MEDIA RELEASE _ 9 July 2021
Strong group of contenders vie for the 2021 AmCham-DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards
for companies doing business with the USA.
The American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2021 AmCham-DHL Express Success and Innovation Awards, the 21st year of these awards celebrating success and innovation for companies doing business with the USA.
Mike Hearn, Executive Director for AmCham, says “it has been good to see so many strong contenders covering a diverse range of products and services who have been successful in the last year throughout the COVID19 pandemic. In the last year exports to the USA have grown by 13% and we have seen over $3 billion on new investment form the USA”.
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. As an international express logistics provider, we understand that the Covid-19 pandemic put global supply chains under intense pressure and disrupted trade not only in the USA, but worldwide. Throughout the pandemic, we remained committed to helping Kiwi businesses navigate international trade, with the USA remaining a major trading partner for New Zealand businesses.
It is great to see New Zealand’s links with the USA continue to strive, a testament to the innovation, Kiwi ingenuity and optimism kiwi businesses have in the current global marketplace. The high calibre of this year’s finalists demonstrates the ongoing success of Kiwi businesses tapping into and reaping the benefits of the USA export market and DHL congratulates all of the finalists for 2021.”
Investor of the Year to or from the USA
- Bentley Systems, Inc for their investment in Seequent
- Straker Translations Ltd for their investment in Lingotek USA
- Strategic Education, Inc for their investment in Media Design School
Exporter of the Year to the USA under $1 million
- Auror Ltd
- Hectre Group Ltd
- ProcessOne Solutions Ltd, ProcessOne Solutions, LLC
One of the above will be chosen as the Supreme winner.
One other award will be presented on the night: The AmCham Supporter of the Year
The awards will be presented at a black-tie gala dinner at the Hilton Hotel Auckland on 26th August with the Hon Grant Robertson representing the government and US Charge d ’affairs Kevin Covert presenting the US Company of the Year award. For details and tickets see www.amcham.co.nz
In addition to AmCham, DHL Express, the awards are supported by ANZ Bank and Ironside McDonald Intellectual Property. 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 and Peter Beck.
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For more information, contact:
American Chamber of Commerce of New Zealand
(09) 309-1094, (021) 707-506
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