On April 16-17th, 2014 in the heart of Great Britain the London Summit of Leaders 'Rapid Urbanization: Economy, Society, Management' was held.
Main functions of the summit took place in the Royal Institute of Directors – one of the most prestigious business centres of London, which was established in 1903 according to the Royal Charter.
The forum was opened by welcome speech of John Netting, Director General of the Europe Business Assembly (Great Britain).
During the two days of the conference attention of participants, guests of the summit, as well as representatives of mass media and the business community was focused on the events of the international scientific conference where leading experts in urbanization took the floor. Among speakers: Ian Mulcahey, Managing Director, Gensler’s London office, UK; Rodney Turner, Professor of Project Management at the SKEMA Business School, in Lille, France; Hiroshi Tanaka, Global Project Management Analyst, Founder of PMAJ, Japan; Gregory Yager Senior Vice President, RTKL International Ltd, Shanghai; Prof. Dr. Saleh Mubarak of Qatar University; Heinz Wehrle, Managing Partner of Horwath HTL, Switzerland; Peter Busby, Managing Director of the architectural and design company "Perkins+Will" (USA) and other authoritative and well-known experts in the world community.
During the plenary session and investment sessions of the conference potential investors, businessmen, scientists, authors of essentially new technologies submitted administrative solutions of urbanization problems, offered investment projects of territories economic development, programmes on ecological safety,and creation of comfortable conditions for living.
The International Socrates Ceremony ‘Achievements-2014’ was the highlight of the London event.
During the ceremony outstanding personalities, as well as the representatives of the best companies and establishments were nominated with prestigious international awards for achievements in their professional activity in 2013.
This year the high level meeting has been arranged in honour of the Summit participants who were nominated to get the following awards: "Socrates International Award", The International Award "Queen Victoria", The International Award "United Europe", The International Award "The Name in Science", The International Prize "Best Institute", The International Prize "Best School", The International Prize "Best Enterprises", The International Prize "European Quality", The International Award "Commander of the Order "Commonwealth".
Among the laureates there are more than 50 successful companies and outstanding persons from 32 countries (photo gallery of the Solemn Ceremony).
During the London Summit of Leaders summing up the announcement of the "Innovative City of the Future" competition winners took place. Among the primary aims of the competition: formation of the best designers and builders registry, drawing investors’ attention, certification of progressive architectural and design decisions and innovative construction products.
Information on the competition categories winners will be published on the EBA official Internet resources after April 20th.
Guests of the London forum unanimously noted high level of its organization, eventfulness with interesting activities important for solving global problems caused by consequences of rapid urbanization.
Snezhana Kalcheva Siderova
Director General, School Raycho Karolev Gabrovo, Bulgaria
...I would like to express my gratitude that our school was nominated for Best Enterprise Award. This prestigiuos award means that our organisation has demonstrated excellent business reputation and effective management and because of that has been honoured to be among the contemporary leaders - outstanding and distinguished people, representing different countries. Our school has accepted quality as a factor of development to become more competitive and will continue working to achieve professional success and recognition.
I wish you success in your future work.
Mervette Al-Shihabi, Strategy & Project Management Office Sr. Manager
...We would like to thank you very much for your great efforts in organizing the London Summit of Leaders and for organizing the Socrates Awards Ceremony. We also want to thank you very much for your wonderful and great cooperation you have shown and disclosed in advance of and during the event. Much appreciate the efforts. Also we would like to wish you all a Happy Easter that signals a new beginning of nature, spring & brand new life. Spread hope, faith and love all around you this Easter.
Again, have a Happy Easter and we are looking forward for mutual cooperation in the near future.