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What is Poland known for around the world? It's not about the vodka!

Polish Parliament in Warsaw.
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The recently published promotional material from American Airlines introduces locations to which the airline will fly.

One of them is the city of Kraków (Kraków), which, according to the authors of the commercial, is ideal for drinking vodka. The city's staff, who are responsible for your image, are outraged, which is no wonder, as Krakow and all of Poland are eager to change their perception.

The connection between high-proof alcohol and the Polish national flag has long been a thing of the past. In addition to numerous tourist attractions such as the beautiful old town of Krakow and the castle there, the picturesque landscapes of the lakes in Masuria, Poland is known for its economic and technological potential.

One of the highest GDP growth rates in the EU

At the end of 2018, Poland achieved one of the best financial results in the EU with growth of 5.1%. For some years now, the economy has been developing better and better - in 2017 the growth was 4.8%, and in 2016 it was 3.1%. The stable situation attracts investors, which is reflected in an unemployment rate that is among the lowest in the EU.

The latter has a. Amazon established a headquarters and logistics centers. The global clothing brand Primark has announced its launch in Poland for the third quarter.

The Handelsblatt also refers to Poland's good economic situation and describes it as a small economic miracle. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports on a long-term trend and Der Tagesspiegel reports on the Polish economic boom. The reasons for the growing interest in Poland include the cultural proximity and the high quality of IT services.

The automotive industry

Solaris vehicles can be found in various European countries. Hybrid and electric buses from Poznań are a strong competitor to industry leaders like Mercedes or Volvo. There is no shortage of engineers and designers in Poland, and the automotive industry is one of the most important and advanced industries.

Poland has meanwhile become the European center for the production of auto parts, in addition to which green technologies and innovative transport solutions such as car sharing are being developed.

CD project

In recent years, computer games developed by Polish programmers have been reported all over the world: The 'Witcher 3: Wild Hunt' and Cyberpunk 2077. The continuing interest in The Witcher gave Netflix the impetus to start a series about the title hero rotate. The premiere of the second game, which took place during one of the largest esports trade shows in the world, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), featured Keanu Reeves, who provided his image for one of the most important characters in this game.

Poland is also a place where one of the biggest esports events takes place every year - Intel Extreme Masters, which is attended by fans of digital reality from all over the world.

The IT market

The Polish IT market is one of the largest in Central and Eastern Europe. Almost 25% of all developers in this region are based here. This potential, which has been developed over many years, is one of the reasons why IT giants such as Google, Facebook, IBM or Amazon fall back on Polish resources. More and more companies are opening their service centers here, using IT outsourcing and software development based on the nearshoring model. One such service center is JCommerce, which works with partners from Germany and other European countries.

According to HackerRank, Poland is one of the TOP 3 countries with the best developers in the world and according to the TopCoder ranking it is one of the TOP 5. The local IT professionals win podium places in the largest international competitions such as Google Code Jam, Facebook Hacker Cup, Hello World Open, Microsoft Imagine Cup or CEPC - Centra European Programming Contes.

Get to know people instead of drinking

When looking at Poland, one should avoid stereotypes and, instead of visiting the country for the alcohol, focus on people, cities and landscapes.

Poland is a country in which, in addition to the industrial character of many cities, innovations are emerging that underline both technological and cultural progress. The overall package, on the other hand, offers space for the development of various ventures and investments.

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