Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz will lead a large delegation to MIPM from 13-15 March, as part of an annual push to drive more investment to the city.
During this year’s investment fair in Cannes, Warsaw will present its development plans and present data indicating its growing international significance. Numerous rankings and summaries, including prepared by the Financial Times (fDi Markets), places Warsaw on the third place among the most business-friendly cities of the future in Europe, just after London and Dublin.
For foreign investors, the factors determining the choice of location are the possibilities of gaining talented employees and access to modern offices. Warsaw stands out in this respect both in Poland and in Europe. The city attracts and educates the most talented – it has a high rate of absorption of talents, not only from the country, but also from around the world. There are 246 thousand students studying at 70 universities. people, and the number of graduates is 58 thousand. annually. In total, as much as 72 percent. Warsaw residents have higher education. What’s more, 81 percent foreign investors assess the competences of the capital employees as attractive. This is the result of the latest edition of the “Poland Your Place to Invest” report, prepared for foreign investors looking for a place to locate their business.
Warsaw also offers investors access to over 5 million sq m of office space, of which 49% are Class A offices.
It all makes Warsaw attract new global players, such as Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and JP Morgan. Already 80 companies from the Fortune Global 500 list and a total of over 2757 international corporations have chosen the Polish capital for the location of their business. For city residents, this means an increase in the number of high-quality jobs.
Warsaw at MIPIM 2018 has prepared a rich substantive program, with an emphasis on the key facts and data from the investors’ point of view.
The city organizes a panel session “Warsaw – the largest metropolis in CEE – new areas for development”. The participants of the panel will be: Marlena Happach, director of the Capital Office of Architecture and Spatial Planning and architects: Marcin Mostafa, Thomas Pucher, Aleksandra Wasilkowska, and the discussion will be led by Richard Stephens from Poland Today. Panelists in front of the international committee will talk about the directions of Warsaw’s development. Issues such as: revitalization of post-industrial areas, use of the unique space potential in the city center as well as the creation of many local centers will be addressed. An important element of the meeting will be the screening of the film “The future of Warsaw” on the future investments of the capital.
Warsaw will also take care of networking by inviting MIPIM participants to an informal event that enables establishing business relationships. Also in this case, the emphasis will be on data confirming the investment attractiveness of the city – the meeting will be the presentation of the report “Winning in Warsaw – Prospects for Business Services Centers”, prepared by Elias van Herwaarden, director of Global Location Strategy in Deloitte.
The Polish capital has been present at MIPIM for 20 years. During the 29th edition, 12 partners will present their offers with the city: BBI Development, cmT, Echo Investment, Ghelamco, Golub GetHouse, HB Reavis, Immobel, Mayland, OKAM, Polish Association of Developers, Skanska, and Vastint.
As part of the program supporting Warsaw start-ups and the creative sector, their representatives will get a chance to present themselves at MIPIM. The creators of enJoiner and P-W-A will be present at the Warsaw stand. There will also be creative gadgets designed by young local entrepreneurs.
BiznesPolska.pl, as every year, is present again at MIPIM as an official Media Partner.