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2 My 12 Years in Poland present DWS Mutual Funds, Deutsche Bank Group Swedish Trade Council in Warsaw Apetonic.com Start-Up Incubator corporate experience project management experience entrepreneurial experience

3 POLAND TODAY

4

5 FUTURE POTENTIAL OF POLAND?

6 IT S ABOUT PEOPLE!

7 POLAND HAS A LARGE POPULATION mln 45, ,2 10,4 9,97 9,59 9,29 7,5 5,41 3,26 2,24 2,03 1,34 Source: wolframalpha.com, own materials

8 LARGE POPULATION MEANS MORE HUMAN CAPITAL Estonia Latvia Lithuania Slovakia Hungary Czech Republic Sweden Romania Poland Source: Eurostat: Total Students at Universities & Higher Education Institutions

9 AND MORE HUMAN CAPITAL MEANS MORE PEOPLE GET SPECIALIZED Computing Engineering, manufacturing and construction Science and mathematics Poland Sweden Source: Eurostat; 2009 Figures

10 GROWTH OF ENGINEERING GRADUATES Poland Sweden Growth of Graduates in Science & Technology per of population aged years Source: Eurostat

11 BEST UNIVERSITIES Gdańsk Gdańsk University of Technology Szczecin Poznan Bydgoszcz Warsaw Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics & Mechanics at Warsaw University Warsaw University of Technology Łódź Wrocław Lublin Wrocław University of Technology Silesian University of Technology Gliwice Katowice Kraków AGH University of Technology & Science Cracow University of Technology Source: Best-Ranked Universities in Warsaw & Kraków

12 IT S ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE!

13 THERE ARE 5 CITIES WITH MORE THAN PEOPLE Baltic Sea Gdańsk Lithuania Germany Szczecin Poznan Bydgoszcz Warsaw 1,72 mln Belarus Wrocław Łódź Lublin Katowice Kraków Ukraine Czech Republic Source: wolframalpha.com, own matetrials Slovakia

14 DISTANCES ARE SMALL Baltic Sea Gdańsk 689 km Lithuania Szczecin Bydgoszcz Belarus Germany 649 km Poznan Łódź Warsaw Wrocław Lublin ca. 95 km Katowice Kraków Ukraine Czech Republic Slovakia Source: wolframalpha.com, own matetrials

15 HOWEVER, ROADS TODAY ARE IN BAD SHAPE Baltic Sea Lithuania Germany Belarus Existing Under construction Planned Czech Republic Ukraine Slovakia Source: Wikipedia

16 IT S ABOUT PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION!

17 LARGE CONSUMPTION KEEPS THE ENGINE RUNNING WHEN IT S COLD OUTSIDE ,50 1,40 6,10 2,30 8,00 5,60 4,00 4,20 2,90 Real GDP Growth Rate 3,90 4,00 2,70 1,80 1,60-0,30-5,20-4,90-4,20-14,80-14,30-17,70 Latvia Lithuania Estonia Sweden Slovakia Czech Republic Poland Source: Eurostat - Real GDP Growth Rate - Percentage change on previous year

18 BUYING POWER IS GROWING Poland Sweden ,6% Purchasing Power Standard (PPS) per Inhabitant ,1% Source: Eurostat.

19 LOW EMPLOYMENT COSTS KEEP COMPANIES COMPETITIVE Poland Sweden 276,92 kr 296,70 kr Hourly Labour Cost in Industry 42,23 kr 60,41 kr Source: Eurostat: Industry and services (except public administration and community services; activities of households and extra-territorial organizations) 1 EUR = 8,91 SEK ( )

20 DAILY LIFE STILL IS CHEAPER THAN IN WESTERN COUNTRIES Poland Sweden

21 HOWEVER, SUCCESS IS NOT ONLY ABOUT LOW PRICES 3,7 3,61 3,42 Gross Domestic Spending on R&D as % of GDP ,56 1,41 1,48 1,62 1,43 1,28 0,6 0,680,74 0,63 0,470,48 0,62 0,60 0,46 0,790,830,79 Sweden Poland Czech Republic Slovakia Estonia Latvia Lithuania Investment in R&D is low.as a result of insufficient linkages between firms and universities, and the relatively limited technological content of the industrial specialization. Source: Eurostat, OECD:

