MARCH

2018

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2018 Top500 Sponsors

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AWARDS SELECTION PROCESS

 

 

FROM THE PAGE TO THE STAGE

How South Africa’s companies become Top 500 Awards Finalists

 

Companies do not enter the Top 500 Awards – they qualify.

  • As with the publication they are borne out of, The Top 500 Awards designates qualifiers through a process of research and accreditation.
  • Every year, our full-time team of researchers measures around 10 000 companies against strict performance criteria, drawn up in conjunction with the Development Policy Research Unit at the University of Cape Town.
  • The results lead to Top 500 – South Africa’s Best Managed Companies; our respected annual publication showcasing SA’s top five companies across 100 sectors.
  • These 500 companies don’t have to do anything to qualify, except exhibit integrated performance notable enough to satisfy our research criteria.

 

So where do the Awards come in?

To take the best of the publication’s companies from the page to the stage, our research team takes the number one companies in each of the publication’s 100 sectors, measures them against a second round of even tougher points-based criteria, and settles on 60+ Finalists – who are then personally contacted, congratulated and invited to contest the awards at the annual Top 500 Awards ceremony.

Any South African company has a chance of going from being one of 10 000 companies researched for the publication, to becoming one of our esteemed Awards Finalists – if you’re a champion in your sector.

Watch your mailbox. Watch your phone. We will be in touch if you are a Top 500 Finalist!

The Top 500 honours South Africa’s business elite

Why align your brand with the Top 500?

  • The Awards will bring together hundreds of blue-chip company CEOs, government officials, academic thought leaders and foreign investors under one roof, providing an unparalleled networking opportunity.
  • Top 500 is entrenched in the media landscape, meaning extensive brand exposure for your company, via both internal and external channels; before, during and after the Awards ceremony.
  • Multiple B2B touchpoints include a high engagement website that recorded nearly 400 000 pageviews from January to October 2016 and almost 25% return visitors (Google Analytics).
  • Strategically timed just into the new financial year, the Top 500 Awards will ensure your company top-of-mind awareness amongst other key decision makers driving South Africa’s economy.

What are the sponsorship opportunites?

  • Become the event’s sole Platinum Sponsor, securing co-ownership of the Awards, access to the full delegates database, a headline speaking slot, significant influence in the Awards’ planning, extensive brand exposure and a host of VIP advantages.
  • Become the event’s sole Gold Sponsor, securing a high-profile speaking slot, extensive brand exposure and a host of VIP advantages.
  • Position your company as a thought leader by become an Award Category Sponsor, sharing the stage with the winner of your sponsored Award;
  • Sponsor a branded VIP table upfront – or select a standard table for the Awards.

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What are the Top 500 Awards?

Every year, Top 500 – South Africa’s Best Managed Companies profiles the top five companies in 100 business sectors. Together making up the economy’s lauded “Top 500”, these heavyweight companies have an annual combined turnover of over R3,5 trillion and comprise the vanguard of corporate South Africa.
Now, for the first time,qualifying leading companies in Top 500’s 100 business sectors will step out of its pages and vie for grand honours at the inaugural Top 500 Awards, to be held in Johannesburg on 7 March 2017. In the build-up to the final, flagship award on the night, the question on everyone’s lips will be …

Who will be crowned South Africa’s Best Managed Company?

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