The 2022 AmCham - DHL Express Success & Innovation Gala Awards event was staged tonight at the Pullman Hotel.
New Zealand’s goods trade with the USA has been growing at around 6% per annum over the last decade and we are seeing more technology and services companies doing business with the USA.
Minister Damien O’Conner was the keynote speaker and presented the three exporter awards.
Commenting on the 2022 AmCham-DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards, Mark Foy, Managing Director, New Zealand & Pacific Islands, DHL Express, who announced the supreme winner said: “Oritain Global has established itself as a leading innovator with their focus on continuous improvement a testament to their achievements. Oritain’s successful growth into the US market is a reflection of their market research and DHL congratulates them on this award.”
The winners were:
Bilateral Connections Award with the USA & Supreme winner – Oritain Global Ltd
High Growth Exporter of the Year to the USA – Fileinvite Ltd
Nigel Murphy from Auckland University of Technology won the 2022 AmCham Supporter of the Year award.
At the dinner four of our long standing members were presented with their 25-year membership plaques:
In addition to AmCham’s lead awards sponsor DHL-Express and our airline partner, United Airlines, the awards are also supported by ANZ Bank, Ironside McDonald Intellectual Property, Lockheed Martin NZ, media partner The Business and wine supporter Constellation Brands.
Tech companies continue to dominate.
The American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2022 AmCham-DHL Express Success and Innovation Awards, the 23rd year of these awards celebrating success and innovation for companies doing business with the USA.
AmCham Executive Director, Mike Hearn said that “We are looking forward to getting back to holding our normal gala awards celebration after two years of the covid pandemic. We are delighted to welcome back our lead sponsor, DHL Express, for their fourteen year and United Airlines retuning as our airline partner. ANZ Bank and Ironside McDonald Intellectual Property return as silver sponsor and this year we welcome Lockheed Martin New Zealand to our family of sponsors.
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, celebrating success stories between New Zealand and the United States. 2022 saw the impact of post-pandemic related challenges, so it is positive to see New Zealand businesses remaining steadfast with strong growth strategies to the USA. The high caliber of this year’s finalists a testament to the innovation, Kiwi ingenuity and optimism kiwi businesses have in this global market place and DHL congratulates all of the finalists for 2022.”
This year’s awards and finalists are:
Best Emerging Exporter of the Year to the USA
High Growth Exporter of the Year to the USA
Best established Exporter of the Year to the USA
Bilateral Service Award with the USA
US Company of the Year
One of the above will be chosen as the Supreme winner.
One other award will be presented on the night:
The awards will be presented at a black-tie gala dinner at the Pullman Hotel Auckland on 29th November with The Hon Damien O'Connor, Minister of Agriculture, Biosecurity, Land Information, Rural Communities and Trade & Export Growth as the keynote speaker. For details and tickets see www.amcham.co.nz
In addition to AmCham, DHL Express, the awards are supported by ANZ Bank, Ironside McDonald Intellectual Property and Lockheed Martin New Zealand. 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; Peter Beck and Seequent Ltd.
The American Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce the launch of the 2022 AmCham – DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards. 2022 is the twenty third year these awards have been held and they celebrate business achievement between New Zealand and the United States.
"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, Managing Director, New Zealand & Pacific Islands, DHL Express, said “DHL Express are proud sponsors of the 2022 AmCham-DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards. As an international express service provider, we see the demand for New Zealand products in the USA and remain committed to helping Kiwi businesses navigate this international trade market. Each year we see a high calibre of finalists demonstrating the ongoing success of tapping into the USA export market and we are looking forward to seeing who the finalists will be for 2022.”
This year we are requiring entrants to send in a 3-5 minute video elevator pitch including key details as required under the specific category.
We have made some changes to the three key exporter awards.
The awards categories for 2022 are:
Click on the above categories for application information and forms.
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.
Entries close at 5.00 pm on 29 July.
In addition to AmCham and DHL Express, the awards are supported by: ANZ Bank and Ironside McDonald Intellectual Property and we are delighted to welcome back our United Airlines as our airline sponsor and a new sliver sponsor, Lockheed Martin New Zealand.
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, Peter Beck and Seequent.