Poland Today recognized as ‘Media Leader’ at ABSL Gala 2019
Last night, Poland Today was recognized as a ‘Media Leader’ at the 10th ABSL Gala held at the Marriott Hotel in Warsaw.
The Warsaw-based, English-language media brand received the accolade alongside other leading titles and publishers, including the Financial Times, Rzeczpospolita, Puls Biznesu, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, Ringier Axel Springer, Outsourcing Magazine and Gazeta Wyborcza. The media organisations were distinguished for their coverage of the business services sector in Poland and “for promoting and facilitating a more transparent and efficient market”.
“Poland Today has been bringing Poland to the world and the world to Poland for a few years now and it has been rewarding to witness how much the business services sector and the wider economy has developed in such a short period,” said Richard Stephens, Founder & Editor of Poland Today, after accepting the award. “This award will only spur us on. We are at the start of an expansion programme, exploring new and innovative ways to reach the international business community and present Poland’s business and economic success story to the world.”
Georgette Mosbacher, US Ambassador to Poland, and Jarosław Gowin, Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Science and Higher Education, also received special recognition for their “significant contributions in building a dialogue between the government and employers”, and supporting the development of an innovative economy.”
This was the 10th edition of the ABSL Gala, which brings together a ‘who’s who’ of the local business services sector and all those who contribute to its development. Apart from providing a platform for C-level executives to meet and network, ABSL Poland stages the event to shine a spotlight on the local ABSL community, partners and key stakeholders and show its appreciation for their contribution to the sector over the past 24 months.
According to ABSL, the business services sector in Poland employs over 300,000 people and generates 3% of the country’s GDP.
Other award winners included:
In the category of City Leaders supporting the Business Services Sector
Białystok, Bydgoszcz, Gdańsk, Gdynia, Katowice, Kraków, Lublin, Łódź, Opole, Poznań, Radom, Rzeszów, Szczecin, Warszawa and Wrocław
…. for their significant contribution to the development of the business services sector and for creating a friendly business environment.
In the category of Public Administration Leaders supporting the sector
The Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH), the Ministry of Development (Ministerstwo Rozwoju) and the Ministry of Finance (Ministerstwo Finansów)
… for supporting ABSL and the business services sector in making Poland a top destination for the sector’s companies.
In the category of Business organisations supporting the sector:
Global Sourcing Association, the Polish Confederation Lewiatan (Polska Konfederacja Lewiatan), Business Center Club and the American Chamber of Commerce
… for their contribution to the development of the sector.
In the category of Diversity and Inclusion Leaders:
Vital Voices Poland and the International Organization for Migration (IOM)
… for raising awareness around equality and diversity issues.
In the category of Talent Leaders:
… for stimulating the growth and promotion of new talent in the sector.
In the category Social impact Leaders:
Fundacja Poland Business Run and Fundacja Zwolnieni z Teorii (‘Freed from Theory’)
… for striving for inclusive and sustainable economic growth and paying special attention to environmental and social causes.
In the category of Start-ups and Technology Leaders:
PLUGin – Polish Innovation Diaspora, Proptech Poland and Startup Poland
… for accelerating digital transformation, innovation and bringing Poland to the forefront of global innovation.
In the category of Education Leaders:
Kraków University of Economics (Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie), the Warsaw School of Economics (Szkoła Główna Handlowa: SGH), Kozminski University (Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego), Wroclaw University of Economics (Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny we Wrocławiu), the University of Silesia (Uniwersytet Śląski), the Silesian University of Technology (Politechnika Śląska), the University of Łódź (Uniwersytet w Łodzi), West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin (Zachodniopomorski Uniwersytet Technologiczny w Szczecinie) and Zespól Szkół Ogólnokształcących w Pruszczu Gdańskim
… for delivering the best in class education programmes and enabling further growth of the sector.