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Who's Coming to The International Business Awards on Saturday?

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Mon, Oct 14, 2019 @ 02:36 PM

2019-IBA-Color-Illustration-FINAL-1The 16th Annual International Business Awards®, the world's top honors for achievement in the workplace, will be presented this Saturday, October 19 at the Andaz Vienna am Belvedere Hotel in Vienna, Austria.  More than 450 executives from organizations in more than 30 nations will attend to celebrate the presentation of the 2019 Stevie® Awards.

More than 4,000 nominations were submitted to the 2019 IBAs by organizations in more than 70 nations.  The nominations were reviewed and rated by more than 200 professionals worldwide on 12 juries.  Their average scores determined the winners of the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevies.

Entries for the 2020 edition of the IBAs will open in February.
Request your entry kit here

Here is the list of organizations that will be represented at Saturday's IBA gala in Vienna.

4C1H of Employee Experience, Istanbul, Turkey
A Data Pro, Sofia, Bulgaria
A1 Hrvatska, Zagreb, Croatia
ACTO, Istanbul, Turkey
Aksigorta, Istanbul, Turkey
Aktif Bank, Istanbul, Turkey
Al Jazeera Media Network, Doha, Qatar
ALFEMO FURNITURE, Izmir, Turkey
Alternatif Bank, Istanbul, Turkey
Amanda Fisher - The Cash Flow Queen, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Amway, Ada, MI, USA
Anexa, Mexico City, Mexico
Angkas, Manila, Philippines
ARIIX, Bountiful, UT, USA
Arts Council Korea, Seoul, South Korea
Arvato CRM Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey
ASDA'A BCW, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
ATREVIA, Madrid, Spain
AvivaSA / ATOS, Istanbul, Turkey
AXA Sigorta, Istanbul, Turkey
Ayala Corporation, Manila, Philippines
Bahrain National Gas Company, Riffa, Bahrain
Bahwan Cybertek, Chennai, India
Bej Events, Istanbul, Turkey
Better2Know, Lancaster, United Kingdom
Bilkom, Istanbul, Turkey
Binary Digital Advertising Inc., Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines
Bizim Toptan, Istanbul, Turkey
Blacklane, Berlin, Germany
BlueJeans-Networks San Jose, CA, USA
Brains For Rent, Mexico City, Mexico
Central de Informação / Vodafone, Oporto, Portugal
Ceyhinz Link International Inc, Irving, TX, USA
Chongqing IFS/Chengu IFS, Shanghai, China
Chubb, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Cisco Systems Inc, San Jose, CA, USA
Cisco Systems, Bangalore, India
Dani Communications, South, South Korea
davero dialog GmbH, Erlangen, Germany
David Tye Brand & Marketing Communications, Bristol, United Kingdom
Dell Technologies - APJC ICSS, Bangalore, India
Dell Technologies Ltd., Bangalore, India
Deutsche Telekom Services Europe GmbH, Cologne, Germany
DHL Express, Muttenz, Switzerland
DIGITALLICA, Istanbul, Turkey
Diligent Corporation, New York, NY, USA
DP World Yarimca, Turkey
Dubai Economy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai Health Authority / Dubai Thalassemia Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
ECi Software Solutions, Fort Worth, TX, USA
Egyptian Cement, Cairo, Egypt
Elita Gida, Adana, Turkey
Empire Eagle Food Co., Ltd., Taichung, Taiwan
Events DC, Washington, DC, USA
FedEx Express, Hoofddorp, Netherlands
Fortinet, Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Future Generali India Insurance Company Limited, Pune, India
Garanti BBVA Bank, Istanbul, Turkey
GBKSOFT, Kiev, Ukraine
GHESA Water & Art, Madrid, Spain
Glass of Learning, Toronto, ON, Canada
Global PEO Services (GPS), San Jose, CA, USA
Globe Telecom, Taguig City, Philippines
GSK, Istanbul, Turkey
HANAROADCOM w/ Kosha, Seoul, South Korea
HELLENIC PETROLEUM SA, Athens, Greece
HeyMo® The Experience Design Company, Istanbul, Turkey
IBM, Armonk, NY, USA
IDO, Istanbul, Turkey
ING Bank, Istanbul, Turkey
Involvement Packaging Ltd, Manchester, United Kingdom
Isbank, Istanbul, Turkey
Jasmine Norris Photography, Lafayette, IN, USA
Kannaway, San Diego, CA, USA
KC Inner Bella Cosmetics, Seoul, South Korea
KCDC, Seoul, South Korea
KCI, San Antonio, TX, USA
KEPCO Nuclear Fuel Company (KNF), Seoul, South Korea
Kira Systems, Toronto, ON, Canada
KÖNIGSKLASSE, München, Bayern, Germany
KT KBN, Seoul, South Korea
LAW Creative, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Life Insurance Philanthropy Foundation/KPR, Seoul, South Korea
LifeVantage Corporation, Sandy, UT, USA
Limage Media Group, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Link4Media UG, Urbar, Germany
LLORENTE & CUENCA, Madrid, Spain
Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, MD, USA
Lora DiCarlo, Portland, OR, USA
Lotte Corporation, Seoul, South Korea
Maan Program, Ministry of Interior, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Manatee Holdings, Courtenay, BC, Canada
MARCO de Comunicación, Madrid, Spain
MarketsandMarkets, Pune, India
Mastercard, EMEA
Maynilad Water Services, Inc., Quezon City, Philippines
Megaworld Corporation, Taguig City, Philippines
Meli Studio Australia, Sydney, NSW, Australia
MERALCO, Pasig, Philippines
Mercedes Benz Türk, Istanbul, Turkey
Microhealth, LLC, Vienna, VA, USA
Migros Ticaret A.S., Istanbul, Turkey
Ministry Of Infrastructure Development, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Ministry Of State For Federal National Council Affairs, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
mobile.de GmbH, Europarc-Dreilinden, Germany
Modis, Sofia, Bulgaria
MorrisCookies Science & Development OÜ, Kuusalu vald, Estonia
Mosaicoelearning, Ragusa, Italia
Mphasis Communications, New York, NY, USA
NIIMASH Ltd, Smolensk, Russia
NJMPF, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
NMC Healthcare, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Notice Media, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Oncuemedia, Inc., Pasig City, Philippines
Pan American Energy, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Paradigm Design Group, Houston, TX, USA
Pasaz Tesco Company, Warsaw, Poland
passcon GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
Pegasus Airlines, Istanbul, Turkey
PRecious Communications, Singapore
PT ANGKASA PURA II (PERSERO), Jakarta, Indonesia
PT Pembangkitan Jawa - Bali (PJB), Surabaya, Indonesia
PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (Persero) Tbk, Jakarta, Indonesia
PT Petrokimia Gresik, Gresik, Indonesia
PT PGN LNG, Jakarta, Indonesia
PT PGN Permata, Jakarta, Indonesia
PT Pupuk Kalimantan Timur, Bontang Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia
Qulix Systems, Minsk, Belarus
Resolute Forest Products, Montreal, QC, Canada
RICO'S LECHON, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
RTB House, Warsaw, Poland
Sanoma Media Netherlands B.V., Hoofddorp, Netherlands
SBI Card and Payments Services Private Limited, Mumbai, India
SeaLand Americas- A Maersk Company, Miramar, FL, USA
Sharjah Finance Department, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
SHELL Philippines - GeiserMaclang Marketing Communications Inc, Metro Manila, Philippines
Sleepm Global Inc., Markham, ON, Canada
SM SUPERMALLS/SM PRIME HOLDINGS INC., Makati City, Philippines
Smart Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
SolarWinds, Cork, Ireland
Solv by Concentrix, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Soohyun, Seoul, South Korea
Strategic Public Relations Group, Hong Kong
Super Star Group (SSG), Dhaka, Bangladesh
Swiss Post Solutions Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City
Switching-Time, Shanghai, China
Synchrotron Light Research Institute, Nakhonratchasima, Thailand
Taiwan External Trade Development Council, Taipei, Taiwan
TANAP Natural Gas Transmission Company, Ankara, Turkey
Tele2, Vilnius, Lithuania
Tesco Poland, Warsaw, Poland
Testa Communications, Warsaw, Poland
TH Food Chain Join Stock Company, Nghe An, Vietnam
Thai Life Insurance Plc., Bangkok, Thailand
The H Creative for The-H, BGFRetail, KoROAD , Gyeonggi Urban, Goyang City, South Korea
The Zone Creative, Seoul, South Korea
Total Oil Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey
Turkish Aerospace, Ankara, Turkey
Ulled Asociados C.R.P. S.A, Barcelona, Spain
Umbrella IT, Taganrog, Russia
Valor Global, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Viettel Group, Hanoi, Vietnam
Viettel Post Join Stock Corporation, Hanoi, Vietnam
VNPT VinaPhone Corporation, Hanoi, Vietnam
WNS Holdings (P) Ltd., Mumbai, India
XtremeLabs LLC, Redmond, WA, USA
ZEEP Medical, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Ziraat Participation Bank, Istanbul, Turkey
ZOOM International, Franklin, TN, USA

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Six Predictors of Success for Teams

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Jan 23, 2019 @ 10:34 PM

For older businesses that began in the pre-digital era, there’s a race to get up to speed technologically to meet new security and regulatory standards in a data-driven world. Regardless of the service offering, a company needs to design and implement innovation that helps that organization reach its full potential and profits.  

Accedia is a professional IT services company that specializes in technology consulting, software development outsourcing, and development of end-to-end IT solutions for businesses across the globe.   The company’s aspiration is to be a leading IT solutions company where technology experts are inspired to create.

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Yana Doshkova, the marketing manager for Accedia, details how much growth the Bulgaria-based firm has seen since they started in 2015.   “Since its establishment, the company has grown to a team of more than 150 people, and it has achieved 388% revenue growth from 2015 to 2017. In August 2018, Accedia also moved into a new office, which has opened so many doors for us.

