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2013 AmCham-DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards

Published: Thu 11 Jul 2013 09:34 AM
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Finalists Announced for the 2013 AmCham-DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards
AUCKLAND, 11 July 2013 – The American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand has today announced the finalists for the 2013 AmCham-DHL Express Success and Innovation Awards, the 14th year of these awards celebrating success and innovation for companies doing business with the USA.
Mike Hearn, Executive Director for AmCham, says 2013 has seen another strong group of entrants, covering diverse range of products and services. These include cars, furniture, technologies, plant research, foods, liquor, agricultural equipment, healthcare devices, wind turbines, biotech and tourism.
“I am always amazed at the success so many innovative New Zealand companies are having in the US market and while trade with the USA continues to run around $9 billion pa, we are still seeing a great deal of interest by New Zealand companies looking to establish themselves there” says Mr Hearn.
Tim Baxter, country manager DHL Express New Zealand further highlights the interest in the US market.
“In the recent Export Barometer survey conducted by DHL, it found that the US was the second major export destination behind Australia. Fifty per cent (50%) of exporters shipped goods there in the last 12 months. “Despite the challenges of the strong kiwi dollar it is very encouraging to see these innovative companies making headway in this market. And we do everything we can to support exporters with our dedicated team of US trade lane specialists at DHL,” says Mr Baxter.
The finalists are:
Importer of the Year
-- BMW Group
-- Cavit & Co Limited
-- First In Ltd
Exporter of the Year to the USA $1 to $500,000 -- C--Dax Ltd -- Merlot Aero -- Plant Research NZ Ltd -- TranscribeMe -- Vend Exporter of the Year to the USA $500,001 to $5m -- Anagenix Ltd -- Escape International Ltd -- Greenshell New Zealand Ltd -- SnapComms -- Windflow Technology Exporter of the Year to the USA over $5m -- Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Ltd -- Independent Liquor (NZ) Ltd -- Jack Links New Zealand Ltd -- Mount Cook Alpine Salmon Ltd -- TRU--TEST Ltd
One of the above will be chosen as the Supreme winner. Each of the above winners receives an receives a return economy Class ticket on Hawaiian Airlines from Auckland to either, Honolulu, Maui, The Big Island, Kauai, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Portland, Phoenix, Sacramento or New York.
Two other awards will be presented on the night:
Investor of the Year to or from the USA
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Emulex Inc
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Fletcher Building Ltd
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Foley Family Wines
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Plant & Food Research
AmCham Supporter of the Year
The awards will be presented at a black tie gala dinner at the Pullman Hotel Auckland on 8th August. For details and tickets see www.amcham.co.nz
In addition to AmCham, DHL Express and Hawaiian Airlines, the awards are supported by Baldwins, Fonterra and Prescient Marketing & Communications.
Previous winners of the Supreme Award have included Zespri International, Peace Software, Airways Corporation, HumanWare, Tenon, Orion Health, Zeacom, SMI Group, Fonterra and Pratt & Whitney Air New Zealand Services t/a Christchurch Engine Centre, Buckley Systems and Vista Entertainment.
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