Report from the XIX Gathering

Report from the XIX Gathering

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

First, I would like to thank all of you who found time and joined us last Thursday. For the second time in the row, the number of gatherers surpassed 60.

That evening, as the pre-Christmas Gathering, was very unique with a lot of fun, and for some also quite fortunate.

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For the first time we had organized some extra sponsors, who donated many vouchers for dinners/lunches to the Lucky Draw.

Naturally, this time all of our guests were willing to decorate our cork board with they name cards, and some even created them with pen and paper at the last moment before the Lucky Draw started.

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I would like to thank all of our sponsors that evening, starting with the Asian Tigers Mobility

www.asiantigers-mobility.com for sponsoring all of our 6 events this year. I hope that we will be able to extend our business relationship for the year 2015 and your logo and representatives will be present during our next year gatherings.

I would like to convey special thanks to :

–     The Ritz Carlton, Jakarta, Pacific Place  http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/JakartaPacificPlace/Dining/Pacific_Place/Default.htm

for donating two lunch/dinner vouchers and giving to our club members a 10%  discount for the whole year 2015 at their PACIFIC RESTAURANT & LOUNGE, 6th FLOOR

–      JW Marriott Jakarta, www.marriott.com/jktjw for donating two lunch/dinner vouchers and giving to our club members a 25% discount for the whole year 2015 at their Salendra Restaurant, a 20%  discount at Pearl Restaurant and a 15% discount at the Blu Martini Bar,

–     Anatolia, Maroush, Front Row, Cater King  , www.nomi-inc.co.id  for donating four lunch/dinner vouchers and giving to our club members a 20% discount for the whole year 2015 at their restaurants,

–      EL GRECO Gourment Cafe for donating two lunch/dinner vouchers and giving to our club members a 10%  discount for the whole year 2015 at their place at Setiabudi 2, Kuningan,

–      Turkuaz – Turkish Cusine & Baklava House, www.turkuazrst.com, for donating two lunch/dinner vouchers,

–      Eastern Promise Bar & Restaurant, www.epjakarta.com, for donating not only two lunch/dinner vouchers but also for a great atmosphere and perfect service during our gatherings,

–      Molly Malone’s Irish Pub, www.mollysjakarta.com , for donating not only two lunch/dinner vouchers but also for a great atmosphere and perfect service during our gatherings,

–      Sunil Melwani from Society Wines for donating 2 bottles of wine,

–      Dan from My Wine Supplier  for donating 2 bottles of wine as well

    and also

            ALAM BAHASA  www.alambahasa.com, our member from Jogyakarta for coming specially to our gathering and distributing to our guests their small 2015 table calendars.

THANK YOU ALL !!!!!!!!

  I would like to extend special thanks to the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, Mr. Tadeusz Szumowski, for visiting us that night together with his family. 

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Not only the Polish Embassy in Jakarta was represented that night, but also the Trade & Investment Promotion Division, the First Counsellor Mr. Roman Morawski led his office representation.

For the first time we also welcomed a representative of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, an expert from the Department of Foreign Policy Strategy, Mrs. Lidia Powirska.

Generally, our gatherers represented the following industries, departments and offices:

www.jakarta.polemb.net            www.jakarta.trade.gov.pl        www.polclub.biz           www.heritagejkt.org

www.limabintang.com                www.tower-bersama.com      www.nexus.com          www.asiantigers-mobility.com

www.elemental-technology.com   www.kopexcontractors.co.id   www.jisedu.or.id        www.ydigital.asia

www.indoexpat.tv                       www.salutario.com                www.lux4home.com     www.cocoaindonesia.com 

www.karyamandirilestari.com    www.murphysjakarta.com     www.mollysjakarta.com    www.straallsen.com

www.nbogroup.com                   www.wilhelmsen.com            www.contromation.co.id   www.emedialab.net

www.alambahasa.com               www.chiroindo.co.id              www.avrist.com                www.olx.co.id

www.nordfinans.com                  www.veris-consulting.com

As the temperature in the room was rising and more and more of our guests were wining different vouchers and bottles of wine, we continued  and successfully finished the auction of our precious possession – the autographed Manchester United jersey. As you might remember the money collected from this auction will be donated to the ISCO Foundation  http://iscofoundation.org  which is active in bringing education to over 2,500 disadvantaged children in Indonesia.

