The Emerging Europe Leaders’ Meeting & Awards embody the values of VISION — creating an inspiring road map of the region’s prosperous growth, EMPOWERMENT and ACHIEVEMENT — making the region stronger and more confident to thrive, and LEADERSHIP — seeking continuous improvement and setting the bar high.

Is the future of emerging Europe important to you? Join us at the next edition on 25-26 June 2020.

Contact us at events(at)emerging-europe.com to understand how your organisation can get involved.

Laureates of the Remarkable Achievement Awards 2019

Kristalina Georgieva

Kristalina Georgieva

CEO, World Bank, Laureate of the Princess Marina Sturdza Award 2019
Alexis Tsipras

Alexis Tsipras

Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, Laureate of the joint Günter Verheugen Award 2019
Zoran Zaev

Zoran Zaev

Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Laureate of the joint Günter Verheugen Award 2019

 

Speakers in the spotlight

Richard Stephens

Richard Stephens

Founder and Editor, Poland Today
Anne-Marie Martin

Anne-Marie Martin

Director for Global Business Networks, British Chambers of Commerce
Viljar Lubi

Viljar Lubi

Vice Minister of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia
Ion Sturdza

Ion Sturdza

President, Fribourg Capital, former Prime Minister of Moldova
Neal Barber

Neal Barber

Managing Partner, Blue Projects

Haldun Fırat Köktürk

Haldun Fırat Köktürk

Head of Global Limak Airports, Limak
Paula Pirvanescu

Paula Pirvanescu

State Secretary, Ministry for Business Environment, Commerce and Entrepreneurship, Romania
Milda Dargužaitė

Milda Dargužaitė

Chief Executive Officer, Northern Horizon Capital Group
Tadeusz Kościński

Tadeusz Kościński

Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology, Poland
Craig Turp

Craig Turp

Editor-in-Chief, Emerging Europe

Zdenko Lucić

Zdenko Lucić

State Secretary, Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Craft, Croatia
Mikheil Khidureli

Mikheil Khidureli

Director, Enterprise Georgia
Agnieszka Gajewska

Agnieszka Gajewska

Partner, CEE Leader Public Sector & Infrastructure, PwC
Thibault Muzergues

Thibault Muzergues

Europe Programme Director, International Republican Institute
Michael Keroullé

Michael Keroullé

President and CEO, GE Steam Power

Kasia Madera

Kasia Madera

BBC World News Presenter
Samuel Burke

Samuel Burke

Business & Technology Correspondent, CNN Business
Daniel Kawczynski

Daniel Kawczynski

Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury and Atcham in Shropshire
Elias Van Herwaarden

Elias Van Herwaarden

EMEA Service Leader, Global Location Strategies, Deloitte
Rich Pleeth

Rich Pleeth

Managing Director, Bolt (Formerly Taxify)

Olga Grygier-Siddons

Olga Grygier-Siddons

former CEO, PwC, CEE
 

Partners

Nominees 2019

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Space for Girls Foundation Warszawa, Poland

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Buta Art and Sweets Sumqayit, Azerbaijan

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Investment and Development Agency of Latvia

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Ukrtransgaz, Ukraine

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Brandville, Ukraine

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Lightopsy, Poland

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    ROL, Lithuania

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Georgia Travel, Georgia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Romania

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Blue Projects, Romania

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Sazka Group, Czech Republic

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Wielton, Poland

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Debrecen, Hungary

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Valmera Glass, Latvia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Mercedes Benz, Poland

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Writer’s Hub, Slovenia

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Revitalisation of Łódź, Poland

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Open Theater Tirana, Albania

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Devexperts, Bulgaria

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Ericsson, Hungary

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Glucocarer, Lithuania

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts, Croatia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Jaguar Land Rover, Slovakia

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    LUG, Poland

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    #beourguest, Moldova

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Tucano Coffee, Moldova

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    CzechInvest

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    PPF Group, Czech Republic

