QNET has been the official direct selling partner of the Manchester City Football Club since 2014 and renewed its partnership in 2019 for an additional five years. As part of the ongoing sponsorship, QNET has organized football coaching clinics in South East Asia for young children, incentive trips for its customers to Etihad Stadium and provided football kits to schools in need. One of the most impactful programmes included sending a number of talented kids from low income families in 12 countries to Manchester for two weeks for a football camp and English language coaching. In 2019, 20 kids from Indonesia, Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Thailand and Singapore were selected for this programme.
"For us, this award represents a recognition of the hard work put in by both teams to stay on top of their games. QNET is very proud of our ongoing relationship with Manchester City Football Club. Our aim through this sponsorship is not just to take our brand global, but to also make an impact in the communities where we do business. And this sponsorship has allowed us to do just that," said Ms Malou Caluza, CEO, QNET.
"QNET is one of Manchester City's longest standing partners and our relationship with them has strengthened year on year. Through this partnership QNET has produced many exciting activations that have benefited both City fans and QNET's global sales network, as well as having a positive impact on the communities in which we operate, and it's fantastic to see that this great work has been recognised with this award," Said Stephan Cieplik, VP. Director of Partnerships APAC, City Football Group.
More than 1,000 nominations from organizations across the Asia-Pacific region were considered this year in categories such as Award for Excellence in Innovation in Products & Services, Award for Innovative Management, and Award for Innovation in Corporate Websites, among many others. Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 100 executives around the world acting as judges in May and June.
"We are delighted that the seventh edition of the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards attracted so many impressive nominations," said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher. "This year's winning nominations are testament to the resiliency and innovation of organizations in the region, many of which continue to succeed despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although we are disappointed that we cannot stage the in-person awards banquet we had planned for Hanoi, Vietnam this year, we look forward to celebrating many of this year's winners during our virtual awards ceremony on 22 September."
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned," the winners will be celebrated during a virtual (online) awards ceremony on Tuesday, 22 September.
Details about the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards and the 22 September awards ceremony, and the list of Stevie Award winners, are available at http://Asia.Stevieawards.com.