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Find out more about the 2024 Australian Export Awards sponsorship opportunities

2023 Platinum Sponsor

Australian Trusted Trader

The Australia Trusted Trader program is a government partnership with Australian businesses to streamline legitimate trade for businesses who can demonstrate secure international supply chain practices and trade compliance. The Australian Trusted Trader program has no application fee, however entities must meet eligibility requirements including achieving and maintaining the required international supply chain security and trade compliance standards.

Australian Trusted Trader accreditation is a mark of distinction. It signals that the Australian Border Force has independently assessed and accredited your business against World Customs Organization standards. Once accredited, businesses have access to a range of benefits that simplify customs processes, improves certainty in export markets, and expedites the flow of cargo in and out of Australia. Visit www.abf.gov.au

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2023 Gold Sponsors

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

The Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) works to enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of Australia’s agricultural, fisheries and forestry industries.

We create new and maintain existing agricultural export opportunities, to provide gains for Australian agriculture.

DAFF also supports Australian exporters by guarding Australia’s reputation as a supplier of safe and reliable food, and by providing assurances to trading partners that our exports meet their requirements.

To find out more visit www.agriculture.gov.au

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Export Finance Australia

As the Australian Government’s export credit agency, Export Finance Australia supports Australian exports and overseas infrastructure development with flexible finance solutions.

It plays an integral role in Australia’s international trade and investment focus and works closely with banks, other financial institutions and government agencies to support the growth of businesses exporting goods or services, as well as those in the supply chain.

It provides a range of finance solutions for businesses including loans, bonds and guarantees.

From an online unsecured loan to help with cash flow, to a flexible multi-option facility that could include a longer-term loan and bonds, the team at Export Finance Australia takes the time to understand its customers' needs, so they can focus on growing their business.

To find out how the team could support your business, visit www.exportfinance.gov.au or call 1800 093 724.

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2023 Silver Sponsors


Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Amazon strives to be Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company, Earth’s Best Employer, and Earth’s Safest Place to Work. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfilment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle, and The Climate Pledge are some of the things pioneered by Amazon.

Our corporate philosophy is to work backwards from what customers want, and to continuously innovate to provide them better service, more selection, and lower prices. We apply this approach across all of our businesses, premised on the belief that if customers have good experiences, they will choose to return to Amazon among the many choices they have. Visit www.amazon.com.au

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Australian Made Campaign Ltd

The famous Australian Made, Australian Grown (AMAG) logo is the true mark of Aussie authenticity. Administered by the not-for-profit Australian Made Campaign Ltd (AMCL), the logo is Australia's most trusted, recognised and widely used country of origin symbol, and is underpinned by a third-party accreditation system, which ensures products that carry the logo are certified as 'genuinely Australian'.

For more than 35 years, the Australian Made logo has helped thousands of brands communicate their Australian credentials to consumers, businesses and all levels of government. It does this instantly and clearly, making it a powerful sales and marketing asset for authentic Aussie brands, and a helpful shopping aid for consumers around the globe. Visit www.australianmade.com.au

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX:CBA) is one of Australia’s leading providers of personal banking, business and institutional banking and share broking services. With more than 16 million customers and a history spanning more than a century, the Group’s purpose is to build a brighter future for all.

Our Institutional Bank builds deep relationships with large private and public sector organisations, to provide our clients with bespoke solutions that meet complex needs.

Through an integrated risk management and financing approach our Commodities, Trade, and Carbon team (CTC) is uniquely positioned to provide a full range of trade, working capital and commodity financing solutions to our customers. We encourage the growth of transparent and liquid environmental markets, to help accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy. Commonwealth Bank operates brands including Bankwest in Australia and ASB in New Zealand. For more information on Commonwealth Bank, visit www.commbank.com.au

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Creative Australia

Creative Australia is Australia’s investment and development agency for arts and culture. We support the cultural creation at the centre of creative industries, and its ecology of ideas, people, organisations and structures. Creative Australia facilitates new forms of partnership across independent, publicly funded, commercial and philanthropically supported parts of this ecology.

Drawing on First Nations understandings of arts and culture as central to identity, community, knowledge exchange and innovation, we connect creative ideas, people and sectors to benefit all Australians. Extend the transformative power of creativity, arts and culture – from the heart of our communities to global collaborations, from deep artistic craft development to unexpected innovations.

Our aim is to develop a networked ecology of creative practice fuelled by investment in Australian arts and culture – generating original IP, engagement, jobs, new capabilities, productive partnerships, and global exchange. For more information visit www.australiacouncil.gov.au

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Fortescue is a global metals and green energy company, which operates with two divisions – Metals and Energy. Fortescue Energy is comprised of Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) and WAE Technologies.

FFI is committed to producing green hydrogen, containing zero carbon, from renewable electricity.

Green hydrogen is a practical and implementable solution that can help revolutionise the way we power our planet: helping to decarbonise heavy industry and create jobs globally.

FFI is leading the green industrial revolution, acquiring and developing technology solutions for hard-to-decarbonise industries, while building a global portfolio of renewable green hydrogen and green ammonia projects.

FFI is also leading the global effort to help decarbonise hard-to-abate sectors and is developing and acquiring the technology and energy supply to help decarbonise the Australian iron ore operations of one of the world’s largest producers of iron ore, Fortescue Metals, by 2030 (Scope 1 and 2 terrestrial emissions).For more information visit www.fortescue.com


Qantas Freight

For more than 100 years Qantas Freight has helped make connections across our nation and the world.

We know what matters to you isn’t just what we move, it’s how we move it. With Qantas Freight you’ll always be in safe hands. Air freight is a critical industry, particularly in a country like ours with it’s vast distances.

At Qantas, we want to ensure that future generations can enjoy the benefits of aviation and air freight. We’re making air travel more sustainable through direct investment, innovation and collaboration with industry and governments. For more information visit www.freight.qantas.com

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2023 Judging Sponsor

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

ACCI is the nation’s largest and most representative business network, representing employers of every size and sector in Canberra, across the country, and around the globe.

ACCI's members range from its federation of state, territory and local chambers of commerce that support their communities, to leading industry associations and major corporations that innovate and solve Australia’s most pressing challenges.

Together, we represent more than 400,000 businesses across sectors including mining, retail, hospitality, manufacturing, infrastructure, financial services and banking, energy, professional services, transport, and telecommunications.

Throughout its history, the chamber movement has been a trusted advocate for enterprise, fighting for business growth and Australia’s success. For more information visit www.acci.com.au

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2023 Pre-Dinner Networking Sponsor

IP Australia

IP Australia’s purpose is to ensure Australians benefit from great ideas. We achieve this through the administration of the IP rights system, regulation of patent and trade mark attorneys, educating customers on the role of IP in their business, and providing advice to the Australian Government to better shape the IP rights system domestically and internationally.

IP rights facilitate creativity, innovation, and the diffusion of ideas, giving local businesses the tools and legal protection to navigate the commercialisation landscape.

To help small businesses register their IP we’ve developed a free online tool called TM Checker. Customers can enter their brand name, phrase or logo to see similar registered trade marks, and check if their branding is eligible. A registered trade mark gives exclusive rights in Australia for 10 years and can be renewed indefinitely.

For further information visit www.ipaustralia.gov.au or email outreach@ipaustralia.gov.au

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