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Governor of Victoria Export Awards 2016

Rewarding Victoria’s most successful and innovative exporters

The Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEA) is the most prestigious export award in Victoria. Rewarding Victoria’s most successful and innovative exporters with the stamp of international success, a GOVEA gives your business recognition in local and international markets. Applications closed 31 July 2016.

Winners to be announced at the Governor of Victoria Export Award ceremony at Government House, Melbourne, Thursday 6 October 2016.

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Governor of Victoria Export Awards!

In its 37th year, the Governor of Victoria Export Awards has been developed to recognise Victoria’s most successful and innovative exporters and to stimulate greater involvement in exporting among Victorian businesses. 

The awards ceremony for the 2016 Governor of Victoria Export Awards was held on Thursday 6 October at Government House in Melbourne.

Governor of Victoria Export Award winners were awarded across 12 categories, as well as 3 Victoria Only awards - the Victorian Award for Innovation Excellence, the prestigious Victorian Exporter of the Year and the Victorian Women in International Business Award.

Winners of the 12 categories have been automatically placed as finalists in the Australian Export Awards – a national awards ceremony to be held on Thursday 23 November in Brisbane, which will see the Victorian winners compete against other state and territory winners for the national awards.

View 2016 winners here.

2016 Governor of Victoria Export Awards 

2016 categories

Agribusiness

For outstanding international success in the field of agricultural products, services or technology including processed foods and beverages and the forestry, fisheries and fibres industries.

Business Services

For outstanding international success in the professional business services including legal, accounting, administration and support services, business management, marketing services, franchising and licensing, engineering, financial and insurance, market research and translation services.

Creative Industries

For outstanding international success across all creative industries including music and performing arts, film, television and radio, software and interactive content, writing, publishing and print media, architecture and design and visual arts.

Digital Technologies

For outstanding international success in the field of information and communications products, technology or services that are concerned with the storage, retrieval, manipulation, transmission or receipt of digital data including software and games.

E-commerce

For outstanding success by an Australian business in selling goods or services to customers overseas via an electronic network.

Education and Training

For outstanding innovation and international success in the field of education and training services, expertise and curriculum including vocational training.

Environmental Solutions

For outstanding international success in environmental solutions, clean energy innovation, materials and energy efficiency, waste and water management, green buildings and R&D collaboration.

Health and Biotechnology

For outstanding international success in medical, healthcare, biotechnology fields for products, technology, equipment or services.

Manufacturing

For outstanding international success by a manufacturer.

Minerals, Energy and Related Services

For outstanding international success in in the production or primary processing of extractive and value-added minerals or energy products; mining equipment, technology and services (METS) to the minerals and energy industries.

Regional Exporter

For outstanding international success by a business whose head office is based in a non-metropolitan location.  

Small Business

For outstanding international success by any business with total annual sales not exceeding $5million.

Victorian only award categories

Victorian Exporter of the Year

The Victorian Exporter of the Year Award iss selected by the State judges from the winners of the twelve national categories.

Victorian Export Award for Innovation Excellence

Recognises the overall most innovative exporter from all entrants to the 2016 Governor of Victoria Export Awards.  The award considers innovation in all aspects of the company’s export operations.

Victorian Women in International Business Award 2016

For outstanding success by a Victorian woman involved in international business.

More details

For more information on the 2016 GOVEA Awards contact Darrin Vouch, on (03) 9651 9498 or email darrin.vouch@ecodev.vic.gov.au

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Previous Governor of Victoria Export Award Winners 

Deakin University

Hipster Whale

Raygen Resources

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