9 May 2019 - Sydney launch of the awards and applications open - Register here
14 May 2019 - Wollongong launch - Register here
16 May 2019 - Central Coast launch - Register here
22 May 2019 - Orange launch - Register here
12 June 2019 - Byron Bay launch - Register here
18 June 2019 - Griffith launch - Register here
3 June 2019 - Application Support Webinar available online
1 August 2019 - Applications close
16 October 2019 - Awards ceremony and gala dinner at The Star
December 2019 - 57th Australian Export Awards National Ceremony
In 2019, applications for export awards will be accepted in the following categories:
Agribusiness, Food and Beverages
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.
For outstanding international success across all creative industries, including music and performing arts, film, television and radio, software and interactive content such as VR and AR, writing, publishing and print media, architecture and design, and visual arts. This includes fashion design.
For outstanding success by an Australian business in selling goods or services to customers overseas via an electronic network. Includes cross-border e-commerce and online sales.
For outstanding export achievement by an enterprise in any industry sector which has been exporting goods or services for three years or less.
International Education and Training
For outstanding innovation and international success in the field of education and training services, expertise and curriculum, including vocational training.
For outstanding international success in the medical, healthcare and biotechnology fields for products, technology, equipment or services. This includes e-health, digital health, medtech and aged care services.
Manufacturing and Advanced Materials
For outstanding international success by a manufacturer and/or advanced materials development. This includes production of consumer products.
Minerals, Energy and Related Services
For outstanding international success in the production or primary processing of extractive and value-added minerals or energy products, and in providing mining equipment, technology and services (METS) to the minerals and energy industries.
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.
For outstanding international success by a business whose head office is based in a non-metropolitan location.
For outstanding international success by any business with total annual sales not exceeding $5 million.
For outstanding international success in environmental solutions, clean energy innovation, materials and energy efficiency, waste and water management, green buildings and R&D collaboration.
Technology and Innovation
For outstanding international success in the field of information and communication products, technology or services that are concerned with the storage, retrieval, manipulation, transmission or receipt of digital data, including software and games. This includes fintech, cybersecurity and regtech sectors.
The following additional awards are available:
NSW Exporter to Asia Award
For outstanding export achievement by an enterprise in any industry sector, that has attained particular success in exporting goods or services to Asia.
NSW Development Impact Award
For companies creating an outstanding positive impact on communities in developing countries through the export of goods and/or services or through their operations. Improved development outcomes include (but are not limited to); increased economic growth and prosperity, improved health outcomes, improved conditions for the most vulnerable, improved education, or improved gender equality.
NSW Women in International Business Award
For outstanding achievement in international business by a woman, or group of women, either through developing or leading an international enterprise, or contribution as a senior leader in an enterprise.
Western Sydney Exporter Award
For outstanding export achievement in any Industry sector, by an enterprise located in the Greater Western Sydney area.
NSW Defence Industry Award
For outstanding export achievement in designing, manufacturing and adapting world class products/services to meet military requirements globally. This category is open for all NSW companies exporting in all industry sectors that can demonstrate that they are supplying into defence markets overseas.
NSW Exporter of the Year
The Premier's NSW Exporter of the Year will be selected from the 13 National Category Award winners.
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