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Poland’s performance in 2020 Doing Business report

British Polish Chamber of Commerce and International Group of Chambers of Commerce invite members to a joint event with guest speakers from the World Bank and PwC.

The release of the World Bank's annual Doing Business report is widely anticipated by inward investment agencies, location selection managers, COOs and politicians. Ranking countries by ten metrics relating to the ease (or not) of setting up and running a business across nearly 200 countries often provokes bitter controversies. Poland - which had made its way from 75th in the table in 2008 to 24th in 2016 - has now slipped back to 40th place. Is this a reflection on the performance of the current government, or is it merely that other countries are reforming faster?

The IGCC will be discussing the 2020 Doing Business report with the World Bank, and with PwC. The World Bank presentation will discuss three aspects of the ease of doing business using Doing Business methodology and recent Doing Business 2020 report as a framework. Firstly,  the recent developments in  the middle- and high-income countries will be discussed. Secondly, the ease of doing business in Poland and main areas of improvement will be analysed. Thirdly, three indicators (starting a business, paying taxes and dealing with construction permits), will be reviewed in detail and best international practices in these areas will be presented. The PwC will look specifically into taxation.

The meeting organised by the International Group of Chambers of Commerce with the World Bank and PwC will offer insights for CEOs, general managers, CFOs, economists and anyone else interested in how Poland is performing compared with its neighbours and peers. Expect a fascinating event!


9:00 - 9:30  Breakfast

9:30 - 9:40 

Welcome by Antoni F. Reczek, BPCC Chairman
9:40 - 10:05 Ease of Doing Business – overview and selected aspects, Sagita Muco,
Senior Private Sector Specialist Business Regulation Global Unit, World Bank

10:05 - 10:30

Paying taxes - Mikołaj Woźniak, Partner at PwC

10:30 - 11:15

Discussion moderated by Antoni F. Reczek, BPCC Chairman



Cost of participation: 150 PLN + VAT

Please confirm your attendance until 13th of December by sending an email with invoice details to hanna.pienczykowska@bpcc.org.pl.

Registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis.



2019-12-17, 09:00 am (this event is in the past)

Venue Sheraton Hotel, ul. Bolesława Prusa 2, Warszawa
Organiser British Polish Chamber of Commerce and International Group of Chambers of Commerce

Keywords: BPCC, IGCC

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To conclude the six-month British presidency of the International Group of Chambers of Commerce, members gathered for a business breakfast on 17 December 2019 to discuss Poland’s performance in the World Bank’s 2020 Doing Business report.

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