ACTIVITY

ASEAN Business Award (ABA) Gala Night

Date Nov 02, 2019



 
 
About ASEAN Business Awards 2019
 
    The ASEAN Business Awards (ABA) have been established for over 10 years and aim to recognise outstanding key enterprises that have contributed significantly to the ASEAN region.
 
Why Join?
 
    ABA provides opportunities for business to garner greater exposure to the industry due to its large diverse audience. The award exemplifies the achievements of the recipients and confers respect and enhanced credibility to the brand and organisation among your industry peers.
 
How to Apply?
 
You can apply by completing the application form and submitting the relevant supporting documents to aba2019@utcc.ac.th before 31 August 2019.
 
 
Award Categories
 
1. 17 Priority Integration Sectors: 
  1. Agri-Based
  2.  ICT
  3.  Aviation
  4. Infrastructure
  5. Automotive
  6. Logistics
  7. Electronics
  8. Retail
  9. Energy
  10. Rubber-Based
  11. Finance
  12. Textiles
  13. Fisheries
  14. Tourism
  15. Food & Beverage
  16. Wood-Based
  17. Healthcare
                                                                 
Description
 
    Outstanding performance and presence in the ASEAN Economic Community Priority Integration Sectors. Includes the recognition of integration and connectivity between ASEAN businesses owned and operated by the applicant.
                                                                 
Eligibility
  • Be an ASEAN-incorporated enterprise with at least 40% ASEAN-owned equity and have operational presence in TWO or More ASEAN countries.
  • Be in operations for a minimum of five years and must have three years audited financial statements
  • Fulfill at least one of the following conditions:
            Large-Tier: An annual revenue of a minimum of USD 100 million / Minimum of 200 employees.
 
            Mid –Tier: An annual revenue between USD 15 million to USD 100 million / Minimum of 200 employees.
 
2. SME Excellence
 
Sub Categories:
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Employment
  • Growth
  • Innovation
Description – CSR
 
    Demonstrate a high standard of commitment in the way they organise and integrate their responsible business practices will receive this prestigious endorsement. Submissions should provide evidence of a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy that integrates responsible business practice into their mainstream operations resulting in a positive impact in the workplace, the marketplace, the environment or the community.
 
Description – Employment
 
    Demonstrate the provision of a stimulating and supportive workplace. Qualifiers of this award are required to demonstrate how its people development strategies have created a committed, motivated and effective workforce.
 
Description – Growth
 
    Have achieved outstanding commercial success and sustainable growth will be honoured with this award. Submissions should demonstrate initiative and a willingness to undertake bold new ventures and include evidence of sustainable growth and commercial success to levels that are outstanding for the size of the applicant’s operations.
 
Description – Innovation
 
    Demonstrate a proven ability to create, nurture and develop new products or services. Qualifiers of this award are required to demonstrate how they have differentiated themselves from others in their industry. Achievements can include, but are not limited to the invention, design, production, performance, marketing and distribution of their product or service.
 
Eligibility
 
  • Be an ASEAN-incorporated enterprise with at least 40% ASEAN-owned equity, and preferably (not compulsory) with operational presence in two or more ASEAN countries;
  • Be in operations for a minimum of three years;
  • Preferably have two years of financial statements (audited or non-audited). Audited financial statements should be provided for the growth criteria.
  • SMEs participating in ABA will need to comply with the SME Criteria defined by respective ASEAN Member States.
 
3. Family Business
 
Description 
 
To recognize outstanding family enterprises which have achieved outstanding successes and sustainable growth in ASEAN.
 
Eligibility
  • Leadership of the company includes family member(s) from third or subsequent generations, or has multiple branches of a family involved in leadership.
  • The family still has at least 51% ownership and voting stake and is primarily responsible for setting the strategic direction and values for the firm.
  • Minimum annual revenue of US$100m
  • The legal form of the company or group of companies is not relevant.
  • Companies may be private or publicly traded.
  • If the shares and voting rights have been transferred to a trust, it will remain to be considered as family business if the family has dominant influence on the trust in a way described above.
  • Fulfill at least one of the following conditions:
            Large-Tier: An annual revenue of a minimum of USD 100 million / Minimum of 200 employees.
 
            Mid –Tier:   An annual revenue between USD 15 million to USD 100 million / Minimum of 200 employees.
 
4. Young Entrepreneur
 
Description 
 
    Outstanding business owner below the age of 45 who have demonstrated significant success though leadership, market positioning and company performance.
 
Eligibility
  • The age of the nominee must be 45 years or below
  • Must EITHER be the founder of their own business and achieved significant success with unique marketing approach or products/services OR has an ownership of more than 20% with significant influence in the board and have an active executive management position role
  • Be an ASEAN-incorporated enterprise with at least 40% ASEAN-owned equity;
  • Have two years audited financial statements for financial performance criteria;
  • Demonstrate capability for innovation and a proven ability to create, nurture and develop new products or services;
  • Demonstrate strong financial performance results and growth over the past two years.
  • Fulfill at least one of the following conditions:
            Large-Tier: An annual revenue of a minimum of USD 100 million / Minimum of 200 employees.
 
