The Story Behind the Export Awards

Celebrating exporters raising the bar to success!

Lets face it, the Bay of Plenty is a magical place and is a region that continues to shine both nationally and internationally. With hundreds of exporting businesses throughout this fantastic region, and home to New Zealand's largest export port, the area is set up and continues to do sensational things across the world stage - something we are incredibly proud of.

ExportNZ supports export businesses by adding value, offering information and assistance to ensure exporters in the Bay of Plenty are getting bigger and better. The team at ExportNZ thoroughly enjoy supporting these exporters and export related companies while they grow and prosper, but what they LOVE more is being able to celebrate their success along the way! The annual Bay of Plenty ExportNZ Awards is the perfect opportunity to do this – an event dedicated to showcasing the high flying exporters from our region and their people.

Into its 27th year, the awards recognise the innovative, the brave and the successful. They acknowledge those companies that have helped grow and transform New Zealand and local economies with exceptional export success. They bring our export community together to inspire one another and they provide us with a snapshot of amazing local export stories which we should all be proud of, but without the awards might otherwise go unnoticed.

And of course we do all of this while having a bit of fun; transforming the awards into a different theme each year, donning costumes (or black tie) and enjoying what is known locally as the ‘Event of the Year’. So, if you have never been a part of it or you simply can't get enough and want to attend again, then enter/nominate a business or unsung hero, or get your tickets now as we celebrate those raising the bar!