Forty-four of the state’s leading exporters have been named finalists in this year’s Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards.

This year’s finalists include businesses from the Gold Coast to Far North Queensland, and showcase the diversity of Queensland’s export sectors across 16 awards categories.

Finalists and winners from previous years are well represented, including Circa Contemporary Circus (finalist – Creative Industries), Australian Language Schools (finalist – International Education and Training), and earthmoving machinery manufacturers Digga Australia, (finalist – Dermot McManus Award for Innovation; also Manufacturing and Advanced Materials).

They are joined by companies named finalists for the first time, including industrial mathematics firm Polymathian (finalist – Technology and Innovation); bikini manufacturer Moana Lifestyle (finalist – E-Commerce); and ‘superfoods’ producer Natural Evolution (finalist – Sustainability; also Emerging Exporter).

This year’s winners will be announced at the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards Gala at Brisbane City Hall on Thursday 10 October.

The black-tie Gala is a key event on Queensland’s business calendar, and is a unique opportunity to network with the state’s most exciting exporters and business influencers.

Guests will include Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and TIQ’s 12 overseas trade commissioners.

Tickets are now available.

The Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards is one of the many ways that the Queensland Government showcases Queensland’s export strengths, and highlights the contributions exports make to the Queensland economy.

Fostering export growth is one of the priorities of the Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017–2022.

Read the full list of Awards 2019 finalists.