Friday, July 1, 2022

Search for best in international business begins

Entries and nominations are now open for the New Zealand International Business  Awards (NZIBA).

Entries and nominations are now open for the New Zealand International Business  Awards (NZIBA).

The awards celebrate the global success, vision and determination of NZ businesses.

As NZ reconnects with the world, the NZIBAs aim to celebrate and acknowledge some incredible achievements and look ahead to the future.

Special award categories this year have been refreshed to include Excellence in Integrating Digital Commerce for Growth; Excellence in Innovation; Excellence in Brand Storytelling; Excellence in Sustainability; and Leveraging  Investment for International Growth.

These join general award categories for Best Emerging Business, Best Medium Business and Best Large Business.

These are complemented by special categories He kai kei aku ringa for Māori Excellence in Export and Inspiring Women Leaders.

Entry for these two categories is exclusively by nomination, giving an opportunity for the export community and the public to put forward deserving businesses and individuals for recognition.

The coveted Supreme Winner award will also be presented, chosen by judges from all award categories.

Convener of judges David Downs said “export growth is an important part of New Zealand reconnecting with the world and as recent trade missions to Japan and Singapore demonstrate, we are open for business”.

“We encountered some amazing stories from export businesses during judging for last year’s awards – we’re excited to experience the best of what the export community has achieved since then, and to give them the recognition they deserve,” Downs said.

Entries and nominations are open now and close on July 4.

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