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2016 TPO Network Awards–Call for applications

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    The TPO Network Awards is a biennial international activity of the global TPO Network established to recognize outstanding performance in TPO processes and initiatives.

    Winners of the 2016 Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) Network Awards were announced on 24 November during the gala dinner for the 11th TPO Network World Conference & Awards in Marrakech, Morocco.

    Winners were recognized for demonstrating outstanding performance of export development programmes.

    'These awards recognize trade and investment promotion organizations that promote sustainable, inclusive growth through trade, thus creating a transformational impact on business,’

    Arancha González, ITC Executive Director


    Winners’ Booklet

    The Winners' Booklet,

    What makes a winner?
    Comment gagner?
    ¿Qué se necesita para ganar?

    offers a brief profile of each of the winning Export Development Initiatives and the good practices used by the TPOs that provide them.

    The winners

    Least Developed Country category:

    The International Trade Board of Madagascar supports traditional, semi-industrial and handicraft exports from SMEs. Since its creation in 2013, it has opened a one-stop shop for exports; certified two business clusters as organic and fair trade through assisting SMEs to improve their production processes by complying with environmental norms and demonstrating traceability practices. These changes boosted the international competitiveness of the SMEs enabling them to access European Union and United States markets.

    Developing Country category:

    PROCOMER’s new awards programme is boosting export diversification for SMEs. Created in 2015, it helps SMEs to work in a sustainable and financially independent way. It has also developed a ‘teamwork’ approach that brings SMEs together, enabling them to work across the agriculture, food, industry and services sectors.

    Developed Country category:

    Business France, with the investment bank Bpifrance and credit insurance company Coface, delivered customized support to connect 1,000 medium-sized companies with high growth potential to international markets. Of 850 companies enrolled, 65% have signed or negotiated an export contract.

    Short listed nominees

    Also deserving of recognition are the 11 TPOs also shortlisted for this year’s awards: Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Jamaica, Republic of Korea, Madagascar, the Netherlands, and Qatar.

    2016 Adjudicating panel:

    The TPO Network Awards Adjudicating Panel is comprised of the senior members from the following TPOs:

    • The previous year’s first place TPO Network Award winners;
    • The past and current TPO Network World Conference hosts;
    • The Director of ITC’s Division of Business and Institutional Support

    The panel is chaired by ITC’s Executive Director


    The 2016 Adjudicating Panel:





    Download it here 

  • Contact

    For more information, please contact the TPO Network Awards team at: wtpo-awards[at]intracen.org