XXXVIII Gathering report

XXXVIII Gathering report

Hello Members and  Friends of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta.
We are ready to invite you to our pre-Christmas Gathering.
Before I give you details of our next event, I would like to thank all of you , who joined us on the 8th of November.

The Eastern Promise Bar & Resto  gave us one more excellent night by serving very delicious Indian Food and preparing audio – video equipment for our presentation. I was the one who promoted the Aqua – Life desalination technology as my boss Mr. Woytek Halicki, the Marketing Director of the company www.aqua-life.com, who was with us that evening, was still experiencing jet-lag.

We also had as guests that night representatives of PT. Global Tekno Indonesia, https://global-tekno.com , the sole agent of this technology in Indonesia

Those of you who would like to see the latest technology (Sea Water Reverse Osmosis) offered by the company which I represent in Indonesia can see it by opening the link below :

https://www.slideshare.net/piotrj/aqua-life-presentation-jakarta-indonesia-82874066

If you have any questions related to this presentation, please contact me directly.

Having the opportunity to relate to you highlights of that evening, I would like to thank our donors that night –

Marek Białogłowy, our vice-chairman, for supporting us with a keg of Heineken beer and Dagfinn Kvemmen, who has already left Indonesia after many years to return to his homeland Norway, for donating a few bottles of Nordic vodka.

Thank you once again, Gentlemen.

Best regards,

Andrzej / Andy

XXXVII Gathering – Report

XXXVII Gathering – Report

Dear Members and Friends of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta,

This month we’​ve entered into the ​seventh year of activity of our Club.

This time provided us many opportunities to meet and talk to many interesting people from Jakarta’s business community. Listening to many presentations during our gatherings by professionals representing reputable local and international companies has deepened our understanding about doing business in Indonesia.

​Lastly – ​our XXXVII gathering, which took place at the Eastern Promise Bar & Resto in KEMANG www.epjakarta.com was another opportunity to meet over 50 professionals and also listen to our regular guest, Piotr Jakubowski the CMO of GO-JEK  www.go-jek.com   and his presentation titled:

” GO-JEK: Out-innovating Global Competition “, which you can find here

The second presentation, given by Chris Bulski the Managing Partner of PendopoLabs  www.pendopolabs.com, Polish – Indonesian consulting agency titled:

” How PendopoLabs builds the Warsaw – Jakarta business bridge “ showed​

us opportunities in adaptation of Polish startups and technologies in Indonesia, which you can find here

​We still have two gatherings ​planned​ this year, but because of our tight overseas trip schedule, ​our next gathering will be on Wednesday the 8th of ​November.

We are preparing another presentation for that night but the title and the venue will be confirmed at the end of October.

The pre-Christmas event is planned to take place on the first Thursday of December.

​Please mark your calendars and see you all there,​

​Andrzej / Andy​

 

Invitation to our XXXVII Gathering

Invitation to our XXXVII Gathering

Dear Members and Friends of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta.
It has been over three months since our last gathering, during which we had followed up our January action for the Polish biggest charity organization – The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity www.en.wosp.org.pl/

As some of you might remember, we had raised over 75 mln IDR that night, and the final counting of money raised worldwide stopped at almost 25 mln USD.

Because that organization has been very active for the last 25 years helping Polish hospitals in buying equipment for Children Wards and recently for Geriatric Wards, some politicians in Poland have suggested the organization for the Noble Peace Award.
Following the popular action in Poland of taking a picture with the hashtag of the Orchestra logo, our guests during the last gathering also participated in that happening.

 

Regarding our next gathering, we are planning to move back to our presentation routine.
For the next evening we will have two interesting presentations:
One presented by Piotr Jakubowski the CMO of GO-JEK  www.go-jek.com  titled:
” GO-JEK: Out-innovating Global Competition “
The second presented by Chris Bulski the Managing Partner of PendopoLabs  www.pendopolabs.com, Polish – Indonesian consulting agancy titled:
“How PendopoLabs builds the Warsaw – Jakarta business bridge”.
So, those of you who will be in Jakarta on the 7th of September and are interested to expand your horizons and meet your friends,  please join us at the Eastern Promise Bar & Resto in Kemanghttp://www.epjakarta.com, where the Polish Business Club in Jakarta will hold its XXXVII Gathering.
Andrzej / Andy
Report from the XXXV Gathering

Report from the XXXV Gathering

Hello Members and Friends of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta.

