Brunei Past Years
SME Excellence (Growth)
Ms Anna Aziz
SME Excellence (Employment)
Start Up & IDE
Most Promising Award Winner
Priority Integration Sectors
This award recognizes outstanding performance amongst 10 ASEAN Economic Community Priority Integration Sectors, promotes the sectors and makes ASEAN a more prominent segment of the world economy while also encouraging regional cohesiveness and global competitiveness.The 10 priority sectors are:
- Food & Beverage
This award honors companies that have outstanding commercial success and sustainable growth. Submissions should demonstrate initiative to bold new ventures, including evidence of sustainable growth and commercial success to levels that are outstanding for the size of the applicant’s operations.
This award applies for companies exhibiting the provision of a stimulating and supportive workplace. Qualified applicants for this award should demonstrate how its people development strategies have created a committed, effective and motivated workforce.
This award is a proof of the ability to create, nurture and develop new products or services. Qualified applicants should demonstrate how they have differentiated themselves in their industry. Achievements can be included, but are not limited to the invention, design, production, performance, marketing and distribution of their product or service.
This award is for the companies that demonstrate a high standard of responsible business practices. Submissions should provide evidence of how their mainstream Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) operation strategy results in a positive impact in the workplace, marketplace, environment or community.
This award recognizes outstanding women entrepreneurs who have demonstrated success through leadership, market positioning, company performance and created significant benefits to the company.
This award recognizes outstanding ASEAN Young entrepreneurs below the age of 35 who have demonstrated significant success through leadership, market positioning and company performance.
Friends of ASEAN
This award category recognizes non-ASEAN companies’ positive contribution to the society and economy of the Southeast Asia region. It shows the appreciation towards ASEAN region and the necessity to maintain the connection with other countries in the world. This award will be nominated by the ABA Chair and ASEAN-BAC.
ASEAN Inclusive Business award highlights good practice examples of companies with business models designed to make profit while solving problems of the poor and low-income people. Many specialists managing associations are currently in the process of setting up Inclusive Business support policies, and companies could be eligible for taking part in such promotion programs. Furthermore, being a winner of the ASEAN Inclusive Business award may help businesses to access financing sources from investors with significant impact.
This award will be nominated with the consultation from ASEAN Coordinating Committee on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (ACCMSME) and ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC).
This award honors outstanding businesses that demonstrated a significant contribution to human capital development. Applicants are capable of developing a skilled workforce, especially considering the expected impacts of Industry 4.0 for a competitive and dynamic ASEAN economic community.
In 2019, the Skills Development Award was established to reflect the key guidance "Human Resources Development" (HRD), which focuses on the need to strengthen professional technical and vocational skills in ASEAN's workforce.
This award is developed in cooperation with Knowledge Partner, Deutsche Gesellshaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ)/ Regional Cooperation Programme for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in ASEAN (RECOTVET), referred to as the “GIZ’s RECOTVET programme”. The programme has objective to strengthen the capacities of the TVET systems of the ASEAN region in their adaptation to the requirements of digitalization.
Be an ASEAN-incorporated enterprise
with at least 40% ASEAN-owned equity;
Be in operations
for a minimum of 3 (SMEs) to 5 (Large companies) years;
operational presence in 2 or more ASEAN countries;
2 (SMEs) to 3 (Large companies) years of audited financial statements;
of the award are eligible to apply again after 3 years
Brunei Special Award: Emerging Social Enterprise
In conjunction with Brunei Darussalam’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2021, the exclusive Brunei Special Award aims to give recognition to deserving ASEAN registered and based NGOs that have notably played a significant role in promoting and driving social, environmental and community development at both national and regional level.
- ASEAN registered and based NGO for at least 2 years of operations
- A clear evidence of social, environmental and community impact (eg: media, testimonials, awards, etc)
vision and strategic direction
and management of the organisation
in terms of profit and growth
Good brand awareness
and communication outputs
A creative approach
Operation and creating social impact
by addressing social needs across ASEAN