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US-Polish Aviation and Hi-Tech Trade and Business Development Event with welcoming remarks by US Congressmen and former Mayor of Seattle

March 12, 2012 4:00 PM
$15 members $20 non members
Polish American Chamber of Commerce Pacific Northwest
World Trade Center Seattle
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2200 Alaskan Way, Suite 410, Seattle, WA, United States, 98121


Pawel Pietrasienski, Head of Trade and Investment, Embassy of Poland in Washington DC

Bozena Czaja, VP of Polish Information & Foreign Investment Agency 

Representatives from Aviation Sector and other high tech industries in Poland

Welcoming remarks and special remarks by

Former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels see full bio

Congressman Jim McDermott (WA-7) see full bio

Congressman Adam Smith (WA-9) see full bio 

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Presented by the Polish American Chamber of Commerce Pacific Northwest

with support from The Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle

Monday, March 12th, 2012

4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
World Trade Center

2200 Alaskan Way, Suite 410

Seattle, WA 98121


$15 Members

$20 Non-members


Register online here 

Registration: Please RSVP and submit payment in order to secure your spot, space is limited.
Admission to the program will be $15 for members, $20 for non-  members. Refunds may not be made after Thursday, March 8th.
To register over the phone please contact Tamara Thorhallsson at (206) 389-7301


Event description:

Poland –US business relationships continue to grow, opening up new opportunities, particularly in the areas of aviation and high tech industries.  This program will explore Trade and Business Development landscape and showcase why Poland is an attractive partner in strategic areas of investment. Representatives from special economic zone created in Eastern Poland will introduce key industries emerging in their region, particularly those related to Aviation and High Tech industries. The program will include 45 minutes of presentations, followed by Q&A and discussion. A reception and networking will follow.  Representatives will also be available for Business-to-Business meetings.

Greg Nickels, 51st Mayor of the City of Seattle from January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2009 and a member of the King County Council for 14 years (1988 – 2001). Currently, Former Mayor Nickels chairs US Conference of Mayors advisory committee  and also sits on the board of trustees and is a former chair of its transportation committee. He is also Vice President of the National Conference of Democratic Mayors. Born in Chicago, a Seattle resident since 1961, University of Washington graduate and Harvard University faculty: See Mr. Nickels’ bios: Harvard University and City of Seattle


Pawel Pietrasienski, Head of the Trade and Investment Promotion Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, DC.; Doctor of Economics; Assistant Professor in the Department of Market and Marketing of the Warsaw School of Economics; former Deputy Consul General and Consul of the Republic of Poland in Chicago; Advisor and then Counselor to the Prime Minister of the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Civil Service, in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland; member of the Board of Governors in the European Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht; Polish Representative to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Public Governance Committee in Paris.

Bozena Czaja, Vice President and Member of the Management Board (Finances, Logistics and Regional Development) of Polish Information & Foreign Investment Agency in Warsaw, Poland.  She previously held assistant positions at ministerial and executive levels in Poland, as well as those at consular representative level abroad.  Graduate of University of Warsaw.



Monika Gasiorowska, Director Bureau for Eastern Poland Economic Promotion Programme Implementation, PAIiIZ




Teresa Orczykowska, Special Economic Zone Mielec. Aviation zone expert with international experience, ranging from development to implementation of investment in special economic zones, member of the board of directors in aviation company, formerly economic attaché, Embassy of Poland in Washington, DC



Marek BujnyVice President, Aviation Valley Association located in south-eastern Poland.  He is a co-founder of ULTRATECH, one of the leading firms in the Polish aerospace industry.




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