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.
Participation in the Export Award is open to all internationally active Swiss SMEs. Application is free and uncomplicated.
Participation deadline January 21, 2022
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.
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.
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.
Hall of fame
The Export Award celebrates the successful internationalization of Swiss and Liechtenstein companies, and shows how they have successfully positioned themselves in the global economy.
Winner 2021: Nispera
Founded in 2015, Nispera provides smart data solutions for monitoring facilities that provide renewable energy. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform of the startup is already in use in more than 150 wind turbines, 250 photovoltaic facilities and 20 hydropower plants in over 25 countries. The 15-strong international team achieves more than 80% of its turnover abroad. Its goal is to access further markets and achieve 97% of its turnover internationally. To this end, potential customers are identified by the Global Head of Sales and dealt with by the team. Before the coronavirus pandemic, the startup also took part in relevant events in the target markets. Thanks to its good reputation, it now benefits immensely from recommendations by satisfied customers.
Export Award Gewinner 2020 - 2018