Exceptional Magazine : 2014 Exceptional Magazine
1 Hello Cover photography: supplied by SEEK This issue of Exceptional is testament to Australia's amazing entrepreneurial talent. Again, in 2013 our Entrepreneur Of The Year participants were outstanding. Despite unpredictable market conditions across the globe, their intrinsic belief in themselves, their ideas and making the world a better place has seen them create innovative and successful businesses. These entrepreneurs create wealth, opportunity, a feeling of national pride and, most importantly, jobs. Celebrating entrepreneurs like our 2013 Australian EY Entrepreneur Of The YearTM, Andrew Bassat, is what our program is all about: recognising those people who have the courage to pursue their dreams and the determination to see them come true. In June 2014, Andrew will travel to Monte Carlo to compete for the title of World Entrepreneur Of The Year. We wish him all the very best as he competes with the world's top entrepreneurial talent in this prestigious competition. Participating in Entrepreneur Of The Year is about more than winning awards. The connections made through the program are often the most valued beneft for our entrepreneurs. Our 1,200-strong alumni are a powerful network and we encourage all our participants to keep in touch through our regular communications and events in each region. In addition, the global nature of the Entrepreneur Of The Year program really sets it apart from other awards, offering our Australian fnalists the opportunity to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs from more than 60 countries. I hope you will enjoy reading this edition of Exceptional, in which we profle our 2013 winners and share insights into their entrepreneurial journey. EY is proud to have founded Entrepreneur Of The Year. As we move into our 14th year of the program in Australia, we look forward to discovering and celebrating more of our nation's great entrepreneurial talent. Here's to a great 2014. Bryan Zekulich Oceania Entrepreneur Of The Year Leader Rob McLeod Oceania CEO and Managing Partner Key contacts Australia Bryan Zekulich, Oceania Entrepreneur Of The Year Leader, Sydney Tel: +61 2 9248 5833 Bert Bardoel, Sydney Tel: +61 2 9248 5833 Desley Grundy, Brisbane Tel: +61 7 3011 3270 James Joughin, Melbourne Tel: +61 3 9288 8663 Peter McIver, Perth Tel: +61 8 9429 2239 David Sanders, Adelaide Tel: +61 8 8417 1770 Todd Willis, Canberra Tel: +61 2 6267 3876 Asia-Pacifc Jon Hooper, New Zealand Tel: +64 9 375 2670 Hari Pirwantono, Indonesia Tel: +62 21 5289 5444 Ringo Choi, China Tel: +86 755 2502 8298 Max Loh, Singapore Tel: +65 6309 8828 Philip Rao, Malaysia Tel: +603 2087 4038 Ernest Yoong, Vietnam Tel: +84 8 3824 5252 Antonette Tionko, Philippines Tel: +632 894 8178 Ian Wang, Taiwan Tel: +886 2 2720 4000 Jaejin Jeon, Korea Tel: +82 2 3787 6316 Magazine contacts Angela Plaisted, Editor Alison Glynn-Baker, Writer Tabitha King and Mauricio Maldonado, Art Direction For further information about Exceptional magazine please contact Angela Plaisted, Marketing Manager, Entrepreneur Of The Year at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: +61 2 8295 6357.
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