Report from the XXV Gathering

Report from the XXV Gathering

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


Just a few days are left to the end of this year. The beginning of December is always very busy not only with preparations for a big holiday week or preparing for a trip to your home country but also with moving from one party to another party.

Also our Club celebrated on last Thursday its 25th gathering with almost 50 guests taking part in it, representing:                      and many other companies



The Warung Turki by Turkuaz happened to be a very good choice and all of us present there enjoyed that night, I presume.
Fantastic atmosphere, very delicious food and quite a unique venue gave us an unforgettable evening .

Big thanks to the owners Yanti & Sezai and also to their dedicated staff.

As  this was a pre-Christmas gathering, we decided not to have any business presentation but instead a unique dancing  presentation given by a Belly Dancer. Some of us were in the right mood at that time, ready to join her and also have some extra quality time.

There is nothing more to add, but to wish you ALL a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. And for those who will be in town this coming Saturday, I would like to invite you to a very unique STAND-UP performance organized by the Jakarta Comedy Club  given by our Polish friend Peter Szumowski ” one of the fastest rising stars on the professional international comedy circuit today! ”

Details Below:
(Fez Kemang Rooftop)
Friday December 18th 2015
Doors open 7pm, starts 9.30pm
ONLY Rp200,000 per person
Text 0821 1194 3084
See you in the New Year!
Ninth Gathering of the Polish Business Club

Ninth Gathering of the Polish Business Club

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

Our IXth Gathering is already behind us, and I could proudly call it a huge success.

Before I come to some details of that night, I would like to thank our supporters & sponsors:

The First Chancellor Mr. Romuald Morawski , Head of Trade and Investment Promotion Division of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Indonesia for excellent ,professional  support of the Gathering & welcoming speech to all of the Polish and Indonesian students taking part in that Gathering,

and sponsor : Asian Tigers Mobility – Indonesia,    for sponsoring our fourth event in the row.

I would like also to thank Mr. Jacob Friis Sorensen, the Chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia, for joining us that night and introducing to our guests basic aspects of business relationships between EU and Indonesia,

and of course, I  would like to thank the staff and management of the KOI Kemang restaurant, ,for organizing for us a perfect venue and serving delicious food & cold beverages.

Exactly 60 people were present there on the 15th of April, as a part of the evening to honor 18 Polish students from the Warsaw School of Economic and over 10 from PPM School of Management.

As you might remember, the Polish students came to Indonesia to attend the Emerging Market Business Conference organized by PPM School of Management from Jakarta


All of us had a very good time trying to exchange news from the Polish side related to the educational system for the daily routine and cultural aspects of Indonesia. We as the hosts were trying to advise them how to survive and at the same time to enjoy the short time of their very first visit to this country.

Because of a very tight schedule of that visit, during which after four days in Jakarta all of them moved to Bandung for two days and then to Jogya for another five, only on Tuesday morning we had a chance to talk with them again.

The Trade & Investment Promotion Division and our Club were invited to the Auditorium Bina  Manajemen of the PPM School of Management, where we took a part in the first Session of the Conference, with topics “Entrepreneur is Pioneer of Developing Country “ and “ Economic Growth vs Environmental Awareness.“. Over 200 hundred’s participants were present.

During that first part, the First Secretary of the Trade & Investment Promotion Division, Mr. Tomasz Pietka, introduced to the students of PPM economic information about Poland , business & investment opportunities in relationships with Indonesia.

Our Club also got a few minutes of attention in the form of a presentation about our goals and activity, delivered in Bahasa by our Vice Chairwoman Natalka Sintadewi.


Polish Business Club together with our close supporter, the Trade & Investment Promotion Division, for the last few months tried to monitor and give some advice to the hosts of this Conference, in relation of the visit of the Polish students. As appreciation for our help, the Dean of PPM School of Management, Mr. Martinus Sulisto Rusli, presented the Counsellor Mr. Morawski and myself plaques with the name of their school.

While I was writing this report, the Polish students together with their Indonesian partners, were still enjoying the beauty of the island of Java combined with culture and some educational events, and I hope they will be very satisfied with their stay and the hospitality experienced during their trip.


We have planned already to have our next Gathering on Thursday the 30th of May. Make sure to mark it down in your calendar!




The 5th Meeting of the Polish Business Club

The 5th Meeting of the Polish Business Club

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

Last week during our 5th gathering, which took place at Eastern Promise, we celebrated our first anniversary of existence. For the first time we served a full buffet dinner (Indian Style) for which I would like to thank all of the staff of the EP and especially the manager, our friend Lens Ter Wee. THANK YOU.


We managed to welcome some people (we like to call them friends already) for the first time and one of them has brought for us a special present from Norway. Dagfinn Kvemmen, who is the Director of PT. Jankar Laut Sejehtera, a shipping agency, introduced to us the famous LINIE AQUAVIT.  Thank You, Dagfinn.

For those who do not know the story of this vodka, please visit:

We have been so enthusiastic trying the SPIRIT of NORWAY that I forgot about the most important thing prepared for that night.

As you all probably remember from the invitation for that evening sent to you earlier, I brought from Poland a Polish National Soccer Team official jersey with the autograph of the captain Kuba Błaszczykowski.

Natalka, our Chairwoman, took over the leadership for that moment and fantastically motivated the bidders (there were four of them) to increase the selling price.

Starting from one million as the asking price, we could hear people bidding 2 mln, 300 USD, 3.5 mln, 4 mln and finally finishing at 4,750, 000 Rp.

Our happy winner and very generous donor was Brendan Pound, a member of the Polish Business Club  since September last year, professionally an executive from the Tower Bersama Group.

The shirt is handed to Brandon by Marek, our Vice Chairman, who lost the final bidding to Brandon.

As you also might remember, I asked for Kuba’s autograph with the idea to use the proceeds from the sale of this shirt for charity.

Thus, the Polish Business Club in Jakarta will donate the money to the charity project “Hand by Hand Indonesia” my wife Beata is handling with her IB English B class at Jakarta International School.

One again Thank You, BRENDAN.

We did not want to waste a chance to have a photo with THE WINNER.
From the left to the right : myself, Brendan, Natalka, Marek

Although the number of guests was quite small (25) compared to the previous  meetings (35 – 45) we had a lot of fun and everybody was very happy.

We welcomed our always special guest, the chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Jakob Friis Sorensen, who gave us a small speech.

Other officials from Jakarta’s Business were also present that evening, as you can see in the picture below:


From the left to the right: Mr. Jakob Friis Sorensen, Chairman of EuroCham, Mr. Romuald Morawski, Head of the Polish Trade & Investment Promotion Division Office in Jakarta, a Danish businessman, and finally Mrs. Sorensen

As the evening was coming to the end (the official ending time was scheduled for 10 P.M.) we warmly welcomed a few of our Danish colleagues with whom we enjoyed it even more, especially the buzz. The gathering took on a new life.

Thank You, DANES.

To summarize, it was another fantastic gathering with a lot of fun and with a great appreciaation for the Polish Business Club at the end, shown by two more members signing up for the PBC, a Polish lady and a Swedish gentleman.

Thank You, Beata and Kenth, you receive membership numbers 59 & 60.