Q3 2022

Issue Q3 2022 Most Innovative Luxury Beauty eTailer 2022 ‘Luxury delivers always,’ is the motto that influences every element of Beauty Affairs’ business – from the products it provides, to the way the website operates, the company exudes luxury. Henceforth, customers always come back for more, be it for the excellent customer service or the company’s vast inventory of skincare and cosmetics. Chanel, Elizabeth Arden, and Versace are just a taste of the near epicurean brands that Beauty Affairs prides itself on carrying – therefore, join us as we delve into a world filled with opulence and glamour. Featuring:

Welcome to the Q3 edition of APAC Insider Magazine, your quarterly source for all of the latest news and updates from across the Asia Pacific region. Here we set our sights on a collection of companies that are making waves in their industries. By building momentum over the years, even throughout the global pandemic, they are altering our perception of business. It is of utmost importance that all of us take time to reflect upon our successes and APAC Insider Magazine is here to do just that. Our cover, Beauty Affairs, has secured itself the prestigious title of Most Innovative Luxury Beauty eTailer 2022 – and we are truly proud of its dazzling reputation. Beauty Affairs presents, creates, wraps, and delivers every product with care and passion. It works tirelessly to exceed the expectations of its customers and does so every time. Not only does Beauty Affairs prioritise you, but it keeps its reputation by continuously improving on its already excellent products – always looking for innovative ways to guarantee satisfaction. We have thoroughly enjoyed creating this issue and we are excited to offer it to you. Have a brilliant quarter ahead and we will be waiting to welcome you back for Q4 of APAC Insider Magazine 2022. Sofi Bajor, Editor Website: www.apac-insider.com AI Global Media, Ltd. (AI) takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information on this web site. However, AI will not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of any information that is available through this web site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. The information available through the website and our partner publications is for your general information and use and is not intended to address any particular finance or investment requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us or any of our partner publications and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making or refraining from making any investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and any third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility.

4. News 6. Beauty Affairs: Most Innovative Luxury Beauty eTailer 2022 10. Best Carpet Cleaning Melbourne: Best Upholstery Cleaning Business - Melbourne 11. MNB Variety Imports: Best Family-Run Wholesale Business - New South Wales 12. Envelicus. Ltd & LLC: South East Asian CEO of the Year 2022: Cameron Young 14. Vittorio Spirits: Best Handcrafted Spirits Producer 2022 15. ReSkills EdTech: EdTech CEO of the Year 2022: Jin Tan 16. MIBS Contact: Joseph Pham: Best Event Management & Communications Company - Vietnam 18. iVYOOO: Digital Entertainment CEO of the Year (South East Asia): Richard Suarez 19. Alarah Hair Studio: Best Men’s & Women’s Hair Salon - South East Melbourne 20. CHD Design P/L: Best Bespoke Luxury Residential Design Studio 2022 21. Damnzai Pte Ltd: Best Conversion Driven Advertising Specialists 2022 22. Sunpower Renewables: Best Energy Storage Product Co-Founder (APAC): Nitasha Badhwar 23. Fuku Studio: Most Client-Focused Furniture Design Studio - Malaysia 24. IndonesiaWISE: Leading Pioneers for Sustainability Capacity Building Initiatives 2022 26. Defender Upgrades Malaysia: Best Specialist Vehicle Restoration & Upgrades Company – Malaysia 28. Fredley Group of Companies: Most Innovative Food Services CEO (South East Asia): Avin Ong 29. Classical Music CEO of the Year (Asia) - CEO of Asia, Armstrong Music and Arts & Executive Managing Director, Poly Armstrong: Evita Zhang 30. TOMMS: Most Innovative Enterprise Asset Management Solutions - Malaysia 32. Nail Palace Pte. Ltd.: Best Nail Care Salon Chain – Singapore & Client Service Excellence Award 2022 33. Molito Lifestyle Center: Most Unique Events Venue – Metro Manila 34. The Sauce Project Sdn Bhd: Most Innovative Branding Agency – Malaysia 35. ANQAS Certification Sdn Bhd: Best Certification Body 2022 - Malaysia 36. Syarikat Agensi Pekerjaan Kawasama (M) Sdn Bhd: Most Trusted Maid Agency – Malaysia 37. RBA: Best SME Tax Firm 2022 38. Maxmedia Services Sdn. Bhd: Best Residential Cleaning Company – Johor Bahru 39. EDS Global Sdn Bhd: Most Innovative IoT Solution Awards – SEA 40. Calvelo Engineered Systems Corporation: Best Building Automation & Electronic Security Systems Provider – Philippines Contents

The deal paves the way for ADDX and China Construction Bank to work together comprehensively on a US$200 million QDLP allocation. China Construction Bank (Chongqing and Singapore branches) and ADDX have entered a partnership to help domestic investors in China participate in the country’s official offshore investment scheme. The financial institutions announced today the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that paves the way for them to work together on the custody and distribution of a US$200 million quota allocation under the QDLP scheme. Launched in 2012, the Qualified Domestic Limited Partnership scheme, or QDLP, allows sophisticated investors in China to participate in renminbi funds focused on overseas investment opportunities. Unlike other offshore schemes such as QDII and Wealth Management Connect, the QDLP allows offshore investments in a greater variety of assets – not just public market products, but also private market ones. Last year, ADDX reached an agreement with the Singapore-regulated wealth and fund management company ICHAM, which has received a US$200 million allocation as part of the Chongqing government’s overall US$5 billion QDLP quota. Under the agreement, ADDX will be a key venue for investments from the ICHAM fund in China authorised to raise capital from Chinese institutions and individuals. ADDX will offer these Chinese investors access to private market opportunities issued as digital securities, covering a broad range of asset types including private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, hedge funds, pre-IPO equity, bonds and structured products. The MOU announced today allows ADDX to operationalise the QDLP scheme for investors through a collaboration with China Construction Bank. Under the MOU, the bank could be appointed to act as the custodian bank for the US$200 million in investments made on ADDX through the ICHAM fund. China Construction Bank (Chongqing branch) could also distribute to its wealth clients the fund units under the QDLP allocation. China