17 awards awarded on the 6th birthday of Diplomacy&Commerce magazine in Croatia

Diplomacy&Commerce celebrated its 6th birthday in the company of many guests and friends of the editorial office, in the beautiful surroundings of the Esplanade Hotel in Zagreb. A special segment of the celebration was the awarding of seventeen Diplomacy&Commerce 2023 awards to individuals, companies and institutions that made extraordinary contribution to economic, social and humanitarian development of Croatia.

Photo: Matija Petrović 

The President of Color Press Group and publisher of Diplomacy& Commerce magazine, Robert Čoban, said that “he believes that dialogue in our region is important, and that is why some of the laureates tonight are coming from neighboring countries. Diplomacy&Commerce magazine is adjusted to local markets, and it is currently being published in Croatia, Austria, Serbia and Montenegro”.

Executive Director of Diplomacy& Commerce magazine and Chief Editor Boban Spasojević said that “DC is not the only B2B magazine in Croatia, but it is the only one that deals with diplomacy and combines and deals with all topics it covers, from business, diplomacy, politics, to tourism and culture, all in a unique fashion”.

The award winners were decided by an eminent Jury consisting of: Andreja Vukojević, Director of Tourism Sector and Marketing and Communications Sector at Croatian Chamber of Economy; Andrea Perkov , Secretary General at Italian Croatian Chamber of Commerce; Mario Lovrić , Media Director at Ledo; Anamarija Horaček, Managing Director at MMB Media Agentur; Domagoj Glogović, CEO at Mediatop International

The following awards were awarded at the ceremony:

Diplomacy & Commerce Award for the Best Socially Responsible Company was awarded to Grawe osiguranje, and the award was accepted by Sanja Gržić Gržetić, Head of Corporate Communications and Marketing.

Diplomacy & Commerce Award for support to cultural institutions and artists was awarded to Mastercard Hrvatska for the sponsorship of “Dubrovnik Summer Festival”. The award was accepted on behalf of the company by account management manager Mr. Nikola Pejnović.

Diplomacy & Commerce Award for humanitarian efforts of the year was awarded to MK Group. The award was accepted by Luka Bjeković, Head of MK Energy Division.

The Award for Projects in Green Economy and Sustainable Development was awarded to Dragon Company, and the award was accepted by Mr. Marko Škraljski, General Manager at Dragon Maritime Adria.

The Business Innovation Award was awarded to Zepter Company, and the award was accepted by the Director, Kata Pavlović.

Winner of the Award for Digital Transformation was a company from Italy, Danieli Officine Meccaniche Spa, and it was accepted by the owner and General Manager Anna Mareschi Danieli.

The Award for Improving Business Conditions and the Economic Environment was given to the Croatian National Bank, and the award was accepted by Deputy Governor, Mrs Sandra Švaljek.

The Award for Bilateral Cooperation Improvement went to Switzerland, to the Swiss Tourism Board , and the award was accepted by His Excellency Urs Hammer, Ambassador of Switzerland in Croatia.

The Award for Contribution to Civil Society Development was awarded to Kent Banka, for the Festival of Ideas, and the award was accepted by the Chairman of the Board at Kent Banka, Hasan Ecesoy.

The Award for the best media relations among institutions went to the hands of the Office of the European Commission in Croatia. The award was accepted by Andrea Čović Vidović, Acting Head of Representation and Head of Press and Media.

The Award for the best media relations among companies went to DeLonghi Group, and the award was accepted by the Head of Marketing, Nataša Bagić.

The Award for the best media relations among the embassies stationed in Zagreb went to the Embassy of the United Kingdom, and the award was accepted by the Ambassador, His Excellency Simon Thomas.

Award for the most professional media personality went to the hands of journalist Ivan Vrdoljak, who is currently working at Bloomberg Adria.

Special Diplomay&Commerce Awards redaction were awarded to: 


The Special Award for the Biggest Leap in Regional Retail Industry went to BELODORE Company, member of DP Lux Group, and the award was accepted by Mr. Miloš Milutinović, General Manager of DP Lux Group.

The D&C Special Award for contribution to education and international school cooperation went to BRIGHT HORIZONS British School and to its Director and founder Milena Prodanić Tišma.

The Award for Contribution to Development of Cultural Heritage went to MUSEUMS OF CROATIAN ZAGORJE, and to the Director Jurica Sabol.

The Award for  Corporate Volunteering, went to EOS Company, and the award was accepted by Barbara Cerinski, Executive Manager.

The event was supported by Kent banka, Abbot, EOS and Chivas.