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National Anglo-Polish Business Conference 

An FSB event for Businesses

Tuesday, 23rd June 2017
Venue: Cutlers' Hall,Church Street, Sheffield S1 1HG 
Cost: FREE to attend, includes a buffet lunch
Timings:  10.30 Registration & Networking | 11am Presentations | 12.25 Lunch | 13.45 Presentations | 15.00 Networking | 15.30 Close

The conference  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.

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.

Speakers

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

Programme

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 Edward
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 – an opportunity 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 Perspetive, 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

For more information on the Conference please visit the website HERE. To REGISTER NOW please click HERE

The FSB welcomes both members and non-members at this event.

There is disabled access at the venue and off-site car parking is available in nearby public car parks.

We look forward to welcoming you.
John Olivan
Branch Chairman
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