We’ve doubled the team’s size and implemented a number of new initiatives. The company’s vision for the future is to keep up the fast-paced development, expand in to new locations, and launch its own software solution to help businesses excel in the technology ecosystem.”   They also take part in interactive nature groups, which inspire various kinds of team growth, including developing advanced technology expertise, cultivating product-to-market knowledge, and unleashing analytical and leadership potential.  

What Does It Take?  

Regardless of the company, sector, or industry, maintaining a business focus that supports the organization's values can drive progress. Although Accedia is a relatively young company, its success speaks volumes about how professionally mature it is. Accedia shared six characteristics that they believe are the best predictors of how successful teams or individuals will be:  

1. Reaches for the stars. Strives for continuous personal and professional improvement.

2. Enjoys variety at work. Involves oneself in a sea of different tasks and      responsibilities.

3. Takes initiative. Brings game-changing ideas to the table.

4. Adapts quickly. Jumps headfirst into the unfamiliar without hesitation or fear.

5. Shares know-how willingly. Eagerly shares the exciting things learned.

6. Is always up for a beer. Prizes being friendly and making social connections, whatever the circumstance. Whichever sector you work in, building your career on these tenets will provide you with a solid foundation.

Striving for continuous personal and professional improvement, for example, can help employers notice you, as well as inspire fellow employees to work harder.   Driven by these ideals, Accedia won the Silver Stevie® Award for Company of the Year in Computer Software in The International Business Awards.

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Entrepreneur Shows that Getting Kids Hooked on Science is a Winning Experiment

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, Oct 31, 2017 @ 02:39 PM

Marc Wileman might be known for making slime and firing rockets before crowds of excited children. But for “Mad” Marc, as his young audience members like to call him, it’s not just about creating a spectacle. The real goal is changing the way school kids feel about science.

Since founding Sublime Science nine years ago, his Leicester-based company has become one of the most popular birthday party and event companies in England, reaching more than a million youths.

The shows are part exhibition—think smoke ring blowers and lightning experiments—and part hands-on laboratory for the kids. Participants may find themselves turning everyday ingredients into a sweet confection or learning about physics through a wild “tornado race.”

Sublime.jpgAccording to Wileman, a safety-first mentality in the U.K. has gone a step too far, in many cases keeping younger students from having a more personal encounter with science.

“Children today aren't even allowed to do their own science experiments and wind up thinking science is just theory,” says the entrepreneur, whose firm recently earned the Gold Stevie® Award in The 2017 International Business Awards for Company of the Year in the Consumer Services segment.

Humble beginnings

If anyone can appreciate the importance of an early love for science, it’s Wileman. His passion started when he read the novel George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl in primary school. By age eight, he was performing experiments on his own.

Years later, he went on to study science at the University of Toronto and later at the University of Nottingham in the U.K., where he earned a First Class Master’s Degree in physics. Upon graduation, he found himself working for an Australian education organization, teaching kids all over New South Wales about physics from the back of a pickup truck.

Soon the recent grad, then just 22 years old, was thinking about building a similar program in his native England. However, despite his passion for science and education, he admits being short on business experience—and money.

“I founded Sublime Science on personal credit cards and a £1,750 loan from the Prince's Trust,” he says. “I had to move back to my parents' house and run the entire company, as well as storage and sleeping, out of one room.”

Those challenges aside, it became clear early on that Wileman had a winning formula. “Thankfully, the children loved the experiments and word-of-mouth began to spread,” he recalls.

In time, he obtained the capital his fledgling business needed, thanks in no small part to a pitch on the BBC show, Dragons’ Den. Through the appearance, he garnered an investment from two of the “dragons,” enabling Wileman to take the company to a new level.

A successful formula

Since then, he has put on countless birthday parties and school workshops throughout the U.K. and has grown his staff to eight employees.

“We create unforgettable experiences and sneak in the learning when the children are having too much fun to notice,” he says.

Wileman has even written a book, Don’t Eat Your Slime, that shows kids how to conduct their own experiments at home, like how to make bubbling volcanoes and create a musical instrument.

As a result of his efforts, Sublime Science has amassed a litany of plaudits, including the Queen's Award for Enterprise and a Great British Entrepreneur Award for Best Service Business. The firm even received a congratulatory letter from 10 Downing Street, home of Britain’s prime minister.

In October, the organization added the Gold Stevie Award, presented during a gala in Barcelona, Spain, to that illustrious list.

“It’s been an awesome boost for the team and a great way to spread the word about managing to reach one million kids,” Wileman says.

Tags: International business awards, company awards, company of the year, company/organization awards

Grand Stevie Award Winner - Dubai Statistics Center

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Jan 11, 2017 @ 04:16 PM

Dubai Statistics Center won a variety Stevie Awards in 2016. They were the top winner in the 2016 Stevie Awards for Great Employers. The Emirati government organization won five Gold Stevie Awards, including Employer of the Year – Government or Non-Profit. The five Gold Stevie wins earned the organization the Grand Stevie Award trophy for Most Honored Organization. In The 2016 International Business Awards, they were named as a Top 10 Organization in the Best of the IBA Awards.

