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British-Polish IT Forum 2021 (Hybrid Event)

18 November 2021    09:00 AM GMT

How to source Tech Talent - linking the British and Polish experience.

The world is facing an acute shortage in skilled IT workers to drive forward a tech-based economic recovery. For the UK, lacking around 800,000 programmers, developers, engineers and IT scientists, the problem is made worse by the ending of freedom of movement with the EU.


At the same time, Poland’s tech sector is developing rapidly, driven in part by inward investment, the creation of IT hubs by multinational corporations, and by a vigorous start-up scene. The UK is still seen by ambitious Polish tech firms as an excellent springboard to global growth and an attractive place to start their international presence. This provides an excellent opportunity for the Polish-British partnership in terms of knowledge-sharing, finding technological solutions to global problems and driving innovation together.

This event, bringing together tech buyers, vendors and outsourcing firms interested in exploring the potential of UK- Polish cooperation in IT.

The Organisers



18.11.2021, Thursday
9:00AM - 2.00PM GMT (in-person)
9.30AM - 1.00PM GMT (live-streaming)


Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London
47 Portland Pl, Marylebone


British-Polish IT Forum London


09:00 Registration, coffee & tea

09:30 Welcome and opening address [Live-streaming starts]

Representative of Polish Embassy in London

09:45 Presentation: Current trends and development of IT market in Poland

Łukasz Grabowski, Director- Polish Investment and Trade Agency [PAIH]

10:00 Presentation: Finding tech talent and location for IT investment

Marc Burrage, Managing Director, Hays Poland

10:15 Presentation: Why Next, the UK’s largest fashion retailer, chose Poland as the location for developing its mission-critical IT centre.

Graham Fell, Vice-President US and EMEA, FlexDev

10:30 Panel discussion: British managers describe their experience of working with the tech sector in Poland.

  • Andrew Radcliffe, Spyrosoft UK
  • Matthew Weaver, Objectivity Ltd
  • Chris Jones, PSE Consulting Ltd
  • Bob Poole, TenderHut UK
  • Kieron Scrutton, GSK Tech
  • Andrew Ingle- Finch, Red Compass Labs

Moderator - Michael Dembinski

11:10 Coffee break and networking [Live-streaming interviews]

11:30 Connecting UK businesses to innovation globally

Dr. Peter Dirken, Programme Manager - Global Missions, Innovate UK

11:50 Presentation: UK Technology Landscape: Opportunities for Polish Companies- Department for International Trade

Dr. Chris Moore, Technology Specialist, Technology, Entrepreneurship & Mobility, Global Trade & Investment, DIT

12:10 Panel discussion: Polish growth champions describe their experience of working with/in the UK

  • Andrzej Wytyczak-Partyka, Codewave
  • Robert Strzelecki, TenderHut
  • Wojciech Wencel, Summ-it
  • Wiktor Rybicki, ShopRank
  • Maciej Kasprzak, Ailleron SA.

Moderator - Michael Dembinski

12:50 Closing remarks

Andrzej Krężel, Counsellor, Head of Economic Section, Embassy of the Republic of Poland

[Live-streaming ends]

13:00 Lunch & Business Networking

14:00 Close

The Organisers reserve the right to cancel or amend event details including date, time, topic, speaker, agenda and tickets.





What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is no free car park available near the event venue.

Should I bring a photo ID?

Yes. Each approved participant MUST bring a photo ID for the security check. No ID, No entry.

How many guests will attend the event?

Taking the most up to advice on social distancing, we expect to reach our maximum of 90 delegates.

Can I bring guests to the event?

Yes you can bring guests to this event but please note each delegate must be registered via Eventbrite and his/her registration must be approved. Please also note, that booking is strictly for business owners or decision-makers at middle to senior management positions and subject to security clearance by the Embassy.

Is my ticket transferable?

No, you can't transfer your ticket to someone else. 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Feel free to contact Bart if you have any questions regarding the event: Bart: 07842613016,

What are the Covid Safety regulations at the Embassy?

The Polish Embassy in London is kindly asking all event participants to take lateral tests one day before the event using the free service from NHS.

If you have Covid Symptoms or your lateral test result is positive, please do not come to the event and let us know as soon as possible. Read our covid policy HERE.


The Organisers reserve the right to cancel or amend event details including date, time, topic, speaker, agenda and tickets as well as cancel an individual booking without giving a reason.


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