Our member Dagfinn Kvammen for the second time has shown his generosity and warm heart. He decided to share his happiness and wealth with those who need it, and offered 20,000,000 Rp for that jersey. Another 2,500,000 Rp was donated to this project by Matt, also our Club’s member.

Once again THANK YOU Dagfinn & Matt

Together with Dagfinn we went last Wednesday to deliver the money to the ISCO Foundation, which happened to be the

Alpenstammtisch International” (ASI) International Networking

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With all of the festivities on Thursday the 11th of December 2014 at Molly Malone’s Irish Pub, I would say that we as the Polish Business Club, have finished the year 2014 with a Big Bang, so to keep it rolling in the right direction at the right speed, I would like to wish you a…………………………………

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Cheers,

Andrzej / Andy

Chairman’s Report: October 2014

Chairman’s Report: October 2014

I would like to share with you some info related to our Club activity in October 2014.

At the beginning of October, from the 2nd to 5th, together with my wife Beata, I visited UBUD, Bali, during the 11th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival.

Over 150 writers from more than 25 countries participated in discussing global issues and sharing ideas as well as their great stories under the theme Saraswati: Wisdom & Knowledge.

 http://www.ubudwritersfestival.com/

My personal attention was directed to one of the guests:

Adam Michnik,  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Michnik  ,  editor-in-chief of Gazeta Wyborcza, the first independent newspaper in Poland. He is also the co-founder of Committee for Defence of Workers, and a member of the first non-communist parliament.

“A former dissident who spent six years in prison, Adam Michnik has recorded the shifting European political aspects for four decades and shared with his audience forecast for Europe in lights of Putin’s recent incursions”.

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The Polish community in Bali is smaller than the one in Jakarta, but during two presentations given by Mr. Michnik nearly 25 Poles attended, including Jakarta-based His Excellency Tadeusz Szumowski the ambassador of Republic of Poland in Indonesia, my wife Beata and myself.

Some of us even took some pictures with the famous Polish visitor.

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On the 9th of October at the fashionable SKYE Bistro & Lounge, an E-Commerce Partnership Gathering was held, organized by Polish Foundation of IT Transfer “ SHARE” www.sharefoundation.co , in cooperation with our Club and under honorary patronage of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Jakarta. E-Commerce Partnership Gathering is an exclusive international networking event, providing a know-how exchange platform dedicated to E-Commerce professionals.

 

The Head of Trade and Investment Promotion Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Mr. Roman Morawski, opened the Gathering with the introduction of the Polish ICT Market in 2013.

After that, guest speakers from Poland representing the following companies:

talked about “Knowledge & technology transfer between Poland and Indonesia,” how “The anonymity of the online world media is unprofitable,” what are the “Best practices for social media marketing,” how “Social media: analyze, optimize, execute!” and how “Shaping consumption habits in Indonesia with online classifieds” can be done.

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Patrons, supporters and organizers from left to right:

Mr. Roman Morawski – Head of Trade & Investment Promotion Section, myself, Natalia Sintadewi – Vice Chairwoman of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta, Michal Palma – President of SHARE Foundation, Jan Zajac – CEO of Sotrender, Tomasz Cholast – CEO of Joy Intermedia ASEAN, Tomasz Pietka – First Secretary of Head of Trade & Investment Promotion Section, Marek Bialoglowy – Vice Chairman of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta, Michal Sadowski – CEO of Brand24,

The guest speakers from Indonesia were the founders and co-founders of the following companies:

 

Over 100 guests enjoyed that Thursday afternoon mixed with professional speeches, delicious food, live music and a spectacular view, including a marvelous sunset seen from the 56 floor of the Menara BCA building in Central Jakarta.

 

On the same day in the morning, the 9th COSMOBEAUTE 2014, www.cosmobeauteasia.com,

the largest Beauty Trade Exhibition in Indonesia, opened in the Jakarta’s Convention Hall.

