PAIH and ABSL have signed an agreement to further encourage foreign investments in the BPO / SSC sector.
The Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) and the Association of Business Service Leaders (ABSL) signed an agreement to attract foreign investments in the sector of modern business services that allow for the creation of new jobs and support the development of exports of companies in this area, PAIH reported.
The patronage was taken by the Ministry of Development, Labor and Technology. “Business services is the largest sector in the portfolio of projects implemented by the Polish Investment and Trade Agency. For years, we have been supporting foreign investors who want to open new or expand existing service centers. We are working on new projects and I am convinced that close cooperation with ABSL will allow us to support the export of services and acquire new investments even more effectively "- said the president of PAIH, Krzysztof Drynda.
The agency said that the agreement would also apply to promoting Poland as an attractive location among potential foreign investors and companies that are already present in the Polish economy. Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Development, Labor and Technology Jarosław Gowin emphasized that "the modern business services sector is one of those which - despite the global pandemic and the uncertain macroeconomic situation in the world - are constantly developing intensively". “Any activities increasing Poland's competitiveness in the international arena is an excellent investment in the future of the Polish economy. Therefore, I am all the more glad that ABSL has just signed a strategic partnership agreement with PAIH, and the ministry under my management patronizes and supports this initiative, added Gowin.
"The agreement concluded with the Polish Investment and Trade Agency will allow ABSL to support the export of business services and acquire new projects even more effectively. The employers in the sector already create over 355,000 jobs in Poland and this number may double in the next decade. Global roles supporting decision-making processes in the world's largest companies are also increasingly being transferred to Poland. We must use all our strengths in the international arena as efficiently as possible and this is what our partnership is supposed to serve, ”said Jacek Levernes, Honorary President of ABSL.
In mid-June this year, ABSL announced that the opening of another 50 shared service centers in Poland is planned within the next year. The total number of people employed in all centers should increase by 6.1% y / y to 376,900. In the group of companies planning to open new centers in Poland in the coming year, the largest share is held by companies with American (22.5%), Polish (22.5%) and German (15%) capital.