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WINNERS LIST (2021)South East Asia Business Awards - Full Winners Listing 2021

APAC Insider is excited to announce that the South East Asia Business Awards are back for the sixth year. This prestigious awards programme is dedicated to recognising, promoting, and awarding exceptional companies within the region that have exhibited remarkable achievements over recent years. The South East Asian region is a melting pot of cultures and identities, spanning almost 4000 miles and home to nearly 9% of the world’s population. South East Asia is home to a diverse range of social, economic, and cultural niches, which have given rise to a plethora of extraordinarily successful industries and international exports. Among these, Manufacturing has emerged as one of the foremost industries, with each country playing a crucial role in the Production trade. Similarly, Food and Agriculture are vital industries with robust worldwide trade connections, with countries like Vietnam leading the way. The entire region has strong trade links and recent international investments have only served to strengthen these thriving industries, which continue to grow at an impressive rate. Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are, without a doubt, the most important type of company in countries across South East Asia (SEA). They are significant contributors to the region’s GDP and the backbone of SEA economies. They account for nearly half of the region’s GDP, contribute significantly to overall employment levels, and play an important role in diversifying the workforce. Cambodia has already launched a strategic plan to support and strengthen the role of SMEs, and this recognition of their importance is being seen throughout the region. In recent years, every country in SEA has experienced an overall improvement in their economy, and this trend is expected to continue. Experts predict that the GDP of these countries will grow even further, although each country is likely to experience varying levels of growth. Investments in SEA companies are also increasing rapidly, driven largely by the influx of technology-related firms. The region has become a hub for technological innovation, with SEA countries leading the way in AI and other similar technologies. This growth in the Technology Industry was inevitable, given the region’s extensive history of electronic manufacturing. The Technology Industry will play a pivotal role in the SEA’s economic progress, firmly establishing its position on the global map. The Tourism Industry in the SEA region is undoubtedly a popular one. In 2023, the industry showed signs of recovery, thanks to the implementation of new tourism policies by many countries. The ASEAN Framework Agreement made it easier for tourists to travel within the region, and this emphasises just how crucial the tourism industry is to the GDP of SEA countries. Thailand and Malaysia are spearheading the industry, with Malaysia welcoming almost 26 million visitors in 2023. Vietnam, Indonesia, and Cambodia have also shown impressive tourism levels, and it’s evident that the industry is recovering remarkably well. It’s even possible that it will soon reach the pre-pandemic levels of international visitors. The growth and variety of businesses in South East Asia over the last few decades have been impressive. APAC Insider is an excellent platform for leading companies and executives in this region to showcase their services to a specific audience of industry professionals. Regardless of your industry, the South East Asia Business Awards is the ideal place to highlight your accomplishments and present yourself to a global audience. The South East Asia Business Awards 2024 accepts nominations from individuals and third parties. Our experienced professionals evaluate all nominees based on their quality and achievements, without bias towards their company size or location. The selection process is fair and impartial, ensuring that all candidates are objectively evaluated based on merit. If you know of a company worthy of recognition for its successes, please feel free to submit a nomination. We wish all the nominees the best of luck!

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