Category Awards

Individual awards are presented to finalists who are exemplary in their fields.

Inspiring Future Leader Award

Recognises the vision, thought leadership and achievement of a leader in the private or public sector.

Entrepreneurial Award

Recognises an outstanding lateral business thinker and risk taker exhibiting entrepreneurial flair.

Committee for Brisbane

Game Changer Award

Recognises a person who has re-written the rules of business to challenge, inspire and spark significant change.

Food Innovation Award

Recognising and celebrating innovation and excellence across all categories in the food and beverage industry.

Industry Innovators Award

Recognises an individual contributing to or a company who is a leading innovator in their field and is contributing to the prosperous future of our state.

Rural and Regional Award

Recognises the individual who demonstrates influence and leadership in contributing to the prosperity of a rural or regional business and community.

Creative Thinker Award

Recognises the person who best demonstrates thinking creatively in relation to any aspect of their business or endeavours, and showing the use of innovation to progress.

First Among Equals Award

Selected by the judging panel as the finalist who embodies the 40 Under 40 as the First Among Equals.


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