Canadian Polish Business Association (CPBA) reports on Annual Meeting results & provides update on Fall 2021 – EIN News

Canadian Polish Business Association (CPBA) reports on Annual Meeting results & provides update on Fall 2021 – EIN News


MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO, CANADA, December 24, 2021 / — The Canadian Polish Business Association (“CPBA” or the “Association”) is pleased to provide an update on activities for the Fall 2021 quarter.

Association name change approved from Polcham Canada to Canadian Polish Business Association:
At our 2021 AGM, the members unanimously voted to change the name of our Organization to Canadian Polish Business Association including a redesign of our logo. The name better reflects who we are and what we do going forward.

Results of Annual Meeting:
The membership also voted in a new set of Bylaws for the Association. The objective was to strengthen corporate governance matters and to provide a proper foundation for the growth expected in the coming years.

The Association further re-elected two Board members for a 3-year term. The Board of Directors for the coming year are as follows:

Kathryn Buis Director of Business Initiatives, BMO Bank of Montreal
Tom Dudek Managing Director, Altitude Investments Inc.
Jon Grayson CEO, Wawel Villa Inc.
Marek Joczys Director, P&W Intermodal (A TFI International Company)
Patricia Kajda Partner, MNP LLP
Anna Litwinski Regional Vice President, BMO Bank of Montreal
Eric Szustak Chairman, Quinsam Capital Corporation
Bogdan Szybalski Vice President, Hugh Wood Canada Ltd.

Pronar Municipal Machines Division becomes a Member and Sponsor of our Association:
We welcome Pronar Municipal Machines Division (“Pronar”) as a member and thank you for your sponsorship. Pronar is a leading manufacturer of modern equipment for agriculture, municipal services, and the transportation industry with nearly 50% market share in the Polish market. Pronar is also one of the biggest manufacturers of rims for agricultural machines in the world prominent in the agriculture, forestry, municipal management, transport, and building industries.

During the ceremonial gala of Congress 590 in Poland, Pronar‘s president, Sergiusz Martyniuk received the Economic Award of the President of the Republic of Poland. This prestigious award, given to Mr. Martyniuk directly by the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, recognizes companies and individuals who have made significant contributions to Poland’s economy and its image abroad. When speaking about Pronar, the President of Poland said, “I am glad that we have a company with such great potential”. We look forward to helping expand Pronar’s business in Canada.

Initiatives to support Companies to “Do Business in Canada”:
Our vision is to be the preeminent organization that fosters relationships between Canadian and Polish businesses. We have established the “Doing Business in Canada” committee, where we help Polish and European companies expand into Canada’s dynamic and innovative market. By leveraging the collective expertise of our continuously growing membership, we connect companies with our members, creating mutually beneficial business opportunities and developing successful relationships. Some of the committee’s future initiatives are:
• Improvements and streamlining of our business connection process to add more value to our membership;
• Development of a digital library aimed to educate foreign entities on the typical Market Entry. The library shall include publications and podcasts, as well as access to training material offered by our members and sponsors;
• Expand our professional network to become a “One-Stop-Source” for foreign entities looking for market entry assistance;
• Develop partnerships and affiliations with local and foreign businesses as well as …….


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