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Mark your calendars for 23 May 2024! Witness a powerful evening celebrating holistic progress across diverse arenas of Philippine business. The Nordic-Philippine Business Awards showcase exceptional individual and game-changing initiatives that embody and advance responsible practices, innovation, and positive impact.


Holistic Progress in Action:

The awards encompass diverse categories, demonstrating the interconnectedness of progress in various spheres:


Influential Leader Award: Recognizing significant individual impact through vision, leadership, and industry/community influence.


Sustainability Champion Award: Highlighting dedication to sustainable practices and environmental responsibility.


Nordic Spirit Award: Honoring a business that embodies the spirit and values of the Nordic region and contributes positively to its reputation.


Employer of the Year Award: Celebrating a positive work environment, valuing employees, promoting professional growth, and embracing diversity and inclusion.


Community Impact Award: Recognizing exceptional commitment to social responsibility and community engagement.


Partnership Collaboration Award: Highlighting successful collaborations resulting in mutual growth and innovation.


Business of the Year Award: Celebrating overall excellence, growth, and innovation.


Legacy Award: Recognizing individuals or organizations with a significant and lasting contribution to the community.


Beyond Recognition:

  • Network with the Elite: Mingle with the who's who of the Philippine and Nordic business scenes, forging connections that fuel future endeavors.
  • Witness a Transformative Night: Immerse yourself in a celebration of hope, action, and progress, where dreams are recognized, achievements are applauded, and the future unfolds with a commitment to a brighter tomorrow.


More than an awards ceremony; it's a call to action. Join us in recognizing the heroes who shape a brighter future. Register now and be part of the movement towards holistic progress!


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May 23, 2024

5:00 PM - 11:00 PM (GMT+8)

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1223 Epifanio de los Santos Ave, Makati, 1223 Metro Manila, Philippines
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AWARD CATEGORIES & CRITERIA

Influential Leader Award


Celebrating an individual who has shown exceptional vision, leadership, and achievement in building and growing a successful business, and broader impact and influence the individual has had on their industry or community


Criteria

  • Visionary Leadership (30%)
  • Evidence articulates a clear and compelling vision for the business that goes beyond short-term gains and inspires employees and stakeholders. Demonstrated the ability to communicate this vision effectively and translate it into actionable strategies.
  • Business Achievement (25%)
  • Evidence shows quantifiable and verifiable track record of significant growth and success in leading the business. This could include metrics like revenue growth, market share expansion, profitability improvement, job creation, or successful expansion into new markets.
  • Industry/Community Impact (20%)
  • Evidence demonstrates positive impact on the industry or community beyond the direct success of their business. This could include contributions to innovation, workforce development, social responsibility initiatives, or advocacy for positive change.
  • Overcoming Challenges (25%)
  • Evidence shows quantifiable record of success achieved despite the challenges (e.g., turnaround in company performance, personal achievements).

Sustainability Champion Award


Highlighting a business that has shown dedication to sustainable practices and environmental responsibility.


Criteria

  • Sustainable Practices (25%)
  • Evidence includes sustained partnerships with organizations, strategic plans outlining continued impact through initiatives, and leadership in promoting responsible practices within the community. This ensures lasting positive influence.
  • Environmental Responsibility (25%)
  • Evidence includes sustained partnerships with organizations for projects, strategic plans outlining continued impact through initiatives, and leadership in promoting responsible environmental practices within the community. This ensures lasting positive change.
  • Innovation for Sustainability (30%)
  • Evidence includes sustained partnerships with organizations to develop innovative solutions , strategic plans outlining continued impact through initiatives focused on broader application, and leadership in promoting collaboration for sustainability within the community. This ensures lasting progress.
  • Community Engagement (20%)
  • Evidence includes sustained partnerships with organizations on educational programs, strategic plans outlining continued impact through initiatives to empower communities, and leadership in advocating for change within the community. This ensures lasting positive societal impact.

Nordic Spirit Award


Highlighting a business that embodies the spirit and values of the Nordic region and contributes positively to its reputation.


Criteria

  • Embodying Nordic Values (40%)
  • Evidence includes a sustained commitment to sustainability through initiatives, active social responsibility demonstrated by partnerships , and a strong sense of community fostered through programs. This deep-rooted alignment with Nordic values ensures lasting positive impact.
  • Positive Reputation Contribution (60%)
  • Evidence includes internationally recognized achievements showcasing innovation and excellence, contributions to positive global impact through initiatives , and initiatives fostering cultural exchange and understanding. This dedication to positive representation ensures a lasting contribution to the Nordic region's reputation.

