Winners Celebrated at Gala Banquet on 14 October in Barcelona, Spain

For the first time ever, Malta-based NetRefer was named the winner of two Stevie® Awards in the Internet and Media categories in The 10th Annual International Business Awards today.

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2013 IBAs received entries from more than 50 nations and territories.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the W Hotel in Barcelona, Spain on 14 October.

More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.

Julian Buhagiar, NetRefer’s Malta CEO said: “This is an unprecedented achievement as we have won two coveted awards from the IBA, and we are humbled to receive such an accolade outside of our traditional gaming and financial markets. This is a validation of our growth success as we embark on new clients and territories in the global Performance Marketing industry. It is also a distinguishing achievement to our team’s enthusiasm and dedication to deliver a world leading solution supported by personalized and professional services to our ever-increasing client base.”

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 250 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.

“The 2013 International Business Awards are noteworthy for featuring the best collection of entries we have ever received,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.  “The judges have been unanimous in their comments about the quality of achievements, and the expertise with which they were portrayed, in the nominations we received this year.  We extend our most heartfelt congratulations to all of this year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners.”

NetRefer thanks its global client base for their endless support, feedback and loyalty, which have contributed to earn these two awards.

About NetRefer

NetRefer is the leading provider of affiliate and performance marketing software. It powers gaming and financial’s most successful and high volume affiliate programs by providing a single centralised complete solution. It is capable of handling the whole affiliate marketing life cycle from the affiliate signup and CRM, media serving, accurate and reliable performance-based advertising tracking, customer reporting, finance & rewards management up to automated payments back to affiliates. Founded in 2005, and winner of the EGR ‘Best Affiliate Software’ and EMF ‘E-Seal of Excellence’ Awards, NetRefer has steadily grown year on year to establish itself as the market leader in its field and has become widely recognised as the provider of the most complete and trusted affiliate marketing software in industries such as iGaming, Forex, Finance and Option Trading verticals. Learn more about NetRefer at

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in five programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at


For the first time ever, NetRefer has been nominated in 2 distinct categories for the eCommerce Awards for Excellence; the categories are Best Affiliate Site and Best Utility Supplier.  This is a great demonstration of the recognition NetRefer has gained outside of the iGaming industry after winning the EGR awards 3 years in a row. In 2013 alone, NetRefer has added to its ecommerce accolades with the Seal of Excellency, and International Business Awards Silver and Bronze Awards.

The eCommerce Awards in London tomorrow will be celebrating the excellence and invocation in the ecommerce market, involving all the leading brands and influential figures in the ecommerce industry. Each category will be judged by a panel whose experience in the ecommerce market speaks for itself. With this market constantly growing and evolving year-on-year, new categories are constantly be added such as retail, telecoms, financial services, travel, events and more.

Team NetRefer wishes the best of luck to all companies nominated at the eCommerce Awards 2013.