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21 August 2020

ASEAN BUSINESS AWARDS - ASEAN Business Awards (ABA) 2020 has officially received registrations from businesses across the region.

With a prestigious 14-year history and enhanced professionalism at this year's awards, ABA 2020 is an opportunity for all businesses in the region to be honored, cementing their position while enhancing competitiveness and integration. Businesses can also promote their image and brand within the region and reach out to the international arena, especially in the context that the Covid-19 pandemic is continuing to create a heavy impact on the global economy.

The ABA 2020 award system is divided into nine categories, built on the inheritance and distillation of ABA in previous years. It has developed award categories suitable to the socioeconomic situation of the region today, including: 

1. Priority Integration Sectors
2. SME Excellence
3. Young Entrepreneur
4. Woman Entrepreneur
5. Family Business
6. Skills Development
7. Friends of ASEAN
8. Inclusive Business
9. Combating Covid-19

ABA 2020 is now receiving registrations at

The event has consistently played an importance role for the ASEAN business community and is an annual activity at the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC). In 2020, under the presidency of Vietnam, the role of ABA 2020 is even more pivotal as ASEAN businesses are required to unite and share, not only to overcome difficulties but also take advantage of an opportunity to develop post-pandemic, while continuing to contribute to ASEAN’s economic growth and prosperity.

Earlier, at a dialogue session between the ASEAN BAC and leaders of member states in the framework of the 36th ASEAN Summit, Madame Nguyen Thi Nga – Member of ASEAN BAC Vietnam and Chair of ABA 2020 – reported to the Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and ASEAN leaders that ABA 2020 will honor businesses in the bloc that have made outstanding contributions to the prevention of the on going pandemic, and have overcome its negative impacts on socioeconomic life in the region.

ABA 2020 is now receiving registrations at until the registration period for the whole region ends on September 30. At that point, the valid records will be synthesized and selected in the judging round and evaluated in order to select the winning business in each category. This will be carried out in October by the Judging Council, which includes a group of 10 experts, study authors, and leading economists representing ASEAN member states.

The ABA 2020 ceremony is scheduled to be held in November in Hanoi, within the framework of the 2020 ASEAN Business & Investment Summit. This will be held adjacent to the 37th ASEAN Summit, with participation of government leaders from Vietnam and other countries in the region.

Note: The registration application for ABA 2020 is in English and is registered directly at

For further information please contact:
ABA Awards 2020 Organizing Committee
• (+84 24) 3577 1380

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