SOURCE: The Stevie Awards

February 27, 2008 09:00 ET

Fifth Annual International Business Awards(SM) Seeking the Best in Business Worldwide

Awards to Be Presented in Ireland in September; Entries Accepted in Multiple Languages

FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwire - February 27, 2008) - Seeking the best in business worldwide, the Fifth Annual International Business Awards marked the launch of its call for entries today with new categories and plans to host a gala celebration in Dublin, Ireland on 8 September.

Hailed as "the business world's own Oscars" (New York Post, 27 April, 2005), The International Business Awards are the only global, independent awards program honoring great performances in business.

Entry details for The 5th Annual IBAs may be had at www.stevieawards.com/iba. The 2008 awards will honor achievements since 1 January, 2007. The entry deadline is 9 May. Late entries will be accepted through 6 June. Results will be announced in late June.

All organizations worldwide may participate in the IBAs -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. Entries may be submitted in languages including Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish.

In a nod to the world's focus on "green," the 2008 IBAs will present International Stevie® Award trophies in a new Best Environmental Responsibility Program category to organizations showing good stewardship of environmental resources.

Entries may be submitted in more than 40 categories ranging from Best Multinational Company and Best Executive to Best Management Team and Best New Product. Multiple awards based on geography will now be conferred in several of the most popular categories. For a list of categories visit: http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/iba/awards/171_695_3021.cfm.

The 4th Annual International Business Awards were presented last September at a banquet in Munich, Germany to a diverse range of organizations from 25 countries.

Global Sponsor of The 2008 International Business Awards is Dow Jones. Supporting Sponsor is BT Conferencing. National Sponsors include the Korean Business Communicators Association and the Public Relations Society of India. Media Sponsors include CorpComms magazine and Berlin's JazzRadio 101.9. Localization Partner for the 2008 IBAs is Lionbridge.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

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