8th November 2012, Marina Bay Sands Ballroom
About Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards
Presenting the Most Prestigious Asia Pacific awards for outstanding entrepreneurship. APEA recognizes business. leaders foroutstanding entrepreneurship as judged by an independent judging panel. These Awards are accorded to the exemplary few who have shown outstanding performance in the communication of their visions, brands and strategies. Our objective is to enhance the awareness of the importance of entrepreneurship amongst the general public and in turn, stimulate the growth of local and regional brands and enterprises both locally TM and regionally.
Organised by Enterprise Asia and supported by local governments and businesses, the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship awards aim to band leading entrepreneurs across the region to spur greater innovation, fair practices and growth in entrepreneurship. It hopes to be a platform to encourage continued leadership towards sustainable economic development for the region.
The Singapore Award is open to any owner or CEO of any business enterprise in Singapore. To be eligible to receive an award, the nominee must be either:
- The owner-manager who is responsible for the company's day to day performance,
- The founder of the business who retains a substantial percentage (20% or more) of the company's equities, or
- The CEO of the company (with or without equity interest) for 3 years or more and has increased the company's financial performance since taking over the rein.
Additionally, there is a minimum revenue requirement:
Above USD 1 million (last two financial years) for Promising Entrepreneur category and US $10 million (cumulative past two financial years) for Outstanding Entrepreneur category. This requirement may be waived or relaxed by the Organisers for certain industries or circumstances.
The nominee for the Singapore Region can be of any nationality. However, the business must have substantial operations in Singapore and /or is founded in Singapore. Anyone can nominate an entrepreneur including the entrepreneur himself or herself.
The Prestige of APEA Winners
All APEA outstanding winners are now part of an elite group in Asia Pacific who received the coveted Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards and the Asia Pacific Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards 2009 enjoying the prestige that comes with being one of Asia’s best!
Developing Entrepreneurship For Asia
The Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Forum (APEF) is conceived from the growing need for Asian entrepreneurs to connect, create a synergistic business environment and take sustainable actions to propel Asian business to greater heights.
The Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Forum is a gathering of Asia’s top entrepreneurs to connect, share experience & knowledge, and identify regional challenges & opportunities to lead Asia in its entrepreneurship agenda. A forum by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, we strive to create an Asia that is rich in entrepreneurship as an engine towards responsible, sustainable, progressive economic and social development.
The APEF aims to bridge leaders of industries, government leaders and budding entrepreneurs in dialogue through being a platform to share experience and knowledge between entrepreneurs within the Asian region.
To help Asian entrepreneurs to emerge as victors and not merely survivors of this economic downturn, the APEF will also address on cross-regional challenges, uncertainties and set regional entrepreneurship agenda.
More importantly, as a means to revitalize and energize businesses across the region, APEF will examine and bring together the various business opportunities within the region to ensure that Asian entrepreneurs continue to compete in the wake of economic slowdown.