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Economic mission in Poland: Rise to the Silver Economy challenge

Economic mission in Poland: Rise to the Silver Economy challenge

Are you investing in the development of care services and equipment for the elderly? If you want to rise to the “Silver Economy” challenge, we invite you to join us on a trade mission to Warsaw, Poland from 30 September to 3 October, in collaboration with AWEX.

Did you know that the Polish population is ageing at the fastest rate in Europe? Despite a high number of hospitals, Poland has, to date, invested very little in developing retirement and care homes for the elderly. Faced with this situation, national and local government must find innovative solutions by 2030!

Since the country imports over 80% of its medical equipment, it is a very promising market for Brussels and Wallonia-based companies active in construction and equipment sectors aimed at this section of the population.

2 cities and 2 evenings to sell your expertise!

Discover planned investments in the elderly population on the municipal and nationwide level and visit a potential investment site, before discovering innovative projects in the city of Poznan… and if you work in the construction sector, you will also have the opportunity to take part in the “Green Building 2019” symposium free of charge.

Over the course of four days in Warsaw and Poznan, your Economic and Commercial Attaché will organise B2B meetings tailored to your needs.

You will also have the chance to meet the Polish authorities and potential clients at a reception organised by the Belgian Embassy and network with members of the Belgian business community in Warsaw at a reception organised by the Delegation of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation on the first evening.

Please note that B2B meetings are scheduled on a “first come first served” basis !
So why wait? Register using our form by September 3rd!

Schedule

Monday 30 September:
15:15: Depart Zaventem (flight SN 2555) for Warsaw Chopin (expected time of arrival 17:10)
17:25: Transfer to the Grand Mercure hotel by minibus
18:15: Operational briefing by the Economic and Commercial Attachés at the hotel

Tuesday 1 October:
09:00: Transfer from the hotel to the headquarters of the National Committee of Seniors (NKS)
09:30-13:30: Presentation: “Premium projects for the elderly” B2B meetings and sandwich lunch
13:30-16:00: Visit to an investment site (intergenerational housing) with the Warsaw local authorities before returning to the hotel
18:15-20:00: transfer from the hotel to the Belgian Embassy for a reception attended by public sector contacts,
20:00: return to the hotel and free evening

Wednesday 2 October:
09:30-11:00: Presentation: “The priorities of Public Investments for Seniors” by the Ministry of Health, the Ministry for Family and Social Affairs and the Institute of Silver Economy
11:15-15:45: B2B meetings (location to be decided) and sandwich lunch

• For participants wishing to return to Belgium on Wednesday evening
16:00: transfer to the airport by taxi
18:00: Flight from Warsaw to Brussels (SN 2556). Expected time of arrival 20:05

• For participants continuing to Poznan for “Silver Economy”
16:00: Transfer to Warszawa Centralna station by minibus
16:40-19:10: Express train to Poznań Główny station
19:10: Transfer from the station to Hotel Palazzo Rosso by taxi and free evening

• For participants remaining in Warsaw for the “Green Building” Symposium
B2B meetings then free evening

Thursday 3 October:

• For participants going to Poznań
08:10: Check out and transfer to Porta Posnania ICHOT (Museum and conference centre)
8:30- 13:00: Presentation of investment plans for seniors by the Poznan local authorities followed by B2B meetings with local private sector businesses over a sandwich lunch
13:15: Transfer to Warsaw airport by train or bus
18:00: flight from Warsaw (SN 2556) to Brussels (expected time of arrival 20:05)

• For participants attending the Green Building Symposium in Warsaw
09:15: Check out and transfer to Centrum Koneser by taxi for the “Green Building” Symposium
09:30-16:00: “Green Building” Symposium
16:00: transfer to the airport by taxi
18:00: Flight from Warsaw to Brussels (SN 2556). Expected time of arrival 20:05

Practical information

Flights:

Please note that attendees are responsible for booking their own flights.
We recommend flying with Brussels Airlines, as the flight times are most convenient for the visit schedule (in particular shuttle transfers)
However, there are other options:
LOT  from Zaventem
WIZZAIR  from Charleroi
There are also Ryanair flights from Charleroi (www.ryanair.com) to the budget Modlin airport (1 hour from Warsaw)

Hotels:

The following hotels have been booked by our in-country Attaché, but accommodation is at your own expense

In Warsaw:
Grand Mercure approx 106 EUR per night inc. VAT.

In Poznan:
Palazzo Rosso approx 87 EUR per night inc. VAT.

Local transport:
Trains and minibuses are booked and paid for by the Attaché.
Airport pickup and transfer to and from Warsaw airport are only available to passengers using the recommended Brussels Airlines flights.

Any questions? Contact Nathalie!

Nathalie Stefanovic
Area Manager Europe
Tel. : +32 2 800 40 74
e-mail : nstefanovic@hub.brussels

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