Taking Pole position

Posted on 8 Nov 2010 by The Manufacturer

West Midlands environmental technology firms are invited to explore opportunities in Poland, free of charge, in a market visit organised by UK Trade & Investment.

The Polish government has committed to spending more than €16 billion on environmental projects in the next six years (up to 2016), of which 55% will be water and waste water projects, 29% air pollution control, 10% waste management and 6% on other projects.

UKTI’s West Midlands International Cluster Coordinator for Environmental Technologies, James Ahearne, is organising a trip to Poleko 2010, an international trade fair specialising in environmental protection, in Poznan on November 23-24.

The show is applicable to companies working in waste management, water, sewerage, air, renewable energy, low energy-housing, control and measurement equipment.
Says Ahearne: “Poland is an exciting, growing market for the environmental protection sector with many opportunities for West Midlands firms. Local companies could benefit hugely by joining us at this industry focused event. There are still some places available and I would urge anyone interested in taking part to contact us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.”

Participation in this visit is free and UKTI can provide grants of up to £250 towards travel and accommodation costs.

To get involved, contact James Ahearne at [email protected] or telephone 0121 380 3583.