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

Zoran Zaev

Zoran Zaev

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

 

Speakers in the spotlight

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
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
 

Partners

Nominees 2019

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Freewa Project, Croatia

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Ericsson, Hungary

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Genomtec, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Enterprise Georgia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Enterprise Estonia (EAS)

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Inter Marine Group. Poland

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Spice of Europe, Budapest, Hungary

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Quick Cash AI, Georgia

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    The G-spot Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Mingorspravka Guest card, Belarus

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Cleveron, Estonia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Bulgaria Agency

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Debrecen, Hungary

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Buta Art and Sweets Sumqayit, Azerbaijan

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Multivac, Bulgaria

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Aerostructure Technologies, Georgia

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    AD Plastik, Croatia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Moldova

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    PPF Group, Czech Republic

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Azpromo, Azerbaijan

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Ondřej Kania, Czech Republic

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Maxima Grupe, Lithuania

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Go Beyond, Latvia

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    #visitPoland, Poland

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Edvin Kanka Ćudić, Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    New Door NGO Riga, Latvia

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Devexperts, Bulgaria

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Barin.io, Estonia

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Viavi Solutions, Romania

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Deti MBA, Belarus

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    ROL, Lithuania

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Tekwill, Moldova

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    LGBT-friendly Certificate Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Slovak Investment and Development Agency

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Olga Grudniak, Poland

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Mátra Resort Parádsasvár, Hungary

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Montenegrin Investment Promotion Agency

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Gater, Belarus

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Mokate, Poland

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Gosposvetska Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    eInspector, Serbia

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Kraków, Poland

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    City Incubator, Slovenia

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Ukraine Reformers Architecture with the EBRD, Ukraine

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Acronis, Bulgaria

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Niš, Serbia

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Valmera Glass, Latvia

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    UBB HQ Gallery, Bulgaria

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Florin Badita, Romania

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Sisak Moslavina, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Development Agency of Serbia

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Gedeon Richter, Hungary

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Glucocarer, Lithuania

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Neo Group, Lithuania

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Wielton, Poland

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Hello 2, Kosovo

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    #ilovediversity campaign Poznań, Poland

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Two million reasons, Slovenia

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    UCGA Educational Program “Board Direction”, Ukraine

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    TransferHUB, Poland

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Teslasuit, Belarus

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Bayer, Ukraine

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    OTP Bank, Hungary

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Lingva Skills, Ukraine

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Polish Investment and Trade Agency

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Insignes Lab, Poland

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Holo4Labs, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Lithuania

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    CCC, Poland

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Balfin, Albania

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Sosnowiec, Poland

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Zicer Startup Factory, Croatia

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Networld, Varna

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Adamed, Poland

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Solaris, Poland

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Charity project «I see!» Minsk, Belarus

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Wrocław, Poland

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Holoroad, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Foreign Investment Promotion Agency of Bosnia Herzegovina

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Youth Cancer Europe Cluj-Napoca, Romania

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Tirana Photo Festival, Albania

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Ukraine Invest

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Mercedes Benz, Poland

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Badamy Geny, Poland

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Poznań, Poland

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Galați, Romania

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Verint Systems, Romania

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Jaguar Land Rover, Slovakia

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    United Group, Serbia

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Grampet Group, Romania

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    TCL Research, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    CzechInvest

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Promocija, Montenegro

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    CoPlay, Czech Republic

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts, Croatia

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Klaipėda, Lithuania

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Itaka, Poland

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Santander One Pay FX, Poland

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Timotej Kotnik, Slovenia

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Georgia Travel, Georgia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Milteks, Georgia

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    “i” Family Inclusive Theatre Minsk, Belarus

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    MoustracheTour, Slovenia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Continentel, Lithuania

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Agency of Investment and Privatisation of Belarus

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest North Macedonia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Telamon, North Macedonia

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Lightopsy, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Kosovo Investment and Enterprise Support Agency

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    OmoLab, Croatia

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    #EstonianWay, Estonia

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Grupa Nowy Styl, Poland

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Conte, Belarus

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Taras Yavorskyy, Ukraine

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Tucano Coffee, Moldova

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Blue Projects, Romania

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Open Theater Tirana, Albania

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Everyone’s Business Vilnius, Lithuania

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Spirit Slovenia

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Echo, Georgia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Albanian Investment Development Agency

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Writer’s Hub, Slovenia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Business Armenia

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Praga Koneser Centre, Poland

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Margo Lazarenkova, Belarus

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Space for Girls Foundation Warszawa, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Romania

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Olga Kudinenko, Ukraine

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    #beourguest, Moldova

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    LUG, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Investment and Development Agency of Latvia

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Ukrtransgaz, Ukraine

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    UA Tech, Ukraine

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Skanderbeg Square Tirana, Albania

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    RoboticsX, Slovenia

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Brandville, Ukraine

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Revitalisation of Łódź, Poland

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Mateusz Hołda, Poland

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Sazka Group, Czech Republic

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Łódź, Poland

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Marek Materek, Poland

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