2022 Jury Dinner
Judging the magic
A vital part of rebooting CEEQA post-pandemic was the reconvening and refocusing of the Jury that was in place in March 2020 ready to judge. The task was achieved and the judging executed with the usual efficiency and integrity, oversee by Deloitte.
Jurors deliberated long into the night following a security briefing by NATO and WMD control insider William Alberque. There were some tough decisions, some votes retaken after further consideration, with the right results arrived at at the end. The winners were announced at the 2022 CEEQA Gala the following evening, the sector’s highly anticipated reboot after a destructive pandemic.
Security Briefing by NATO and WMD control insider, William Alberque
Members of this year’s CEEQA Jury and selected guests were treated this year to a pre-dinner closed-door meeting with a special guest from Berlin, former Director of NATO’s ACDC, William Alberque who talked about the “Implications of war in Ukraine on real estate in CEE”.
Alberque’s experience working in Russia on nuclear disarmament became apparent as he delved deep into the Russian mindset, the history of conflict in Ukraine since February 2014, Kremlin strategies, Russian advances & gains vs losses, the Ukrainian fight back and his personal opinion about how the current conflict will pan out. A fascinating insight into an unpredictable future with very positive overtones for Ukraine.
Alberque is currently Director of Strategy, Technology, and Arms Control at the INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES. He is also a Nonresident Fellow at the Henry L. Stimson Center, focusing on nuclear non-proliferation, arms control, and other international security issues.
We go again
The two year break since the onset of the pandemic meant the 2022 jury were tasked with judging the best buildings, companies and industry professionals of the previous calendar year, as well as a set of Resilience Awards for outstanding performances during the pandemic period in 2020.
Hosted by leading Polish broadcaster Monika Richardson, whose moderating expertise ensures efficient and effective execution of the jury’s work, the gathering is also known for being relaxed and entertaining, with the highest quality hospitality.
The meeting over dinner is preceded by a cocktail reception, and the dinner is followed by a relaxed drinks.