CEE Business Services Summit&Awards 2021

The City of Poznań won in the category of "the most dynamically developing city in Poland", beating the Tri-City, Katowice and Bydgoszcz. To enter the competition, it was necessary to present data on the growth of new investments in the sector of modern business services as well as projects and initiatives that support the development of the BPO/SSC industry. The event was held for the 9th time and for years has been one of the most prestigious competitions for the modern services industry in the entire CEE region. It brings together independent experts, business representatives and representatives of regional cities.

Ranking "Pearls of the Local Government" 2020

Poznań received a distinction in the "Good Practice Leader" category for two projects that were launched in 2019: the pozitive technologies conference and the EU project "Let's play in Wielkopolska". "Pearls of the Local Government" is a plebiscite organized annually by Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.

Prime Property Prize 2020

The Prime Property Prize competition, organized by the publisher of the PropertyNews.pl and PropertyDesign.pl portals, aims to select companies and projects that have had the greatest impact on events on the commercial real estate market last year.

Poznań won in the Investor-Friendly City category. The award confirms that we provide entrepreneurs with friendly conditions for running a business in Poznań and we duly support them.

Emerging Europe Business-Friendly Cities Perception 2020 Ranking

Poznań was ranked high in three categories:

  • 3rd place in the "LOCAL AUTHORITY SUPPORT" category
  • 4th place in the "SMART CITY DEVELOPMENT" category (first place among Polish cities in this category)
  • 6th place in the "QUALITY OF LIFE" category

Outsourcing Stars 2019

Poznań was awarded the first prize in category: The city - the best location for the business service sector.

The competition is aimed at selecting and awarding the most dynamic outsourcing organizations, shared service centres and business environment institutions of the modern business service sector in Poland. The competition has continuously been organized for seven years now, with Poznań winning the first prize in the category 6 times.

The Outsourcing Starts competition is organized by the Pro Progression Foundation which is focused on the development of entrepreneurship in Poland, in particular the business service sector.

The indicators subject to analysis include:

- the number of graduates of economics and computer science,

- the number of new projects in the business service sector in Poznań,

- the number of outsourcing events supported by the City.

Emerging Europe Leaders' Meeting & Awards 2019

In the prestigious ranking City of Poznań won the second place in the category "City FDI Promotion strategy of the year". Poznań was overtaken only by Lithuanian Vilnius, and the third place was taken by the Hungarian city of Debrecen, which means that Poznań has the best strategy for acquiring foreign investments in Poland and the second in CEE region. Poznań was also awarded the title of "Business Friendly City - Local Authority Support" - the jury appreciated the support of local authorities for gaining new investments and business development. Poznań was ranked 4th in the general ranking of business-friendly cities. "Business-friendly city of the year" - Poznań is the first city in the ranking of European capitals (Prague, Vilnius and Warsaw).

Municipality for 5! (Gmina na 5!)

The City of Poznan has won the prestigious title of Gmina na 5! (Municipality for 5!) awarded by the Institute of Enterprise of the SGH Warsaw School of Economics. Over 650 municipalities from all over Poland were examined. The quality and professionalism of handling with the inquiries of the investors and entrepreneurs incoming to the city hall, were examined. Poznan was also included in the group of municipalities, which were awarded for the third time in a row, and it received a special "Złota Gmina na 5!" (Golden Municipality for 5!) award.

Polish Cities of the Future 2019/2020

Poznań was distinguished in the fDI ranking - Polish Cities of the Future 2019/20!
The experts of Financial Times, authors of the ranking, classified our city in the following categories:

TOP 10 Cities overall - 4th place,
TOP 10 Economic potential - 3rd place,
TOP 10 Human capital and lifestyle - 4th place,
TOP 10 Business friendly cities - 4th place,

TOP 5 Large cities - 4th place,
TOP 5 Large cities Economic potential - 3rd place,
TOP 5 Large cities Human capital and lifestyle - 4th place,
TOP 5 Large cities Business friendly cities - 4th place.

The ranking covered a total of 50 Polish cities, of which 11 cities were treated as large cities, i.e. those counting over 250 thousand residents.

Forbes - Business Friendly City

Poznań has been placed second only to Warsaw in the Forbes ranking "Business Friendly City" two times in a row. The main criterion of the ranking refers to the number of companies per capita.

Based on data of 2017, there are over 112.5 thousand business entities in Poznań. It is worth mentioning that nearly 260 of the entities employ more than 250 employees. Poznań is the seat of over 4 thousand companies with foreign capital.