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

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
Kristalina Georgieva

Kristalina Georgieva

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

 

Speakers in the spotlight

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
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
 

Partners

Nominees 2019

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Tirana Photo Festival, Albania

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    The G-spot Vilnius, Lithuania

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Enterprise Estonia (EAS)

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    OmoLab, Croatia

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Brandville, Ukraine

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Promocija, Montenegro

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    CoPlay, Czech Republic

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    #beourguest, Moldova

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Neo Group, Lithuania

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Writer’s Hub, Slovenia

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    ROL, Lithuania

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Solaris, Poland

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Ondřej Kania, Czech Republic

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    #EstonianWay, Estonia

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Barin.io, Estonia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Balfin, Albania

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Development Agency of Serbia

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    #ilovediversity campaign Poznań, Poland

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Freewa Project, Croatia

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Olga Kudinenko, Ukraine

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Verint Systems, Romania

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Echo, Georgia

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Wrocław, Poland

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Holoroad, Poland

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Maxima Grupe, Lithuania

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Glucocarer, Lithuania

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Mateusz Hołda, Poland

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    City Incubator, Slovenia

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Lightopsy, Poland

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Gosposvetska Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Edvin Kanka Ćudić, Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Debrecen, Hungary

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    TransferHUB, Poland

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Telamon, North Macedonia

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Klaipėda, Lithuania

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    LGBT-friendly Certificate Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    #visitPoland, Poland

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Zicer Startup Factory, Croatia

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Kraków, Poland

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Insignes Lab, Poland

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Holo4Labs, Poland

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Grampet Group, Romania

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Taras Yavorskyy, Ukraine

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Conte, Belarus

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    AD Plastik, Croatia

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Hello 2, Kosovo

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    “i” Family Inclusive Theatre Minsk, Belarus

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Santander One Pay FX, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Albanian Investment Development Agency

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest North Macedonia

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    PPF Group, Czech Republic

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Business Armenia

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Adamed, Poland

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Genomtec, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Kosovo Investment and Enterprise Support Agency

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Two million reasons, Slovenia

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Cleveron, Estonia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Mercedes Benz, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Investment and Development Agency of Latvia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    CzechInvest

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    United Group, Serbia

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Acronis, Bulgaria

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Mokate, Poland

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    TCL Research, Poland

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Grupa Nowy Styl, Poland

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    CCC, Poland

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Niš, Serbia

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Revitalisation of Łódź, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Lithuania

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    RoboticsX, Slovenia

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Blue Projects, Romania

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Mátra Resort Parádsasvár, Hungary

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Viavi Solutions, Romania

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Mingorspravka Guest card, Belarus

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Devexperts, Bulgaria

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Sisak Moslavina, Poland

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Ukrtransgaz, Ukraine

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Timotej Kotnik, Slovenia

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Inter Marine Group. Poland

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Olga Grudniak, Poland

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    New Door NGO Riga, Latvia

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    UA Tech, Ukraine

  • 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

    Enterprise Georgia

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Badamy Geny, Poland

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Gater, Belarus

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Ukraine Invest

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Sosnowiec, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Slovak Investment and Development Agency

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Multivac, Bulgaria

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Skanderbeg Square Tirana, Albania

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Milteks, Georgia

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Tucano Coffee, Moldova

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    UBB HQ Gallery, Bulgaria

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Montenegrin Investment Promotion Agency

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Continentel, Lithuania

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Lingva Skills, Ukraine

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Buta Art and Sweets Sumqayit, Azerbaijan

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Agency of Investment and Privatisation of Belarus

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Space for Girls Foundation Warszawa, Poland

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Everyone’s Business Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Ericsson, Hungary

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    OTP Bank, Hungary

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Margo Lazarenkova, Belarus

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    MoustracheTour, Slovenia

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Tekwill, Moldova

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Aerostructure Technologies, Georgia

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    UCGA Educational Program “Board Direction”, Ukraine

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Polish Investment and Trade Agency

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Quick Cash AI, Georgia

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Gedeon Richter, Hungary

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Spirit Slovenia

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Open Theater Tirana, Albania

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Moldova

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Praga Koneser Centre, Poland

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Łódź, Poland

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Deti MBA, Belarus

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Florin Badita, Romania

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Ukraine Reformers Architecture with the EBRD, Ukraine

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Charity project «I see!» Minsk, Belarus

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Georgia Travel, Georgia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Foreign Investment Promotion Agency of Bosnia Herzegovina

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Wielton, Poland

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Sazka Group, Czech Republic

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Teslasuit, Belarus

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Jaguar Land Rover, Slovakia

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Networld, Varna

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts, Croatia

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Galați, Romania

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Itaka, Poland

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Marek Materek, Poland

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Spice of Europe, Budapest, Hungary

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Bayer, Ukraine

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Go Beyond, Latvia

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Valmera Glass, Latvia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Bulgaria Agency

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Poznań, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Azpromo, Azerbaijan

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    LUG, Poland

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