Employer of the Year Award


Celebrating a business that fosters a positive work environment, values its employees, and promotes professional growth. A business that embraces and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusivity within its operations, workforce and community engagement.


Criteria

  • Positive Work Environment (30%)
  • Evidence includes sustained initiatives that promote well-being, programs that enhance job satisfaction, and policies that encourage work-life balance. This commitment creates a lasting positive impact on employee lives.
  • Diversity and Inclusion (20%)
  • Evidence includes sustained partnerships with organizations to promote DE&I within the workforce, initiatives that ensure equitable opportunities for all, and leadership in advocating for DE&I in the community. This ensures lasting positive societal impact.
  • Professional Growth (30%)
  • Evidence includes sustained programs that empower career advancement, initiatives that provide skill enhancement opportunities, and partnerships with educational institutions for employee development. This commitment ensures a lasting, skilled, and engaged workforce.
  • Social Impact (20%)
  • Evidence includes sustained involvement in projects that address community needs, partnerships with organizations tackling social challenges, and leadership in advocating for social justice. This ensures lasting positive societal contributions.

Community Impact Award


Recognizing a business that has demonstrated exceptional commitment to social responsibility and community engagement.


Criteria

  • Social Responsibility (30%)
  • Evidence goes beyond financial contributions and volunteer support, the business actively partners with charitable organizations, driving significant impact through initiatives. Their commitment to sustainability is evident in practices like reducing their carbon footprint and sourcing materials ethically from suppliers who uphold fair labor standards. Additionally, their dedication to ethical behavior is recognized through awards, emphasizing their transparent communication and diverse and inclusive workforce.
  • Positive Community Impact (30%)
  • Evidence the business demonstrably impacts the local community by creating number of jobs, with a focus on opportunities for underrepresented groups through programs. Their employee volunteer program contributes hours annually, partnering with organizations to address critical needs. Furthermore, their involvement in the community development has resulted in positive outcomes, showcasing their ongoing commitment to local well-being.
  • Innovation for Social Good (20%)
  • Evidence goes beyond traditional efforts by developing innovative solutions that directly benefits the community. They partner with social entrepreneurs to implement creative approaches to challenges, demonstrating their dedication to driving positive change through unconventional methods.
  • Long-Term Commitment (20%)
  • Evidence of the business's commitment extends beyond one-time initiatives, evident in sustained partnerships with organizations. Their strategic plan outlines continued impact through initiatives, and their leadership role in promoting responsible business practices within the community. This long-term dedication ensures lasting positive influence.

Partnership Collaboration Award


Recognizing a successful collaboration between two or more businesses that has resulted in mutual growth and innovation.


Criteria

  • Successful Collaboration (30%)
  • Evidence shows quantifiable evidence of success, such as increased revenue, expanded market reach, or innovative product/service development directly attributable to the collaboration.
  • Mutual Growth and Innovation (30%)
  • Evidence demonstrates both partners actively contributing unique strengths and resources to achieve shared goals through joint investment, shared decision-making, and partnership-driven innovation, leading to long-term sustainability.
  • Uniqueness of Approach (20%)
  • Evidence of how the collaboration used unconventional methods or processes to overcome challenges and achieve success, potentially influencing others in the industry.
  • Sustainability (20%)
  • Evidence of a clear structure and plan for long-term success, demonstrated by an established governance framework, renewed agreements or plans for future joint ventures, and a shared vision for the collaboration's continued growth and impact.

Business of the Year Award


Recognizing an outstanding business that has demonstrated exceptional growth, innovation, and overall excellence.


Criteria

  • Demonstrated Exceptional Growth (25%)
  • Evidence quantifies the business's consistent and substantial growth through metrics increase in revenue year-over-year, market share gain within the industry, or the creation of new jobs over a defined period. Consider including additional relevant indicators like customer base expansion, product sales growth, or website traffic increase depending on your industry.
  • Innovation (25%)
  • Evidence the business showcases a relentless commitment to innovation, consistently launching new or improved products/services that significantly impact the market. This is evident through their integration of cutting-edge technologies that enhance efficiency and offerings, as well as their adoption of unique business strategies that set them apart from competitors.
  • Overall Excellence (30%)
  • Evidence shows beyond impressive financial metrics like profitability, return on investment, and healthy cash flow, the business consistently excels in fostering positive customer experiences through loyalty programs and high retention rates. Their dedication to employee engagement is reflected in low turnover and strong company culture initiatives. Notably, they strive for well-rounded excellence by actively participating in social responsibility initiatives, environmental practices, and community involvement.
  • Resilience and Adaptability (20%)
  • Evidence demonstrates remarkable resilience and adaptability in the face of challenges. They successfully navigated economic downturns, pivoted business strategies when necessary, and responded effectively to industry disruptions, showcasing their ability to thrive in ever-changing environments.

