QNET has won big at the 2020 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, bagging a prestigious Bronze Stevie® Award for our QNET-Manchester City Football Club partnership. We have won a bronze award at the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards in recognition of our innovation and our performance-driven partnership, beating out more than 1000 nominees hailing from the Asia-Pacific region. The award means that we are now part of the elite Stevie® Awards Winners’ Circle, sharing the space with other business stalwarts such as IBM, Cisco Systems, PCCW Solutions, JCDecaux, Flipkart, and L’Oréal.
Nicknamed the Stevies, derived from the Greek word for “crowned,” QNET were named the winner of the Bronze Stevie in the Innovation in Sponsorships category, and will be celebrated during a virtual (online) awards ceremony in September. The Stevie Awards are widely considered to be the world’s premier business awards, conferring recognition for achievement in programs such as The International Business Awards® for 18 years. The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are the only business awards program to recognize innovation in the workplace in all 29 nations of the Asia-Pacific region.
Speaking on behalf of the company, QNET CEO Malou Caluza said, “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.”
“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.
“We are delighted that the seventh edition of the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards attracted so many impressive nominations. This year’s winning nominations are a testament to the resiliency and innovation of organisations 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 this year, we look forward to celebrating many of this year’s winners during our virtual awards ceremony on 22 September,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher.
The Bronze Stevie® Award is a testament to our dedication to our partnerships and IRs, and most importantly to our values of teamwork, commitment, focus and loyalty. To be recognised for our partnership with Manchester City Football Club, whom we lovingly call QNETCity, is an honour. We are proud of our partnership and look forward to continuing to make a difference through our many RYTHM inspired projects.