Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters BC Division and the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation announced B.C.’s Top Exporters for 2011 yesterday.
“We are pleased to announce this year’s finalists,” said Peter Jeffrey, Vice President, CME B.C. “This year’s selection process was considerably challenging. We received more than 500 nominations from around the province this year, the most we have ever had.”
“I want to offer my congratulations to year’s finalists, all of whom have helped drive B.C.’s export growth,” said Pat Bell, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation. “These companies, regardless if they’re established players or up-and-comers, are proof that exporting leads to success. The ability to export our products is key in building B.C.’s economy and the Province will continue to assist our companies connect to opportunities in international markets.”
This year’s Top finalists in the tech scene are MDA, Stemcell Technologies, and Avigilon for "Advancing Technologies," ParetoLogic for "Consumer Products," HootSuite for "New Exporter," Neverblue, Nerd Corps Entertainment, and Arcana Studio for "New Media," Gemcom Software for "Professional and Services," and Dr. Battery for "Sustainability."
B.C.’s top business leaders and government officials will be in attendance at the 29th annual gala luncheon to celebrate the announcement of the winners from the nine business categories and name the 2011 Exporter of the Year, the Leadership Award winner, and the International Business Studies Award winner. This year’s B.C. Export Awards Gala will take place on October 28, at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver.
The B.C. Export Awards is the longest running ceremony of its kind in Canada, and celebrates the valuable role that the export industry plays in the B.C. economy.