Chief Minister’s NT Export and Industry Awards nominations now open

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Nominations are now open for the 2023 Chief Minister’s NT Export Awards, honouring the Territory’s most creative exporters and their international success.

In its 30th year, the awards celebrate outstanding Territory exporters and the significant contributions they make to the regional and national economies, the government said in a media release. 

In addition to the NT Exporter of the Year Award, there are three Territory categories and 13 national categories this year.

Two new categories include Excellence in the Northern Territory’s Supply Chain Supporting the Export Industry as well as Excellence in International Trade Related Events/International Trade Delegations.

These additional categories aim to expand opportunities for firms and industries throughout the export supply chain to participate in the export awards program.

Northern Territory national category winners will compete in the Australian Export Awards and receive national recognition for their worldwide accomplishments.

Chief Minister Natasha Fyles said the NT Chief Minister Export Awards honour the sector, recognise the industry leaders and support the economy’s developing industries.

“Whether it’s new technology or traditional agribusiness, our exporters showcase the best of Territory ingenuity and ambition to the rest of the world,” the minister noted.

She added, “I strongly encourage all Northern Territory exporters to nominate for this year’s awards.”

Minister for Northern Australia and Trade Nicole Manison remarked that the top exporters in the Northern Territory are honoured by the NT Export Awards for their significant contributions and accomplishments.

“International trade is a foundation of our economic growth and is critical as we advance towards a $40 billion economy by 2030,” Minister Manison said. 

She further detailed that Australia’s industries, including agribusiness, minerals and energy, tourism, education, services, creative industries, technology, maritime, and defence, depend on international commerce to spur investment.

The government revealed the export sector generated 6065 new employment in the Territory during the previous fiscal year.

With a total export value of products and services exceeding $15.1 billion in 2021 to 2022, the Territory significantly contributes to Australia’s overall exports, which total $558.8 billion.

Winners will be announced at a gala dinner on Friday, 6 October.

For more information and to nominate, visit