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

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

Craig Turp

Craig Turp

Editor-in-Chief, Emerging Europe
 

Partners

Nominees 2019

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Azpromo, Azerbaijan

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    LUG, Poland

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Gater, Belarus

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Verint Systems, Romania

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Georgia Travel, Georgia

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Freewa Project, Croatia

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Mokate, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Ukraine Invest

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Wielton, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Lithuania

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    OTP Bank, Hungary

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Two million reasons, Slovenia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest North Macedonia

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Galați, Romania

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Enterprise Estonia (EAS)

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Buta Art and Sweets Sumqayit, Azerbaijan

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Grupa Nowy Styl, Poland

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Timotej Kotnik, Slovenia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts, Croatia

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Spice of Europe, Budapest, Hungary

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Klaipėda, Lithuania

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Badamy Geny, Poland

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Adamed, Poland

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Ukraine Reformers Architecture with the EBRD, Ukraine

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Bulgaria Agency

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Mateusz Hołda, Poland

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Hello 2, Kosovo

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Revitalisation of Łódź, Poland

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Milteks, Georgia

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Teslasuit, Belarus

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    TCL Research, Poland

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Edvin Kanka Ćudić, Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Niš, Serbia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Mercedes Benz, Poland

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Barin.io, Estonia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Continentel, Lithuania

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Łódź, Poland

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    ROL, Lithuania

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Foreign Investment Promotion Agency of Bosnia Herzegovina

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Promocija, Montenegro

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    LGBT-friendly Certificate Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Margo Lazarenkova, Belarus

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Neo Group, Lithuania

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Sisak Moslavina, Poland

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Genomtec, Poland

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Echo, Georgia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Multivac, Bulgaria

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Spirit Slovenia

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    UBB HQ Gallery, Bulgaria

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Romania

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    CzechInvest

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Enterprise Georgia

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Valmera Glass, Latvia

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Olga Grudniak, Poland

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    TransferHUB, Poland

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Networld, Varna

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Polish Investment and Trade Agency

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Ukrtransgaz, Ukraine

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Youth Cancer Europe Cluj-Napoca, Romania

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Cleveron, Estonia

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Tekwill, Moldova

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Holo4Labs, Poland

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Go Beyond, Latvia

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    OmoLab, Croatia

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    AD Plastik, Croatia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Slovak Investment and Development Agency

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Lightopsy, Poland

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Sosnowiec, Poland

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Ericsson, Hungary

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Business Armenia

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Tirana Photo Festival, Albania

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Brandville, Ukraine

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Skanderbeg Square Tirana, Albania

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Development Agency of Serbia

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Deti MBA, Belarus

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    United Group, Serbia

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Gedeon Richter, Hungary

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    #ilovediversity campaign Poznań, Poland

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Glucocarer, Lithuania

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Florin Badita, Romania

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Jaguar Land Rover, Slovakia

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Ondřej Kania, Czech Republic

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Albanian Investment Development Agency

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    New Door NGO Riga, Latvia

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Lingva Skills, Ukraine

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    UA Tech, Ukraine

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    MoustracheTour, Slovenia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Kosovo Investment and Enterprise Support Agency

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Grampet Group, Romania

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Wrocław, Poland

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    #beourguest, Moldova

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Blue Projects, Romania

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Moldova

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    eInspector, Serbia

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Itaka, Poland

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Mátra Resort Parádsasvár, Hungary

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Praga Koneser Centre, Poland

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Debrecen, Hungary

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Montenegrin Investment Promotion Agency

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Devexperts, Bulgaria

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    The G-spot Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Open Theater Tirana, Albania

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Santander One Pay FX, Poland

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    RoboticsX, Slovenia

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Holoroad, Poland

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    UCGA Educational Program “Board Direction”, Ukraine

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    #visitPoland, Poland

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    PPF Group, Czech Republic

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Investment and Development Agency of Latvia

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Acronis, Bulgaria

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Zicer Startup Factory, Croatia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Agency of Investment and Privatisation of Belarus

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Sazka Group, Czech Republic

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Everyone’s Business Vilnius, Lithuania

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Aerostructure Technologies, Georgia

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    #EstonianWay, Estonia

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Kraków, Poland

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Charity project «I see!» Minsk, Belarus

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    CCC, Poland

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Quick Cash AI, Georgia

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Inter Marine Group. Poland

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    City Incubator, Slovenia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Balfin, Albania

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Telamon, North Macedonia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Bayer, Ukraine

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    CoPlay, Czech Republic

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Maxima Grupe, Lithuania

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Mingorspravka Guest card, Belarus

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Gosposvetska Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Solaris, Poland

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Tucano Coffee, Moldova

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Writer’s Hub, Slovenia

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Viavi Solutions, Romania

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Olga Kudinenko, Ukraine

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Space for Girls Foundation Warszawa, Poland

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Marek Materek, Poland

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Conte, Belarus

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Taras Yavorskyy, Ukraine

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Insignes Lab, Poland

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    “i” Family Inclusive Theatre Minsk, Belarus

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Poznań, Poland

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