About the Award


ASEAN Business Awards (ABA) is an awards programmeorganisedby theASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) designed to recognise the outstanding enterprises in the ASEAN business community. ABA was launched for the first time in 2007 and since then it has served as a platform toultimate showcase of outstanding business practitioners in ASEAN.

Under the 2014 ASEAN BAC theme of ‘Inclusive Connectivity and New Growth Paradigm” and in the spirit of ASEAN business integration and towards the promotion of an ASEAN Economic Community, as well as in line with the fast-growing and innovative expansion of business connectivity and recognition, the awards will be conferred to the ‘Most Admired ASEAN Enterprises’ in the criteria groups of “Large Companies” and “SMEs”. The awards will be presented for the categories of Corporate Excellence, Innovation and ASEAN Centricity for the Large Companies and the categories of SME, Young Entrepreneur and Women Leader for the SMEs.

The ASEAN Business Award is presented to the ASEAN business entity with outstanding performance in the ASEAN region and for having made significant progress in establishing and reinforcing their position in the international business arena.

The ABAis conferred by an esteemed panel of judges with well-established track records in the ASEAN business community. Upon completion of the thorough evaluation process, only performers of the highest quality are selected to receive the prestigious Awards.

The Awards will be presented at the Gala Dinner in the sidelines of ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ASEAN BIS) in November 2014 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.The Gala Dinner is an annually much anticipated event, widely regarded as the gathering of exemplary leadership in businessto celebrate the exceptional achievements of entities across a wide variety of industries.

The ASEAN Business Award aimed to profile ASEAN enterprises which have contributed to the growth and prosperity of the ASEAN economy as well as to spotlight promising ASEAN Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Young Entrepreneursand Women Leaders to help them grow to become ASEAN multi-national corporations (MNCs) and potential global players in the future.The Award provides for dynamic entrepreneurs and corporate leaders alike the platform to showcase their outstanding achievements and share their success with other like-minded individuals and business entities which at the same serves as a base for the promotion of integration and connectivity between players in the economy as a whole.