The 2017 Stevie Awards for Great Employers and The International Business Awards will open for entries later this year. Request your entry kit from the links above and it will be emailed to you as soon as it's available.

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We spoke with Naeema Abdulla Abdulwahid the Unit Head – Creativity & Innovation Strategy & Corporate Excellence Office at Dubai Statistics Center. 

When we asked what the Dubai Statistics Center does, we received a packed mission statement that depicts cultural priorities, passions, and pride in their work, community, and culture.

Naeema relayed that the Dubai Statistics Center (“DSC”) provides smart and innovative statistical services with the highest levels of accuracy, reliability and transparency, which have a direct contribution to the sustainable development for the Emirate of Dubai and supporting the happiness of the community and future generations, by utilizing best technologies, practices and international standards with the support of the center's happy and creative work family.”

Naeema had a simple and clear response when we asked about the vision of DSC: Statistics that support in the creation of happiness and sustainable development.” Happiness and sustainability are recurring themes we can all appreciate.

The story behind their nomination goes beyond recognition and highlighted an extension of goodwill and vision.

“We are a distinguished organization. In-line with Dubai Statistics Center leader’s vision to obtain international recognition as credit of our accomplishments, we participated in the The Stevie Award due to the organization’s good reputation on an international level, specifically The International Business Awards.” Naeema expounded, “Moreover, we considered this an opportunity to exchange experience and knowledge with others internationally.” 

Naeema continued, “We first became acquainted through previous participations of entities and organizations in the UAE and based on the good reputation and reviews of the awards in various media channels.”

When asked her thoughts on winning the Stevie Awards Naeema shared, “a feeling of happiness and pride as DSC has achieved internationally recognized accomplishments and records achieved for the first time on the country’s level and the Arab region.” Naeema recalled, “keeping up with the award requirements and criteria motivated DSC staff to work in unique and distinct ways. This resulted in the center being highlighted as a distinguished international organization.”

On company results since winning their Stevie Awards, Naeema articulated that, “Spreading the culture of excellence among employees and our motivation to achieve international achievements has been one of the key goals which DSC leaders have sought to achieve since 2006. Winning the award has encouraged the DSC to win in other prestigious awards.”

Understanding the inspiration behind our Award Winners’ work is always a curiosity. To that regard, Naeema let us know, “The existence of our ambitious leadership with a vision for the future is embodied in one person: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President of the UAE, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. He always seeks to make Dubai a leading city in all sectors to achieve prosperity and happiness for all segments of the society.”

Learn more about the Dubai Statistics Center here 

Tags: hr awards, International business awards, International Awards, international business, great employer awards

Who's Coming to The IBAs in Rome?

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

More than 330 executives from over 30 nations will gather at the Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Rome, Italy this coming Friday evening, October 21 for the presentation of The 13th Annual International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards program.

stevieawardGold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award® winners, selected from more than 3,800 nominations received from organizations and individuals in more than 60 nations, were announced on August 11. All organizations worldwide are eligible to compete in The International Business Awards, and can submit entries in a wide range of categories, including management awards, new product awards, marketing awards, PR awards, customer service awards, website awards, and more.

More than 200 executives worldwide participated in the judging process this year to determine the Stevie winners.

Winners of People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies, as voted by the general public, and Grand Stevie Award trophies, as determined by the total number of Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevies won in the IBAs, were also announced earlier and will be presented in Rome this Friday.

Here is the list of most of the 2016 Stevie-winning organizations that will be represented in Italy this Friday.

Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company United Arab Emirates
Akmerkez Istanbul Turkey
Allstate Northern Ireland Belfast United Kingdom
arithma+ corporate communications Tehran Iran
Arkadin Paris France
Arvato Istanbul Turkey
ASDA'A Burson Marsteller, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Autologic Diagnostics Wheatley Oxon United Kingdom
Azercell Telecom LLC Baku Azerbaijan
Bilkom Bilisim Hizmetleri A.S., Istanbul, Turkey
Brcomm Seoul South Korea
CallidusCloud Dublin CA USA
Capitol Shopping Center Istanbul Turkey
Carbonite Inc. Lewiston ME USA
Cigna Finans Emeklilik ve Hayat A.S., Istanbul, Turkey
Cisco Systems San Jose CA USA
Community Chest of Korea Seoul South Korea
Crystal Lagoons Miami FL USA
Dani Communications Co., Ltd. Seoul South Korea
DHL Express Mexico
Digiturk Istanbul Turkey
Djembe Communications International Dubai United Arab Emirates
Dogus Otomotiv Servis ve Ticaret A.S. Kocaeli Turkey
Domino's Pizza Istanbul Turkey
Dubai Statistics Center Dubai United Arab Emirates
Enerjisa Energy Efficiency Trainings Programme & Theater Istanbul Turkey
Epos Now Norwich Norfolk United Kingdom
Euro Wings Seoul South Korea
Festival Walk Hong Kong
Forter San Francisco CA USA
Freelancer.com Sydney Australia
Garanti Emeklilik (Garanti Pension) Istanbul Turkey
Garden of Words, Warsaw, Poland
GDY Piksel Yazilim Reklam Bilisim Ürünleri ve Hiz.Tic.A.S. Ankara Turkey
Gebze Centre Shopping Mall Istanbul Turkey
Generali Global Assistance Bethesda MD USA
Gensuite LLC Mason OH USA
GRAFFITI Istanbul Turkey
HANAROADCOM Seoul South Korea
Hanyang University ERICA Seoul South Korea
IBB Istanbul Turkey
IETT General Directorate Istanbul Turkey
Insurance Information and Monitoring Center (SBM) Istanbul Turkey
International Armoring Corporation Centerville UT USA
KBCA Seoul South Korea
KECC Seoul South Korea
KEPCO Nuclear Fuel Company(KNF) Seoul South Korea
KOSHA Seoul South Korea
LLORENTE & CUENCA Madrid Spain
M Cube Partners Seoul South Korea
Malatya Shopping Centre Malatya Turkey
MANILA ELECTRIC COMPANY (MERALCO) MANILA PHILIPPINES
Melco Crown Entertainment Macau SAR
Mercedes-Benz Türk A.S. Istanbul Turkey
MicroHealth LLC Vienna VA USA
Ministry of Health Sharjah United Arab Emirates
Minoru-an Hyogo, Japan
MOSAICOON S.p.A Isole Della Femine Italy
MSLGROUP New York NY USA
MY JET Geneva Switzerland
NetRefer Msida Malta
Nishiguchi Home Limited Kagoshima Japan
Noguchi Porter Novelli Budapest Hungary
NU SKIN Greater China Hong Kong
Nutracelle Saskatoon SK Canada
OBI Creative Omaha NE USA
Odea Bank A.S. Istanbul Turkey
OMV PETROL OFISI, Istanbul, Turkey
Osan Neuropsychosis Hospital Seoul South Korea
other London United Kingdom
Paradigm Design Group Houston TX USA
Passion Film Mumbai India
PMFTC, Philippines
PPC LTD Sandton Gauteng South Africa
PRIMA INDUSTRIE S.p.A. Collegno Italy
Pronet Istanbul Turkey
PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (Persero) Tbk Jakarta Indonesia
QLess, Inc. Pasadena CA USA
Qonsilus GmbH Mainz Germany
Rainier Communications Westborough MA USA
Resolute Forest Products Montreal Quebec Canada
RheinBrücke IT Consulting Cologne Germany
Road and Transport Authority - Rail Agency Dubai United Arab Emirates
SABC Pension Fund Johannesburg South Africa
sahibinden.com Istanbul Turkey
Seoul Institute of the Arts Seoul South Korea
SIDM Seoul South Korea
Soohyun Seoul South Korea
Squarespace New York NY USA
Strategic Public Relations Group Hong Kong
Studio 5 Designs (Manila) Makati City Philippines
Sungard Availability Services Wayne PA USA
Tata Consultancy Services Bangalore India
Telkom Indonesia Jakarta Indonesia
Thai Life Insurance Plc. Bangkok Thailand
The Central Agency for Information Technology Kuwait City Kuwait
The Korea Pork Board Commission Seoul South Korea
The Shell Company of Turkey Istanbul Turkey
Thomson Reuters London United Kingdom
TRACCS Dubai United Arab Emirates
TrademarkNow Helsinki Finland
Türk Telekom Istanbul Turkey
Turkish Airlines Istanbul Turkey
Union National Bank Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
Viettel Group Ha noi Viet Nam
Vodafone London United Kingdom
Vodafone Qatar Doha Qatar
Weber Shandwick London United Kingdom
WP Engine Austin TX USA
Zorlu Shopping Mall Istanbul Turkey

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Winners of People’s Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite Companies Announced

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Sep 21, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

The PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies is the top winner in the 2016 People’s Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite Companies, a feature of The International Business Awards, the world’s only international, all-encompassing business awards program which is now in its 13th year.

The worldwide public vote was conducted this summer, with the highest number of votes deciding the winners in a variety of industries. More than 33,000 votes were cast. All Stevie Award winners in the Company of the Year categories of this year’s International Business Awards were eligible to be included in voting for the People’s Choice Stevie Awards.

Peoples_Choice_IBA.jpgThe PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies, the Manila, Philippines-based conglomerate that owns and operates a portfolio of financial services businesses, has won People’s Choice Stevie Awards in three industry categories. Freelancer.com, the Sydney, Australia-based outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace for small businesses, has won two People’s Choice Stevie Awards.   The organization that received the most votes overall is the Dubai Statistics Center.

The crystal People’s Choice Stevie Awards will be presented to winners at The International Business Awards banquet on Friday, 21 October at the Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Rome, Italy. Tickets for the event are now on sale. The winners of peer-adjudicated Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards will be presented with their awards along with the People’s Choice Stevie Awards. Stevie winners were selected from more than 3,800 nominations received from organizations and individuals in more than 60 nations.

