At the 5th CIFTIS, the Polish Office of Pomorze in China hosted the "Tourism Promotion Conference of Pomorze of Poland" to introduce Pomorze's advantages in tourism, trade and culture.
Berbec Slawomir, the director of the Polish Office of Pomorze in China said at the promotion conference that Pomorze is located in the northern part of Poland, bordering with Germany in the west and Belarus in the east, and the Baltic Sea in the north. Pomorze is one of the 16 provinces in Poland, and one of the five most important provinces in the country. Gdansk is Pomorze's political, economic, scientific and cultural center.
According to Slawomir, Gdansk of Pomorze is the world capital of amber, and 50% of its amber jewelry would be exported to China, accounting for 50% of the world's amber jewelry manufacturing. "Gdansk is an ancient city, where an Amber Street can be found in its famous place. A world amber museum transformed from an ancient prison locates on the royal road of this ancient city."
It is introduced that Gdynia is the youngest and most habitable city in Pomorze except for Gdansk. Sopot is a tourist resort in Poland and of Europe, and the longest wooden trestle in Europe is also seated here. Malbork is one of the oldest European castles in the Middle Ages... Slawomir said that Pomorze is naturally beautiful with a forest coverage rate of over 30%. Also, Pomorze is right at the center of Europe. With such superior location, land carriage can be realized through trucks to the most important countries in Europe.
Additionally, Port of Gdansk and Gdynia Harbor are two of the largest ports of the Baltic Sea, undertaking 95% of the goods import in Poland. Their annual throughput is more than 60 million tons, and there are ships from Port of Gdansk to the ports of Shanghai, Qingdao, Ningbo and Shenzhen every week.
It is learned that Pomorze of Poland is closely related to China as the 1st China-Poland Forum was held in Gdansk in 2013. In 1985, Gdansk of Pomorze and Shanghai signed a sister city agreement. Since then, reciprocal visits between the government departments of the two places will be organized every year. In 2017, Gdansk entered a sister city agreement with Qingdao.
At present, more than 10 cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Nanjing, Fuzhou, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Wuhan, and Kunming have set up a Polish visa application center. Slawomir said that all individuals and enterprises interested in investing, traveling and studying in Pomorze are welcome to Poland and to experience the life here.