Q: What are the Go Global Awards?
A: The Go Global Awards are a set of annual awards given to businesses that have demonstrated exceptional success in expanding their operations globally. The awards are designed to recognize and celebrate the achievements of businesses that have successfully entered international markets and made a significant impact.
Q: Who hosts the Go Global Awards?
A: The 2023 Go Global Awards are hosted by the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation and the International Trade Council. Multiple foreign government export promotion, economic development, and foreign direct investment agencies also participate.
Q: Who can apply for the Go Global Awards?
A: The Go Global Awards are open to businesses of all sizes and types, including startups, SMEs, and large enterprises. Any business that has expanded its operations beyond its home country can apply for the awards.
Q: What are the categories for the Go Global Awards?
A: The Go Global Awards have multiple categories, you can see a list of categories on this website.
Q: How do I apply for the Go Global Awards?
A: To apply for the Go Global Awards, you need to fill out an application form, which is available oon this website. The form asks for information about your business, its international expansion strategy, its achievements in international markets, and other related questions.
Q: What is the deadline to apply for the Go Global Awards?
A: The deadline is set at the 30th June 2023.
Q: What are the benefits of winning a Go Global Award?
A: Winning a Go Global Award can provide many benefits for your business, including increased visibility and credibility, access to new markets and customers, networking opportunities with other international business leaders, and the potential to attract new investors and partners.
Q: Who judges the Go Global Awards?
A: The Go Global Awards are judged by a panel of international business experts and industry leaders. The judges evaluate the applications based on various criteria, including the company’s growth strategy, market penetration, and impact on the international business community.
Q: When and where are the Go Global Awards held?
A: The Go Global Awards final live judging rounds will be held at the Omni Hotel Providence, 1 West Exchange Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903.
Q: How are the shortlisted companies, and final winners, of the Go Global Awards selected?
A: The winners of the Go Global Awards are selected based on a combination of factors, including the quality of their international expansion strategy, their impact on the global business community, and their overall success in entering and succeeding in international markets.
Q: If my entry is shortlisted, do Rhode Island to be eligible to win an award?
A: Yes. Shortlisted companies will be given the opportunity to live-pitch before a panel of judges. The in-person program also includes B2B / B2G meetings, a conference program, site visits, networking events and other activities. The final winners will announced at the Gala Awards Dinner at the end of the third day of the program.
Q: How are the winners of the Go Global Awards announced?
A: The winners of the Go Global Awards are announced during the awards ceremony, which is attended by business leaders, industry experts, and media representatives. The winners are also announced on the official website and social media channels.
Q: Is there a cost to apply for the Go Global Awards?
A: No, there is no fee to apply (or win) a Go Global Award. There is no cost to the program at all. You are responsible, however, for your own travel, accommodation and other related expenses to get to Rhode Island and back.
Q: Can I apply for multiple categories in the Go Global Awards?
A: Yes, you can apply for multiple categories in the Go Global Awards if you feel that your business qualifies for more than one category.
Q: Can I attend the Go Global Awards final judging rounds even if my business was not shortlisted?
A: No, the Go Global Awards finalist rounds are closed to those shortlisted companies only.
Q: Can I sponsor an award?
A: Yes. Please contact us to find out more.
Q: How many people can attend the Go Global Awards Dinner free of charge?
A: There is a maximum of 2 persons per company. Additional attendees will be charged a fee to cover the cost of their attendance.
Q: Can I nominate someone else's business for a Go Global Award?
A: Yes, you can nominate another business for a Go Global Award, but you will need to provide detailed information about the business and its international expansion strategy. The business will also need to agree to participate if they are selected as a finalist.