Announcement: Gdynia Business Week



The Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association, in cooperation with Washington Business Week and the City of Gdynia, will be presenting “Gdynia Business Week” from August 16th – 22nd, 2009.

Gdynia Business Week, inspired by Washington Business Week, is an intensive six-day program in which high-school aged students experience a simulated work environment, and develop business management skills. The City of Gdynia will host 100 Polish students, 5 Seattle students, and 11 representatives from Northwest corporations who will act as student advisors.

The cities of Seattle and Gdynia, and the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association, envision this program leading to the establishment of a long-term relationship between Washington Business Week, Polish and Seattle-area corporations, and students.

Speakers and guests throughout the week include: Gdynia Mayor, Wojciech Szczurek; Gdynia Deputy Mayors Michal Guc, Ewa Lowkiel, Boguslaw Stasiak, and Marek Stepa; United States Ambassador to Poland, Victor Ashe; former Polish Ambassador to the United States, Janusz Reiter; and Michal Jaworski from Microsoft, Poland.

To simultaneously honor the event, Mayor Greg Nickels and the Seattle City Council have issued a Proclamation declaring August 16th – 22nd “Gdynia Week” in Seattle. Citizens are urged to celebrate the eighteen years of sister-city relations between Seattle and Gdynia (Poland).

The purpose of the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association is to promote educational, cultural, business and charitable exchanges between the city of Gdynia, and the greater Seattle area.


Comments are closed.