2024 Export Award Nominations Open 

Eva Lawler, Chief Minister of the Northern Territory


Nominations are now open for the 2024 Chief Minister’s NT Export Awards, celebrating the Territory’s most innovative exporters and recognising their success on the international stage.

The awards recognise the achievements of Territory exporters and the impact they have on both the Territory and the nation’s economy.

Territory exporters contribute over $14 billion to the Territory economy annually.

International trade and investment are the foundations of our economic growth and the importance for continuing diversification and export growth strategies for businesses will be critical for the future of the Northern Territory.

The Territory Government is committed to promoting and recognising local business involved in international trade, manufacturing and other industries.

Successful Territory export businesses will be across 13 categories and 2 NT categories including the NT Exporter of the Year Award.

Last year, - SPEE3D was successful in three categories and was named the NT Exporter of the Year.

SPEE3D is a leading advanced manufacturer through 3D printing. They have created a world leading 3D metal printer that can rapidly manufacture components in a variety of different metals and alloys.

The awards provide an important platform for Territory business to be showcased on a national and global scale.

Winners progress as finalists to the Australian Export Awards, finalists compete against their peers and receive national recognition.

Nominations for the 2024 Chief Minister NT Export Awards close on 14 June 2024.

Finalists and winners will be celebrated at a NT Export Awards Gala Ceremony in October.

For further information and to nominate visit www.exportawards.gov.au



Quotes from Chief Minister and Minister for Trade, Eva Lawler:

“International trade is key to driving our economic growth and is essential for the Northern Territory to reach a $40 billion economy by 2030.”

“The NT Export Awards recognise the significant contribution and achievements of Territory Exporters, highlighting their innovation, hard work and positive impact on our economy.”

“These businesses make an important contribution to the Territory economy and by supporting them we are enabling more jobs for Territorians and help grow capabilities of our industry”


Quotes from Greg Ireland, CEO, Chamber of Commerce:

“Territory businesses continue to show they are nationally and internationally competitive – this awards program is another opportunity to demonstrate just that.”

“I encourage Territory exporters to enter this year’s awards, share their stories of success and through this inspire other businesses to begin or advance their own export journey.”

“Whether you’re a small business starting out in e-commerce, a service provider to international students, an emerging export in your sector, or a large well established exporter of goods or commodities, we want to showcase your capability”

“The 2 NT specific categories will provide more opportunities for business and industry across the export supply chain to be involved with the export awards program.”

“Join us on the awards journey, let’s celebrate Territory business together!”


Quotes from Steven Camilleri, CTO and Co-founder SPEE3D:

"SPEE3D were honoured to be winners in 3 categories, along with being the overall winner of the 2023 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory Exporter of the Year Award.”

"We are grateful for the global success and interest in our patented, home-grown cold spray additive manufacturing technology, a solution that has empowered our international customers to efficiently source metal parts on-demand."

“I encourage Territory exporters to participate in this year’s awards, showcasing their success stories and inspiring other businesses to embark or elevate their export ventures.”