Best Emerging Business

Recognising success by net return to the New Zealand economy for businesses with a total annual revenue under $5 million; and have a history of operating internationally with growth up to a maximum of 5 years.


Best Medium & Large Business

Recognising success by net return to the New Zealand economy, for businesses with total annual revenue over $5 million.


Excellence in innovation

Recognising success in developing and commercialising innovation in international markets, incorporating intellectual property, strategy, processes, and monitoring. 


unsung hero in export

The Unsung Hero in Export award recognises and honours an individual who may or may not be directly involved in exporting, but who over a period of time have contributed significantly to our export sector. 

This award recognises those who go beyond the call of duty to share their experience, their networks, their leadership skills and wider talents to help foster the talents of others, develop business offshore, and promote Otago and New Zealand across the globe. Entry for this award is by nomination only, you may not nominate yourself.


supreme award

The winners of the general categories (excluding the Unsung Hero in Export award) will vie for the top accolade of the Judges’ Supreme Award for International Business, to be announced at the Awards ceremony.