Construction Bank, ADDX To Partner On China Offshore Investments China Construction Bank (SSE: 601939, SEHK: 939) is one of China’s leading banking groups, with a network of 14,510 branches and more than 351,000 employees. The bank’s market capitalisation at the end of 2021 was US$175 billion, making it the sixth most valuable bank in the world. ADDX CEO Ms Oi-Yee Choo said: “As Asia’s largest private market exchange, ADDX is eager to bring the global investment opportunities on our platform to China, Asia’s largest wealth management market. By allowing domestic capital to buy into high-quality offshore assets, China is ensuring its investors can build globally diversified portfolios that are best positioned to preserve and expand gains from the opening-up of the country’s economy over the past few decades. The potential enhanced returns from such a move will in turn drive further economic growth in China, as the capital gains from investments flow back into China to create new jobs and to strengthen the buying power of Chinese consumers. In enabling these investments, ADDX is privileged to work with China Construction Bank, a respected and world-leading financial institution.” Founded in 2017, ADDX uses blockchain and smart contract technology to automate manual processes that have thus far made it inefficient for private market securities to be distributed to a large number of investors. The efficiencies from tokenising these securities enables ADDX to reduce minimum investment sizes from US$1 million to US$10,000. ADDX has listed more than 30 deals to date, involving blue-chip names such as Hamilton Lane, Partners Group, Investcorp, Singtel, UOB, CGSCIMB, as well as Temasek subsidiaries Mapletree, Azalea, SeaTown and Fullerton Fund Management. The financial technology company has raised a total of US$120 million in funding since its inception in 2017, including US$50 million in its Series A round in January 2021 and US$58 million in its Pre-Series B round in May 2022. Its shareholders include Singapore Exchange (SGX), the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), Temasek subsidiary Heliconia Capital and the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ)

- Fully open to public visitors along with Simply Shopping Fest HONG KONG, July 14, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 38th HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and 8th HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 29 July to 2 August, presenting a dazzling array of exquisite jewellery and jewellery-making materials. The two shows will be fully open to public, welcoming jewellery lovers to enjoy the displays and purchase precious items. In parallel with the twin jewellery shows, the HKTDC will stage the inaugural Simply Shopping Fest, bringing together a variety of gourmet foods and wine, home and living products, as well as toys and leisure products to offer the public a rewarding one-stop shopping experience. 430+ global exhibitors participate in twin jewellery shows This year’s twin jewellery shows have attracted more than 430 exhibitors. In addition to local jewellery companies, exhibitors from Mainland China, Germany, Italy, Japan and Singapore are taking part in the event, including the Italian pavilion that comprises some 20 exhibitors. In addition, the Asia Pacific Creator Association will present innovative jewellery creations from a number of Hong Kong designers. Sophia Chong, Deputy Executive Director of the HKTDC, said: “Many exhibitors taking part in the jewellery shows have continued to explore opportunities in the retail market during the pandemic, while local consumers crave for jewellery pieces with unique designs and attractive pricing. That’s why we have fully opened this year’s shows to public visitors. At the same time, Simply Shopping Fest will feature six exhibit zones with more than 540 exhibitors showcasing products from Taiwan, Japan, Australia and France, along with other countries and regions. The government will soon issue the second phase of the Consumption Voucher Scheme (CVS), which will stimulate the local public to embark on a new wave of spending. In addition, the opening of the MTR Exhibition Centre Station will provide greater convenience for many, elevating the entire shopping experience at the three fairs.” Jewellery industry further explores local market and online business Helped by the stabilisation of the local pandemic situation in April and May and the first phase of the CVS by the government, Hong Kong’s total retail sales rose in value by 4.7% year on year in April and May. It is expected that the second phase of the CVS and other government measures will continue to stimulate the local jewellery retail market. Lawrence Ma, Chairman of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show Fair Organising Committee, pointed out that the continuation of the pandemic combined with increased geopolitical and global economic uncertainty have led many in the jewellery industry to shift their focus to the local market in addition to online opportunities. “More and more jewellery retailers are looking to expand their online sales business and promote their brands and products to the target consumer market through livestreaming and social media promotion,” Mr Ma said. Exquisite jewellery pieces make their Hong Kong debut This year’s Hong Kong International Jewellery Show consists of five highlighted zones, including “World of Glamour”, which showcases the artistry and world-renowned expertise of Hong Kong’s fine jewellery sector and has attracted many well-known local jewellery companies to participate. “Fine Jewellery”, meanwhile, showcases a wide variety of fine jewellery from around the world. Featured products in the two fair spotlights include: - The “Secret Garden” collection from Zuri Jewelry Company Limited (Booth 3D-D16). Inspired by the masterpieces of impressionist painter Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show open at end of July Claude Monet, Zuri combines natural-colour diamonds gifted by nature with modern jewellery design, presenting a feast of flower-shaped highend jewellery that people will adore. - The “Spring Miracle.Bee” collection 18K White Gold Diamond Earrings from Dai Sun Jewellery Company Limited (Booth 3G-A10) highlight the beauty of nature in the design. - Jadeite Cabochon and Diamond Earrings from On Tung Company (Booth 3E-F02), beset by hexagon-shaped, kite-shaped, and oval-cut diamonds with a classic and timeless jadeite design. - A variety of wedding jewellery, including the 18K Yellow & White Gold Diamond with Natural Golden South Sea Pearl Necklace and Brooch from Wing Hang South Sea Pearl Company Limited (Booth 3E-C16) and the Calla Lily Pure Gold Collection from Just Gold Company (Booth 3E-D02). Other fair highlights include “Antique & Vintage Jewellery”, which presents a variety of magnificent antique jewellery showcasing timeless