In a town of Rypin took place the Economic Forum organized by the Municipal Council of Rypin and the Chamber of Commerce of Torun. The event was held under the Honorary Patronage of the Employers of Poland.
What's new for business – that question was the motto of the prestigious event in Rypin, attended by both local entrepreneurs and politicians, as well as by some well-respected figures in Polish economy.
– Why are we meeting just in Rypin? The answer is simple: all the economic ideas and policy makers’ forecasts should be confronted with the experiences of entrepreneurs and with the world they live in – said the President of the Employers of Poland, Andrzej Malinowski. – The region is particularly suited for such a confrontation. Rypin has been famous for its industriousness, economic resourcefulness and ability to create a broadly understood value added – added the President of the Employers of Poland, who also hosted a discussion panel with the participation of the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Economy, the Government Plenipotentiary for the deregulation, Mieczyslaw Kasprzak; the President of the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP), Bozena Lublinska-Kasprzak; the President of Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency, Slawomir Majman; and the President of the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone (PSSE), Teresa Kaminska.
– We are aware of the fact that entrepreneurs are waiting for simplicity, because there is too much regulation – said Kasprzak. – That's why we went down to viewing the law and listening to what entrepreneurs say. Not only do we want to prepare friendly regulations for them, but also to implement the regulations and see how they work – added Minister Kasprzak.
According to President Malinowski, one of the problems of small and medium enterprises is their access to capital. - We count on PARP as an institution that can and should help organizations to improve access to capital - said the President of the Employers of Poland. The Chairman of PARP, Bozena Lublinska-Kasprzak, agreed with him.
– We want to ensure that young entrepreneurs have access not only to the capital, but also to information and knowledge – said Bozena Lublinska-Kasprzak. She also added that when it comes to the level of entrepreneurship, Poland, relating to European countries, looks pretty good. – We have a very good climate for business creation; young people want to establish a company, and we are helping them do that from the beginning – said the President of PARP.
President Malinowski drew attention to the bureaucratic handicaps. – Today it is formalism that counts, and not the idea - said President Malinowski.
The President of Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency, Slawomir Majman emphasized that nowadays Poland is written about well or very well.
During the debate the participants also discussed about entrepreneurship in Rypin and about benefits associated with investing in the Rypin Economic Area of Bielawka. – The zones worked perfectly, every job in the zone gives a few other jobs - stressed Teresa Kaminska. In her opinion, the liquidation of the zones would be a great rashness. – It is important that small businesses believe that these zones are also for them - said the President of the PSSE, Iwona Grajewska – the Director of the Office of Canvassing for Investors PSSE.
The President of the Chamber of Commerce, a division of Rypin, Zbigniew Wisniewski told the participants about the successes of local companies not only in the country, but also on European scale. The representative of the Chamber drew attention to the fact that outside support is needed, including among others the appropriate economic policy of the government; focus on the industrialization of regions or on the restoring to life the areas where the industry already existed.
– We do not demand privileges but help, because without economic development there will not be any development of the country – said the representative of the Chamber.