Nominations are now open for the 2019 Australian Export Awards, with the national awards night to be held on December 3 at Parliament House in Canberra.
Approximately 52,000 Australian companies currently export, and overall export values are at record highs, according to federal trade minister Simon Birmingham.
“Australian exporters are now making annual sales in excess of $438 billion, fuelled by trade agreements that give better access to markets across our booming region,” Birmingham said in a statement.
“Exporters make an enormous contribution to our nation’s economy and it’s important to recognise their efforts, whilst at the same time encouraging more Australian businesses to expand their reach into the global marketplace.
“These awards are testament to the achievements of the many Australian businesses who have dared to follow their dreams and expand their markets across the globe in the true spirit of entrepreneurialism.”
State- and territory-level awards are held over September and October, with the Australian Export Award winners to be named on December 3 at the awards night at Parliament House.
Information on categories and how to nominate can be found here. This year the Manufacturing Award has apparently become the Manufacturing and Advanced Materials Award, for “outstanding international success by a manufacturer and/or advanced materials development. This includes production of consumer products.”