Poznan is a place where the energy of the countries of the New Europe intermingles with the culture of Western civilisations. This metropolis, housing over half-a-million residents, is located in the area of Poland which is developed best. It lies closer to Berlin than to Warsaw. You can always rely on Poznan’s residents – they are well-educated, open-minded and competent.
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Poznan backs its methods to achieve success, bolstered with an over-1000-year-old efficiency tradition. Here, even the most ambitious ventures and the boldest visions can have a chance to come to fruition. It is here where the Polish nation was born, and where the only successful Polish uprising – The Greater Poland Uprising – was ignited, which further confirms the resourcefulness of Poznan’s citizens. Poznan can also pride itself on its sporting infrastructure, which allows it to organise even the most important international sporting events.
Poznan was one of the UEFA EURO 2012™ host cities, and it features one of the most charmingly-located regatta courses in the world. The Greater Poland capital also hosts the largest street race in Poland – the famous Poznan Marathon. The football world is familiar with the most passionate football supporters in Poland – Lech Poznan’s fans. The Poznan brand spreads as well to the largest and the most important fairs in Poland and popular cultural events: the “Maltafestival” – Poland’s largest alternative films festival, the “Made in Chicago Festival”, which is the only festival in Europe featuring the Chicago school of jazz, the “Animator Festival” – Poland’s largest animated films festival, the “Ethno Port Festival” – deemed to be one of the 25 best world music festivals in the world, and, finally, there is the “Transatlantyk” Poznan International Film and Music Festival.
As we carry out our professional ventures with equal ease as we spend our time in a creative fashion, we tend to think of Poznan as a City of Work and a City of Play.
Poznan is the important center of trade, culture, higher education and science ( there are 27 universities in the city, educating more than 121,000 students). Poznań is home to many foreign investments. Automotive, pharmacy, food, production and logistic sectors dominate among them. The cumulative value of direct foreign investment implemented in the city amounted to 7.1 billion USD. The biggest investors are Volkswagen, GSK, Bridgestone, Wrigley, SABMiller. Poznan is also host to the IT, design and financial and accounting centres of well-known companies like Microsoft, Carlsberg, MAN, Duni, Bertelsmann, GlaxoSmithKline, Kimball Electronics and Roche. City of Poznań also possess many plots for sale with great investment potential that should interest companies that are looking for an excellent location for their planned commercial projects. Fitch Rating give the rating to Poznan of A- with a stable outlook. This year Poznan again received 2nd place after Warsaw in Forbes ranking according to investment attractiveness.
Poznan in numbers
► Population – 650,000
► Polish capital of design – in architecture, communication and fashion
► Green city with green areas taking up more than 27%
► 582 environmentally friendly companies operating in the city
► Biggest conference and congress center in Poland
► Over 13,000 places in Poznań hotels, of which the majority are located near the Poznań Congress Center
► Convenient flight and railway connections with the rest of Europe
► Stroller-friendly – top tourist attractions and amenities within easy reach
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