The Australian Export Awards (AEA) is a national program that recognises Australian businesses for their export achievements and contribution to Australia’s economic prosperity. The Export Awards are first awarded into each state and territory for different business categories, then state finalists get to compete at a national level for national recognition.
As a proud supporter of Australian exporters at 2M, we regularly sponsor the Awards in New South Wales and Queensland. 2018 won’t be an exception and we are looking forward to discovering new exporter’s success stories in our Queensland home state and in New South Wales. “It’s extraordinary to watch how our exporter clients conquer international markets and become leaders in their field globally and then to see them celebrated at the Export Awards is the highlight of the year” says 2M CEO Tea Dietterich.
Our CEO Tea Dietterich and our Digital Marketing Manager Thomas Lespes-Muñoz at the 2017 QLD Export Awards
2M’s General Manager Susanne Creak with Export Council of Australia’s CEO Alina Bain at the recent launch of the 2018 NSW Export Awards
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The Export Awards are a great way to recognise Australian exporter’s achievement, help them gain exposure and represent a good opportunity to network with export industry peers. The awards are delivered in the following categories with some state-specific categories:
For outstanding international success in the field of agricultural products, services or technology, including processed foods and beverages, and the forestry, fisheries and fibres industries.
BUSINESS SERVICES AWARD
For outstanding international success in the professional business services including legal, accounting, administration and support services, business management, marketing services, franchising and licensing, engineering, financial and insurance, market research and translation services.
CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AWARD
For outstanding international success across all creative industries including music and performing arts, film, television and radio, software and interactive content, writing, publishing and print media, architecture, design and visual arts.
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES AWARD
For outstanding international success in the field of information and communication products, technology or services that are connected with storage, retrieval, manipulation, transmission or receipt of digital data including software and games.
For outstanding success by an Australian business using online sales platforms as a primary channel to sell goods or services overseas.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING AWARD
For outstanding innovation and international success in the field of education and training services, expertise and curriculum including vocational training.
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.
ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS AWARD
For outstanding international success in environmental solutions, clean energy innovation, materials and energy efficiency, waste and water management, green buildings and R&D collaboration
HEALTH AND BIOTECHNOLOGY AWARD
For outstanding international success in medical, healthcare, biotechnology fields for products, technology, equipment or services.
For outstanding international success by a manufacturer.
MINERALS, ENERGY AND RELATED SERVICES AWARD
For outstanding international success in the production or primary processing of extractive and value-added minerals or energy products, mining equipment, technology and services (METS) to the minerals and energy industries.
REGIONAL EXPORTER AWARD
For outstanding international success by a business whose head office is based in a non-metropolitan location.
SMALL BUSINESS AWARD
For outstanding international success by any business with total annual sales (including domestic sales) not exceeding $5 million.
AUSTRALIAN EXPORTER OF THE YEAR AWARD
The Australian Exporter of the Year will be selected by the national judges from the winners of the categories shown above.
South Australia: 4 May 2018
Australian Capital Territory: 7 May 2018
Victoria: 7 May 2018
Western Australia: 9 May 2018
Queensland: 10 May 2018
New South Wales: 21 May 2018
Tasmania: 5 June 2018
Northern Territory: 28 June 2018