National Winner 2018

Aspen Medical
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As a business with our head office here in Canberra, we feel like we get really good support – all the way from the Federal Government through to the ACT Government, and the Canberra Business Chamber.

They are all doing their part globally to make it easier for Australian companies to export to the world.

Bruce Armstrong

CEO, Aspen Medical


Growing our economy’s exports is an important part of our business diversification and jobs strategy and is closely linked to the Government’s renewal agenda.  An internationally competitive business sector feeds a strong economy, provides new opportunities for our citizens and creates the linkages for Canberra to continue to grow as a smart and vibrant city.

In 2019 we are looking to enhance the ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards program. My Government wants to use the program to engage with many more Canberra Region exporters and give them a great vehicle to tell their stories to a national and international audience.

There are already some great company stories coming out of key sectors in our economy such as education, cyber security, information technology, services to government, defence, space and spatial, health, sports, tourism and the creative sector.

Whatever sector you are from, I encourage you to take a fresh look at the Awards. Not only are they about recognising and celebrating your achievements, but just being on the application journey is a chance to access support and advice from export professionals and make new connections for your business. The Awards also give you a way to sharpen your company’s narrative in an increasingly competitive world and help all of us project Canberra’s credentials internationally. I look forward to your participation.

Andrew Barr MLA
ACT Chief Minister


26 June 2019
Entrant Group Workshop 1

23 July 2019
Entrant Group Workshop 2

June – July 2019
One-on-One Application Writing Support

25 July 2019
Review Process Deadline

9 August 2019
Applications Close

14 May – 9 August 2019
Final Application Draft Reviews

16 August 2019
ACT Judging

16 – 27 August 2019
Due Diligence

End of August
Application Review

28 August 2019
ACT Finalist Applications to National Awards Judging

19 September 2019
ACT Finalist Presentation Cocktail Event

16 October 2019
ACT Awards Presentation Lunch

3 December 2019
National Awards at the Great Hall, Parliament House, Canberra

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