For three days over 230 companies from 17 countries exhibited latest trends ranging from skincare, cosmetics, slimming, health, aesthetics and beauty equipment.

Considering visible grow of exports of Polish cosmetics, which in the last few years has been increasing by 25% annually, the Trade and Investment Promotion Section of the Polish Embassy, representing 29 Polish companies, took part in this event. The Polish Business Club in Jakarta and the Polish Embassy also tried to show their support of the endeavor.

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From the left to right: myself, Mr Igor Kaczmarczyk – Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Republic of Poland, Mr. Roman Morawski – Head of Trade & Investment Promotion Section and Mr. Tomasz Pietka – First Secretary of Head of Trade & Investment Promotion Section.

On the 16th of October we hosted our XVIII Polish Business Club Gathering.

Another success not only because of the excellent venue ( Eastern Promise Pub & Restaurant http://epjakarta.com/ ) , delicious food and service, but also the number of attendees.

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Once again over 60 people from the following industries joined us that night:

www.jakarta.trade.gov.pl       www.dzakarta.msz.gov.pl      www.jakarta.diplo.de

www.lavinta.com                    www.alambahasa.com            www.joyintermedia.com

www.epjakarta.com                www.emedialab.net                www.dbschenker.com

www.turquazrst.com              www.murphysjakarta.com     www.indoexpat.tv

www.takeda.com                    www.wilhelmsen.com                        www.1rstWAP.com

www.nomi-inc.co.id               www.accorhotels.com/asia     www.kopexcontractors.co.id

www.ydigital.asia                   www.sibschool.com               www.hardscrabblephotography.com

www.laio.com                         www.drindonesia.com            www.senoedhie.com

www.tower-bersama.com       www.thepermithouse.com     www.caffeflores.com

www.veris-consulting.com     www.nexus-w.com                 www.polclub.biz

 

Those of you who pinned your business card to our Famous Cork Board ( below ) have their companies listed above. Some of the guests had no websites included in their name cards that is why the number of name cards below varies from the links above.

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The popularity of our Club is growing and 27 people came to our gathering for the first time, including 16 Poles. Two new members freshly signed up enlarge Club membership to 120 members.

To those of you who because of various reasons could not make it that night, I would like to introduce ALAM BAHASA Jogyakarta,  www.alambahasa.com   a unique Indonesian language school, which specializes in teaching expats, including diplomats, during their 2 to 8 week-long courses. They have joined our Club as 117th members.

During our gathering they gave a short presentation “Why we are the chosen one” to explain to our members that it is not only the 20% discount extended to our members that should interest us, but also the quality and methods of teaching they offer.

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Their presentation, which included an interactive part with our guests, was very interesting and those of you who would like to learn or master Indonesian please have a look into the attachment for details about the Alam Bahasa promotion.

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Thank you Swanny & Desy

Talking about discounts, for the time being we have finished our venture with Qatar Airways, but for the Club members and their immediate family who are interested in flying with EMIRATES there is a 10% discount on all of fares ex-Jakarta to all their on line destinations valid until the end of January 2015.

And for food connoisseurs, we have just received an offer of 10% discounts from Authentic Greek and Mediterranean Healthy Home Style Cuisine Gourmet Cafe   EL GRECO , located at Setiabudi One , 10 % discount from The Ritz Carlton Pacific Place on food at Pacific Restaurant & Lounge and generous 20% discount from our member Pak. Adji, who is in charge of Anatolia, Maroush and Front Page restaurants. See the   www.nomi-inc.co.id

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To summarize another successful PBC Gathering, I would like to also thank our member Pak Sunil Melwani, for donating on behalf of the Society Wines two bottles of wine as the raffles prices, and of course our main sponsor that night, the Asian Tigers Mobility for sponsoring half of the beer.

Knowing that the month of December will be for most of you very busy attending different pre-Christmas parties, I would like to inform you that the Polish Business Club will be organizing its XIX Gathering on Thursday, the 11th of December.

Hoping to tap into your generosity before Christmas time, I will proceed with an auction of the Manchester United jersey autographed by some of the most famous former players of that club.

 

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As I have informed you some time ago, all of the money will be donated to the foundation run by Mr. Joseph Fush – www.iscofoundation.org

Until next time!

Cheers,

 

Andrzej / Andy

 

 

Report from the XVII Gathering of the Polish Business Club

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 website www.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:

www.nischeplacements.com       www.kellys-express.com               www.mwgroup.net

www.mpm-auto.com      www.eskimo-hvacar.id                  www.shieldssecurity.com

www.bmolsson.net         www.dbschenker.com             www.polclub.biz      www.sibschool.com

www.tower-bersama.com            www.prodigylearningcenter.co.id              www.thepermithouse.com

www.mollysjakarta.com               www.micromine.com     www.kopexcontractors.com               www.lavinta.com

www.senoedhie.com      www.eurocham.or.id               www.dzakarta.msz.gov.pl/           www.mpm-rent.com

www.asean-iprhelpdesk.eu                www.nexus-w.com          www.joyintermedia.com

www.salutrio.com           www.cocoaindonesia.com           www.lux4home.com

www.karyamandirilestari.com     www.rhodiumoak.com          www.youripinsider.eu

 

To cut it short, I would say, another fantastic gathering!

Cheers,

Andrzej / Andy

 

More Pictures Below:

Report from the XV Gathering of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta

Report from the XV Gathering of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta

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

 

 

For the fifteenth time already we managed to organize our Club’s gathering, since it started its activity in August 2011.

The number of our signed-in members is growing also, and by last Thursday we have welcomed a total of 109 members.

 

Those who could make it that night ( unfortunately none of our sponsors/supporters was present ) had a lot of fun not only because of the new venue  –  Molly Malone’s Irish Pub in Arcadia Senayan  http://www.mollysjakarta.com/ , but also because of the atmosphere we managed to create.

 

Almost 60 guests and members gathered, representing the businesses below:

www.polclub.biz
www.jakarta.polemb.net
www.jakarta.trade.gov.pl/id
www.eurocham.or.id 
www.veris-consuling.com

www.giz.de
www.mazars.co.id
www.kopexcontractors.co.id
www.micromine.com
www.nicheplacements.com
www.nokiasimensnetworks.com
www.vdb-loi.com
www.wilhelmsen.com/shipsservice
www.geoox.dk
www.nexus-w.com
www.lavinta.com

www.santaferelo.com
www.tower-bersama.com
www.salutario.com
www.cocoindonesia.com

www.lux4home.com
www.karyamandirilestari.com
www.rhodiumoak.com
www.aaji.or.id
www.accorhotels.com/asia
www.bmolsson.net
www.akigroup.co.id

www.jisedu.or.id
www.vmlqais.com
www.soget.fr

With great assistance from the staff of Molly Malone’s and Manager Trevor Hough, all had a lot of fun, I presume, and took full advantage of the opportunity to build up their networking contacts.

Not only is the number of our members growing, but also the number of the countries they come from.

They represent 18 different nationalities.

Because of that, I introduced to them a small part of our rich culture (especially the one which involves the female part of Polish nation) by showing to them the recently very famous Polish video clip  ” My Slowianie “, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syMhJMmGEIc  ,  which you can translate to ” We, the Slavs. ”

 

There was no English version available last Thursday, but I think that there was not even one moment of misunderstanding, and almost everybody was very focused on watching, as you could see in the picture below :

Their attention to the TV screen was much better than listening to any of the speakers at any of the gatherings I have attended before.

You see…. the Polish culture is very, very interesting. ;)))

The second  “attention grabber” that night was an auction of the autographed jersey of the of the captain of the Polish National Soccer Team, Kuba Blaszczykowski, who is also the captain of the second best team from Germany’s Bundesliga – Borussia Dortmund.

 

As you all know already, the money from the auction will be going to support the six children from the RED NOSE FOUNDATION

http://www.rednosefoundation.org/  to travel this summer for two weeks to Poland to take part in the  Brave Kids Festival

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4f7hpW1kfM

 

We managed to help them with a 5,000,000 Rp donation – the winner of this  “one man race” was Lennart Stockman, our Norwegian member, who is the Genaral Manager of Wilhelmsen Ships Service   www.wilhelmsen.com/shipsservice

    

On behalf of the RED NOSE FOUNDATION, I would like to THANK YOU, Lennart.