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Promocija, Montenegro

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Barin.io, Estonia

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Solaris, Poland

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Sisak Moslavina, Poland

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Holo4Labs, Poland

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    “i” Family Inclusive Theatre Minsk, Belarus

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Echo, Georgia

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Genomtec, Poland

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Maxima Grupe, Lithuania

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Grupa Nowy Styl, Poland

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    New Door NGO Riga, Latvia

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Gedeon Richter, Hungary

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Edvin Kanka Ćudić, Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Lingva Skills, Ukraine

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    City Incubator, Slovenia

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Quick Cash AI, Georgia

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Marek Materek, Poland

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Networld, Varna

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Ukraine Reformers Architecture with the EBRD, Ukraine

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Gosposvetska Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    OmoLab, Croatia

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    LGBT-friendly Certificate Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Adamed, Poland

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Klaipėda, Lithuania

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Zicer Startup Factory, Croatia

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Mokate, Poland

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    OTP Bank, Hungary

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Tirana Photo Festival, Albania

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Kraków, Poland

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Łódź, Poland

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Charity project «I see!» Minsk, Belarus

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Multivac, Bulgaria

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Youth Cancer Europe Cluj-Napoca, Romania

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Go Beyond, Latvia

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Conte, Belarus

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Ukraine Invest

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Enterprise Estonia (EAS)

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Two million reasons, Slovenia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Aerostructure Technologies, Georgia

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Tekwill, Moldova

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    CoPlay, Czech Republic

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Albanian Investment Development Agency

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Moldova

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Timotej Kotnik, Slovenia

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Sosnowiec, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Spirit Slovenia

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    CCC, Poland

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Olga Grudniak, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Development Agency of Serbia

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Inter Marine Group. Poland

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Deti MBA, Belarus

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest North Macedonia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Balfin, Albania

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Lithuania

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Mátra Resort Parádsasvár, Hungary

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Niš, Serbia

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Holoroad, Poland

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Spice of Europe, Budapest, Hungary

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    TCL Research, Poland

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Grampet Group, Romania

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    TransferHUB, Poland

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    United Group, Serbia

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    AD Plastik, Croatia

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Praga Koneser Centre, Poland

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Telamon, North Macedonia

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    UCGA Educational Program “Board Direction”, Ukraine

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Viavi Solutions, Romania

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Badamy Geny, Poland

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Skanderbeg Square Tirana, Albania

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Margo Lazarenkova, Belarus

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Itaka, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    The G-spot Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    UA Tech, Ukraine

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Slovak Investment and Development Agency

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    MoustracheTour, Slovenia

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Everyone’s Business Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    #EstonianWay, Estonia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Azpromo, Azerbaijan

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Taras Yavorskyy, Ukraine

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    #visitPoland, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Polish Investment and Trade Agency

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Santander One Pay FX, Poland

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Milteks, Georgia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Continentel, Lithuania

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Ondřej Kania, Czech Republic

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Olga Kudinenko, Ukraine

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    #ilovediversity campaign Poznań, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Business Armenia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Bayer, Ukraine

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Hello 2, Kosovo

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Acronis, Bulgaria

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Neo Group, Lithuania

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Mateusz Hołda, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Montenegrin Investment Promotion Agency

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Freewa Project, Croatia

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Galați, Romania

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Cleveron, Estonia

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Gater, Belarus

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    RoboticsX, Slovenia

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Verint Systems, Romania

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Insignes Lab, Poland

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Wrocław, Poland

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Poznań, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Enterprise Georgia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Bulgaria Agency

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Teslasuit, Belarus

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Mingorspravka Guest card, Belarus

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Kosovo Investment and Enterprise Support Agency

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Florin Badita, Romania

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    UBB HQ Gallery, Bulgaria

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Foreign Investment Promotion Agency of Bosnia Herzegovina

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    eInspector, Serbia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Agency of Investment and Privatisation of Belarus

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