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Stevie Award-Winners Celebrated at 2017 International Business Awards Ceremony

Philippine companies prevailed in 2017 competition

BARCELONA – In the festive ambience of the W Hotel in Barcelona, the winners of the 14th annual International Business Awards were presented their Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards on Saturday, October 21, 2017. High-ranking representatives from more than 130 honored companies and organizations from around the world received their awards on stage.

The International Business Awards (IBAs) are the world’s only international, all-encompassing business awards program. Many organizations and individuals from all over the world are among the 2017 winners. One of the top winners this year is the Spanish PR agency Llorente & Cuenca, which won seven golds, times gold Stevie Awards, 15 silvers, and 11 bronzes. They also received a Grand Stevie Award for the Most Honored Public Relations Agency. The marketing agency Hanaroadcom from South Korea, ASDA’A Burson Marsteller from Dubai, Cisco Systems from the USA and India, the Ooredoo Group from the Maldives and PT Petrokimia Gresik from Indonesia were also honored with Grand Stevie Awards.


Among the winners of this year’s International Business Awards are 11 companies and individuals from the Philippines that have prevailed over the global competition. In total they’ll receive 44 Stevie Awards: 11 Gold Stevies, 10 Silver and 23 Bronze. This high number of Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevies is evidence of the great performance of Philippine companies and managers.

The leading winner among the Philippine companies is the Makati-based PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies, with five Gold, four Silver and eight Bronze in various categories. Another top winner from Pasig is Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) with two Gold, two Silver and five Bronze winning entries.

Also among the Philippine Gold winners are Ayala Land Inc., Makati (Video Category – Corporate Overview), Globe Telecom, Taguig (Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Issues Management), SPi CRM, Manila (Management Team of the Year) and Studio 5 Designs, Makati (Annual Report & Other Publication Category – Other – Association, Non-Profit or Government).

From the Philippines, Contempo Property Holdings Inc. (Cebu City) and Manila Electric Company (Pasig) attended the IBA ceremony to receive their awards in Barcelona.

Cotempo Property Holdings Inc. receive their award

MERALCO receives their award

The International Business Awards are open to all organizations worldwide. Organizations and individuals are eligible to compete, and can submit entries in a wide range of categories, including management awards, company of the year awards, marketing awards, public relations awards, customer service awards, human resources awards, new product awards, IT awards, web site awards, and more. 

The Stevie winners were selected from more than 3,900 nominations from more than 60 nations. More than 200 executives worldwide participated in the judging process this year to determine the Stevie winners.

“We received a record number of nominations in the IBAs this year,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. “It was great to welcome the Stevie Awards winners in Barcelona and to watch them receive their awards with pride and joy. The atmosphere was simply outstanding.”

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