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Alberta Business Awards

Export Award of Distinction

 

 

The Export Award of Distinction is given to an organization that demonstrates outstanding achievement in exporting products or services outside of Canada’s borders.

If you would like to nominate a business or organization please proceed to the nominate page.

Award applicants are not required to be a member of an Alberta Chamber of Commerce. 

Entry Deadline:

In order to be eligible, your submission must be received by the Alberta Chambers of Commerce office no later than 4:00 p.m., November 14, 2016. Due to the number of entries received, entry packages cannot be returned. If unable to submit your application electronically, please submit a printed copy of this form and all other documents to the following:

2017 Alberta Business Awards of Distinction
c/o Alberta Chambers of Commerce
1808 – 10025 – 102A Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2Z2

General Eligibility Requirements

To be a valid entry in the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction, your business must:

  • have operated in Alberta for a minimum of three years
  • be operating in Alberta and continue to do so at the time of the awards presentation
  • employ Albertans to produce goods and/or provide services
  • not have won in the same category in the past three years
  • not have anyone in your management, on your board, or in your employ serving on the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction judging committee for this category

Specific Eligibility Requirements

In addition to the General Eligibility, applicants must meet the following specific requirements.

  • Have exported products, services or technologies that have Alberta content or Alberta value-added contribution
  • Have employed an innovative and or creative market entry strategy
  • Have made increases in exports for the past three years, or maintained their position in export markets during difficult economic times – either for the company or in their geographic or industry-specific market

To begin your application process, please provide concise details for each requirement as it relates to your organization in the space provided. All fields are required.

STEP TWO: The Premier’s Award of Distinction form is mandatory to apply for this award and must be completed.

Business Profile

Business Legal Name

Business Operating Name

(as you require it to appear in print)

Name of Owner(s) or CEO

Title

Email

Address (Head Office)

Address (Operating Office)

Phone

Fax

Number of Employees in Alberta

Date of Incorporation (if applicable) (DD/MM/YYYY)

Date Operations Commenced in Alberta (DD/MM/YYYY)

Product and/or Service Supplied

Submitter Profile

Submitter Name

Title

Submitter Email

Submitter Phone

Submitter Fax

How did you hear of the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction

Submission Details

Provide a synopsis of your export plan explaining the following:
(do not provide a copy of the whole plan)

  • why your company exports
  • your market entry strategy into your current markets AND any markets you are planning to enter in the next two years
  • your export growth strategy


Where does your organization export (current export markets)?


List your export sales for the past three fiscal years. What is the proportion of export sales relative to total sales over the past three years (ratio of export sales to total sales)?
(note: this information is for judging purposes only and will not be shared publicly)


Have you begun to export to new/different geographic markets in the past three years? Where? Why?


Have you introduced products, services or technologies into export markets that you previously did not export (they may be brand new)? Please describe what and why.


Have you entered into any partnership or agreement with other companies to enter your target market(s)?


How have you changed the way you do business domestically to be successful internationally?


What are you doing to remain competitive in the export markets you are in?


What has been the biggest challenge for your organization in exporting? How was it overcome?


Why do you feel your company is a good candidate for this award?


Provide any additional information that you think might help us evaluate your submission

Premier’s Award of Distinction

Finalists in all award categories are eligible for the Premier’s Award of Distinction and must complete the form fields below with this specific category entry application to be eligible for the Premier’s Award.

This prestigious award is presented to an Alberta business that:

  • is helping to build a better Alberta
  • demonstrates outstanding achievement and leadership
  • demonstrates ongoing, consistent involvement in community events and organizations locally and/or provincially.

The winner will be announced to media across the province and will be presented with a special award at the Gala.

How does your organization build a better Alberta? (For example, leading edge thinking, risk taking, entrepreneurial practices, environmental responsibility, global focus, fun, friendly attitude)


How does your organization demonstrate outstanding achievement and leadership in Alberta? (For example, describe your organization’s productivity, successful ventures, innovation, diversity, ethical practices)


Describe your organization’s ongoing and consistent involvement in community events and local and/or provincial organizations.


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