I would like to inform all of you who could not join us during our last gathering at the end of March, that it was our last meeting with our ambassador H.E. Tadeusz Szumowski and his wife Agata, who have already returned to Poland to enjoy their retirement from diplomacy.
During their almost four years in Jakarta, we experienced the very warm atmosphere created by both of them within the Jakarta expat community and will remember them as very good representatives of the Polish culture.
Both of them visited our gatherings many times and once again I would like to thank them for being with us.
Those of you who will be in Jakarta on the 18th of May,  please join us at the Eastern Promise Bar & Resto in Kemang http://www.epjakarta.com, where the Polish Business Club in Jakarta will hold its XXXVI Gathering.
Best regards,
Andrzej / Andy
Report from the January 2017 Gathering

Report from the January 2017 Gathering

Dear Members and Friends of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta.

On behalf of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta, I would like to thank you all for your help in organizing and conducting the Saturday night (the19th of January) for the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity.

I would like to thank all those who came to our gathering and actively participated in our auctions and in rectifying the piggy banks.

This was a night of a great success and fun.

After gathering all the information on both the auction and donations and counting all the money (including those that are and will be paid directly to the account of the club) and the deduction of certain costs associated with the preparation of the auction we managed to raise for the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity – 75,498,000 Rp.

I am happy and also proud that we were able to perform such a great feat together. Here is a message of thanks from the founder, Jerzy Owsiak:

 

 

For those of you who would like to join us during our next Gathering, please mark your calendar on the 23rd of March. The venue will be confirmed and the reminder will reach you about two weeks before that date. Thanks again see you in March.

Cheers,

Andrzej / Andy

Report from December Gathering

Report from December Gathering

Dear Members and Friends of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta

 

This will be my last report this year and on this occasion I would like to wish you all the best in the coming year 2017.

Our last gathering which took place at Molly Malone’s Irish Pub in Senayan http://www.mollysjakarta.com/  secured us and our guests a pre-Christmas atmosphere. 30++ attendees enjoyed that evening with a lot of conversations, laughs, live music ( yes, the management of Molly’s surprised us with a live band ) and of course, the Christmas Edition of the Belvedere Vodka.

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I think this short note will suffice for this time.   So……………………….…..
 
          On behalf of Natalia and Marek as well as myself.
Report from September & October Gathering

Report from September & October Gathering

Hello Members and Friends of the Polish Business Cub in Jakarta.

I have been busy recently with traveling back and forth to Poland, so there was no time to create and send to you reports from our last two gatherings. I apologize for this and below I will try in a few words to recall to some of you who were present there and those who were not, that in September we started the sixth year of the activity of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta.

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On this occasion, I would like once again to thank the Trade and Investment Promotion Division of the Polish Embassy, the Polish Embassy, and of course you all for supporting us during those five great years.

I would like to thank all of you who introduced to us in a form of presentations interesting fields of Indonesians daily routine ( due- diligence, corruption, IT safety, travel, drinking water, charity, job recruitment, taxes, social work in Papua, housing services and of course Polish – Indonesian trade exchange reports) and also those who sponsored us from time to time with a keg of beer.

Thank you.

I would like to thank almost one and a half thousand guests who visited us during our 30 gatherings.

Thank you all.

Our last two gatherings ( XXXI and XXXII ) had not attracted many guests (25 average ) but the atmosphere as usual was fantastic. Once again our friend Sunil from the Society Wines donated two bottles of wine, and we also spared two bottles of Zubrowka to our Lucky Draw winners.

 

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Everybody had fun and new business connections were initiated.

I would like to thank once again our host the Eastern Promise Bar & Restaurant www.epjakarta.com, for hosting those two nights and for delicious food and professional service.

Report from the XXVII Gathering

Report from the XXVII Gathering

Foremost, I would like to thank our host on that night, the Eastern Promise Bar & Resto www.epjakarta.com , for once again perfect hospitality.

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That day (14th of April) was a very popular party day in the city, so because of several other functions happening we could welcome only 35 guests. Among them was the Polish Ambassador to Indonesia, Mr. Tadeusz Szumowski, with his wife Agata; the representative of the Polish Trade and Investment Promotion Division, Mr. Tomasz Piętka; and also the Founder and Executive Director of Red Nose Foundation www.rednosefoundation.org , Mr. Dan Roberts.

As some of you might remember, during our last gathering we managed to collect 5,000,000 Rp to support 5 children from his foundation to go  Poland to take part in the International Brave Kids Festival http://2016.bravefestival.pl/ by selling photos taken and printed by our friend Piotr –   PIOTRJANIW.BLOGSPOT.COM

This time we sold only 3 photos for 900,000 Rp, but with the help of our other member Rob Davies and his generous gift, the Red Nose Foundation could raise much more money for the same purpose.

Rob, who is a football memorabilia collector, has donated his limited edition framed poster called “Class of 68”.

