Top exporters gather.
Speaking at the first of two Top Exporters dinners to take place this year, the night's guest of honour, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer, said the increasingly diverse range of export commodities as well as destinations represented in past and present Australian Export Awards winners were a tribute to Australia's success as an exporting nation.
The Australian Export Awards are presented by Austrade and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
To qualify for a national award, entrants need to win their respective State/Territory Export Award. For information on how to enter, refer to www.charlton.com.au or call Austrade on 13 28 78. Closing dates for applications in each state as well as contact details are as follows:
SA: Wendy Rush, ph: 08 8300 0128, closing date 20 July;
QLD: Janne Rayner, ph: 07 3224 7011, closing date 27 July;
ACT: Mayumi Smith, ph: 02 6205 0004, closing date 3 August;
NT: Kevin Peters, ph: 08 8936 3100, closing date 24 August;
VIC: Jay Haugh, ph: 03 9651 9351, closing date 24 August;
NSW: Marianne Ash, ph: 02 9350 8170, closing date 27 August; and
TAS: Ann Atkinson, ph: 03 6233 5888, closing date 27 August.