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Nominations for AABF business excellence awards open

By Evelyn A. Opilas
Sydney-NSW – Australia
May 21, 2017


The business excellence awards of the Australian Asian Business Federation are officially open, with theme focussing on ‘Unveiling the Best Practices in Business’.

Businesses and organisations may be nominated from 1 May to 18 October 2017 in the following categories:
•  Food and beverage
• Service industry
• Trade, wholesale and retail
• Manufacturing and agriculture
• Young Asian Entrepreneur Business Excellence.

The nominated business must meet at least five of the following criteria:

• Business created and operated in NSW by Asian migrants for not less than two years.
• The total number of employees must not be less than four.
• The annual turnover is at least A$500,000.
• The business has boosted export trade and generated foreign income.
• The business has brought new technology or equipment to Australia.
• The business has opened new export markets for Australian products.
• The business has created job opportunities for Australian workers.
• The business has successfully generated foreign capital investment into Australia for business development projects.
• The business has made significant contributions to multicultural Australia in terms of Art and Culture, Lifestyle, Education Tourism, Trade, Technology, Manufacturing and Agriculture.
• The business has donated substantial sums of money to charities or social welfare projects.

Dr Frank Alafaci, Evelyn Opilas and Dr Zeny Edwards at the launch of the AABF business excellence awards in Sydney.

Submission details and awards eligibility criteria may be downloaded from the AABF website aabfi.org.au.

Hosting the awards grants ‘the opportunity to celebrate, support and promote outstanding leadership, success and accomplishment’ among Australian Asian businesses on News South Wales, according to AABF president Richard Gao.

Established eight years ago, the biennial awards ‘recognise the success of our community in a high-calibre and sophisticated way’, said AABF founder and chair David Lung.

Event advisor Dr Frank Alafaci said the awards ‘highlight the true character and successful businesses in our community.’

Filipino-Australian business people who would like to join or be the coordinator for the Filipino business community may send their expression of interest detailing nature of business, engagement with Filipino community and exposure to Asian businesses to Dr Alafaci through frank.alafaci@gmail.com.

Officially formed on 1 July 1999, the AABF is based in Sydney, with a branch in Hong Kong and representative offices in China and other major southeast Asian capitals.

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