craftsmanship and charm; “Silver and Finished Jewellery”, which showcases vibrant and fashionable jewellery collections; and “Tools & Equipment and Packaging” where a broad array of jewellery tools and packaging items will be showcased. Materials for making unique jewellery items The main focus of the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show is on quality jewellery materials. Many exhibitors will feature loose diamonds in various cuttings along with coloured gemstones and pearls from different origins. Visitors can choose their favourite diamonds, gemstones and other jewellery materials, and then match with different accessories to design and make their own unique jewellery items. Featured products in the show include: - Pink Morganite from RMC Gems Limited (Booth 3F-F04), with a magnificent pear-shaped cut. This is another member of the beryl family of gems coming in various hues of pink and resembling a pink diamond. - A uniquely shaped diamond ring with two precious gemstones from Dynamic International (Booth 3D-B02). The two gemstones are a purplish-red Sri Lankan ruby and a vivid bluish-green Zambian emerald, both displaying a checkerboard cut. - An elegant South Sea Pearl String from J Ocean Pearl Jewellery Limited (Booth 3G-E12). Bid on favourite jewellery items with discounts of up to 90% Since this year’s shows are fully open to jewellery enthusiasts, sharing sessions are being organised to help enhance the public’s jewellery knowledge. Topics will include “Diamond, Arts and Science”, “The Creation and Appreciation of Jewellery”, “The Tradition and Future of Craftsmanship” and “Why Choose Sustainable Pearls” along with the “Handmade Rose Earrings Workshop”. Jewellery Smart Bidding will also take place, with auction items including an 18K colour diamond earrings and ring collection and an 18K South Sea white pearl and diamond pendant. Visitors can bid for their favourite products starting at 10% of the original retail price. Numerous jewellery parades and lucky draws will also be held during the exhibition. Visitors who spend more than HK$1,000 in a single receipt can redeem a lucky draw coupon, with fabulous prizes such as gold tiger ornaments and a Bijoumontre Petit Series wrist watch on offer. In addition, the award ceremony for the 23rd Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition Award will be held on the first day of the show to encourage and reward local jewellery design talents. The winning designs will be displayed in the south lobby of Hall 3FG during the show.

Jan22686 Most Innovative Luxury Beauty eTailer 2022 ‘Luxury delivers always,’ is the motto that influences every element of Beauty Affairs’ business – from the products it provides, to the way the website operates, the company exudes luxury. Henceforth, customers always come back for more, be it for the excellent customer service or the company’s vast inventory of skincare and cosmetics. Chanel, Elizabeth Arden, and Versace are just a taste of the near epicurean brands that Beauty Affairs prides itself on carrying – therefore, join us as we delve into a world filled with opulence and glamour. What’s your skin type? Combination, dry, or oily? Whatever it may be, Beauty Affairs has the right products for you. From luxury skincare to cosmetics and fragrances, Beauty Affairs boasts an impressive array of products, including Armani perfumes, Elizabeth Arden’s range of premium skincare, and Dior’s opulent cosmetics. Indeed, Beauty Affairs caters to a multitude of clients with a primary focus on upmarket customers. However, the key aim, no matter who the customer is or what their basket includes, is to provide its customers with a true, enhanced beauty affair. Luxury is simply at the heart of Beauty Affairs. From the moment you log in to the site to the moment you check out, each element is optimised, seamless, and glamorous, providing a one-stop online shop for high-end cosmetics and skincare products. Every detail of the customer experience is carefully thought through: shipping is expedited with same-day dispatch for orders placed before 1PM AEDT, orders are carefully wrapped in bespoke tissue-paper and customised packaging, and samples are added to orders to create a top-shelf experience. However, Beauty Affairs understands that these products aren’t within everyone’s budgets – some can’t afford to spend money on products that won’t work for them – therefore, it has created a method that ensures accessibility called Try Before You Buy Upon utilising the skincare analysis tool, the customer has the option to obtain some complimentary skincare pots. The only cost the customer faces is the price of shipping and packaging. For $19.95 AUD clients are provided with three Luxury Mini Jars that contain 2.5gr of the original product – this includes brands such as Dermalogica and SK-II, whose products can reach up to $379.00 AUD. This is perfect for those who want just a little taste of luxury beauty before committing to a full-sized skincare routine, plus incentivises shoppers by allowing them to use that $19.95 against the full-sized products once they’ve decided to make a purchase. Of course, this ties in with the company’s belief that luxury skincare should be personalised, accessible, and, most importantly, effective. Whilst Beauty Affairs works to curate the best luxury brands and products all in one place, it also places an enormous emphasis on education – not every skincare product will work for your skin type. It is vital to choose products that work for your skin. Beauty Affairs has invested a great amount into supplying authentic, science-based education from its global beauty experts, and be it via the blog or the skin analysis, provides a vast amount of information on the best skin care routines for a range of skin types. Additionally, Beauty Affairs truly believes in the products it supplies. Whilst many brands on the market feature the same ingredients, there is nothing quite like the results and experiences that luxury products can create. Using luxury products can guarantee an overall superior experience – not only in the results they can provide, but with the way they feel on the skin, the way they smell, and the way they are capable of brightening a bad mood. The decision to use luxury products is a responsible one, almost always guaranteeing that the product is cruelty-free, vegan, and sustainable, and, perhaps more importantly, luxury skincare offers a sensational experience that cannot be found elsewhere. As the company states, ‘luxury delivers always.’ Home to over 70 brands, Beauty Affairs hosts the best of the best – skincare titans that have become globally renowned for their upmarket ranges and effective products. Elizabeth Arden, for example, is one of the most prestigious and oldest luxury skincare and cosmetics brands on the market. Founded in 1910 as Red Door, the company passed through numerous hands, before being purchased in 2003 by FFI for $225 million USD. It was here that the company gained its iconic name which it acquired from Elizabeth Arden (1881-1966), the founder of the company. In 2016 the company was taken over by Revlon, and at this time it was estimated to have annual gross sales amounting to over $3 billion USD. Elizabeth Arden’s products have grown to be incredibly popular, particularly in recent years due to the boom in skincare popularity. Numerous products are available on the Beauty Affairs website, including the Elizabeth Arden Prevage® Anti-Aging Daily Serum, the Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum, and the Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Youth Restoring Essence. Aside from a plethora of skincare products, Beauty Affairs supplies designer perfumes in abundance. Women’s, men’s, and unisex fragrances are all available through the website, featuring deluxe brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Bulgari, and Yves Saint Laurent. Tom Ford’s Black Orchid also However, the key aim, no matter who the customer is or what their basket includes, is to provide its customers with a true, enhanced beauty affair.


makes an appearance, with the 100ml bottle being priced competitively at $277 AUD. Launched in 2006, the fragrance has become a recognisable and sought-after product, with its sultry tones making it an incredibly unique scent for women. Straying away from the typical sweet and floral scents, Black Orchid combines an aromatic formula of black truffle, black plum, patchouli and, of course, black orchid, to create an unforgettable perfume. In the men’s range, Beauty Affairs advertises Paco Rabanne, Penhaligon’s, and Versace. For $499 AUD, buyers can indulge in the woody undertones of Creed’s Viking scent. Launched in 2021 by Olivier and Erwin Creed, the fragrance harbours top notes of mandarin orange, pink pepper, lemon, and bergamot, which is blended with base tones of vetiver, sandalwood, cedar, olibanum, and patchouli. The fragrance is a pleasant addition to the Creed line, of which many of its fragrances feature on Beauty Affairs and can be described as an elegant and fresh aroma. Yet if fragrances and skincare aren’t what you’re looking for, Beauty Affairs possesses an overwhelming amount of haircare, health and wellness, and cosmetic products. Hair straighteners, beauty supplements, concealers, and more, are all highlighted on the website. It is safe to say that when Beauty Affairs names itself as a ‘one-stop shop’ it is a completely accurate statement. Quite simply, it is Australia’s leading online authority on all things luxury and cosmetics related. Consistently the company goes above and beyond the call of duty in order to infuse luxury into its clients’ lives – and this includes its VIP member deals. Using luxury skincare is one thing but indulging in a world of luxury treatments is another. As a Beauty Affairs VIP member, you will be invited to experience one of Sydney’s best noninvasive luxury treatment spas as an exclusive offer. These deals are only available via the VIP package and cannot be found elsewhere, and the luxury packages must be booked through Beauty Affairs. Moreover, the experience in its entirety can be personalised, involving skin treatments and products that suit the customer’s skin. The treatments take place in a single treatment bed room and are carried out by highly qualified and professional aestheticians, ensuring a relaxing, attentive, and comfortable experience. Indeed, each of the treatment partners has been handselected by Beauty Affairs for their level of customer service, knowledge, and most importantly, luxury experience. Many that have taken this offer have complimented the service, leaving it numerous five-star reviews. Jenny R., a VIP member who completed the offer, left a testimonial stating, ‘Highly recommend! The staff are very professional and understanding of my sensitive skin. Their beautician does the most relaxing treatments – my skin is supple and settled after any treatment.’ Furthermore, Beauty Affairs has designed an awards scheme that allows members to build up a collection of points by completing tasks. For example, adding your birthday will give you 200 points, and leaving a product review awards 500. These points add up quickly and can be redeemed in return for a discount – 500 points can be exchanged for $5 AUD off your order, and 2000 for $20 AUD. When redeemed, the customer will receive a code that they can use during the checkout process. Beauty Affairs could not have made the process any simpler, it is quick, easy, and streamlined, and perhaps best of all, it provides a great incentive for customers to buy the products that they have been eyeing up. If the customer is in need of any further assistance, they can refer to the company’s blog or social media pages. Filled with helpful articles such as Does Lash Serum Actually Work? and Everything You Need to Know About Azelaic Acid, the blog acts as a magnificent guide to skincare and skin issues. It features advice, recommendations, and information surrounding common skin issues, and serves as that little extra push for clients hesitant about purchasing luxury skincare. Being able to educate customers about skincare by using high-performance beauty products from around the world as examples elevates Beauty Affairs head and shoulders above the competition, making them the obvious choice for the luxury skincare & cosmetics connoisseur. However, for more visual learners, the Beauty Affairs TikTok page serves as a treat. Since its creation, the account has amassed over 22 thousand followers and 78 thousand likes, all pouring in from skincare fanatics from around the globe. Featuring short videos about skincare hacks, peptides, cleansing, skin types, and recommendations – the list is endless – the TikTok page is a crash course in all things skincare. In addition, the page deconstructs the common lies and myths shared by skincare brands and consumers, including the claim of products being ‘chemical-free.’ Dozens of the videos have gone viral, with some garnering hundreds of thousands of views. The most popular video is titled Skincare Mistakes Volume 1 and has received 458 thousand views and over 30 thousand likes – the video teaches to apply oil after moisturiser, to apply retinol if needed as it is beneficial for skin rehabilitation, and to not wash your face with hot water. The company’s online presence alongside its devotion to quality has placed it at an advantage in a booming market. According to Statista, the global skincare market is expected to be worth around 189.3 billion U.S. dollars by 2025 and, in 2022, is currently estimated to be standing at 163.5 billion USD. This dramatic growth can be attributed to the shift in the skincare consumer base. In recent years skincare has seen its audience become younger and younger as people are becoming increasingly aware of its benefits, particularly in terms of anti-aging solutions. Contrasting this, the global cosmetics market decreased to 85.8 billion U.S. dollars in 2020, however, according to the Statista Consumer Market Outlook, it is estimated that revenue will begin to increase over the next few years, and by 2025 reach over 122 billion U.S dollars annually. Beauty Affairs biggest advantage? Its devotion to pleasing customers. The power of the customer cannot be underestimated, especially in a cutthroat industry such as cosmetics. In essence, the customer is what guarantees the company’s survival, and if it can capture their loyalty then it is set for long-term success. Beauty Affairs has been successful in this endeavour, satisfying customers across the globe, and this is reflected in the reviews of the company. Maintaining a five-star rating on Google Reviews and Facebook, the company has clearly cultivated a positive reputation. In one review, Madeline De Neeve stated, ‘The overall experience was absolutely stellar, don’t think it can be better than this.’ Meanwhile, Isabelle Seddon summed Beauty Affairs up as, ‘undeniably superior to the rest.’ Consequently, it is blatant that Beauty Affairs is the premium source for online luxury skincare services, and it has certainly earned the title of Most Innovative Luxury Beauty eTailer 2022. There is no doubt that at Beauty Affairs the customer experience comes first, and that it works to provide an unbeatable experience that is educational, elegant, and efficient. Henceforth, Beauty Affairs has accomplished its mission. Contact: Elly Agronov Company: Beauty Affairs Web: www.beautyaffairs.com.au Whilst Beauty Affairs works to curate the best luxury brands and products all in one place, it also places an enormous emphasis on education – not every skincare product will work for your skin type.

May22239 With a decade’s experience and hundreds of positive reviews contributing to a five-star Google rating, Best Carpet Cleaning Melbourne (BCCM) pledges to transform customers’ carpets so they are spotless and refreshed. Whether the carpet is discoloured, water flooded, pet-stained, or vulnerable to mould attack, the company offers an unparalleled treatment that will restore the delicate carpet fibres back to their former glory as closely as possible, and at a budget-friendly cost. Stains on fabrics are common and inevitable, and over time, our carpets accumulate these, along with dirt, pet dander, bad smell and grease. Without proper upkeep, these can develop into permanent spots. A dirty carpet not only looks dreadful, but it can also cause potential health hazards such as allergies, asthma, and respiratory conditions, as well as bring down the aesthetic value of the home. Having your carpet regularly deep cleaned by professionals at least twice a year not only makes it look good as new, but it’ll also extend the lifespan of it. Best Carpet Cleaning Melbourne is one of the most trusted names in providing technologically advanced, highquality carpet cleaning services to homeowners, landlords, renters and commercial clients of all sizes. Its team’s expertise means they always know the best approach to dealing with any type of carpet cleaning issue and they have the advanced equipment required to meticulously vacuum dust, remove stains, and eradicate grease from carpets. Carpet cleaning isn’t the company’s only service, either – its team has vast experience in upholstery steam cleaning and furniture polishing, too. They can treat all kinds of upholstery, be it leather, fabric, or synthetic to maintain a pleasant living environment. Its professional cleaning equipment can absorb even the tiniest of dust mites from a sofa so it is free of germs and harmful bacteria. This service is in addition to rug, mattress, tile and grout, and pressure cleaning. And when it comes to cost, the company offers great value cleaning packages that are designed to keep customers’ budgets in mind. Indeed, BBCM’s customers love its services, with one customer saying, “Great customer service. The team was very punctual and completed the job to a high standard. We had a few tough stains on our carpet and couches and the team got them out with no issue.” Another delighted customer comments, “BCCM far exceeded my expectations. My carpets look amazing. I was quite impressed by how the clean turned out. The crew treated the pet stains on the carpet as well. This was the first time I’ve used this service and I will use it again.” Company: Best Carpet Cleaning Melbourne Email Address: info@ bestcarpetcleaningmelbourne.com Web Address: bestcarpetcleaningmelbourne.com Best Upholstery Cleaning Business - Melbourne Feb22367

Feb22538 With a variety of different products, a range of diverse clients, and a singularly united team, MNB Variety Imports has made itself the ‘friendly local business’ of the international community. With its ability to bring parallel branded merchandise to Australia, its dedication to its clients’ success, and the processes that allow it to manage large volumes of goods within its warehouse quickly and efficiently, it has become a true gem of wholesale and commerce. Having begun in 1983 as a familyrun business in Waterloo Sydney, MNB Variety Imports has recruited over 70 employees into its diligent, hardworking, and tenacious family. Its huge warehouse allows for global wholesale with a friendly attitude, and its global supply chain has been growing in an exponential manner over the years, meaning that today its growth shows no signs of stopping. Fundamentally, MNB Variety Imports has made healthy and sustainable partnerships with several commerce giants all over the world since its inception – with clients such as pharmacy groups, discount retailers s K-Mart, The Reject Shop, and Woolworths, just to name a few who currently take advantage of its services. Supplying branded cleaning, personal care, PPE, fragrance, household, medicinal, apparel, and general merchandise, as well as its own home brand products, it invites clients to look through its e-commerce store today, sure that there will be something that takes their fancy. Additionally, operating out of its base in New South Wales, it takes great pride in maintaining the ethos upon which it was founded as it moves forward. Despite the scale and speed of its success, it hasn’t lost sight of its humble beginnings… the owners Jai, Karan and Girish still unpack containers. The workforce is made up of workers who have been with us for over 30 years and it has a mix of young vibrant people coming through and a workforce that supports people with disabilities. The Founder Murli Bhojwani came from India in the 70s. He sold watches and grew the business by being one of the first to make import relationships with China, MNB Variety Imports believes that the relationships between people is the true powerhouse behind global trade, and with its passion, flexibility, and innovation, it