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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"Our mission is to connect Australia and Japan – by using our local knowledge to service clients in the Asia Pacific region that we can grow with. This
allows us to develop cross-cultural marketing solutions that are mutually beneficial, both for our Australian and international partners. Being a part
of the ECA has been an important asset to our growth; setting a high bar to reach for, providing a valuable network, introducing us to new leads and
informing us of changing trends. We look forward to continuing to be the specialists in anything Japan-related and are proud to be associated with
Down Under Enterprises grows, produces, exports, and markets traceable and sustainable native Australian essential oils and botanicals. We source from their farm, Buhlambar, and also from small growers across Australia.
Founded in 1991 in a spare bedroom to sell Tea Tree Oil from Dee-Ann’s parents’ farm, Down Under Enterprises has since grown to support over three dozen Australian farming families.