Polaris has been appointed by Europe’s fastest growing port, the Port of Gdansk to promote a high level business delegation to Singapore to mark 50 years of diplomatic ties between the countries.
Polaris managing director Ben Pinnington joined the delegation led by the Port of Gdansk and organised with PSA International, the Singapore based global ports group, which in May this year formerly acquired DCT Gdansk, the largest container terminal in Poland, in partnership with the Polish Development Fund and the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund.
The delegation aimed to supercharge investment and business exchange between Poland and Singapore as two of the world’s best performing economies. A full day of seminars and presentations took place at the Singapore Hyatt on October 29 under the banner ‘Singapore Maritime and Business Mixer’ featuring presentations from the Polish and Singaporean Governments and a wide range of Polish businesses. A ceremonial bell from Poland’s national tall ship Dar Młodzieży was presented to the Singapore Government to mark the occasion.
Ben said Polaris was charged with raising awareness of the delegation and growth of the Port of Gdansk in the international English language maritime press as well as social media.
“Polaris has close ties to Poland and we have been growing our client base there for the last five years and it was a great privilege to be able to support such a special event,” he said. “We aim to help international companies like the Port of Gdansk with writing in journalistic English and raising awareness in the global maritime media, most of which is written in English. We received a very positive response from the mainstream media, from news releases Polaris produced, with reports and interview requests in key titles like Lloyds List, Seatrade, Port Technology, Maritime Executive, Ports and Dredging as well strong stakeholder engagement on Linkedin and Twitter.”