 

After the auction we continued enjoying conversations and meeting new people, and if I am not mistaken more than 15  joined us for the first time that night. There were so many things to say or to listen to what others where saying, that some of us stayed nearly until 1 A.M.

 

Another great gathering as you can see in the pictures below:

More pictures from the event will be posted on our website www.polclub.biz. Those of you with Facebook accounts can also see more photos posted on the official Molly Mallone’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/mollysjakarta, search for the post from the 3rd or 4th of April.

 

Cheers,

Andrzej / Andy

 

Special thanks to Mrs. Elzbieta Morawska for taking the photos:

 

Chairman’s Report: February 2014

Chairman’s Report: February 2014

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

 

We are almost at the end of February but until now I have not inform you about the follow-up of the charity auction sale during our December Gathering.

As some of you might still remember, we have auctioned a Polish National Soccer Team jersey with the autograph of the teams captain Kuba Blaszczykowski. The money was dedicated to support education of children from KAWAH IJEN village in South of Java ( see the video – http://vimeo.com/76025904 )

 

Two of our members were very generous and we managed to collect 8,500,000 Rp

Just after the Gathering, I have started very quickly an email conversation with the founder of the Project Heinz von Holzen, who send  me immediately a response :

 

“Good morning Andrzej and thank you so very much for this kind note.

I am proud and touched that the introduction to the Porters of Kawah Ijen touched your heart and that you have forwarded the message to your friends and associates. We will be back in East Java at the end of January to hand over more support for the porters and their children. So fare we have 140 packets ready with cloth. Then we will give 300 porters a pair of shoes and a simple mask to protect them from the poisons fumes. This time we have already sufficient funds to sponsor 30 more kids to go to school for one year. 

No need to mention that we would be delighted to get some more support from your side of Indonesia.

I will definitely keep you posted on our activities, and look forward meeting you when you get back to Bali in January.

Wishing you terrific weekend and the very best regards from the island of Gods. 

 

Heinz”

 

This note gave me more confidence to be involved into this project and during may visit to Bali at the end of January I have presented  Heinz with the donation from the Polish Business Club:

 

We had spend some time talking about this project, ideas how to improve the villagers lives and of course how to use this money.  We decided that before he goes there in the middle of April ( I might assist him ) he will give me sort of a” business plan ” how to use the 10,000,000 Rupias donated by our Club.

For the time being, if you are interested about Heinz’s January trip to Kawah Jien you can read his report here.

 

Those of you who are professionals in the engineering field and who would like to take a challenge in trying to design a device that distributes the weight evenly on both shoulders which could be the biggest help to this project, please read detailed info in this report.

 

Regards

 

Andrzej

Chairman | Polish Business Club Jakarta

Report from the XIV Gathering of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta

Report from the XIV Gathering of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta

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

 

I would like to share with you some details related to our last week’s gathering. The XIV Gathering.

As you all have noticed from my invitation, we started this year with upgrading our meeting place.

We chose the Blu Martini at the JW Marriott at first. And this was the right decision. Good food, the right atmosphere and a big turn-out gave us a perfect and enjoyable evening.

So, I would like to take a moment and say Thank You to the management and staff of the JW Marriott www.marriott.com/jktjw and Blu Martini for giving us a good time.

I would like to thank this year’s main sponsor, the Asian Tigers Mobility   www.asiantigers-mobility.com for sponsoring beer that night and also our new member no. 103, Mr. Sunil Melwani from the Society Wines ( societywines@gmail.com ) for sponsoring most of our red wine.

Once again, Thank You All.

Gathered were 56 guests, 31 of whom were our Club members with wives, husbands or partners. 19 people came for the very first time, giving us a feeling that our Club is gaining more and more popularity within Jakarta’s business society.

Six of our guests were regulars who join our meetings once in a while when in town.

