17 Dec Chairman’s Report: November/December 2011
Hello Dear Members,
The year 2011 is coming to the end and some of us probably have New Year resolutions and hopes for a better tomorrow. We would like to improve ourselves and come to the year 2012 with more prospects for business and of course stay in good health. This is what I wish you all sincerely.
The last six weeks, since my October Report, went rather quiet but with two pieces of good news for our Club.
The first one is: We have gone INTERNATIONAL……………
Our Honorary member the Counsellor of the Trade & Investment Promotion Section in Jakarta, Mr. Roman Morawski, at the beginning of December went with an official visit to Timor Leste.
Conducting a seminar to promote Polish exports and investments, he also promoted our Polish Business Club.
As a result of that, the Chairman of the National Union for Small Enterprises, Mr. Francisco da Costa Cabral Lai, has shown interest to join the Polish Business Club in Jakarta as he is very interested in importing from Poland all sorts of commodities.
We also already have two Club members residing in Poland with some contacts with businesses in Indonesia, and I am expecting two more to join us very soon.
We could also invite to join us the two to-date unidentified ladies in the photo below, who promoted the Polish Business Club in Timor Leste ;))) ……………………..why not? ;)))
The second wonderful news is the turn out for our second PBC meeting which took place at the Eastern Promise Pub on the 15th of December.
We had gathered 25 members and friends for our first meeting in September, but a record to-date of 45 people enjoyed that December evening together. This time not only some wives of our members supported our Club but also many distinguished guests from other business Clubs paid us a visit.
A strong Swedish contingent arrived of five gentlemen with companions, led by the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Swedish Business Association, Mr. Per Brandt and Mr. Ake Lindstrom. The former Chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Michael Olsson with his wife was also there.
Mr Peter Vaunghan, the Executive Director of the Indonesia Norway Business Council, brought three guests with him. We had also French, British, Spanish, Australian, Indonesian, and Indian professionals with us joining the conversations and networking that night.
I would say that gathering was a full, memorable success.
Full promotion of Polish Business Club hospitality by its Chairman was recorded………………….
Pernod – Ricard, the owner of WYBOROWA vodka, can perhaps support us next time. Many WYBOROWA bottles were emptied to spread joy and Christmas cheer among the gathered members and guests.
At the end of my Report, I would like also to inform you that within 5 months of its activity the Polish Business Club in Jakarta already has 42 registered members and I hope until my next report, the number will exceed a round number of fifty.
Once again I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Andrzej (Andy) Jakubowski
Chairman of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta
For more pictures take a look at the gallery below: