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Recognising the Most Outstanding International Firms in Hong Kong

#HKBAwards

The Hong Kong Business International Business Awards

Now on its seventh year, the Hong Kong Business International Business Awards is back to honour first-rate international businesses in Hong Kong. The awards program is for outstanding foreign firms who stand out and were able to navigate their way despite challenges whilst reaching their main goal in providing award-winning products and services to their clients.

Submission Opens:
Mar 01, 2021
Submission Closes:
Jul 09, 2021
Awards Presentation Day:
Aug 05, 2021

Watch our trailer for Hong Kong Business International Business Awards

TESTIMONIALS

What do our winners have to say about winning the award?

It was also a recognition that this is a team effort and that it’s also very satisfying that--because this is our first ...

Michael Lim Branding and Marketing APAC, ASSA ABLOY Asia Pacific Limited

Were absolutely delighted to win the award from Hong Kong Business. It’s validation that we’ve done a great job in bring...

Gary Judd Regional Director of Product Management, APAC, Merrill Corporation

We are happy [and] glad that we learned that our programs under UOB Art Academy are well-received by our stakeholders, a...

Marietta Li Head of Planning and Business Management, Hong Kong and Taiwan, United Overseas Bank (UOB)

I would say it’s a collective recognition for AstraZeneca locally, and it’s also a recognition that betting and investin...

Gwenael Meneux General Manager, Hong Kong and Macau, AstraZeneca Hong Kong Limited

This is very relevant in the work that we’re doing and I hope that by having this award instills further confidence that...

Deric Wong CEO, Omnicom Media Group

Watch videos from past winners

HKB International Business Awards 2020 Winner: Omnicom Media Group

HKB International Business Awards 2020 Winner: BRALOBA GROUP

HKB International Business Awards 2020 Winner: AstraZeneca Hong Kong Limited

HKB International Business Awards 2020 Winner: Baxter Healthcare Ltd

ASSA ABLOY Asia Pacific Limited wins the HKB International Business Awards 2019 (Retail Category)

Siemens Limited wins the HKB International Business Awards 2019 (Business Services Category)

Merrill Corporation wins the HKB International Business Awards 2019 (Financial Technology Category)

Why should you enter

NETWORK

Winners will be invited to attend the prestigious awards dinner in Hong Kong. Winners can bring their clients, peers, and colleagues to the awards dinner and celebrate their well-deserved award with them.

AMPLIFY

Reach potential clients as you let your innovations be known and honored in Asia.

EXPOSURE

Have the opportunity to be featured in the definitive magazine for Hong Kong's business leaders, the Hong Kong Business. With its monthly circulation of 15,000 copies and 17,960 monthly active users in its website, you are sure to reach elite level decision makers in Hong Kong.

Meet the Judges

Edward Au

Edward Au

Managing Partner, Southern Region

Deloitte China

Eugene Liu

Eugene Liu

Managing Partner

RSM Hong Kong

Andy Wong

Andy Wong

IPO leader and PRC-HK Business Coordination Partner 

SHINEWING (HK) CPA Limited

Charbon Lo

Charbon Lo

Partner

Crowe (HK) CPA Limited

Guidelines and Criteria

GUIDELINES

  • Nominations will be deliberated by a judging committee based on the judging criteria.

  • Eligible companies may submit a maximum of three (3) nomination entries.

  • Only one company per industry category will be hailed as a winner.

  • Nomination is free of charge. If your company wins, you are obliged to attend the awards presentation and interview and book any of the winners package options for exclusive entitlements.

ELIGIBILITY

  • The awards programme is open to companies in all industries in Hong Kong with headquarters located abroad. 

  • Eligible companies may nominate any initiatives that highlight the excellent work of the company such as: 

          ✔ outstanding products, services, or projects with proven track record
          ✔ excellent solutions provided for a client 
          ✔ innovative practices or strategies that made tangible contributions to the company

  • The entry must have been launched or were upgraded, in part or in full, in the last 24 calendar months.

