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WTPO Award 2020

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    Call for entries are now closed. See our shortlisted candidates for the WTPO 2020 Awards below!


    2020 Award categories and Shortlist

    The 2020 WTPO Awards will recognize excellence in export development initiatives across three individual categories.

    Eighteen organizations have been shortlisted for the 2020 World Trade Promotion Organization Awards.

    Best use of a partnership

    This award recognizes the successful use of integrated partnerships and networks to advance export development and impact.

    Colombia: ProColombia

    Egypt: Engineering Export Council of Egypt

    Sweden: Business Sweden

    The Netherlands Netherlands: Enterprise Agency

    United Republic of Tanzania: Tanzania Trade Development Authority

    Viet Nam: Vietrade

    Zimbabwe: ZimTrade

    Best use of information technology

    This award recognizes a digital innovation introduced by a TPO that improves productivity,

    efficiency, marketing or performance.

    Brazil: ApexBrasil

    China: China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

    Georgia: LEPL Enterprise Georgia

    Malaysia: Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation

    Portugal: Portugal Global - Trade & Investment Agency

    United Arab Emirates:Dubai Exports

    Best initiative for inclusive and sustainable trade

    This award focuses on initiatives that respond to at least one (and preferably more) of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    Austria: Advantage Austria

    Costa Rica: Export Promotion Agency of Costa Rica

    Lithuania: Enterprise Lithuania

    Saint Lucia: Export Saint Lucia

    Spain: ICEX Spain Exports and Investments

    The winners will be announced during the Gala dinner of the 13th WTPO Conference taking place in Accra, Ghana on 14 October. The Ghana Export Promotion Authority in partnership with the International Trade Centre will host the event.

    WTPO Awards 2020

    The 2020 WTPO Awards focus on outstanding performance of the TPO's processes and practices in providing excellence in Export Development Initiatives.

    A key challenge faced by exporting SMEs is to compete effectively in international markets. Export development initiatives are created to support SMEs in their export operations, helping them building their competencies in order to be enduring, competitive international players. This year, TPOs must demonstrate a high value for money through their initiatives, to ensure their own sustainability.

    TPOs measure and report the success of their export development initiatives through the positive changes experienced by their clients. Establishing and applying appropriate processes allow TPOs to measure such changes and the requisite outcomes.

    The WTPO Awards 2020 aim to identify and recognize those processes that have successfully contributed to strengthening the competitiveness of exporting enterprises or have made a significant and positive change towards reaching this objective.
    Entrants are invited to describe one   specific export development initiative that illustrates how an individual or a group of SMEs were assisted in strengthening their competitiveness and, as a result, entered or re-entered the global market as strong competitors.

    For more information:

    Read the Press release

    Read about this year's awards in the WTPO Awards 2020 Entry Guide

    View the WTPO Conference programme


    WTPO Awards 2020 Jury

    WTPO Awards 2020 Jury 1  WTPO Awards 2020 Jury 2 WTPO Awards 2020 Jury 3 WTPO Awards 2020 Jury 4



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