The Polish-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeast US, the Southern Center for International Studies, and Georgia Tech's CIBER (Center for International Business Education and Research) are proud to present

Poland: Key Investment and Trade Issues

With a Presentation from the Silesian Region of Poland

Monday, September 28, 1998
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
At The World Trade Center Atlanta
One Peachtree Center
303 Peachtree Street NE
      Lower Lobby, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30308-3252
(404) 880-1550, FAX (404) 880-1555


This seminar will provide participants with up-to-date information regarding recent political, legal, and economic developments in Poland. In addition, specific information will be presented of value to investors in Poland, and also to those who with to export/import with Poland. Two speakers will offer cases studies of their experiences. Finally, a delegation from the Silesian region of Poland will describe business opportunities there, including the free trade zone.


Moderator: Dr. Janusz Mrozek, Georgia Institute of Technology

8:00-8:30   Continental Breakfast

8:30-10:00   General Political and Economic Issues

Dr. Cedric Suzman
    Vice President, Southern Center for International Studies
"Political Trends in Poland and Central Eastern Europe"

Dr. Leslaw A. Paga
    Chairman and Managing Partner, Deloitte & Touche Poland
    former Chairman of the Polish Securities Commission
"What Has Determined the Success of Investments in Poland"

Krzysztof Lipka
    Partner, Deloitte & Touche, New York (and formerly Warsaw)
"Doing Business in Poland: Tax and Customs Issues"

10:15-12:15   Investment and Trade Issues

Ewelina de Tusch-lec
    Director, American Investments, PAIZ (Polish Agency for Foreign Investment)
"American Investments in Poland"

Andrew Blatter
    Partner, Hunton and Williams, New York (and formerly Warsaw)
"Legal Issues Unique to Business in Poland"

Aleksander Szlam
    Chairman and CEO, Melita International
"Case Study: Creating and Selling Software in Poland"

12:30-2:00   Luncheon and Keynote Speaker

The Honorable Dr. Janusz Steinhoff
    Minister of the Economy, Republic of Poland
"Successful Business in Poland"

2:15-3:15   Silesian Economy and Trade Zone

Marek Kempski
    Governor of the Katowice Voivodship, Poland
Piotr Wojaczak
    President, Katowice Special Trade Economic Zone
Mieczyslaw Gil
    official representative, Krakovian Voivodship and City of Krakow, Poland
"Investment and Trade Opportunities in Krakow"






The fee for members of the Chamber is $75; for non-members the fee is $95. To register, send your check, payable to the Polish American Chamber of Commerce, to the Chamber. Please call (404 870 4635) or email first to ensure that spaces are still available.


Our visiting speakers are staying at the Ritz-Carlton Peachtree Center Atlanta, which is a short walk from the World Trade Center Atlanta.

Program Chairs


Polish-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeast United States
1201 W. Peachtree Street, Suite 3700
Atlanta, GA 30309 USA 

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