In 1967 the Association for Finnish Work (Suomalaisen Työn Liitto) suggested awarding Finnish companies for excellent accomplishments in export. For 31 years The President's Export Award was presented as a token for successful export operations.
In 1999 the name "The Internationalization Awards of the President of the Republic" was introduced together with a new set of rules for rewarding. The grounds on which the recipients of the Internationalization Award are chosen today reflect the challenges of an altered operating environment as well as the companies' ability to develop and implement new operational methods in their internationalization processes.
The Award can be presented to a company or community that has actively participated in developing international Finland. Until 2015 the candidates for the Award were presented by Finpro. Since 2015 the preparatory work and the choosing of the candidates for the Awards has been done by Team Finland.
The president grants the award based on a proposal from the Team Finland Board of Directors.
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Photos from the previous years' winners on Finpro's Flickr
For more information, please contact:
Outi Torniainen, Senior Vice President, outi.torniainen(a)finpro.fi, tel +358 40 512 1375
Kati Kilpinen, Program Marketing Manager, kati.kilpinen(a)finpro.fi, tel. +358 40 3433 469