- 14th Annual -
2019 ANZCham Business Awards
ABOUT THE AWARDS
The ANZCham Business Awards were first presented in 2005 with 2019 marking the 14th event. The Awards were set up to recognise Australian, New Zealand, and Taiwan companies, organisations and individuals that have made a significant contribution to the bi-lateral business relationships between Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan, and to raise awareness of business opportunities with Australia and New Zealand in the local business community.
Australia-Taiwan Business Excellence Award
Blackmores is one of Australia’s leading brands of vitamin and dietary supplements. Their high-quality products are distributed in over 6,000 stores in Taiwan, including Costco, Family Mart, and 7-11. Blackmores has also invested in other partnerships by bringing in R&D and manufacturing to Taiwan since 2017, working with local manufacturers to develop new products including Collagen Tonic, Collagen Powder, and Vitamin E Lip Balm; which will eventually be exported to international markets.
Australia-Taiwan Business Partnership Excellence Award
Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor
Workforce Development Agency has been partnering with TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) since 2010, setting up vocational competency standards and accreditation in Taiwan based on the experience of Australia‘s TVET system. Since 2016, the partnership has extended to develop regional standards to foster industry skills development, including the delivery of training programs in Taiwan for trainees from APEC countries.
New Zealand-Taiwan Business Excellence Award
Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand re-commenced it’s non-stop Taipei - Auckland flight in November last year. The company has invested significantly into Taiwan promoting destination New Zealand across the island, and this investment has seen visitors from Taiwan to New Zealand increased by 25% and 36% more Kiwis travelling to Taiwan. This growth in travellers has seen Air New Zealand increase its flight frequency from three to five per week over this coming New Zealand summer season.
New Zealand-Taiwan Business Partnership Excellence Award
Jong Shyn 中信 Shipbuilding
Jong Shyn Shipbuilding is a premier shipbuilder in Kaohsiung. Over the years they have collaborated extensively with New Zealand's Hamilton Jet to incorporate their marine jet propulsion engines into their ships, and this year have established a significant multi-year supply agreement which will see them continuing to work together into the future.
Queensland-Taiwan Business Excellence Award
Ceres Tag smart ear tag is the future of livestock industry data and information now and for the next generation of graziers. This is a great example of Queensland research and innovation partnering with Taiwan’s high-end manufacturing sector. Ceres Tag’s Taiwan partner, Yomura Technologies were able to decrease the size and weight of the ear tag by 30% and Yomura have now invested in Ceres Tag which will see Taiwan and Queensland target global export markets together.
ANZCham Young Entrepreneur Award
Nick Chen, NextDrive Inc
An Australian alumnus, Mr Chen has embarked on a range of entrepreneurial activities across asset management, immersive technology, and smart energy. His previous work at iStaging took Taiwan’s XR technology to the real estate industry in Australia and New Zealand. He is a co-founder of PROJECTR, a cross border incubator for XR startups in Taiwan and New Zealand. In his current role as the CFO at Next Drive, Mr Chen is developing smart energy communities with Japanese developers in Australia.
Event photos can be found here.