Champions of Business 2018 Awards Ceremony and Reception
THE CHAMPIONS OF BUSINESS 2018 AWARDS CEREMONY AND COCKTAIL RECEPTION
The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce will host the 2018 Champions of Business Awards on November 1 at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA).
The event recognises excellence in business, acknowledges the nation-building contributions of inspiring business leaders, and hails the achievements of local companies that have succeeded in boldly expanding their operations overseas. With so many technology-driven start-ups in the market, this year’s award ceremony will – for the first time – acknowledge the importance of innovative digital technology in business.
Here’s a quick look at the award categories…
THE BUSINESS HALL OF FAME
Each year, we induct two outstanding individuals who exemplify business excellence – both in commercial prowess and in national responsibility.
We are pleased to announce that the 2018 inductees are:
- Mr. Derek Chin, CEO of Dachin Group of Companies and
- Mr. Sydney Phillips, Founder of Guardian Life Limited (posthumously)
INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN…T&T OWNED COMPANY OF YEAR AWARD, sponsored by First Citizens (PLATINUM SPONSOR)
This year, we are proud to announce that S.M. Jaleel and Company Limited will be honoured for its bold and inspiring achievements.
EMERGING ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS, sponsored by EY (PLATINUM SPONSOR)
EY, will acknowledge brave and bold entrepreneurial efforts in three sub categories:
- Start-Up Entrepreneur – 1 awardee and 1 finalist
- Emerging Entrepreneur – 1 awardee and 2 finalists
- Small and Medium Entrepreneur – 1 awardee and 1 finalist
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY AWARD (NEW for 2018), sponsored by bmobile (PLATINUM SPONSOR)
- 1 awardee and 2 finalists
To further recognise the role of technology in modern business, we are privileged this year to feature an inspiring presentation about innovation and technology disruption from Serial Technology Entrepreneur Peter van der Gracht, who has successfully launched, financed, operated and sold five technology companies. Peter has operated businesses in North America, Europe and Asia, developing innovative hardware, software and services in a broad range of industries, including cable television, telecom, broadcast, information technology and automotive.
Having received numerous awards for entrepreneurship, Peter understands the importance of adopting fresh ideas to stay relevant and competitive. He is the perfect choice to talk about the bold choices today’s companies need to make in order to integrate technology into their business models. We thank The High Commission of Canada for facilitating Peter’s visit to Trinidad and Tobago.
We thank our Signature Event sponsors: