Irish Exporters Association announces 46 companies shortlisted for Export Industry Awards 2018
Dublin, 8th October 2018: The Irish Exporters Association today announces 46 companies shortlisted across 11 categories in the 18th Export Industry Awards. 11 Category winners and one overall Exporter of the Year will be announced at the annual black tie Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner on Friday, 16th November at the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin.
The Exporter of the Year will receive two VIP weekend tickets to the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open courtesy of KPMG Ireland and two DUB/HKG return Business class tickets from Cathay Pacific. This is the IEA’s flagship event with over 500 industry professionals in attendance and will include a performance from Mario Rosenstock, Irish actor and comedian.
Speaking about the announcement, Simon McKeever, Chief Executive of the Irish Exporters Association said: “We are delighted to see an increasing number of companies entering the Export Industry Awards. Each year, applications are becoming stronger and more competitive. Our Independent Judging Panel was particularly impressed with the increase in international business companies from Ireland are winning. We are delighted that each of the 11 categories features strong candidates for the Exporter of the Year Award.
This programme focuses on providing a platform for the industry to promote their business and receive support from our Platinum sponsors KPMG Ireland, Facebook and Trinity College Dublin. Our category sponsors Bord Bia, Cathay Pacific Cargo, Dixon International Logistics, Enterprise Ireland, GS1 Ireland and the Irish Maritime Development Office who support the industry are also fundamental to this initiative.
The IEA wishes all the companies listed below the very best of luck and we look forward to welcoming them into the Export Industry Awards Alumni Programme. For those who did not make the shortlist, the IEA looks forward to working with them on their export journey.”
2018 Export Industry Award Categories & Shortlist
Medium Size Exporter of the Year Award, (sponsorship available)
Export Innovation of the Year Award, sponsored by KPMG Ireland
Services Exporter of the Year, sponsored by Trinity College Dublin
Food & Drink Exporter of the Year, sponsored by Bord Bia
ABP Food Group, Louth
Glanbia Foods Ireland, Kildare
Keogh’s Crisps, Dublin
Marine Harvest Ireland, Donegal
Oakpark Foods, Tipperary
Silver Hill Farm, Monaghan
William Grants & Sons Irish Brands , Monaghan
High Potential Exporter Award, sponsored by Enterprise Ireland
Small & Emerging Exporter of the Year, sponsored by Facebook
Multinational Exporter of the Year, sponsored by GS1 Ireland
Technology Exporter of the Year, sponsored by The Times
Logistics & Supply Chain Company of the Year, sponsored by Cathay Pacific Cargo
Life Sciences Exporter of the Year, sponsored by Dixon International Logistics
Maritime Services Company of the Year, sponsored by the Irish Maritime Development Office
Irish Container Group – Container and Terminal Division, Dublin