Coming home to roost?
As 2016 passes we welcome in the Year of the Rooster. 2016 was certainly a year to remember and the reverberations of its events are being felt around the world.
As we enter 2017 with this issue, we begin with a positive bang, looking at the triumphs of 2016’s Adam Smith Awards Asia winners in what was a fantastic year of achievement and excellence. In the busy arena of corporate life, outstanding achievement can often be overlooked. Shifting business needs and an ever-changing and increasingly complex macroeconomic environment mean that once one project finishes another one (or more) begins. The time to celebrate success is short. But in a world defined by increasing demands on the treasury department and limited resources, it is important to shine a spotlight on the achievements of treasury practitioners and how they have not only managed to improve their own department, but also driven value across the entire organisation.
The Treasury Today Asia Adam Smith Awards, proudly supported by ANZ, ensures that extraordinary achievement is celebrated. Now in its third year, the Adam Smith Awards Asia has already established itself as the pre-eminent awards programme in the region and a highly sought after prize. In 2016 we received 203 nominations from companies of different sizes operating in the Asia Pacific region, ranging from multinationals to emerging local champions.
The Overall and Highly Commended Winners highlight the very best and brightest in the industry, and each solution demonstrates a high degree of strategic planning, collaboration and innovation. Our judging panel commented on the calibre of each nomination and the difficultly in selecting the winners. In their view, this is the best set of nominations they have seen to date.
Whatever this year delivers, we wish all our readers a very happy, prosperous and healthy new year and look forward to servicing the community throughout 2017.