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The American Chamber of Commerce announces the launch of the 2016 AmCham – DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards. The awards celebrate business achievement between New Zealand and the United States. AmCham works closely with its members and companies trading with the USA to enhance and expand business and trade relationships within the private and public sectors.
“The annual Success & Innovation Awards provide an opportunity to showcase those companies that have demonstrated imagination, innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as honour and celebrate their achievements,” said Mike Hearn, Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand.
Two-way merchandise trade between New Zealand and the USA hit a new high in the last year of $11.9 billion, which accounts for 11.6% per cent of New Zealand’s total earnings from overseas trade.
Awards categories include exporter of the year, importer of the year, investor of the year and citizen diplomacy. A Supreme Award winner is selected from winners of each of these awards, Entries close on 10 June. Finalists will be announced on 15 July with the winners announced at a black tie gala dinner in Auckland on 18 August.
Previous winners of the Supreme Award have included ZESPRI International, Peace Software, Airways Corporation, HumanWare, Tenon, Zeacom, Specialist Marine Interiors, Fonterra and Christchurch Engine Centre, Buckley Systems, Vista Entertainment, Greenshell New Zealand, Orion Systems International and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare.
For further awards information, look here.