Export Industry Awards


Export Industry Awards


The Export Industry Awards have been recognising the tremendous achievements of companies working in the industry for 19 years and has been growing in strength and recognition each year. It is important that we highlight the exporting companies who have excelled in their sector despite some difficult trading conditions and to highlight exporters who have been fundamental to Ireland’s success. Over 500 export industry professionals attend this black tie event every year. The award categories cover the emerging exporters to established indigenous exporters of manufactured goods, services, software and onward to the multinational companies.

This year we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary. The Export Industry Awards gala will take place on the 13th of November in the Convention Centre Dublin.

Companies entered across 12 categories. The overall Exporter of the Year 2020 will be selected from the winners of the individual categories. A prestigious judges panel will decide the winners from a high standard group of applicants.

Date: 13th of November 2020
Venue: Convention Centre Dublin
Timings: 6.45 pm: Drinks Reception | 7.30 pm: Gala Dinner followed by presentation of the Awards
Dress code: Black Tie

About the Alumni Programme:

Designed in conjunction with KPMG and Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, the Alumni Programme is past category winners and former shortlisted Export Industry Award winners. The alumni programme includes information seminars, workshops and a masterclass organised by Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin.

This year the Export Industry Awards Alumni Masterclass will take place on Thursday 10th of October 2019 in Trinity Business School.

Why is it important to apply? 

Harry Hughes CEO of Portwest explains here why it is important to apply and the benefits.

Key dates for 2020:

  • 2nd April: Information Seminar in KPMG Dublin
  • 14th May: Information Seminar | Cork
  • 13th September: Applications closed
  • 27th September: Shortlisted announced in the Sunday Times
  • 8th October: Masterclass for Alumni, Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin
  • 15th October: Shortlisted video interviews
  • 13th November: Winners will be announced at the Export Industry Awards in Convention Centre Dublin

Upcoming Events

Export Industry Awards Launch event
April 2, 2020, 9.00 a..m. to 10.30 a.m.

Export Industry Awards Launch event

Join us for the 20th Export Industry Awards launch event. This breakfast…

Export Industry Awards Breakfast briefing
May 14, 2020, TBC

Export Industry Awards Breakfast briefing

Join us for the Export Industry Awards breakfast briefing. The event will…

Export Industry Awards Alumni Masterclass 2020
October 8, 2020, Full Day

Export Industry Awards Alumni Masterclass 2020

By private invitation only The Irish Exporters Association will host the 2020…


Awards Alumni Masterclass Testimonials