The key note address at the launch was given by Mr Jonathan O'Dea, MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier and Treasurer who discussed the value of
exports to the NSW economy and noted the importance of recognising NSW exporters. “The NSW Government is determined to help more businesses reach the
global markets. We want to see your business shine on the global stage.” Mr O’Dea said.
At last year’s awards there were a record number of companies with 82 finalists across 21 awards categories
CEO of the ECA Alina Bain said “We were pleased to have our 2017 NSW Women in International Business winner, Jane Lu, Founder & CEO of Showpo
, talk about growing a multi-million-dollar eCommerce business and winning the prestigious award. It is an inspiring story
and the eCommerce opportunity is one the awards program in 2018 will explore through its regional events, with upcoming locations in Griffith and Wollongong.”
“The Premier’s NSW Export Awards will be entering its 56th year and as always we will be looking for innovative exporters across the state to profile and
celebrate. The awards give exporters the opportunity to make their company and international business story known. The awards are also an acknowledgement
of their contribution to NSW’s economic future.” Ms Bain added.
This year the national program will include a new category: Emerging Exporter Award, for outstanding export achievement by an enterprise in any industry
sector which has been exporting goods or services for three years or less.
“The awards program looks to celebrate international business success and innovation across NSW. The ECA will be looking for diverse companies from every
industry, location and size, companies both emerging and established are encouraged to apply.
The international business landscape in NSW encompasses many companies working tirelessly to compete on the global stage. NSW’s exporters succeed through
persistence and a recognition that Australia’s industry has much value to add for international customers. The awards recognise this challenge and
rewards those businesses taking it on.” Ms Bain said.
The ECA calls on all New South Wales companies engaged in international business to apply for the program.
Information can be found at www.exportaward.com.au/nsw
. Applications will officially close on
17 August 2018. The finalists will be notified in September with winners announced at a prestigious awards presentation dinner on the 24 October 2018
at The Star, Pyrmont. Winners in the National Award categories will go on to represent the State at the Australian Export Awards National Ceremony
For any enquiries on entering the awards, or attending the regional eCommerce events please contact Kristen Mulligan at email@example.com
2018 National award categories:
- Business Services
- Creative Industries
- Digital Technologies
- Education and Training
- Emerging Exporter *NEW*
- Environmental Solutions
- Health and Biotechnology
- Minerals, Energy and Related Services
- Regional Exporter
- Small Business
2018 NSW state specific award categories:
- NSW Asian Exporter
- NSW Innovation in Export
- NSW International Development
- NSW Women in International Business
- Western Sydney Exporter
- NSW Defence Industry