The 30th Chief Minister’s NT Export Awards was held at Parliament House on 13 October to recognise the accomplishments of the Northern Territory’s (NT) exporters.
International trade is a prominent driver of the Territory’s economy and is an incentive for growing investment, developing new business opportunities and creating local jobs. It is also essential to achieving the NT Government’s goal of becoming a $40 billion economy by 2030.
The NT is a significant contributor to Australia’s national trade.
Chief Minister Natasha Fyles: “This year’s awards recognise the excellence of our local exporters and celebrate Territory businesses ability to adapt, innovate and thrive. These businesses make an important contribution to the Territory economy, and by supporting them we are enabling more jobs for Territorians and help grow capabilities of our industry.”
The NT Government’s international engagement strategy 2022 to 2026 sets an ambitious but achievable target to see services exported rebound to $800 million by 2026 and, for goods exports to be 15% higher than forecast by 2026.
This year’s awards include education, manufacturing, agribusiness, sustainability, emerging and regional exporter. Winners of the national program categories are:
- Advanced Technologies - Speed3D
- Professional Services - KBA Global
- Sustainability and Green Economy - Speed3D
- International Education and Training - Alana Kaye Group Pty Ltd
- Emerging Exporter - AusNorth Trading Pty Ltd
- Agribusiness, Food and Beverage - Rum Jungle Exports
- Manufacturing and Advanced Materials - Speed3D
- Small Business - Ikuntiji Artists
- Regional Exporter - Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage.
The overall winner for the NT Exporter of the Year was awarded to Speed3D.
Winners of the Northern Territory Export Awards national program categories progressed through as finalists in the Australian Export Awards which were held in Canberra on 30 November.
A big shout to these champions for their significant contribution to both the Northern Territory and Australian economy.