 

Some of you might remember that some time last year we introduced during our gatherings, which have a major purpose of networking, a cork board for your name cards to pin on it. This innovation has a triple advantage:

1. Looking at it, you will see who is in the room you might need to make contact with.

2. Your email address will be automatically registered to our mailing list so you can get reports and invitations to the next gatherings.

3. If your name card has a www. website info, it will be mentioned in our report as well.

 

 

Last Thursday we noted the presence of representatives of the following companies.

www.jakarta.polemb.net                                             www.jakarta.trade.gov.pl                                  www.polclub.biz

www.marriott.com/jktjw                                              www.asiantigers-mobility.com                       www.eurocham.or.id

www.epic-technology.com                                         www.rp-ds.com                                              www.geoox.dk

www.akigroup.co.id                                                    www.ptfi.co.id                                                 www.kellys-express.com

www.wilhelmsen.com/shipservice                            www.laio.com                                                www.tractus-asia.com

www.sibscool.com                                                        www.duepunti.co.id                                       www.vmlqais.com

www.thepermithouse.com                                         www.kopexcontractors.co.id                         www.towerbersama.com

www.limabintang.com

 

We also welcomed four new members to enlarge our Club to consist of 106 members.

Talking about members, I would like to remind you that after we introduced our new membership cards, you ( the members ) can purchase Qatar Airways tickets with an exclusive corporate deal ( terms and conditions apply ) and also, thanks to the courtesy of the JW Marriott, receive discounts up to:

25% discount on buffet for lunch and dinner, excluding Sunday Branch at Salendra Restaurant,

20%  discount on a la carte and weekend Yamcha at Pearl Restaurant,

15%  discount on for food and beverages at Blu Martini ( alcohol and non alcohol except alcohol by bottle ),

10% discount for items except alcohol beverages at Cake Box.

One membership ID is valid for maximum 10 persons.

Black Out Dates for this offer apply.

 

Coming back to our last week gathering, some time after 10 P.M. unexpectedly we welcomed Guests of Honor, H.E

Ambasador of the Republic of Poland, Mr. Tadeusz Szumowski with his wife Agata Szumowska. Since this was his first official contact with the Polish Community, everybody including the Committee of the Polish Business Club tried to take advantage of the situation and take a picture with them.

 

 

With this optimistic accent of support from the most important persons at the Embassy of Poland, the Polish Business Club in Jakarta

finished its XIV Gathering around midnight and is ready to take further steps to work on organizing the next gathering, which will take place in the first week of April.

About the exact date and place you will all be informed around the middle of March.

 

Wishing you all the best,

Andrzej / Andy

 

See more photos below:

 

 

Chairman’s Greetings: January 2014

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

In my first letter this year, I would like to wish you once again a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2014.

As a Club, we started our activities this year by meeting our new Polish Ambassador, H.E. Tadeusz Szumowski, who arrived in Jakarta at the beginning of January.

 

Together with the Head of the Trade and Investment Promotion Division, Mr. Roman Morawski, Natalka and myself, we paid him a visit at his office. During that meeting all parties fully agreed to support each other in business and promotion activities.

 

                                             from the left: Counsellor Roman Morawski, Natalka Sintadewi, H.E. Tadeusz Szumowski, myself

 

Starting the new calendar year, most of us come up with New Years Resolutions – generally how to improve our family and business activities. Good luck with your endeavors to all of you.

From my side, I will be trying to improve / enrich your contact with us as a Polish Business Club Member.

The first improvement will be the issuance of newly redesigned Membership Cards to all of the members who paid  the membership fees on time, as seen below:

This new card, with the validity mentioned on it, will allow you to dine at JW. Marriott in Jakarta with up to 25% discount.

As all of the promotions have   ” * conditions apply ”  , for those who are  interested in spending less money for meals and drinks at this 5 Star Hotel, please have a look at the attachment.

 

Some of you have New Year Resolutions very closely concerning our Club as well, so with a great pleasure I would like to announce that

www.asiantigers-mobility.com    have decided to extend their sponsorship support for all of the year 2014.

If you were not aware of this – they are sponsoring the cold beer during our gatherings! Thank you Bill and all of your staff!

 

To finish my first this year Info-Letter, I would like also proudly share with you the Bloomberg survey report, which says that

“Poland Ranked Best for Business in East Europe and Central Asia”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-21/poland-ranked-best-for-business-in-east-europe-and-central-asia.html

 

Not bad, not bad at all… go Poland………………..

Cheers,

 

Andrzej / Andy

Chairman’s Report: September 2013

Chairman’s Report: September 2013

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

With great pleasure and satisfaction I would like to share with you the latest news related to our Club’s activity.

The first one will be a follow up of the raising of money for the charity project  “Hand by Hand Indonesia”  by selling of soccer memorabilia.
                                    
                                                     
As you might remember, during the last gathering we had managed to sell the book  “Celtic Triumph” for 500,000 Rp to Graham Garven from PT. VDB Loi Indonesia  www.vdb-loi.com and  accept 500,000 Rp from a generous guest.
Once again THANK YOU both.
The four remaining programs had been sold recently for 3,000,000 Rp with the help of one of our members, Rob Davis from Cobra Group Indonesia  www.cobra.co.id   THANK YOU Rob.
This is only 4,000,000 Rp and I am still waiting for a generous buyer of the Polish National Soccer team  jersey with the autograph of the captain Kuba Blaszczykowski   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jakub_B%C5%82aszczykowski

                                             
This jersey will be offered for sale during our next gathering at the end of this month  ( details below ).


On the 26th of October the IB English B HL Service Project of Jakarta International School is organizing for the children from the supported  school a 6-a-side soccer tournament ( four eight-player teams of grade 5 & 6 ) in which the winning prize will be Adidas soccer shoes donated by one of our friends and supporters ,Mr. Wojciech Kur. THANK YOU Wojtek.
As far as I know, the organizers are still looking for sponsors of drinks and snacks for that tournament.

And now ………….the most important info :

On the  27th of September in the presence of the Counselor of the Polish Embassy in Jakarta, Mr. Igor Kaczmarczyk, our Vice- Chairwoman Mrs. Natalia Sintadewi Harsono, Sales Executive of Qatar Airways in Indonesia http://www.qatarairways.com/id/en/homepage.page,
Mr. Rulan Hersono and Sales Manager Mrs. Luciana O Siwu,  I signed the Corporate Travel Agreement with Qatar Airways.

 The Agreement starting on the 1st of October 2013, gives exclusively to all of the members & families of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta the right to purchase airplane tickets from Jakarta to WARSAW, VIENNA, MUNICH, FRANKFURT & BERLIN at prices discounted by 20 to 35 % depending on booking class. On the route from Warsaw to Jakarta, the discount will be 5% for the Business Class and 10% for the Economy Class.
Conditions apply.

                           
If you would like to know more about that opportunity of buying discounted tickets to Europe, join us at the XII Gathering of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta where the representatives of Qatar Airways in Indonesia will present the deal and all aspects and opportunities of using their services. 

so,
following our good experience combined with perfect hospitality, the Eastern Promise Bar & Resto in Kemang http://www.easternpromise-jakarta.com/,  will be our venue on Thursday,  the 24th of October 2013.

We are inviting you there from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The entrance rules are the same as before:

200,000 Rp fee for the Club Member (whose wives/girlfriends pay the same amount)

 

and

 

300,000 Rp for non-members and their guests.

We will provide a buffet dinner ( Indian food ) , free flow of beer, red/white wine, soft drinks & mixers and some Polish vodka WYBOROWA.

On the same night we will host for the last time our present sponsor the ASIAN TIGER MOBILITY  http://www.asiantigersgroup.com/  with whom our one year sponsorship contract expires.

Mark your calendar for that night and see you there.

Because we have some conditions related to the rent of the facility and services during our gatherings,please confirm, PLEASE REALLY DO CONFIRM your attendance by responding to this mail, to say that YOU ARE or that YOU ARE NOT coming (regrets are also important!).

Tenth Gathering of the Polish Business Club

Tenth Gathering of the Polish Business Club

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

Being busy with preparations for my annual vacation, I have procrastinated with writing to you about our last Gathering earlier. My apologies.

