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Tourism Holdings takes out Supreme Award

Tourism Holdings takes out Supreme Award

Tourism Holdings takes out Supreme Award at the

2018 AmCham – DHL
Express Success Innovation Awards for companies doing
business with the

16th August 2018 — The 19th annual AmCham
DHL Express Success Innovation Awards were held at the
Pullman Auckland Hotel last night, with Tourism Holdings
winning the Supreme Award for doing business with the United

Amcham was delighted to welcome the Hon Grant
Robertson as keynote speaker and presenter of the three key
exporter awards with the U.S. Ambassador Scott Brown
presenting the Importer of the Year award.

Over the last
year trade of goods with the USA were just under $12
billion, up 4%, representing 10% of New Zealand’s total
merchandise trade. Trade in services continue to grow with
total trade bilateral worth around $17 billion. The years
finalists on show at the awards highlighted some of New
Zealand’s most innovative products and services succeeding
in the USA.

This year saw a new award added – Bilateral
Entrepreneur/Innovator with the USA which was won by serial
entrepreneur and investor Chip Dawson.

The Supreme
Award is chosen from the winners of each of the categories
presented on the night. The complete list of winners is as

Bilateral Connections with the USA
– BioPacific

Entrepreneur/Innovator of the Year with the USA – Chip Dawson

• Contribution
to Tourism with the USA – Philippa Ashford Assoc Ltd NZ
representative for Visit Anaheim

• Importer
of the Year from the USA – Hawaiki
Submarine Cable LP

• Investor
of the Year to or from the USA – Tourism

of the Year to the USA under $1 million – Ubco

of the Year to the USA $1 million to $10 million – Eroad

of the Year to the USA over $10 million – New
Zealand King Salmon

Mike Smith, Managing Director of IBM New
Zealand was presented with the Trevor Eagle memorial award
as AmCham Supporter of the Year.

This year’s award
finalists were some of the strongest AmCham has seen in the
last eighteen years and the judges decided to award a number
of Highly Commended certificates. These were presented
Tekron International
The Walshe Group

The AmCham DHL
Express Success Innovation Awards celebrate success and
innovation in the export, import and investment sectors
between New Zealand and its third-largest trading partner,
the USA. Winners of the importer, exporter, tourism and
bilateral connections awards categories receive an Economy
Plus® Round Trip Ticket to the USA from United Airlines.

In addition to AmCham, DHL-Express and United Airlines,
the Awards are also supported by ANZ Bank, Baldwins,
Fonterra, The Pullman Auckland Hotel, media partner The
Business, wine sponsor Constellation Brands and event
manager Lime Soda.


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