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Ceremony of 'Quamnet Outstanding Enterprise Awards 2015' Successfully Held on 14 January 2016
In recognition of exceptional performance of 19 enterprises, the occasion attracts elites from all sectors as well as the local and Chinese media

HONG KONG, Jan 21, 2016 - (ACN Newswire) - The award presentation ceremony of Quamnet Outstanding Enterprise Awards 2015 (QOEA), organized by Quamnet, successfully took place on 14 January, 2016 at The Hong Kong Bankers Club. Representatives of the awarded enterprises received the distinction and shared their joy at the ceremony. Eminent figures from the business community, notable guests as well as the local and Chinese media gathered at this splendid rendezvous.

QOEA embraces its seventh anniversary; enterprises shine with flying colors

Committed to identifying and recognizing enterprises with exceptional performance, Quamnet has been holding the QOEA since 2009. Embracing its seventh anniversary, not only does the QOEA bestow glory upon the most prominent enterprises, but also encourages continuous improvement as well as raising the reputation of the awardees and their affiliate brands by enhancing public knowledge of their lofty visions and missions.

A total of 19 awards were presented in recognition of the achievements of enterprises covering different sectors and industries. Among them, 12 enterprises awarded last year won the awards again, including Air Canada, The Bank of East Asia Limited, Censere Group, China CITIC Bank International Limited, China Construction Bank (Asia), China Life Trustees Limited, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited, Goldenway Precious Metals Limited, Invesco Hong Kong Limited, Macquarie Capital Securities Limited, New World Development Company Limited and Vitasoy International Holdings Limited. Meanwhile, 7 enterprises were new awardees, including Kerry Logistics, MegaHub Limited, OCBC Wing Hang Credit Limited, Swiss Privilege, Transamerica Life (Bermuda) Ltd., WWPKG, and Yuexiu REIT Asset Management Limited.

Elites from all sectors gather at the unprecedented ceremony

At the ceremony, Mr. Bernard Pouliot, Chairman of Quam Financial Service Group, said: "The award recipients this year come from various sectors, indicating that Hong Kong provides an ideal environment and advantages for business operation in Asia that no other places can offer. Many of them strive to maintain good relationships with clients and external parties and contribute to the all-round development of Hong Kong by fulfilling corporate social responsibilities." Meanwhile, Mr. Richard Winter, Deputy Chairman of Quam Financial Services Group, added: "This year marks the seventh anniversary of the awards presentation, which has been serving as a driving force for continual developments. The winners distinguished themselves from numerous competitive counterparts by exemplifying diligence, dedication and most importantly, innovation." Meanwhile, Dr. Kenneth Lam, CEO and Deputy Chairman of Quam Financial Service Group, noted: "It is a great pleasure to witness the acknowledgement of many excellent companies, which testifies that Hong Kong is a place with 'crouching tigers, hidden dragons'. One needs to do well in so many aspects to be successful, and the winners have proved themselves the fittest of all."

Quamnet was honored to invite Dr. Pollyanna Y.W. Chu, Chairman of The Institute of Securities Dealers and Honorary Chairman of The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies; Dr. Simon Galpin, Director-General of InvestHK, HKSAR; Dr. Cheung Ga Lam, Honourable Treasurer of Hong Kong Small and Medium Enterprises Association; Prof. Terence Chong, Executive Director, Institute of Global Economics and Finance, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Siyuan Chair Professor, Nanjing University; Sr Hon Tony Tse Wai Chuen, BBS, Legislative Councilor of HKSAR (Architectural, Surveying and Planning); Mr. Dickie Wong, Executive Committee Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Financial Analysts and Professional Commentators Limited and Mr. Stanley Lau, SBS, MH, JP, Chairman of Hong Kong Productivity Council, as our guests of honor to witness the glorification of the outstanding enterprises.

Prof. Terence Chong said he was pleased to attend the award presentation ceremony. He added: "Hong Kong enterprises demonstrated excellent entrepreneurship, and the great efforts they paid throughout these years helped them shape a remarkable reputation." Foreseeing more challenges in 2016, Prof. Chong encouraged small and medium enterprises to improve their expertise and management models to enhance competitiveness. Meanwhile, Dr. Simon Galpin was excited to witness the acknowledgement of the awardees by the QOEA. He praised: "Hong Kong enterprises remain highly flexible and are able to seize and take advantage of every business opportunity." Dr. Galpin noted that despite the challenging environment, a lot of entrepreneurs still chose to run their business in Hong Kong, which has verified the brilliance of this city and its talents.

Mr. Stanley Lau, SBS, MH, JP, Chairman of Hong Kong Productivity Council, said the awardees are widely acknowledged for their excellence in the business community. Not only do they have remarkable performance, but also serve clients with heart and take up social responsibilities. He opined that "enterprise conscience" is the most important quality of an outstanding company. Dr. Pollyanna Y.W. Chu, Chairman of The Institute of Securities Dealers and Honorary Chairman of The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies, said she was happy to become the award presenter of the QOEA again. Although the current global economy is rather volatile, the award winners showcase the valuable attributes of a first-class enterprise. Dr. Chu added that the awarded enterprises deserve respect and recognition from the market for their professionalism and the persistence against all obstacles.

Keys to success of outstanding enterprises

MegaHub dedicates itself to innovation
Mr. Joseph Wan, Director of MegaHub Limited, said the company devoted itself to innovation, and strong faith lays the foundation of its great success. As early as 2009, MegaHub launched the smartphone trading system while most people were still doubtful about the security of such trading method. However, the company believed that the market will see a great demand for such service as smartphone trading will become a trend. Adhering to its belief and determination to reach new heights, MegaHub allocated resources to meticulous testing to prove the quality of the system. Mr. Wan said the company had spent two years on preparation before rolling out the system. MegaHub got paid off for its great effort by earning a prestigious reputation and receiving tremendous support from clients.

