On May 27, 2022, the General Assembly of the Association of Entrepreneurs in Sweden “POLKRONA” was held at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Stockholm. The host of the event was the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to the Kingdom of Sweden, Mrs. Joanna Hofman, with the active participation of Mr. Maciej Sacewicz – secretary of the Polish Embassy in Stockholm. The special guests were representatives of Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego: Ms Agnieszka Bar – Director of the Mazowieckie Region and Mr Arkadiusz Zabłoński – Director of the Department of Foreign Expansion and Trade Financing. The organizational coordination of the General Meeting was ensured and honored by the Head of the Foreign Trade Office of the Polish Investment and Trade Agency in Stockholm, Sebastian Magier.

The General Meeting of the Polkrona Association was officially opened by representatives of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland and the Polish Investment and Trade Agency, who proposed to eligible members of the Association that further deliberations should be chaired by Mr. Rafał Świstak from the F.B.I. TASBUD, which also happened. He opened the session and supervised the course of the General Meeting and voting on individual resolutions. The chairman of the meeting emphasized that the course of this event had a fundamental or even historical dimension in view of the changes of the Association, which will be carried out in the course of further activities.

During the ordinary session of the Meeting, the President of the Polkrona Association, Ms Małgorzata Wiśniewska, presented a report on the Association’s activities for the reporting year and outlined the organization’s development plans for the coming year. Members of the Management Board of the Association, Ms Karina Politowska and Ms Joanna Berlin, presented the financial statements, also referring to the activities of the Association that took place during the coronavirus pandemic in a cross-border context. The Management Board of the Association emphasized that sustainable development is of paramount importance for the Polkrona Association in a multidimensional context.

Meeting the challenge of the extreme urgency of reinforcement and establishing a strong organization in the economic and commercial context, the Association decided to establish the Polkrona Business Council, headed by Dr. Eng. Andrzej M. Czapczuk V-ce President of the Management Board of F.B.I. TASBUD as its Chairman. By virtue of the modified wording of the Association’s Articles of Association – the Chairman of the Polkrona Business Council appointed the following persons to the Business Council:

Mr Rafał Świstak – the F.B.I. TASBUD International Group

Mr Łukasz Szydłowski – the F.B.I. TASBUD International Group

Mr Przemysław Jędryka – Senatus Sverige AB

Mr Krzysztof Konieczny – ST – Green Clean AB

Mr Łukasz Zygnerski – Workcrew Scandinavia AB

Mr Patryk Duks – Scandinavian Express

Mr Piotr Jędrzejek  – Kreativt Bygg Skåne AB

Nominations of Honorary Members of the Polkron Business Council were also awarded, who were: Ms Agnieszka Bar, Director of the Mazowieckie Region of BGK and Mr Arkadiusz Zabłoński, Director of the Department of Foreign Expansion and Trade Finance at BGK.

Sustainable development is of paramount importance for the Polkrona Association, therefore, in order to promote it among its members, a competition was organized and announced during the General Meeting to assess the level of sustainable development. The awards in the competition are very motivating for the participants, and they were funded by the leader of sustainable development, the F.B.I. TASBUD. The aim of the competition is to develop a concept of solutions for sustainable development, implemented in the field of running a business. The goal of sustainable development is to take actions for the transformation and transformation of the world in which the needs of the present generation will be met in a sustainable manner, respecting the environment and taking into account the needs of future generations.

The summary of the General Meeting of the Polkrona Entrepreneurs Association was graced by a fiery speech by Ambassador Joanna Hofman to the participants of the Meeting, motivating for further action and expressing gratitude for conducting this activity in the Polish diaspora in the current way. The culmination of the General Meeting of Polkron for 2021 were presentations by Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego and the Polish Investment and Trade Agency on modern tools (products and services) offered by these institutions for Polish entrepreneurs interested in the Swedish market.