This was the 10th one since the establishment of our Club ( August 2011 ) and I will call it another success.
As those of you who had been attending our previous gatherings the Eastern Promise Bar & Resto before know, we had been welcomed once again with the same  perfect hospitality. 

This gathering was quite unique.
I had been expecting more “regulars” to join us that night; nevertheless we enjoyed conversations in a group of forty six people.

I would call it sort of a success and an unexpected turn-out since only 13 of them where Poles, 16 were Club Members and 18 came to our gathering for the first time. Those stats might be a little bit confusing, but they also show the growing popularity of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta.

As you all know I am trying to bring to you some interesting speakers, so this time we invited Lisa Chen, the Managing Director of the
ROOM SERVICE Deliveries  www.roomservicedeliveries.com   

She presented her company which “delivers food from various restaurants with various cuisines from leading global brands to local favorites with minimum delivery charges.” The “product that relates to everyone, young, old, single, families, small companies and large corporations for everyone; any individual or group of people wanting their favorite restaurant delivered to their doorstep. “


Please check out their full menu which you can find at :  http://www.roomservicedeliveries.com/Indonesia/Jakarta   We hope you will be happy with this easy way of bringing interesting and various food to your table.

Thank you Lisa.

We had a lot of fun that night, with the last guests leaving after midnight. But most of them were looking forward to our next Gathering.

Because of the extended holiday season related to the schools’ summer holiday during which most of you will be away, we will fully resume our activities at the end of August. I am planning to organize our next, the XI-th Gathering in the first week of September. The time and place will be announced in the middle of August.

So, until then, and have a nice holiday.

Cheers,

Andrzej ( Andy )

Check out more photos below:

Sixth Meeting of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta

Sixth Meeting of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta

Jakarta, November 2012
Dear Members and Friends of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta.

We can call the November 1st gathering another success of our Club.

At the gathering taking place at Murphy’s Irish Pub in Kemang, we have managed to gather 45 people.
I call it success not because of the total number of guests attending, but because we welcomed 20 non-members – many of them for the very first time.

Let’s start from the beginning,

First, I would like to thank our regular supporters for coming – the staff of the Trade & Investment Promotion Division and also the Embassy of the Republic of Poland.  Thank you for your support.

Once again I would like to WELCOME to our Club member number 69 and the official sponsor for our next 5 gatherings:


     

 

Bill Lloyd,the General Manager, has given us an introduction of his company and assured me that investing as a sponsor into our Club’ networking has been a good choice.

Thank you Bill, and we will do our best to keep your expectations alive.
Our 70th member, Robert Davies the CEO of COBRA Group Indonesia   http://www.cobraindonesia.com/, has enlarged our members nationality count ( he is Welsh ) to 12 and and the industry type to 38.


Welcome Rob and I hope you will be satisfied networking with us.

Very, very big thanks should go to our member Joanna Staude-Potocka, the VP marketing of Danone – Aqua Indonesia, for showing us the importance of water in our lives by giving a memorable presentation “Water for Life “.
The acoustics was not perfect, but the essence of that presentation and the performance……. were outstanding.

BRAVO Joanna and thank you for the Aqua ” Reflections ” water you have brought for the evening.

The other thanks should be going the management and staff of Murphy’s, our host that night, for the quality of food and the service we received. Thank you ALL.

As you see there are many people to thank for the success of our gatherings. Going further, I would like also to thank two SENIOR friends for taking part in our networking activity, who regardless of age ( combined 148 years ) and the nationality ( Polish and Swedish ) have met again in Jakarta after more than two years.

Jerzy Mirecki & Roland Litsberger

Taking the last opportunity to introduce our newest members, I would like to present to you the number 71…………. PT. Prathama Line Logistics.

 

 

 

 
Knowing this company for more than 15 years and using it for export and import between Poland and Indonesia, I would recommend their services to anybody who is planning to do so as well.

And this is it for this time.
I am thinking about organizing the next gathering of the Polish Business Club still before the Christmas Holidays, on Thursday the 13th of December.
Please email me whether you will be in town at that time and would be willing to join us for the 7th gathering.

Best regards to all of you,

Andrzej ( Andy )
Chairman | Polish Business Club in Jakarta
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