PublicAffairsasia has announced the first wave of the shortlist for the coveted Gold Standard Awards. With over 200 nominations the programme continues to set the benchmark for excellence across a wide range of corporate affairs and communications related programmes across Asia Pacific.
The most hotly contested categories included The Gold Standard Award for Stakeholder Engagement, The Gold Standard Award for Corporate Citizenship and The Gold Standard Award for Digital Communications. Over 60 judges took part in the initial sift of entries and now the focus moves to selecting the winners ahead of the awards ceremony taking place at The Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Hong Kong on Thursday December 4.
Commenting on the awards, Elizabeth Hernandez, Chairman of the programme, said: "This year we saw an excellent range of nominations across a wide range of categories and the judges faced a tough task in selecting the shortlist which we are pleased to release today. Now in their sixth year, the awards set the benchmark for excellence in corporate public affairs and stakeholder engagement across Asia Pacific. Securing a Gold Standard Award is a mark of success and sets your organisation apart from its peers."
Craig Hoy, Executive Director of PublicAffairsAsia, added: "With over 200 nominations recorded this year we saw a significant number of nominations focused on complex engagement strategies: underlining the increasingly sophisticated way corporations, government and NGOs are engaging with their stakeholders."
The shortlist details on the programme can be found here.
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