 

CATEGORIES

  • Automotive Services

  • Accounting

  • Advertising

  • Aerospace

  • Aerospace & Defense

  • Agriculture

  • Airline

  • Analytics

  • Apparel

  • Architecture

  • Automotive & Transport Equipment

  • Banking

  • Beauty & Cosmetics

  • Broadcasting

  • Brokerage

  • Building Services & Facilities

  • Business Insurance

  • Business Services

  • Cargo Handling

  • Chemicals

  • Commercial Building Construction

  • Commercial Real Estate Trust

  • Compliance Consulting

  • Computer Hardware

  • Computer Services

  • Computer Software

  • Conglomerates

  • Consulting

  • Consumer Products - Durables

  • Consumer Products - Non-Durables

  • Corporate Advisory

  • Cosmetics

  • Data Center

  • Department Stores

  • Dining & Entertainment

  • Direct Selling

  • Diversified Services

  • Education

  • Electronic Manufacturing

  • Electronics

  • Energy

  • Engineering

  • Entertainment Experience

  • Environmental Services

  • Executive Search

  • Financial Services

  • Financial Technology

  • Food & Beverage

  • Food Manufacturing Solutions

  • Food Safety

  • Furniture and Fixture

  • Health & Wellness

  • Health Insurance

  • Health Products & Services

  • Healthcare

  • Heavy Civil Construction

  • Hospitality & Leisure

  • Human Resource Technology

  • Human Resources Consulting

  • Industrial Construction

  • Insurance Broker

  • Interior Design

  • Internet/New Media

  • Investment Banking

  • IT Services

  • Life Insurance

  • Legal

  • Logistics

  • Logistics Equipment

  • Luxury Retail

  • Machining and Tooling

  • Manufacturing

  • Marine and Offshore Engineering

  • Marine Services

  • Materials & Construction

  • Media & Entertainment

  • Metals & Mining

  • Motion Picture & Video

  • Music

  • Non-Profit or Government Organizations

  • Oil & Gas

  • Personal Insurance

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Real Estate

  • Residential Building Construction

  • Residential Product Manufacturing

  • Retail

  • Semiconductor

  • Shipping

  • Technology

  • Telecommunications

  • Television

  • Transportation

  • Utilities

  • Venture Capital

  • Wholesale

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING

  • Uniqueness & Innovation - Did the project introduced a new or cutting-edge innovation?

  • Effectiveness & Impact - Did the project achieve its objectives and targets? What measures have been used to assess its success? What was the impact to your company and the industry?

  • Dynamism - Is the strategy, project, service or product flexible to changes and progressive opportunities?

HOW TO ENTER?

1. Go to the online nomination form.

  • Read the award entry guidelines and eligibility for your reference.

  • Fill out the company information and entrant details fields.

  • Choose the category you'd like to enter.

  • Provide project information: Project title, 500-word summary of the entry, and client testimonial/s (if any).

  • Choose the winners package that you will take up should you win an award

2. You will then receive an email confirmation from the HKB Awards organisers after your nomination has been received.

3. To substantiate your entry, send supporting documents to danica@charltonmediamail.com.

  • Three (3) entry photos are required.

  • Supporting documents are optional but will highly increase your chances of winning the award. 

  • Supporting documents must be in PDF, PowerPoint and/or JPG format. For supporting videos, Youtube.com or Vimeo.com links must be provided.

PRICING & DISCOUNTS

Nomination is free. If your company wins, you are obliged to book any of the following winner's package options:

Option 1: HK$59,000

  • Digital Awards Presentation and Interview
  • 1 Full-Page ad in Hong Kong Business magazine

  • Press release written by the Hong Kong Business magazine regarding your award to be published in hongkongbusiness.hk with more than 32,623 unique monthly visitors

  • Use of the HKB International Business Awards 2021 logo on all your collaterals*

  • Courier of Trophy

Option 2: HK$74,000

  • Digital Awards Presentation and Interview
  • 1 Double-Page Spread (full-page ad and full-page advertorial) in Hong Kong Business magazine

  • Press release written by the Hong Kong Business magazine regarding your award to be published in hongkongbusiness.hk with more than 32,623 unique monthly visitors

  • Use of the HKB International Business Awards 2021 logo on all your collaterals*

  • Courier of Trophy

Option 3: HK$89,000

  • Digital Awards Presentation and Interview
  • 1 Double-Page Spread (full-page ad and full-page advertorial) in Hong Kong Business magazine

  • 2 Full-Page ads in any issue of Hong Kong Business magazine

  • Press release written by the Hong Kong Business magazine regarding your award to be published in hongkongbusiness.hk with more than 32,623 unique monthly visitors

  • Use of the HKB International Business Awards 2021 logo on all your collaterals*

  • Courier of Trophy

*Winning companies can use the logo for marketing/advertising collaterals and campaigns, email signature, website, etc. to further build company's prestige.