The winners of the 2016 People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies are:

-Advertising, Marketing & PR: other
-Automotive / Manufacturing / Transport: International Armoring Corporation
-Banking: ZiraatBank
-Business or Professional Services: Freelancer.com
-Computer Services: RheinBrücke IT Consulting
-Computer Software: Jasper
-Consumer Products: Jeunesse Global
-Diversified Services: PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies
-Financial Services: Payoneer
-Government / Non-Profit: Dubai Statistics Center
-Health / Pharmaceutical: NMC Healthcare
-Insurance: Cebuana Lhuillier
-Internet / New Media: Freelancer.com
-Other Industries: PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies
-Real Estate / Retail: N&F Global Corp.
-Telecommunication: Ooredoo Qatar

Tags: International business awards, company of the year, best companies

Stevie Awards Announce Winners of 2016 Best of the IBA Awards

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 @ 10:16 AM

The Stevie® Awards have announced the winners of the Best of the IBA Awards in The 2016 (13th annual) International Business Awards, the world’s premier business awards competition.

Nominees in the 2016 IBAs were not able to apply for the Best of the IBA Awards directly. Winners were determined by a points system based on the total number of awards won in the IBAs with a Gold Stevie win counting for three points, a Silver Stevie for two points and a Bronze Stevie win for one-and-a-half points. 

IBA_logo-1-1.jpgThis year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners in The International Business Awards were announced on 10 August. The winners of the Best of the IBA Awards will be presented with Grand Stevie Award trophies at The 13th annual International Business Awards banquet at the Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Rome, Italy on 21 October. 

Winners of the 2016 Grand Stevie Awards are:

Most Honored Organization: With 62 award points earned by Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie-winning entries submitted by DHL offices in 21 nations, Deutsche Post DHL is the winner of the Grand Stevie Award trophy for Most Honored Organization of the year. DP DHL is no stranger to Grand Stevie Award honors. The company won the same honor in last year’s IBAs and the 2015 Stevie Awards for Women in Business. They’ve also won the award for three consecutive years in the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.

Most Honored Public Relations Agency: With a total of 65 points earned by Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie-winning entries submitted by their agencies and offices in China, India, Japan and the USA, MSLGROUP is the winner of the Grand Stevie Award trophy for Most Honored Public Relations Agency of the year.

Most Honored Marketing Agency: With a total of 87.5 points earned by Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie-winning entries on behalf of clients such as Korean Air Lines, LG and the Seoul Foundation for Arts Culture, South Korean advertising agency HS Ad is the winner of the Grand Stevie Award trophy for Most Honored Marketing Agency of the year.

Most Honored Interactive Services Agency: With 26.5 points for Stevies won on behalf of clients including China Mobile Hong Kong, L’OCCITANE and NIVEA, Hong Kong-based PRIZM is the winner of the Grand Stevie Award trophy for Most Honored Interactive Services Agency of the year.

Top 10: These are the top Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners among all other organizations honored in the 2016 IBAs. They’ll be presented with Grand Stevie Award trophies.

  1. LLORENTE & CUENCA—Madrid, Spain (50 points)
    2. CallidusCloud—Dublin, CA, USA (47)
    3. (two-way tie at 44 points)
    ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller—Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Cisco Systems—worldwide
    5. Telkom Indonesia—Jakarta (42)  
    6. ECE Türkiye—Istanbul, Turkey (39.5)
    7. Weber Shandwick—worldwide (38.5)
    8. Ooredoo—Doha, Qatar (37 points)
    9. Dubai Statistics Center—Dubai, United Arab Emirates (31)
    10. Freelancer.com—Sydney, Australia (29)

“These 14 organizations understand the value of seeking public recognition for the achievements of their executive teams and their employees, by nominating them for Stevie Awards in many different categories,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “The Best of the IBA Awards are intended to honor organizations that demonstrate a high level of achievement globally, in many different initiatives, and we look forward to celebrating these firms with Grand Stevie Award trophies at our gala event in Rome on 21 October.”

The International Business Awards feature a wide variety of categories to recognize achievement in every facet of work life, including management awards, new product awards, marketing awards, PR awards, customer service awards, website awards and more.

Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements in the 2016 IBAs were determined by the average scores of more than 200 professionals worldwide in the three-month judging process.

For more information about The International Business Awards, including a complete list of all Stevie Award winners in the 2016 competition, visit www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

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13th Annual International Business Awards Announce Stevie Award Winners From Across the Globe

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Aug 11, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

High-achieving organizations and executives around the world have been recognized as Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie® Award winners in The 13th Annual International Business Awards, the world's only international, all-encompassing business awards program.

Nicknamed the Stevies from the Greek word "crowned," the awards will be presented at a gala event on Friday, 21 October at the Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Rome, Italy. Tickets for the event are on sale now at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

StevieAwardTrophy-1.jpgGold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners were selected from more than 3,800 nominations received from organizations and individuals in more than 60 nations. All organizations worldwide are eligible to compete in The International Business Awards, and can submit entries in a wide range of categories, including management awards, company of the year awards, marketing awards, public relations awards, customer service awards, human resources awards, new product awards, IT awards, web site awards, and more. 

