New Zealand International Business Awards 2018


We’re looking for the next crop of outstanding New Zealand businesses to enter the 2018 New Zealand International Business Awards!

It’s often said that as a small country with a small population, we can’t get rich selling to ourselves. And it’s true - we rely on our exporters to help grow our economy for the benefit of all New Zealanders. 

Every day across New Zealand, clever and innovative businesses are passionately putting in the hard yards to do just that.

The New Zealand International Business Awards (NZIBA) are all about recognising and celebrating the success, vision and grit of these businesses on the world stage.

These awards are New Zealand’s most prestigious for internationalising businesses, recognising excellence in areas like innovation, design, capital investment, Māori business and women in leadership.

For the first time, we’re working with Export New Zealand, which runs regional business awards around the country. Businesses who win Export New Zealand’s regional business awards in an export category will automatically be entered into the NZIBA. If you don’t have a regional awards programme near your business, or are looking at the specialist categories, you can enter the New Zealand International Business Awards directly through our online application portal.

Entering the NZIBA provides plenty of benefits for your business! You’ll have the chance to benchmark your performance against other top performers, gain insights and valuable feedback to help you build capability and take you to the next level, promote your success through marketing and PR, network with other business leaders, boost staff morale and attract top talent.

Finalists and winners enjoy widespread media coverage within New Zealand and can often leverage their involvement in the New Zealand International Business Awards for further promotional opportunities and PR.

Enter the 2018 New Zealand International Business Awards.

Media enquiries

Contact Briar Edmonds, Communications Specialist, NZTE.

General enquiries

Email the NZIBA team