Legacy Award


Special award to be given by NordCham intended to honor and recognize individuals or organizations that have left a significant and lasting legacy within the NordCham community


Criteria

  • Significant Contribution (50%)
  • This award recognizes individuals or organizations whose impact on the NordCham community transcends fleeting moments. Evidence includes sustained contributions that demonstrably benefited the organization and its partners, initiatives that continue to deliver lasting value, and leadership roles that shaped the community's future. Their impact ensures a lasting positive legacy.
  • Enduring Legacy (50%)
  • Evidence includes initiatives that continue to inspire and guide the community, legacies that shape the organization's values, and ongoing impact that benefits future generations of partners. Their enduring legacy ensures lasting positive influence.

GUIDELINES

Both businesses and individuals in good standing are welcome to submit nominations for multiple awards in the Nordic-Philippine Business Awards. However, each entity (business or individual) can only win one award per year. Additionally, winners from the previous year, whether businesses or individuals, are not eligible to win in the same category the following year.


Nominations open: March 1, 2024, at 9:00 AM

New Nomination deadline: April 26, 2024, at 5:00 PM sharp - No exceptions will be made.


Applicants Must:

  • Have a Nordic affiliation through ownership, ongoing partnership with a Nordic company, or partnership (membership) with NordCham Philippines.
  • Provide evidence of initiated actions and demonstrate quantifiable benefits or impact.
  • Show evidence of implemented policies and business standards.
  • Demonstrate engagement with the entire organization and external stakeholders.
  • Submit photos, testimonials, or other documentation showcasing initiated actions, results, and engagement.


Submission Guidelines:

  • Maximum number of pages: 10
  • Format: PDF
  • Paper size: A4
  • Spacing: Double-spaced lines of text
  • Page 1 Must Include:
  • Name and contact details of the nominator (for verification if needed)
  • Nominator's designation at the company
  • Nominated company:
  • Nomination category:
  • A clear and concise summary of the entry (Why does this organization deserve the award for the category?)
  • Name and details of the person representing the company at the awards ceremony on 23 May 2024


Additional Submission Requirements:

  • Provide examples of tracking and data reporting for added benefit in terms of judging.
  • Include one key fact/stat that summarizes your entry (e.g., levels of reduction achieved, financial savings, or specific business benefits). If the entry wins, this information may be used on the night of the awards and in post-event coverage.
  • Provide a high-resolution logo to accompany your nomination. If the entry wins, this information may be used on the night of the awards and in post-event coverage.

AWARD EVALUATION CRITERIA

  • Only performance in 2023 will be considered for the nomination.
  • Judges will receive a judging sheet along with the submitted nominations.
  • Scoring will be solely based on the submitted information.
  • Tallying of scoresheets will be conducted by NordCham Philippines.
  • Judges will convene virtually to review the shortlisted entries per category and agree on the winners.
  • Winners will be announced on the day of the official awards ceremony.

SCORING

Scoring Scale: 

Each criterion for each nominee shall be rated using a numerical scale (e.g. 1-10). 


Criteria Weighting: 

Each criterion is assigned a weight to reflect its importance. Some criteria might be more crucial than others for a particular award. 


Judging Panel: A diverse panel of judges with expertise relevant to each award category.


Score Calculation: Multiply the score for each criterion by its assigned weight and sum up the weighted scores to get a total score for each nominee.


Normalization: To account for judges who might use the scale differently, scores are normalized by dividing the total score by the maximum possible score and multiplying by 100 to get a percentage.


Discussion and Consensus: After individual scoring, a discussion shall be held among the judges to clarify their evaluations and reach a consensus.


Transparency: As enumerated in this section, the scoring process is presented to nominees to show how they are evaluated.


Confidentiality: The scores and deliberations remain confidential until the winners are announced.


Tie-Breaking: In the event of a tie, each judge will cast an anonymous vote. 

JUDGING PANEL

Industry Experts: Invite individuals who are respected and knowledgeable in the relevant industries related to the award categories. Their expertise can provide valuable insights into evaluating nominees' achievements.


Academic Professionals: Professors or researchers with expertise in relevant fields can bring an objective and informed perspective to the judging process.


Business Leaders: CEOs, founders, or senior executives from successful businesses can provide real-world insights and understand the challenges and achievements of nominees

Community Leaders: Involve respected community figures who understand the local business landscape and can assess the nominees' impact on the community.


