Resilience, Recovery and Progress
The Prime Minister’s International Business Awards is the premier event in the country where the best of businesses are recognized for their excellence, innovation, resilience and more importantly contribution towards the growth of the Fijian economy.
The Awards provide an opportunity for Fijian businesses to benchmark performance, build capability, inspire to innovate, showcase service excellence, support job creation and boost employee morale.
With the theme “Resilience, Recovery and Progress”, the 2022 Awards aspire to reward businesses which have challenged their limitations to break conventional barriers and punch above their weight through ingenious approaches.
The winners of the Prime Minister’s International Business Awards 2022 will get a competitive edge over other Fijian businesses, be role models in Fiji’s private sector and motivate them to propel to excellence.
FIJI Water, is one of the world’s most iconic brands, and is the No. 1 premium imported bottled water in the United States and known for its iconic square bottle, soft mouth feels, and unique mineral profile. Widely available in more than 80 countries, it is a water of choice at fine restaurants and hotels, all major retail channels, and offers a convenient home/business delivery service. FIJI Water is a division of The Wonderful Company, a privately held $5 billion global company dedicated to harvesting health around the world. In addition to FIJI Water, the U.S.-based Wonderful Company’s other iconic brands include POM Wonderful®, Wonderful® Pistachios, Wonderful® Halos®, Wonderful® Seedless Lemons, Teleflora®, JUSTIN® Wines, JNSQ™ Wines, and Landmark® Wines.
“Businesses play a key role in helping individuals and communities across Fiji emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Ed Sutter, Senior Vice President of Operations at FIJI Water. “Ultimately, our combined efforts help ensure that the Fijian economy is prosperous as we strive for sustainable, inclusive growth. On behalf of our entire FIJI Water team and everyone at The Wonderful Company, we are honored to sponsor the Supreme Award category which recognizes excellence in leadership and social responsibility.” This event underscores a collective commitment to help drive positive change in the communities we serve. It is important to recognize for businesses for their many contributions to the economy, which in turn, transforms the lives of all Fijians.
FIJI Water is proud to sponsor the Prime Minister's International Business Awards (PMIBA) for the 5th consecutive year. In partnership with the PMIBA, FIJI Water shares a steadfast commitment to work hand-in-hand with the people of Fiji to enhance quality of life and help create a more sustainable world now, and for generations to come.
DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider. With over 100,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global sustainable trade flows. With international reach and local teams, we offer time definite door-to-door delivery around the world.
DHL Express commenced its operations in Fiji in 1976 and has a strong footprint in 11 Pacific Island countries as well.
We understand that the Small Businesses are as important, as the large corporates, to the economic growth of the country.
Since 1976, we have established ourselves as an industry leader focused on speed and timely delivery in Fiji and Pacific Islands and have become the go-to express logistics service provider.
As experts in international shipping, we simplify the complex world of global trade, with key focus on E-Commerce and online trade, we continue to support our customers to enter new markets so they can develop and grow.
Events like the PMIBA plays a vital role in the growth and marketing of businesses in Fiji.
We are pleased to be able to play a part in the economic growth of Fiji and we do so by connecting our customers to the world through cross-border logistics.
DHL has participated as a sponsor for the PMIBA in 2018 and 2019.
Westpac is Fiji’s longest running bank, with 15 branches across the country and numerous branchless banking options including the Westpac Fiji mobile app, internet banking and a network of Instore merchants. Westpac have long championed sustainability, with a program that ensures the company is making a positive impact through its community and environment programs, and when it comes to maintaining social, environment and governance (ESG) standards across its operations.
We recognize the significance of the PM’s International Business Awards to Fiji’s economy especially now we are on the road to recovery through the pandemic. We appreciate the exposure this platform gives to boost local businesses in Fiji and its part of our commitment to helping Fijians succeed.
BSP Financial Group Limited (BSP) is recognised for its strong commitment to the Pacific, a region which we are proud to call home.
In Fiji, BSP is the largest financial institution offering the full range of financial services including banking, Life and Health insurance and asset finance solutions through innovation and technology. BSP has the widest network of customer touch points with over 70 service outlets, 121 ATMs, over 2,500 EFTPoS Terminals and over 156 insurance advisors. BSP also has 38 Post Fiji agencies in the rural and maritime areas to assist members of these communities with basic banking services.
