Australian Business Awards to come out November

This year's Annual Business Awards will be held in November to recognize the success of Australian and Vietnamese organizations having made outstanding contributions to the development of the business environment in Vietnam, the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam announced September 21.

AusCham will host the event at the Reunification Palace on November 10 in Ho Chi Minh City. The awards are sponsored by ANZ Bank (Vietnam), the Australian Trade Commission, Origin Energy Company, RMIT University Vietnam, Interflour Vietnam and the Australian Consulate General in HCMC.

Each award category has clearly defined criteria enabling applicants to select their relevant business category. All applicants must have AusCham membership and will be required to show their business links to Australia.

The event is an opportunity to recognize and reward outstanding local organizations as well as foreign-invested enterprises.

The Award categories this year are:

Overall Business Excellence Award will be made to an organization that has achieved the most outstanding performance in their field in the past year.

Hospitality Award will be made to an organization that has a made a substantial contribution in promoting hospitality or tourism in Vietnam in the past year.

Innovation Award will be made to an organization that has demonstrated advancement in their industry in the last year i.e product, process.

Corporate Social Responsibility Award will be made to an organization that has shown excellence in supporting or initiating sustainable projects which eliminate economic, social or environmental issues within Vietnam in the past year.

Professional Services Award will be made to an organization that has shown excellence in the professional services sector in the past year.

Alumni Award will be made to an individual who has graduated from any Australian higher education institution whether in Vietnam or Australia, not fewer than 5 years prior, who has shown excellence in any given industry or occupation.

“Developing successful Australian businesses in Vietnam is integral to strengthening the relationship between our two countries. It is important we recognize those who have made outstanding contributions, not only in their field, but to this country’s growing economy,” AusCham national president Wayne Bannon said in the announcement.

Applications close on October 7.  Winners will be announced at the Australian Business Awards and Gala Dinner on November 10. Tickets are US$120 each. For further information, please contact  or visit

By Uyen Phuong

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