This year’s selections were based on a survey of 500 Brussels public affairs professionals. The participants spanned across members of the European Centre for Public Affairs (ECPA), the Society of European Affairs Practitioners (SEAP), the European Public Affairs Consultancies’ Association (EPACA), and the Top 220 BestinBrussels Consultants. They were asked to nominate entities that exemplify best practice and excellence in EU lobbying. The survey’s shortlist of top five nominations in each category was then presented to a BestinBrussels Judging Panel consisting of Emma Brown (SEAP), Isabelle De Vinck (EPACA), and Christophe Lecureuil (ECPA), who confirmed the winners.
Mozilla, recognized for its open-source web browser Firefox and commitment to an open and innovative internet, was honored in the corporate category. Cefic, representing the European Chemical Industry, secured the award for the trade association category through its transparent and proactive engagement.
Mark Dober, Managing Partner at Dober Partners and author of the report, highlighted the comprehensiveness of this year’s edition, saying in a LinkedIn post, “At 236 pages it is our biggest yet, (…) including chapters on AI in Public Affairs and Lobbying post-Qatargate; as well as a comprehensive overview of the EU public affairs market reviewing the top consultants, law firms, and digital players in Brussels.”
For in-depth insights and the complete list of winners and honorable mentions, the BestinBrussels 2023/24 Guide is available for download on the BestinBrussels.eu website.