Telecom is a leading ICT Company in Fiji which has evolved over the last 122 years from basic landlines to now providing premium data services and end to end ICT solutions for businesses and government. Telecom owns and operates the country’s backbone telecommunications network infrastructure. Telecom is an equal opportunity employer, with over 550 people employed across the country.
Being a local company, Telecom is committed in supporting initiatives that recognize, develop and reward innovation and excellence, whether on an individual basis or at organization level. Partnership with the PMIBA program provides us an opportunity to contribute, and hopefully inspire others to do the same.
The awards program provides an opportunity for businesses to not only support this event and be part of something great and rewarding, but it also helps drive innovation, service excellence and inspires a culture of continuous improvement in businesses that compete for these awards. Ultimately, these improvements at organization level contributes to improvements at national level.
Telecom has been a sponsor of the PMIBA since 2013.
Vodafone Fiji operates as a partner market of Vodafone Group and is the leading provider of Telecommunications, ICT and Cloud services and solutions in Fiji. With over 28 years of market experience and circa 96% population coverage, Vodafone Fiji provides end-to-end connectivity solutions for both consumers and business customers.
While strongly embedded in Fiji, Vodafone has expanded across the Pacific, now operating in Samoa, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Kiribati, American Samoa and Papua New Guinea.
Vodafone Fiji is sponsoring the Excellence in Outsourcing category in this year’s Prime Minister’s International Business Awards (PMIBA) to recognize the importance of this growing sector and to celebrate the success of businesses and entrepreneurs who have invested in this multi-million-dollar industry, which has a potential to generate over 100,000 jobs in the next 10 years.
Vodafone Fiji has been a proud sponsor of the PMIBA awards for many years and encourages businesses to participate in the awards, as this results in recognition of business excellence, innovation and of course, aids in driving continuous improvement.
Tropik Wood Industries Limited (TWIL) owns and operates Fiji largest sawmill, wood chip mill for exports and is also an independent power producer exporting excess power to the national grid. Fiji Pine Group of Companies, one of the largest entities in Fiji and the Pacific Islands that owns and manages about 84,000 hectares of Pine Land around Fiji and is a company owned by the Fijian Government & Pine Landowners. It is the largest contributor towards the GDP from the forestry sector.
PMIBA is a premier event in Fiji, which recognizes the achievements of our local business competing in the international markets. Their services and products are a testament to the growth Fiji as endured since independence. It is an occasion in which an organization will be recognized and has distinguished itself in attaining international standards.
Since the introduction of this prestigious award, Tropik Wood Industries Limited, has been a proud sponsor for 7 consecutive years; until the awards were held.
The Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) remains committed to its partnership with Investment Fiji in supporting the Prime Minister’s International Business Awards (PMIBA), as it now reaches the 10th year of its sponsorship of the prestigious event. As the sponsor of the Primary Industry Excellence Award, the RBF is privileged to celebrate and recognise excellence and success across Fiji’s primary industries.
The challenges faced by the primary sector are varied and require ongoing innovation and collaboration. With its vision of Leading Fiji to Economic Success, the RBF seeks to ensure that the primary sector is equipped with resources to meet its potential, and be one of the engines of economic growth. The PMIBA is an important platform where those who get recognised articulate the story of business growth and resilience, and represent a wide range of the primary sector who are making an immense contribution to the growth of the Fijian economy.
LICI (Life Insurance Corporation of India) is a Global Life Insurance Company with HQ in Mumbai, India. It is the largest life insurance company in the world in terms of number of policies serviced which is to the tune of 260 Million. In terms of assets, it is Trillion Dollar Company. It has over 3000 offices, 1.2 million agents and 120,000 employees in India.
LICI Fiji Operations is serving the people of Fiji since 1956. It is the leading life insurance company in Fiji with excellent track record of delivering very good returns to the customers besides providing invaluable life insurance cover.
“Excellence in E-Commerce Transformation” has been decided upon by LICI since the world is moving very fast from physical to digital, brick and mortar to virtual. E Commerce has become the dominant mode of marketing of goods and services all over the world and Fiji cannot be left behind. To keep pace with the fast-changing world, E Commerce needs to be taken to the next level in Fiji. For this, recognizing transformational leaders in this crucial field is important.
