Fermata’s Ben Polley Invited Guest on Green Industries Trade Mission to Poland
Ben Polley, founder of Fermata – Works of Earth and Evolve Builders Group Inc, recently returned (Saturday October 18th) from Warsaw as a guest of the Polish government and the European Union. Polley, was hosted at multiple matchmaking meetings between Polish and pan-European environmentally focused suppliers and their invited Canadian counterparts. Polley was one of just fourteen participants selected from across Canada for the week long program.
“I am proud that Evolve was identified as a world-class company, worthy of inclusion in an international trade program. I was also pleasantly surprised with the breadth and extent of foreign business interest in Evolve’s work and real possibilities for trans-Atlantic partnership.”
A targeted effort to promote green businesses in Poland to international entrepreneurs and media, fourteen Canadian delegates met with representatives of the City of Lodz’s Special Economic Zone Chamber of Commerce and toured POLEKO, the largest international business-to-business trade fair of environmental protection firms in Eastern Europe.
Polley was among the most popular participants in a series of organized business mixers. European representatives made unsolicited requests to license Evolve’s building and business processes while Polley in turn negotiated prospective distributorships for unique products not currently manufactured domestically.
“I intend to nurture these relationships. Evolve’s future clients will benefit from our having made these important personal introductions with European Passive House and green building suppliers.”