Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the website for the ninth Gold Standard Awards. As we approach our first decade, we will unveil new categories, new judges and new sponsors – underlining that the programme continues to grow from strength to strength.

This year we will see new categories recognising gold standard achievements in Australasia, Greater China, South East Asia, India and the Middle East. We will also expand our engagement in digital, reflecting major shifts in the way corporations, governments and non-profits use social and digital channels.

As Chairman I am proud to lead a 90-strong panel of cross-sectoral industry leaders from all corners of the Asia Pacific region. No other awards programme invests the time and energy in constructing such a high profile and experienced judging panel, reflecting that The Gold Standard Awards are truly the “awards to win” in this region today.

Between now and early August this website will be updated with all the details your organisation will need to enter this year’s programme. Please visit again when nominations open on August 1 when the full categories, criteria and entry packs will be available for download. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the awards team at PublicAffairsAsia.

I strongly encourage your organisation to participate in The 2017 Gold Standard Awards and look forward to celebrating with this year’s shortlisted nominees in Hong Kong on November 30.

Best regards,

Shakilla Shahjihan
2017 Awards Chairman and
Regional Director for Government Affairs
Abbott Laboratories Asia Pacific