The World Confederation of Businesses (WORLDCOB) was founded on September 9, 2004, in Houston, Texas, in the United States of America. WORLDCOB has a governing body consisting of the chairman, vice chairman, and the board of directors, made up of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals of different nationalities, all with experience in business consultancy and advisory. The main offices are set up in Houston and Lima, Peru.
WORLDCOB is the awarding body of the Bizz Awards, founded in 2005. The Bizz Awards ceremony was hosted in Houston in 2005, New York City in 2006, Punta Cana in 2007, Panama City in 2008, Cuzco, Peru in 2009, Houston again in 2010, Rome in 2011, and in the Bahamas in 2012, as well as in Dubai, Los Cabos, and Paris in 2013, Abu Dhabi, Hawaii, Venice in 2014, Muscat, Las Vegas, Athens in 2015, Marrakesh, Washington D.C., and Monte Carlo in 2016, Dubai, St. Thomas, and Bucharest in 2017, Hong Kong, Miami Beach and Prague in 2018.
The award takes place in three different cities each year, one for Europe, one for America, and one for the region of Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Until 2006, the award ceremony accompanied a business fair, where organization members presented their businesses. The organization has also developed WORLDCOB-CSR.2011.03 STANDARD CERTIFICATION, an International Standard which is validated by the British Standard Institute.
The Bizz Awards- recognizes Business Excellence in small, medium, and large companies from all parts of the globe. In previous editions, many large companies from the Middle East were competing for the reward, and back in 2014, it was won by Dubai Duty-Free. To watch the interview featuring Sinead Al Sibai, Dubai Duty-Free Vice President, please click here. The award ceremony was organized at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. Prior to that, the reward ceremony was organized in Doha, Qatar in 2012, and was reported by Arab News, which you can read here.
Currently, WORLDCOB has more than 3500 members worldwide from more than 130 countries.
The selection process is broad where companies can be selected or can apply based on achievements. After the selection process, there are two phases that follow. The first phase consists of the submission of the most successful projects, business development, and organization, as well as the submission of direct contact with local authorities who can confirm the validity of achievements. The second phase presents a thorough interview with WORLDCOB representatives where they examine the company’s portfolio and ask the most important questions in regard to operations and conduct of business. We would like to thank Dubai Police and the University of Birmingham, for giving amazing feedback and helping us win this prestigious reward.
This year ceremonies are scheduled to happen at Astana Kazakhstan end of May, at Lisbon Portugal in August, and at Anaheim California, USA. To read more about these events please click here. HERC team considered participating in an award ceremony at Astana but due to our busy schedule, we will be sharing our success here! We are proud to be the winners of The Bizz 2023 Award of Business Excellence!
We would like to thank all our collaborators, and partners and especially to mention our amazing team at HERC, which works tirelessly to make amazing things happen.