ABA 2020 Honors 58 Outstanding ASEAN Businesses

10:40:41 AM | 11/19/2020

ASEAN Business Awards (ABA) 2020 were conferred to 58 outstanding ASEAN companies on November 13, 2020.

ABA is an official annual ASEAN trophy awarded by the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC) since 2007. After 14 years, ABA 2020 gave awardees a meaningful recognition when they showed strong solidarity and robust potential to overcome Covid-19 epidemic effects and helped governments of ASEAN countries to gradually contain the pandemic.

Held right after the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS) 2020, the ABA Awards Ceremony 2020 was also a place for the regional economic community and the world community to better understand the spirit of solidarity and strength of ASEAN businesses, hence promoting trade, investment and economic integration.

ABA 2020 is divided into 10 categories: SME Excellence, Young Entrepreneur, Women Entrepreneur, Priority Integration Sectors, Family Business, Skills Development, Close ASEAN Partnership, Inclusive Business and Combating Covid-19.

In order to pick up 58 candidates for 10 award categories, the Organizing Committee consisting of ASEAN BAC and VCCI, the Judging Council composed of representatives from 10 ASEAN member countries, and other partners such as GIZ (German Agency for International Cooperation) and the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Council (AYEC) gave scores using strict scientific criteria selected from 13 awarding years of innovations to adapt to economic and societal changes in 2020.

The success of ABA 2020 showed that the ASEAN business community is increasingly united, with strengthened stature and important position in the ASEAN community development. In 2020 - the year Vietnam holds ASEAN Chairmanship, the success of ABA 2020 helped elevate Vietnam's status and continued to inspire strong and important values ​​to ASEAN in the future when the economy enters the post-Covid-19 period.

Vidjongtius, Executive Chairman of Kalbe Farma TBK (Indonesia)

It is an honor for us to accept this prestigious award. It is dedicated to our employees, our customers, and all stakeholders. This award will encourage us to strive better and improve our services for society.

Mr. Dinh Huu Thanh - Chairman/CEO of Bee Logistics

The award is a motivation for Bee Logistics to realize its strategic goals of providing customers with modern, comprehensive global logistics solutions, with more convenient, more efficient and more distinctive service experiences in the logistics market. With what we have achieved over the past 16 years, we will bring to our customers the most comprehensive logistics services.

In the future, we aim to constantly improve service quality based on advanced technology to catch up with the world's trends, actively offer new and more effective solutions to cope with challenges in increasingly changing and fiercely competitive business environment and help the Vietnamese business community to develop and go global.

Mr. Dinh Xuan Cuong - Vice President and CEO of An Phat Holdings (APH)

The ABA 2020 is an international recognition of APH's skills development in the past time. In addition to business, we always attach great importance to the human factor. We have been building and developing high-quality, skilled human resources - the key growth engine for APH.

By Giang tu, Vietnam Business Forum