Asia’s role in the growth of global economy and the accolade for its excellences. The V Annual Edition of IAIR AWARDS® – Excellence in Global Economy & Sustainability (www.iairawards.com) took place on the 10th of March 2015 in Hong Kong at the Conrad Hotel, preceded from a conference entitled “Asia CEO Summit”.
More than 50 companies have been recognized for their leadership in strategic fields in Asia Pacific and worldwide like sustainability, real estate, ICT, asset management and brokerage.
Among them: Hutchison Global Communications, Ricoh, China Telecom, UBS, MFS,Commerzbank, Igate, Advantech Wireless, Renewable Energy Corporation. Ms. Evrim Aras from Turkey, CEO of Aras Kargo, was awarded Woman of the Year. The recognition of CEO of the Year went to: Mr. Steve Lewis, CEO at Living PlanIT (Urban Development Technologies) and Mr.Ashok Vemuri, CEO at Igate Corporation (Integrated Technology Solutions).
«This evening we will be awarding best in class across sectors such as Corporate, Property Sustainability and Finance – said Mr. Guido Giommi, President of IAIR Group at the beginning of the ceremony -. Some of them will be receiving the accolade three years in a row, demonstrating long-lasting successful performances. As we award annual performances, our readers and the market will be astonished to see your recurrent commitment to the excellence. Tonight we will also be celebrating Woman of the Year and CEOs of the Year. These recipients are outstanding women and men, and we are truly honoured, and pleased, to be able to honor their contribution. Some of them will be the protagonists at our CEO Summit».
The Award Ceremony this year was in fact anticipated by the Asia CEO Summit, a debate among Chief Executive Officers and Managing Directors from three different top players on their respective sectors:Aaron Yim, Hong Kong Managing Director of Ricoh, the office solutions and printing multinational company, Ashok Vemuri, CEO at Igate, one of the leading IT solutions corporation and Thorsten Heidt, Managing Director - Head of Equity Markets and Commodities Commerzbank Asia, the German global bank and financial services company.
The discussion, presented by Wendy Tang who collaborates with the Wall Street Journal, was focused on the most strategic Asian countries for investments and growth and on the role of key topics like innovation and sustainability in financial and corporate fields.
Among the companies, the IAIR Awards went to a driving sector for the so called Asian Tigers above all Malaysia, Real Estate: Niseko Alpine Developments, Mah Sing Group (second time in a raw), PJ Development Holdings, OSK Property and Tujuan Gemilang.
The Chinese companies Chow Tai Fook (Luxury), China Telecom (Telecommunications), China Resources Power (Energy) and China Shanshui Cement Group (Building Materials) confirmed their leadership for the third year consequently, like the Italian Smart Energy company, TerniEnergia, the Australian mortgage fund, La Trobe Financial, the Thailand broker Bualuang Securities and the banking giant UBS with a double recognition. Bangkok Insurance won its fourth prize in five editions.
The Asia Pacific strategic advisor Censere, the mobile technology pioneer Borqs, the German thermoelectric generators producer O-Flexx Technologies, the power management company ZMDI, the global Asset Manager MFS, the international broker Commerzbank, the solar energy solutions player REC Solar and the printing multinational company Ricoh (with a double victory) achieved their second IAIR AWARDS.
Among the winners: in the marketing sector Madcradle Online (Integrated & Social Media) andComZone (Advertising Services), in the Interior Design industry Royal Living and JTA, for urban development technologies Living PlanIT, in private education Raffles, in medical technology the European Aerogen, for technical analysis Chart Partners Group from Thailand, in the electric machinery industry Cub Elecparts (Taiwan), for communications solutions the Canadian Advantech Wireless and the giant Hutchinson Global Communications.
State Custodians Mortgage Company triumphed in the home loan solutions category, while in the IAIR Broker Awards: Sun Hung Kai & Co, Wealth Bond Precious Metals and IQ Option.Orchard Global Asset Management won the IAIR Hedge Funds Awards while IKON Group, CWM FX and NordFX imposed themselves in the forex trading sector.
«Congratulations again to all the winners – said President Giommi -. Along with the IAIR AWARDS, our publishing house doesn’t forget its commitment to innovation and new forms of global communication. For this reason we have introduced a new kind of event, the VIRTUAL FINANCIAL SUMMIT (www.virtualfinancialsummit.com), a complete 3D interactive fair with top players from financial, entrepreneurial and consulting sectors, live webcast, audio broadcasting, video and slideshow. The Asia CEO Summit will be broadcasted in the Virtual Financial Summit and CEOs will interact directly with 100 thousand users also from their mobile devices and a focus on international financial publications will follow».
The next stop of the IAIR Awards Global Roadshow will be in 2015 in New York on the 16th of April, 2015.