8 November 2018
Hotel Intercontinental, Warsaw
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The 5th edition of FDI Poland Investor Awards is set for 9 November 2017, and includes new categories reflecting the rapid changes in the Polish economy. For this year's edition, we will continue with both Inward and Outgoing Investment Awards for regions (i.e. Top American Investor in Poland, and Top Polish investor in the Americas). And we are also adding 5 new Awards Categories for Top Exporter of the Year, with special focus on innovative, niche, and world-class exporters. Nominations are open online from 12 June to 26 September, 2018.

We have 3 broad Categories for Nominations:

  • Inward Investment by Foreign companies to Poland
  • Outgoing Investment by Polish companies internationally
  • Top Exporter of the Year Awards

We have more than 25 Nominations categories.

The time period is January 2016 – August 2017 – so your New Investment or Expansion Investment must have been announced or made during that period of time. Companies should nominate if they are substantial or niche New Investors or Existing investors expanding their operations; Or if they are a substantial or niche/unique Exporter.

The FDI Poland Investor and Exporter Awards are supported by multiple Commercial Counselors and foreign Chambers of Commerce – and final decisions are made by an independent and international Jury made up of Commercial Counselors from Embassies, Advisory Country Desk Officers, Inward Investment Agencies, and other international trade/investment experts.

Strong PR and Branding Boost for your Company: Companies that Win or are on the Short-List have used this Awards event to boost their brand and PR in Poland, with clients and employees. As you can see from our Pictures here fdipolandawards.pl/2016/gallery.html – and YouTube Videos here: http://fdipolandawards.pl/2016/gallery.html – companies that are featured at FDI Awards get substantial PR coverage, in both traditional media but also social media via LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

We expect nearly 250 top execs from more than 27 countries to attend this year's FDI Poland Investor Awards - Poland's top international investment Awards event of the year, set for 9 November in Warsaw at the Hotel Intercontinental.

9 international companies distinguished for their leadership and direct investment in Poland – and 8 Polish companies for their successful international expansion.

The independent Jury of 30 Commercial Counselors from Embassies (as well as Country-specialist Desk officers, Inward Investment experts, and international bankers) voted Wednesday night to award the following companies.

Their decisions were based not only on the amount of new investment and number of newly-hired employees in Poland, yet also on the firm's innovativeness, strategic importance to the Polish economy and leadership within its industry.

8 Polish companies were distinguished for their exceptional international expansions, either via take-overs or greenfield, in such markets as the United States, China, Spain, Germany and France.

From the Chinese Embassy, Mr. Yang, Second Secretary gave the keynote address, opening the Awards ceremony with remarks about the growing attraction of Poland to Chinese investors.

Martin Reichel, Management Board member, HSBC Bank Polska S.A. welcomed guests, and highlighted HSBC's global network and ability to help both Polish companies expanding in such key markets as China, Germany, UK and the United States – as well as support for international trade and inward investment to Poland.

More than 150 top executives attended from a wide range of industries including Aviation, Manufacturing, IT, Transportation/Logistics, Retail, Consumer Goods, Real Estate development, BPO/Outsourcing and Pharmaceuticals – and from 27 countries.

In a tough competition (51 firms were Short-Listed) among world-class firms, the following firms took first place:

Winners 2016:

Top Scandinavian Investor in Poland


Top Benelux investor in Poland


Top DACH (Germany/Austrian/Switzerland) Investor in Poland

S+B Gruppe

Top Polish investor in Germany


Top French Investor in Poland


Top Polish investor in France


Top Polish investor in Iberia


Top UK investor in Poland

MB Aerospace

Top Polish investor in UK


Rest-of-World Investors in Poland

Greenway Infrastructure

Top North American investor in Poland


Top Polish investor in North America


Top Indian Investor in Poland


Top Japanese investor in Poland


Top Polish investor in China


Top Chinese investor in Poland

China Everbright/Novago

Top cross-border M&A Deal of the Year

IzoBlok's 21 million euro acquisition of SSW PearlFoam in Germany

This 4th annual event, MC’ed by Thom Barnhardt of BiznesPolska and BizPoland Magazine, attracted a multitude of international guests, including from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, UK, China, Japan, Malaysia, Korea, Israel, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Austria, Holland, Belgium, France, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Australia, and India.

Firms attending included HK Scan, Fortum, Lely East, Raben, HMS Bergbau, S+B Gruppe, Izoblok, SII, DocPlanner, MB Aerospace, SEGRO, XTB, Colian, Greenway Infrastructure, Amazon, State Street Bank, Flex, Cyclone Manufacturing, Infor, Panattoni, Lodz Airport, Fujitsu, MBL, Amber Global Consulting, China Everbright/Novago, Nexteer Automotive, TPA, Fortak&Karasinski, LGE, HSBC Bank Polska, Kinnarps, Lexus, Deloitte Advisory, CEC Govt Relations, KL Gates, Mazars, and many more.

BizPoland Magazine and BiznesPolska is proud to host the 5th annual FDI Poland Investor Awards Gala, an evening dedicated to recognizing top Foreign Direct Investors in Poland - and top Polish companies expanding abroad, as well as top Polish exporters.

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