Otago Export Awards 2019
By Otago Chamber of Commerce | Posted: Sunday June 30, 2019
The Otago Export Awards recognise the success, vision and grit of Otago businesses as they tackle international markets.
The Otago Chamber of Commerce are proud to be partnering with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), Dunedin Airport and Air New Zealand Cargo to bring you the inaugural Otago Export Awards. The awards will be held every second year, on the alternative year to the Westpac Otago Business Awards.
In 2019, we have three categories as listed below. The winner of each of these categories will vie for the top accolade of the Supreme Award for International Business at the Otago Export Awards. The awards are also aligned with NZTE's New Zealand International Business Awards (NZIBA), which means the category winners will automatically be shortlisted for the NZIBA.
- Best Emerging International Business
- Best Medium/Large International Business
- Excellence in Innovation
We also have a fourth category for the Unsung Hero in Export which recognises and honours an individual who may or may not be directly involved in exporting, but who over a period of time has contributed significantly to our export sector.
Information about all the categories and who is eligible to enter can be found on our website: www.otagoexportawards.co.nz. Please also find an information pack attached at the bottom of this article.
If you know of a company or an individual who should enter the Otago Export Awards, please nominate them here www.otagoexportawards.co.nz/nominate.
Key Dates for the Awards
- Now – Nominations and applications are now open
- 5 August – Applications close
- 23 August – Awards evening
- 9 September – Category winners (excluding the Unsung Hero in Export) to attend Stage 2 judging for the New Zealand International Business Awards (includes pitching in person in Christchurch)
Half Day Export Forum
Running alongside the awards evening, we will be hosting a half day Export Forum to bring together Otago businesses and individuals with a global focus. Further information to follow.
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