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What are the major corporations across sectors that have decision-making units based in the region?

There are a number of multinational companies with regional centres in Romania – some are based in Bucharest, others are based in other towns. The most dynamic field is that of IT programming and, as a result, outsourcing services related to ITC.

Some of the industries and examples of companies active in Romania are:

  • IT&C – Oracle, IBM, Dell EMC, Huawei, Veeam
  • Gaming: Ubisoft
  • Auto: Michelin
  • FMCG-: Unilever, P&G
  • Outsourcing: 13th world largest outsourcing hub
  • Tobacco: BAT
  • Consultancy: Deloitte
  • Logistics: UPS, Gefco
  • Military: Black Hawk (helicopters)

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What are the major corporations across sectors that have decision-making units based in the region?

Only a few years ago, most of the decision-making units for the EMEA region were located in Germany or Great Britain. In recent years, these trends have shifted and, with highly-qualified personnel and lower operational costs, more and more world-recognized corporations are choosing Poland as the location for their highly-ranked subsidiaries.

Biggest decision-making units in Poland:

  • Samsung
  • Huawei
  • P&G
  • Raytheon

What are the “hottest sectors” for start-ups?

One of the biggest sectors for start-ups is the market for specialized IT and technology, like: fintech, bioengineering, cybersecurity, gaming and the automotive industry of the future. Many Polish Venture Capital Funds are also connected with banks or insurance agencies – with technologies like blockchain of particular interest. Another hot sector for Polish start-ups is healthcare. Start-ups are utilizing the most advanced technologies and achievements of others around the world to address what is becoming a crucial issue in an ageing society. Polish entrepreneurs are already changing the landscape of the educational market, with Brainly as an example of a company enjoying world-wide success.

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What are the major corporations across sectors that have decision-making units based in the region? 

Pharma (Richter), health care (GE), road transportation (Waberer’s) automotive (Audis’ largest engine plant in the world), telecoms (Nokia, Ericsson development centres)

What are the hottest sectors for start-ups? 

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What are the major corporations across sectors that have decision-making units based in the region?

Axis Communications, 2N, Linet (HQ), Hartmann Rico, Viscofan, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Pilsner Urquell (HQ), Budejovicky Budvar (Original Budweiser) (HQ), Unicredit Bank, Raiffeisen Bank, Kofola (HQ), Lidl, Tesco, Albert, Kiwi.com (HQ), Skype

 

What are the “hottest sectors” for start-ups?

3D printing, hardware (incl. gadgets), software (systems), IoT, programming (apps, web), game development (computer and online games)

 

What kind of sectors are the rising stars in the local economy?

Old stars (still doing great): chemical, automotive PR, green tech PR. New stars: smart… (home, cities, transport), fintech PR, gaming PR, (quality) food and drink PR, design.

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What are the major corporations across sectors that have decision-making units based in the region?
There are big corporate offices like McCan Zagreb or Dialog, an exclusive affiliate of Ketchum, but none are strong enough to deserve the name of decision-makers. In the past few years, many smaller agencies have become local leaders, such as 404, Millenium promotion or the Mangjura agency.

What are the “hottest sectors” for start-ups?
At the moment – B2B Tech and Consumer Tech, innovations, tourism and ecology.

What kind of sectors are the rising stars in the local economy?
Definitely tourism, as Zagreb is increasingly recognized not just as a weekend destination, but as a year-round, must-visit place.

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What are the major corporations across sectors that have decision-making units based in the region?

Bulgaria is a small market and most HQ and decision makers are based outside the country. This makes the process of making a direct approach towards them difficult, requiring other instruments for communication – third party connections, networks connections, etc.

What are the “hottest sectors” for start-ups?

The hottest sectors for start-ups in Bulgaria are: Fintech/ICT, product development and services.

What kind of sectors are the rising stars in the local economy?

Surely a rising star of the local economy are our outsourcing and R&D centres.

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Eastern and Central Europe is one of the fastest growing regions in the world in terms of economic, social and cultural development. After decades under communism, the area is experiencing a rapid technological and ideological leap forward which is contributing to the shape of Europe today and its future. All of the countries in the region are considered to be democratic, with free election and free market as the principle.

The citizens of the region are eager to adopt new technologies and ideas and the EMEA region is also often picked as a testing ground for new solutions, such as contactless payment systems and the latest solutions for telecommunication companies. As our report shows, more decision-making units of international corporations are being moved into the region, testament to the faith in the area and its growing importance.

Łukasz Wilczyński | CEO Planet Partners

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