More than 200 executives worldwide participated in the judging process this year to determine the Stevie winners.

The top Gold Stevie Award winner this year is HS Ad, the South Korean advertising agency, with 13 Gold Stevies in a variety of categories. MSLGROUP worldwide is next with eight Gold Stevie wins, while Dubai Statistics Center, Telkom Indonesia and Weber Shandwick worldwide follow with seven each.  Accenture (USA), DHL Express Worldwide, and Freelancer.com (Australia) are winners of six Gold Stevies. Cisco Systems (USA), Jeunesse Global (USA), and Say Communications (United Kingdom) won five; and ASDA'A Burson Marsteller (United Arab Emirates), CallidusCloud (USA), and Odea Bank A.S. (Turkey) each won four Gold Stevie Awards.

Winners of three Gold Stevie Awards include Insurance Information and Monitoring Center (SBM) (Turkey), KB Kookmin Bank (South Korea), LLORENTE & CUENCA (Spain), Ribose (Hong Kong), PRONET (Turkey), Qonsilus GmbH (Germany), and Vodafone (Turkey and the United Kingdom).

A complete list of all 2016 Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners by category is available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

“We received a record number of nominations in the IBAs this year, and the judges were awed by the inspiring stories of workplace success from all over the world,” said Stevie Awards founder and president Michael Gallagher.  “We look forward to honoring on stage the Stevie winners who join us in Rome on 21 October, and to sharing their stories with the world over the coming months through our website and social media channels."

During the week of 22 August the winners of the Best of the IBA Awards, five best-of-competition prizes, will be announced.  Winners will be determined by a tally of the total number of Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevies won by organizations, and will be presented with Grand Stevie Award trophies in Rome.

For high-resolution photos of the Stevie Award trophy or International Business Awards logo, visit http://stevieawards.com/iba/photos-and-logos. Other information and resources for press are available at http://stevieawards.com/iba/media-inquiries-news-service-list

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Double Your Awards Opportunities in the Company of the Year Categories

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Fri, Jul 08, 2016 @ 11:56 AM

The International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition, which attracts nominations from organizations in more than 60 nations and territories each year, is currently accepting entries through the extended entry deadline of Wednesday, July 13.

All individuals and organizations worldwide -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small -- may submit nominations to The International Business Awards.

Today we will highlight the Company/Organization Awards categories, recognizing the achievements of entire organizations. A bonus perk of entering the Company of the Year awards categories is also being included in the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies voting. 

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German_Newsletter_May_2.jpgHow to Win Twice the Recognition for Your Organization

Every organization that is honored with a Gold, Silver or Bronze Stevie Award in the following Company of the Year categories (categories B01 - B34) will automatically be included in voting for the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies.  Voting will be conducted by the general public worldwide in August - September, and the winners will be honored at the IBA awards banquet in Rome, Italy in October 2016.  When the results of the IBAs' peer-conducted judging are announced in August, honorees in the Company of the Year categories will receive instructions on how to promote People's Choice voting to their own customers and stakeholders.  Note that only nominees that receive at least 100 public votes are eligible to win a People's Choice Stevie Award.

Information to be submitted online for entries in these categories in the 2016 competition include

a. An essay of up to 650 words describing the nominated organization's achievements since 1 January 2015

b. In bullet-list form (up to 150 words), a brief summary of up to ten (10) of the nominated organization's chief achievements since 1 January 2015

c. Optional (but highly recommended), a collection of supporting files and web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges

Company of the Year 
May be for-profit or non-profit, public or private, large or small.  New for 2016, each of these industry categories now has three sub-categories:

  • Small (≤ 50 employees and turnover ≤ €10 m / $11 million)
  • Medium-size (≤ 250 employees and turnover ≤ €50 m / $55 million)
  • Large (> 250 employees and turnover > €50 m / $55 million)

B01.    Accounting
B02.    Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
B03.    Aerospace & Defense
B04.    Automotive & Transport Equipment
B05.    Banking
B06.    Business or Professional Services
B07.    Chemicals
B08.    Computer Hardware
B09.    Computer Software
B10.    Computer Services
B11.    Conglomerates
B12.    Consumer Products - Durables
B13.    Consumer Products - Non-Durables
B14.    Diversified Services
B15.    Electronics
B16.    Energy
B17.    Financial Services
B18.    Food & Beverage
B19.    Health Products & Services
B20.    Hospitality & Leisure
B21.    Insurance
B22.    Internet/New Media
B23.    Legal
B24.    Manufacturing
B25.    Materials & Construction
B26.    Media & Entertainment
B27.    Metals & Mining
B28.    Non-Profit or Government Organizations
B29.    Pharmaceuticals
B30.    Real Estate
B31.    Retail
B32.    Telecommunications
B33.    Transportation
B34.    Utilities

