European Leadership Awards

Euronews global news media network and the European Business Summit (EBS) are joining forces to establish The European Leadership Awards - a prestigious and reputable awards ceremony that recognises outstanding achievements in business, politics, entrepreneurship and innovation.

The finalists of the Awards will be selected through a public vote followed by a final jury verdict, thus giving everyone an opportunity to decide which candidate merits the privilege of being called a true European Leader. The vote is now open and will close on March 31. 

An evening gala ceremony honouring the winners of the awards will take place at the majestic Palais d’Egmont in Brussels on the 22nd of May on the occasion of the 2018 edition of the European Business Summit. The event will be broadcast live on Euronews TV channel and streamed live on Facebook and this European Leadership Awards website.





European Personality of the Year 
A strong, inspiring and impactful figure bringing about positive transformation in Europe
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European Leader of the Year 
An influential, efficient and highly regarded leader with a global vision for Europe
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European Entrepreneur of the Year 
A competitive, creative and prosperous entrepreneur influencing Europe’s industry
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European CEO of the Year 
A resilient, dynamic and forward-looking business leader striving for continuous growth
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European Innovator of the Year 
An inventive, progressive and original visionary bringing Europe to the forefront of global innovation
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Following the closure of the vote the winners will be chosen from among top three candidates in each category. The selection will be done by a jury composed of renowned figures from a variety of backgrounds.

Emma Marcegaglia

President of BusinessEurope

Jacques Bughin

Senior partner at McKinsey, Director of the McKinsey Global Institute

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl

Director General of DIGITALEUROPE

Dr Arno Behrens

International Sustainability Advisor and Associate Senior Research Fellow at CEPS

Jennifer Baker

EU Policy Correspondent

Jeremy Wilks

Producer and presenter at Euronews NBC

Beate Degen

Advisory partner at Ernst & Young

Gabriel Grésillon

Journalist, Les Echos

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Would you like to join the nominees and the winners at the exclusive European Leadership Awards gala ceremony? 

Purchase your seats today and spend a unique evening at the remarkable Egmont Palace in the company of European leaders. 

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Tuesday 22 May 2018


Palais d’Egmont, Place du Petit Sablon, 8, B-1000 Brussels



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