ABA 2014 is already closing its application.

As you may be informed earlier, the ASEAN Business Awards 2014 is closing its registration on 15th July 2014. However,  in order to have as many participant as possible, we will be extending the final closing date for completion of registered companies to 31-Jul-2014. This mean that we no longer accepting new registration via website but will allow already registered companies to complete their registration. Please keep in mind that you will need to complete your application and submit them to be considered for the awards.

ASEAN Business Awards 2014 Registration


Operational Presence shall have the following meanings and stipulations;

  1. The core purpose of requiring operational presence in two or more ASEAN member states is to promote intra ASEAN trade and investment and also enhance the competitiveness of ASEAN companies to compete on a national as well as regional platform
  2. Operational presence may be in the following forms;
    1. Having an established and registered business entity in two or more ASEAN member states and actively undertaking business activities
    2. Having business activities in two or more ASEAN member states through the use of franchises, agency, cooperation agreements or other formal arrangements for the exchange of goods and services

Launch of the 2014 ASEAN Business Awards


The annual ASEAN Business Awards are back for 2014 and it is better than ever.  With the core concept of Inclusive Connectivity, the Awards have been amended and expanded to reflect the key and emerging players and trends in the region that are or will be the Drivers of Growth.  With six sub categories yielding 60 National Champions and 6 ASEAN Champions, the prestigious and covetted Awards are the benchmarks of excellence and achievement in ASEAN and beyond.  Register and compete against the best in the region to become the Gold Standard of ASEAN.

56 PH businesses compete for Asean Business Awards

MANILA, Philippines – Fifty-six small and large Philippine companies are vying for the inaugural Asean Business Awards Philippines, which aim to recognize enterprises which explore and harness the opportunities offered by the Asean Economic Community (AEC).

“We are quite pleased with the participation of companies in the first ever Asean Business Awards Philippines. It is our hope that the awards will serve to inspire and motivate more Filipino businesses to participate and become key players in the broader regional market, as well as strengthen the Philippines’ overall competitiveness in the AEC,” Teresita Sy-Coson, Philippine representative to the Asean Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and vice-chair of SM Investments Corp. said in a press statement on Tuesday.

Raising awareness about ASEAN integration

Business leaders support the launch of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Business Awards, the first ever recognition program for Philippine enterprises which have contributed to the growth and prosperity of the ASEAN economy. Present during the launch were (from left) Jay Yuvallos, ASEAN BAC Philippine member; Edmundo Soriano, FINEX president; Gregorio Navarro, MAP president; Teresita Sy-Coson, ASEAN BAC Philippines member; Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima; Alfredo Yao, PCCI president; and Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Luis Cruz. (Source: The Philippine Star)

ASEAN to Advance Peace and Reconciliation Initiatives

Speaking at a symposium on peace and reconciliation, Dr. AKP Mochtan, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for Community and Corporate Affairs, underlined the central role of ASEAN in these mechanisms and processes and how it actively engages partners from within and beyond the region. “Building and preserving peace has been a core value and major contribution by ASEAN to Southeast Asia,” said DSG Mochtan at the launch of the Symposium on Peace and Reconciliation: Principles and Best Practice. The symposium, co-organised by the ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) and the Institute for Peace and Democracy, was held on 22 – 23 April 2014 in Nusa Dua, Bali. (Source: Zambo Times)

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ASEAN to Enhance Cross-border Consumer Protection

Enhancing cross-border enforcement of regulations on consumer protection was the main theme of a workshop held on April 24-25 in the Philippines on the margins of the 9 th ASEAN Committee on Consumer Protection (ACCP). The event served as a platform for ASEAN countries to exchange information, deliberate on issues of common concern, challenges and share best practices on handling cross-border consumer complaints, e-commerce cases and developing law enforcement sweeps. (Source: Vietnam Plus)

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