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What are the ASEAN Business Awards?

The ASEAN Business Awards (ABA) recognize outstanding ASEAN enterprises, serve as a platform to spread information on the ASEAN Economic Community, and spotlight SMEs that have the potential of becoming global economic players in their respective industries.

ABA 2017 will be on September 6 at Okada Manila, Paranaque City in the Philippines. Deadline for nominations is July 20. (Extended Deadline)

THE CATEGORIES

  • 12 Priority Integration Sector Awards

Outstanding performance in the 12 ASEAN priority integration sectors: Fisheries, Electronic, e-ASEAN / ICT, Textiles, Logistics, Wood-Based, Rubber, Agri-Food, Healthcare, Tourism, Automotive, Retail.

  • SME Excellence Awards

Outstanding performance and presence in the ASEAN Economic Community Priority Integration Sectors. Includes the recognition of intergration and connectivity between ASEAN business owned and operated by the applicant. Subcategories: Growth, Employment, Innovation, and CSR.

  • Special Award: Friend of ASEAN

Recognizes enterprises that have created massive social and economic impact in the ASEAN community.

  • Woman Entrepreneur

Outstanding business owner who has demonstrated significant success through leaders, market positioning and company performance.

  • Young Entrepreneur

Outstanding business owner below the age of 45 who has demonstrated significant success through leaders, market positioning and company performance.

  • Inclusive Business

Outstanding business models that sustainably create social impact through the company's core business operations.

  • Legacy Award

The Legacy Award is for entrepreneurs who have passionately committed themselves to growth and excellence while significantly contributing positive impact to the ASEAN Community. These entrepreneurs set examples by standing the test of time, surpassing challenges, and inspiring others through their successes and triumphs.