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14 May 2019 - Launch of the 2019 ACT Chief Minister's Export Awards program

14 May 2019 - Applications open

9 August 2019 - Applications close

16 October 2019 - 2019 ACT Chief Minister's Export Awards Ceremony

December 2019 – 57th Australian Export Awards National Ceremony

Dinko Colak
Canberra Business Chamber
Phone: (02) 6247 4199

The Awards operate as a two-tier process, with exporters first achieving ACT distinction through the ACT Chief Minister’s Export Award program and then winners progressing as national finalists. As a finalist in the Australian Export Awards, ACT Award winners will be benchmarked against their peers across the country, with winners receiving national recognition for their international success.

The ACT Chief Minister's Export Awards are the Territory's most prestigious business awards. They acknowledge the innovation, hard work and success of businesses, large and small, in reaching new global markets. The Awards recognise the important contribution that Canberra Region businesses make to the local economy through job creation and increased prosperity in the community.

Join the likes of businesses such as Aspen Medical, Seeing Machines and iSimulate who have been ACT Category winners and gone on to be recognised for their outstanding export success at the Australian Export Award.

Using agreed guidelines, the ACT Chief Minister's Export Awards is managed and delivered by Canberra Business Chamber on behalf of the ACT Government.

Benefits of Entering
The ACT Award categories offer an opportunity for exporting businesses of any size or in any industry to enter. The benefits of winning a prestigious award can make entering a worthwhile investment of your time.

The Canberra Region has a dynamic and successful exporting community

  • Many past category winners are well-known - companies such as iSimulate, Instaclustr, Aspen Medical, Seeing Machines, Gym Aware and EOS. Each year, refreshingly new exporters emerge as category winners such as ThinkPlace, Thylacine Exhibition and Biometrix. As either an established or new exporter, your company could join the list of successful Canberra Region exporters’

Enter the Awards, give your business a health check, and enjoy the rewards and recognition associated with the Awards

  • The Awards provide an opportunity for you to use the entry process as a health check for your business. Preparing an application will help identify the strengths and weaknesses of your business, assess your export strategies, progress and note areas where further work may need to be done.
  • Winning an award distinguishes you as a market leader, boosting your company's reputation as a successful exporter.
  • You gain exposure to influential and valuable networks, which can open up new business opportunities.
  • You increase your brand awareness and generate marketing opportunities.


57th Australian Export Awards - National Finalist Benefits

All category winners from the Canberra Region, except for winners in the Exporting Government Solutions and Exporting to Asia categories, are automatically entered into the 57th Australian Export Awards, where you are a National Finalist, opening the door to even more exciting opportunities.

  • An opportunity to vie for the Australian Exporter of the Year Award;
  • Austrade will prepare a comprehensive media/publicity campaign highlighting the success of all National Finalists;
  • An Australian Export Awards National Finalist certificate;
  • Profile as a National Finalist on the Australian Export Awards website (;
  • Networking with all finalists at the Finalist Lunch prior to the National Awards Ceremony;
  • Opportunity to participate in the Masterclass conducted by a specialist facilitator;
  • Two complimentary tickets to the Australian Export Awards National Awards Ceremony at which 13 national category winners and the Australian Exporter of the Year will be announced;
  • Opportunity to network with other leading exporters, export facilitators, key Government officials and sponsors who support Australian exporters; and
  • Entitlement to use the national Australian Export Awards logo for your corporate marketing materials.
  • Feedback from national judges on your application.

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