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"Celebrating Excellence & Honouring Achievers' Globally"

The Economic Development Forum's Awards aim to celebrate success, recognise achievement and highlight the innovative people and companies throughout country who are putting their region on the map by boosting the economy while making a positive contribution to the local community. We believe that the passion, determination, tireless energy and skill that goes into running a top-performing company all deserve recognition and our 25 award categories are designed to celebrate businesses from across a range of sectors. There are different Award categories in the Excellence in Economic Development Awards programme , ranging from manufacturing, auto, Health, marketing, strategy,education and innovation in technology and customer focus and services, you can decide which aspects of your business you want to get highlighted. Let the success speak from the rooftops and show your community how proud of them you are.


Business Excellence Award

This award honors the company that has continuously provided excellent customer care, and with an exemplary commitment to service. This award celebrates the very best in customer service, customer retention and customer relationship management. The award will go to a company that can demonstrate, across all its business practices, that it is truly "customer-focused".


Quality Excellence Award

The EDF Quality Award appropriate for both Private Sector and Public Sector organizations "Quality Excellence Award" is given to manufacturing company that has consistently provided exemplary customer service and has a name that stands for quality products and services. The winning company will be the best in its industry, providing outstanding and excellent services to customers. The award is open to all Indian companies that continuously strive to achieve excellence In Customer Care Service at all times


Health Excellence Award

This award honors the company or Individuals in partnership with Health India, as well as health and wellness professionals from across the country, the Health Excellence Award recognizes employers who promote, encourage, support and offer exemplary health-related policies and programs in the workplace.


Education Excellence Award

This prominent Award is conferred upon the outstanding achievers from all over the country and abroad, who has worked persistently to promote education through words and performance, an understanding of responsible citizenship and for the Benefit of Free society.


Customer Service Excellence Award

The quality of customer service is a key part of any visitor experience. Open to any tourism business that can show the business benefits from implementing a customer service initiative, the judging panel will be looking in particular at the delivery of the initiative, the customer feedback and monitoring processes used to evaluate service standards, and future plans for enhancing high standards of customer care. The "Customer Service Excellence Award" is given to company that has provided exemplary service to all its customers. Recognizing the company that offers the best customer service and sets an example of best practices in the industry, the award is open to all companies in the region


Economic Development Leadership Award

EDF recognizes a professional who has attained outstanding achievement and who has consistently supported the vision and goals of economic development of the country.


Tourism & Hospitality Excellence Award

The Tourism & Hospitality Excellence Award is a new initiative introduced by Economic Development Forum to celebrate excellence and professionalism and to encourage world-class performance in Indian tourism In an Increasingly competitive business environment. The "Tourism & Hospitality Excellence Award" recognizes a hotel (individual or chain) in the Country that has consistently provided exemplary customer service and has a brand name that stands for quality. The recipient will be the best in the region's industry, providing superb and excellent services to its guests and customers.The awards have been instituted to give recognition to the travel industry for its outstanding performances, nationally, in various tourism segments and interests and are also based on its revenue earnings, services and facilities.


Emerging company of the year Award

This Award will go to the Company/organisation that can best demonstrate a company-wide commitment to Corporate Sustainability. The jury will look for evidence of a clearly expressed and widely communicated corporate sustainability strategy with a main focus on actions launched to manage risk prevention from a commercial, environmental, governance and social development perspective above and beyond the requirements set by legislation.


Entrepreneur of the year Award

This award will be won by a truly impressive individual who has contributed to his company, industry sector and the wider community. This Award will go to the outstanding individual who can best display exceptional vision and leadership in the establishment and development of an owner-led business. The judges will look for clear identification of the market opportunity, an innovative approach and evidence of strong financial performance in terms of sales and profit growth. This award celebrates the individuals behind some of the most innovative and successful businesses in the country. Looking at the individual achievements of the entrepreneur, the results returned by their business and their unique approach to the marketplace they operate in, the judges will select finalists that best represent the entrepreneurs and business spirit of the region.


