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Application drive for 2017 Prime Minister's International Business Award commences

Date: 04 Aug, 2017
 Investment Fiji has embarked on the application drive for the 2017 Prime Minister’s International Business Awards.

Investment Fiji teams are currently in the western and northern divisions, assisting the potential applicants with the application process.

Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Godo Mueller- Teut says the Awards reward the best in the business in the country and will ensure businesses from wide sectors of the Fijian economy are part of this prestigious ceremony.

“We have refined and fine-tuned this year’s application process. We are personally visiting the potential applicants in all the major divisions to help them understand the process so that we entice quality applications,” Mr. Mueller- Teut said.

The application drive for the Awards will continue until mid-September.

“I would like to encourage as many businesses as possible to apply for this year’s Prime Minister’s International Business Awards. Through these Awards, we are encouraging innovation, tenacity, social responsibility and sustainable development,” he said.

Director of Rosie Holidays, the Supreme Award Winners of 2016 Prime Minister’s International Business Awards, Mr. Tony Whitton has also urged other businesses to be part of this year’s Awards.

Speaking at the Local Investor and Exporter Seminar in Lautoka, Mr. Whitton says the IBA is a platform where businesses are recognized internationally.

“Fiji as a brand has a lot going for it. Be it in the export of services, aviation, manufacturing, agriculture, commodities even on the sports arena, somehow, we produce the Best in the World on a small scale. Boutique but World Class! I want to encourage businesses and exporters to enter the Prime Minister International Business Awards to show the world the talent and quality of our goods and services that can hold its own on the International stage”, Mr. Whitton said.

Managing Director of Green Gold Kava, Mr. Praveen Narayan says winning Emerging Exporter of the Year Award in 2016 has been a morale boost for his business.

“It was not just my hard work, but my employees’ dedication towards my business too that was rewarded during the 2016 Prime Minister’s International Business Awards,” Mr. Nayaran said.

The theme for this year’s Award is “Achieving for sustainable economic growth” that reflects on the Fijian Government’s global campaign on green economies.