Businesses aim for win
24 November, 2018, 11:49 am
AS many as 400 guests — government officials and businesses are expected to be a part of the 2018 Prime Minister’s International Business Awards at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa today.
A statement from Investment Fiji yesterday said more than 300 engagements on application drive took place from the launch event month in July before close of applications in October.
Investment Fiji chairman Truman Bradley said this year’s awards featured 12 categories with the inclusion of a new category — the Young Entrepreneurship Award.
“The awards provide an opportunity for Fijian businesses to benchmark performance, build capability, inspire to innovate, demonstrate service excellence, support job creation, boost employee morale and showcase business achievement to clients and investors,” Mr Bradley said.
He said many businesses had shown interest to be part of this prestigious awards with sought after categories in Best Small Business Operating Internationally, Young Entrepreneurship, Excellence in Innovation Awards, Business Leadership and Service Award.
According to the statement the awards also feature a judging process before to the awards which has been reengineered in 2017 with the design and implementation of an online application and judging platform.
Meanwhile the awards this year followed a strict judging criteria where entrants were judged not only on export revenue data but on best business practice, customer service delivery, product satisfaction and using digital platform to move the business forward.
“We would like to encourage those who are still waiting to buy tickets, to buy it fast. Tickets have been selling fast. There are limited spaces so we would not like to leave anyone behind. This is a significant event in Investment Fiji’s calendar and we are making sure that it is a success. We are also very thankful to the Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama who has agreed to be the chief guest during the awards night. His presence alone will certainly give more confidence to the exporters and meaning to the awards.”