Recognising Resilience

Exporters and investors are major contributors to the Australian economy, driving progress and development across the country from the city to the outback.

Despite the unprecedented events of 2020, they have continued to rise to the evolving challenges of business with courage, innovation and resilience.

In this very unusual year, the 2020 Australian Export & Investment Awards will take a slightly different format, celebrating the remarkable efforts of all exporters and investors under the theme of ‘Recognising Resilience’.

Similar to the recent #SupportQLDExport campaign run by Trade and Investment Queensland, the national awards have called for exporters and investors to share their stories to inspire businesses across Australia.

Selected stories will be developed by Austrade to feature on the Australian Export & Investment Awards website alongside national promotion by event partners and supporters.

Stories from the past 12 months will centre on one or more of the following themes:

  • Diversification – reaching customers in new ways or new markets; pivoting a business model
  • Spirit – supporting staff; forging relationships/collaborations; shifting focus from overseas to Australia
  • Technology & Innovation – solving problems through technology or innovative ideas
  • Investment – an international company or joint venture who stood by Australia.

A small number of stories will also be turned into video stories to be promoted internationally and featured at a dedicated event hosted by Austrade in December.

Story submissions have closed.

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