Laureates of the Vector 2008 Award
For creating foundations for the Polish free-market economy and a framework of liberal economic law. For awaking the spirit of entrepreneurship and business activity of millions of Poles. For tireless, long-term popularisation of business activity freedom and common sense.
For the successful initiation of privatization in PKP Intercity and the ambition to launch the company on the stock market. For proving that Polish National Railways do not have to generate only losses and for completing an impressive investment programme. For the hope he delivers to millions of passengers.
For the effective recovery of the glory to the Polish sea shipping on the seas and oceans worldwide, for achievements in favour of the development of our sea fleet and the execution of an unusually ambitious investment programme of POLSTEAM. For the concern for people of the sea and creating a positive image of this profession.
For “flooding” Polish homes with litres of appetizing vitamins. For gaining market shares in Poland and Europe employing a thorough strategy that may be a pattern for others to follow; for export successes and setting new business trends.
For proving that luxury does not have to be a privilege of a few and that "Paradise” is within arm's reach. For ensuring the market success of Alma delicatessen chain, which combines tradition and modernity in a harmonious way and offer the highest quality products from all over the world.
For restructuring, privatization and stimulating innovation in the Polish gas sector. For laying the scientific and practical basis for applying technical solutions of the world's highest level in this sector. For unremitting protection of corporate standards.
For the highest standards and European quality of services provided by the PKS Bydgoszcz that he manages. For privatization and market success that could be an exemplar for other transporting companies in Poland. For consistent problems solving through autonomous dialogue.
Paweł Adamowicz – President of Gdansk
Jan Kozłowski – Marshal of Pomeranian Voivodship
Andrzeja Stanuch – Mayor of Pelplin
Wojciech Szczurek – President of Gdynia
For a civilian persistence and long-term efforts in order to link Pomerania and Macierz with Amber Highway, efforts that were crowned with success. For finalizing the project of A1 highway and proving that public-private partnership is a much-needed and effective method of conducting major investments.
For quick assuming a significant market position in the Polish information media market and enabling almost all citizens to receive hot news. For a comprehensive and inquiring economic journalism as well as promoting a market economy.