Business Leader of the Year Award

This Award is by nomination only, and will go to the outstanding individual who has best demonstrated exceptional leadership and vision. The judges will be looking for evidence of how, under the leadership of the entrant, the organisation has significantly improved performance for its stakeholders - employees, customers, suppliers and shareholders. This award will recognise the inspiring leaders who head up a successful organisation, while at the same time inspiring and empowering their staff by investing time into their people. Innovation, creativity, and determination are just some of the key traits that the judges will be looking for in these applications


Construction Excellence Award

The "Construction Excellence Award" recognizes an individual which continually exhibits excellence by delivering high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment and ongoing development in the creation of a strong organization. It will recognize his/her multidisciplinary capacity to define suitable resources as a key element of building a new strategy for sustainable corporate development.


Service Excellence Award

The " Service Excellence Award " honors the achievements of a leader within the service industry, whose innovation and direction has taken his/her organization to uncharted levels of service excellence and professionalism. It recognizes the winner's clear insight on the pulse of indian service industry and the latest global trends and related demands.


Young Woman Entrepreneur Award

The "Young Woman Excellence Award" honors the vision, flair, acumen, professionalism, and business ethics of a young woman who has established a business and led it to success. This award is a means to encourage to all young businesswomen in the Middle East in their mission to take the regional economy to new heights. This award celebrates the individuals behind some of the most innovative and successful businesses. Looking at the individual achievements of the entrepreneur, the results returned by their business and their unique approach to the marketplace they operate in, the judges will select finalists that best represent the entrepreneurs and business spirit of the region.


e-Business Portal Excellence Award

The "e-Business Portal Excellence Award" recognizes an eBusiness portal, from the country, that offers multiple online services as a "one stop shop" for customers. Vibrant, easy to use, informative, and transactional, the winning portal will serve as an example for other organizations to follow when setting up their portals.


The Company of the Year Award

Celebrates businesses that have performed outstandingly throughout the year. Recognising a firm that has stood out from the crowd, the winner of this category will have developed a strong business presence with proof of achievements including strong market share, economic turn-around and innovative approach.


SME Business of the Award

The award is conferred to companies in the region which normally employ no more than 75 full-time staff members and have a proven record of success. Recognising a business that has shown marked success over the year, this award celebrates companies that are integral to the economy.


Leader of the Year Award

This award will recognise the inspiring leaders who head up a successful organisation, while at the same time inspiring and empowering their staff by investing time into their people. Innovation, creativity, and determination are just some of the key traits that the judges will be looking for in these applications.


Export Excellence Award

This award will reward an organisation that has generated substantial and sustained increases in export activity


New Business of the Year Award

This award is open to companies in the region that have been in operation for a maximum of three years .This coveted award recognises one of the region's brightest new businesses and the contribution it will make to the county in the future.


Young CEO of the Year Award

This award is open to companies in the region that have been in operation for a maximum of three years. Startup business of the year Awards recognizing exceptional startups which are building innovative products or services, with high prospective of employment generation . The evaluation of success will not only be the financial gains but also the contribution to the social and economic development. This coveted award recognises one of the region's brightest new businesses and the contribution it will make to the county in the future.


Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award

The "Woman Entrepreneur of the Award" recognizes top performing, women professionals from business organizations in the Country . This award highlights the important role women occupy in today's economy and provides the recognition to inspire the next generation of women leaders


Rashtriya Udyog Ratan Award

This award recognizes outstanding and innovative development projects that have significantly enhanced the economic revitalization of distressed communities, states, or regions. Winners represent efforts in which larger private contributions have been added to smaller, vital public commitments citizen Leadership Award. This award recognizes a community or business leader, or an individual who is not an economic development practitioner, but who plays a key leadership role.


Bharav Gaurav Award

The companies nominated for this award will have demonstrable strengths in service excellence, business growth, innovation, technology, training and personal development. This category covers a wide range of professional services, including legal, financial, retail, hospitality and general services, to name but a few.

Pride of India Award

This Award honors distinguished global figures who have made exceptional contributions to good governance, business leadership and humanitarian causes. Presented each year as the flagship of the Forum's awards programs, it advocates excellence and inspires others to follow the lead of individuals who have made a positive impact on the lives of many.