ABSL distinctions for contribution to the dynamic growth of business services sector


ABSL Gala held on December 5th in Warsaw is a ceremony integrating the business services sector environment and all those who contribute to its development. The second edition of the C-level executives meeting is an opportunity to appreciate the ABSL community, partners and key stakeholders for their contribution to the development of business services sector in the past 24 months.

The sector employs over 300 thousand people and generates 3% of Polish GDP, consistently increasing competitive dominance and the attractiveness of Polish economy internationally. Such strength of the sector is possible through cooperation of many environments and organizations.

To appreciate the importance of cooperation, partnership and dialogue, ABSL distinguished organizations and people who actively contribute to the dynamic growth of the sector, promoting it as a significant branch of economy, showing its strength, value and achievements.

The laureates of ABSL distinctions in 2019 for the achievements of the past two year:

1. In category City Leaders supporting the Business Services Sector

Białystok, Bydgoszcz, Gdańsk, Gdynia, Katowice, Kraków, Lublin, Łódź, Opole, Poznań, Radom, Rzeszów, Szczecin, Warszawa, Wrocław

for significant contribution to the Business Services Sector development and creating friendly business environment.

2. In category Public Administration Leaders supporting the Business Services Sector

Polska Agencja Inwestycji i Handlu, Ministerstwo Rozwoju, Ministerstwo Finansów

for supporting ABSL and the Business Services Sector in making Poland a top destination for the sector companies.

3. In category Business organizations supporting the sector

Global Sourcing Association, Polska Konfederacja Lewiatan, Business Center Club, American Chamber of Commerce

for contribution to the development of the Business Services Sector.

4. In category Media Leaders supporting sector

Puls Biznesu, Rzeczpospolita, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, Ringier Axel Springer, Business Services Magazine, Poland Today, Financial Times, Gazeta Wyborcza

for promoting and facilitating more transparent and efficient market.

5. In category Diversity and Inclusion Leaders

Vital Voices Poland, Międzynarodowa Organizacja ds. Migracji

for raising awareness of equality and diversity issues.

6. In category Talent Leaders

Absolvent.pl, HackYeah

for stimulating growth and promotion of new talents in the sector.

7. In category Social impact Leaders

Fundacja Poland Business Run, Fundacja Zwolnieni z Teorii

for striving for inclusive and sustainable economy growth and paying special attention to environmental and social impacts.

8. In category Start-ups and Technology Leaders

Plug In Polish Innovation Diaspora, Proptech Poland, Startup Poland

for accelerating digital transformation, innovation and bringing Poland to the forefront of global innovation.

9. In category Education Leaders

Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie, Szkoła Główna Handlowa, Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego, Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny we Wrocławiu, Uniwersytet Śląski, Politechnika Śląska, Uniwersytet w Łodzi, Zachodniopomorski Uniwersytet Technologiczny w Szczecinie, Zespól Szkół Ogólnokształcących w Pruszczu Gdańskim

for ensuring best in class education programs enabling the further growth of the sector.

10. In category Special Recognition

Georgette Mosbacher, U.S Ambassador to Poland

for significant contributions in supporting investors shaping Business Services Sector.

Jarosław Gowin, Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Science and Higher Education

for significant contributions in building a dialogue between the government and the employers, supporting the development of innovative economy.