Nominations are now open for the 6th annual CEE Manufacturing Excellence and logistics Awards, which will take place on June 21 2018 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Warsaw. The anticipated celebrations will be attended by some of the region’s leading manufacturers, logistics operators and business leaders. With around 100 manufacturing executives and 300 industry leaders attending the summit and gala, and with awards presented to the leading manufacturers, logistic operators and suppliers, this event is promising to be a not to be missed occasion. The CEE Manufacturing Excellence & Logistics Awards will support and recognize manufacturing and logistics success in all sectors of the industry, and is now widely heralded as the most prestigious manufacturing and logistics event promoting the region to the international manufacturing and logistics sectors. Selected companies will compete for manufacturing and logistics business achievement in 2017 including manufacturing, suppliers, logistic operators, development companies, industry professionals and excellence in leadership. Award categories and criteria In this 6th edition, five of the most important categories in manufacturing will be covered: Production Innovation, Excellence in Manufacturing Management, Information Technologies for Manufacturing, Sustainability and Environment, and Business and Science. As well as Manufacturing Supplier & Professional Service Categories: These awards recognize excellence in the advisory and outsourcing services, innovative products and IT Systems that are provided to manufacturing companies. There will be a Grand Prize for the Manufacturing CEO of the Year. This award distinguishes the best overall manufacturing firm in the CEE region. This award specifically highlights achieved excellence in manufacturing. It confirms the exceptional achievements of the company, which led to its prosperity in every respect, and thus significantly increased their competitiveness. A detailed description of the Manufacturing Excellence Awards categories can be found here: www.manufacturingawards.eu The awards are judged by an independent elite panel of industry professionals from the leading companies of the manufacturing sector and its international industry partners. The Jury will debate to select the winners of the awards from the shortlisted companies. In order to ensure maximum objectivity and transparency of the final results, the judging procedure is overseen by EY – one of the world’s leading professional services organizations. The Manufacturing Strategy Summit The awards’ event is also an opportunity to debate on key factors driving the manufacturing and logistics sectors. On 21 June 2018, regional, international experts and business leaders will examine the business case for manufacturing investment opportunities. This senior level forum will include leadership presentations, panel debates, breakout discussion groups and workshops focused on regional and global manufacturing business. The Summit will also be an ideal opportunity for extensive networking among top leaders, innovators and business minds of the manufacturing sector. In addition to offering the opportunity to meet and network with leading market players, the Manufacturing Strategy Summit will examine, in detail, the manufacturing investment trends of Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Ukraine and the Baltic’s. The schedule includes morning and afternoon networking coffee breaks and lunch. As with all EuropaProperty events the 6th Annual CEE Manufacturing Excellence & Logistics Awards and Strategy Summit will pride itself on an unrivalled format that brings together top professionals in an environment conducive to offering the opportunity to meet and network with leading market players.