The Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEA) are the most prestigious export awards in Victoria. Rewarding the state's most successful and innovative exporters with the stamp of international success, a GOVEA gives your business recognition in local and international markets.
Now in its 39th year, the 2018 GOVEA awards will span 13 categories with an additional three Victoria only Awards.
The awards are open to all Victorian exporters, regardless of the size of the business or their total export sales. Awards are available across a breadth of industry sectors and company sizes.
Winners of the 13 categories are automatically placed as finalists in the Australian Export Awards – a national awards ceremony which sees the Victorian winners compete against other state and territory winners for the national Awards.
What are the benefits of applying?
By completing an application, your organisation can benefit by:
- boosting your profile and reputation
- being included in official GOVEA materials issued by the Governor of Victoria and Victoria's Minister for Trade and Investment
- recognising the export achievements of your organisation
- increasing your credibility in international markets
- increasing staff morale and pride through a reward for the team effort
- reviewing and updating your organisations export plan and operations
- gaining international recognition by becoming eligible for the 2018 Australian Export Awards
GOVEA Award Winners 2018
Exporter of the Year – Leica Biosystems
Export Award for Innovation Excellence – Sealite
Emerging Exporter Award – FitMyCar
Victorian Women in International Business Award – Dr Ewa Douroux, Business Services Manager from Leica BiosystemsCategory winners
Agribusiness Award – Hussey and Company
Business Services Award – OMC International
Creative Industries Award – FanHubMedia
eCommerce Award – DPP Pharmaceuticals
Education and Training Award – IDP Education
Environmental Solutions Award – GeoFabrics Australasia
Digital Technologies Award – Catapult
Health and Biotechnology Award – Leica Biosystems
Manufacturing Award – Bosch Australia
Minerals, Energy, and Related Services Award – Business For Millennium Development
Regional Exporter Award – Envirostream Australia
Small Business Award – Cornerstone Solutions