Between May 22-24, The second edition of the international Zoo Design Conference took place. The conference was attended by over 200 experts from 37 different countries around the world. The key goal of the conference is to facilitate the exchange of experiences in zoo design, with an emphasis not only on architectural and construction projects, but also on ecological issues.
One of the very popular lectures was devoted to the new large scale aquarium – Nautilus Gdańsk, which is being created and implemented by PFI Future SA. It was presented as part of the new trend of constructing combined educational and entertainment („Edutainment”) facilities, as a response to the demand for the combination of education, entertainment and tourism.
PFI FUTURE presents its FUTURE VISION FOR CITIES – the philosophy of ErGoCity.
It is a consciously alternative approach to creating the best place to live, learn, work and relax in modern cities.
More information can be found in the article from Biznes Plus .
As previously mentioned, PFI Future presented two unique and innovative projects – NAUTILUS GDANSK AND ErGoCity – during the MIPIM International Real Estate Fair in Cannes between March 12-15.
As a result, our presence and projects drew considerable attention from the Polish media. We invite visitors to read the articles linked below, which include further details about our projects:
MIPIM Cannes is the world’s leading real estate fair, gathering the most influential players from all sectors of the international real estate market. Our goal is to present our innovative and unique projects, with the aim of establishing cooperation with investors from around the world.
The basic strategy of PFI Future S.A. is the identification, preparation and implementation of projects concerning multifunctional, educational-entertainment leisure facilities, that combine uniqueness with usefulness while providing educational value. It is a response to the changing expectations of the local community, adjusted by the dynamically growing needs of the tourism industry. These projects are implemented and managed in a manner that ensure long-term high visitor numbers, stable income and overall profitability of the project. They are supported by residential, office and hotel investments that supplement the core educational-entertainment facilities, or they may also constitute an independent investment as appropriate.
At MIPIM 2019, PFI Future S.A. will present, among other projects, our flagship Oceanarium (very large aquarium) project “Nautilus Gdańsk” and other planned projects – Our company has been participating in the fair for many years, but this year, we intend to expand our participation. The set of projects that we plan to present to potential investors and other partners is absolutely unique in Europe: the innovative Free Time Faciliy of supra-regional importance, with an Oceanarium playing leading role within the Nautilus Gdańsk project playing a central part of our presentation. The unique Ergocity development project will also be highlighted, which is a sustainable, model housing development of the future, that also incorporates a modern office campus, which will create an optimal environment for living, learning and working, while also being home to a range of entertainment options. Furthermore, we will present areas of investment associated with our business partners. – Marek Nowara, CEO PFI Future SA.
The MIPIM 2019 real estate exhibition, conference and networking event will be held from 12-15 March at the Palace of Festivals and Conferences in Cannes, France.
„PFI Future is creating the future fusion of education and entertainment”
This is the title of an article on eurobuildcee.com, a leading construction and property journal industry aimed at professionals. We invite visitors to read this article, as it provides insight into our current activities.
NAUTILUS – STEP BY STEP is the name given to a series of broadcasts on Radio Gdańsk throughout December. It will discuss the interesting things that will be found wthin this unique facility, while answering many questions, such as: Can it be compared it to the Wroclaw Afrykarium?; What animals will visitors see ?; Are such attractions needed by big cities? – we invite you to listen to the programme!
Gdańsk has once again hosted the regional conference – the Tricity Property Forum – which plays host to owners and managers of companies operating on the commercial real estate market.
One of the most important discussion panels at the conference was devoted to new sources of tourism and its subsequent impact on the development of the hotel market. Our company was represented on the panel by Mr. Marek Nowara, President of the Management Board of PFI Future S.A.
The external weather conditions are not favourable for everyone, but it does not constitute an obstacle to the work being carried out today at the Nautilus Gdańsk construction site.
At present, works are being carried out to rebuild the existing drainage channels while removing obstacles related to sanitary installations. As of today:
– most demolition works have been carried out,
– drainage ducts have been removed,
– power cables have been removed,
– obstacles within the water supply system has been removed and the construction of water pipes are underway in the new location,
– works related to increasing the drainage channel to the diameter of 1500 mm, which consist of driving in steel sheet piling, making a trench in the casing, laying pipes of 1.5 m and backfilling with compacted soil.
At the same time, the reinforcing groundworks for the Nautilus Ocenarium building are being prepared, which consists of creating the proper piling of the ground in that area.
Between 12-16th October 2018, in Orlando (USA), the IAAPA Attractions Expo took place. The leaders of the leisure industry have been all been present, and PFI Future S.A. was represented by Marek Nowara (President of the Board) and Kamil Pakosz (Director of Business Development), who are looking for new trends and inspiration for our portfolio of attractions, while also increasing the attractiveness of the products that we offer, which in turn will provide visitors with even more joy, entertainment and positive emotions.
