The prize – winning ceremony “Award No. 1” was held in Ekaterinburg. This award is introduced by the “businessmen trade unions”- Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Sverdlovsk region and the Urals Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Vladimir Skornyakov, Chairman of Board of the Kamensk-Uralsky metallurgical works, became the winner in nomination “Investor of the Year”, Vladimir Kolotushkin, director of the JSC “Uralelectromed” became the winner in nomination “Exporter of the Year”, Leonid Ponomarev from the UPKB “Detal” became the winner in nomination “Professional of the Year” and Mikhail Vakhrushev, president of the VMP Research & Production Holding JSC, became the winner in nomination “Industrialist of the Year”.
The list of nominees for the Award contained more than 70 persons. The number of winners is nine persons. The winners were selected by the expert committee based on the quantitative indicators and social contribution. The award is meant for the strongest and largest, allowing also to demonstrate the most interesting and promising projects.