2016 Premier’s NSW Export Awards Ceremony in Sydney

On the 26th of October, ABIE France Board Director and CEO of 2M Language Services Tea Dietterich, presented at the 2016 Premier’s NSW Export Awards Ceremony in Sydney. Every year, each state celebrates the outstanding international success of the state’s best exporters in various categories such as digital technologies, agribusiness, education & training and business services. The winner of each category represents its state of origin at the final National Export Awards Ceremony, where one of these winners is crowned the Australian Exporter of the Year. These awards are an excellent way to recognise Australia’s leading exporters and provide a prestigious opportunity to develop brand awareness within the export industry.

Tea was one of the judges of the 2016 NSW Export Awards and describes the quality of the submissions as exceptional and the stories behind them as inspirational. Flying Bark, for example, is Australia’s most established animation studio, creating internationally-renowned animated children’s and family entertainment since 1968 including Blinky Bill and Skippy.  The company is an award-winning, full-service producer of animated and live-action family feature films, television series, web series, apps, commercials and corporate content for the Australian and international market. It collaborates with studios in France and great respect for French animation designers with CEO Barbara Stephens maintaining that: “France has some of the best animation schools in the world”.

Whilst the theme of the GALA Dinner was ASEAN, France did feature among the international target markets and ABIE France welcomes and encourages Australian companies to look at France as an important export destination.

Other Award winning exporting companies were:

• SalDoce Fine Foods
• Incat Crowther
• Big Bang Sound Design
• Soprano Design
• Freelancer.com
• UOW Enterprises
• Calix Limited
• Blackmores
• G&M Cosmetics
• Consep
• Cool Off / Dried & True
• Blowfish Studios

One of the Finalists was Polyglot led by successful French business woman Corinne Bot. Managing Director for Europe, Jacques Reynaud also attended the Ceremony as well as MD Damien Richard and Marketing Manager Manon Bot. Tea was pleased to see strong French Australian relations in the export industry and congratulated all finalists on stage in many languages including French.