has lowered prices and made itself a frontrunner amongst its competition. Additionally, MNB Variety Imports boasts annual investment into research and development, a ‘friendly local business’ attitude and a dedication to a client’s business as though it were its own – despite its global scale. Each of these foundational elements have allowed it to build a reputation of integrity and autonomy, serving clients both big and small and carrying over 3,000 products within its warehouse. Loyal, hardworking, willing to learn, and undaunted by challenge, its exemplary team allowed it to push through the challenges of Covid-19 and help its market by supplying relevant PPE and establishing its brand Swisscare, showing the ability to adapt to the needs of its market, and promising that this skill will only be improving as it moves towards the rest of 2022. Check out www.mnb.com. au or email [email protected]. au to see the range of 3,000 branded products. Company: MNB Variety Imports Contact: Karan Bhojwani Website: www.mnb.com.au Best Family-Run Wholesale Business - New South Wales Mar22634

Based across Edinburgh, New York, and Bangkok, Envelicus lives and works by its motto of ‘putting gloves on the hands of the people who need them’. With a focus on providing the best medical and industrial gloves in the market place this company has been driven forward by the vision of its visionary CEO, Cameron Young, reaching new heights of success as a result. Its worldwide sales team, diverse client base, and efficient processes have all set it head and shoulders above its peers, something that Cameron is passionate about maintaining into the future. Envelicus as a company has made a name for itself initially within the international PPE industry. Previously, it focused on the acquisition of the now coveted capacity contracts from brands, manufacturers, and distributors of Personal Protective Equipment, but this has recently changed to focus specifically on nitrile gloves, following the vision of CEO Cameron Young. Young an – Edinburgh born, now Thailand based – entrepreneur and frontrunner, had been supporting his father through a battle with cancer. When his father caught Covid in 2020 and passed away in April, Young found himself spurred into action to help prevent any more loss of life in any way he can. This manifested in a move into gloves for the medical sector that help maintain impeccable standards of hygiene in medical environments. After all, by giving professionals and medical centres access to the best quality made gloves, the safety of both patients and professionals alike are better safeguarded against contagious diseases transmitted by the handling of a contaminant. Through his deliberate, pragmatic, and well thought out approach to business, Young managed to set up a business based on a solid foundation with watertight backroom processes and a commitment to a five year vision which would see them as one of the leading players in the industry by 2025. Indeed, when Envelicus first started, this industry was woefully lacking in the medical gloves they vitally needed to safely manage Covid. This further emboldened Young in his strides towards making his company the linchpin that gets this supply chain back on track, the excellence that he was able to cultivate propelling him into the spotlight in the global market as well as in his home nation of Scotland. Being an unprecedented company operating in unprecedented times, Envelicus began to disrupt the market with its well-rounded team of diverse intellectuals, standardised processes, and unwavering commitment to the quality of its products. Its team, therefore, have truly become the backbone of this business. Young gathered a pool of staff around him that are each uniquely qualified, from a variety of backgrounds and able to provide a wide myriad of perspectives to every business decision so that Envelicus can take the most informed next step. Thus, using his existing knowledge of international business, finance, and logistics, Young was able to collaborate with industry leaders in sales, sourcing, finance, administration, software, and governmental policy to create an unshakable core for Envelicus that has allowed it to endear itself to all manner of clients since. Serving public, private, and governmental clients alike, their gloves are now used in all manner of medical facilities and the company now services the industrial market, including six to eight million gloves being used in a variety of industries such as automotive, oil and gas, and gas and marine. Moreover, using his family connections in the Philippines as a springboard, Young began to mobilise his team in order to move into regions beyond the UK and America, taking the Envelicus message of front-running glove buyers to the South East Asian region and other Asian territories, quickly gaining traction in this market. Obtaining true ‘currency’ in the nitrile space by way of establishing its trade networks early, it has been able to go from strength to strength over the past couple of years. Secure, dependable, and wide-reaching, its secured product capacity proved a gateway through which other opportunities could make themselves known, gaining more clients through customer review and client referral as its peers and market segment alike picked up the buzz around Envelicus. This became even more true as the pandemic wore on and OTG strategies that had previously been successful began to peter off. The Envelicus educated buyers on the merits of production on a daily basis, always leaving the door open for those with ongoing glove needs if they went elsewhere and struggled, gaining many previously uninterested clients later down the line as a result of the humble and friendly attitude of the business. Young himself then moved to Thailand, and has lived there since, acting in-person as a liaison officer for existing customer orders, enhancing partnerships with current manufacturers, and expending the capacity of its partners, peers, and market segment through hard work and a deep understanding of their needs. The direct result of this has been Envelicus cutting its fiveyear plan short. Nominally, it no longer needs anywhere near five years to achieve the goals it had laid out, with the support of its market segment making for vastly expedited processes and a growth spurt both in innovation and ranks that have made Envelicus even more of a market linchpin. Next, Envelicus plans to take this current growth spurt and continue to encourage it. With a set precedent for predicting dependable market forecasts generated from provable, trend based, and market specific data, it will be using this due diligence in the future to predict future trends in pricing, logistics, raw materials, and buyer mentality. Thus, it looks forward to sharing the in-depth and empathic processes that allow it to do so with such great levels of effectiveness, hoping to bring many more clients on board in the future to share in Young’s vision of a better, safer, more hygienic tomorrow. Company: Envelicus. Ltd & LLC Contact: Cameron Young Website: www.envelicus.com South East Asian CEO of the Year 2022: Cameron Young Mar22653

