Trade with USA hits record high - Launch of 2015 AmCham-DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards for companies doing business with the USA

29 Apr 2015 11:08 PM | Mike Hearn (Administrator)

The American Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce the launch of the 2015 AmCham – DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards, held in conjunction with Hawaiian Airlines. The awards celebrate business achievement between New Zealand and the United States. 

Two-way trade between New Zealand and the USA hit a new high in the last year of $11.22 billion, an increase of 29.81% on 2014 and accounts for 11.2% per cent of New Zealand’s total earnings from overseas trade.

AmCham works closely with its members and companies trading with the USA to enhance and expand business and trade relationships within the private and public sectors.

"The annual Success & Innovation Awards provide an opportunity to showcase those companies that have demonstrated imagination, innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as honour and celebrate their achievements." says AmCham Executive Director Mike Hearn.

Awards categories are:       

-         Exporter of the Year to the USA - with export revenues to the USA up to NZ $500,000

-         Exporter of the Year to the USA - revenues from NZ $501,000 to NZ $5 million and

-         Exporter of the Year to the USA - revenues over NZ $5 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

-         The Eric & Kathy Hertz Award for Citizen Diplomacy

A Supreme Award winner is selected from winners of each of these awards. 

AmCham also makes an award to the Supporter of the Year. 

The winners of the importer and exporter awards receive between $1,000 and $2,000 of free shipping with DHL Express and 100,000 air miles from Hawaiian Airlines

Award winners will be announced at a gala awards & 50th Anniversary dinner at the Pullman Hotel Auckland on 20th August.

Companies interested in entering the 2015 awards can find further information at or by contacting Mr Hearn – email   or phone 09 309 914009 309 9140.  Entries close at 5.00 pm on 29 May. Finalists will be announced on 14 July and the winners announced at the black tie awards dinner on 20 August.  

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 and Orion Systems International.

In addition to AmCham, DHL Express and Hawaiian Airlines, the awards are supported by: ASB Bank, Baldwins, Fonterra Co-operative, Prescient Marketing & Communications, the Pullman Hotel Auckland and The Business Herald


If you have any questions contact

Mike Hearn

Tel 09-309-914009-309-914009-309-914009-309-9140