Nominations deadline is 5 March! – for CEE Business Services Awards

The 9th annual CEE Business Services Awards, to be held in a Hybrid format on 14-15 April: online via Hopin; and broadcast InPerson at our new venue in Warsaw!

What’s new in 2021? Obviously, a lot!:

New categories: We have several New categories; including tweeks to some (i.e. “Most Transformed Workplace”). See all Nominations categories here.

Popular vote: In 2021, we are introducing for the first time a “popular vote”, to supplement our Jury votes. Here’s how it will work: All attendees can cast individual votes in all 27 categories. This will be done on the day of the event, via the robust Hopin platform. The Jury vote will be weighted 2/3 and the Popular vote will be weighted 1/3. This adds a new dimension of engagement and is a wonderful use of the highly-interactive Hopin platform.

Nominations Showcases: While all Nominations submissions are completely free (as always), those companies who would like to showcase and highlight the quality of their Nomination will be able to do so via Video on the Hopin platform (as well as InPerson at the event). The Nominations Showcases are 8 minutes to present, followed by 2-min Q&A – on the Main day 15th April in the Nominations Showcases Roundtables. Also, your Nominations will be featured in a Hopin booth, where you can provide streaming video and PDF downloads about your Nomination. The number of Nominations Showcases is limited. (See details and prices here.)

Summit Format: 25 Roundtables! Over the last 12 tumultuous months, we’ve come to believe that a) webinar formats are completely tired and tiring, and b) people are craving connections and the chance to meet and discuss with their peers. So, our completely-overhauled format reflects that – and is tailored to the conditions of 2021. Consequently, instead of Speakers speaking one-way to a passive audiene, we will have 25 Roundtables on a wide-range of subjects top-of-mind of CEE BSC Site Directors. See these Videos from our January Roundtables to give you a feel for the highly-interactive format.

The Process

In early March, the Jury will receive the full list of all Nominations, to be ranked, resulting in our Short-List to be announced in mid-March. These “Short-Listed” firms move on to the final vote, to be cast at the Jury Dinner (14 April) one night before the CEE Business Services Awards Gala. Then, during the day 15 April, all Attendees can cast their votes for individual Awards (“Popular Vote”). Our Awards Auditors will compile all results, which will be unveiled at the evening Awards ceremony.

Nominations Categories 2021

Emerging City of the Year – CEE
Most “Dynamically Developing” City – CEE
Most “Dynamically Developing” City – Poland
New-entrant BSC of the Year
Top Employer Branding Initiative – CEE
Most Transformed Workplace – CEE
Best University-Business Cooperation – CEE
Top BSC HR Director of the Year
Business Centre Manager of the Year – BSC – CEE
Business Centre Manager of the Year – BSC – Poland
Top Process-Automation Implementation of the Year
Best Services Provider – pan-European (BPO)
Top Digital Transformation Services Provider – pan-European (BPO)
Top CSR Initiative of the Year – CEE
Top CSR Initiative of the Year – Poland
Business Services Firm of the Year – CEE/SEE (Ukraine, Bulgaria, Moldova, Georgia, others)
Business Services Firm of the Year – Baltics
Business Services Firm of the Year – Romania
Business Services Firm of the Year – Czech
Business Services Firm of the Year – Slovakia
Business Services Firm of the Year – Hungary
Business Services Firm of the Year – Warsaw
Business Services Firm of the Year – Gdansk/Gdynia
Business Services Firm of the Year – Krakow
Business Services Firm of the Year – Wroclaw
Business Services Firm of the Year – Poznan
Business Services Firm of the Year – Lodz
Business Services Firm of the Year – Katowice

A look back at the 2020 Awards

Photos of Winners here.
Additional 300 Photos here.
34 Videos from 2020.

* The 2020 Awards Gala, MC’ed by Thom Barnhardt of CEE Business Media, attracted a multitude of international guests from across the CEE region, including Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Moldova, Russia, Belarus, and Georgia. Additional guests came from UK, USA, Germany, Austria, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Italy, India, Cyprus – as well as large number of attendees from France, and first-time attendees from Japan. The Awards Gala was preceded by the CEE Business Services Summit, CEE Process Automation Workshop, and HR in BSC Forum – with a total of 47 speakers.

More than 175 Nominations for 2020 received in these 23 Categories!

TOP FINANCIAL SERVICES BSC FIRM OF THE YEAR

BEST UNIVERSITY-BUSINESS COOPERATION OF THE YEAR

TOP CSR INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR – POLAND

TOP CSR INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR – CEE

TOP ROBOTICS/RPA IMPLEMENTATION OF THE YEAR

MOST “DYNAMICALLY DEVELOPING” CITY – CEE

MOST “DYNAMICALLY DEVELOPING” CITY – POLAND

EMERGING CITY OF THE YEAR – CEE

EMERGING CITY OF THE YEAR – POLAND

TOP BSC HR DIRECTOR

NEW-ENTRANT BSC OF YEAR

BUSINESS CENTRE MANAGER OF THE YEAR – SSC – CEE

BUSINESS CENTRE MANAGER OF THE YEAR – SSC – POLAND

TOP EMPLOYER BRANDING INITIATIVE

BEST SERVICES PROVIDER - pan-European (BPO)

DIGITAL SERVICES FIRM OF THE YEAR – CEE

DIGITAL SERVICES FIRM OF THE YEAR – POLAND

MOST VIBRANT WORKPLACE - CEE

MOST VIBRANT WORKPLACE - POLAND

BUSINESS SERVICES FIRM OF THE YEAR – HUNGARY

BUSINESS SERVICES FIRM OF THE YEAR – BALTICS

BUSINESS SERVICES FIRM OF THE YEAR – POLAND

BUSINESS SERVICES FIRM OF THE YEAR – CEE

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