The role of Polish Entrepreneurs in the UK after two years of disruptive changes
---> Day 1: Thurs 25.11 Webinar & Online Networking
---> Day 2: Friday 26.11 In-Person Reception, Dinner & Entertainment (venue)
The 2021 PBLINK Congress of Polish Entrepreneurs will discuss the challenges and issues of Brexit, two years on, and the invaluable contribution diverse entrepreneurs are making to the UK.
DAY 1: ONLINE
11:00 am Welcome & PBLINK update, Bart Kowalczyk
11:20 am Keynote speaker: Damian Wawrzyniak, Inernational Chef Consultant
12:00 pm Discussion Panel: The role of Polish/Diverse Entrepreneurs in the UK after two years of disruptive changes.
- moderator: Michael Dembinski, British Polish Chamber of Commerce
- Piotr Kubalka, CEO at J Dauman by Capital Business Links
- Iwona Lebiedowicz, CEO at PAB Languages
- Marcin Laskowski, Eunice Artisan Bakery
- Diana Madibekova, PhD Researcher in Politics, Peace & Corporate Governance
- Peter Kuncewicz, Associate Finance Director, EFM
13:00 pm Comfort Break
1:30 pm Business Networking and Matchmaking session
DAY 2: IN-PERSON
Venue: Polish White Eagle Club, 211 Balham High Rd, London SW17 7BQ (map)
5:30 pm Registration and Drinks Reception
6:30 pm Welcome, Dinner, Prize Draw
8:30 pm Networking and Entertainment
10:00 pm Close
- VIP Congress21, two days: Online & In-Person. Full Access to the whole event: Day 1 - webinar and online business networking. Day 2 - evening in-person event: Reception Drinks, Dinner, Networking, Prize Draw, and Entertainment. 20% discount for PBLINK Members (use your code when booking).
- Congress21, day 1 only: Online. Full access to Webinar: Keynote Speaker, Panel Discussion and Business Networking.
*The Organisers reserve the right to cancel or amend event details including date, time, topic, speaker, agenda and tickets.
Together with your Partners:
A few interesting facts
Hot on the heels of the news that 5.6 million EEA citizens have applied for Settled Status, comes a report that shows the massive contributions made to the UK by immigrant entrepreneurs from Poland, the EU and beyond.
Job Creators, The Immigrant Founders of Britain’s Fastest Growing Businesses, by The Entrepreneur Network reveals:
While only 14% of UK residents are foreign-born, 49% of the UK’s fastest-growing startups have at least one immigrant co-founder.
9 of the UK’s 14 startup unicorns have at least one foreign-born co-founder.
The fast-growing immigrant founded companies of the Top 100 have attracted a combined £3.7bn in investment.
Immigrant co-founded unicorn startups include: Monzo, Deliveroo, Darktrace, BenevolentAI and Improbable.
More broadly, nine of the UK’s 14 privately-held startup unicorns have at least one immigrant co-founder. Revolut, OakNorth, TransferWise, and Checkout.com are also immigrant co-founded.
This echoes a global trend. In the US, Pierre Morad Omidyar, an immigrant from France, revolutionised e-commerce by founding eBay, and Greek American Peter M. Nicholas founded Scientific, which now employs over 25,000 people. In fact, Forbes Magazine reveals that 40% of Fortune 500 companies are founded by immigrants or their children, including Google, McDonalds, Pfizer and eBay.
5.6 million EEA citizens represents around 8.5% of the UK population and the figures show that we are keeping the country afloat. Oxford Economics reports that
Not only that, we are creating jobs and reversing the UK’s aging population trend.
And on the 25th and 26th of November 2021, we will get together to discuss the challenges we face, the achievements we have made and the role we play in the UK economy.