2021 AmCham-DHL Express Success & Innovation Award

Strong group of contenders vie for the 2021 AmCham-DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards
 
for companies doing business with the USA.

The American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2021 AmCham-DHL Express Success and Innovation Awards, the 21st year of these awards celebrating success and innovation for companies doing business with the USA.

Mike Hearn, Executive Director for AmCham, says “it has been good to see so many strong contenders covering a diverse range of products and services who have been successful in the last year throughout the COVID19 pandemic.  In the last year exports to the USA have grown by 13% and we have seen over $3 billion on new investment form the USA”.

Commenting on the awards, Mark Foy, Managing Director, New Zealand & Pacific Islands, DHL Express, said “DHL Express are proud sponsors of AmCham New Zealand’s annual awards. As an international express logistics provider, we understand that the Covid-19 pandemic put global supply chains under intense pressure and disrupted trade not only in the USA, but worldwide. Throughout the pandemic, we remained committed to helping Kiwi businesses navigate international trade, with the USA remaining a major trading partner for New Zealand businesses.

It is great to see New Zealand’s links with the USA continue to strive, a testament to the innovation, Kiwi ingenuity and optimism kiwi businesses have in the current global marketplace. The high calibre of this year’s finalists demonstrates the ongoing success of Kiwi businesses tapping into and reaping the benefits of the USA export market and DHL congratulates all of the finalists for 2021.”

Investor of the Year to or from the USA
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Bentley Systems, Inc for their investment in Seequent
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Straker Translations Ltd for their investment in Lingotek USA
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Strategic Education, Inc for their investment in Media Design School

Exporter of the Year to the USA under $1 million
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Auror Ltd
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Hectre Group Ltd
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ProcessOne Solutions Ltd, ProcessOne Solutions, LLC

Exporter of the Year to the USA $1 million to $10 million
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Fuel50 Ltd
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HoneyLab Ltd
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Pharmaceutical Solutions Ltd

Exporter of the Year to the USA over $10 million
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Endace Ltd
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Kami Ltd
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Orion Health Ltd
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Seequent Ltd

Bilateral Connections with the USA
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Education New Zealand
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Media Design School Ltd
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Savannah Peterson 

US Company of the Year
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Media Design School Ltd
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Microsoft New Zealand Ltd
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Wisk New Zealand LLC


One of the above will be chosen as the Supreme winner. 


One other award will be presented on the night:  The AmCham Supporter of the Year

The awards will be presented at a black-tie gala dinner at the Hilton Hotel Auckland on 26th August with the Hon Grant Robertson representing the government and US Charge d ’affairs Kevin Covert presenting the US Company of the Year award. For details and tickets see www.amcham.co.nz

 In addition to AmCham, DHL Express, the awards are supported by ANZ Bank and Ironside McDonald Intellectual Property. Media sponsor - The Business. Wine sponsor - Constellation Brands. Event Manager and sponsor - Lime & Soda

 Previous winners of the Supreme Award have included Peace Software; Airways Corporation; HumanWare; Tenon; Orion Health; Zeacom; SMI Group; Fonterra; Pratt & Whitney Air New Zealand Services t/a Christchurch Engine Centre; Buckley Systems; Greenshell New Zealand; Vista Entertainment; Fisher & Paykel Healthcare;  Zespri International; Tourism Holdings and Peter Beck.

 




Entries open for 22nd AmCham – DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards for companies doing business with the USA. 

New award added - US Company of the Year

The American Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce the launch of the 2021 AmCham – DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards. 2021 is the twenty second year these awards have been held and they celebrate business achievement between New Zealand and the United States.  Bilateral trade is now worth around $17.6 billion – exports to the USA $9.8b and imports from the USA $7.8b. 

"Over the years our awards have showcased some amazing companies who have demonstrated imagination, success, innovation and entrepreneurship. Trade with the USA continues to grow despite the COVID pandemic, and we look forward to seeing who has achieved success this year " said Mike Hearn, Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand.

Commenting on the awards, Mark Foy, Country Manager, DHL Express New Zealand, said “With what has been a testing year for New Zealand, it is great to see Kiwi businesses confident, optimistic and ready to celebrate success. Our 2020 Export NZ DHL Export Barometer showed that despite the rapidly changing global marketplace, the positions of the top exporting trade lanes remained unchanged, with USA holding a strong consistent trading position at number two. With Covid-19 ultimately impacting supply chains globally, it was positive to see Kiwi Businesses adapt at a substantial rate to continue to bring great Kiwi products fuelled by ingenuity, to the United States”.

Following our highly successful 2020 COVID19 Success & Resilience awards we are returning to our normal categories for 2021.

Awards categories are: (click on categories for application forms)

-          Exporter of the Year to the USA - with export revenues to the USA up to NZ $1 million

-          Exporter of the Year to the USA - revenues from NZ $1 million to NZ $10 million

-          Exporter of the Year to the USA - revenues over NZ $10 million

-          Importer of the Year from the USA

-          Investor of the Year for New Zealand companies investing in the US, as well as US companies investing in New Zealand.

-          Bilateral Connections Award

-          US Company of the Year

A Supreme Award winner is selected from winners of each of these awards.  AmCham also presents an award to the Member/Supporter of the Year.

For further information contact Mike Hearn – email mike@amcham.co.nz  or phone 09 309 9140.  Entries close at 5.00 pm on 29 May.

Finalists will be announced on 5 July and the winners announced at a black-tie awards’ gala dinner in Auckland on 26th August (COVID19 lockdown level permitting). 

In addition to AmCham and DHL Express, the awards are supported by ANZ Bank and Ironside McDonald Intellectual Property.

Previous winners of the Supreme Award have included ZESPRI International, Peace Software, Airways Corporation, HumanWare, Tenon, Zeacom, Specialist Marine Interiors, Fonterra and Christchurch Engine Centre, Buckley Systems, Vista Entertainment, Greenshell New Zealand, Orion Systems International, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Douglas Pharmaceuticals, Tourism Holdings and Peter Beck.