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    15 May 2017

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Expressions of Interest for Newry Chamber International Business Visit to Szczecin, Poland

Date :
15 May 2017

Details :

Expressions of interest are being sought from companies interested in joining a Business Visit to Szczecin in Poland from Monday 15th- Thursday 18th May 2017. The visit is being organised by Newry Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the NI Honorary Consulate of Poland and The Marshal's Office of the West Pomeranian Region who will assist with setting up and scheduling meetings for companies interested in cooperation with this region.

 Why Szczecin?

  • 3rd largest city in Poland
  • Close proximity to the Baltic Sea
  • Close proximity to Germany and Scandinavia
  • Availability of EU funds for companies
  • Investment support from labour offices
  • Special Economic zone status
  • Local tax exemptions for up to 7 years
  • High quality workforce
  • Competitive labour costs

Sectors with huge potential include; Services of the Future (ICT, KPO, R+D), Maritime operations and Logistics, Machinery and metal industry, Bio-economy & Tourism and Health.

Purpose of Visit:

Companies must be able to demonstrate that they have a clear purpose and rationale for participating on this visit including the following;

  • Sourcing raw materials
  • Sourcing labour
  • Outsourcing
  • Sub contracting
  • Transfer licensing
  • Manufacture under licence
  • Partnerships
  • Opening of factory
  • Direct Selling/exporting

Free In Market Assistance:

The Marshal's Office of the West Pomeranian Region will provide free assistance with setting up and scheduling meetings for companies interested in cooperation with this region. A full programme of business networking and activities will be developed in addition to 1-1 company meetings.

Travel Arrangements:

All food expenses and transfers to and from the airport will be covered by The Marshal's Office of the Westpomeranian Region. However, companies will be expected to book and pay for their own airfare and accommodation costs.

Flights can be booked with Ryanair flying to Berlin on 15th May and flying home from Berlin on 18th May. Group rates for accommodation will be sought with a hotel within the city centre.

Next Steps:

If you are interested, please contact Newry Chamber on tel: (028) 30250303 or email: mary@newry.com

Closing date for expressions of interest is Friday 7th April, 2017.