This year, the PRB will celebrate its 25th anniversary. Since the very beginning, our association has been apolitical in nature. The urge for its creation came from the need to build a strong and credible representation for Polish business, following the transition into a free market and democratic Poland.
The decision to establish the Polish Business Roundtable (PBR) was taken at a meeting of a group of entrepreneurs in Warsaw in April 1992. It was attended by the owners and CEOs of several dozen of the largest Polish companies and foreign firms operating in Poland. The founding meeting of PBR took place on May 30th, 1992, in Kielce. There, the first program of the association was set out, the basic directions and forms of activity were defined, and membership criteria were established. Over the years, our personal involvement and compliance with the highest standards of business, allowed us to grow into a reliable and trustworthy opinion maker.
PBR meetings, debates and projects attract not only people from business, but also from academic, political and cultural circles. This cooperation is a learning and inspiring experience.
Over the last 6 years, we have granted a yearly “PBR Award in the Memory of Jan Wejchert” – an award commonly called in Poland as “Business Oscars”. We developed a Career Program designed for students and graduates, which in recent years has grown into one of the most prestigious internship programs in Poland. We run a mentoring program Mentors4Starters, a program promoting entrepreneurship and a "Good Law" program. We also regularly meet for economic breakfasts and debates.