The event is aimed at honouring Asian individuals, organizations, and countries which have outstanding achievements in many fields including arts, literature, culture, industry, personalities, lifestyle, innovation, and sports in the hope of encouraging more accomplishments in the future.
The event attracted the participation of about 900 invited guests who are chief executive officers, business owners and diplomats from more than 20 Asian countries.
Addressing the ceremony, Minister in the Malaysian Prime Minister’s Department Wee Ka Siong stressed that it is necessary to highlight excellent performances of individuals and organizations in Asia to encourage them to gain greater achievements in all fields.
Vietnamese pop singer My Tam received the "Asia's Music Legend" award at the event.
Maldives was honoured as Asia’s Best Island Nation Destination, the Philippines was titled the Fastest Economic Growth Nation, Singapore, Asia’s Most Inspiring Platform for Business Talents, Uzbekistan, Asia’s Best Nation in Argo-Industry Development, Thailand, Asia’s Most Attractive Medical Tourism Destination, and Malaysia, Asia’s Leading Corporate Social Responsibility Nation.