Export Achievement Awards Celebrate Nova Scotia Companies

Nova Scotia Business Inc.

May 7, 2013 12:20 PM

Nova Scotia companies are exporting more, creating good jobs and competing on the world stage, and nine will take centre stage at the 29th annual Export Achievement Awards in Halifax.

This year's winners have already been recognized in their communities for excellence in exporting. One of the companies will be named Nova Scotia's exporter of the year. The event is presented by Nova Scotia Business Inc. and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

"Each year, about 850 companies produce exports worth almost $16 billion," said Percy Paris, Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. "Congratulations to all of the companies for their excellence in exporting. Through JobsHere, we are helping businesses complete globally, creating good jobs and building a better future for our families."

This year's award recipients are:
-- Larch Wood Canada, Margaree
-- Marcato Digital Solutions, Sydney
-- Phoenix Agritech (Canada) Ltd., Truro
-- Terra Beata Cranberry Farm, Lunenburg
-- Cotter's Ocean Products Inc., Lockeport
-- Van Meekeren Farms, Kentville
-- Novatec Braids Ltd., Yarmouth
-- Velsoft Training Materials Inc., New Glasgow
-- CGI Information and Managements Systems, Halifax

"Establishing and expanding new export markets is an important driver of Canada's economy and is a priority for the government of Canada," said Gail Shea, Minister for the Atlantic Canadian Opportunities Agency (ACOA). "We congratulate the winner and nominees for the Nova Scotia Exporter of the Year Award. It is their hard work that creates jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for the businesses and people of this region."

This year's keynote speaker is Richard Riley, Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General Office in Halifax.

"Nova Scotia companies are competing and winning internationally. Last year we helped our clients do business in over 40 countries," said Stephen Lund, president and CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc. "Businesses are doing great things in Nova Scotia and we need celebrate their work and help them keep the momentum."

This year's event is at the World Trade and Convention Centre, 1800 Argyle St., Halifax. For more information on the awards and to purchase tickets, visit www.exportachievementawards.com .


     For the 29th year, the Nova Scotia Export Achievement

Awards will celebrate the province's top exporters.

      On Tuesday, May 14th, 9 regional winners from communities

throughout Nova Scotia will be honoured at a luncheon event in

Halifax; one will be named Nova Scotia Exporter of the year.

     Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy

Paris says each year, about 850 companies produce exports worth

almost 16 billion dollars and through JobsHere, we are growing

the economy, creating good jobs and building a better future for

our families.

     For more information on the awards and to purchase tickets,

visit w-w-w dot export achievement awards dot com.


Media Contacts: Cindy Roberts
                Nova Scotia Business Inc.
                E-mail: croberts@nsbi.ca

                Paul Moore
                Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
                E-mail: paul.moore@acoa-apeca.gc.ca