Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 - the Stevie Awards
Business Awards Program to Celebrate Excellence Worldwide at Istanbul Ceremony

Marketwire -- FAIRFAX, VA Organizations and individuals from 28 nations, including first-time winners Israel, Kenya, and the Philippines, have been announced as Stevie® Award winners in the Seventh Annual International Business Awards, the world's only international, all-encompassing business awards program.

Nicknamed the Stevies from the Greek word "crowned," the awards will be presented at a gala banquet ceremony on Monday, September 27 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey. Tickets for the banquet are on sale now at www.stevieawards.com/iba

Winning 32 Stevie Awards this year, organizations and individuals in the United States made the best showing. South Korea, last year's big winner, came in second with 22 Stevies. Host nation Turkey earned 13 Stevies, while the United Kingdom won 12. Canada and the United Arab Emirates follow with six and five, respectively.

Some notable winners include:

Multinational Company of the Year in Europe: BASF

Executive of the Year in Asia (China, Japan or Korea): J.T. Wang, Chairman and CEO, Acer Incorporated

CSR Program of the Year in the Middle East and Africa: Mercedes-Benz South Africa

Most Innovative Company of the Year in North America: Equipois Inc.

A complete list of all 2010 International Business Awards honorees is available at www.stevieawards.com/iba

Honorees were selected from more than 1,700 entries received from organizations and individuals in more than 40 nations.

All organizations worldwide are eligible to compete in The International Business Awards, and can nominate in any of more than 40 categories including Best New Product or Service of the Year, Single-Market Company of the Year, Environmental Responsibility Program of the Year, and Marketing Campaign of the Year. The IBAs also feature a media section with many categories honoring advertising campaigns, web sites, videos, and corporate literature such as annual reports.

Members of the awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs selected the Stevie Award winners during final judging last month, which was preceded by two months of preliminary judging by business professionals worldwide.

For high-resolution photos of the Stevie Award or International Business Awards logo, visit http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/iba/press/172_701_3120.cfm Other information and resources for press are available at http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/iba/press/172_701_3121.cfm

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Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. 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 http://www.stevieawards.com/, and follow the Stevie Awards on Twitter @TheStevieAwards.

Premier Sponsor of The 2010 International Business Awards is Infogroup. National Sponsors include the Korea Business Communicators Association and the Public Relations Society of India. Supporting sponsor is McCann PR Romania. Localization Partner for the 2010 IBAs is Lionbridge.
Nicole Amato, Mediashop PR
P: +1 212-867-8778 x226
W: www.stevieawards.com

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