HSBC International Business Awards

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The HSBC International Business Awards project aims to support dynamic local companies that have decided to succeed on international markets.

The initiative includes a competition and a professional seminar for internationally oriented companies. At the seminar, delegates can learn about specific target markets and discuss key market, banking, accounting and legal themes with peers and subject matter experts from HSBC and its partners in the project.

The HSBC International Business Awards also acknowledges important people who have contributed to the development of Czech exports and the successes of Czech companies on foreign markets.

Why apply?

It is simple - the winners get

Support for their international expansion project in home and target market, in the form of professional consulting concerning the tools of international trade, cash management and risk management as well as legal, accounting and managerial consultation from the renowned partners of the project.

  • An opportunity to make new contacts and to continue to develop the company’s exports through the participation at global HSBC conferences
  • Media publicity

Who can apply?

  • Emerging Exporter is the category for medium-sized companies with an annual turnover of more than CZK800 million and less than CZK1.5 billion. The goal of the support that the company receives from HSBC should be the further growth of the company’s exports
  • International Innovation is the category for large companies with an annual turnover of more than CZK1.5 billion. Their purpose is to support innovation in the area of exports and international expansion

The HSBC International Business Awards is a follow-up to the previous five-year tradition of the HSBC Grant competition. Applications are invited until 15 May 2015.

The winners of the HSBC International Business Awards will be announced at an awards ceremony in June 2015 in Prague.

Accompanying programme

As a part of the competition, HSBC held a special seminar Exports in Focus in February 2015. It was designed to provide Czech exporters with practical advice and useful information as to how to succeed on foreign markets.  Aside from the contemporary concept of export and related topics (Working capital solutions & Open Account Financing, New General Insurance Conditions of EGAP), the seminar focused on two attractive markets, namely India and Turkey.

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