The Polish-American Chamber of Commerce (PACC)’s annual conference to be held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Buckhead on Tuesday, April 18, is to feature a keynote address by Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, president of the National Bank of Poland, on the availability of financing for foreign ventures within Poland.

Grzegorz Kolodko, a former minister of finance, is to provide an overview of Poland’s rapid economic development and what opportunities this growth offers for investors.

Representatives of the Warsaw offices of Bank of America, the accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche, a strategic management firm, EVIP International and the law firm of Hunton & Williams, also are to make presentations.

Representatives of the Atlanta offices of the computer software and telephone communications firm eShare Technologies, formerly Melita International, and the investment firm, Invesco, are to participate in a panel discussion about doing business in Poland from a U.S. perspective.

Ms. Gronkiewicz-Waltz has been president of the National Bank of Poland since 1992 during which time she has been instrumental in strengthening the institution’s independence and has developed a comprehensive licensing policy for the fast-growing sector.

In 1995, the Polish banking system experienced two historic reforms – the redenomination of the zloty and the move to a managed float of zloty exchange rates.

The cost of the program for members of the chamber is $100, for non-members, $125.  To register, send a check to the Polish American Chamber of Commerce at 1201 W. Peachtree Street, Suite 3700, Atlanta, Ga., 30309.

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