Goldenway adheres to fairness and impartiality
Mr. Ng Yat Fan, Manager of Goldenway Precious Metals Limited, said the company embraces challenges and puts itself in the clients' shoes, with the aim to hammer out the most user-friendly precious metals trading platform. Investors are eager to learn every step of their trading as they attach great importance to transaction transparency. Goldenway spares no effort in this regard by providing the historical tick data and quote sequence numbers. Every quote will be published in the company's website to guarantee fairness and impartiality. Mr. Ng added that the abovementioned features reflect self-discipline of Goldenway, which is the virtue that earns the trust of investors. He continued that the company has brought out various initiatives to step up the security level of its trading platform, including the self-developed "Goldenway device" which is highly praised by users.

Censere Group ensures high-quality services
Censere Group offers professional business appraisal and valuation with extensive coverage across Asia Pacific. The Group owns 15 offices throughout the US and Asia. In response to the strategy of business development, Mr. Daniel Martin, Director of Censere Group, noted: "We will grow organically instead of rushing into new markets." Mr. Martin explained that the Group attached great importance to the quality of employees. He noted that the company needed to find suitable talents to execute its valuation mission. Before expanding into a new region, the Group will conduct across-the-board research on the target destination such as cultures and business environment so as to ensure that it can provide top-class services in that area. As for now, Mr. Martin said the Group will focus on catering for the needs of existing clients amid the volatile market.

OCBC Wing Hang Credit Limited values service quality and efficiency
Hilda Ng, General Manager of OCBC Wing Hang Credit Limited, said provision of high-quality and efficient services are the first priority of a credit company. OCBC Wing Hang strives for perfection in these two aspects. The company focuses on providing professional and customized services such as "60-Day Interest-Free Payment Holiday" Balance Transfer Personal Loan and Businessman Loan. To satisfy different needs as well as aiming to provide "the fastest and most diversified" credit services, OCBC Wing Hang will continue to enhance its online credit platform to increase efficiency. Looking ahead, Ms. Ng opined that the market will see a great demand for top-graded credit services during the adjustment cycle of the property market and the retail industry. She is confident that the company will see a robust growth and have a promising prosperity.

Macquarie Capital Securities Limited expands online services
Royan Lam, Head of HK Warrants Sales and Marketing of Macquarie Capital Securities Limited, said Macquarie has been operating in Hong Kong for over 20 years. The number of underlying assets and index warrants it issued in The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited exceeds 160, topping Asia in terms of product scale, quality and quantity. Mr. Lam emphasized that the company will continue to strive for excellence. Macquarie has been expanding its online services in recent years. In addition to improving its website and developing mobile applications, the company fully utilizes social platforms such as WeChat and Facebook to make sure that its clients are able to seize the golden investment opportunities as well as obtaining the most updated market data and information. Mr. Lam said the company plans to expand its businesses overseas, and has issued warrants in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

WWPKG offers an armory of diversified tourism products
Ms. Jessica Yuen, WWPKG's Business Development Manager, noted that the company has celebrated its 36th anniversary, and has become one of the leading travel agencies in Hong Kong. The company continues to launch diversified tourism products, some of which are first-of-its-kind in the city. Having Japan tours as its best-selling products, the travel agency offers a full spectrum of services ranging from tour enrollment to hospitality services across the country. At the same time, WWPKG will provide a wide array of professional training for employees to ensure that travelers can receive top-rated services. Ms. Yuen expressed that the company is eager to develop the online market, and has been proactively setting up a brand new online platform which is expected to be launched in the first quarter of 2016. Services such as reservation of guided tours, tour packages, tickets sale and car rental will be available on the online platform.

Quamnet Outstanding Enterprise Awards 2015 (Alphabetical Listing by Award Name)

Categories / Award Recipients

1. Outstanding Airline Services 2015: Air Canada
2. Outstanding SME Service Provider (Bank) 2015: The Bank of East Asia, Limited
3. Outstanding Business Appraisal and Valuation Services 2015: Censere Group
4. Outstanding Wealth Management Bank 2015: China CITIC Bank International Limited
5. Outstanding Cross-Border Financial Services 2015: China Construction Bank (Asia)
6. Outstanding MPF Scheme 2015: China Life Trustees Limited
7. Outstanding Jewelry Retail Network 2015: Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited
8. Outstanding Precious Metals Trading Platform 2015: Goldenway Precious Metals Limited
9. Outstanding MPF Provider 2015: Invesco Hong Kong Limited
10. Outstanding Global Logistics Network 2015: Kerry Logistics
11. Outstanding Warrant Issuer 2015: Macquarie Capital Securities Limited
12. Outstanding Financial Information Provider 2015: MegaHub Limited
13. Outstanding Investor Relations 2015: New World Development Company Limited
14. Outstanding Credit Services 2015: OCBC Wing Hang Credit Limited
15. Outstanding Wealth Management Company 2015: Swiss Privilege
16. Outstanding Life Insurance Company 2015: Transamerica Life (Bermuda) Ltd.
17. Outstanding Corporate Communications and External Relations 2015: Vitasoy 18. International Holdings Limited
18. Outstanding Tourism Service Provider 2015: WWPKG
19. Outstanding Commercial Property Operating Strategies 2015: Yuexiu REIT Asset Management Limited

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Jan 21, 2016 09:00 HKT/SGT
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