- 30th anniversary of the WA Industry and Export Awards
- State's most prestigious business awards
- Winners announced at a gala event on October 18, 2018
Applications are now open for the Western Australian Industry and Export Awards 2018, comprising 18 categories for small, medium and large companies located in Western Australia.
Celebrating its 30th year, the Industry and Export Awards recognise the achievements of WA's industry and exporters across a diverse market sector.
The awards honour and acknowledge those Western Australian businesses achieving success in international trade.
The 2018 awards will launch today (May 9) and winners will be announced at a gala event on October 18, 2018.
The awards complement the Australian Export Awards (AEA) program which is conducted nationally each year.
Of the 18 categories, 13 are export categories aligned with the AEA. There are three State exporter categories, including the Defence Exporters Award, and two industry awards.
Last year, Epichem won the WA Exporter of the Year award as well as the Health and Biotechnology Exporter Award.
The awards are the State's most prestigious business awards since their inception in 1988. They are managed by the State Government and the Export Council of Australia, along with corporate sponsors including Austrade, Australian Border Force, Rio Tinto, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade WA, Efic, Business Foundations and Core Hub.