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 in London on 25-26 June 2020.

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

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

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
 

Partners

Nominees 2019

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Sazka Group, Czech Republic

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Genomtec, Poland

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Sosnowiec, Poland

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Ericsson, Hungary

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    New Door NGO Riga, Latvia

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Inter Marine Group. Poland

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Multivac, Bulgaria

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Ukraine Reformers Architecture with the EBRD, Ukraine

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Foreign Investment Promotion Agency of Bosnia Herzegovina

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    CCC, Poland

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Charity project «I see!» Minsk, Belarus

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Grampet Group, Romania

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Quick Cash AI, Georgia

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Barin.io, Estonia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Business Armenia

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Freewa Project, Croatia

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Niš, Serbia

  • 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

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Enterprise Estonia (EAS)

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Bulgaria Agency

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Mateusz Hołda, Poland

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Go Beyond, Latvia

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Valmera Glass, Latvia

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Debrecen, Hungary

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Marek Materek, Poland

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Telamon, North Macedonia

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Solaris, Poland

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Wrocław, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Slovak Investment and Development Agency

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Romania

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Youth Cancer Europe Cluj-Napoca, Romania

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    eInspector, Serbia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    LUG, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Moldova

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    MoustracheTour, Slovenia

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Networld, Varna

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Mokate, Poland

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Acronis, Bulgaria

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Montenegrin Investment Promotion Agency

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Tekwill, Moldova

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    UA Tech, Ukraine

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    UCGA Educational Program “Board Direction”, Ukraine

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    PPF Group, Czech Republic

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Enterprise Georgia

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Open Theater Tirana, Albania

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    OTP Bank, Hungary

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    AD Plastik, Croatia

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Echo, Georgia

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Holoroad, Poland

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Devexperts, Bulgaria

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Conte, Belarus

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Gedeon Richter, Hungary

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Development Agency of Serbia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Albanian Investment Development Agency

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Two million reasons, Slovenia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Azpromo, Azerbaijan

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Praga Koneser Centre, Poland

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    #EstonianWay, Estonia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Aerostructure Technologies, Georgia

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Viavi Solutions, Romania

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Everyone’s Business Vilnius, Lithuania

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Mercedes Benz, Poland

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Zicer Startup Factory, Croatia

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Margo Lazarenkova, Belarus

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Lithuania

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Ondřej Kania, Czech Republic

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Kosovo Investment and Enterprise Support Agency

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    TCL Research, Poland

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Tirana Photo Festival, Albania

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Sisak Moslavina, Poland

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Deti MBA, Belarus

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    RoboticsX, Slovenia

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Klaipėda, Lithuania

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    OmoLab, Croatia

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    The G-spot Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Olga Grudniak, Poland

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    ROL, Lithuania

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Grupa Nowy Styl, Poland

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Jaguar Land Rover, Slovakia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Milteks, Georgia

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Holo4Labs, Poland

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Balfin, Albania

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Olga Kudinenko, Ukraine

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    CzechInvest

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Łódź, Poland

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Mátra Resort Parádsasvár, Hungary

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Glucocarer, Lithuania

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Hello 2, Kosovo

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    #beourguest, Moldova

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Space for Girls Foundation Warszawa, Poland

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Poznań, Poland

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Bayer, Ukraine

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Kraków, Poland

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Lightopsy, Poland

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    #visitPoland, Poland

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Spice of Europe, Budapest, Hungary

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Ukraine Invest

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Skanderbeg Square Tirana, Albania

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest North Macedonia

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Ukrtransgaz, Ukraine

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Timotej Kotnik, Slovenia

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Taras Yavorskyy, Ukraine

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Mingorspravka Guest card, Belarus

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Teslasuit, Belarus

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Galați, Romania

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Tucano Coffee, Moldova

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Writer’s Hub, Slovenia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Neo Group, Lithuania

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Cleveron, Estonia

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    CoPlay, Czech Republic

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    United Group, Serbia

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Badamy Geny, Poland

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Itaka, Poland

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Lingva Skills, Ukraine

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    UBB HQ Gallery, Bulgaria

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Adamed, Poland

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    LGBT-friendly Certificate Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Revitalisation of Łódź, Poland

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Insignes Lab, Poland

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Santander One Pay FX, Poland

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Gater, Belarus

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Continentel, Lithuania

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    “i” Family Inclusive Theatre Minsk, Belarus

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Gosposvetska Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Promocija, Montenegro

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Georgia Travel, Georgia

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Verint Systems, Romania

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Florin Badita, Romania

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Agency of Investment and Privatisation of Belarus

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts, Croatia

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Maxima Grupe, Lithuania

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    TransferHUB, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Polish Investment and Trade Agency

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Edvin Kanka Ćudić, Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Wielton, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Spirit Slovenia

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Brandville, Ukraine

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    City Incubator, Slovenia

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    #ilovediversity campaign Poznań, Poland

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Blue Projects, Romania

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