22 WHERE ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES?

23 4 REGIONS GENERATE 71% OF POLAND S GDP Baltic Sea Gdańsk Lithuania Contribution to GDP 71,20% Szczecin Bydgoszcz Belarus % of total population Germany Poznan Łódź Warsaw 64% 24,21 mln Wrocław Lublin Katowice Kraków Ukraine % of all students Czech Republic Slovakia 69,9% 1,3 mln

24 BUSINESS & INDUSTRY CONCENTRATED AROUND BIGGEST CITIES Szczecin Baltic Sea Gdańsk Yacht cluster High Tech Bydgoszcz Timber Food Dairy Lithuania Belarus Germany Poznan High Tech Czech Republic BPO BPO Logistics Wrocław Katowice Warsaw High Łódź Tech BPO Textile Construction High Tech Kraków BPO Glass Slovakia Aviation Ecological food BPO Founding Lublin Ukraine

25 WHAT ABOUT EAST?

26 Contribution to GDP Lubelskie Region 3,9% Baltic Sea Lithuania Belarus % of total population 5,7% Germany Ukraine Czech Republic % of all students % of higher education institutions Slovakia 5,4% 4,2% MOST IMPORTANT SECTORS Food Industry, BPO

27 Improved Infrastructure is Key!

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29 BACK-UP

30 MAZOWIECKIE REGION - WARSAW The Growth Engine

31 Contribution to GDP Mazowieckie Region 21,5% Baltic Sea Lithuania Belarus % of total population 13,7% Germany Ukraine Czech Republic % of all students % of higher education institutions MOST IMPORTANT SECTORS BPO, Construction, Food Slovakia 18,3% 23,6% Source:

32 ŚLĄSKIE REGION KATOWICE Most Urbanized

33 Contribution to GDP Śląskie Region 13,2% Baltic Sea Lithuania Belarus % of total population 12,2% Germany Ukraine Czech Republic Slovakia % of all students 9,4% % of higher education institutions 9,9% MOST IMPORTANT SECTORS Automotive, BPO, High-Tech

34 WIELKOPOLSKIE REGION - POZNAŃ Transport Hub: West to East

35 Contribution to GDP Wielkopolskie Region 9,3% Baltic Sea Lithuania % of total population Germany Belarus 9,0% Ukraine Czech Republic % of all students 9,3% % of higher education institutions 8,6% MOST IMPORTANT SECTORS Slovakia Automotive, BPO, Logistics

36 DOLNOŚLĄSKIE REGION WROCŁAW European Capital of Culture in 2016

37 Contribution to GDP Dolnośląskie Region 8,1% Baltic Sea Lithuania Belarus % of total population 7,6% Germany Ukraine Czech Republic % of all students % of higher education institutions Slovakia MOST IMPORTANT SECTORS Automotive, Electro-Mechanical, High-Tech 8,9% 8,4%

38 MAŁOPOLSKIE REGION KRAKÓW Cultural, Historical & Educational Center

39 Contribution to GDP Małopolskie Region 7,4% Baltic Sea Lithuania % of total population Belarus 8,7% Germany Ukraine Czech Republic MOST IMPORTANT SECTORS Automotive, High-Tech, BPO, Tourism Slovakia % of all students 11,2% % of higher education institutions 7,3%

40 ŁÓDZKIE REGION ŁÓDŹ Textile & Energy

41 Contribution to GDP Łódzkie Region 6,2% Baltic Sea Lithuania Belarus % of total population 6,7% Germany Ukraine Czech Republic % of all students % of higher education institutions Slovakia 7,4% 6,8% MOST IMPORTANT SECTORS Energy, Textile

42 POMORSKIE REGION GDAŃSK Poland s Largest Sea Port

43 Contribution to GDP Pomorskie Region 5,5% Baltic Sea Lithuania Belarus % of total population 5,9% Germany Ukraine Czech Republic % of all students % of higher education institutions Slovakia 5,4% 6,2% MOST IMPORTANT SECTORS High-Tech, Tourism

44 Lubelskie Region Lublin Gate to the EAST?

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