Jan22686 Having made itself a front-runner in the sale of alcohol to a hugely diverse client base, Vittorio Spirits has endeared itself to its market with its wide range of products and its true understanding of customer needs. With its efforts having been recognised both in its home country of Australia and further afield, its traditional Greek recipes and dependable dedication to the service of its industry are continually increasing its current pre-eminence in the spirits sector. Best Handcrafted Spirits Producer 2022 Founded by Tom Christopoulos, Australian based company Vittorio Spirits has built a reputation for contemporary blends that utilise exemplary traditional recipes. Fundamentally, these recipes come from the founder’s own Greek heritage, having brought over a love and passion for brewing the spirits that his ancestors have been creating for generations, and he has been excited to share these with the Australian market. Its handcrafted, awardwinning products allow it to give its customers the chance to experience a taste unlike anything they’ll have tried before, taking the Australian spirits community by storm and quickly making itself a household name both with its peers and its consumers. Moreover, its efforts have become recognised in the international marketplace, having earned 54 awards in local and international spheres, many of which it has received multiple times due to the continually exemplary work it brings to bear, from high quality products to impeccable customer service. This is all emboldened further by the goals and values that create the highest quality products and make its consumers happy and satisfied each time, expanding the target market in order to reach all manner of various demographics and continually expand its reach. The diversity of clients it serves allow it ensure that it does not stagnate. Indeed, Vittorio Spirits has never been one to rest on its laurels, instead focusing on keeping each of its products thoroughly able to speak for itself by listening to client feedback and opinion, acting on them accordingly. By paying attention to market shifts and consumer demand, it has been able to keep up well with the changing tastes of an expansive demographic, with its customer base being made up of older people, younger people, creatives, business experts, and many more; indeed, this ensures that Vittorio Spirits is always being kept on its toes. Its approachable, socialmedia based presence and locally sourced ingredients have endeared it to an array of people, with locally sourced ingredients to hand that differentiate it from its peers. Thus, it maintains that the most important ingredient that goes into each one of its spirits is love. Collaborating with its staff on an empathetic and understanding level that allows each of them to feel heard and seen, its team is self-motivated and endlessly impressive, communicating on an inter-personal level to ensure each of them feels valued by the company. Therefore, despite the challenges caused by Covid-19 – of which there were many – it would like to extend its thanks to its clients and staff alike for their continued faith, belief, and loyalty, allowing it to further solidify its place in the market and release its all-new boutique wines under the ‘Cheeky7Wines’ brand. Vittorio Spirits is about to be renamed to 1946 Distilling and, in the coming months, this will be part of a complete brand refresh – one that will allow it to introduce new customers into the fold with its existing Cerberus RTD brand that sells four flavoured Ouzo cans. It is overwhelmed with joy since it has released its three new gins as part of its Serpent and Dove range. It is extremely excited to continue with is impeccable service of its market with each of these new arms of its business. Company: Vittorio Spirits Contact: Gina Sabaziotis Website: vittoriospirits.com.au Apr22046

Apr22102 The Covid-19 pandemic showcased the importance of digital learning in a spectacular fashion, and as a result, EdTech has become an increasingly important industry. At the epicentre of this explosion is ReSkills EdTech, a company founded by the experienced entrepreneur, Jin Tan. Join us as we speak to him about the award-winning business and his journey as its CEO. Founded in 2020, ReSkills EdTech is a company that strives to make education more accessible, especially to those who may not be able to afford it elsewhere. As such, the company has built a highly diverse, international clientele, that is comprised of people from a plethora of backgrounds. The company’s genesis spawned from the challenges brought forth by the Covid-19 pandemic. The company’s creator and CEO, Jin Tan, explains, ‘I started ReSkills EdTech as a response to the fractured state of the education industry during the age of the pandemic. Physical distancing rules and fears of infection made face to face contact difficult, making it difficult for students to physically attend classes. This reduction of physical classes also meant many excellent coaches, trainers and educators were out of a job.’ This realisation served to be the fundamental idea behind the company’s mission – ReSkills EdTech would provide the public with access to education and place highly-talented educators into secure jobs. It was a win-win situation. Consequently, ReSkills EdTech has become enormously successful, boasting thousands of online classes and learning materials for just $12 a year. Jin Tan has, in essence, created a platform that will benefit not only a contemporary audience, but also future generations. As tuition fees skyrocket, and education slips from the grasp of many, this service is vital. He continues, ‘I believe that no matter your creed, colour or background, you should have access to quality education. These principles trickle down to every aspect of ReSkills: we keep prices reasonable to provide students with the highest levels of accessibility to our classes and conduct special classes for the hearing impaired through our Deaf Learning department.’ Furthermore, this devotion to people and fairness trickles over into his approach to customer interactions. Empathy is at the core of his decisions – he consistently strives to place himself in the shoes of the customer, as this helps him to understand their wants, needs, and pain points. He prioritises listening and building a mutual understanding. ‘My mission is always to achieve a winwin situation where everyone benefits. I do my best to make my words and conduct reflect this desire as much as possible,’ he adds. ‘I like to believe my leadership style is a combination of participative and transformational leadership,’ he notes. ‘It is participative in that I try to involve my team members in the operations and direction of the company. I believe that employees are the lifeblood of a company, and their views and ideas are appreciated and taken into account. Each member of ReSkills has their own talents and knowledge and making use of all of them will only bring the company to new heights.’ Indeed, whilst Jin Tan, as CEO, always makes the final decision, his employees’ opinions are paramount to his decisionmaking process. These insights enable him to push ReSkills EdTech in the perfect direction – ‘my leadership can also be described as transformational, as I have a definite vision for my company, and am determined to work towards it.’ Henceforth, in 2022, the company is racing towards expansion. There are numerous plans in the works to increase the platform’s number of features and to introduce a range of new collaborators that will help to bolster the company’s position in the market. It will also be delving into new technology, including the Metaverse, as it believes ‘that not long from now, extended realities will be as intertwined into our day to day lives as much the Internet is today, and can be successfully utilised to provide holistic and revolutionary new learning experiences for students anywhere.’ Contact: Jin Tan Company: ReSkills EdTech Web Address: www.reskills.com EdTech CEO of the Year 2022: Jin Tan

May22239 MIBS is a world-renowned event management and communications specialist that has been working hard to secure itself as a key player in its industry. Indeed, it has managed this by continually providing the best customer service and most efficient solutions in both of its specialisms, able to handle everything from event catering to promotional material in its event management branch, and everything from public relations to social media footprint development in its communications branch. No matter what, the utmost client satisfaction is its core priority. Established in 2012, specialising in event management, marketing strategy, and communications, MIBS has provided its exemplary services for all manner of globally established industry leaders over its time in operation. From Nestle and Coca-Cola to Vinamilk, Perfetti Van Melle, and Takeda Vietnam, this Vietnamese company has been thrust to prominence in its industry by its client base thanks to the way it constantly demonstrates its skills, diligence, and the invaluable growth brought on by its hard work. Moreover, this company has been making waves with its corporate social responsibility. Its attitude towards this is that it is its duty to use its success to help those who need it the most, from community aid in funding educational schemes, to environmentally focused initiative contributions and even rehoming orphaned children affected by Covid-19. Being an agency that focuses primarily on the cost-effective delivery of high quality solutions, its multiple angles and competencies have gone a long way towards making it the wellrespected worldwide brand it is today. In its event management side of things, MIBS can help a client to manage everything from the creative launch of an event to the promotional side of things, helping the event and the news of when and where it is happening get to the right people, generating buzz. With this buzz having been kickstarted, and the excitement about the event truly taking off, then MIBS can continue to help a client with their event management by aiding them to organise the entertainment and catering. Of course, this is not an extensive list of its competencies. Within its communications arm of the business, it provides a full range of strategic networking tools, all of which will help a client to stand out perfectly, even in the competitive corporate world in which we live that can somehow seem like such a daunting place to make waves in, even for established enterprises. Communication trends and styles can be a fickle thing, and it reassures its clients that by putting their faith in its expertise, above all it will be able to take the stress off of them in keeping abreast of such things, instead allowing them to trust the experts. By giving them the power or harnessing great communications and event management, MIBS has made itself an invaluable partner in the growth of several of the world’s greatest and biggest players. Developing as a company along the way, its passionate and dedicated staff each handle every single task that comes across their desk with a level of professionalism and efficiency that clients cannot help but recognise as utterly exemplary, working with MIBS an incredible experience from start to finish. Critically, for MIBS, a client’s success is its success, and it is uninterested in upselling, leading a client, or recommending bells and whistles they don’t need. By operating in this manner, MIBS ensures that it is serving its clients and their businesses on time and within budget on a reliable basis, showing them how best to save money and still achieve the flawless event or communications outreach program that they wanted to see made. Building not just great projects, but great trust as a result, MIBS team handles public relations, advertising, social media, digital marketing, and more with flawless precision. Thus, despite its now global foothold in the event management and communications industry, it maintains a friendly local ethos towards its clients and communities. With expansion on the horizon and rapid business expansion forecasted for the next few years, its core values will remain commitment, innovation, and efficiency in all things, all with the ethos of making the world a better place than it was when it started as a driving influence. In addition, its vision of becoming the leading, client-trusted partner in the provision of the most innovative new communications and events logistics solutions has earned it the respect of its peers as well as the appreciation of its clients. This has allowed it to work alongside many of the biggest players in its field to canvas for and provide superior value, superior service, and superior solutions to its clients that go above and beyond expectations every time. The totally comprehensive and holistic eventing solutions that result are what brings clients back time and again. Instead of taking a combative, comparative approach to its competitors, it opts for a more sustainable confidence in itself that means it need not compare, as it knows it is working incredibly hard to keep itself at the head of the pack. Extremely stalwart in its excellence of service, community minded activities, and charitable contributions, Established in 2012, specialising in event management, marketing strategy, and communications, MIBS has provided its exemplary services for all manner of globally established industry leaders over its time in operation. Best Event Management & Communications Company - Vietnam