Winners of 4th Business Awards announced
Eleven Gold Award winners as well as 30 Excellence Award Winners were recognised and received their trophies at the 4th Annual Business Awards of Macau gala ceremony that took place at the Grand Lisboa last night. Nearly 300 of the city’s leading business figures convened at the gathering, representing the plethora of sectors and industries that contribute to the city’s ongoing growth.
A jury of 30 distinguished members awarded the winners in the eleven categories, choosing from a selection of more than 150 entries representing wide swathes of the city’s industries and individuals.
Grand Merit Award
This year’s edition celebrated a new category - the Grand Merit Award - paying homage to an organisation or individual’s contributions to the local community.
Marking its first appearance in the Business Awards, and winner of this year’s Grand Merit Gold award, is the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) – the higher education institute whose students continue to supply talent to the city’s hospitality and gaming sector.
“We are extremely honoured to receive this award and we are very grateful for the recognition given by the judging panel and the organiser,” said Vice-President of IFT, Florence Ian Mei Kun.
“We are seeing lots of community support for this event, from the members of the panel and the participants of the competition. We can see this award is a positive encouragement for the (business) community to do a good job. It’s a recognition,” said the Vice-President. “IFT has grown with Macau […] and we are confident that we as IFT can (continue to) do a better job for the community,”
Organiser Paulo A. Azevedo, Business Awards Chairman, congratulated the 41 winners on their perseverance and in striving to achieve excellence, despite a challenging global economy.
“All of you finalists are deserving winners,” observed Mr. Azevedo. “We hope that these Awards will continue to bestow upon the recipients the recognition we thought, from the beginning, you all deserved to have from Macau’s society”.