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8th annual int'l business awards
S. Korea Wins 2nd Place "Stevie Awards"
Executive of Year: Samsung CEO Yun Jong-Yong
Yun Jong-Yong

Organizations and individuals in 35 nations, including first-time winners Bahrain, Peru, Saudi Arabia and Slovakia have been announced as Stevie® Award winners in The Eighth Annual International Business Awards, the world’s only international, all-encompassing business awards program.

Nicknamed the Stevies from the Greek word “crowned,” the awards will be presented at a gala event on Oct. 11 (Tuesday), 2011 at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Tickets for the event are on sale now at

Winning 42 Stevie Awards this year, organizations and individuals in the United States made the best showing. South Korea came in second place with 29 awards, while the host nation United Arab Emirates earned an impressive 24 Stevies.

The United Kingdom earned 22 awards followed by Turkey with 11 and Germany with 10 Stevies.

Some notable winners include:

Company of the Year (Conglomerates): Siemens AG (Germany)
Executive of the Year (Electronics): Yun Jong-Yong, CEO, Samsung Electronics (South Korea)
Most Innovative Company of the Year (Middle East and Africa): Etisalat Group, (UAE)
Fastest Growing Company of the Year and Best New Company of the Year: Everonn Education Limited (India)
Best New Product or Service of the Year (Health Products & Services): Cascades Intelligent Antibacterial Paper (Canada)
Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year: ITT Corporation (United States)
Marketing Campaign of the Year: Finansbank A.S. (Turkey)

A complete list of all 2011 International Business Awards honorees is available at

Stevie Award trophy and Distinguished Honoree (honorable mention) medal winners were selected from more than 3,000 entries received from organizations and individuals in more than 50 nations.

All organizations worldwide are eligible to compete in The International Business Awards, and can nominate in a wide range of categories, including management awards, company/organization awards, marketing awards, public relations awards, customer service awards, human resources awards, new product awards, IT awards, web site awards, and more.

Business professionals around the world participated in preliminary judging in May-July. Their average scores determined the entries that were eligible to be considered in final judging, which was performed earlier this month by the members of 10 specialized committees. In total, 200 executives around the world participated in the judging process.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.

Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at, and follow the Stevie Awards on Twitter @TheStevieAwards.

Location hosting patron for The 2011 International Business Awards is the Ministry of Foreign Trade of the United Arab Emirates. Premier sponsors include IBM Netezza and Smart Reader® Worldwide. The Korea Business Communicators Association is the national sponsor for South Korea. Localization sponsor of the 2011 Stevie Awards is SDL. Location hosting supporters of the 2011 IBAs include Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, Dana Gas, Forbes Middle East, the Gemological Institute of America and The International Business Times.






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