Krzysztof Lyson will be our Guest Speaker

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Krzysztof Lyson – our next guest speaker

We are happy to announce that Krzysztof Lyson will be one of our three Guest Speakers at the next event to be held at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland, on September 8th.

About Krzysztof

Krzysztof has over 12 years experience in audit, consulting, and data analytics. As a Global Internal Audit Driver in PwC, Krzysztof supported implementation of strategic initiatives and was sharing insights/knowledge in the global organization. In Macquarie, Krzysztof took a leading role in embedding Data Analytics into day-to-day operations of Internal Audit function.

Krzysztof began his professional career in Poland working in audit and consulting for E&Y and PwC. He then became a Senior Manager and global coordinator of Internal Audit, working in Global PwC function. After moving to Sydney in 2014, he moved to Macquarie Bank where he is responsible for developing Data Analytics in Internal Audit.

Krzysztof graduated from Warsaw School of Economics with a double Master degree in Finance and Banking as well as in Management and Marketing.

In his free time, Krzysztof enjoys spending time with his family and playing football (soccer) in Sydney’s corporate leagues.

Polish Australian Business Forum interviews at SBS Radio

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Anna Wojt

We are proud to announce that Anna Wójt, the main coordinator of Polish Australian Business Forum in Australia, was invited to give an interview at SBS Polish radio – the biggest radio broadcaster of Polish news and culture in Australia. Anna talked with journalist Magda Dejneka about our initiative – highlighting planned events and opportunities to get involved.

Feel free to check out the podcast [Polish only].

Our next event at the Polish Consulate is planned for September 8th, 2016. Mark your calendars! To get involved in PABF’s community, join our Linkedin group!

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Seminar: „V4 Countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland & Slovakia – Reliable Business Partners & Tourist Destinations in Europe”

The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Canberra would like to invite you to the seminar:

 „V4 Countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland & Slovakia – Reliable Business Partners & Tourist Destinations in Europe” 

which will be held on Wednesday, 21st September 2016 at Prince Henry Centre, Little Bay, NSW. The program of the event is available here.

RSVP by email to: canberra.amb.sekretariat@msz.gov.pl until August 31st.

 

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A scholarship for the joint PhD programme

Western Sydney University is seeking a doctoral student to undertake a joint PhD programme.

SSAP: Human Rights, Society and Multi-Level Governance Scholarship

Western Sydney is seeking a highly motivated doctoral candidate to undertake a multi-disciplinary, joint PhD program coordinated by the University of Padua in Italy with Scholarship opportunity.

The aim of the program is to develop researchers with a multi/interdisciplinary profile. The program includes research and training in the area of human rights studies, covering the various legal, social, philosophical and economic approaches and methodologies and different geographical areas.

The successful candidate will be based at Western Sydney University, and will have the opportunity to study for at least one semester in Croatia, Greece or Italy.

What does the scholarship provide?

  • Tax-free stipend of $26,288 per annum for up to 3 years
  • Domestic applicants will be awarded a funded place in the degree
  • International applicants may be awarded a tuition fee waiver
  • Funding for project costs and international travel

How to apply

Applications close 1 July 2016

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The meeting on 9th June 2016

‘PABF after hours’ – an event at Me Artspace Gallery

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Overview

The meeting that took place on 9th June 2016 was entitled: “Cultural differences in business: How to understand the Australian communication code in business”.

This time Polish Australian Business Forum (PABF) met at  the “Me Artspace” Gallery – the creative home of modernist-meets-freeform Polish artist, Ella Mucha. Joining us as our keynote speaker was Leonie Tillman, who presented a talk on “Cultural differences in business: How to understand the Australian communication code in business”.

We began our evening with an opening by the Sydney PABF team coordinators Anna Wójt and Chris Lasek welcoming guests.

Following on, the honoured Counsul General Dorota Preda presented the history of the PABF. A history which started with the co-organization of the first event at the headquarters of Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Sydney in June 2015.

Our venue host, Ella Mucha, then graciously shared her inspiration for her latest acclaimed exhibition, “Whispers and Abstraction”.  Being able to be amongst the work of such a talented Polish ex-patriot and share in her creative process was an interpersonal experience that none of us will forget any time soon.

The conversation continued with Leonie Tillman sharing her expertise on cultural differences in business. Having had 18 years experience in cross cultural business, it was an honour for us all to have Leonie’s insights shared with us as our featured guest.  Leonie’s fascinating presentation lead way to vigorous discussion amongst our members, facilitated by Magdalena Dejneka from SBS Radio.

Finally, our evening concluded with a wonderful networking session, in which our members and guests were able to discuss business topics over a glass of wine.

Guest speakers:

Leonie Tillman – With over 18 years of work in communication for diverse teams from The Netherlands, France, China, India, Australia and more, Leonie has a strong understanding and overview of the main challenges faced by executives, managers and staff members. She has developed company-wide strategies as well as a suite of tips, tricks and tools for developing better interactions at all levels towards nurturing more effective teams. Leonie is the owner of E4B | English for Business where she brings together her experience into tailored solutions for organisations and individuals wanting to navigate their way towards getting the most out of their diverse teams.

