Banco Espírito Santo and Jornal de Negócios established a partnership with Coface and McKinsey & Company in order to create the Internationalization & Export Awards. This event aims to distinguish companies with the best export performance and rewards success stories in an internationalization context. The prize-giving ceremony was held on November 7 at Ritz Four Seasons Hotel, in Lisbon, and was attended by Álvaro Santos Pereira, Minister of Economy. Represented by its Vice-President Sales & Marketing – Diogo Graça Moura, BERD was awarded with an Honorable Mention in the “Best SME Exporter” category, for its performance in 2010.