General categories for International Business
Supported by ANZ
ANZ Best Emerging Business
This award recognises success by net return to the New Zealand economy for businesses with total annual revenue under $10 million.
ANZ Best Medium Business
This award recognises success by net return to the New Zealand economy for businesses with total annual revenue between $10 million and $50 million.
ANZ Best Large Business
This award recognises success by net return to the New Zealand economy for businesses with total annual revenue over $50 million.
Special categories for International Business
Excellence in Innovation
Supported by Callaghan Innovation
This award recognises success in developing and commercialising innovation in international markets; incorporating intellectual property strategy, processes and monitoring.
Excellence in Marketing
Supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
This award recognises innovative approaches to marketing, through differentiation and strategy, driving international business growth.
Excellence in Operations and Supply Chain
Supported by Kotahi
This award recognises innovative approaches to operations and supply chain management in areas such as procurement and sourcing, international transportation of goods, manufacturing, collaboration with partners, customer service or other aspects of the business model employed to maximise success in international markets.
Excellence in Design
Supported by Special Group
This award recognises the best use of design to succeed in a global marketplace. Entrants will have achieved success by integrating design into their business model and a high degree of design competency across their products, services, environment and culture.
He kai kei aku ringa for Māori Excellence in Export
Supported by The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), Te Puni Kōkiri, The Treasury
This award recognises Māori business contribution to the New Zealand export economy – the approach, values and tikanga that underpin and uniquely define Māori business.
Excellence in Leadership
Supported by KPMG
The Excellence in Leadership award will be awarded to a leadership team who have provided outstanding leadership to an international company, and have been instrumental in shaping their international strategy.
Members of this team will be senior decision makers within the company that define the organisational strategy and direction, and are actively committed to the continual growth of the business on the international stage.
The winners of the general categories will vie for the top accolade of the Judges’ Supreme Award for International Business, to be announced at the Awards ceremony.