10 Sep Report from the XVII Gathering of the Polish Business Club
Dear Members and Friends of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta.
On this occasion I would like to report to all of you, that we have entered into the fourth year of our activity.
It was the last week of August 2011, when Natalia, Marek and myself together with our closest supporter, the First Counsellor of the Trade and Investment Promotion Division, Mr. Roman Morawski, paid an introductory visit to our Polish Ambassador, at that time Mr. Grzegorz Wisniewski.
A few weeks later, on the 21st of October 2011 we held our first gathering at the Marush restaurant at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Twelve of our members together with 12 visitors from Poland started business networking under the name of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta.
Almost three years and sixteen gatherings later, we can summarize our activity with the following facts:
– 115 signed in members,
– 14 nationalities,
– 46 lines of business represented,
– our gatherings taking place in Maroush, Eastern Promise, Turquaz, Murphy’s, Molly’s Malone, the KOI and the JV. Marriott,
– over 800 professionals joined us for our gatherings,
– over 4000 people visited our official websitewww.polclub.biz during over 5000 sessions, with 42 % of them from Indonesia, 20,5 % from Poland, and the rest from other countries.
In October 2012 we signed a sponsorship agreement with Asian Tigers Mobility, a provider of international relocation solutions, www.asiantigersgroup.com , and since then they have been sponsoring each of our events.
In October 2013 we signed with Qatar Airways Indonesia an agreement for a corporate deal for our Club Members to buy tickets for their trips to selected cities in Europe. We are about to extend this agreement, so those of our members who are interested in using Qatar Airways services on the route Jakarta – any city in Europe and get special deals, please contact me directly.
Recently we received for our members an offer of 10% discount from Emirates, for any flight from Jakarta to any of their direct destinations. If you are a Member of our Club, please contact me for details of this offer.
I would like to remind you that the membership to our Club is 500,000 Rp a year for which you will get over 30% discount of the entrance fee for our gatherings and you could place on our website your company’s logo with a link to your website free of charge.
So far, so good, and I think we could carry on……..
Let’s go back to our last week’s gathering.
First of all, I would like to thank our member Michael Olsson, the owner of Shields Indonesia www.shieldssecurity.com , for giving us reliable information about self security in this country.
Thank you, Michael.
I would like to thank our sponsor, the Asian Tigers Mobility www.asiantigersgroup.com for sponsoring that night with some extended volume of beer.
Thank you, Asian Tigers Mobility
I would like to thank the staff of the Eastern Promise Bar & Resto for giving us perfect service. Thank you once again.
I have always tried to be detailed with my gathering reports, and to carry on, I would like to give you some stats again:
– 60 paid guests
– 28 members
– 24 Poles
– 12 regular non member guests
– 18 joining us for the first time
– 3 new members signed in to become club members during our last Thursday gathering
Trying to execute the habit of bringing your name card to our gatherings, as the networking event idea requires. We are proud that the following companies were part of our event:
To cut it short, I would say, another fantastic gathering!
Andrzej / Andy
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