SINGAPORE. F&B concept Curry Times and regional confectionery retailer Choc Spot were crowned as Top Outstanding Brands at the recent 2017 CEO Asia Conference & Awards, organised by thought leadership platform Influential Brands.

The fifth CEO Asia Conference & Awards took place on 7 November at the Capitol Theatre in Singapore and recognised some of Asia’s captains of industry across 50 industries, including property, banks, airlines, automobile, F&B, healthcare, retail, technology, FMCG and communication.

Sweet success: FNA Group Director of Retail & Sales Pamela Loo receives the Outstanding Brand award on behalf of Choc Spot from Singapore Member of Parliament and Guest-of-Honour Mr Teo Ser Luck

More than 400 influential Asian C-suite executives from over 100 leading companies across the region attended the event. This year’s theme was ‘The Future of Business in Asia’.

Choc Spot, operated by leading confectionery travel retailer Focus Network Agencies, has 13 stores across Singapore.

The Choc Spot outlet at West Gate Mall, Singapore is one of 13 across the island

Old Chang Kee-operated Curry Times, a favourite for home-style curries, received its accolade in the Local Cuisine category in view of its growth at both Changi Airport and downtown Singapore.

The Outstanding Brands awards segment identifies, features and celebrates growing brands that sparkle and have shown resilience and growth in changing times.

Old Chang Kee Group Group Financial Officer Mr Song Yeow Chung collects the Outstanding Brand award on behalf of Curry Times

The Curry Times location at Changi Airport Terminal 3 opened in 2014

Singapore Productivity Centre is the official productivity partner of Outstanding Brands awards. Other partners include knowledge partner Deloitte Singapore, education partner SIM and official car Rolls – Royce Motor Cars.

Deloitte Southeast Asia and Singapore CEO Philip Yuen said: “We are pleased to be a knowledge partner at this year’s CEO Asia Conference to share our insights on business transformation. The role of the CEO exists at the intersection of the external environment and the internal organisation. In today’s disruptive marketplace, it is not possible for CEOs to shield their organisations from ambiguity.”

In related news, former Shilla Travel Retail International Business Development Director Jorge Rodriguez recently joined Influential Brands as Managing Director.