B35. Startup of the Year (for companies that began operations since 1 January 2014).  There are no entry fees for the Startup of the Year categories.
a. Business Product Industries
b. Business Service Industries
c. Consumer Product Industries
d. Consumer Service Industries

B36. Most Innovative Company of the Year (recognizing product and/or marketing, sales, manufacturing, management, etc. innovation in the past year)
a. in Asia, Australia and New Zealand
b. in Asia (China, Japan and Korea)
c. in Europe
d. in the Middle East and Africa
e. in Canada and the U.S.A.
f. In Mexico, Central and South America

B37. Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year (recognizing organizations' contributions to society)
a. in Asia, Australia and New Zealand
b. in Asia (China, Japan and Korea)
c. in Europe
d. in the Middle East and Africa
e. in Canada and the U.S.A.
f. In Mexico, Central and South America

B38. Fastest-Growing Company of the Year (recognizing outstanding revenue growth since the start of 2015 over 2014)
a. in Asia, Australia and New Zealand
b. in Asia (China, Japan and Korea)
c. in Europe
d. in the Middle East and Africa
e. in Canada and the U.S.A.
f. In Mexico, Central and South America

B39. Health, Safety & Environment Program of the Year  (recognizing organizations' successful implemention of policies to prevent workplace accidents and injuries, increase safety awareness, and meet the requirements of environmental and occupational health and safety laws and requirements)
a. in Asia, Australia and New Zealand
b. in Asia (China, Japan and Korea)
c. in Europe
d. in the Middle East and Africa
e. in Canada and the U.S.A.
f. In Mexico, Central and South America

B40. Energy Industry Innovation of the Year: This category recognizes singular innovations in energy-related technology, production, conservation, storage or delivery, by an organization or an individual anywhere in the world, since 1 January 2015. There is no entry fee for this category.

 

Past winners in the Company/Organization awards categories include:

Reading Room Pte Ltd, Singapore

Elixirr Partners LLP, London, United Kingdom

M-CAT Enterprises, LLC, Austin, TX USA

Geosoft, Toronto, ON Canada

Amira Nature Foods Ltd., Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Hoteles City Express, Mexico City, Mexico

Today Newspaper, Seoul, South Korea

The National Archives, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Beraca Ingredientes Naturais S/A, São Paulo, Brazil

Monkey tie, Paris, France: Premier site de recrutement affinitaire

Coca-Cola Icecek, Istanbul, Turkey: 3.2.1 Move!

 

The winners of the 2015 People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies are:

  •     Banking: Odeabank AS, Istanbul, Turkey
  •     Business / Professional Services: Freelancer.com, Sydney, Australia
  •     Computer Services: ScaleFocus, Sofia, Bulgaria
  •     Computer Software: RheinBrücke IT Consulting GmbH, Cologne, Germany
  •     Energy: Bahrain National Gas Company (B.S.C.), Manama
  •     Financial Services / Insurance: USHEALTH Advisors, Grapevine, TX, USA
  •     Health / Pharmaceuticals: OptumCare Operations, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  •     Hospitality & Leisure: Creative Lodging Solutions, Lexington, KY, USA
  •     Internet / New Media: Freelancer.com, Sydney, Australia
  •     Non –Profit / Government: The National Archives (UAE) – Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  •     Transportation: Road & Transport Authority – Rail Agency, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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International Business Awards Extends Final Deadline through July 13

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Jun 16, 2016 @ 10:11 AM

The Stevie® Awards, organizer of The International Business Awards, announced today that the final entry deadline for the 13th annual IBAs has been extended to Wednesday, July 13. Recognized as the world’s premier business awards program, the IBAs attract nominations from organizations in more than 50 nations and territories each year.

 IBAfulltextsmall.gif“We’ve received so many requests for individual deadline extensions that we’ve decided to extend the deadline for everyone,” said Stevie Awards president Michael Gallagher. The original final deadline was June 15. Gallagher emphasizes that no additional late fees will be charged for entries submitted through July 13, and late entries will not be penalized in any way in the judging process. All organizations now have an additional four weeks to prepare and submit their entries.

All individuals and organizations worldwide -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small -- may submit nominations to The International Business Awards. The 2016 awards will honor achievements since the beginning of 2015.  Entry details are available at http://www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

The International Business Awards recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace. Categories include:

  • Management Awards
  • Company of the Year Awards
  • Customer Service Awards
  • Human Resources Awards
  • Information Technology Awards
  • Marketing Awards
    •New Product Awards
  • Public Relations Awards
  • Website Awards, Smartphone and Tablet Apps, and other Media Awards

A variety of new categories were introduced for the 2016 competition including Technology PR Campaign / Program of the Year, and Re-Branding / Brand Renovation of the Year. The 34 Company of the Year categories have each been split into three categories, based on company size (small, medium-size, and large).

Stevie Award winners will be selected during the judging process by more than 200 professionals worldwide. Winners will be announced on August 11, and the awards will be presented at a gala awards ceremony at the Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Rome, Italy, on October 21. 

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