Legal or Financial Professionals: Depending on the criteria for specific awards, legal and financial experts can assess the impact of nominees in terms of compliance, growth, and financial stability.


A diverse panel of judges to ensure a well-rounded evaluation process and to minimize any potential biases

THE TROPHY

We are thrilled to partner again with Filtra, Inc., a valued NordCham Philippines Business Partner, to bring our vision for the trophies to life.


These stunning awards embody the essence of our event: simplicity, modernity, and sustainability. Crafted from reclaimed off-cuts of ash, walnut, beech, and oak, each trophy is unique in size and shape, reflecting the diverse range of companies and organizations we celebrate.

AGENDA

  • Welcome Reception & Opening Ceremony
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PMRegistration and Networking
    Guests arrive, check-in, and enjoy a networking session with fellow attendees. The string quartet performs background music during this time, creating a welcoming atmosphere
    6:00 PM - 6:20 PMOpening Remarks and Keynote Message
    A brief overview of the event and its significance.

    A distinguished keynote speaker delivers an inspiring and thought-provoking message on a relevant topic.
    6:20 PM - 6:30 PMString Quartet Interlude
    The string quartet performs a dedicated set, providing a relaxing and engaging transition before dinner.
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PMDinner
    Guests enjoy a delicious dinner while mingling and continuing networking. The string quartet to perform ambient music during dinner.
    Award Ceremony
    7:30 PM - 7:45 PMInfluential Leader Award
    • 5 minutes - Introduction of the award and its significance.
    • 3 minutes - Live reading of all nominees' names.
    • 3 minutes - Live announcement of the winner and acceptance speech.
    • 2 minutes - Celebratory piece by the string quartet and photo opportunity with the winner(s).
    • 2 minutes - Transition to the next award.
    7:45 PM - 8:00 PMSustainability Champion Award
    • 5 minutes - Introduction of the award and its significance.
    • 3 minutes - Live reading of all nominees' names.
    • 3 minutes - Live announcement of the winner and acceptance speech.
    • 2 minutes - Celebratory piece by the string quartet and photo opportunity with the winner(s).
    • 2 minutes - Transition to the next award.
    8:00 PM - 8:15 PMNordic Spirit Award (local company)
    • 5 minutes - Introduction of the award and its significance.
    • 3 minutes - Live reading of all nominees' names.
    • 3 minutes - Live announcement of the winner and acceptance speech.
    • 2 minutes - Celebratory piece by the string quartet and photo opportunity with the winner(s).
    • 2 minutes - Transition to the next award.
    8:15 PM - 8:30 PMEmployer of the Year Award
    • 5 minutes - Introduction of the award and its significance.
    • 3 minutes - Live reading of all nominees' names.
    • 3 minutes - Live announcement of the winner and acceptance speech.
    • 2 minutes - Celebratory piece by the string quartet and photo opportunity with the winner(s).
    • 2 minutes - Transition to the next award.
    8:30 PM - 8:45 PMCommunity Impact Award
    • 5 minutes - Introduction of the award and its significance.
    • 3 minutes - Live reading of all nominees' names.
    • 3 minutes - Live announcement of the winner and acceptance speech.
    • 2 minutes - Celebratory piece by the string quartet and photo opportunity with the winner(s).
    • 2 minutes - Transition to the next award.
    8:45 PM - 9:00 PMPartnership Collaboration Award
    • 5 minutes - Introduction of the award and its significance.
    • 3 minutes - Live reading of all nominees' names.
    • 3 minutes - Live announcement of the winner and acceptance speech.
    • 2 minutes - Celebratory piece by the string quartet and photo opportunity with the winner(s).
    • 2 minutes - Transition to the next award.
    9:00 PM - 9:15 PMBusiness of the Year Award
    • 5 minutes - Introduction of the award and its significance.
    • 3 minutes - Live reading of all nominees' names.
    • 3 minutes - Live announcement of the winner and acceptance speech.
    • 2 minutes - Celebratory piece by the string quartet and photo opportunity with the winner(s).
    • 2 minutes - Transition to the next award.
    9:15 PM - 9:30 PMLegacy Award
    • 5 minutes - Introduction of the award and its significance.
    • 3 minutes - Live reading of all nominees' names.
    • 4 minutes - Live announcement of the winner and acceptance speech.
    • 2 minutes - Celebratory piece by the string quartet and photo opportunity with the winner.
    Closing Ceremony & Farewell Networking
    9:30 PM - 9:45 PMGroup Photo of all winners and others
    9:45 PM - 10:00 PMClosing Remarks and String Quarter Finale
    The host delivers closing remarks, followed by a final performance by the string quartet.
    10:00 PM - 11:00 PMNetworking
    Guests enjoy refreshments and continue networking before departing.

