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    Business Excellence Forum & Awards - Gold Coast

    Gold Coast, Australia


    ""Standing on the Shoulders of Giants"" the theme for 2017’s premier annual event for entrepreneurs in the Asia Pacific region.

    One of FIVE international events delivered globally, the 2017 Asia/Pacific Business Excellence Forum inspires business owners to ask more of their business and themselves and importantly provide the answers to deliver real results.

    Connect with hundreds of fellow business owners from around the Asia Pacific region and share the experiences of global achievers that have become household names in their fields.

    Two massive days that will leave you inspired, renewed, connected and armed to drive your business to new heights.

    Whatever you do, don’t miss this exclusive event.  Tickets are limited and will sell out fast, Register TODAY.

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    Sunday 5th February 2017

    4:00pm - VIP/Past Winners & Finalists Session with Brad
    6:30pm - Welcome Drinks

    Monday 6th February 2017

    8:30am - Welcome
    8:45am - Leanne Faulkner
    10:15am - Morning Break
    10:45am – Ita Buttrose
    12:15pm – Lunch
    1:15pm – Paul Dunn
    2:45pm – Afternoon Break
    3:00pm – Brad Sugars
    4:30pm – Day 1 Close
    6:30pm – Pre-Dinner Drinks
    7:15pm – 2017 Awards Dinner

    Tuesday 7th February 2017

    8:30am – Learnings Recap
    8:45am – Matthew Michalewicz
    10:15am – Morning Break
    10:30am – John Cantwell
    12:00pm – Lunch
    1:00pm – ActionCOACHes Round Tables
    2:00pm – Richard Maloney
    3:15pm – Afternoon Break
    3:30pm – Brad Sugars
    4:55pm – Day 2 Close


    General Public Forum and Awards - AUD 895

    Includes the Business Excellence Forum (Lunch, Morning Tea and Afternoon Tea included) & Awards Dinner (formal wear preferred).

    Social Package - AUD 300

    Includes the Business Excellence Awards Dinner (formal wear preferred) and Welcome Drinks.

    Kids Package - AUD 100

    Includes the Business Excellence Awards Dinner only (11 years and younger).

    GST of 10% will be charged at Checkout for all Australian Registered Businesses and Residents

    Submission Deadline December 9, 2016
    Download complete awards timeline here.

    This prestigious Business Excellence Awards Ceremony honours the accomplishments, achievements, value and contributions of small businesses and their owners worldwide… “the best of the best” in pro-growth small business practices and outstanding entrepreneurial results in an exciting setting of innovation, networking, education and incredible results.

    Award Categories

    • Best Overall Company
    • CEO of the Year
    • Entrepreneur of the Year
    • Young Entrepreneur of the Year (35 and younger)
    • Best Service Based under 10 Employees
    • Best Service Based over 10 Employees
    • Best Retailer under 10 employees
    • Best Retailer 10 plus employees
    • Best Company Culture
    • Best Customer Service
    • Best E-Commerce / Online Business
    • Best Community Impact
    • Best Non-Profit
    • Best Import/Export
    • Best Manufacturer/Wholesaler
    • Best Marketing Campaign
    • Most Innovative Company
    • Fastest Growing

    Download 2017 sample BEFA award questionnaire here.

    Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa

    The award-winning Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa is the 2017 Business Excellence Forum venue. The Resort couples quiet luxury with spacious accommodation and intuitive service, providing an unforgettable hotel experience for guests here on the Gold Coast. Tucked amidst sparkling lagoons, white sandy beaches, and cascading waterfalls, our 304 room fully integrated resort offers amenities to please the entire family - from quiet pool zones and unique aquatic experiences to bike rentals and a Kid's Club. Our immaculately appointed hotel accommodation offers floor-to-ceiling windows, marble bathrooms, and pillow top mattresses. Step out onto your balcony and revel in the beauty of your Gold Coast surroundings. Treat yourself to superb cuisine at Misono, Citrique, or Chapter & Verse bar and lounge, or book a day of pampering at Ruby Spa”.

    The Business Excellence Forum has negotiated Corporate Rates with Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa for your accommodation requirements. Click here to book

    Book your group rate for The Business Excellence Forum and Awards 2017


Business Excellence Forum & Awards – Americas

When: March 4 – 5, 2015

Where: The Westin Lake Las Vegas

            Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. 

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Business Excellence Forum & Awards – Asia Pacific / Gold Coast

When: 11-12 March, 2015

Where: QT Gold Coast Hotel

            Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Business Excellence Forum & Awards – E.M.E.A

When: 23-24 April, 2015

Where: The Tróia Design Hotel & Conference Centre

            Grândola, Portugal

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Register for INDO Business Excellence Forums & Awards

Jakarta, Indonesia (7-8 May 2015

Business Excellence Forum & Awards – South Africa

When: November 5 – 6, 2015

Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel

             Johannesburg, South Africa

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