The annual Western Australian Export Awards are now receiving applications, with winners due to be notified in September prior to representing Western Australia at the national Australian Export Awards in November 2021.
The awards recognise businesses for the significant contribution they make to both the state and national economies.
“Western Australian businesses generate income through exports across many sectors that are vital to the nation’s economy, contributing more than half the exports that Australia ships overseas,” acting minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade Bill Johnston said.
“The award categories cover a range of sectors, reflecting the business diversity and growth our State has achieved as a global trading partner.
“I encourage businesses across Western Australia to promote their achievements and to enter the Western Australian Export Awards.”
Launched in 1988, the awards’ past winners have come from a range of sectors including education, information technology, mining and agriculture.
Western Australian businesses can enter 13 different award categories, including Agribusiness, Food and Beverages; Advanced Technologies; International Education and Training; Minerals, Energy and Related Services; Manufacturing and Advanced Materials; Regional Exporter; and Small Business.
The event recognises the adaptable Western Australian businesses that are thriving despite the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses have adapted strategies and developed new international relationships, to continue exporting goods and services to overseas markets.
In 2020, Western Australia’s exports were worth $187 billion, representing approximately 51 per cent of Australia’s total merchandise exports.
The Western Australian Export Awards are coordinated by Invest and Trade Western Australia and managed by its program partner, the Export Council of Australia.
Invest and Trade Western Australia connects investors and buyers with Western Australian suppliers and partners to grow and diversify the state’s economy.
To apply for the Western Australian Export Awards, visit Austrade’s portal.
Applications close on Friday August 6 2021.
Winners will go on to represent Western Australia at the national Australian Export Awards in November 2021.
Further information is available at https://www.export.org.au/awards-programs/index.html