8:00 am08:00

"The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment" conference

  • Ministry of Economic Development, Sala pod Kopułą

The International Group of Chambers of Commerce (IGCC) representing 14 foreign bilateral chambers, invites you to the launch of the report:

The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment
Contribution to the Polish economy in the past quarter century

WEDNESDAY 1 MARCH 8.00 - 11.30

Venue: Ministry of Economic Development, Sala pod Kopułą, Pl. Trzech Krzyży 3/5

8.00 - 9.00         Registration, breakfast
9.00 - 9.30         Introduction and welcome -
                          Deputy Prime Minister
                          Mateusz Morawiecki (tbc)
9.30 - 9.55         Presentation of the report by Polityka
9.55 - 11.15       Debate with the presidents of
                          the bilateral chambers and
                          members of the goverment
11.15 - 11.30     Q&A


The conference is under the honorary patronage of the Ministry of Economic Development.

RSVP by February 22, 2017


Registration and conference agenda:

The conference is co-organized by 14 chambers of commerce operating
in Poland: American, Austrian, Belgian, British, Canadian, Dutch, French, German, Irish, Italian, Portuguese, Scandinavian, Spanish and Swiss.

The conference will be held in Polish and in English (translation will be provided).

Participation in the conference is free of charge after advance registration and receipt of confirmation of your participation.

Due to the limited number of places and high interest, we can accept only one representative from each company/institution. The registration on a first come first served basis.

8:30 am08:30

Breakfast Briefing on the Polish Economy

  • Irish Embassy
Mr. Maciej Reluga

Mr. Maciej Reluga

Thankfully, Mr. Maciej Reluga has agreed to give another breakfast briefing to IPCC members on Tuesday, 24th January at 08.30.

Mr. Reluga is Chief Economist at Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. has kindly agreed to give a presentation to the Chamber on the Polish Economy. 

The presentation will take place in the Boardroom in the Irish Embassy, which is located on ul Mysia 5, 6th floor. The Chamber thanks Ambassador Keown for hosting the event.

Many of you may already know Mr. Reluga from previous years, but for those that don’t, he won an award in 2012 from Bloomberg, ranking second in the “most prescient economist in the world”. Entrance will be free for all IPCC Members.

Please confirm your attendance at: as the numbers of places are limited to attend the breakfast. 

We look forward to seeing you on the morning of Tuesday 24th of January

Best wishes for 2017. 

Annual Family, IPCC/ FISP Charity Céile
2:00 pm14:00

Annual Family, IPCC/ FISP Charity Céile

  • Stixx Bar & Restaurant

The Annual Family, IPCC / FISP Charity Céile will be held downstairs in Stixx (which is opposite the Hilton Hotel) on Sunday 18 December from 2-6pm.


This year we are collecting mens' shoes & boots, and any warm sweaters preferably small to medium in size, for the Warsaw Homeless. All donations will be sent to Fr Lorek at Kościół św Antoniego Marii Zaccarii in Sadyba/Mokotow where there are shower and first aid facilities for the less fortunate.


Dont forget to "bake your cake / bring the cake / win a cake" 


Please tell your friends, more the merrier ~ please if you could let me know should you be coming & the numbers so I can plan accordingly with Stixx


Please contact Brian Mason via or 668 519 462 should you require further information






- Annual IPCC / FISP Charity Céile

- In aid of Fr Lorek Trust

- Sun 18 Dec 2pm - 6pm

- Downstairs in Stixx (opposite Hilton Hotel) Plac Europejski 4A, 00-844, Warsaw

- Cover Charge; 20pln donation per family

- The famous "Please Bake a Cake, then Bring the Cake to Win a Cake" raffle will be held

- We also hope to collect Male Shoes/Boots/ Warm Sweaters (Small/Medium/Large) donations for the Fr Lorek's Trust

- Further information; Brian Mason 668 519 462

7:00 pm19:00

IPCC Annual Flavours of Ireland dinner

  • Sheraton Hotel

The IPCC Annual Flavours of Ireland dinner of specially-sourced and prepared Irish food and drinks is being held in the Sheraton Hotel, Boleslawa Prusa, Warsaw on Wednesday 28 September.

