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Corporate Maldives GOLD 100: 10 Things You Need to Know

Corporate Maldives launched “GOLD 100 awards” in 2016 with a vision to list the leading 100 companies of Maldives in no particular order. Corporate Maldives is the leading business and hospitality magazine of Maldives providing business, financial and industry news as well as events which are updated on a daily basis. While the 2nd edition of GOLD 100 is set to be held on the 23rd of February 2018, nominations have been opened and are ongoing strongly.

We look at some of the things that you need to know about the “Corporate Maldives GOLD 100 awards”:

1. Prestige

Kurumba Maldives awaits GOLD 100

Kurumba Maldives awaits GOLD 100

The GOLD 100 awards are one of the most prestigious awards that recognize the leading key businesses in the country. Based on the selective criteria, no company will be ranked but will be listed as one of the Top 100 companies. All 100 companies will walk out of this event as winners.

2. Categorized by Industry

Abdulla Mohamed, Managing Director of Amin Construction Pvt Ltd & Ishana Waleed, Director of Symphony Maldives

Abdulla Mohamed, Managing Director of Amin Construction Pvt Ltd & Ishana Waleed, Director of Symphony Maldives

All selected GOLD 100 companies will be categorized by their representative industry such as tourism, construction, education, finance, marine and so on. This would allow potential investors to browse through and identify the absolute top companies in that particular industry. This is also being down to ensure the diversity of GOLD 100.

3. Recognition & Appreciation

GOLD 100 Winners and Participants

GOLD 100 Winners and Participants

Corporate Maldives GOLD 100 is like no other award given in the Maldives. Corporate Maldives is proud to recognize and appreciate the hard work done by these companies in order to carry the Maldivian economy all these years. The award, as well as online and offline listing, is a sign of appreciation that is being accepted and appreciated by industry peers.

4. Selective Criteria

hief operating officer of Maldives Getaways Dr Hussein Sunny Umar with Partners of CTL Strategies

Chief operating officer of Maldives Getaways Dr Hussein Sunny Umar with Partners of CTL Strategies

On a journey to select the top 100 companies of Maldives, Corporate Maldives teamed up with CTL strategies in order to set a nomination criterion as well as to evaluate the nominations. CTL Strategies ensures the veracity of the data provided by companies and uses a third party evaluator to review the methodologies used by CTL and the application criteria ensuring transparency.

5. Endorsing Partners

Maldives Getaways & CTL Strategies announce its endorsing partners for GOLD 100 2017

Maldives Getaways & CTL Strategies announce its endorsing partners for GOLD 100 2017

The GOLD 100 initiative is being endorsed by Maldives Monetary Authority, Maldives Privatization and Corporatization board, Maldives Pension Administration Office, Capital Market Development Authority and Maldives Stock Exchange. The backing of these governing bodies in various aspects ensures the strength of GOLD 100 as an industry standard.

6. GOLD 100 Gala

GOLD 100 2016 - Inside the Ballroom of Kurumba Maldives

GOLD 100 2016 – Inside the Ballroom of Kurumba Maldives

To recognize this remarkable achievement by these companies, each year Corporate Maldives hosts a Gala event which is due to be held on the 23rd of February 2018 in Bandos Island Resort and Spa. This is the most exclusive invitation-only business networking event in the Maldives. It is expected that more than 150 top-level executives from the leading companies will attend the 2nd edition of GOLD 100.

7. Lifetime Achievement Award

Crown and Champa Resorts Chairman Champa Hussain Afeef receives GOLD 100 Lifetime Achievement Award from then Governor of MMA Dr. Azeema Adam

Crown and Champa Resorts Chairman Champa Hussain Afeef receives GOLD 100 Lifetime Achievement Award from Former Governor of MMA Dr Azeema Adam

Corporate Maldives awards 2-lifetime achievement awards every year in order to recognize visionary business leaders who have made significant contributions to the Maldivian business community as well as the overall community in general. Similarly, based on their vision, leadership, business impact, humanitarianism, inspiration and motivation; 2 individuals will be awarded the Corporate Maldives Lifetime achievement award.

8. Magazine

Ex Governor of MMA Dr. Azeema Adam and Managing Director of Maldives Getaways Mr Akhmeem Abdul Razzaq unveil the GOLD 100 Magazine 2016

ormer Governor of MMA Dr Azeema Adam and Managing Director of Maldives Getaways Mr Akhmeem Abdul Razzaq unveil the GOLD 100 Magazine 2016

Published annually, the GOLD 100 magazine lists all top 100 companies with a financial review of Maldives as well as profiles and contact details of companies arranged alphabetically and industry wise. These magazines are taken to more than 15 international trade shows across the globe and Maldivian missions and embassies worldwide to be accessed by any potential interest.

9. The Award

Mr. Ahmed Shaheer, Managing Director of State Trading Organization (STO)

Mr Ahmed Shaheer, Managing Director of State Trading Organization (STO)

Conceptualized and designed by the talented creative director of Maldives Getaways, Abdulla Nashaath, the Gold 100 award portrays a gold bar wearing a suite. Every GOLD 100 company receives this award as a token of recognition with their name and year cut out on the award. Most of the 2016 awards are displayed beautifully in trophy cabinets of these companies.

10. GOLD 100, Even bigger and better

Highlights of GOLD 100 2016

Highlights of GOLD 100 2016

Apart from being recognized as one of the leading top 100 companies of Maldives, Companies will be recognized for their efforts in various fields and aspects. Although the exact details of these accolades have yet to be revealed, awards such as HR award for exceptional staff maintenance and training and CSR award for outstanding contribution to the community are being considered.

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