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

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Two million reasons, Slovenia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Bulgaria Agency

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Sazka Group, Czech Republic

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Charity project «I see!» Minsk, Belarus

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    #ilovediversity campaign Poznań, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Investment and Development Agency of Latvia

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Łódź, Poland

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    LUG, Poland

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Youth Cancer Europe Cluj-Napoca, Romania

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    TCL Research, Poland

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Deti MBA, Belarus

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    OmoLab, Croatia

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Hello 2, Kosovo

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Mateusz Hołda, Poland

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    RoboticsX, Slovenia

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Timotej Kotnik, Slovenia

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Ukrtransgaz, Ukraine

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Inter Marine Group. Poland

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Marek Materek, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Ukraine Invest

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Promocija, Montenegro

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Albanian Investment Development Agency

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Revitalisation of Łódź, Poland

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    #visitPoland, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Moldova

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Spirit Slovenia

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Lingva Skills, Ukraine

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Gosposvetska Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Enterprise Georgia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Agency of Investment and Privatisation of Belarus

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Neo Group, Lithuania

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Telamon, North Macedonia

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    #beourguest, Moldova

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Sosnowiec, Poland

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Maxima Grupe, Lithuania

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    “i” Family Inclusive Theatre Minsk, Belarus

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Quick Cash AI, Georgia

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    OTP Bank, Hungary

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    UBB HQ Gallery, Bulgaria

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    New Door NGO Riga, Latvia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Aerostructure Technologies, Georgia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Poznań, Poland

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Adamed, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest North Macedonia

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Mátra Resort Parádsasvár, Hungary

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Space for Girls Foundation Warszawa, Poland

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Ukraine Reformers Architecture with the EBRD, Ukraine

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    ROL, Lithuania

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Wielton, Poland

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Ericsson, Hungary

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Go Beyond, Latvia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Mercedes Benz, Poland

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Blue Projects, Romania

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Business Armenia

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Insignes Lab, Poland

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Everyone’s Business Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Gedeon Richter, Hungary

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Galați, Romania

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Devexperts, Bulgaria

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Edvin Kanka Ćudić, Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    The G-spot Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Tucano Coffee, Moldova

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Grampet Group, Romania

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Tekwill, Moldova

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Montenegrin Investment Promotion Agency

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Solaris, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Romania

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Milteks, Georgia

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    CoPlay, Czech Republic

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Foreign Investment Promotion Agency of Bosnia Herzegovina

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Bayer, Ukraine

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Echo, Georgia

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Lightopsy, Poland

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    UA Tech, Ukraine

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    LGBT-friendly Certificate Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Florin Badita, Romania

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Barin.io, Estonia

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    #EstonianWay, Estonia

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Gater, Belarus

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Buta Art and Sweets Sumqayit, Azerbaijan

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Freewa Project, Croatia

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Teslasuit, Belarus

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    PPF Group, Czech Republic

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Santander One Pay FX, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Development Agency of Serbia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Multivac, Bulgaria

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Debrecen, Hungary

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Taras Yavorskyy, Ukraine

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    eInspector, Serbia

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    United Group, Serbia

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Viavi Solutions, Romania

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Azpromo, Azerbaijan

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Praga Koneser Centre, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Polish Investment and Trade Agency

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Zicer Startup Factory, Croatia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts, Croatia

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Skanderbeg Square Tirana, Albania

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Acronis, Bulgaria

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Georgia Travel, Georgia

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Kraków, Poland

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    UCGA Educational Program “Board Direction”, Ukraine

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Genomtec, Poland

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Margo Lazarenkova, Belarus

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    MoustracheTour, Slovenia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Enterprise Estonia (EAS)

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Continentel, Lithuania

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Itaka, Poland

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Writer’s Hub, Slovenia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    CzechInvest

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Badamy Geny, Poland

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Olga Kudinenko, Ukraine

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Holoroad, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Slovak Investment and Development Agency

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Niš, Serbia

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Networld, Varna

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Open Theater Tirana, Albania

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Grupa Nowy Styl, Poland

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Cleveron, Estonia

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Mingorspravka Guest card, Belarus

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Glucocarer, Lithuania

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Valmera Glass, Latvia

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Sisak Moslavina, Poland

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Balfin, Albania

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Jaguar Land Rover, Slovakia

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Ondřej Kania, Czech Republic

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Klaipėda, Lithuania

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Verint Systems, Romania

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Olga Grudniak, Poland

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Spice of Europe, Budapest, Hungary

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Holo4Labs, Poland

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    City Incubator, Slovenia

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Brandville, Ukraine

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Wrocław, Poland

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Tirana Photo Festival, Albania

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    CCC, Poland

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Conte, Belarus

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    TransferHUB, Poland

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Mokate, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Lithuania

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    AD Plastik, Croatia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Kosovo Investment and Enterprise Support Agency

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