You are invited to propose the nomination of distinguished candidates for the Baltic Sea Award 2010. Proposals should be presented by 14 May 2010.
In corporation with The Danish Industry Foundation, the Baltic Sea Award 2010 is given to an individual or organization that has made an extraordinary contribution to the development of the Baltic Sea Region. Apart from the honor, the award consists of €5,000
The winner will be announced and receive the Award at a special ceremony before the BDF Summit gala dinner in Vilnius on Tuesday 1 June 2010.
The Baltic Sea Award was established in 2007 in order to highlight and encourage positive development of the Baltic Sea Region. Together with our Summit sponsor in 2007-2009, Swedbank, the award has developed into being the main regional award for the Baltic Sea Region in general.
BDF is each year receiving many strong candidates and nominations. We encourage all stakeholders in the region to present nominations following the inclusive criteria, reflecting that BDF is working on all levels (cross-level) with a multi-stakeholder approach (cross-sector) and covering all part of the region (cross-border).
Baltic Development Forum are delighted to welcome The Danish Industry Foundation. Nominations to the Award are made by the award sponsor and Baltic Development Forum. As previous years, a jury – consisting of a representative of the award sponsor, The Chairman of Baltic Development Forum, Uffe Ellemann-Jensen and the Prime Minister of a Baltic Sea State – appoints the winner.
The Baltic Sea Award jury 2010 is composed by Mr. Hans Skov Christensen representing the Danish Industry Foundation, Mr. Andrius Kubilius, Prime Minister of Lithuania, and Mr. Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, BDF Chairman.
In 2007, Björn Carlsson, founder of Baltic Sea 2020, was the first to receive the award. In 2008, the award was conferred on the President of Finland, Tarja Halonen for her strong commitment for the Baltic Sea region and last year, in 2009, it was given to Arminta Saladžienė, Chairman of the Management Board of NASDAQ OMX in Lithuania for her work regarding the introduction of corporate governance principles in the Baltic States.
The Award Ceremony of last year, that was held at the gala dinner of the BDF Summit 2009 in Stockholm, was even broad-casted at Times Square in New York. Watch the acceptance speech held by Ms. Arminta Saladžienė. To see the video follow this link >>.