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Business Performance Awards

A celebration of business performance

The 3rd edition of the Business Performance Awards will be held on May 23rd, 2019, on the eve of the European elections.
For this occasion, 4 leaders of European employers’ organisations will exclusively deliver new keys to reinvent the performance of companies in the Europe of tomorrow.

Vincenzo Boccia

President of Confindustria

Hans de Boer

President of the employers’ organisation VNO-NCW

Pierre Gattaz

President of BusinessEurope

Jean-Dominique Giuliani

President of  Robert Schuman Fondation

Vincenzo Boccia

Vincenzo Boccia is the President of Arti Grafiche Boccia S.p.A, a family business that has been operating in the graphic and industrial sector for over 50 years. He has also been President of Confindustria since May 2016.
Since the early 1990s, he has been a member of the Young Entrepreneurs Group, of which he became National Vice-President in 2000.

Hans de Boer

Hans de Boer has been President of the employers’ organisation VNO-NCW since July 1rst, 2014. De Boer is a former entrepreneur and was President of MKB-Nederland (an organisation of ETI entrepreneurs) from 1997 to 2003, and as President of VNO-NCW, he is also Vice-President of SER (Dutch Economic and Social Council) and Co-President of Stichting van de Arbeld.

Pierre Gattaz

Pierre Gattaz is President of the Radiall group, ETI specialized in electronic components, which he has globalized and transformed.
During his term as President of MEDEF (2012-2018), the French employers’ organisation, he led a determined fight for growth and employment and, since July 2018 has also been President of BusinessEurope, an employers’ organisation.

Jean-Dominique Giuliani

Jean-Dominique GIULIANI graduates in public law from the Institut d’Études Politiques d’Aix-en-Provence in 1977. From 1992 to 1998, he was Chief of Staff to the President of the Senate, René MONORY. Since 2000, he has been President of the Robert Schuman Foundation, a pro-European think tank. Jean-Dominique GIULIANI is Knight of the Legion of Honour, National Merit Officer and Commander of the Federal Merit of Germany. He is the author of several books including Pour quelques étoiles de plus, Which European policy for France? (2017).


Since 2016, Ayming has gathered more than 1000 business leaders each year at the Théâtre national de Chaillot in Paris for an event that highlights the multifaceted nature of performance and rewards the most inspiring and innovative projects.

The Business Performance Awards® were created to recognize ETI and large companies that have led and implemented transformation projects, synonymous with creating social, economic and societal value for the organization and source of development…

This unique event is an opportunity to discover inspiring projects and to be enriched by the vision of renowned personalities such as Tony Blair or Jeremy Rifkin…

Business Performance Awards® do not only reward ideas. They focus on the opportunities of tomorrow, creating new paradigms, stimulating new ways of understanding performance and inspiring action.

Next edition, on May 23rd, 2019 in Paris :

The projects will be presented at the Théâtre de Chaillot, before a Jury composed of international personalities from the economic, media and institutional world, including :

Myriam El Khomri,
Board Director of Siaci St Honoré Group

Fella Imalhayène,
Executive Director of GlobalCompact France
(United Nations)
Corinne Caillaud,
Journalist at Le Figaro

Vincenzo Esposito Vinzi,
ESSEC’s Dean

Nicolas Brien,
Managing Director of France Digitale
Marcello Albergoni,
Managing Director of Linked In Italy
Michel Mathieu,
Chief Executive Officer of LCL
Jean-Paul Mochet,
General Manager of Franprix
Pierre Pelouzet,
National Mediator of Companies
Hervé Amar,
President of Ayming

Discover our previous editions :

Business Performance Awards® 2017

During the second edition in 2017, our guest of honour was Tony Blair, who shared his vision of Europe, Brexit and the great transformations that will change the world.

  • 35 pre-selected projects,
  • 10 nominees,
  • 5 awards.

Business Performance Awards® 2016

On the occasion of the first edition in 2016, economist Jeremy Rifkin, author of La nouvelle société à coût marginal zéro, shared his vision of the new performance challenges for companies, in a context of constant change.

  • 40 pre-selected projects,
  • 12 nominees,
  • and 6 awards.