Sascha Stahl studied Business Administration and German literature at the University of Zurich. After 17 years abroad, he now acts as Director Business Development with Ernst & Young in the field of Mid-Market and Family Business in Switzerland. In this function, he is also responsible for the “EY Entrepreneur Of The YearTM” event.
The EY Entrepreneur Of The YearTM (EOY) is the world's biggest and most renowned contest for entrepreneurial achievements. Started 30 years ago in the US, the contest becomes the most prestigious award for family business in 70 countries around the globe. Switzerland celebrated 2017 its 20th anniversary. The contest is framed by a huge national and global program for entrepreneurs: Meetings, workshops, study trips, social events and academies support owners and their companies on their road to success.
Pro Ciné perfectly transferred the idea to realization and provided a very valuable, personal gift that emphasize the importance of this award. We highly appreciated the familiar and straightforward cooperation with Pro Ciné.
Sascha, the Award Night to celebrate the Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 took place on October 27th in Interlaken, Switzerland. You are in charge of organizing this program. What time and effort do you and your team need to prepare such an important event, where well-known people from business and politics meet each other?
As always, after the Award Night is before the Award Night. We need pretty much the whole year to set up the event from design to realization. It is all about the network we provide for the entrepreneurs and we need the power of the whole of EY and our partners and sponsors to get the relevant people together.
Sascha, on the Award Night the jury declares the finalists and winners amongst the nominated entrepreneurs. What prize do the participants get?
The winners are invited to the US Award Night in Palm Springs, donated by EY and its sponsor SWISS. From our sponsor Moser & Cie. they get a very rare watch and from AMAG they receive a car by choice. The most valuable price though is the admission to the global EOY Club, where entrepreneurs meet each other and share experience. To celebrate this admission, we deliver a personalized congrats package to each finalist and winner.
It's the third year now that EY entrusted us with the making of the congrats package for finalists and winners. In this box the entrepreneur finds a personalized photo book, an invitation to the EOY Club and a gift voucher. It was a pleasure and honor to carry out this project in close cooperation with you. Can you please tell us how EY perceived our work and your opinion regarding the cooperation between you and us?
The gift we make is something money can't buy. So we need to transfer the positive feelings of the Award Night into the daily business. In this respect Pro Ciné perfectly transferred the idea to realization and provided a very valuable, personal gift that emphasize the importance of this award. We highly appreciated the familiar and straightforward cooperation with Pro Ciné.
Thank you, Sascha, for this interview and all the best to you!