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10-16 FEBRUARY 2014, DELHI, KOLKATA Representatives of the Polish – Indian Chamber of Commerce, director Anna Kobierska and the representative of the Chamber in India Dilip Bedi, took part in the Poland – India Energy Summit, which took place on…

10-16 FEBRUARY 2014, DELHI, KOLKATA

Representatives of the Polish – Indian Chamber of Commerce, director Anna Kobierska and the representative of the Chamber in India Dilip Bedi, took part in the Poland – India Energy Summit, which took place on 11 – 16 February 2014, in Delhi and Kolkata. The summit was one of the main events promoting Poland in India, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Poland and India. The Polish delegation, which included representatives of the Polish government and entrepreneurs from the mining and energy industry, was organized jointly by the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Polish Chamber of Commerce. Katarzyna Kacperczyk – Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Jerzy Witold Pietrewicz – Secretary of State in the Ministry of Economy, who also served as chairman of the delegation, took part in the delegation on behalf of the Polish government.

The representatives of the Chamber not only took part in numerous meetings prepared by the organizers of the Polish delegation, but also implemented their own program. The visit in India began with the organizational meeting at the Polish Embassy in New Delhi, attended by the Ambassador of Poland Piotr Kłodkowski as well as official delegations and business mission. Anna Kobierska introduced the achievements of the Polish – Indian Chamber of Commerce in the development of economic relations as well as the plans for further promotion of business cooperation between Poland and India.

The first day of the visit was dominated by the meetings with the representatives of two organization that are extremely important for the development of business relations: European Business Technology Centre (EBTC) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). The issues discussed during the meetings with Poul V. Jensen, the Director of EBTC in New Delhi and representatives of FICCI, included cooperation with Polish – Indian Chamber of Commerce in the development and promotion of Polish – Indian business relations.

Wednesday was devoted to B2B meetings. Anna Kobierska and Dilip Bedi took part also in a meeting with representatives of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, during which the issue of closer cooperation on a partnership basis was raised.

In the next two days, the government and business representatives of the Polish delegation, took part in the International Fair of Mining, Exploration, Processing Commodities, Metals and Machinery in Kolkata, as a part of which Polish Plenary Session at the 5th Asian Mining Congress took place. Polish speeches were delivered by the Minister Jerzy Pietrewicz, Minister Katarzyna Kacperczyk, Ambassador Piotr Kłodkowski , General Director of the Central Mining Institute Professor . dr hab. Józef Dubiński. The Indian side was represented by Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Coal, Chairman of Coal India and the President of MECON Ltd. Poland received the status of Honorary Partner of Fair, which resulted in the fact that the second day of 5th Asian Mining Congress was called the Polish Day. The Polish Chamber of Commerce organized the conference on the Polish mining industry, and thematic panel discussions with the participation of Polish speakers and business representatives as a part of the Polish Day.

A business seminar organized by the Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) took place on Friday. The semiar was attended by the Minister Jerzy Witold Pietrowicz, Minister Katarzyna Kacperczyk, Ambassador Piotr Kłodkowski and representatives of the Polish – Indian Chamber of Commerce. During the meeting, Director Anna Kobierska presented the fair „Innovations – Technologies – Machines” which will be organized on 3 – June 6, 2014, by Poznań International Fair. One of the parts of the Fair will be India Show with a delegation of more than 100 entrepreneurs from India under the leadership of EEPC. Anna Kobierska encouraged the participants to take part in both the Fair and numerous events accompanying it.

On Saturday, February 15th Poland served as the guest of honor at the Book Fair. The visit in India was finished with the reception at the residence of the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in New Delhi, with all participants of the Polish delegation.