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

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
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
 

Partners

Nominees 2019

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Teslasuit, Belarus

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    #beourguest, Moldova

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Kosovo Investment and Enterprise Support Agency

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    “i” Family Inclusive Theatre Minsk, Belarus

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Conte, Belarus

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Polish Investment and Trade Agency

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    CzechInvest

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Montenegrin Investment Promotion Agency

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Mateusz Hołda, Poland

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Tirana Photo Festival, Albania

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Glucocarer, Lithuania

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Zicer Startup Factory, Croatia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Development Agency of Serbia

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    eInspector, Serbia

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Valmera Glass, Latvia

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Insignes Lab, Poland

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Sosnowiec, Poland

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Klaipėda, Lithuania

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts, Croatia

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Itaka, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Business Armenia

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Devexperts, Bulgaria

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Wrocław, Poland

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Barin.io, Estonia

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Revitalisation of Łódź, Poland

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Space for Girls Foundation Warszawa, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Enterprise Georgia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest North Macedonia

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Galați, Romania

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    MoustracheTour, Slovenia

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Poznań, Poland

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Ericsson, Hungary

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Holo4Labs, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Albanian Investment Development Agency

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Azpromo, Azerbaijan

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Lightopsy, Poland

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Gedeon Richter, Hungary

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Praga Koneser Centre, Poland

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Sazka Group, Czech Republic

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Go Beyond, Latvia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Enterprise Estonia (EAS)

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Agency of Investment and Privatisation of Belarus

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    CoPlay, Czech Republic

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    OmoLab, Croatia

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Hello 2, Kosovo

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Gater, Belarus

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Florin Badita, Romania

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Balfin, Albania

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Wielton, Poland

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    City Incubator, Slovenia

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Mátra Resort Parádsasvár, Hungary

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    New Door NGO Riga, Latvia

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    #ilovediversity campaign Poznań, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Spirit Slovenia

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Two million reasons, Slovenia

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Ukrtransgaz, Ukraine

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Quick Cash AI, Georgia

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Grampet Group, Romania

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Holoroad, Poland

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    The G-spot Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Youth Cancer Europe Cluj-Napoca, Romania

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Charity project «I see!» Minsk, Belarus

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Romania

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Georgia Travel, Georgia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Ukraine Invest

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Echo, Georgia

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Taras Yavorskyy, Ukraine

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Edvin Kanka Ćudić, Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Inter Marine Group. Poland

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Aerostructure Technologies, Georgia

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Tekwill, Moldova

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Foreign Investment Promotion Agency of Bosnia Herzegovina

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Viavi Solutions, Romania

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Sisak Moslavina, Poland

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    RoboticsX, Slovenia

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    UCGA Educational Program “Board Direction”, Ukraine

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    LUG, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Lithuania

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Bulgaria Agency

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Networld, Varna

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    UBB HQ Gallery, Bulgaria

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Slovak Investment and Development Agency

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Debrecen, Hungary

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Gosposvetska Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Verint Systems, Romania

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    TCL Research, Poland

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Multivac, Bulgaria

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Cleveron, Estonia

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Margo Lazarenkova, Belarus

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Milteks, Georgia

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    United Group, Serbia

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Blue Projects, Romania

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Grupa Nowy Styl, Poland

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Tucano Coffee, Moldova

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Adamed, Poland

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Ondřej Kania, Czech Republic

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Mingorspravka Guest card, Belarus

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Santander One Pay FX, Poland

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Promocija, Montenegro

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Bayer, Ukraine

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    PPF Group, Czech Republic

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Brandville, Ukraine

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Investment and Development Agency of Latvia

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Genomtec, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Solaris, Poland

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    #visitPoland, Poland

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Mercedes Benz, Poland

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Marek Materek, Poland

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Freewa Project, Croatia

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Writer’s Hub, Slovenia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Neo Group, Lithuania

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    LGBT-friendly Certificate Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Skanderbeg Square Tirana, Albania

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    #EstonianWay, Estonia

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Timotej Kotnik, Slovenia

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    CCC, Poland

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Badamy Geny, Poland

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Buta Art and Sweets Sumqayit, Azerbaijan

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Jaguar Land Rover, Slovakia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Moldova

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Kraków, Poland

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Niš, Serbia

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    ROL, Lithuania

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    TransferHUB, Poland

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Olga Grudniak, Poland

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    AD Plastik, Croatia

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Spice of Europe, Budapest, Hungary

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Deti MBA, Belarus

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    UA Tech, Ukraine

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Lingva Skills, Ukraine

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Ukraine Reformers Architecture with the EBRD, Ukraine

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Acronis, Bulgaria

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Maxima Grupe, Lithuania

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Telamon, North Macedonia

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    OTP Bank, Hungary

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Continentel, Lithuania

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Open Theater Tirana, Albania

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Olga Kudinenko, Ukraine

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Everyone’s Business Vilnius, Lithuania

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Łódź, Poland

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Mokate, Poland

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