2015 Alberta Export Awards Winners Announced

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Exporting shows great returns for many Alberta businesses

More than 150 manufacturing executive and representatives from trade, government and industry came together to celebrate Alberta export success at the Hyatt Regency on December 3, 2015.

During a time when many companies are facing challenges domestically, the Alberta Export Awards was able to shed a spotlight on those who are finding significant growth in revenues, economies of scale and increased efficiencies in other markets.

The Alberta awards program, hosted two weeks after the BC Export Awards and Ontario Export Awards gave recognition in the provinces key industries, all pertinent to our regional economy. Such categories included manufacturing, oil and gas service and supply, clean technology, consumer products, agriculture/food/beverage, professional services and advanced technology/innovation.

Additional support and counsel on trade and export development came from speakers Hans Gjerdrum of Kudu Industries and Robin Winsor of Cybera.

Winners in the categories included:

  • Manufacturing: Katch Kan Ltd.
  • Oil & Gas Service/Supply: Absolute Completions Technologies
  • Clean Technology: Nelson Environmental Remediation Ltd.
  • Consumer Products: Champion Petfoods
  • Agriculture Food & Beverage: Beary Berry Honey
  • Professional Services: Streamline Automation
  • Advanced Technology & Innovation: CoolIT Systems
  • Emerging Exporter: Nanalysis Corp
  • International Business Studies Student: Awarded to Andrew West, a Business Economics student with a major in Law and minor in International Business, from the University of Alberta.

Exporter of the Year was awarded to CoolIT for being a global leader in direct contact liquid cooling for the data centre and desktop markets. With over 50 patents and more the two million liquid cooling units sold and deployed word wide, CoolIT has made significant exporting impact around the world. More information on the national awards program and the winners can be found at canadaexportawards.com.

About the Awards
The Alberta Export Awards are the province’s most prestigious awards, paying tribute to the success and innovative approaches of Alberta export companies. Extending across industries and including both rural and urban representation, the awards are a celebration of the contributions exporters have made to both the provincial and national economy. The awards are produced in partnership with Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) and Glacier Business Information.

Support from industry came from Government of Alberta, HSBC, Edmonton International Airport, Alpha Global Experts, Grant Thornton LLP, UPS Canada, Export Development Canada (EDC), NAIT and Air Canada.

For more information, contact:
Name: Melanie Khunkhun
Title: Event Project Manager
E-mail address mkhunkhun(at)junewarren-nickles(dot)com

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