Entries and nominations are now open for the New Zealand International Business Awards (NZIBA), the country’s most prestigious national awards for export businesses.
Run by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise – Te Taurapa Tūhono (NZTE), the awards celebrate the success, vision and determination of New Zealand businesses on the world stage.
NZIBA has been held for over 50 years with winners including some of New Zealand’s most dynamic businesses and inspirational leaders.
Exporting and importing make up around 60 percent of New Zealand’s total economic activity, with one in four Kiwis’ jobs depending on exports. Success in international markets helps to boost job creation, incomes, innovation and productivity to benefit current and future generations.
This year’s awards have a special focus on recognising the resilience and achievements of New Zealand exports as they have adopted new strategies to power themselves into the future. Alongside general categories for Best Emerging Business and Best Established Business, the ceremony also recognises excellence across a range of special categories.
Four are new for 2021: Innovation in Response to Covid-19; Leveraging Investment for International Growth; Excellence in Sustainability; and Excellence in Digital Commerce Transformation.
Existing special categories recognise Maori export excellence and women in leadership.
Entry for NZIBA special categories is exclusively by nomination, giving an opportunity for the export community and the public to put forward deserving businesses and individuals for recognition.
Entering the NZIBA and going through the judging process takes businesses on a journey of critical analysis. Entrants have the chance to benchmark their performance against peers, get strategic advice and feedback from experts, and gain valuable insights to help build the capability to take them to the next level.
Entries and nominations for the NZIBA are open now and close on Monday 12 July 2021 and can be made at www.nziba.co.nz.