219 applications for Prime Minister’s International Business Awards

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A total of 219 applications have been submitted through an online portal for all 13 categories during the 2022 Prime Minister’s International Business Awards scheduled to be held early December.

Investment Fiji Chief Executive Kamal Chetty said the number of entries is a reflection of the growing Fijian economy and businesses that have subsisted and still thriving from the challenges of the past two years due to the global pandemic.

“Now entering its 30th year, the Prime Minister’s International Business Awards has to date inspired countless businesses to diversify their potential. Winners from past award ceremonies are making significant contributions to the Fijian economy,” said Mr.Chetty.

With applications received, Mr Chetty said the next step would be the judging process where the applications will be vetted by a high-caliber and experienced judges from the private and public sectors.

The theme for the 2022 Prime Minister’s International Business Awards is ‘Recovery, Resilience, and Progress’ and the awards ceremony is a celebration of the businesses that have endured the challenges of the global pandemic, through diversification and innovation incorporated into their operations.

Mr. Chetty added that the award will also elevate the businesses and help create the recognition and branding needed to assist in marketing their products and services globally.

“This demonstrates that the Fijian Government values and recognizes businesses for their achievements, innovation and resilience, mainly as they strive to grow and expand their global footprints.”

There are 17 awards and 13 categories this year with the introduction of three new categories, namely the Excellence in Outsourcing Award, the Best Crisis in Recovery Award and Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access (PHAMA) Plus Agribusiness Innovation Challenge.

There will also be four new recognition awards to acknowledge businesses that have made an impact to the Fijian economy.

The award will also motivate businesses to continue to raise standards, create job opportunities and enhance corporate excellence and innovation.

The 2022 Prime Minister’s International Business Awards will be held on Saturday, 10th December, 2022 at the Sheraton Resort, Nadi.

Tickets for the awards can be reserved via www.iba.org.fj/book-tickets<http://www.iba.org.fj/book-tickets>

Picture caption: (L-R) Ministry of Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport (MCTTT) Permanent Secretary Shaheen Ali, Minister Hon. Faiyaz Koya, Attorney General Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Investment Fiji Board Chair Jenny Seeto and Chief Executive Officer Kamal Chetty during the launch of the 2022 Prime Minister’s International Business Awards in Suva. Courtesy: Investment Fiji

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