International Business Awards Recognize Canadian Companies

High-achieving organizations and executives around the world have been recognized as Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie® Award winners in The 20th Annual International Business Awards®, the world’s only international, all-encompassing business awards program.

Winners were selected from more than 3,700 nominations submitted by organizations in 61 nations. A complete list of all 2023 Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners by category is available.

More than 230 executives worldwide participated on 11 juries to determine the Stevie winners.

Canadian Winners

Twenty-three Canadian organizations impressed the judges in this year’s competition.

Maersk of Montreal won seven Stevie Awards; one Gold, three Silver, and three Bronze Stevie Awards, which was more than any other Canadian organization this year. Maersk is an integrated logistics company developing solutions that meet customer needs from one end of the supply chain to the other, whether it be farm to refrigerator or factory to wardrobe. Maersk was honored with a Gold Stevie Award for Achievement in Environment, Social, and Government for their community-based environmental awareness and education programs. Maersk won Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards for Achievement in Corporate Social Responsibility and Achievement in Thought Leadership.

The second most awarded Canadian organization was Canadian Tire Corporation Limited (CT) of Toronto. All five Stevie Awards that they won were in recognition of their immersive, drive-along Christmas experience called Canadian Tire Christmas Trail (Trail). Canadian Tire Corporation is a retail company that operates in the automotive, hardware, sports, leisure, and housewares sectors. They were awarded two Gold Stevie Awards and one Silver Stevie Award in the Event Category, Brand & Experiences- Brand Activation. They won one Gold Stevie Award for Brand & Experiences- Interactive Outdoor Event, and one Silver Stevie Award in the Specialty Marketing Campaign Category for Brand Experience of the Year- Consumer.

Other Stevie Award winners in Canada include Avenue (Barrie, Ontario), Bell Canada, Bruce Power (Tiverton, Ontario), Cision (Chicago IL), ContactPoint360 (Toronto), Cree-Con Construction Inc (Edmonton, Alberta), Dr. Phone Fix, Geotab Inc. (Oakville, Ontario), J & M Group Inc. (Mississauga, Ontario), MONLOVE, OTTO Motors, (Kitchener, Ontario), PUSH Media Inc (Toronto, Ontario), Q4, Inc. (Toronto), Resolute Forest Products (Montreal), TELUS Smart Security & Automation (Vancouver), The Biz Dojo Inc., The City of Calgary (Alberta), Vendasta, Versapay (Toronto), and Winnipeg Ultra Vac Furnace & Duct Cleaning Ltd (Winnipeg).

All organizations worldwide are eligible to compete in the IBAs, and may submit nominations in a wide range of categories for achievement in management, marketing, public relations, customer service, human resources, new products and services, technology, websites, apps, events, and more.

The awards will be presented during a gala event in Rome, Italy on October 13, 2023.

About the Stevie® Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations 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.

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