Strategic Partner – Energy
Strategic Partner – Gas Industry
Strategic Partner – Finance
MINISTRY OF ENERGY
The mission of the Ministry of Energy is to create regulations aimed at ensuring the State's energy security. The energy department deals with matters of energy, energy raw materials and fuels.
The minister for energy shall be in particular responsible for the following matters:
- energy policy of the State and participation in shaping the energy policy of the European Union;
- energy markets, energy raw materials and fuels, energy efficiency, development and use of renewable energy sources and nuclear energy for socio-economic needs;
- energy security of the country, including the security of energy supplies, energy raw materials and fuels;
- energy infrastructure, including the functioning of energy systems, taking into account the principles of a rational economy and the needs of the country’s energy security;
- initiating, coordinating and supervising international cooperation in the field of energy, energy raw materials and fuels and participation in the work of European Union bodies.
MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Ministry of the Environment, through its input into national policies, fosters the environment both domestically and globally, and ensures the long-term, sustainable national development with respect of natural heritage and human rights to meet the needs of both the present and the future generations.
Ministry of the Environment, as the state-of-the-art, professional institution which enjoys social trust, provides for rational management of natural resources and environmental education of the general public, and is open to cooperate in the field of the environment.
ROYAL DANISH EMBASSY
The most important task of the Danish Embassy is to strengthen and develop political, economic and cultural contacts between Poland and Denmark. One of the main areas of the Embassy's activity is the promotion of Danish economic interests and assistance for Danish companies, as well as broadening the knowledge about Denmark, Danish lifestyle and Danish culture.
EMBASSY OF NORWAY
The Norwegian Embassy in Warsaw represents Norwegian interests in Poland in addition to helping Norwegian citizens in Poland. Our core tasks include strengthening diplomatic, military and economic relations between Poland and Norway. We also promote Norwegian language and culture.
Together with Innovation Norway, we support the development of commercial contacts between Polish and Norwegian companies. Some of the key areas of economic cooperation are within energy transformation, maritime and defence industries.
The EEA and Norway Grants constitute an important part of our bilateral relations. They contribute to the economic and social development of Poland as well as enhance bilateral cooperation in many fields and on many levels. Poland is the largest beneficiary of the EEA and Norway Grants.
THE BRITISH EMBASSY IN WARSAW
The British Embassy in Warsaw maintains and develops important and long-lasting relations between Poland and the UK. Our work covers issues in the areas such as politics, trade, security, economy, culture and people to people links. The Embassy’s Department for International Trade (DIT) supports and develops trade and investment links between the two countries. The DIT team helps companies expand their activity on the British and Polish markets. Department of International Trade operates in over 100 countries. The team in Poland consists of 12 experts who specialise in various sectors: energy and natural resources, security and defence, infrastructure and railway and automotive.
NATIONAL SECURITY BUREAU
The National Security Bureau (BBN) is a body providing aid and support to the President of the Republic of Poland in executing security and defence tasks. It fulfils the tasks entrusted by the President related to the security and defence matters. They result from the role of the President as the supreme representative of the Republic of Poland and the guarantor of the continuity of the State authority, responsible for ensuring observance of the Constitution, safeguarding sovereignty and security of the State as well as inviolability and integrity of its territory. The Bureau’s tasks result also from the constitutional function of the President who is the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. The competences of the President of the Republic of Poland related to the command over the Armed Forces are described in detail in the Act of 21 November 1967 on the Universal Duty to Defend the Republic of Poland.
THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
The main task of the National Centre for Research and Development is management and execution of strategic research and development programs, which lead directly to the development of innovativeness. Among the tasks of the National Centre for Research and Development, are the support of commercialization and other forms of transfer of scientific research results, the management of applied research programs and the performance of national security and defense projects.
THE POLISH ELECTRICITY ASSOCIATION
The Polish Electricity Association is an association of the electrical power sector, whose activities focus on issues related to the functioning of the industry in a modern market economy. We engage in actions and projects thanks to which the Polish electrical power industry can better meet the challenges related to European integration, ensuring power supply safety, competitive market, environmental protection and development of state-of-the-art technologies.
We actively support the development of Polish electrical power industry, by conducting opinion-forming activities aimed at the improvement of power industry operations and shaping of a rational, industry-friendly regulatory environment, both in Poland and in the European Union. We are a member of the Union of the Electricity Industry – EURELECTRIC, which is the biggest association of the electrical power industry in Europe. In Poland we constitute an important discussion forum on electrical power sector issues and we cooperate with the public administration through consulting legal acts and initiatives concerning industry operations.
The supporting members of the Polish Electricity Association include the largest Polish power companies, as well as leading organisations operating in the industry. Experience and engagement of our members helped us achieve the position of a reliable, proven partner among the organisations representing the electrical power industry in Poland.
Experts of our Association work in three permanent Study Committees (“Generation”, “Networks”, “Market”) and in task groups appointed by the Association authorities when the need arises. Representatives of the Association also participate in EURELECTRIC working group activities in Brussels negotiating positions and cooperating with international partners in actions related to the European electrical power sector.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE POLISH DISTRICT HEATING
is an organization founded in 1994 that brings together traders, whose activities are related to the production, processing, storage, transmission and distribution and marketing of heat. The Chamber operates in the country as well as abroad and is a member of Euroheat & Power. It unites 250 members of different ownership structure and diversified sales volume of heat from below than 100 thousand GJ to 40 million GJ per year.
Basic activities of the Chamber are focused on the evaluations of projects and substantive amendments to existing legislations, enabling cooperation between the Chamber in determining the development programs and the modernization of district heating and caring for creating conditions conducive to the development of district heating. The Chamber insists on integrating the environment associated with heat, representing the economic interests of members to state authorities, local governments, social, scientific and economic institutions. As part of the activities, the Chamber initiates and participates in the restructuring processes of the entire sector. One of the objectives of the restructuring is to meet current and future emission standards, which allows effective reduction of high emissions as well as effective reduction of the so-called low emission.
POLISH POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION ASSOCIATION
Polish Power Transmission and Distribution Association (PTPiREE) was established on 29 August 1990. PTPiREE is an association of the Distribution Network Operators (Enea Operator, Energa – Operator, PGE Dystrybucja, Tauron Dystrybucja, innogy Stoen Operator and PKP Energetyka) and the Transmission Network Operator (PSE). It works for the transformation of the Polish power industry, aiming to improve the operational efficiency of the power network, as well as the quality of services and customer service. Its operation includes consulting, training and publishing.
- supports changes and implementation of new technologies in the power sector
- conducts economic, legal and technical analyses
- is active in the field of standardization, unification, consultancy, publishing and education
- prepares applications for EU subsidies for energy projects
- organizes specialized training, seminars and conferences
The work of PTPiREE includes a number of thematic areas, which are addressed by numerous committees and working groups that actively involve representatives of energy companies affiliated in the association.”
THE POLISH AGENCY FOR ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
The Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP) is involved in the implementation of national and international programmes financed from the EU structural funds, state budget and multiannual programmes of the European Commission. As a key authority responsible for creating a business-friendly environment in Poland, PARP contributes to the creation and effective implementation of the state policy related to enterprise, innovation and staff adaptability. Pursuant to the principle “Think Small First”, in all its activities the Agency puts a particular emphasis on the needs of the SME sector.
THE WARSAW STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP (GPW GROUP)
The Warsaw Stock Exchange Group (GPW Group) operates trading platforms for shares, Treasury and corporate bonds, derivatives, electricity and gas, and provides indices and benchmarks including WIBOR and WIBID. The index agent FTSE Russell has classified the Polish capital market as a Developed Market since 2018. The markets operated by the GPW Group are the largest in Central and Eastern Europe. For more information, visit www.gpw.pl
POLISH INVESTMENT AND TRADE AGENCY
Polska Agencja Inwestycji i Handlu działa na rzecz zwiększenia napływu inwestycji do Polski, rozwoju polskich inwestycji zagranicznych oraz intensyfikacji polskiego eksportu. Agencja jest punktem pierwszego kontaktu dla firm planujących inwestycje lub eksport.
Wspierając przedsiębiorców, Agencja oferuje szybki dostęp do kompleksowej informacji dotyczącej otoczenia gospodarczo-prawnego projektu biznesowego. Pomaga również w pokonywaniu procedur administracyjnych dotyczących konkretnych przedsięwzięć, opracowaniu rozwiązań prawnych, znalezieniu odpowiedniej lokalizacji, wiarygodnych partnerów oraz dostawców. Misją PAIH jest również kreowanie pozytywnego wizerunku gospodarczego Polski w świecie oraz promocja polskich produktów i usługi.
