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China Business Awards



The NZCTA Business Awards were established in 2004 by the New Zealand China Trade Association Inc. to recognise companies that have launched successful business relationships between New Zealand and China, or those that have created a successful investment with China.

Successful international trade plays a crucial part in assuring New Zealand’s presence on the world stage. The awards aim to give recognition to companies that have excelled or taken a bold new step in trading or investing with China, allowing them to grow or to continue to grow from a base of excellence.

"The awards provide the opportunity for people and businesses that have put there toes into China to be rewarded for their success." Stuart Ferguson, NZCTA Past Chairman.

They attract those who are consulting within China, whether it is in education, town planning or engineering; those who have established either export or import trade links with China, and those that have established a manufacturing or trade base in China.

Even though there are many New Zealand businesses that have successfully established trade links with China, it doesn’t come without its challenges. It is supremely important for us to recognize the success of NZ-China traders – they are role models for all aspiring importers from and exporters to China.

The next NZCTA China Business Awards are scheduled to be announced at a gala awards evening on 30th May 2013 at the prestigious Langham Hotel. Details for entrants and tickets will be issued in January 2013.

The Categories to consider are as follows:

1. Leveraging success in China for the benefit of others

This Award recognises those organisations that have used their success in China as a platform to successfully assist/mentor other NZ companies also looking to the China market.

2. Investment with China - Inward or Outward

This Award recognises innovative and successful NZ/China cross border investment, inward or outward.

3. Excellence in NZ/China Trade

This Award recognises those companies excelling in taking their product or service to the China market or importing and distributing through NZ of Chinese product

4. Innovation in the Supply Chain

This Award illustrates significant investment and innovation in development of a supply chain to increase China/NZ business flows

5. HKNZBA Best use of Hong Kong by a NZ Company

(Details of this Award are yet to be finalised)

6. Supreme Award – Best of the previous 5.

7. Special Category – Victor Percival Award

To be awarded to the individual(s) who have shown unique dedication to the advancement of NZ/China trade and business or political relations

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