Export Award

The Export Award recognizes successful internationally active businesses that convince the jury with their expansion strategies, the transparency of their internationalization concept, and a consistent and successful implementation.

The Export Award 2022 will be conferred as part of the International Trade Forum 2022, on April 7, 2022, at the Culture and Congress Centre Lucerne. 

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Application process

Participation in the Export Award is open to all internationally active Swiss SMEs. Application is free and uncomplicated.

Participation deadline January 21, 2022 

Prize and advantages

Export Award Prize and Advantages

The award brings prestige to the winning company in the eyes of its customers and partners and motivates the entire workforce. Export Award candidates are also able to benefit from increased media attention.

Further advantages: 

All applicants (with complete submitted application documents)

  • 1 free ticket to the International Trade Forum

All finalists and the winner

  • Free Gold Membership in Switzerland Global Enterprise for one year
  • Export Services Vouchers for a new market launch worth 1 x CHF 5,000 (winner) and 2 x CHF 1,000 (finalists)*
  • Trophy or certificate presented by the Chairwoman of Switzerland Global Enterprise, Ruth Metzler-Arnold
  • 4 x free tickets for the International Trade Forum for your employees or customers
  • Use of the “Export Award” label and communications tools (finalist films, press releases etc.)

*From the market analysis for your target destination to specific country information and detailed analysis of the competition, the vouchers for services from Switzerland Global Enterprise offer you everything you need to successfully tap into a new market.

Application process

Transparent application process

All applications received will be examined in a multi-stage process and assessed by an independent jury of experts.

The jury will not only assess the implementation of classic export, but also the general expertise of Swiss companies with regard to integration in global value chains; for example by networking with international suppliers or opening a branch in the target market. The focus here is on the choice of foreign markets, which hurdles have been overcome on entry, and how the company has positioned itself in the individual countries or regions.

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