EVENT PRIMER

Nordic-Philippine Business Awards (Primer).pdf

TICKETS Register

NordCham Business Partner - Bank Transfer Payment

You will receive an invoice issued by the NordCham Accounting team (accounting@nordcham.com.ph) Kindly ensure that payment is made prior to the event to secure your registration. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of your ticket. Please note that no-shows will not be refunded, and cancellations made within 3 days of the event will also not be refunded.

Please send a copy of the deposit slip to accounting@nordcham.com.ph for internal verification and issuance of Official Receipt.

For those purchasing multiple tickets, kindly provide complete details of each attendee to ensure a smooth check-in process.

Member Price ₱4,000
NordCham Business Partner - Online Payment

For online payment, a processing fee of 8% will be added.

Kindly ensure that payment is made prior to the event to secure your registration. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of your ticket. Please note that no-shows will not be refunded, and cancellations made within 3 days of the event will also not be refunded.

For those purchasing multiple tickets, kindly provide complete details of each attendee to ensure a smooth check-in process.

Member Price ₱4,320
Guest - Bank Transfer payment

You will receive an invoice issued by the NordCham Accounting team (accounting@nordcham.com.ph) Kindly ensure that payment is made prior to the event to secure your registration. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of your ticket. Please note that no-shows will not be refunded, and cancellations made within 3 days of the event will also not be refunded.

Please send a copy of the deposit slip to accounting@nordcham.com.ph for internal verification and issuance of Official Receipt.

For those purchasing multiple tickets, kindly provide complete details of each attendee to ensure a smooth check-in process.

₱5,000
Guest - Online Payment

For online payment, a processing fee of 8% will be added.

Kindly ensure that payment is made prior to the event to secure your registration. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of your ticket. Please note that no-shows will not be refunded, and cancellations made within 3 days of the event will also not be refunded.

For those purchasing multiple tickets, kindly provide complete details of each attendee to ensure a smooth check-in process.

₱5,400

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

The Nordic-Philippine Business Awards is a prestigious event recognizing and celebrating the achievements of outstanding individuals and companies fostering connections between these dynamic regions. This is your opportunity to showcase your brand to a high-powered audience.


By becoming a sponsor, you gain:

  • Unparalleled brand visibility: Prominent logo placement, exclusive branding opportunities, and pre-event recognition.
  • Direct engagement with key decision-makers: Network with high-profile attendees and build lasting relationships.
  • Positive brand association: Align your brand with excellence and innovation in Nordic-Philippine business relations.
  • Targeted marketing opportunity: Reach a specific audience aligned with your business goals.
  • Investment in the future: Support cross-border collaboration and contribute to economic growth.

Choose your sponsorship level to maximize your impact!


Diamond Sponsorship | ₱250,000

  • Ten (10) complimentary event tickets.
  • Industry Exclusivity for sponsorship level.
  • Exclusive sponsorship of a specific award category.
  • Prime placement of company logo on all event materials and personalized acknowledgment by the event host during opening remarks.
  • Exclusive display of a pull-up banner at a high-visibility location at the event venue.
  • 2-minute AVP showing during the event.
  • Premium display area to showcase brand, products, or services.
  • Recognition in event press releases and post-event communications


Platinum Sponsorship | ₱150,000

  • Eight (8) complimentary event tickets.
  • Prime placement of company logo on all event materials.
  • Personalized acknowledgment by the event host during opening remarks.
  • Opportunity to display a pull-up banner at the event venue.
  • 1.5-minute AVP showing during the event.
  • Exclusive sponsorship of the keynote message or panel discussion.
  • Premium display area to showcase brand, products, or services.


Gold Sponsorship | ₱100,000

  • Six (6) complimentary event tickets.
  • Prominent company logo placement on event materials.
  • Premium recognition during the event program with a dedicated sponsor spotlight.
  • Opportunity to display a pull-up banner at the event venue.
  • 1-minute AVP showing during the event.
  • Opportunity to host a branded networking lounge at the event.


Silver Sponsorship | ₱50,000

  • Four (4) complimentary event tickets.
  • Company logo displayed on event banners and signage.
  • Enhanced recognition during the event program.
  • Opportunity to display a pull-up banner at the event venue.
  • 30-second AVP showing during the event.
  • Recognition in event press releases and post-event communications.


Bronze Sponsorship | ₱25,000

  • Two complimentary event tickets.
  • Company logo placement on event website and marketing materials.
  • Recognition during the event with a mention on the stage.
  • Opportunity to display a pull-up banner at the event venue.

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