MANILA, Philippines — SM Supermalls won 45 out of the 104 Asia Pacific Stevie Awards (Stevies) bagged by Philippine companies, and out of over 900 nominations for innovative achievements in the entire Asia Pacific region this year.

SM also bested its own record and won more than twice its 21 Stevies in 2018.

“We are thankful and truly elated by these validations of our hard work, dedication and passion to offer family fun experiences for our valued customers," SM Supermalls COO Steven Tan said.

"We strive to do this through constant innovation and offering nothing but the best for SM shoppers, from their online engagement experience—including the website, apps and social media pages—to the exciting and entertaining events in SM malls nationwide,” Tan said.

The prestigious Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards recognizes Gold, Silver and Bronze categories.

SM garnered two Gold Awards for the entertainment Apps and Corporate Websites categories, namely the #AweSM Logo Hunt Mobile App (in partnership with 3rd party developer—Boomtech) and #SMoments in a Click: How Customer Centricity Gave a Rebirth to the SM Supermalls Corporate Website.

The company also nabbed 23 Silver Awards and 20 Bronze Awards. Among them, various SM malls—from Quezon City to Baguio to Bulacan—clinched awards for their numerous innovative and entertaining events for shoppers.

Eighteen SM mall events won in the Innovation in entertainment Event category, eight SM mall events won Innovation in Consumer Events, seven SM mall events won Innovation in the Use of Events, and two SM mall events won Innovation in Branded entertainment, among others.

The Stevies, previously known as The American Business Awards and then The International Business Awards, is the only business awards program that recognizes innovation in the workplace in all 22 nations of the Asia-Pacific region.

It is widely considered as the world's premier business awards that confer recognition for outstanding programs, such as The International Business Awards which is already on its 16th year.

The focus of all categories in the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards is now on innovation: innovation in all its forms, in every aspect of work life and achievement.


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