About the Awards
The Winsemius Awards celebrate the strong business ties between Singapore and the Netherlands, and recognize innovative and impactful achievements. This year’s theme was Sustainable Business: Collaborate to Innovate.
The six categories for the 2019 awards were:
- Manufacturing & Supply Chain
- Services & Hospitality
- Maritime, Water & Offshore
- Small Business Rising Star
- Red-Orange Inspiration
- Best Collaborative Team
Held annually, the Winsemius Awards are named after Dutch economist Dr. Albert Winsemius, who was an important advisor to the late Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew from 1961 to 1984 and played a major role in the formulation of Singapore’s national economic development strategy.
The 5th edition
We had the honour to welcome more than 270 guests from the Dutch and Singaporean business community to the festive fifth edition of the Winsemius Awards Gala 2019, held at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Hotel on 30 May 2019.
Channel News Asia broadcasted a news item that can be viewed by clicking here. We are very proud to be featured and grateful that the strong business ties between Singapore and the Netherlands, as well as our unique collaborations and innovations, received this well-deserved attention.
We thank our guests of honour:
- Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry – Guest of Honour
- Her Excellency Mrs Margriet Vonno – Ambassador of the Netherlands to Singapore and Brunei
- Mr Hans de Boer, President of the Dutch business and employers’ organisation VNO-NCW – Special Guest from the Netherlands
Watch the summary video
We are looking forward to welcoming you again next year.