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

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Kosovo Investment and Enterprise Support Agency

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    OmoLab, Croatia

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Wrocław, Poland

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Writer’s Hub, Slovenia

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    #EstonianWay, Estonia

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Olga Grudniak, Poland

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    #ilovediversity campaign Poznań, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    CzechInvest

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    City Incubator, Slovenia

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Sazka Group, Czech Republic

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Open Theater Tirana, Albania

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Tirana Photo Festival, Albania

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    UA Tech, Ukraine

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Grampet Group, Romania

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Galați, Romania

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Lithuania

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Gosposvetska Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Blue Projects, Romania

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Hello 2, Kosovo

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Youth Cancer Europe Cluj-Napoca, Romania

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Charity project «I see!» Minsk, Belarus

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Adamed, Poland

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    “i” Family Inclusive Theatre Minsk, Belarus

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Slovak Investment and Development Agency

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Lightopsy, Poland

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Florin Badita, Romania

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Itaka, Poland

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Acronis, Bulgaria

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Spirit Slovenia

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    CoPlay, Czech Republic

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Sisak Moslavina, Poland

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    TCL Research, Poland

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Aerostructure Technologies, Georgia

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Revitalisation of Łódź, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Enterprise Estonia (EAS)

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    TransferHUB, Poland

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Ericsson, Hungary

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Everyone’s Business Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    #beourguest, Moldova

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Santander One Pay FX, Poland

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Solaris, Poland

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Ukrtransgaz, Ukraine

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Insignes Lab, Poland

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Viavi Solutions, Romania

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Zicer Startup Factory, Croatia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Moldova

  • FDI Project

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    Mercedes Benz, Poland

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Mingorspravka Guest card, Belarus

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Kraków, Poland

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    #visitPoland, Poland

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Marek Materek, Poland

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Two million reasons, Slovenia

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Skanderbeg Square Tirana, Albania

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Ukraine Reformers Architecture with the EBRD, Ukraine

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Ukraine Invest

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Go Beyond, Latvia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Multivac, Bulgaria

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Jaguar Land Rover, Slovakia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Telamon, North Macedonia

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Margo Lazarenkova, Belarus

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Buta Art and Sweets Sumqayit, Azerbaijan

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Valmera Glass, Latvia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Azpromo, Azerbaijan

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Taras Yavorskyy, Ukraine

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    CCC, Poland

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Verint Systems, Romania

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Wielton, Poland

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Conte, Belarus

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Teslasuit, Belarus

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Gedeon Richter, Hungary

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    AD Plastik, Croatia

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Mokate, Poland

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Networld, Varna

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    The G-spot Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    LUG, Poland

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Praga Koneser Centre, Poland

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    OTP Bank, Hungary

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Development Agency of Serbia

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    New Door NGO Riga, Latvia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Continentel, Lithuania

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Space for Girls Foundation Warszawa, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Foreign Investment Promotion Agency of Bosnia Herzegovina

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    PPF Group, Czech Republic

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Cleveron, Estonia

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Gater, Belarus

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Promocija, Montenegro

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Badamy Geny, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Bulgaria Agency

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Klaipėda, Lithuania

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts, Croatia

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Debrecen, Hungary

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Milteks, Georgia

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Holo4Labs, Poland

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    MoustracheTour, Slovenia

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    UCGA Educational Program “Board Direction”, Ukraine

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Spice of Europe, Budapest, Hungary

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Holoroad, Poland

  • Tourism Campaign

    Tourism Campaign

    Georgia Travel, Georgia

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Niš, Serbia

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    Brandville, Ukraine

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Polish Investment and Trade Agency

  • 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

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    LGBT-friendly Certificate Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Renewal Project

    Renewal Project

    UBB HQ Gallery, Bulgaria

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    ROL, Lithuania

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Barin.io, Estonia

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Deti MBA, Belarus

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Balfin, Albania

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Edvin Kanka Ćudić, Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Olga Kudinenko, Ukraine

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Freewa Project, Croatia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Investment and Development Agency of Latvia

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Łódź, Poland

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Albanian Investment Development Agency

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Maxima Grupe, Lithuania

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    Tucano Coffee, Moldova

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest Romania

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Inter Marine Group. Poland

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    RoboticsX, Slovenia

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Invest North Macedonia

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    Quick Cash AI, Georgia

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Glucocarer, Lithuania

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Ondřej Kania, Czech Republic

  • Innovation Initiative

    Innovation Initiative

    eInspector, Serbia

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Sosnowiec, Poland

  • Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Equality-Friendly Initiative

    Mátra Resort Parádsasvár, Hungary

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Genomtec, Poland

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Mateusz Hołda, Poland

  • Global Champion

    Global Champion

    Grupa Nowy Styl, Poland

  • City FDI Strategy

    City FDI Strategy

    Poznań, Poland

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Lingva Skills, Ukraine

  • Research and Development

    Research and Development

    Devexperts, Bulgaria

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Montenegrin Investment Promotion Agency

  • National Investment Promotion Agency

    National Investment Promotion Agency

    Business Armenia

  • Regional Champion

    Regional Champion

    United Group, Serbia

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Neo Group, Lithuania

  • FDI Project

    FDI Project

    Bayer, Ukraine

  • Social Impact Start-up

    Social Impact Start-up

    Echo, Georgia

  • Young Empowerment Initiative

    Young Empowerment Initiative

    Tekwill, Moldova

  • Young Influencer

    Young Influencer

    Timotej Kotnik, Slovenia

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