Earth’s Finest Water is bottled at source in Yaqara. FIJI Water is one of the country’s leading exporters and it has grown exponentially over the past twenty years. FIJI Water is the number one premium bottled water in the United States and is enjoyed in over 80 countries across the globe. FIJI Water is committed to responsible growth, innovation and supporting communities in Fiji. We are proud to be the Supreme Award sponsors for the IBA.
Since its establishment, HFC has concentrated upon providing the finest financial solutions to the people of Fiji. We are committed to understanding the needs of our clientele and to offer innovative and competitive products that serve our people with a difference. Our local ownership and leadership means that we understand your needs and that we can look at tailoring our products to suit your
needs. At HFC Bank we must constantly challenge ourselves to elevate our products and services to effectively assist a vibrant and
ever evolving nation.
DHL Express Fiji is proud to sponsor the Prime Minister’s International Business Awards 2018. As the pioneer and leader of the global express industry, operating in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL Express strives to invest ahead of the curve to support the long-term growth of international trade. Our focus is to support growing Fijian businesses as they venture into the rapidly growing e-commerce sector with our innovative real time shipment visibility tools, flexible delivery options and convenient collection points. Locally, we actively invest in reducing carbon emissions through delivery route optimisation and tree planting, while also supporting the community through our corporate social responsibility initiatives with local charities and our specialised Disaster Response Team.
At BlueScope Fiji, social responsibility is as strong as the steel we make and as affectionate as our people who make them. We pride ourselves as a good corporate citizen and actively seek opportunities to share our successes with the communities in which we operate. Recognising and empowering small business is aligned to our corporate value that “Our Communities are our Homes” which demands that we respect, encourage, and involve local business in our growth agenda. Through this sponsorship, we hope to inspire small business that we Fijians have the ability to do business beyond borders and make our economy stronger.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports is the lead agency tasked with supporting the development of the full potential of young people in Fiji. We are committed to delivering our services for the growth of young Fijians whilst providing the impetus for a rejuvenated and impressive sporting brand for all Fijians to be proud of. The Ministry, in 2017, launched the National Youth Entrepreneurship Award as there was no such award made by any organization. When a “Young Entrepreneurship” category was created in the International Business Award, the Ministry saw the opportunity to make a consolidated award through sponsoring the Young Entrepreneurship category. The Ministry sees this as a broader platform to which youths can aspire and is confident that it will encourage youths to be job creators rather than job seekers.
Swire Shipping is proud to be associated with the Prime Minister’s International Business Awards which seeks to recognize outstanding businesses that develop the Fijian export market. By sponsoring one of the categories, in this case the Re-Exporter of the Year, it allows our organization to support and recognize the businesses that are driving growth in the Fijian economy. With a finite regional population, which are predominantly import economies, the shipping industry very much relies on growth in the export sector to underpin increased growth in Fiji and the larger Central Pacific region.
As the line Ministry responsible for enhancing businesses, industries and overall trade, the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism recognises the importance of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector as the bedrock for sustainable and inclusive growth and catalyst for innovation. The Fijian Government also recognises entrepreneurial spirit and the need to harness the creative energy of our young people and in this regard will launch the Young Entrepreneurship Scheme or the YES that will incentivise the youths to develop innovative products, technology and/or services. Therefore, the Prime Minister’s International Business Award is the highest platform to give due recognition and to encourage MSME innovators
The Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) is the central bank of Fiji established in 1984 through an Act of Parliament, the RBF Act of 1983. The Reserve Bank of Fiji’s vision is to lead Fiji to economic success. The RBF provides proactive and sound advice to the government, develop an internationally reputable financial system and conduct monetary policy to foster economic growth. The RBF regulates the issue of currency, the supply, availability and international exchange of money, promotes monetary stability and sound financial structure, regulates the insurance industry, capital markets and the securities industry.
Golden Manufacturers Limited started out as a humble cardboard box manufacturer 35-years-ago and it has come a long way since its inception. This success came with a firm belief in the dynamic nature of Fiji’s economy, innovation, perseverance, resilience and hard work. Our commitment to our local economy, to our workforce and to being a leader in environmental protection and ethical corporate behaviour, all guide our success and progress. This is why Golden Manufacturers believes that Fiji Business Excellence Award is not just an award but a platform to strongly endorse, recognise and honour individuals for their hard work, dedication, and vision in creating more opportunities for our economic, human resources and community growth.
There is increased involvement of E-Commerce in the various areas of business and as the pioneers of E-Commerce in the telecommunications industry in Fiji, we are delighted to acknowledge the efforts of other organisations taking steps toward moving in the direction of E-Commerce. We are committed to improving connectivity for all Fijians and continue to invest in our Network and help bridge the digital divide. We continue to connect more people and businesses to smartphone and cloud technology, so they can engage in more E-Commerce activities. With technologies such as M-Paisa, Internet of Things and Applications, E-Commerce is very quickly becoming the preferred mode of doing business. Whether it is through website transactions, app based transactions, NFC, tap and go or mobile money, E-Commerce has numerous benefits for all stakeholders. We are proud to sponsor this award category in acknowledging businesses that show excellence in the use of E-Commerce to drive business growth in existing and new markets.
The Prime Minister’s International Business Awards is an excellent platform to recognise the efforts of businesses that are helping Fiji’s economy prosper. Tropik Wood sponsored the awards because everything about our business is related towards Corporate Social Responsibility. The involvement of our landowners in our business; the partnership with our workers; the focus on sustainability as plantations take 22 years to mature; the long term perspective, etc are part of our DNA geared towards social