The finalists for the 2016 AmCham-DHL Express Success and Innovation Awards have been announced.
It's the 17th year of the awards and Mike Hearn, executive director for AmCham, says 2016 has seen another strong group of entries covering a diverse range of products and services.
Hearn says that while technology companies are again at the forefront of finalists, there are some strong entries from pharmaceuticals, wine, building products, cars, food & beverage and engineered products.
“Exports to the USA increased for the 6th consecutive year and we are also seeing big growth in the services sector with the USA. The US accounts for 11.6% per cent of New Zealand’s total earnings from overseas trade,” says Hearn.
Finalists and categories are as follows:
Importer of the Year
Investor of the Year to or from the USA
Exporter of the Year to the USA under $1 million
Exporter of the Year to the USA $1 million to $10 million
Exporter of the Year to the USA over $10 million
Eric & Kathy Hertz Award for Citizen Diplomacy
The awards will be presented at a black tie gala dinner at the Pullman Hotel Auckland on 18th August.