Stevie award-winners celebrated at 2017 International Business Awards ceremony

Canadian companies prevailed in 2017 competition.

Barcelona, Oct. 23, 2017 – In the festive ambience of the W Hotel in Barcelona, the winners of the 14th annual International Business Awards were presented their Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards on Saturday, October 21, 2017. High-ranking representatives from more than 130 honored companies and organizations from around the world received their awards on stage.

The International Business Awards (IBAs) are the world’s only international, all-encompassing business awards program. Many organisations and individuals from all over the world are among the 2017 winners. One of the top winners this year is the Spanish PR agency Llorente & Cuenca, which won seven golds, times gold Stevie Awards, 15 silvers, and 11 bronzes. They also received a Grand Stevie Award for the Most Honored Public Relations Agency. The marketing agency Hanaroadcom from South Korea, ASDA’A Burson Marsteller from Dubai, Cisco Systems from the USA and India, the Ooredoo Group from the Maldives and PT Petrokimia Gresik from Indonesia were also honored with Grand Stevie Awards.

Resolute Forest Products

Among the winners of this year’s International Business Awards are 19 companies and individuals from Canada who have prevailed over the global competition. In total they’ll receive 40 Stevie Awards: 13 gold Stevies, 10 silvers and 17 bronzes. This high number of gold, silver and bronze Stevies is evidence of the great performance of Canadian companies and managers.

The leading winner among the Canadian companies is Toronto based insurance company RSA Canada, with one gold, two silver and six bronze Stevie Awards in various marketing categories. Another top-winner is the computer service provider RevenueWire, with one gold (Customer Service Department of the Year) and four bronze Stevie Awards.

J2 Global

Another company with multiple award winning entries is the computer software company J2 Global from Ottawa, winning one gold and two Silver Stevies in various Customer Service categories.

Resolute Forest Products from Montreal wins a gold Stevie in the category Health, Safety & Environment Program of the Year – in Canada and the U.S.A.. Manatee Holdings Ltd. from Courtenay wins with Lourdes Gant, Chief Visionary Officer, a Silver Stevie in the category Woman of the Year.

Manatee Holdings Ltd.

From Canada, J2 Global, Manatee Holdings Ltd., and Resolute Forest Products attended the IBA ceremony to receive their awards in Barcelona.

The International Business Awards are open to all organisations worldwide. Organisations and individuals are eligible to compete, and can submit entries in a wide range of categories, including management awards, company of the year awards, marketing awards, public relations awards, customer service awards, human resources awards, new product awards, IT awards, web site awards, and more.

The Stevie winners were selected from more than 3,900 nominations from more than 60 nations. More than 150 executives worldwide participated in the judging process this year to determine the Stevie winners.

“We received a record number of nominations in the IBAs this year,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. “It was great to welcome the Stevie Awards winners in Barcelona and to watch them receive their awards with pride and joy. The atmosphere was simply outstanding.”

More information about the 2017 International Business Awards and the calendar for 2018 is available at www.stevieawards.com/iba.

An overview all the winners of the International Business Awards 2017 as well as photos of the entire awards ceremony can be found at https://stevieawards.com/iba/2017-stevie-award-winners.

The International Business Awards logo and high-resolution photos of the Stevie Awards Trophies are available for download at http://stevieawards.com/iba/photos-and-logos.

The video clips of the awards ceremony and interviews with the winners can be found on the YouTube channel “TheStevies” after October 30, 2017.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: The American Business Awards, The German Stevie Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, The Stevie Awards for Great Employer, The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com and follow us on Twitter @TheStevieAwards.

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