Polska Agencja Inwestycji i Handlu sukcesywnie rozwija sieć Zagranicznych Biur Handlowych Agencji (ZBH), których zadaniem jest wspieranie eksportu oraz inwestycji polskich przedsiębiorstw na rynkach zagranicznych, jak również przyciąganie inwestorów do Polski. Docelowo działać ma 70 Biur, zlokalizowanych głównie na wschodzących rynkach Azji, Afryki oraz obu Ameryk, w miejscach o największym potencjale rozwojowym dla polskich firm. Biura oferują wsparcie dla firm poprzez efektywne zarządzanie informacjami gospodarczymi, przyczyniając się do zmniejszenia się ryzyka biznesowego podczas wchodzenia na nowe rynki z polskimi produktami, usługami i inwestycjami. Dzięki współpracy z ekspertami PAIH, firmy otrzymują również dostęp do całego wachlarza instrumentów finansowania czy ubezpieczeń, oferowanych przez instytucje zrzeszone w grupie Polskiego Funduszu Rozwoju. Polska Agencja Inwestycji i Handlu realizuje również programy dedykowane ekspansji na rynki perspektywiczne: Go China, Go Africa, Go Arctic, Go India, Go ASEAN oraz Go Iran.
Szczegółowe informacje na temat usług oferowanych przez Polską Agencję Inwestycji i Handlu dostępne są na stronie: www.paih.gov.pl
Strategic Partner – Industry
The Intesa Sanpaolo Group is one of the top banking groups in Europe, with a market capitalisation of 34.9 billion euro(1), and is committed to supporting the economy in the countries in which it operates, specifically in Italy where it is also committed to becoming a reference model in terms of sustainability and social and cultural responsibility. Intesa Sanpaolo is the leader in Italy in all business areas (retail, corporate, and wealth management). The Group offers its services to 11.8 million customers through a network of approximately 3,900 branches well distributed throughout the country with market shares no lower than 12% in most Italian regions. Intesa Sanpaolo has a strategic international presence, with approximately 1,100 branches and 7.2 million customers. It is among the top players in several countries in Central Eastern Europe and in the Middle East and North Africa, through its local subsidiary banks: the Intesa Sanpaolo Group ranks first in Serbia, second in Croatia and Slovakia, fourth in Albania, fifth in Moldova, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Egypt, sixth in Slovenia and Hungary. Furthermore, through its direct branches network it supports corporate customers across 25 countries, in particular in the Middle East and North Africa and in those areas where Italian companies are most active, such as the United States, Brazil, Russia, India and China. (1) As at 30 August 2019
As at 30 June 2019, the Intesa Sanpaolo Group had total assets of 828,365 million euro, customer loans of 394,253 million euro, direct deposits from banking business of 423,158 million euro and direct deposits from insurance business and technical reserves of 157,529 million euro.
The Group operates through six divisions:
• The Banca dei Territori division: focus on the market and centrality of the territory for stronger relations with individuals, small and medium-sized businesses and non-profit entities. The division includes the activities in industrial credit, leasing and factoring carried out through Mediocredito Italiano and in instant banking through Banca 5.
• The Corporate and Investment Banking division: a global partner which supports, taking a medium-long term view, the balanced and sustainable development of corporates and financial institutions, both nationally and internationally. Its main activities include capital markets and investment banking carried out through Banca IMI. The division is present in 25 countries where it facilitates the cross-border activities of its customers through a specialist network made up of branches, representative offices, and subsidiary banks focused on corporate banking. The division operates in the public finance sector as a global partner for public administration.
• The International Subsidiary Banks division: includes the following commercial banking subsidiaries: Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania in Albania, Intesa Sanpaolo Banka Bosna i Hercegovina in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Privredna Banka Zagreb in Croatia, the Prague branch of VUB Banka in the Czech Republic, Bank of Alexandria in Egypt, Eximbank in Moldova, CIB Bank in Hungary, Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Romania in Romania, Banca Intesa Beograd in Serbia, VUB Banka in Slovakia, Intesa Sanpaolo Bank in Slovenia and Pravex Bank in Ukraine.
• The Private Banking division: serves the customer segment consisting of Private clients and High Net Worth Individuals with the offering of products and services tailored for this segment. The division includes Fideuram – Intesa Sanpaolo Private Banking, with 5,942 private bankers.
• The Asset Management division: asset management solutions targeted at the Group’s customers, commercial networks outside the Group, and the institutional clientele. The division includes Eurizon, with 252 billion euro of assets under management.
The Insurance division: insurance and pension products tailored for the Group’s clients. The division includes Intesa Sanpaolo Vita, Fideuram Vita, and Intesa Sanpaolo Assicura with direct deposits and technical reserves of 158 billion euro.
