Big Wins for Small Business at the NSW Export Awards
Byron Food Science was the winner of a delegate place to the Arabian Gateway Global Gathering at the Premier’s NSW Export Awards ceremony in Sydney, last night.
“As a double finalist at the NSW Premier’s Export Awards, Byron Food Science is delighted to have won this exciting prize”, said Dr Deborah Lewis, Managing Director of Byron Food Science.
“We would like to thank Bluestone in collaboration with Zawya Thompson Reuters and Dearin & Associates for extending this opportunity” she said.
The prize, worth $14,500 includes a two-day conference program in Sydney, return flights on Emirates to Dubai from Sydney, five nights accommodation at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, and a five-day conference and workshop program in Dubai. Zawya Thomson Reuters has also offered a one-year online subscription to its information service accessing 300,000 live business contacts and valued at $4,500.
Mr Ian Murray, Executive Director of the Export Council of Australia (ECA), which is supporting the initiative congratulated Dr Lewis and welcomed the Arabian Gateway initiative which he said complemented the ECA’s mission.
“It is exciting to see a new and innovative program focused on taking Australian exporters and investors to the MENA region”, he said.
Dr Lewis also highlighted the importance of exploring and entering international markets.
“Byron Food Science knows that as an Australian company seeking export business we need to stay actively engaged with potential markets and clients and be “out there” to be discovered”, she said.
“We believe there are many new opportunities to explore in the MENA region’s food sector and I look forward to connecting with business delegates at the Arabian Gateway in 2014”, she said.
Mr Neil Wood, CEO of Bluestone and owner of the Arabian Gateway Global Gathering said that Australia was an important partner for the of MENA region.
“Deborah will be joining delegates from a wide range of Australian companies from diverse sectors and states and we are delighted to be supporting Australian companies in entering the MENA markets”, he said.
Since 1973 Byron Food Science has researched and developed new food products and food processes, providing innovative technologies and convenient food products which are licenced to food manufacturing and marketing companies around the world.
Author: Cynthia Dearin
Cynthia Dearin is an international business strategist, advisor, keynote speaker and author of Amazon best-seller Camels, Sheikhs and Billionaires: Your Guide to Business Culture in the Middle East and North Africa. With 18 years of international experience, as an Australian diplomat and management consultant, she is the Founder and Managing Director of Dearin Associates and the International Business Accelerator that helps clients to access opportunities in fast-growing international markets around the world.