Greetings to you all from Westpac. We are honoured to be one of the major sponsors of the Prime Minister's Exporter of the Year Awards, on its 20th anniversary and join in with Investment Fiji, sponsors and exporters to celebrate 20 years of global recognition.
Westpac has been a sponsor of the "services" award for many years and we are glad to increase our involvement to major sponsor status in partnership year together with our friends from Vodafone Fiji Limited.
The Prime Minister's Exporter of the Year Awards recognises and honours Fiji businesses who have achieved sustainable export growth through innovation and commitment. The success of the award speaks volumes of the entrepreneurial talents of our business community and of course the quality of our products
Previous winners are today's role models as champions for the promotion of Fiji's premium products and services to overseas markets. And we know that our business community plays a vital role in supporting our economy through foreign exchange inflows, employment and investment
I am delighted to see that so many winners have been Westpac customers and our local team and I cannot help but feel proud of the part we have played to assist them achieve their business goals.
This awards program is supported by many of Fiji's leading organisations and tonight I would also like to acknowledge all the sponsors who have generously come on board again this year.
Lastly, I acknowledge and thank Investment Fiji and their continuous commitment to the Prime Minister's Exporter of the Year Awards. Vinaka