Opportunity for export recognition

The West Australian
Roebuck Plains Station .
Camera IconRoebuck Plains Station . Credit: WA News, Steve Ferrier

Applications have opened for the annual WA Industry and Export Awards, which include a range of agriculture-related categories.

Now in its 29th year, the awards are co-ordinated by the Export Council of Australia and aim to recognise the achievements of WA’s industry and exporters.

State winners automatically qualify for the National Export Awards on December 5.

There are 12 categories including agribusiness, regional exporter, business services, digital technologies, e-commerce and small business.

There is also three WA-only categories which do not qualify for the national awards - emerging exporter, women in international business and defence exporter.

Commerce and Industrial Relations minister Bill Johnston said the WA economy was carried “on the shoulders of local exporters”.

“The range of award applicants and winners in previous years demonstrates the breadth of successful industries in this State,” he said.

Nedlands-based biotech company Proteomics International Laboratories took out the overall award last year.

It originally scooped the health and biotechnology division.

Applications close August 4 with winners announced October 26 at Hyatt Regency.

To find out more, visit exportaward.com.au/wa

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