Don't Miss This Opportunity: Apply now for the Australia-Latin America Business Awards 2017

Since 2002 the Australia-Latin America Business Council (ALABC) and the Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR) have recognised outstanding contributions to the development of Australia's commercial links with the Latin American region through their "Australia-Latin America Business Excellence Awards".

Whether you are exporting products or services, have established a business in the region or are active in and with the region in some other way, you are eligible for an award.

The Awards are open to all applicants and membership of the ALABC is not a prerequisite in order to nominate. All applications are assessed by a committee established by the ALABC. This year’s Awards will be presented by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP, at a gala function that will be hosted by the ALABC at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney on November 30 click here for details of the function.

The deadline for submission of applications is COB on 28 October 2017. 
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Award Categories

The Awards are offered in the following three categories so as to ensure that all applicants are able to compete on an equitable basis:

A:  Entities that have more than 200 employees

B:  Entities that have between 20 and 200 employees

C:  Entities that have less than 20 employees


Applicants will be assessed for their performance against 4 key criteria:

1. Strategy clearly defined for entry/engagement/growth in the Latin American region.
2. Growth in the Latin American region (e.g. indicated by increased revenue, operational activity or markets served.)
3. Innovation underpinning business success (e.g. innovative products, services, processes or business models)
4. Commitment to maintain and grow presence and activity in the Latin American region.


Award Benefits

The finalists for each category shall, receive one (1) complimentary ticket to an ALABC dinner of their choice in 2018;

The winners of each category shall receive:

  • one (1) year’s free corporate or SME membership of the ALABC (as applicable);
  • acknowledgement on the ALABC website for one (1) year;
  • recognition of their achievement at the ALABC dinners in 2018


For further information, please contact Montse Aumatell, ALABC Secretariat on (02) 9431 8651 or email: