Returning Judges in Best in Biz Awards 2013 EMEA Announced

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Confirmed judges returning from last year’s judging panel include 11 writers from top-tier newspapers, business and technology publications, and broadcast outlets from seven countries

Best in Biz Awards, the only international business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts, is pleased to announce the names of its returning judges in the 2013 EMEA awards program. These judges, all of whom participated in the judging of entries in last year’s inaugural EMEA program, include writers and other contributors from top-tier newspapers, business and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets from seven countries, including Germany, Ireland, South Africa, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Brazil. Combined, the 11 judges returning to this year’s panel have more than 200 years of experience, writing for a total of more than 90 consumer, business, financial, trade and technology publications worldwide.

The judges returning to the Best in Biz Awards 2013 EMEA judging panel from last year’s set of judges are:

ARD (Germany), Dominique Lars Ziesemer
Branders (Switzerland), Olivia El Sayed
Business Breakfast, Dubai Eye 103.8 (UAE), Brandy Scott
IAA Magazine (UAE), Manjula Ramakrishnan
Irish Independent (Ireland), Martina Devlin
IT Web (South Africa), Kathryn McConnachie
Khaleej Times (UAE), Issac John
Micro Mart (UK), Kevin Pocock (UAE), Meraj Syed
PC Format (UK), Catherine Hackforth
Xbox Plus (Brazil), Marcos A.T. Silva

More information on the 2013 EMEA judges, including short biographies of all judges, can be found on the Best in Biz Awards EMEA website at: The complete panel of judges for this year’s program, which is set to include many exciting new additions, will be announced in January.

Entries in Best in Biz Awards 2013 EMEA are currently being accepted until the regular entry deadline on December 21, 2012, and then through the late entry deadline on January 18, 2013. The EMEA program is open to all companies based in or operating in Europe, Middle East and Africa. The awards program spans 55 categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Best Place to Work, Support Department of the Year, Executive of the Year, Enterprise Product of the Year and Best New Product of the Year. New categories this year include: Most Innovative Product of the Year, Best New Version of the Year, Product Line of the Year and Founder/Entrepreneur of the Year. Judging in Best in Biz Awards 2013 EMEA will take place in February 2013, with the judges’ scores combined and averaged to determine winners for each category. Winners will be announced in March 2013.

About Best in Biz Awards
Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in three separate programs: the U.S. and Canada, EMEA, and International. Entries for Best in Biz Awards 2013 EMEA are being accepted from all companies based in or operating in Europe, Middle East and Africa until January 18, 2013. Any organization from any industry boasting demonstrated success in the awards program’s region can enter any of the more than 50 company, department or team, executive and product categories. For more information about the submission process and categories in the EMEA program, visit:

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