Nominating an Export Hero
The Australian Export Heroes Awards recognise individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to building Australia’s position and performance in international trade.
The Australian Export Heroes Awards were created in 1997 as a National event.
The Australian Export Heroes Awards recognise and congratulate the champions of Australia’s export community. The Australian Export Heroes Awards highlight outstanding careers, dedication and commitment to building Australia’s export and international interests.
Things to consider are:
- Leadership qualities
- Negotiation Skills
- Strong business relationships
- Export Culture
- Personal Sacrifices
- The ability to break down barriers
- Sustainable and profitable export business
- Unique characteristics
- Interesting stories to tell
There are many facets to developing our export culture in Australia. As well as adding to the growth of our international trade, the Export Heroes have contributed to Australia’s image as a progressive member of the international business community and are role models for future generations of Australian exporters.
The Australian Export Heroes awards recognise extraordinary contributions made by individual Australians in building our modern export enterprises and helping to further develop a uniquely Australian export culture. Award winners will have demonstrated outstanding vision in making a significant and unique impact while achieving success for their organization, and Australia, in the international marketplace. Heroes selected in any one year should represent a diverse range of industries and endeavours and a geographic spread.
The number of recipients each year is restricted to a maximum of six. Awards will only be made to people who fit the criteria. Click here to download the Selection Criteria >
Nomination is by way of written submission to the Advisory Council Chair, using the official nomination form, supported by a minimum of three independent references. (Download the nomination form here >). All fields on the nomination form MUST be addressed.
All nominations will be strictly confidential. Only those selected will be invited to join the Australian Export Heroes register and become Export Ambassadors. Please note that nominations must remain confidential until nominees are invited to join the register of Australian Export Heroes.
The nominations are judged by an independent Advisory Council. The Advisory Council is selected by the Board of the Export Council of Australia. The Council will comprise a maximum of seven people, three of whom represent Australian Export Heroes. All Council members will be respected participants in international trade/affairs.
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VEKTA Advanced Automation
Member of the ECA
"In 2014 Vekta Automation became involved in the Export Awards and started to get a better understanding about the role of the Export Council of Australia. After attending a seminar in Perth in February 2019 the decision was instantly made and we signed up the next day. A decision we should have made 5 years earlier. For Vekta, the information, expertise and networking opportunities that the ECA provides has been valuable. It is reassuring knowing that there are experienced and knowledgeable people we can turn to when advice is needed."
Established in 1970, Mavlab Animal Health Pty Ltd is a Queensland based, family-owned, GMP licenced manufacturer of veterinary pharmaceuticals and pet care products. Mavlab has an extensive range of prescription and over the counter products sold in a growing number of global markets. Contract manufacturing opportunities are also available.