Foreign investors still enthusiastic about Poland despite pandemic

The CEO of the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) has stated that the coronavirus pandemic has not decreased the interest of foreign investors in Poland.

"The coronavirus pandemic has not made foreign investors become less interested in Poland," Krzysztof Drynda has told PAP. "Investment talks have not been halted. Foreign investors still display huge interest in our market."

"The EXPO exhibition in Dubai is a chance for Polish companies to win new Middle East markets as well as the promising African market," Drynda said.

He added that PAIH was now handling nearly 200 foreign investment projects worth over EUR 8 billion. "This is a 5-percent growth against the corresponding period of 2020."

According to Drynda, most investments are being made by business services, automotive industry and e-mobility companies, coming chiefly from Germany, South Korea, Japan and the US.

Referring to EXPO Dubai, Drynda repeated that it would offer new opportunities for Polish companies.

"It will be held at a breakthrough moment for the global economy, since it would mark its new opening," he said. "That is why we want the economic programme, we have been working on, to bring businesspeople together and to help Polish companies find new partners there."

EXPO Dubai, which will open on October 1, 2021, will be attended by over 200 countries. "There will be a huge potential for business talks, and at a very special moment."

According to Drynda, Polish businessmen should also seek potential partners in countries which are Poland's biggest trade partners, namely Germany and Great Britain. "Much could be done, especially within the context of Brexit."