We need to develop strategies to strengthen the capacity of our businesses and industries to innovate and create value. This was highlighted by Investment Fiji CEO Godo Mueller-Teut at
Gaetane Austin from Pure Fiji (3rd from left) and daughter Andre’e with their excellence in e-commerce at Westpac Prime Minister’s International Business Awards. Photo: DEPTFO.
We need to develop strategies to strengthen the capacity of our businesses and industries to innovate and create value.
This was highlighted by Investment Fiji CEO Godo Mueller-Teut during Prime Minister Westpac’s 2016 International Trade Awards at the Sheraton Fiji Resort on Saturday evening.
Mr. Mueller-Teut said: “The Prime Minister’s International Trade Awards celebrate the success of Fijian businesses by providing an opportunity for Fijian businesses to benchmark their performance, build capacity, inspire innovation, showcase value service excellence, support job creation and boost employee morale.
“We hope the winners of the 2016 Westpac Prime Minister’s International Business Awards will go on to even greater things and become an inspiration to others across the country.
“The nominations for tonight’s awards showed significant achievements in their respective fields and industry sectors. They illustrate the importance and benefits of an unwavering commitment to entrepreneurship, leadership and social responsibility.
The CEO added that companies must embrace technology as the primary source of product promotion as the world becomes digitally connected on a daily basis.
“In the competitive world we live in, we cannot afford to be complacent, we must focus on economic growth, which in turn creates employment opportunities and improves social and community well-being” , did he declare.
“The world is becoming more digitally connected every day and we must embrace technology as the key to promoting products and services and generating loyal customers nationally, regionally and internationally. “
He said that not only the major business houses give Fiji its character, but also the small and medium enterprises which play a key role in sustaining and stimulating economic growth and ensuring that Fiji remains the heart. commercial, innovative and creative from the Pacific.
Mr. Mueller-Teut thanked all the companies that participated in the awards, the sponsors and the independent jury.
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