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"APAC 2017 Industry Associations Awards is an excellent opportunity for associations in Asia Pacific to be recognized for excellence, innovation, and as a thought leader among regional association peers."

Awards are designed to honor individuals and associations that are making significant contributions to the improvement of their communities.

Share your achievements and experience with your fellow association community and earn respect and recognition for your work!

Who can apply for the awards?
  • • Associations
  • • Presidents
  • • Executive Directors
  • • Membership, Communications, Event and Operations Directors


There were multiple categories to reflect the variety of associations in the APAC region, each with a unique set of challenges. So, whether you were a small association with no full-time staff or a large association with multiple chapters, there was an award to suit you. 


The Executive of the Year Award recognizes the executives who lead by example and help their association grow. The award is based on the testimony in areas of leadership, organization management, membership engagement, community involvement, and personal attributes.
    Deborah Melissa Bottreau
    President of Malaysian Association of ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs
    Evelyn Balmeo Salire
    Secretary General of Philippines Retailers Association​

    As the president of the Malaysian Association of ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs, she's launched the first ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Carnival of 2016, which actively encourages young people to capitalize on the regional market offerings, provides them with links with the government and the networks they want. 

    Evelyn Balmeo Salire has shown exceptional transformational leadership in making PRA into an excellent organization that is true to its mandate of delivering to its members and stakeholders a culture of professionalism in association management and making a significant contribution making members more globally competitive.


    Large Association of the Year Award awards association of the larger size (more than 1,500 members) that have achieved outstanding results. This recognition is based on the association's activities, member acquisition, member engagement, and impact on its community.
    Masyarakat Telematika Indonesia

    Ever since 1993, Masyarakat Telematika Indonesia has been a prominent figure in the telecommunication industry in Indonesia. They serve as a form of communication among telecommunication business enthusiasts as well as a form of advocacy between telecommunication entrepreneurs, enthusiasts in the telecommunications field, and the government. Their accomplishments include the MASTEL Institute, MASTEL Academy, and MASTEL Digital Initiative. More recently, they introduced a mobile app feature that detects and blocks fake news from spreading. 


    Medium Association of the Year Award celebrates associations of the medium size, that have achieved outstanding results. This recognition is based on the chamber's activities, member acquisition, member engagement, and impact on its community.
    Malaysian Association of ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs (MAAYE)
    All India Association of Industries (AIAI)

    Malaysian Association of ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs (MAAYE) is an aspiring, industrious committee that promotes Malaysia as the regional hub for young entrepreneurs across ASEAN. Because they are the only association in Malaysia officially mandated by ASEAN and the Ministry of International Trade and Industry Malaysia, they play a crucial role in inspiring young entrepreneurs. Having been just launched in 2016, ASEAN has grown impressively in a short period of time and made a large impact on youth through large-scale events such as the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Carnival. 

    AIAI assists SMEs accelerate their business network globally by identifying reliable business partners through its network in over 50 countries. AIAI actively networks with the government, business/corporate sectors, and academia to promote inclusive growth in India. They hold an annual flagship event called the Global Economic Summit themed on different topics every year, and has organized a series on Make India to promote government initiatives. In recent years, AIAI has achieved greater heights and has been regularly hosting high profile business. 


    Small Association of the Year Award celebrates associations of the smaller size, that have achieved outstanding results. This recognition is based on the chamber's activities, member acquisition, member engagement, and impact on its community.
    Transparency International Malaysia
    The Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia (OGSM)​

    Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) has been involved in many projects that aim to eradicate corruption while maintaining integrity. These projects include the Speak Up Against Corruption Campaign, the Business Integrity Program, and the Election Integrity Pledge. Within the last year, TI-M has build numerous new collaborations with private organizations, and facilitated discussions on improving anti-corruption systems within their organizations. Additionally, their Under the Youth Integrity Program has reached a wide range of students and received positive feedback. 

    OGSM organizes an Annual Congress to update its members on the current developments in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology. Additionally, the society organizes workshops, seminars, and lectures as part of its continuing professional development activities and CRS for public. OGSM has made full use of their limited resources by using cost-effective materials and collaborating with other government hospitals and private health care professionals to provide effective clinical skills training programs for young doctors. Additionally, OGSM has implemented a paper-saving online system for member application through WhatsApp. 


    We want to sincerely thank all who participated and supported the first-ever APAC 2017 Association Awards and helped to make it a success!

    2018 AWARDS

    The tentative date for APAC 2018 Industry Associations Awards is March 2018. It will be a two-day event with an award ceremony and multiple sessions and different tracks for associations and their employees across Asia Pacific. The event will take place in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Stay tuned for more information!


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