B.C. tech companies honoured at 2010 BC Export Awards

by Liam Britten

The 28th Annual BC Export Awards were held during a gala luncheon ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver hotel today, and several B.C. technology companies were honoured for their role in making B.C. a strong exporter at the ceremony.

Co-hosted by the Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Investment and Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), the luncheon was attended by leaders from across the province’s business and global trade community. The keynote speech was delivered by Asia Pacific Gateway Minister Stockwell Day [pictured].

The technology companies honoured, and their awards won, were as follows:

  • Richmond’s Dr. Battery, in the category of Consumer Products;
  • Richmond’s Advanced Cyclotron Systems Inc., in the category of Manufactured Products;
  • Vancouver’s PNI Digital Media Inc., in the category of New Media & Entertainment; and,
  • Vancouver’s Elastic Path Software Inc., in the category of Advancing Technologies.

“The nominees and winners this year have all demonstrated the leadership and innovation that drives BC’s export industry. Despite continued economic challenges, they continue to grow their businesses and have helped our province achieve impressive export numbers,” said Craig Williams, Vice President, B.C. Division, of the CME. “It is important that we continue to recognize their achievements and the important role they play in the success of our economy.”

Along with an honorary leadership award to John Furlong, seven other companies were honoured at today’s awards. The CME has a full listing of winners and finalists on their website here.

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Liam Britten

Liam Britten

Liam Britten is a writer and editor with a journalism background operating out of Vancouver. In addition to his work at Techvibes, he has been published in student publications across Canada, as well as local newspapers such as The MapleRidge-Pitt Meadows TIMES and The Langley Advance. An aficionado for the finer things in life — such as video games and sports — Liam is plugged into the tech... more

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