ABSL Appreciation Gala

Let's meet again for the third edition of of ABSL Appreciation Gala, December 16th - a unique, C-level event createdto celebrate achievements of business services sectorand recognize those who have made significant contribution to its development over the past 24 months. The December Appreciation Gala will be an opportunity to recognize and appreciate our partners in 10 categories reflecting areas of strategic importance for the sector.


Each time, ABSL Appreciation Gala is an event during which we recognize people, organizations and initiatives impacting our sector, society and education.

This year we will honour them in the following categories:

City Leaders supporting sector 

Local governments and authorities contributing to the Business Services Sector development via creating friendly, supportive business environment, helping Business Sevices Sector to thrive in their cities.  

Public Administration Leaders supporting sector 

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

Business Leaders supporting sector 

Business organizations contributing to the Business Services Sector development via collaboratoin, experience sharing, helping and improving existing processes to stimulate growth.  

Media Leaders supporting sector 

Media outlets describing, promoting, highlighting key aspects, needs, transparency in boosting efficient and effective environment for Business Services Sector on Polish market.

Diversity & Inclusion Leaders 

Organizations raising awareness of equality and diversity matters, fostering environment that celebrates inclusion - key values and principles of key priority for the Busienss Services Sector

Talent Development Leaders 

Organizations stimulating innovative growth and promotion of new talents - the future leaders of the Business Services Sector.

Social Impact Leaders 

Organizations, individuals and opinion leaders making a positive change in the field of public discourse, social justice, sustainability and inclusivity.

Technology and Digital Transformation Leaders 

Organizations accelerating technology-enabled innovation and digital transformation in the Sector.

Leaders in Education 

Educational institutions actively engaging and cooperating with Business Services Sector in providing best in class studies, programs and curriculums helping re-skilling, up-skilling of the future Sector workforce.

Special Recognition 

Special category awarded to a change agents responding to particular need, helping addressing particular challange or driving particular opportunity for the Business Services Sector.      


Register here to join us for ABSL Appreciation Gala.


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Gold Partner




Afterparty Partner

Cushman & Wakefield


Please note that your safety is our priority. That is why we want to keep our events and venues as safe as possible. Before attending ABSL Elections and General Assembly meeting, please make sure to read the safety announcement below.

Dear ABSL Appreciation Gala Participants,

It is our firm belief that mass vaccinations are the only effective solution mitigating the negative consequences of the pandemic, offering us a real chance of a safe, face to face meeting after more than a year of lockdown.

Due to the most recent prevailing restrictions on the territory of Poland as well as our deepest concern of our quests’ health and well-being all ABSL  Appreciation Gala participants will be kindly requested to present at the registration desk either respective QR codes, certifying completed vaccination procedure or the relevant medical test certificate confirming the negative result of SARS-CoV-2 test. QR codes are available to download from mObywatel application or may be requested at the vaccination center. More details are available here.

According to the “Rules of Participation in the ABSL Appreciation Gala 2021” (available here), official Polish government announcement (available here) and The Polish Cabinet Regulation of 6 May 2021 on the establishment of certain restrictions, orders and bans in connection with SARS-CoV-2 epidemic (available here), legitimate tests are RT-PCR, RT-LAMP or TMA.

The test result certificate needs to meet the following conditions:

  1. must be issued in Polish or English by a medical lab officially licensed by the Ministry of Health (the list of laboratories is available at https://www.gov.pl/web/zdrowie/lista-laboratoriow-covid);
  2. the test must be performed no later than 72 hours before admission to the event; this time is counted from sampling time;
  3. must contain: the date and time of the test, personal details of the person performing the test, the name of the medical laboratory performing the test, the nature of the laboratory, and negative result confirmation.

In case one will not have a legitimate certificate confirming the vaccination or negative test resultwe will not be able to accept such person to take part in the event. ABSL will refund the ticket cost. Other costs (e.g. transport, accommodation) will not be refunded.

We count on your understanding of the above procedure. Safety and security of our guests has always been our highest priority and concern.

Should you have any questions, please get back to us at absl@absl.pl

Previous editions

See how we celebrated our previous meetings and don't miss this year's ABSL Appreciation Gala.