October 8, 2022
Territory businesses were honored at the 29th NT Chief Ministers Export Awards Gala Dinner.
The territory is a significant contributor to Australia’s national trade and this year’s awards showcase the territory’s export businesses that excel.
International trade is an important economic driver contributing $12.1 billion to the economy last year and we know it will only continue to grow.
This year’s categories included small business, agribusiness, resources, manufacturing, professional services and regional exporters, with the winners being:
Alana Kaye Group – Northern Territory Exporter of the Year 2022 and International Education & TrainingAustralian Cattle Enterprises – Emerging ExporterConsolidated Pastoral Society – Food & Beverage Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage – Regional ExporterAustralian Blue Cypress – Advanced Manufacturing & MaterialsNorth Australia Yacht Support – Professional ServicesCycad Enterprises – Small BusinessAndrew Ping Lu, Plant Sensors – SustainabilityPak Fresh Handling – Export Supply Chain Award (NT Judges Recognition Award)
Winners of the Northern Territory Export Awards will now become national finalists, with the Australian Export Awards taking place in Canberra on November 24, 2022.
Quotes attributed to Chief Minister, Natasha Fyles
“Growing the territory’s trade in goods and services is essential to achieving the government’s goal of becoming a $40 billion economy by 2030.
“It is important to recognize the hard work of Territory businesses and our local export industry, especially as we move away from the impacts of COVID.
“The Government of the Northwest Territories’ International Engagement Strategy 2022-26 sets ambitious but achievable targets to see exported services rebound to $800 million by 2026 and for merchandise exports to be 15% higher. % to forecast by 2026.
“I congratulate all the finalists and winners and wish them much success at the national level.”
Quotes attributed to Minister for North Australia and Trade Nicole Manison:
“Congratulations to all the finalists and winners who play a crucial role in the Territory’s economy.
“They are all pioneers in the export community, creating and selling the ingenuity of the Territory to the world, while creating local jobs.
“From the Alana Kaye Group training our future workforce and alleviating our skills shortage, to the consolidated pastoral society putting our beef exports on the map, these companies prove that the territory is open for business.
Quotes attributed to the NT Chamber of Commerce, CEO, Greg Ireland:
“We congratulate the winners of the 2022 Chief Minister’s Export Awards.
“Export winners highlight the resilience of Territory businesses and provide recognition for the work done internationally by Territory Business.
“The Chamber’s International Business Council (IBC) is an active advocate and promoter of industry engagement in exporting, importing and investing.
“We will continue to work through the IBC to strengthen and create more international business opportunities for NT businesses.”
Northern Territory Government