Events like PMIBA play a very important role in recognizing out of the box thinkers and innovators who have dared to venture into unchartered territory, tried to do things in a different way. People at large must be made aware of the work of such entrepreneurs who are making an impact of the lives of the common citizen. PMIBA provides the right platform for this. LICI has participated once earlier, 4 years back.
Golden Manufacturers Pte Limited’s secret to success is service, quality and sustainability. Throughout its 40 years in operation, such traits have provided the foundations to enable the company to build a client list that today includes an array of world-renowned brands. A recognized leader in Corrugated
Packaging in Fiji and the wider Pacific Islands region, Golden Manufacturers specializes in Die-Cut, Pre-Printed, Wax, Heavy Duty Cartons, Cores and Corner Boards.
They have further enhanced their capabilities with a label plant that can print a variety of Self-Adhesive Labels up to 11 colors with a combination of gravure and flexo printing, including lamination, over varnished or cold foiled on different substrates – on gloss art paper, BOPP White, BOPP Clear printed on surface and reverse side.
We believe in promoting sustainable businesses and ideas in an effort to combat the threat of climate change, which is perhaps humanities greatest contemporary challenge. We take great pride in our sustainable initiatives and would like to see other businesses do the same.
The event encourages businesses to look beyond the triple bottom line and compete on more holistic dimensions. Additionally, granting exposure to the businesses that successfully do so.
Golden Manufacturers Pte Limited’s has been sponsors for more than 10 years.
TotalEnergies is a broad energy company that produces and markets fuels, natural gas and electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is more affordable, more reliable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.
TotalEnergies Marketing (Fiji) Pte Ltd. has been operating in Fiji since 2006 with a local footprint dating back to 1928(?). Throughout the country, TotalEnergies Fiji is involved in marketing various energy, lubricants, and car care products and services to its customers in both the private and public sectors. TotalEnergies Marketing (Fiji) Pte Ltd is pleased to sponsor the Excellence in Innovation Award for the 2022 Prime Minister Business International Awards.
We are happy to associate with Excellence in Innovation Award for the Prime Minister Business International Awards because it will recognize the most exciting and promising businesses in Fiji. Innovation is a key pillar of TotalEnergies’ strategy and every year, “Innovation Days” are held in all subsidiaries worldwide to support the innovation mindset and promote the identification and deployment of cutting-edge, innovative business solutions.
PMIBA in Fiji is important because it encourages product and business innovation to help companies stay relevant and competitive in a continuously growing and changing market environment.
For TotalEnergies Marketing (Fiji) Pte Ltd, this is the first year (2022) we are sponsoring the Excellence in Innovation Award as one of the 13 categories for Prime Minister Business International Awards.
Fiji’s food and agriculture sector has faced the challenge of COVID-19 pandemic and in so doing has reminded us of the fundamental importance of the sector in terms of employment, food security and contributor to economic growth and recovery.
The challenge aims to showcase and recognize individuals, companies, groups or institutions that are demonstrating a future-oriented vision for the Agri-food sector and its supporting services in Fiji. Drawing on the unique production potential of Fiji, the challenge is searching for ambition, creativity, and innovation.
The challenge is open for any operator in the agribusiness sector, to tell their story; from large private and public agribusinesses through to energetic entrepreneurs, promising agribusiness start-ups and established agri-small to medium enterprises. The vital ingredient is innovation and ambition.
The challenge seeks to recognize those that are playing a defining role in moving Fiji’s agri-business forward within certain sectors and encompassing new technology, new products, new services, standards, innovation, marketing excellence and corporate social responsibility.
For 150 years, Swire Shipping has helped customers all over the world achieve shipping and supply chain efficiencies with our sustainable and innovative shipping and landside solutions. Our purpose is to enrich lives through connecting our customers and communities around the world.
Swire Shipping is proud to be sponsoring the Excellence in Service Award for the 2022 PMIBA. As a company with our heart in the Pacific, we wish to support businesses that has shown resilience and adaptability through their exceptional services throughout the pandemic. We believe that events like PMIBA ensures that businesses are recognized and acknowledged for their remarkable services to Fiji, this program also provides a platform to foster stronger relationships among leaders in the country.
We believe that events like PMIBA ensures that businesses are recognized and acknowledged for their remarkable services to Fiji, this program also provides a platform to foster stronger relationships among leaders in the country.
This will be Swire Shipping’s third year as sponsors as they did so in 2018, 2019 and now 2022.
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