2020 Recognising resilience
Exporters and investors are major contributors to the Australian economy, driving progress and development across the country from the cities to the outback.
In response to the disruption of 2020, they rose to the evolving business challenges with courage and innovation.
The 2020 Australian Export & Investment Awards took on a different format to celebrate the remarkable efforts of all exporters and investors under the theme of ‘Recognising Resilience’.
Similar to the #SupportQLDExport campaign run by Trade and Investment Queensland, the national awards called for exporters and investors to share their stories to inspire businesses across Australia.
In December 2020 it was announced that over 340 remarkable Australian exporters had submitted their story, including over 63 Queensland exporters.
From this outstanding contribution, at the National Remarkable Australian Exporters Showcase, 8 Australian businesses were commended for their ingenuity, perseverance, innovation and resilience.
Since then, many more outstanding stories have been developed for the Australian Export & Investment Awards website as either feature articles or video stories.
Showcasing amazing Australian businesses
Remarkable Australia exporter's showcase
Australian exporters who adapted to the challenges of 2020 by embracing technology, developing new products and breaking into different markets have been recognised for their inspiring achievements.
Eight exporting businesses have been selected for the 2020 Remarkable Australian Exporter online showcase, from a field of more than 340 companies:
- Summernats (ACT)
- Flavourtech (NSW)
- Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation (DAAFF) (NT)
- Icon Group (Qld)
- Bec Hardy Wines (SA)
- Novaris (Tas)
- Care Essentials (Vic); and
- Epichem (WA).
Stories of resilient Queensland exporters
Australia: A leading investment destination
Stories of investment in Queensland
With the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards unable to take place in their traditional format in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Trade and Investment Queensland led a social media campaign during August and September to celebrate the resilience and drive of our incredible exporters.
The #SupportQLDExport campaign recognised 20 exporters from across Queensland, drawn from a range of industries including agriculture, manufacturing and technology.
The 4-week campaign featured customised tiles and slideshows on Trade and Investment’s LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, accompanied by a series of stories on exporters who had pivoted to overcome the challenges of the pandemic.
More than 70,000 social media users saw our posts, with the campaign helping to spotlight the incredible contribution exporters make to the Queensland economy.
Thank you to all the Queensland exporters who joined us to celebrate their success, hard work and determination, and inspire
fellow exporters across the state!