Please Note:

Due to the current pandemic, we will not be holding a physical event this year. As an alternative, we will conduct a Digital Awards Presentation and Interview via Zoom video conferencing. The trophy will be couriered to the winning companies' addresses. Further details and adjustments will be disclosed upon announcement of winners.

Watch samples of a digital presentation and interview here

KEY DATES

Deadline for submission: 9 July 2021, Friday
Awards presentation: August 2021

Past Winners

Omnicom Media Group
Advertising

Euler Hermes Asia Pacific
Business Insurance

Baxter Healthcare LTD
Health Products & Services

BRALOBA GROUP
Manufacturing

AstraZeneca Hong Kong Limited
Pharmaceuticals

JCDecaux Transport
Advertising

Baumschlager Eberle Hong Kong Ltd
Architecture

Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Limited
Automotive and Transport

Euler Hermes Asia Pacific
Business Insurance

Kaspersky Lab (Asia Pacific)
Cybersecurity

FrieslandCampina (Hong Kong) Limited
Health Products & Services

WeWork
Hospitality & Leisure

Atradius Crédito y Caución S.A.
Insurance Technology

AlikeAudience
Marketing Software

NTT Communications
Telecommunications

Broadridge Asia Pacific Ltd
Financial Technology

Greater Group & New Balance
Retail

Hamlyn Williams HK Ltd

Human Resource Consulting

KBQuest Group Inc.
IT Services

MullenLowe Profero
Advertising

Richard Wolf Hong Kong Limited
Health Products & Services

Thales
Transportation

MAR VIVO FILMS
Motion Picture & Video

ZACD
Real Estate

Actifio (HK) Co., Limited
IT Services

MAR VIVO STUDIO
Advertising

Thales Transport & Security (H.K.) LTD
Transportation

United Overseas Bank Limited
Banking

Gartner Hong Kong Ltd
Corporate Advisory

Spencer Ogden International Limited
Energy

Organic Clover Limited
Food and Beverage

Clyde & Co
Legal

ABN Impact
Consulting

Contact Us

For more details, contact:

Danica Avila

+(65) 3158 1386

awards@charltonmediamail.com

Meet the Judges

Edward Au

Edward Au

Managing Partner, Southern Region

Deloitte China

Eugene Liu

Eugene Liu

Managing Partner

RSM Hong Kong

Andy Wong

Andy Wong

IPO leader and PRC-HK Business Coordination Partner 

SHINEWING (HK) CPA Limited

Charbon Lo

Charbon Lo

Partner

Crowe (HK) CPA Limited

Event Photos

2019

TESTIMONIALS

Check out what past winners have said upon receiving their award.

HKB International Business Awards 2020 Winner: Omnicom Media Group

HKB International Business Awards 2020 Winner: BRALOBA GROUP

HKB International Business Awards 2020 Winner: AstraZeneca Hong Kong Limited

HKB International Business Awards 2020 Winner: Baxter Healthcare Ltd

ASSA ABLOY Asia Pacific Limited wins the HKB International Business Awards 2019 (Retail Category)

Siemens Limited wins the HKB International Business Awards 2019 (Business Services Category)

Merrill Corporation wins the HKB International Business Awards 2019 (Financial Technology Category)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I nominate?

You can send an entry via the online nomination form where you have to fill in details about your company and the project, product or service that you wish to enter. You also have to submit a 500 word write up summarizing your project details and why it should win an award.

How many winners per category?

There will only be one winner per industry category.

Can I send two or more entries for our company?

Yes, you can send 2 or more nominations. If you are nominating several projects, please enter each entry separately.

What can I nominate?

You can nominate any outstanding and innovative product, project or service that has improved your company’s business. Note that the project should have been launched, in part or full, over the last 24 calendar months, or if the project was launched prior to 2 years, it should have undergone a recent innovation to be eligible for the awards.

What is Hong Kong Business?

Hong Kong Business is the only English-language business dedicated to Hong Kong and China. Essential coverage includes the economy, investment, manufacturing, technology, travel and trade, plus special overseas features with in-depth reporting on bilateral economic ties with Hong Kong.

Will there be an awards dinner this year?

We do understand the current situation with COVID-19. Rest assured that our priority remains that of our guest and their safety. So our team will be doing an online awards presentation and video interview through video-conferencing.