The event will commence at 7pm and tickets cost 300 PLN per person

In addition to a truly delicious dinner, a selection of Irish whiskeys, and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, there will be a band playing traditional Irish music during the event.

This will be the perfect occasion to mix clients and friends to celebrate our fine Irish food and drink!

Should you require further information or wish to purchase tickets please contact Brian Mason at or at mobile number: +48 668 519 462

We hope you will join us.

7:30 pm19:30

shamROCK Music Concert

  • Niebo

On Saturday 27 August, the Irish Polish Chamber of Commerce invites you to a free Irish music concert in Warsaw city centre.

Saint Sister, Paddy Hanna and The Wood Burning Savages will play in Klub Niebo, Nowy Świat 21 for what promises to be a fantastic evening of music

This new IPCC event is being run with the cooperation & assistance of Culture Ireland

This is a free, three Irish music concert event soundcloud detail on the bands below.


Saint Sister:

Paddy Hanna:

The Wood Burning Savages:

Euro 16; Ireland v Sweden Mixer
5:30 pm17:30

Euro 16; Ireland v Sweden Mixer

  • Pub Lolek

The IPCC & the Swedish section of the SPCC are holding a joint event to watch the Euro 16 match in Pub Lolek, Ul. Rokitnicka 20 on Monday 13 June.

As kick off is 6pm, it may suit to bring along children, more than welcome.  

To gauge numbers for seats/food etc could you please send an email to if you plan to attend.

Hope you can make it with your inflatable hammer !

10:00 am10:00

Taxperience Workshop Friday 3 June

  • Villa Foksal

In the coming days the Sejm will likely decide on the draft anti-tax avoidance legislation which may be introduced as early as 1 July 2016. 


The proposed draft, if enacted, will give the Polish tax authorities almost unlimited powers to recharacterise transactions whose main purpose, they believe, is tax avoidance.  This follows on from Panama, Luxleaks, Swissleaks etc but the rules can also work on a more prosaic level (such as in respect to self-employment rather than Umowa o pracę).   


Taxperience is organizing an international tax workshop on 3rd June at Villa Foksal (10:00 followed by lunch) which will be presented together tax adviser colleagues from our global network (Netherlands, France and USA) 


The event costs 250 PLN net (price includes one-on-one consultations with tax advisors from other countries and lunch) and the number of places is limited.  


To book your place, please e-mail Katarzyna at 


The program will cover, among others:

• General anti-avoidance rules

• Extension of permanent establishment concept

• Hybrid mismatches and restriction of interest deductions

• New transfer pricing reporting requirements, particularly benchmarking obligations

• Rules requiring that payments for intangibles reflect value creation

Topic 1 – General anti-avoidance rules

We expect the Polish Parliament to imminently implement wide ranging anti-tax avoidance provisions, drawing on experience of similar provisions which other countries have introduced in recent years. We will consider the proposed Polish provisions and compare with other countries’ experiences with their GAAR.

Topic 2 – New definition of permanent establishment

BEPS Actions 7 and 15 introduce a much broader definition of the permanent establishment concept with the aim of taxing entities in a given jurisdiction in line with the activities performed and substance located in that jurisdiction. This will impact commissionaire and dependent agent structures which hitherto have reported minimal taxable profits in territories where they operate. We will update you on progress in implementing rules and revising tax treaties via the so-called multilateral instrument.

Topic 3 – Hybrid mismatches and restriction of interest deductions

Poland, in line with many other EU countries has implemented rules to block tax advantages arising from so-called hybrid mismatches (for example, where one jurisdiction allows a transaction as a taxable cost and the other does not recognise the same transaction as taxable income). New regulations also limit the possibility to reduce the tax base via interest deductions. We summarise the implementation of these regulations in key EU countries.

Topic 4 – Transfer pricing reporting

Wide ranging transfer pricing reporting rules are being introduced effective from 2016 and 2017 which will require increasing cooperation between parents and subsidiaries to prepare and disclose information about inter-company transactions and support pricing with benchmarking analyses. We consider how corporations can streamline these obligations to spread the compliance burden between group entities.

