Special Regional Awards
In addition to the industry-specific awards, businesses may also apply for any of the following awards:
Exporter of the Year Award: Awarded to a company whose persevering approach to international expansion is coupled with the ability to identify and capture opportunities in the international marketplace, acting as an inspiration to others to achieve greater export success.
Start-Up Exporter Award: Awarded to a company that is new to exporting and whose exports have started to become a significant revenue stream to their business in the past 12-18 months.
Export Innovation Award: Awarded to a company possessing distinctively bold and unique ideas in an existing industry and investing in the pioneering of it’s ideas through education, partnering, financing, technology, etc. to bring the concept to market.
Legend Award: Awarded to an organization recognized with a legacy (history) as an industry leader that has made the leap in it’s shift towards improvement and sustainability by focusing on strategic thinking as an imperative and complements it with the technological, workforce, etc. supports.
Socially Responsible Exporter of the Year Award: Awarded to the company whose export strategy highlights a focus on strengthening the communities in which they are headquartered and who proactively drive improvement from a social responsibility (commercial, environmental and community) perspective which goes above and beyond the legislative requirements for their industry.
CEO of The Year: Awarded to a leader who has been proven to commit themselves to the highest ideals as model business leaders and who balance the daily needs of customers, employees and investors in an impeccable manner.
Service Excellence: Awarded to a company that has identified ways to improve service delivery through consistently measuring results, communicating effectively at each stage of their process, seeking to enhance capacity with a focus on what services are provided and how they are delivered
Women in Business: This award is designed to recognize individual women, regardless of their titles, positions, or entrepreneurial or executive status, for their achievements in creating, further developing or fulfilling export-related opportunities for their business.