CONSTANTINUS INTERNATIONAL AWARD – Canada wins three times
This year the international CONSTANTINUS Award ceremony was hosted in Milan, Italy, where, for the eighth time, worldwide exemplary projects were honored.
Milan/Italy – The world’s best IT and consulting projects earned the CONSTANTINUS International Award during the Congress of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI) that was held in Milan, Italy. For the eighth time, consultants from all over the world were invited to present projects with exceptional customer benefits.
The international award honors excellence in consulting
“The main goal that led to establishing this award was to draw attention to the consulting sector as well as exceptional individual consulting projects on an international level,” explains Alfred Harl, chairman of CONSTANTINUS International. “I am happy to see extraordinary projects from all over the world for the eighth time. The CONSTANTINUS International Award gives nominees a platform for international cooperation in their sector. This award also strengthens consultant-client relations by celebrating joint successes and increasing the international visibility for their projects.”
Although this award is still quite new, CONSTANTINUS International has already advanced to become a highly regarded award for remarkable consulting projects. “The CONSTANTINUS International Award stands for the economic strength and significance of the sector,” concludes Alfred Harl. Regarding this years host country, Alfred Harl notes: “The fact that we were able to present the CONSTANTINUS International Award in Italy this year, confirms the international importance of this award. Two years ago, we awarded the prize in the Canada, last year in Kazakhstan, and this year in Italy. In this way, we have been able to span the globe with our venues in recent years which reflects the fact that the projects submitted come from all over the world as well.”
Once gold and twice silver – Canadian projects in the fast lane
This year’s, a total of 22 projects from eight different countries were submitted. Based on these proposals, an international panel determined the nominated projects and subsequently the country champions and the medal winners. When it comes to this year’s winners, the most successful projects are from Canada – the host of CONSTANTINUS International in 2016. “This represents CONSTANTINUS’s gain in popularity worldwide”, says Alfred Harl.
This year’s, the gold medal went to the national champion BDC Advisory Services for their project “Voices.com’s Growth Journey”, which is a growth data base for international speakers. BDC focused on three key areas to improve the company’s trajectory of growth in order to make it more attractive for investors. These areas are profitability, leadership and financing.
This year’s first silver medal went to the social project Clearthink Group, which supported domestic companies and communities after the Horse River Wildfire with their “Back to Business Coaching Program”.
The second silver medal went to TDV Global Inc. The focus was to address specific capacity weaknesses regarding sanitary and phytosanitary measures a well as food safety in Peru – this was also supported by the government of Peru.
Participant: BDC Advisory Services / Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Project: “Voices.com’s Growth Journey”
Participant: Pierre Cormier, Cheryl Lockhart, Keleigh Cormier (Clearthink Group)
Client: Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Economic Development Branch, Fort McMurray, Alberta; Canada
Project: Horse River Wildfire Disaster - Back to Business Coaching Program - Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta, Canada
Participant: TDV Global Inc.
Client: Peru Permanent Committee for Food Safety (COMPIAL)
Project: Canada Americas Trade Related Technical Assistance (CATRTA) Program – Peru Food Safety Capacity Building
Host Jan Willem Kradolfer, Chairmen Constantinus International Alfred Harl, ICMCI Executive Director Reema Nasser, Gold Winner Glenn T. Yonemitsu, President of ICMCI Dwight Mihalicz and Chair APCO Cesara Pasini (from left to right)
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