Topic 5 – Intangibles and place of value creation

BEPS Action 8 aims to ensure that income from intangible property is recognised in the jurisdictions where value is actually created. We review new legislation in the EU restricting tax advantageous regimes involving “patent boxes” which allow income from intangibles to enjoy low rates of taxation. We consider rules limiting deductibility or treaty benefits associated with licence fees paid to licensors which do not create or are not beneficial owners of IP.



Matthew O’Shaughnessy, Partner Taxperience / Poland

Matthew O‘Shaughnessy has 23 years experience advising major companies on Polish and international tax matters. Matthew was born and educated in the UK and came to Poland in 1992, originally to work in PriceWaterhouse, Warsaw. In 2007 Matthew registered his own advisory business and has co-operated closely with major firms such as Ernst and Young. Matthew is a certified Polish Tax Adviser and possesses an MBA in International Business from City University Business School in London. International Tax Review recognised Matthew as a leading transfer pricing adviser in Poland.

Ruben van Aarle, Partner Taxperience / the Netherlands

Ruben van Aarle, advises a variety of businesses, ranging from starters in the market (often Internet, IT, and technology-driven businesses) to internationally operating SMEs and publicly traded corporations. Ruben is keen on conceiving original tax solutions and thinking along with his clients in implementing the solutions efficiently. Ruben's out-of-the-box way of thinking, which is typical of all partners at Taxperience, clearly manifests itself in his advisory work. Ruben has been a member of the Dutch Association of Tax Lawyers since 1999.

Denis Fontaine-Besset, Partner STC Partners / France

Denis specialises in taxation as applied to the financial markets and financing transactions. Denis is an expert on the taxation of institutions as well as products offered to companies. He has participated in the legal and tax arrangement of complex financial transactions. A tax attorney, he also provides assistance in the area of transfer pricing. He is a member of IFA.

Kevin Kiyan, Managing Director Andersen Tax / USA

Kevin is a Managing Director in US National Tax office and Andersen’s Transfer Pricing leader. Kevin has over 27 years of professional experience and has led all major aspects of Transfer Pricing issues, including planning/feasibility analyses, IP migration/restructuring, cost-sharing, Advanced Pricing Agreements (APAs), audit defense/litigation and global transfer pricing documentation. Kevin has extensive experience serving clients in major industry sectors, including: media & entertainment, engineering & construction, apparel, retail consumer products, telecommunications/ networking, pharmaceuticals/ healthcare and software development/data systems.

Adam Steinberger, Managing Director Andersen Tax / USA

Adam, the Office Managing Director of the Andersen’s Silicon Valley office, has over 18 years of domestic and international tax experience serving clients from emerging growth companies to large multinational enterprises. He advises both publicly-held and private businesses in a variety of industries, including semiconductor, software, manufacturing, biotechnology, retail, media and real estate. Adam's primary tax and business practice areas include: accounting for income taxes, compensation and benefits tax planning, tax controversies, global mergers and acquisition planning, tax credits, including research and experimentation tax credits, tax compliance.


1:00 pm13:00

Annual "Frolic @ Lolek" family day

  • Pub Lolek

The annual IPCC family event is taking place in Pub Lolek, Ul. Rokitnicka 20, 02-131 on Sunday 15 May from 1pm to 5pm

This is a complementary event so please bring along your friends but don't forget to "wear your green"

Cumann Warszawa will be on hand to teach Children Gaelic Football outside and inside, IREE will provide Irish Dance and Music. 'Rob the Magician' will also be on hand to entertain the Children.

To gauge correctly numbers for food, seats etc could you please send an email to should you wish to attend and the number of people eg two adults two kids ....

Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration
6:30 pm18:30

Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration

  • Pure Sky Club

Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Polish Chamber of Commerce invite you to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in the company of friends and colleagues! 

Experience Irish hospitality and a view of the ‘Green’ Palace of Culture and Science

Dress Code: Business Casual. Try and wear something green!

