On 20 September 2018, over 200 guests from the business community, politics and academia collected in the beautiful premises of the Deutsche Bank in Berlin, for the annual award ceremony organised by ESBA's German member Wir Eigentümerunternehmer (UMU).
Every year, the organisation carefully selects prominent nominees from the political world, who have shown extraordinary passion and dedication vis-a-vis the SME community. This year, the award went to two people, as the award celebrated its 25 year anniversary: Stephan Weil, Ministerpresident of Niedersachsen and Christian Freiherr von Stetten, member of the German Bundestag and parliamentary intergroup for SMEs.
The speeches were given by political heavyweights, such as former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, Economics Minister Peter Altmeier and by Prof. Dr. Roland Berger.
ESBA President David Caro and Secretary General Patrick Gibbels travelled to Berlin to attend this joyous occasion in support of their member.