Western and Central Africa
Eastern and Southern Africa
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
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.
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
Best use of information technology
This award recognizes a digital innovation introduced by a TPO that improves productivity,
efficiency, marketing or performance.
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
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