Export Award

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The jury will place the focus of their assessment of the submitted applications on a convincing expansion strategy, a clearly comprehensible internationalization concept and the successful implementation of export activity. The judges will also look at how you positioned yourself in the market segment or sub-market on the international stage and how you integrate with international value chains using Switzerland as a value chain base.

 Finalisten und Gewinner Export Award 2017
Finalists and winners of the Export Award 2017

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

All applications received are examined in a multi-stage process and assessed by an independent jury. The most important dates for your application:

January 31, 2018 Submission deadline for applications
February 5, 2018 Pre-selection, selection of the six nominees
March 14, 2018 Judging for the Export Award 2018, Selection of finalists and the winner
3/26 - 4/6/2018 Production of the finalist films
April 26, 2018 Award ceremony at the Forum for Swiss Foreign Trade 2018

By applying, you undertake to keep the following dates in your calendar free:

March 14, 2018 Jury presentation of the six nominees
April 26, 2018 Participation in the Forum for Swiss Foreign Trade 2018 with award ceremony


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