February 2015 - On the occasion of 25th anniversary of the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland, the chamber organized a Gala in Warsaw - the event attended by investors, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and representatives of culture, all of whom are bound to the Polish and American economy. That night AmCham awarded GE, Citibank and UTC with Impact Pioneer 25th anniversary statuettes. The Chamber itself also was recognized with an Honorary Badge of Merit for “the Economic Development of the Republic of Poland.”
Presented by Janusz Piechociński, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, GE was recognized as one of three Impact Pioneers for its early entry to the Polish market in 1992, and its strong investment footprint. Since then it has invested in the aviation, energy, oil & gas and healthcare sectors. One of the latest examples is a new brilliant factory and customer experience center in Bielsko-Biala, which will be fully operational by the end of 2015.
Janusz Piechociński emphasized the important role U.S. investors played in Poland’s economic transformation from the beginning. As he pointed out, at a time when the outcome of Poland’s new path was completely unpredictable, American investors came with their faith, know-how and capital, and made a real impact on Poland’s future.
The Chamber is the leading voice for international investors in Poland, and is composed of over 300 companies representing a wide range of sectors. It has a significant American presence, including 80 of the 500 Fortune companies.