2022 AmCham-DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards

Entries open for 23rd AmCham – DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards for companies doing business with the USA.

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: 

-               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 

-               Investor of the Year to or from the US

-               Bilateral Services Award with the USA

-               US Company of the Year

-               Importer of the Year from the USA

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.
Finalists will be announced on 16 September
Winners will be announced at a black-tie awards’ gala dinner in Auckland on 29th November.  

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. 

Other supporters:
Media supporter - The Business.
Wine sponsor - Constellation Brands
Event Manager and sponsor - Lime & Soda


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.