Numbers are limited so please RSVP to

Pure Sky Club is located on the 22nd floor of the Skylight Tower in the heart of the city, next to Zlote Tarasy, the premier shopping center of downtown Warsaw.


6:30 pm18:30

Whiskey-tasting Network(ing) event at Karowa 31

You are warmly invited to the next networking event organised by the Irish Polish Chamber of Commerce, which will be a blind tasting event with a number of special whiskeys (not only Irish, admittedly). To guide us through this mouth-watering adventure will be whiskey experts and as much craic as you will need to get through the remainder of the morbid Polish winter!

Places are very limited, so please indicate if you are able to make it, so that the Chamber can allocate you your ticket!

Tickets to this event are free of charge to IPCC members.

For further information or to RSVP;

Venue's website:



8:30 am08:30

Breakfast briefing with BZWBK Chief Economist Mr. Maciej Reluga

We have great pleasure in inviting you to a breakfast briefing on the Polish economy. Mr. Maciej Reluga, Chief Economist at Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. has kindly agreed to give a presentation to the Chamber on the Polish Economy on Wednesday, 20th of January 2016, at 8:30 AM at the Irish Embassy, which is located on ul Mysia 5, 6th floor. The Chamber thanks Ambassador Keown for hosting the event.

Many of you may already know Maciej from previous years, but for those that don’t, he won an award in 2012 from Bloomberg, ranking second in the “most prescient economist in the world”. Entrance will be free for all IPCC Members.

Please RSVP to / 668 519 462 as the numbers of places are limited to attend the breakfast. 

We look forward to seeing you on the 20th.

Best regards,

Dorothy Hansberry-Bieguńska, President, Irish Polish Chamber of Commerce

Brian Mason, Executive Director, Irish Polish Chamber of Commerce


Mr. Maciej Reluga

Mr. Maciej Reluga

8:30 am08:30

An Update on the Irish Economy and Budget 2015

  • Irish Embassy

Dear Memebers,

You are most warmly invited to attend a briefing by Ambassador Keown  on ‘An Update on the Irish Economy and Budget 2015.’   The Ambassador has graciously offered to host the continental breakfast meeting on Monday, October 26th  from 08.30 – 10.00 at the Embassy, ul Mysia 5, 6th floor.

We encourage you to join us for this valuable and timely briefing, and ask that you kindly confirm your attendance by mid-day, October 22nd.

Kind Regards

Irish Polish Chamber of Commerce

4:00 pm16:00

Rugby World Cup, October, 11th, Figaro Tennis Club

  • Figaro Tennis Club

Dear Member, the Irish Polish Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event on Sunday 11 October in Figaro Tennis Club in Park Skaryszewski, aleja Zieleniecka 2 from 4pm.

With Ireland playing France in the Rugby World Cup in Cardiff at 545 this match will be shown on TV with food and drink being served inside the venue.

Then onto the Euro 2016 football qualifier , the venue is less than a ten minute walk to the National Stadium and the game kicks off at 845.

We are in current communication with the FAI to arrange match tickets so if you could confirm your attendance at the event we would be grateful.

If you need match tickets, please let us know how many you need asap and we will do our best to get you them.

The event will be free to attend for paid up members of the IPCC (2 guests per company, 4 per large company) however match tickets if required, wll cost in the region of 170PLN. These tickets will be located amongst the Irish Supporters in the "Away Section"

If you wish to bring additional guests to the event, please let us know.

Should you have any queries please contact Brian at 668 519 462 or

May 25

Warsaw Rugby Festival

  • AWF

Dear all,

Frogs & Co. would like to invite you all to the Warsaw Rugby Festival. The games will take place on Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm on both days at AWF Warszawa, Marymoncka 34. We have 18 mens teams coming, including 1,5 from Ireland (the half being Irish vet students). On site there will be activities for adults and kids (the second group will have more events on Sunday), a beer garden and free entry.

 Here is the link to the tournament highlights of 2014:


Hope you all make it and support our boys in green (Frogs)!

1:00 pm13:00


  • Pub LOLEK

 Dear All,

Pleas join us at the Irish Family Day FROLIC@LOLEK PUB on the 10th of May 2015.


