The Financial Services Club met for the second time in Poland at an event hosted by the British Embassy Warsaw.
Operating in London, Edinburgh, Dublin Vienna and now also in Warsaw, the Financial Services Club holds sixty meetings a year and gathers the most senior bank and technology attendees to debate the future of banking and insurance. Opened by Gill Atkinson (Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Warsaw), the event featured presentations by Chris Skinner (Director, Financial Services Club), Mieczysław Groszek PhD (Deputy President, Association of Polish Banks), David Birch (Director, Consult Hyperion) and Jakub Górka PhD (Warsaw University).
The club offers an excellent opportunity for Poland to work closely with the UK in the development of a sustainable financial services market in Europe. Many strategic UK companies are already present – Aviva and RSA in the insurance sector; RBS and HSBC in corporate banking; Provident which has recently listed on Warsaw’s Stock Exchange; and PWC in the financial and knowledge consulting sectors. As Poland continues to modernise its infrastructure, public-private partnerships (PPP) will become an increasingly attractive way of financing modernisation projects.