THE first European MoneyGram Awards to honour foreign entrepreneurs will be held in Brussels on November 7.
The foreign entrepreneurs will be awarded for supporting local economies and reinforcing integration in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK.
The European MoneyGram Awards is a recognition project that represents the commitment to migrant communities living and working across Europe.
The prizes will be distributed in the following categories: innovation, profit growth, and social responsibility.
The prize for the European Foreign Entrepreneur of the year 2019 will be awarded to the entrepreneur who will be distinguished in all three categories.
All companies will be nominated through an online voting system.
After an online voting session of four weeks, an international jury will shortlist nine entrepreneurs, three for each category from each country.
The award winners of each country will be invited to participate in the final event and gala night in Brussels on November 7. One of them will become the ‘Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year’.
The MoneyGram Award was established in Italy in 2009, and it is the only national award that recognises the excellence of companies run by foreign entrepreneurs.
Following a new European approach, the idea was to make more than just a local award.