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Go Global Awards by the International Trade Council. Peak Body Chamber of Commerce Export Innovation Awards for those involved in international trade.
Go Global Awards by the International Trade Council. Peak Body Chamber of Commerce Export Innovation Awards for those involved in international trade.
Go Global Awards by the International Trade Council. Peak Body Chamber of Commerce Export Innovation Awards for those involved in international trade.
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How long have the Go Global Awards been in existence?

The Go Global Awards are a function of the International Trade Council (a non-profit, peak-body, chamber of commerce which was established in 1956).

Various awards formats have been used by the Council since its foundation, culminating in the 2019 re-brand as the ‘Go Global Awards’.

Who are the judges?

Judges are selected from a pool of leading members of the International Trade Council. Each one is asked to declare any interests they have such as former colleagues or employers so that the judging process is carried out fairly.

How are judges selected?

Judges are invited to participate in the competition based on their experience, business acumen and expertise. Each panel includes different nationalities and they are naturally well-versed in the cultural aspects of each of the finalists’ countries.

Who are the sponsors?

The organizers of the Go Global Awards are the International Trade Council, a non-profit, peak-body chamber of commerce. The sponsors include leading government trade agencies, legal firms and related service providers.

Click here to learn about our 2019 Go Global Award sponsors.

Where can I find a list of past winners?

The Go Global Award winners for 2019 are listed here.

How much does it cost to enter?

There is no charge to enter the Go Global Awards.

Short-listed entrants are obliged to attend an in-person elevator pitch session in front of a live judging panel (travel and accommodation – if any – at their own cost).

Winners will be asked to attend the gala awards ceremony and dinner (costing approximately $150 per head) at one of the Award event locations in either North America, Asia, Europe or the Middle East.

What do short-listed entrants receive?

Short-listed individuals and organizations will be given the opportunity to present a live (recorded) elevator pitch in front of a judging panel (travel and accommodation – if any – at their own cost). Live judging panels are located in Asia, North America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

Those on the short-list will also receive a certificate of recognition from the International Trade Council and Go Global Awards Judging Committee.

A full list of finalist and winner benefits can be found here.

What do the winners receive?

Winners receive an award trophy, press release & associated media coverage.

Winners will also receive a 12-month premier listing in the International Trade Directory (valued at $500) and free Quality in Business Certification (valued at $1995).

The Awards’ public relations team will also work to generate international, regional, and local exposure for honorees.

A full list of finalist and winner benefits can be found here.

When will the short-list be announced?

The short-listing is expected to be announced some time in July 2020.

Please note that this is subject to change due to the current coronavirus situation. We will inform all delegates of final dates and venues as soon as possible.

When will the in-person judging and awards ceremony be?

In-person judging panels are expected to convene some time in August and September 2020 (North America, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa).

In-person judging sessions are usually held the same week as the final awards ceremony; allowing short-listed entrants to make the most of their time by networking with other senior executives from across the globe.

Please note that this is subject to change due to the current coronavirus situation. We will inform all delegates of final dates and venues as soon as possible.

Will the awards ceremony be broadcast?

Yes, the awards presentations will be broadcast live, worldwide, via live-streaming.

How many award winners are there?

Winners will be determined by the number and quality of entries submitted. All entries that receive an average score of at least 7.25 out of a possible 10 will be recognized with a Go Global Award.

Who can submit an entry?

Any business, government entity, non-profit organization or individual which is involved in international trade.

This includes those directly involved in international trade – i.e. manufacturers, wholesalers, exporters, importers etcor indirectlyi.e. logistics, accounting, media, legal, finance, insurance etc and all others involved in any aspect of supporting international trade in some form or another.

Can I nominate myself or my own company / organization?

Yes. We accept self-nominated and third party entries for both organizations and individuals.

How many submissions can be made for the same individual or organization?

You are allowed one submission per individual or organization only. During the submission process you can select which award(s) are most relevant and apply for all at the same time.

Can I enter in more than one category?

Yes, during the submission process you can enter as many categories as you want.

When is the entry deadline?

The entry deadline for the 2020 Go Global Awards is 15th July 2020.

Note: This deadline may be extended due to the current coronavirus pandemic.

How do I enter?

Simply complete the online application form. You’ll get an on-screen notification and an email to confirm we’ve received your entry.

Is my submission confidential?

Yes – all awards submissions are treated as highly confidential.

Only the Go Global Awards team – consisting of the International Trade Council‘s leadership and trade commissioners and judging panel will view them and that information about nominees is not released to anyone else without prior approval.

I made a mistake on my entry. Can I edit it?

Our system does not allow editing existing entries however you can submit a new application which will immediately disregard any earlier submission.

Alternatively you can contact our office and we can edit the entry manually.

Can my company sponsor an award?

Yes – please contact Onyx Connor on +1 202 869 0988 or via email to find out more.

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