It is an ideal place for industry meetings with representatives of the leisure industry and while also gathering experience and insights from other facilities such as SeaWorld, which is one of the largest theme parks, and which is both a zoological garden and aquarium at the same time.
On the 12th October 2018, a special press conference took place, during which development plans for the Gdańsk Letnica district were presented. On this occasion, new visualisations of the Nautilus Gdańsk exterior were presented, and in the company of children from nearby schools, the symbolic opening of the construction site of the largest tourist attraction on the Polish coast took place.
The meeting was a high profile one, honoured by the presence and participation of:
The Mayor of the City of Gdańsk, Paweł Adamowicz
Member of the Executive Board of tge Pomeranian Province, Paweł Orłowski
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Peru – Roman Walasiński
Deputy Mayors of the City of Gdansk – Alexander Dulkiewicz and Wiesław Bielawski
On behalf of the investor:
Marek Nowara – President of the Management Board of PFI Future S.A.
Kamil Pakosz – Managing Director, Hello Poland Sp. z o.o.
Rafał Mańkus – President of the Board, Arena Gdańsk Sp. z o.o.
Marek Borkowski – Managing Director of IMB Asymetria Sp. z o.o.
fot. Arena Gdańsk, PFI Future
On 5 October, PFI, as the lead company of the consortium, submitted an offer to the City of Kołobrzeg as part of the competitive process for the selection of an investor to develop a plot located at Wschodnia Street in Kołobrzeg. The submitted offer provides for the construction of a multifunctional leisure zone, whose character, scale and uniqueness will ensure the creation of a special tourist attraction for the city, increasing its attractiveness to tourists while lengthening the tourist season to 365 days a year.
The proposed object with a holiday theme – „Caribbean” – foresees, among other things, the construction of an extremely attractive oceanarium, which is a continuation of the Water Worlds series. Within the framework of which the Nautilus Gdańsk oceanarium is already under construction. Apart from the oceanarium, within the „Caribbean” facility, tourists will also find further educational and entertainment attractions, an excellent gastronomic selection and other services, especially in the area of health care, as well as high-quality hotel facilities.
The above offer was prepared and submitted by the PFI Future consortium, a group of entities that specialise in the preparation, implementation and management of investment projects in the education and entertainment industry. The PFI Future consortium awaits the decision of the Competition Committee with optimism, hoping that after the selection of the investor and the completion of subsequent stages of the open competition procedure, it will be able to implement this fantastic project in the City of Kołobrzeg.
The experience of local governments and business representatives in the implementation of public-private partnership projects, the investment Nautilus Gdańsk as implemented by PFI Future S.A. in Gdańsk, and the importance of such investments for residents and tourists. These are some of the many topics discussed during the conference „Partner investments – the joint success of local governments and entrepreneurs”. The discussion was also attended by Mr. Kamil Pakosz, Director of Development at PFI Future, who presented the issues related to the Nautilus Gdańsk investment and the principles of cooperation in this investment with a public partner, which in this case is the City of Gdańsk.
It is worth remembering that Nautilus Gdańsk will be the largest tourist attraction on the Polish coast. In the modern, educational and entertainment complex, visitors will find many leisure zones catering for tourists, among others: Oceanarium – Nautilus Gdańsk, the water entertainment park – Exotic Lagoon, themed shopping and service areas, the Secret Continental**** hotel with a conference and exhibition centre, a Medical Center and many others.
We invite you to read the whole article devoted to this debate:
PPP – a chance to implement difficult projects
On August 5-7, 2018, the PFI Future delegation held a series of meetings with representatives of the Georgian central and regional authorities. The topic of the talks was the possibility of implementing an investment in a multifunctional building for free time and leisure that could become an engine to strengthen the development of the Georgian tourism economy. PFI Future is talking about the possibility of implementing such an investment in the capital of the country – Tbilisi and in the most famous Georgian tourist resort – Batumi. During the series of meetings in Tbilisi and Batumi, the interlocutors of PFI Future representatives included:
– Board of the „Enterprise Georgia” agency
– Representatives of the government investment fund „Partnership Fund”
– Deputy President Tbilisi, Mr. Irakli Khmaladze,
– Minister of Finance and Autonomous Economy of the Republic of Ajari, Mr. Jaba Phutkaradze,
– President Batumi, Mr. Lasha Komakhidze
In 2017, PFI Future began to prepare the next entertainment/education facility in Kosice, Slovakia. Discussions were held with potential partners at various levels, and in July 2018, a meeting was held between PFI Future and local partners. These included the Deputy Prime Minister of Slovakia, Mr Richard Rasi, who is responsible for key investments on a national level in Slovakia, as well as the representatives from the Eastern Slovakia Development Agency – Mr Peter Cacar and Professor Juraj Bansky.