Ella Mucha – Polish born, Australian Artist Ella Mucha studied and worked in the fashion industry for almost 25 years. By 2005 she had found her true calling as an artist and started to paint professionally from her studio in Sydney. Oscillating between abstraction and landscape her work  is offering a dreamlike take on contemporary Australian Landscape. Read more

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Leonie Tillman is our keynote speaker

We are proud to present Leonie Tillman – our keynote speaker for the meeting on Thursday, June 9th!

Leonie Tillman is passionate about workplace diversity and discovering the ways in which we are unique and how differences can work together to make your dynamic team thrive.

There is increasing research out there to show that the collective team which works well together, can create, produce and problem solve at a higher rate than the sum of the individuals.

However, diverse teams are not guaranteed to succeed before addressing a number hurdles along the way. One of the main hurdles is developing a culture of inclusion for all team members and this means building more effective lines of communication for stronger interpersonal relationships and trust.

With over 18 years of work in communication for diverse teams from The Netherlands, France, China, India, Australia and more, Leonie has a strong understanding and overview of the main challenges faced by executives, managers and staff members. She has developed companywide strategies as well as a suite of tips, tricks and tools for developing better interactions at all levels towards nurturing more effective teams.

Leonie Tillman is the owner of E4B | English for Business where she brings together her experience into tailored solutions for organisations and individuals wanting to navigate their way towards getting the most out of their diverse teams.

 

Our next meeting is hosted by Ella Mucha at Me Art Space Gallery

We are thrilled to announce that our next meeting will take place at Me Art Space gallery, and its owner, Ella Mucha, will share with us some insights regarding her newest exhibition ‘Whispers and Abstraction’.

Polish born, Australian Artist Ella Mucha studied and worked in the fashion industry for almost 25 years. By 2005 she had found her true calling as an artist and started to paint professionally from her studio in Sydney. Oscillating between abstraction and landscape her work  is offering a dreamlike take on contemporary Australian Landscape.

Ella Mucha Statement
While I draw inspiration on specific location, my work is open to a range of possible interpretations and represent my very personal response to Australian nature and Landscape. It relates more to state of mind, mood and feelings then a tangible place. My landscape paintings have the ability to create an emotional backdrop for the memories of places I’ve been to and places I’m still going to visit. They connect my soul, my lifestyle and nature.

My landscapes are often heavily textured, painted with a little attention to detail.

My abstractions are all about colour, movement and light. There is no room for textures. It’s my personal link to the contemporary world of expression.

Body of Work:
Soft Brush” – contemporary landscapes
Free Form” – abstract

Currently I work in acrylic and mixed media on canvas, board and paper form my studio at me. Artspace in St Leonards, Sydney.
Selected Group Shows:

Steps Gallery – PolArt Melbourne- Group Show 2015
Victorian Artist Society – PolArt Melbourne – Group Show 2015
Hornsby Art Prize finalist 2015
Group Show – TWT Gallery, St Leonards, Sydney 2015
Water – Group Show for -T1 Art Terminal / me Artspace,  Art Month Sydney 2015
Group Exhibition – me Artspace 2014
Gosford Art Prize finalist 2013
Hunters Hill Art Prize finalist 2013
Gosford Art Prize finalist 2012
Hunters Hill Art Prize finalist 2012
Hawkesbury Art Prize finalist 2011
Hunters Hill Art Prize finalist 2011
Gosford Art Prize finalist 2010
Curated Group Show at Willoughby Council 2010
North Sydney Art Prize finalist 2008
Waverly Art Prize finalist 2007
North Sydney Art Prize finalist 2007

More at: http://ellamucha.com.au/index.cfm

Polish Leaders meet at Consulate General of Poland in Sydney

Overview

How to use Polish roots in business?” was the subject of discussion at another meeting of Polish Australian Business Forum (PABF) that took place at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Sydney on Thursday, March 3, 2016. PABF, that was set up in order to create a business platform for Polish leaders living in Australia, once again gathered a large group of Poles growing their career in Australia.

The ceremonial opening of the meeting was made by Regina Jurkowska, the Consul General in Sydney. Next, the invited speakers discussed about the Australian and Polish markets. Panelists talked also about possible ways of career development in both countries and how to develop transferable skills. The discussion was led by Magda Dejneka editor SBS radio.

The event was graced by the performance of violonist Dominik Przywara and pianist Zsuzsanna Giczy.

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Guest speakers

Mirek Żarnowski – a strategic advisor with over twenty years of experience on the Polish, European and Australian markets. He advised on the business strategy for many companies, both Polish and Australian, existing or wishing to enter the Polish market or Australia. A president of the Polish-Australian Chamber of Commerce.

Marcin Kuć – data analyst, a graduate of the University of St Andrews. He has worked on many projects Polonia, among others co-creating the Federation of Polish Students Societies in the UK. By 2015, a board member of the British Alumni Society. After studying in the UK he returned to Poland to build his career in the banking sector, and then moved to Sydney, where he develops his skills in analytics.

Katrine Narkiewicz – a lawyer from Polish family, born in Sydney. She graduated in law and journalism at the University of Technology Sydney and obtained a Masters in Law at the University of Oxford. He has over five year experience as a lawyer in Australia, Poland, Great Britain and Switzerland.

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Our Event in Media

For an account of our event, you can also go to the website of Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Sydney (Polish only).