 

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This is a certified limited-edition poster printed on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the European Cup Final, played at Wembley on May 29 1968, between Benfica Lisbon and Manchester United, and won by MU 4 : 1.

This poster shows the medal collected by winners and also autographs of: Alex Stepney, Pat Crerand, Brian Kidd, John Aston, Bill Foulkes, Tony Dunne, Sir Bobby Charlton, David Sadler, Shay Brewnan, Nobby Stiles, Denis Law and George Best who played that game.

I hope that the value of this is very high for football enthusiasts and the charity donation will even double or triple it.

If you are interested in donating money for Red Nose Foundation by buying this poster please contact directly Dan at  dan@rednosefoundation.org

The moment we heard about Rob’s donation, this photo was taken as proof of the deal.

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from the left to the right: H.E. Tadeusz Szumowski, Rob, myself and Dan.

We had a fantastic time that evening with some new guests joining us at the EP Sports Bar for the first time.

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So, to continue our networking quality time, I would like to invite you to join us at our XXVIII Gathering of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta.

See you at the next meeting on Thursday, the 26th of May, details to be included in email.

Cheers,

Andrzej / Andy

Report from the XXVI Gathering

Report from the XXVI Gathering

Last Thursday night was supposed to be just one of our regular gatherings, but a small coincidence created a fantastic outcome of the evening.

Let’s start from the beginning.

Our XXVI gathering – the first of this year – was hosted by Molly Malone’s and once again I would like to thank Trevor, the manager of Molly’s, his staff and also Killian & his wife Irene, the owners, who were also present there, for their perfect hospitality. Food and the service were excellent.

The evening, which unfortunately not many confirmed, still yielded a crowd of almost 40 and gave all of us, especially me, a lot of satisfaction.

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Fuji_PBCFEB2016-2676Just to remind you: all of our guests who join us during our gathering and leave their name cards with the www link on it, will have their companies directly thanked for their participation.

Last week we welcomed:

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www.dzakarta.msz.gov.pl             www.jakarta.trade.gov.pl             www.britcham.or.id               .www.hartrodt.com www.berryglade.com                            www.shieldsecurity.com               www.jisedu.or.id              www.kaeserindo.com

www.murphysjakarta.com            www.maintama.com                     www.senoedhie.com                www.SantFeRelo.com

www.rednosefoundation.org       www.comoeng.com.au       www.kopexcontractors.co.id   www.geoox.dk

www.tower-bersama.com            www.polindopartners.com           www.itsecasia.com               www.beaconesia.com

 

It happened that on that day, according to our Catholic religion, as Poland is one of the well-recognized Catholic nations, was Shrew Thursday, so two of our wonderful Polish ladies (Ela & Beata) brought home-made FAWORKI, called Angel Wings  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_wings in English.

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At the time of the serving of those ANGEL WINGS, we were already aware of a fantastic opportunity to “test” our guests – a sensitive approach to charity actions.

One of our Polish friends, Piotr Janiw, during his five year stay in this country has developed into a very devoted bike rider (crazily so, I would say), and at the same time a photographer. Now based in Indonesia as an executive of a foreign company, Piotr brought us that night a big surprise – over 25 poster size prints of his photos taken during his trips around Indonesia – which he intended to share with interested guests.

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Recently he has been working on his blog site ( www.piotrjaniw.blogspot.com ), which I would recommend to all of you who would like to see Indonesia from a different prospective, that of an expat who has lived in many countries around the world before coming to Indonesia.

By pure coincidence, the gathering included Dan Roberts, the Founder and the Executive Director of the Yayasan Hidung Merah / the Red Nose Foundation, www.rednosefoundation.org

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We, as the Polish Business Club, had helped this organization to raise some founds in the past, therefore Dan arrived that night to our gathering to explore with us some options to raise some funds – their organization had been invited for the second time to Poland to take part in the Brave Kids Festival http://www.bravekids.eu/en/p/idea and naturally, funds are necessary to send Indonesian children to Poland.

Having those two people in the same room, with initially different purposes for being there, created a perfect opportunity to “to take an advantage of our guests” and sell Piotr’s prints and donate the funds to Red Nose.

Believe it or not, ALL of the prints were exchanged for the sum of 5,000,000 Rp, which will go to the Red Nose Foundation project of sending Indonesian children to Poland for the Brave Kids Festival.

I would like to thank our guest that night for their generosity. THANK YOU FOR YOUR BIG HEARTS.

If any of you would like to contribute to this project as well, please contact Dan Roberts at: dan@rednosefoundation.org

and if you would like ask Piotr about his sometimes crazy bike adventures, he is available at:

piotr.janiw@gmail.com

Cheers,

Andrzej/Andy