QUEENSLAND Treasurer Tim Nicholls said on Thursday businesses across the state now had the opportunity to showcase to the world what they do best after nominations opened for the Premier's Export Awards.
He said what better place for a regional business to tell their unique story than on the international stage - just ask Bundaberg Brewed Drinks who won the top gong at last year's awards.
"Bundaberg Brewed Drinks have a fantastic story to tell, especially surrounding their commitment to their home base," he said.
"I do not think I have ever seen happier winners and deservedly so.
"We look forward to more regional entrants in the awards this year
"It is a great opportunity for regional Queensland to show their wears about what is happening in this great state."
Mr Nicholls said Queensland businesses had a lot to offer the global economy.
"There have been some great Queensland businesses who have won these awards," he said.
"The G20 later this year will also be the perfect platform to showcase what we do in Queensland and how well we do it."
Applications for this year's awards close on July 30.
Winners will be announced at a gala dinner in Brisbane on October 24.
State winners will then go on to compete against their interstate counterparts at the Australian Export Awards in November.
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