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

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

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Buta Art and Sweets Sumqayit, Azerbaijan

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Everyone’s Business Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    City Incubator, Slovenia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Jaguar Land Rover, Slovakia

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    MoustracheTour, Slovenia

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Tekwill, Moldova

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Quick Cash AI, Georgia

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Youth Cancer Europe Cluj-Napoca, Romania

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Continentel, Lithuania

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Edvin Kanka Ćudić, Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Verint Systems, Romania

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Galați, Romania

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Georgia Travel, Georgia

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Freewa Project, Croatia

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Skanderbeg Square Tirana, Albania

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Mokate, Poland

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Blue Projects, Romania

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Mátra Resort Parádsasvár, Hungary

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    #ilovediversity campaign Poznań, Poland

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Ondřej Kania, Czech Republic

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Grampet Group, Romania

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Milteks, Georgia

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Insignes Lab, Poland

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    New Door NGO Riga, Latvia

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    UCGA Educational Program “Board Direction”, Ukraine

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    eInspector, Serbia

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Networld, Varna

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Gosposvetska Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Neo Group, Lithuania

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    AD Plastik, Croatia

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Ukrtransgaz, Ukraine

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Go Beyond, Latvia

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    CCC, Poland

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    PPF Group, Czech Republic

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Albanian Investment Development Agency

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Itaka, Poland

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Adamed, Poland

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Mercedes Benz, Poland

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Devexperts, Bulgaria

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Moldova

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    CzechInvest

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Spirit Slovenia

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Praga Koneser Centre, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Poznań, Poland

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Viavi Solutions, Romania

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Barin.io, Estonia

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Holoroad, Poland

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Marek Materek, Poland

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Sisak Moslavina, Poland

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Genomtec, Poland

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    RoboticsX, Slovenia

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Olga Grudniak, Poland

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    The G-spot Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Conte, Belarus

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Hello 2, Kosovo

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Polish Investment and Trade Agency

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Gater, Belarus

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Sosnowiec, Poland

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Lingva Skills, Ukraine

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Spice of Europe, Budapest, Hungary

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Enterprise Estonia (EAS)

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    TransferHUB, Poland

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Margo Lazarenkova, Belarus

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    “i” Family Inclusive Theatre Minsk, Belarus

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Gedeon Richter, Hungary

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Tucano Coffee, Moldova

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Debrecen, Hungary

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Telamon, North Macedonia

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    LUG, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Montenegrin Investment Promotion Agency

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    CoPlay, Czech Republic

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Multivac, Bulgaria

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Open Theater Tirana, Albania

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Investment and Development Agency of Latvia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Kosovo Investment and Enterprise Support Agency

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Olga Kudinenko, Ukraine

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    OTP Bank, Hungary

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Taras Yavorskyy, Ukraine

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Łódź, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Ukraine Invest

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Ukraine Reformers Architecture with the EBRD, Ukraine

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    TCL Research, Poland

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Inter Marine Group. Poland

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Wielton, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Lithuania

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Enterprise Georgia

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Glucocarer, Lithuania

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    United Group, Serbia

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Two million reasons, Slovenia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Slovak Investment and Development Agency

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Holo4Labs, Poland

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Badamy Geny, Poland

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Vilnius, Lithuania

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts, Croatia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Foreign Investment Promotion Agency of Bosnia Herzegovina

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Niš, Serbia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Romania

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Lightopsy, Poland

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Promocija, Montenegro

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Revitalisation of Łódź, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Azpromo, Azerbaijan

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    #EstonianWay, Estonia

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Klaipėda, Lithuania

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest North Macedonia

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Valmera Glass, Latvia

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    UA Tech, Ukraine

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Balfin, Albania

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Tirana Photo Festival, Albania

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Timotej Kotnik, Slovenia

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    UBB HQ Gallery, Bulgaria

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Cleveron, Estonia

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Teslasuit, Belarus

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Mateusz Hołda, Poland

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Echo, Georgia

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Mingorspravka Guest card, Belarus

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Zicer Startup Factory, Croatia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Aerostructure Technologies, Georgia

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Florin Badita, Romania

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Business Armenia

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    LGBT-friendly Certificate Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Bulgaria Agency

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Maxima Grupe, Lithuania

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Wrocław, Poland

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Kraków, Poland

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Ericsson, Hungary

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Bayer, Ukraine

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    ROL, Lithuania

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Agency of Investment and Privatisation of Belarus

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    OmoLab, Croatia

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Solaris, Poland

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Writer’s Hub, Slovenia

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Deti MBA, Belarus

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Grupa Nowy Styl, Poland

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Santander One Pay FX, Poland

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Acronis, Bulgaria

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    #visitPoland, Poland

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    #beourguest, Moldova

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Brandville, Ukraine

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Sazka Group, Czech Republic

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Charity project «I see!» Minsk, Belarus

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Development Agency of Serbia

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Space for Girls Foundation Warszawa, Poland

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