Smart Media, the award winning Annual Report Company, is delighted to announce that its first annual report in Qatar, for the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority, has clinched the Platinum Award in the Government category at the prestigious LACP 2010 Vision Awards. The League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) creates a forum that discusses ‘best in class’ practices while recognizing those who demonstrate exemplary communications capabilities. The LACP Vision Awards is one of the two largest and most prestigious global awards schemes for annual reports. More than 5,000 entries representing upwards of two-dozen countries were received, and so competition was exceptionally tough. Smart Media Chairman Dr. Vijith Kannangara made a special visit to the QFC Regulatory Authority offices in Doha, Qatar, to present the award to QFC Regulatory Authority’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer Michael Ryan. Smart Media is one of the world’s very few specialist Annual Report producers and over the past 15 years has produced more than 1,400 annual reports for clients from a wide spectrum of enterprises. In an effort to limit their carbon footprint, Smart Media has developed a program to neutralize the carbon emissions from the print development, production and delivery to client of their annual report projects, by purchasing carbon offsets through Carbonfund.org and supporting our energy efficiency, renewable energy and reforestation projects. This environmentally-focused program underscores the smart thinking at Smart Media and delivers one more smart advantage to their annual report clients. In this year’s LACP Vision Awards, Smart Media has been awarded the Gold for the Worldwide Agency of the Year. Last September, Smart Media was awarded the Platinum Achievement Award at the 2010 International ARC Awards in New York for winning the highest number of awards on behalf of its clients. Smart Media does business in Bahrain, Hong Kong, Oman, Qatar, Sri Lanka and the UAE; and has a team of fifty professionals focused on Annual Reports. The Company is currently expanding its footprint in the Middle East.