Mission and Values
Conscious of the value of our activity in Italy and abroad, we promote a style of growth that is attentive to financial strength and capital solidity, sustainable results and the creation of a process based on the trust deriving from customer and shareholder satisfaction, a sense of belonging on the part of our employees and close monitoring of the needs of the community and the local area.
We compete on the market with a sense of fair play and are ready to cooperate with other economic entities – both private and public – whenever necessary to reinforce the overall capacity for growth of the economies of the countries in which we operate.
Intesa Sanpaolo’s strategy is geared towards solid and sustainable value creation for all stakeholders with whom the Bank has relations. We are aiming at a sharp increase in profitability and efficiency while preserving a low risk profile, deriving from solid revenue creation, continuous cost management and dynamic credit and risk management, with efficient use of capital and liquidity. Significant excess capital and high growth / high value businesses with a European reach allow Intesa Sanpaolo ample strategic flexibility.
EnBW is one of the largest energy supply companies in Germany and supplies electricity, gas, water and energy-related products and services to around 5.5 million customers with a workforce of 20,000 employees. EnBW already responded to the fundamental changes due to the German Energiewende with a radical reorganization of the company in 2013. As part of our strategic repositioning, we have resolutely adapted ourselves since then to the current deterioration in market conditions and also the long-term technological trends and challenges. Against the background of the phasing out of nuclear power and increasing decarbonization, we will expand renewable energies to make them one of the main pillars of the EnBW business by 2020. To actively advance the Energiewende and put the company on a sound footing in all respects after the nearly complete elimination of the traditional business model, EnBW has systematically reorganized its portfolio. It held on to the strategy of an "integrated provider". EnBW’s strategy – as defined in 2013 – includes enormous investments in the expansion of renewable energies. Investments of more than EUR 5 billion are budgeted for the further expansion of renewable energies in Germany and selected foreign markets by 2025.
The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted develops, constructs and operates offshore wind forms, bioenergy plants and innovative waste-to-energy solutions and provides smart energy products to its customers. Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted employs 5,700 people. Ørsted' shares are listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (Orsted). In 2017, the group's revenue was DKK 59.5 billion (EUR 8.0 billion). As the world's leading developer of offshore wind farms, Ørsted has installed 5.1GW offshore wind capacity in Europe and has a further 3.8GW under construction. It is Ørsted' ambition to have installed a total offshore wind capacity of ll-l2GW worldwide by 2025.
VSB ENERGIE ODNAWIALNE POLSKA
VSB Energie Odnawialne Polska has been thriving in the renewable energy industry in Poland for years. The company develops wind power projects, from the moment of renting the land to the construction of the wind farm. In addition, we also offer technical and commercial management services for wind farms. Our organization comprehensively approaches projects it develops; therefore, we also offer our clients the opportunity to take advantage of professional and industry-specific accounting services.
Our company is a pioneer in concluding long-term Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) with industrial establishments.
IFS INDUSTRIAL AND FINANCIAL SYSTEMS POLAND SP. Z O. O.
IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with a commitment to delivering value to every one of our customers, has made IFS a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,700 employees and growing ecosystem of partners support more than 10,000 customers around the world challenge the status quo and realize their competitive advantage. Learn more about how our enterprise software solutions can help your business today at IFSworld.com
OPERATOR GAZOCIĄGÓW PRZESYŁOWYCH GAZ-SYSTEM S.A.
THE POLISH CHAMBER OF POWER INDUSTRY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION
Is self-governed, economic organization representing enterprises of all Poland’ power industry.
At present the Chamber has 100 associate members such as : power stations, heat& power stations , power distribution plants, manufactures of equipment for power industry and environment protection, small and middle-size firms cooperating with professional and industrial power engineering, energy trading companies, erection and assembly companies, trade , insurance, design and IT firms , banks etc.
Statutory tasks of the Chamber
The activities of the Polish Chamber of Power Industry and Environment Protection determined by its
statutory declaration include:
– collaboration with state administration, parliament, senate, social and economical organizations
– organising training, economic and organisational consultation
– co-operating and exchanging experiences with national and foreign Chambers of Industry and Commerce and with self-governed organizations
– promoting Chamber members’products and services through, among other things, organising participation in exhibitions, fairs, conferences ,symposiums, economic missions, etc.
– promotion of modern techniques and technology;
– activity in favour of environment protection
– promoting renewable energy”
CENTRAL EUROPE ENERGY PARTNERS
Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP) represents the interests of the energy and energy-intensive companies from Central Europe in order to promote balanced energy transition in accordance with technological neutrality principle, enhance regional cooperation and strengthen the region’s energy security within the framework of EU energy and climate policy. It is the first major body to represent the region at the EU level.
