2018 CEEQA Gala
See below for seat reservations, accommodation & transport info
In its 15th year, the annual CEEQA Gala has acquired a reputation as one of the best industry events anywhere with its invigorating mix of elite business, exclusive hospitality and world class entertainment. And certainly as one of the most important dates in the European real estate business calendar.
The focus may be on celebrating the successes and success stories of the New Europe property markets across 18 countries in CEE & SEE, but the 800+ guest list of top tier investors, developers, financiers and advisors engaged in the sector is fully international, descending on Warsaw from more than 50 countries for the flagship annual gathering.
19.00 CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION & DINING
21.00 AWARDS CEREMONY
22.30 AFTER PARTY
ATTIRE: BLACK TIE / WHITE NOISE
Hosted in a post-industrial setting on Warsaw’s east bank, the wide variety of entertainment features and attractions fuelling the hospitality and networking value of the event, recent special guests include Macy Gray, Kim Wilde, Bonnie Tyler, Hot Chocolate, Bananarama and Sister Sledge. Always memorable, not to be missed. Visit our Book Tickets page for prices and reservation options.
Amid the South African investment invasion the past couple of years, this year’s Gala guests will be treated to a pep talk by a sporting great on the ingredients of success. Percy Montgomery was the first player in South African rugby history to play 100 Test matches for the national “Springbok” team and a decade after his retirement still holds the record for the most points scored by a Springbok player.
A true legend of the game, he was a Rugby World Cup winner for the national team in 2007 scoring 12 of South Africa’s 15 points in the final against England with four kicks out of four, and was the leading scorer for the tournament, among a host of international and provincial rugby honours and more than 60 playing records set over a 12 year first class rugby career. He has something to say to all of us about setting goals and achieving them.
Further special guests to be announced shortly, stay tuned.
The business end
As well as being the climax of the sector’s most prized industry awards, the CEEQA Gala is also the only place to get a real snapshot of its achievements and opportunities, and to meet its serious players.
The awards dinner itself showcases the year’s most important achievements and achievers, including presentation of the year’s awards in 23 categories.
Once in the door, Gala guests are treated to the finest of everything, from the champagne and vodka martini reception and elegant Belvedere-prepared gala dinner, Mielzynski-selected wines and Moet Hennessy champagnes to the famous CEEQA no-limits after party, its sponsored bars, lounges, entertainments and other special features providing an unrivalled adventure playground in which to mix and celebrate into the early hours of the morning. Guests are entertained, new relationships forged and future deals struck.
There’s nothing quite like the CEEQA Gala.
Something new, something old
An important change in 2018 is the move to an even more spacious and arguably more attractive location just a few doors down the road from its Soho Factory location for the past five years in the Praga district on Warsaw’s east bank.
Built in the 1950s, the PRASKA DRUKARNIA complex at Minska 65 offers up to 25% more space while retaining the popular post-industrial atmosphere of Soho. A disused, state-owned printing works which in its heyday under Communism was reputedly responsible for the production of more than 100m books, leaflets and posters, the premises has been given over to style sector events and photo shoots for the past few years and has built the technical and management capacity to host an event of the scale of CEEQA.
Transport & accommodation
The CEEQA Shuttle – every 15 minutes from Hotel Bristol to Minska 65
Whether you’re staying at the Hotel Bristol or not you are welcome to take advantage of our special, free of charge CEEQA Shuttle from the Hotel Bristol to the venue at Minska 65 on the evening of the event.
The CEEQA Shuttle runs every 15 minutes between 6.45pm through to 8.15pm on the day of the CEEQA Gala, and takes approximately 10-15 minutes. For further information conact Asia Sobierajska at email@example.com +48 502 360 088.
Hotel Bristol Warsaw
CEEQA guest package
CEEQA’s partner hotel as always is the exclusive 5-star Hotel Bristol Warsaw a few steps from the famous Old Town and only a few minutes by taxi or CEEQA Shuttle to the gala venue.
Hotel Bristol has served as the city’s most remarkable landmark and distinguished destination since 1901. The hotel enchants with Art Deco elegance from the beginning of the 20th century and luxury finishes. Newly renovated rooms and suites reflect the engaging mix of comfort and discreet elegance, restaurant and bars enchant with exquisite dining experiences and relaxing Pool & Gym area is a perfect resting sanctuary after a tough day.
Alternative hotels in Central Warsaw
|Sheraton||Phone: +48-22 450 6100
|Mercure||Phone: +48-22 583 2100
|InterContinental||Phone: +48-22 328 8888
|Westin||Phone: +48-22 450 8000
|Polonia Palace||Phone: +48-22 318 2800
|Hilton||Phone: +48-22 356 5555
Looking back on the 2017 edition of CEEQA including highlights of the CEEQA Gala, Jury Dinner and all award winners.