            Mid –Tier: An annual revenue between USD 15 million to USD 100 million / Minimum of 200 employees
 
5. Sustainable Social Enterprise
 
Description
 
    To recognize outstanding social enterprises which are innovative and have made significant sustained contributions to the disadvantaged in our community.
 
Eligibility
 
  • Be an ASEAN-incorporated enterprise with at least 40% ASEAN-owned equity, and preferably (not compulsory) with operational presence in two or more ASEAN countries;
  • Be in operations for a minimum of three years;
  • Preferably have two years of financial statements (audited or non-audited).
  • Nominee’s business model and mission aims to generate benefits to social or under-privileged groups and its business tackles social problems, improves communities, provides people access to employment and training, or helps the environment.
  • Fulfill at least one of the following conditions:
            Large-Tier: An annual revenue of a minimum of USD 100 million / Minimum of 200 employees
 
            Mid –Tier:   An annual revenue between USD 15 million to USD 100 million / Minimum of 200 employees
 
6. Green Enterprise
 
Description
 
To recognize outstanding business that have demonstrated a significant commitment and responsibility of environment conservation.
 
Eligibility
  • Be an ASEAN-incorporated enterprise with at least 40% ASEAN-owned equity, and preferably (not compulsory) with operational presence in two or more ASEAN countries;
  • Be in operations for a minimum of three years;
  • Preferably have two years of financial statements (audited or non-audited).
  • Nominee’s business model and mission aims to focuses on the achievement of sustainability performance particularly for strengthening the environmental protection.
  • Fulfill at least one of the following conditions:
            Large corporate: An annual revenue of a minimum of USD 15 million / Minimum of 200 employees
           
            SME: Need to comply with the SME Criteria defined by respective ASEAN Member States
 
7. Startup and IDE (Innovation Driven Entrepreneur)
 
Description
 
To recognize outstanding startup and IDE business whom have successfully developed and validated a scalable business model.
 
Eligibility
  • Be an ASEAN-incorporated enterprise with at least 40% ASEAN-owned equity
  • Nominee’s business model should solve ASEAN problems with ASEAN solutions
8. Skill Development
 
Description
 
To recognize outstanding business that have demonstrated a significant contribution to human capital development.
 
Eligibility
  • Be an ASEAN-incorporated enterprise with at least 40% ASEAN-owned equity, and preferably (not compulsory) with operational presence in two or more ASEAN countries;
  •  Be in operations for a minimum of three years;
  • Preferably have two years of financial statements (audited or non-audited).
  • Demonstrate the development of a skilled workforce, especially considering the expected impacts of Industry 4.0, for a competitive and dynamic ASEAN economic community
  • Fulfill at least one of the following conditions:
            Large-Tier: An annual revenue of a minimum of USD 15 million / Minimum of 200 employees.
           
            SME: Need to comply with the SME Criteria defined by respective ASEAN Member States.
 

9.Women Entrepreneur

Description 

    Women management in the organisation who changed either the following: Marketing Strategy, Management Style; Human Resource Management or Organisation Culture and achieved significant success in the business or improvement in efficiency which benefited the company overall.

Eligibility

  • Must EITHER be the founder of their own business and achieved significant success with unique marketing approach or products/services OR has an ownership of more than 20% with significant influence in the board and have an active executive management position role
  • Be an ASEAN-incorporated enterprise with at least 40% ASEAN-owned equity;
  • Have two years audited financial statements for financial performance criteria;
  • Demonstrate capability for innovation and a proven ability to create, nurture and develop new products or services;
  • Demonstrate strong financial performance results and growth over the past two years.
10. Friends of ASEAN
 
  • Will be selected by the ABA committee, hence no application is needed by the company.
 
11. Digitalized MSME
 
  • Will be selected by the ASEAN coordinating committee, hence no application is needed by the company.
 
Timeline
1 JUNE 2019 Launch of ABA 2019
31 AUGUST 2019 Closing date for application
2 November 2019 ABA Gala Dinner
 
Download application form:

Download Here

 
Contact information:
University of The Thai Chamber of Commerce (ABA Team) Email: aba2019@utcc.ac.th Email: thorn_utcc@yahoo.com
Tel: +66 81-614-5270, +66 2-697-6855
 
 

Remark.

About the ABA Award form filling, there is the program logic, called Macro VBA, embedded in the ABA file which can work only with the following OS and software versions.
 
For Windows, the file works on Office 365, Office 2019, Office 2016, Office 2013 and Office 2010.
 
For Mac, the file works on Microsoft Office for Mac. 
 
Apart from these versions, the file wouldn’t run or work properly.
 
If the applicants use any other software version, the file will not work and it will be their IT support issue. 
 
For all future technical issue, please (1) capture all the screens with error, plus (2) capture the screen that shows the version of their Excel/Office software to us.

 

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