Monday 13 May 2019 - Applications Open
Wednesday 31 July 2019 - Applications Close
Thursday 10 October 2019 - QLD Export Awards Ceremony
3 December 2019- National Awards Ceremony
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.
Premier of Queensland Exporter of the Year Award
The Premier of Queensland Exporter of the Year Award will be selected from the winners of the categories shown above.
The following additional awards are available:
Dermot McManus Award for Innovation
This award recognises exporters who have demonstrated outstanding innovation in their business field. Innovation can be evident through strategy, production and/or processes. The award is given in honour of the late Mr Dermot McManus, Agent-General for Queensland and Queensland Trade and Investment Commissioner - Europe from 1995 to 2000.
Tom Burns Award for Women in International Business
This award recognises 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. The award particularly focuses on achievement in international markets, as well as an ongoing commitment to international trade relations. It is given in memory of the late Mr Tom Burns AO, who made an outstanding contribution to public life in Queensland as a member of parliament from 1972 to 1996, and who was instrumental in developing Queensland's relationships with China and Vietnam.
Richard Joel Award for the Defence Industry
This award recognises outstanding export achievement in designing, manufacturing and adapting world-class products/services to meet military requirements globally. This category is open to Queensland companies in all industry sectors that can demonstrate that they are supplying to overseas defence markets. It is given in honour of the late Mr Richard Joel AM, formerly Chief Executive Officer of the Office of Economic Development for the City of Brisbane from 1986 to 2002, and a recipient of the 2000 Centennial Medal for services in promoting economic development in Brisbane.
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