US-Poland Business Council Guides Policy Mission to Warsaw

Mission will focus on issue resolution and fostering existing relationships.

Mar 30, 2011, 11:43 ET from US-Poland Business Council

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The US-Poland Business Council (USPBC) will embark on a Business Policy Mission to Poland from March 30th-April 1st, 2011 in the capital city of Warsaw.  This mission follows last fall's inaugural Business Mission and will focus on resolving market access and policy issues as well as continuing to cultivate the mutual economic and commercial relationship between the United States and Poland.  Ten American companies will be participating in the mission including: GE, Marathon Oil, International Paper, Owens Illinois, Westinghouse, PHRMA, Eli Lilly, Invenergy LLC, AES, and Smithfield Foods.


The Policy Mission will be conducted in coordination with Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce Juan Verde's meetings with Polish government officials.  While those meetings will focus on intergovernmental policies and relationships, the USPBC mission will focus on the challenges surrounding the relationship between private business and government.   The mission will work to identify and resolve impediments for American companies doing business in Poland with the goal of producing more bi-lateral economic and commercial opportunities.  DAS Verde will be meeting with a variety of American energy industries as well as Polish officials during the two day mission.

"All relationships have unique issues that require attention and resolution.  The business relationship between the US and Poland is no exception," said Eric Stewart, President of the US-Poland Business Council.  "This trip will continue to nurture the strong connection between our countries and confront the obstacles that exist among international commercial partnerships," added Stewart.  

The US-Poland Business Council is a Washington, DC based non-profit organization that promotes commercial relations between the United States and Poland. The mission of the Council is to enhance US-Poland trade and investment, advance the US-Poland bilateral relationship, and educate the public about its importance.  To achieve its mission, the Council sponsors policy conferences, briefing sessions and major events featuring senior U.S. and Polish officials, academic and business leaders.  The Council is comprised of 21 US multinational companies including: The AES Corporation, The Boeing Company, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Eli Lilly, ExxonMobil, Fluor Corporation, GE, International Paper, Invenergy LLC Marathon Oil, MetLife, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone P.L.C., Owens-Illinois, Inc., PHRMA, Raytheon Company, The Shaw Group Inc., Smithfield Foods, Inc., The Timken Company, United Technologies Corporation and Westinghouse Electric Co.

SOURCE US-Poland Business Council