The Exporter of the Year Awards 2024 is a prestigious event that recognises and celebrates outstanding achievements in exporting. The awards ceremony will take place on October 11, 2024, in Port Elizabeth and is open to companies of all sizes and industries.


This year, companies can enter a range of categories that acknowledge excellence in various aspects of exporting. The categories include:

  • SJM Flex Environmental Award: Recognising companies that have made significant contributions to environmental sustainability.
  • SJM Flex Environmental Practice Award: Honouring companies that have implemented innovative environmental practices.
  • IDC Job Creation Award: Awarding companies that have created significant employment opportunities.
  • Best Provider of Services to Exporters: This award recognises service providers that have significantly impacted the exporting industry.
  • Emerging Exporter Award: Encouraging and supporting new entrants in the exporting industry.
  • Best Exporter: Small Business, Medium Enterprises, Corporate Category, and OEM: Acknowledging excellence in exporting across various business sizes and industries.

The Overall Exporter of the Year for 2024 will be selected from the category winners and will be recognised as the crème de la crème of exporters.

Emerging Exporter Award

The winner of the Emerging Exporter Award will not only receive recognition but also participate in a thrilling ‘Dragon’s Den’ with guest “dragons”. This is an exciting opportunity for new entrants to showcase their products or services and receive valuable feedback from industry experts.

How to Enter

The closing date for entries is July 19, 2024. To enter, sponsor or attend the event, contact:

  • Suzanne Loubser, Exporters EC Branch Manager, at
  • Quintin Levey, Exporters Chairman, at

Visit the Exporters EC website at for more information and to download the entry forms. Companies can also contact the Exporters EC directly for assistance with the entry process.

Why Enter

Entering the Exporter of the Year Awards 2024 offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Recognition as a leading exporter/service provider in your industry
  • Increased brand awareness and reputation
  • Networking opportunities with industry peers and experts
  • Access to valuable feedback and insights from industry experts
  • A chance to win a prestigious award and be recognised as the Overall Exporter of the Year

Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your company’s exporting excellence and achievements. Enter the Exporter of the Year Awards 2024 today!