The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce (T&T Chamber) will proudly host the 2019 Champions of Business Awards Ceremony & Cocktail Reception on November 15th, 2019 at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA).
This is the T&T Chamber’s final Signature Event of the year. It is attended loyally by business owners, C-Suite executives and other A-listers year-after-year. The audience is also ‘peppered’ with a growing number of SMEs and driven entrepreneurs.
CHAMPIONS OF BUSINESS IS THE PLACE TO BE:
If you are serious about growing your business this is undoubtedly THE business networking event of the season to connect with the right people.
There have been many stories about small business owners and start-ups in attendance having their first meaningful conversation with the heads of companies or key decision-makers at Champions of Business events. These initial contacts have led to deeper relationships being formed that have helped to catapult many towards realising their business visions faster and better. You might just find an investor, a new partner, a solutions provider or a professional friend for life. This is where you need to be!
In the words of Dr. Ivan Misner, founder of Business Networking International (BNI), “If you are not networking, you are not working”.
HOW TO ATTEND:
Call the T&T Chamber’s Events Unit at (868) 637-6966 extension 1308 (Alison) to book now.
See the ad above for the details
Please note that we are currently offering an Early Bird Special, for FINANCIAL MEMBERS of the T&T Chamber ONLY for $895 + VAT per seat. Valid to 18th October, 2019.
ABOUT THE AWARDS CEREMONY:
The awards ceremony segment of the Champions of Business (CoB) event is a formal affair, that recognises excellence in business. Outstanding individuals and companies are acknowledged for their contribution to nation-building, for inspiring leadership and building legacy companies. At CoB we also celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship, the achievements of local companies that have succeeded in expanding their local operations overseas and finally we give acclaim to the game-changers who have developed new technological solutions or are using technology as a means to positively disrupt their business sectors.
Awards in 4 categories will be conferred this year. These are,
INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN…T&T OWNED COMPANY OF YEAR AWARD, sponsored by First Citizens (PLATINUM SPONSOR)
One company will be officially commended for its achievements in taking incredible steps to move their business from a local operation to an International player. The T&T Chamber along with the category sponsor, First Citizens, will chronicle this company’s journey through video story-telling, inspiring others to reach higher and further. We will also recognise the invaluable connections, whether people, companies or other types of organisations that helped enable them to grow into global brands.
The award recipient for the 2019 INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN…T&T OWNED COMPANY OF YEAR AWARD will be announced on the 14thOctober, 2019.
ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARDS, sponsored by EY, PLATINUM SPONSOR
This is one of the most exciting categories as groups of extraordinary entrepreneurs will be recognised for their tenacity and spirit towards becoming extraordinary business owners. Each year EY conveys their stories and journeys in a compelling and emotional way through video profiles. This year profiles will also cover the persons and events that inspired the creation of their companies and how these important connections helped them get to the point of success that they have acheived today.
These entrepreneurship awards are directly linked to EY’s global Entrepreneur of the Year awards.
There are 2 sub-categories of awards this year,
- Start-Up Entrepreneur of The Year – awarded to a company in operation from 0 -3 years.
- Emerging Entrepreneur of The Year – awarded to a company in operation for over 3 years but less then 10.
Finalists will be announced on 17th October with the winners of the 2 sub-categories being revealed at the Champions of Business Awards Ceremony.
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY AWARD, sponsored by bmobile, PLATINUM SPONSOR
The role of technology in modern business is indisputable. A large percentage of new businesses entering the market each year are now either technology-based or heavily technology-supported. The T&T Chamber will connect the dots between enterprise and technology by shortlisting three exceptional companies / individuals whose business concepts or business solutions exemplify innovation and uniqueness, transforming or disrupting their industry in a significant way.
Three (3) finalists will be recognised with 1 of them emerging as THE recipient of the Business Technology Award. The sponsor for this category, bmobile, will also provide the award recipient with a customized business ssupport package to the value of TT$10,000.
Finalists will be announced on 14th October. The recipient of this award category will be announced at the Champions of Business Awards Ceremony.
THE BUSINESS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION, sponsored by Guardian Life of The Caribbean Limited, PLATINUM SPONSOR
Two outstanding individuals have been chosen to be inducted into the T&T Chamber’s Business Hall of Fame this year.
These persons exemplify business excellence – in commercial prowess, leadership and in national-social responsibility.
At the ceremony we will narrate their stories, showing the paths they took to reach the heights of success they achieved, both professionally and personally. This inspirational journey is always an emotional one by virtue of the number of people, companies and organisations that these Hall of Famers have touched and connected with meaningfully with over their careers and lives.
They will join the 30+ outstanding persons already inducted into the T&T Chamber’s Business Hall of Fame inductees, since 2006.
The 2 inductees for the Business Hall of Fame for 2019 will be announced on the 14th October and the formal induction ceremony will take place at the Champions of Business Awards Ceremony on 15th November.
THE COCKTAIL RECEPTION:
After the formal awards ceremony we invite our guests to stay on with us at the cocktail reception. Here, they can mingle and chat in a relaxed social atmosphere, where first introductions often develop into deeper business relationships after. While there, they also enjoy our hospitality from the bar and buffet. Our sponsors also exhibit at the event, many with interactive activation stations designed to engage guests, such as luxury vehicle displays and opportunities to win prizes. This year, Guardian Life of the Caribbean Limited, our sponsor for the Business Hall of Fame, will execute a special networking challenge for guests. On their departure, guests will receive swag bags with items they will certainly appreciate.
We look forward to hosting you at THE business networking event of the year,
“Where companies connect and lifetime relationships are forged”!