CEEP is an international non-profit association with its headquarters in Brussels (Belgium).
THE POLISH WIND ENERGY ASSOCIATION
The Polish Wind Energy Association (PWEA) is a non-governmental organisation, established in 1999, to support and promote the development of wind energy in Poland. PWEA is an association of around 100 leading wind energy companies active on the Polish market: investors, developers, turbine and component manufacturers. PWEA groups key industry players from abroad, as well as Polish entrepreneurs – investors, producers and service providers across the entire onshore & offshore wind supply chain.
Main areas of PWEA activity are:
• participation in consultations of legislative regulations, strategies, policies and sectoral programmes and taking action to implement new legal regulations fostering wind energy development in Poland;
• direct cooperation with the ministry in charge of economy, the environment as well as other ministries directly or indirectly related to energy and renewable energy sources;
• cooperation with European Union institutions;
• cooperation with Polish and European Parliament MPs;
• promotion of wind energy and knowledge about the technology;
• increasing social and political awareness concerning wind energy;
• participation in national and international industry conferences as an expert on wind energy in Poland.
PWEA is a member of the WindEurope and Polish Committee of World Energy Council.
THE SCANDINAVIAN-POLISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce (SPCC) has been present on the Polish market for 15 years and is currently the third largest chamber of commerce in Poland. SPCC brings together 430 companies and institutions representing the interests of Scandinavian investors. SPCC members represent the largest sectors of the Scandinavian economy, such as energy, construction, logistics, IT, chemical industry, paper and wood industry, banking and finance, and the shared services sector. The Chamber is representing also Icelandic, Estonian and Latvian companies.
The SPCC headquarters is located in Warsaw, the regional office in the Tri-City, however, the organization is active throughout the country, including in Szczecin, Poznań, Kraków and Wrocław.
Kozminski University, founded in 1993, is a private institution of higher education with full academic rights. The university has obtained Polish and international accreditations, as well as excellent results in global and national educational rankings, which shows the high quality of its programs and services. Due to these qualities, KU diplomas themselves have become coveted. The university’s offer includes various Bachelor's, Master’s, MBA’s as well as Ph.D. programs. All of these are also offered in English. Since 2009, Kozminski University is classified in the prestigious educational rankings provided by the ‘Financial Times’ – Business School Rankings, which include the best universities from around the world. Moreover, for the past 19 consecutive years, it holds first place throughout private universities in educational rankings published by ‘Perspektywy’, ‘Rzeczpospolita’ and ‘WPROST’. Kozminski University also received a special distinction from the National Accreditation Committee in regards to management, finance and accounting, administration and law programs. Kozminski University holds three international accreditations: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. Only around 90 business schools from all over the world hold all three accreditations. The AACSB accreditation is awarded to such prestigious universities such as Yale and Harvard.
KU holds the rights to award doctoral degrees in the following disciplines: management, economics, finance, sociology and law. As the only private higher education institution in Poland, it has the power to authorize a higher Ph.D. degree (habilitation degree) in the discipline of management, law and economics. Also under the so-called parametric evaluation of research units within the field of economics Kozminski University boasts the highest first category ranking.
The educational offer includes: Management (in Polish and English), Management in virtual environments (in Polish) and Digital Marketing (in English), Finance and accounting (in Polish and English), Economics – international markets, Law, Administration, as well as social sciences in management: Business and media sociology and Psychology in management. Starting in the academic year 2016/2017 the university has created an elite law program called „Law and Finance”. Kozminski University has also introduced 3 new innovative programs: Management and Artificial Intelligence in Digital Society (Bachelor), Big Data Analysis and Health Economics with Big Data Analytics (Master). For academic year 2018/2019 Management and AI and Big Data Analysis programs were co-financed by a grant from the European Union funds, for academic year 2019/2020 Big Data Analysis and Health Economics programs will be co-financed with the grant.
THE POLISH PHOTOVOLTAIC ASSOCIATION (PSF)
The Polish Photovoltaic Association (PSF) is an NGO whose mission is to support the development of large-scale solar energy projects. The association works to increase political and social awareness in the field of solar energy, and also supports the creation of a favourable regulatory environment. The association brings together investors, technology providers and services. PSF is a member of SolarPower Europe, the largest non-governmental organization in Europe associating entities from the PV sector.
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