Launching Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards towards innovation and creation

21:53 | 25/01/2018
In the age of Industry 4.0, economic integration, and innovation, creativity is essential for all firms to improve the quality of products and services and promote their brands on the regional and international markets.
For the first time ever, Vietnam will host Asia-Pacific Stevie awards either in 2019
or in 2020

Stevie Awards is the most prestigious annual accolade for innovation and creativity in the international business community. 

Since its establishment in 2002, Stevie Awards has awarded the best performing enterprises and individuals from over 60 countries. To date, thousands of experts from various fields of business have been sitting on the judging panel of the award.

Speaking at the launching ceremony of Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, Michael Gallagher, founder and president of Stevie Awards, said: "It is the first time that I have come to Vietnam as well as the first time that Stevie Awards has been launched in Vietnam. By honouring individuals and enterprises of excellence, the awards will encourage individuals and enterprises alike to continue innovating and creating, stepping up competition on the domestic and the regional Asia-Pacific scenes alike."

"Innovation is to reinvent and rediscover daily tasks to get higher efficiency and value."

Dang Huy Dong - Former Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment

Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, which was first organised in 2014, is part of Stevie Awards. It is open to all organisations and individuals from the 22 countries of the Asia-Pacific region. Up till now, numerous Vietnamese enterprises were granted the award, including Viettel, Doosan Vina, and DHL. In 2017, over 600 candidates applied for the award. 

Highly appreciating the first Stevie Awards in Vietnam, Former Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Dang Huy Dong said: "In Vietnam, there are numerous awards to honour Vietnamese enterprises. These awards are organised by Vietnamese authorities to evaluate Vietnamese enterprises based on Vietnamese standards, thus, the evaluation results are not absolutely objective. However, Stevie Awards is the international scene, thus, Vietnamese enterprises will be evaluated according to a more objective, international-standard framework. This is a precious opportunity for Vietnamese enterprises to compete with the international business community."

"Technology is not a normal tool, it is motivation to innovate our mindset."

Nguyen Van Khue - Director of Sao Khue Consult JSC cum founder of Sao Khue Talent Academy 

Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards is an opportunity for businesses to nominate their excellent officers and promote work ethics, innovation, and creation to approach Industry 4.0. This is not only an opportunity for small businesses to break open a foreign market, but also for large ones to promote their brands and prestige.

"The award will push the winning individuals and enterprises to put even more effort into their work to not only stay worthy of the title, but perhaps take another title home next year. These awards also honour and promotes good personal values," emphasised Hoang Ngoc Bich, CEO of Global Leaders, the authorised representative of Crestcom International in Vietnam.

The fifth Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards has been launched to find potential candidates for the judging panel and nominees for the awards. The organising board is expected to set up the awards ceremony in Vietnam in either June 2019 or 2020.

Vietnam to host Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards for first time? Vietnam to host Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards for first time?

This afternoon, the organisation board of Stevie Awards in collaboration with the Enterprise Development Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment organised the launching ceremony of Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards 2018 in Hanoi, marking the first launch in Vietnam.

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