The Representation of Wallonia-Brussels (fr. Délégation Wallonie-Bruxelles) in Warsaw represents diplomatically Wallonia-Brussels in Poland. Its main task is to promote Wallonia-Brussels in all its diversity.
The Representation is also accredited to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The most important fields of activity and cooperation are culture, education, sports, science, economy, social development, tourism, social policy and health care. The Representation also supports the Walloons and residents of Brussels in establishing new contacts and realizing their projects.
The International Group of Chambers of Commerce (IGCC) was established in 2005 on the initiative of the former President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce (CCIIP) Vittorio Hemsi. The aim was to create a united platform of communication for the international business community with the Polish Government.
Each member of the IGCC is identically represented on the Board and is able to contribute to define the action plans and activities of the organization. Activities of any Chamber, which organises events and meetings with Authorities for its member companies, are better coordinated. Starting with four Chambers as founders, CCIIP-BPCC-AMCHAM-CCIFP, today IGCC brings together 13 Chambers of Commerce representing 16 Countries and 2000 companies, which employe hundreds of people contributing to 90% of foreign investments in Poland.
The International Mediation Centre constitutes a platform for out-of-court dispute resolution, which is available for all entrepreneurs. Mediation offered by our Centre is a way to reconcile the conflicting interests out of court. Through mediation almost all conflicts can be solved. Professional mediation centres give 80% likelihood to the conflicted parties to reach a successful conclusion.
Mediation consumes approx. 10 times cheaper than long drawn out court trials. An average mediation proceeding lasts a maximum of a couple of weeks. The unique feature of the IMC is the opportunity to conduct a mediation proceeding in many languages both on a national and international level. Mission: facilitating entrepreneurs attending business in Poland and the introduction and promotion of the highest standards of non-judicial dispute resolution in the business. Aim: resolving business disputes through mediation, with the participation of independent, professional mediator, the mediation can take place in different languages appropriate for the business.