  • GAA - training & match!
  • Irish Dance!
  • Fun & food!

Wear green & invite your friends along!

You can download the invite here.

In order to get a good idea of numbers for activities & food, please register attending children below plus their accompanying adults.

6:30 pm18:30

Saint Patrick Business Networking

Saint Patrick Business Networking

 To mark the Saint Patrick’s Festival Week, Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Chamber of Commerce, are hosting our annual Saint Patrick’s Business Networking at the Warsaw Tortilla Factory on Thursday, March 19 at 1830.

 The evening will be an opportunity to have some traditional Irish food, and an Irish drink or two besides. The event is a great way to offer some Irish hospitality to customers and partners.

 Dress Code is casual, but please try and wear something green!

RVSP to Agnieszka Michalska at Enterprise Ireland

Meeting with Mr. Maciej Reluga, Chief Economist at Bank Zachodni WBK S.A.
5:00 pm17:00

Meeting with Mr. Maciej Reluga, Chief Economist at Bank Zachodni WBK S.A.

  • Sheraton Hotel

Mr. Maciej Reluga, Chief Economist at Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. has kindly agreed to give a presentation to the Chamber on the Polish Economy on Tuesday 13th January2015, venue to be confirmed in Warsaw, at 5pm. Many of you may already know Maciej from previous years, but for those that don’t, he won an award in 2012 from Bloomberg, ranking second in the “most prescient economist in the world”. Entrance will be free for all ICC Members.

7:00 pm19:00

ICC Christmas Mixer

Dear Member,

You are invited to the annual ICC Christmas Mixer at the Tortilla Factory on Thursday 18th December, starting at 7pm.

These events are great opportunities to catch up with both friends and business acquaintances alike, and to perhaps make some new ones, in a convivial, informal atmosphere. Food will be provided.

As this is my first Mixer evening as Chairman, I would particularly like to see as many of you as possible.

Kind regards,


2:00 pm14:00

Christmas Charity Ceile

The Irish Chamber of Commerce has pleasure to invite you to a Christmas Charity Ceile at the Bristol Hotel on the 7th December at 2pm. 

Invited are Irish families and friends living in Warsaw. A professional team of Polish-based Irish dancers & musicians will lead the event which hopefully will have everyone on the dance floor. Teas and coffees, guided tours of the Bristol Hotel and a raffle in aid of the St Patricks Foundation all feature.

More info:

12:00 pm12:00

Central European Technology Event (Dublin)

  • Dublin Ireland

The Irish Chamber of Commerce in Central Europe (i-Cham CE) will be hosting a Central European technology event in conjunction with PwC in Dublin on Monday, 3rd November 2014. The event will bring together Ireland and Central European based technology companies with a view to developing new cross-border business relationships and partnerships. The event is supported by the Irish Exporters Association and Enterprise Ireland.

While the agenda is still being finalised, you can register your interest or seek further information from Jennifer Condon at

As part of i-Cham CE, members from the ICC, Poland are welcome to attend this event.

Details to follow.

8:30 am08:30

Seminar: Medical tourism to Poland including SPA & Wellnes

Trade Section of Polish Embassy in Dublin, Polish National Tourist Office in London and Medical Poland are organizing seminar on medical tourism to Poland including SPA & Wellness with a short introduction to the public and private health care system in Poland.

The main focus of the seminar will be on the medical sector in Poland, and what it can offer for Irish patients. Presentations of selected medical institutions will demonstrate the potential of Polish industry.

You can see the full invite and agenda here

5:30 pm17:30

AGM of Irish Chamber of Commerce Poland + Mixer

  • Embassy of Ireland in Warsaw
Irish Chamber of Commerce Logo

The Annual General Meeting of the Irish Chamber will take place on the 17th September, 5.30pm, at the Irish Embassy in Warsaw. The AGM will discuss the activities and finances of the Chamber over the last year, as well as plans for the coming year.

A feedback survey will soon be distributed to members via email, to assist in the discussion. Come along and give your input on how the Chamber can best support its members and fulfil its mission statement!

The meeting will be followed by a social Mixer - with further details to follow.