Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) works under the Ministry of Economic Development as the first contact point and a comprehensive source of information for both, the investor and the exporter. The Agency develops Polish foreign investments and intensifies Polish export, as well as works to increase the inflow of investments to Poland. Supporting entrepreneurs, PAIH assists them in overcoming administrative and legal procedures related to specific projects and helps to develop legal solutions, find a suitable location, reliable partners and suppliers.
PAIH is responsible for promotional activities of Polish economy, including pro-export and pro-investment operations. It implements programmes dedicated for expansion in promising markets: Go China, Go Africa, Go Arctic, Go India, Go ASEAN and Go Iran. In direct support of Polish companies on the site, the Agency launches its foreign offices worldwide.
Detailed information about the services offered by the Polish Investment and Trade Agency is available on: www.paih.gov.pl/en


Polish Chamber of Trade is the organization gathering retail trade. We gather approximately 30 000 retail shops, wholesalers of food and cosmetic products as well as companies from the surrounding of retail trade and services. We have been present since 1997 and we represent retail trade and services in Poland. Polish Chamber of Trade is one of the most important stakeholders in the process of creating the law in Poland. We are participating in consultation of new legislation projects, conferences with other stakeholders and parliament committee meetings.


The Polish Franchise Organization associates relaible franchisors, who fulfill the requirements of European Code of Ethics for Franchising and the respect Statutes of PFO. Our mission is to improve economic environment for franchise business. POF stimulates the market and promotes franchise business.
* Certificate of credibility for fulfilling requirements of the PFO
* Trainings and courses about franchise business at our events
* Animator of the market – promote franchise in media
* Exchange of information – sharing knowledge about franchise management, locations and franchisees recruitment


The Polish Organization of Commerce and Distribution (POHiD), is an Association of Employers affiliating companies operational in large area trade. The organization was set up in the May 2000.

The organization’s principal objective is the representation of the interests of its members towards official authorities and towards other organizations representing economic and consumer circles. The particular focus of interest of POHID is the protection of free competition and free access to the market for all economic subjects in Poland.

POHID is greatly concerned with the creation of the integrated system of trade and distribution in Poland and with increasing the efficiency of the system of representing  economic circles’ interests towards Polish and foreign public institutions.

POHID also focuses on the cooperation with other economic subjects in Poland, in particular with small and medium trading and producing enterprises. POHID recognizes the importance of taking advantage of rich experience from abroad to address the troublesome questions of Polish economy.

During its 17 years of operation POHiD has vastly contributed to the creation of an integrated system of commerce and distribution, as well as has had influence in the optimization of the articulation of the interests of the economic environment.

POHiD is a member of Confederation Lewiatan and the European trade association EuroCommerce


The Polish Council of Shopping Centres (PRCH) is a not-for-profit organisation that represents more than 200 corporate members (commercial property investment and development companies, shopping centres, retailers and service providers) operating on the commercial real estate market in Poland. PRCH’s mission is to support the development and positive image of businesses and professionals in Polish retail property market. PRCH members own and manage retail property assets of over 7 million sqm GLA. PRCH is the national partner of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and European Property Federation (EPF). PRCH organizes annual fair ReDI, CEE Trade Fair for Retail Investment in Warsaw. For more information visit: www.prch.org.pl