paul Blomfield MP
- Helen Walbey, FSB Director of Diversity
- Katarzyna Richter, Deal with Culture
- Mateusz Chlodnicki, Shuttout
- William Beckett, International Trade Forum
- Chris Harcombe, Doncaster-Sheffield Airport
- Neville Martin, FSB Development Manager
10.30 Registration and networking over coffee
11.00 Opening and welcome – Marek Niedzwiedz, Treasurer at Federation of Small Businesses South Yorkshire Branch; Andrew Flower, Chairman at Federation of Small Businesses South Yorkshire Branch
11.05 Welcome speech – the Master Cutler Richard Edwards
11.25 Sheffield – a great place to do business – Paul Blomfield MP
11.45 Important role played by Poles in the UK – Polish Embassy TBC
12.05 FSB-voice of small business – Helen Walbey, FSB Director of Diversity
12.25 Lunch and business mixer – a chance for informal discussions with participants
13.25 Business and cultural differences between Polish and English – Katarzyna Richter, Deal with Culture (a guest from Poland)
13.45 Polish IT industry – the fast growing market – Mateusz Chlodnicki, Shuttout (a guest from Poland
14.05 International perspective, Brexit – William Beckett, International Trade Forum
14.25 Linking UK and Poland – Chris Harcombe, Head of Aviation Development at Sheffield-Doncaster Airport
14.45 Closing speech – Neville Martin, FSB Development Manager
15.00 Closing the meeting and networking until 15.30
Cost: FREE which includes a buffet lunch.
For more information, please visit the Conference website: http://anglo-polish-conference.org.uk/
There is disabled access at the venue and off-site car parking is available in nearby public car parks.
We welcome both members and non-members at this event.
We look forward to welcoming you.
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