During the meeting, the Deputy Prime Minister expressed his satisfaction with the project, as well as with the financial model used for the development and execution of the project.
The overall investment in Kosice will be in the region of 160m Euro and will feature an oceanarium combined with virtual and dynamic methods of travel within the facility.
Kosice to the second largest city of Slovakia after Bratislava. In 2013, Kosice received the title of the European Capital of Culture, which underlined the unique character and tourism potential of the city. The charming old town, the surrounding vineyards and hospitable inhabitants mean that endless Polish, Hungarian and Ukrainian tourists visit the area, and which provides for Kosice to become the tourism capital of the wider region.
Also in attendance at the meeting from PFI Future were Mr Marek Nowara, President of PFI Future, along with Mr Kamil Pakosz, Business Development Director and Mr Andrzej Gluchowski, Financial Advisor to the PFI Future Board of Directors.
The next visit of PFI Future is scheduled to take place between 20-21 September 2018.
How does the entertainment industry work? What makes tourists come to Wrocław? What role does PFI Future play in this? And what are the company’s next investments? You will find response for those questions and more in interview with the Krzysztof Sachs – Managing Director of PFI Future!
On June 7, in Wroclaw Zoo’s Afrykarium, the inaugural meeting of the Nautilus Gdańsk project was held, dedicated to the over 100 people involved in the completion of our project. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the leaders of individual work teams, present the schedule of activities and the organizational scheme. Thus, the design phase, which will take several months, has been officially started.
The Lower Silesian Cybersecurity Cluster is a project that was initiated by the Wrocław University of Technology. The purpose of its activities is to protect and secure the most important IT resources as well as the development of secure software. On May 29, 2018, the founding members signed the agreement, including two companies from our capital group – PFI Future and Nexus Nowe Technologie S.A.
We invite you to read more the detailed plans below .
We are delighted to inform you that by the decision of the „Rzeczpospolita” editorial team, the Nautilus Gdańsk project has won the “Real Estate Impactor 2018” prize. We were awarded in the „new urban icons” category, which represent the future of Polish architecture. On behalf of PFI Future, Mr. Kamil Pakosz (Business Development Director) received the prize.
We are proud to announce that the Consortium PFI Future S.A. and Arena Gdansk Sp. z o.o. on 23/04/2018, it has signed an investment agreement for the implementation of the Nautilus Gdańsk project in the form of a public-private partnership.
Fifteen months after the announcement of the competition, and after eight months of negotiations of the partners’ agreements, the public partner Arena Gdańsk Sp. z o.o. signed a contract with the Consortium PFI Future S.A. The consulting entities in the process of negotiating the investment agreement were: JP Weber law office, under the coordination of Mr. Marcin Dudarski and the Drania i Partnerzy law firm. This investment will be one of the largest public-private investments carried out in Poland, will strengthen the tourist offer of the Pomeranian Voivodeship and will be a clear point of regional attractions on the map of Poland.
The contract was signed at the Ministry of Investment and Development – the Ministry that supports PPP projects. In this way, he tries to combine the needs of the public sector with the knowledge and experience of the private sector.
The meeting was hosted by Deputy Minister of Investment and Development Witold Słowik, signature on the contract from Arena Gdańsk Sp. z o.o. by Andrzej Bojanowski – President of the Board, from PFI Future S.A. Mr. Marek Nowara – President of the Board together with the Vice-President of the Management Board Marzanna Adamska.
At the begining of April, we took part in the Free Time Festival in Gdańsk. Our stand, which presented Nautilus Gdańsk along with Hello Poland was considered the most attractive and was awarded a prize! We are very happy that our project got the attention and approval from the citizens of Gdańsk!
We have just exhibited our new concept at the biggest real estate fair in Europe – MIPIM – that took place in Cannes in March. We are proud to have represented Poland with our Nautilus Gdańsk project. The project was received a large amount of interest from fair participants.
We invite you to watch our movie which was created for the fair.
We are delighted to announce that in June 2017, our concept Nautilus Gdańsk won an open contest for the space next to the Energa Arena. It will become the largest attraction on the Polish coast.
Nautilus Gdańsk is the answer to the needs of tourists while providing a complete solution for entertainment and education. The complex will contain an Oceanarium, that will invite guests to go on an expedition to the depths of the oceans and the distant corners of South America, also with a hotel, food court, shopping center and medical center.
We invite you to watch our movie about NAUTILUS GDAŃSK