7 May 2018
Launch of the 2018 ACT
Chief Minister’s Export Awards

7 May 2018
Applications open

30 July 2018
Applications close

7 May – 14 July
Application Review Service

30 May 2018
Entrant Workshop

3 July 2018
Export Awards Application Workshop

12 July 2018
Entrant Workshop

August 2018
Judging applications

5 September 2018
Finalist Presentation Cocktail Event

27 September 2018
2018 ACT Chief Minister’s
Export Awards Ceremony

27 November 2018
56th Australian Export Awards National Ceremony

The 2017 ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards are proudly sponsored by:



Singapore Airlines - Platinum Sponsor of 2017 ACT Chief Minister's Export Awards


Singapore Airlines
On 21 September 2016, Singapore Airlines launched the ‘Capital Express’ service, linking Singapore for the first time with the capital cities of both Australia and New Zealand. Singapore Airlines is the first airline to operate regularly scheduled international services to and from Canberra. It is also the first airline with flights between Canberra and Wellington.


ACT Government
The ACT Government wants to use the program to engage with many more ACT exporters and give them a 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, information technology, services to government, defence and security, health, sports, hospitality, tourism and the creative sector.


ANU College of Business & Economics
We are proud to be part of the Australian National University, which is the nation’s finest. Our unique mission, as the national university, is to address major issues of national and international importance through our research and teaching.  We take that mission very seriously. Our focus, within the College of Business and Economics, is on developing leaders who transform business, society and economies.

We have around 10 million customers worldwide. Our focus is on improving customer experience and building trust – offering our customers the products and services they need, and making their interactions with us easy, fair and secure. With operations in Australia, New Zealand, and the Asia Pacific region, we are able to offer our customers connectivity across international markets, as well as local knowledge and expertise.

The Australian Trade Commission – Austrade – contributes to Australia’s economic prosperity by helping Australian businesses, education institutions, tourism operators, governments and citizens as they develop international markets, win productive foreign direct investment, promote international education, strengthen Australia’s tourism industry and seek consular and passport services.

Canberra Airport
With the opening of the new terminal on March 13, 2013, Canberra Airport now represents one of the most significant infrastructure projects for the ACT and surrounding region, with a growing role as a national  and international transportation hub, commercial business park and retail destination. It has been acknowledged as one of the leading Australian airports, having been named Australian Airport of the Year in 2002, 2007 and 2013.

Canberra Business Chamber
Canberra Business Chamber is the voice of business in Canberra. We support business growth by advocating for policy and investment decisions which will facilitate economic development in the Canberra region and by connecting, advising and educating our members. Be inspired, empowered and represented.


Canberra Weekly
Canberra Weekly is the ACT’s biggest, most-read magazine. Launched in March 2009 by Nick Samaras, the publication has grown from 32 pages at launch, to a 220+ page glossy news and lifestyle magazine read by over 96,400 Canberrans every week. At Canberra Weekly, we’re all about the community – we pride ourselves on being community focused and completely Canberra-centric. Our strong editorial focuses on what’s happening in and around Canberra, and has cemented our place as an icon in the community.

DFK Everalls
DFK Everalls has been delivering premium Accounting, Financial, Business Advisory and Superannuation services in the Canberra region, interstate and internationally for over forty-five years. DFK Everalls offers international connections through its association with DFK International, a worldwide association of independent accounting firms. Through this association we have global access to expertise and connections that enable a global service to be delivered for you and your business.

East Hotel
Situated between the vibrant hubs of Kingston and Manuka in Canberra’s prestigious “Inner South”, East Hotel is a purpose-built 4.5 star apartment hotel. The vision of director and local Canberran, Dan Bisa, was to fill a hole in the Canberra accommodation market by providing a style of accommodation that did not exist while providing visitors the ability to stay in the convenient, stylish and upper class location of Kingston.

Efic is Australia’s export credit agency. Efic operate on a commercial basis and partner with banks to provide financial solutions for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that are exporters, Australian companies in an export supply chain, Australian companies looking to expand their business operations overseas to better service their clients and Australian companies operating in emerging and frontier markets.

WIN Network is the world’s largest privately owned regional television network and Australia’s largest commercial network reaches more than 9 million viewers across six states of Australia and the nation’s capital. Broadcasting throughout 25 markets, WIN’s transmission spans the largest geographical area in the world. The WIN Network employs over 1400 staff across six states of Australia and the nation’s capital.