Food businesses among finalists in export awards

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Several businesses from within the food and beverage sector have been named finalists in the Premier of QLD’s Export Awards.

The finalists in the Agribusiness category are AGT Foods Australia, Australian Country Choice, BNY Trading, and CJ Nutracon.

Elsewhere in the finalists list, soft serve ice cream maker Frosty Boy Australia made the cut in both the Business Services and Manufacturing categories, while AGT Foods Australia is a finalist in the Regional Exporter category.

The Export Council of Australia would like to congratulate the finalists announced for the 2017 Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards. As exporters from across the state compete for 12 industry categories the program celebrates business excellence in international trade.

“The QLD Export Awards are about rewarding businesses that have shown a commitment and determination to grow their global business and who, against adversity, seek new innovative ways to compete on the international stage,” said Chief Executive Officer for the Export Council of Australia (ECA) Lisa McAuley.

“The competition is extremely tough and we are thrilled to see a number of new names recognised for their tremendous efforts. It’s fantastic to also see the diversity of the companies that entered the awards this year.

As Australia enters negotiations over a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Pacific Alliance, an excellent opportunity emerges to place these countries top-of-mind among Australian companies evaluating new market and diversification opportunities.

These negations come at an opportune moment given numerous positive developments in the Australia- Latin America relationship. We look forward to a great event that recognises our QLD champions and looks at the new growth opportunities for the state this in this important region,” said McAuley.

The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 19 October at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre Southbank with both the Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier of Queensland, Minister for the Arts and the Honourable Curtis Pitt, Queensland Treasurer and Minister for Trade & Investment as guests of honour.