• 1 July 2021, Application Portal Opens
  • 20 July 2021, Festival of Ambitious Exporting Ideas
  • 6 August 2021, Application Portal Closes
  • August 2021, Judging Commences
  • 12 October 2021, ACT Export Awards Presentation Event
  • Late November 2021, National Awards


Got a question about the Awards?
Contact the 2021 Chief Minister’s Export Awards team:

Name: Grace Williams, Senior Advisor – Export & Industry, Export Awards Program Director
Phone: (02) 6247 6166

Dinko Colak, Export & Trade Program Manager
Phone: (02) 6247 4199

Need help with exporting?
Visit Austrade‘s website.

Sponsors of the 2021

ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards

The 2021 ACT Chief Minister's Export Awards

Canberra, our globally connected city, is on the cutting edge of innovation, government, and business. As international markets look to invest and do business in our region, we are positioning ourselves as a city of global significance. Over the course of COVID-19, Canberra businesses have adapted, they’ve innovated, and they’ve changed their operating models to not only maintain their businesses but also, we’ve seen them generate new opportunities. By entering the 2021 ACT Chief Minister’s Exporters Awards your business can leverage exclusive marketing opportunities, connect with leaders of the Australian Export Community, and celebrate your international business success. The ACT Government is strongly committed to supporting the Canberra region’s growing exporting economy.

The ACT Export Awards raise awareness of the value of exports and the important contribution exporting businesses make to the Territory’s economy through job creation and increased prosperity in the community. The Chief Minister’s export awards showcase our internationally competitive business sector, recognising excellence in the export of goods and services and celebrate Canberra’s most successful and innovative exporters. This recognition encourages other businesses to look for growth in world markets.

The ACT Export Awards operate as a two-tier process: exporters first achieve state distinction through their State and Territory export award program. Local winners progress as national finalists and are benchmarked against their peers across the country, with winners receiving national recognition. If your company is interested in becoming a part of the international trade and export community, I hope that you will participate in the ACT Export Awards Program for 2021.

Benefits of Entering the ACT Export Awards

The Canberra region has a dynamic and successful exporting community

As either an established or new exporter, your company could join the list of successful Canberra region exporters.

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