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Ambassadøren deltager i konference om familievirksomheder i Opole

02.06.2015  09:15

Whereas family businesses constitute the majority of Danish companies and are over represented in all segments of size and sectors, this is - for obvious and historical reasons – not yet the case in Poland.

Ambassador Steen Hommel joined a panel discussion on how to unlock the potential of entrepreneurs in Poland and shared some of the Danish “lessons learned” on successful development of family businesses in Denmark and globally. The ambassador highlighted the importance of predictable, transparent and stable framework conditions, as well as the constant focus on limiting the administrative burdens through simplification and clarity of rules. However, he also stressed that rules are needed to create a stable and transparent business environment. Ambassador Hommel underlined the importance of competition in unfolding the full potential of family businesses. Assistance and - to some extent - protection during a start-up process could be needed, but only exposure to competition would in the long run ensure success. Great examples of such successful Danish family businesses are Lego, Danfoss, Velux or Grundfoss to mention just a few.

Even though the share and size of family businesses differ between Poland and Denmark, the discussions at the 8th annual meeting of Polish family businesses clearly highlighted the common DNA - the entrepreneurship, motivation and drive.

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Opole panel

Photo: Mariusz Przygoda