Trade & Exports

Chief Minister’s Export Awards

The ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards are the Territory’s most prestigious business awards.

They acknowledge the innovation, hard work and success of businesses, large and small, in reaching new global markets. The Awards recognise the important contribution that ACT businesses make to the local economy through job creation and increased prosperity in the community.

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TradeStart is a partnership between the ACT Government and Austrade and to provide ACT exporting businesses with access to the resources of Austrade’s global network.

The prime objective of TradeStart is to assist small and medium sized exporters to achieve long-term success in international markets.

So if you are an export-ready business, TradeStart can access to Austrade’s services to assist in developing your international markets.

ACT businesses can also access the ACT Government’s Business Development Manager based in Singapore who is available to assist ACT exporters with greater access into South East Asia.


For more information about how you can get involved in TradeStart, or to get in touch with our Singapore Business Development Manager, contact:

Robert Holgate, ACT TradeStart Adviser

(02) 6205 5287

Singapore Business Development Manager

Singapore is one of Canberra’s most engaged international markets, with direct flights between Canberra and Singapore each day helping to grow new partnerships in the tourism, hospitality, investment and export sectors.

The ACT Government has led several successful trade missions to Singapore, which is an important gateway to the broader Asian market.

To help develop deeper business ties, the ACT Government and Austrade have established a specialist ACT Business Development Manager in Singapore to maximise economic activity, facilitate trade and attract investment.

The Business Development Manager is available to help ACT companies grow their exports into Singapore and connect them into the Austrade South East Asia network.


For more information please contact:

Robert Holgate, ACT TradeStart Adviser

(02) 6205 5287


Austrade is Australia’s leading trade and investment agency and is able to help Australian businesses pursue their global ambitions and have the power to open doors, unlock opportunities and help Australian businesses go further, faster.

Export Market Development Grants

The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is a key Australian Government financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters. Administered by Austrade, the scheme supports a wide range of industries.

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Landing Pads

Landing Pads is an Australian Government initiative that provides market-ready Australian start-ups and scaleups with access to some of the world’s most renowned hubs including San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Shanghai, Berlin and Singapore

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