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Successful Regional Companies and the Regional President presented the Moravian-Silesian Region in London

The Moravian-Silesian Region introduced itself to investors at an advertising event in London organized at the residence of the Czech Ambassador.

The invitation was accepted by over 40 representatives of investment and consulting companies, financial institutions and other firms, mostly from London.

“Our goal was to introduce the Region and what it offers to foreign investors. We made use of our good relations with Mr. Libor Sečka, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and we introduced the Moravian-Silesian Region as a great place for business and living,” said Miroslav Novák, President of the Moravian-Silesian Region.

In his presentation, the President focused on important companies, industrial zones, universities and other educational institutions as well as the sports, cultural and other leisure activities options offered by the region to foreign entrepreneurs and employees.

The heart of the event was a panel discussion, during which representatives of companies operating in the Moravian-Silesian region spoke about their experience of doing business in the region and the reasons that led them to invest there.

“Personally, I think the greatest advantage of the Moravian-Silesian Region lies in the people who live and work there. They learn quickly, can solve the problems they encounter at work and are not afraid of facing challenges and obstacles. That’s exactly the kind of people we need in our company,” said Dan Smith, CEO of OKIN Business Process Services, a company operating an international customer support centre in Ostrava.

Stan Kubacek of Round Hill Capital also made a similar point; this London-based company recently purchased an extensive range of apartments in the Moravian-Silesian Region and invited a number of investors from London to the event. “The Moravian-Silesian Region is an excellent opportunity for investors thanks to its industrial history and IT future. The economic transformation of the region was faster and more successful than for instance Central England, the Rhineland or Eastern Germany, where we also invest in apartment rentals. Employees with high-quality education and dozens of automotive, IT, healthcare and production investors are why we decided to invest in this region last year – and we’re glad we did.”

Other contributors to the discussion included Naďa Filina of the PASSERINVEST developer firm, Petr Lukasík the CEO of TIETO Czech s.r.o., and Brett Gray Manager of the International School of Ostrava.

“As part of our activities to support business and investments, we of course understand that it is not enough to present ourselves at regional events or events in Prague. Therefore we also organize these events abroad. Last year, we started this in Berlin and this year we continued in London. The events are supported by our partners to make sure we have the right number of visitors and spark the interest of potential investors,” said Petra Chovanioková, Manager of the Regional Development Agency.

The event was co-organized and partnered by the London office of the Business and Investment Development Agency CzechInvest.

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