BC Export Awards


The BC Export Awards are the province’s most prestigious awards paying tribute to the success and innovative approaches of BC export companies. Extending across industries the awards recognize achievements in 6 different categories and are a celebration of the contributions exporters have made to both the provincial and national economy. Conceived in 1982, the program has recognized over 300 companies since its inception, reflecting the growth and diversity of BC’s economy over the past 30 years. 


2021 Finalists are:

Professional Services category: Ayogo Health of Vancouver, Canexia Health of Vancouver, and Fatigue Science of Vancouver.

Advancing Technology category: FPS Food Process Solutions of Richmond, MetaOptima Technology of Vancouver, and Vitalus Nutrition of Abbotsford.

Manufactured Products category: Cellula Robotics of Burnaby, Primacoustic of Port Coquitlam, and San Group of Langley.

Emerging Exporter category: Canadian Jerky of Surrey, Tru Earth of Vancouver, and The Very Good Food Company of Victoria.

One of the four winners in those categories will be proclaimed Exporter of the Year. Additionally, a special Leadership Award will be bestowed to recognize an individual's special achievements in the pandemic.

The award winners will be announced at an in-person event November 19 at Terminal City Club in Vancouver 2-4 p.m. that will also be live-streamed at biv.com. The program will feature discussions with George Chow, minister of state for trade, and Ravi Kahlon, minister of jobs, economic recovery and innovation. 



Presenting Partner

Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness

Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness
Gold Sponsors

2020 Finalists & Winners

The 38th annual B.C. Export Awards  were presented virtually at a February 16 ceremony.  Presentations were made to the winners in the categories of Advancing Technology, Emerging Exporter, Manufactured Products and Professional Services. One of the winners in those categories was declared Exporter of the Year. 

BIV wishes to give a special thanks to this year’s judges: Allison Boulton, Jim Anholt, Renee Umezuki and Andrew Wynn-Williams for their contributions and to the provincial government for its ongoing support. 2021 BC Export Awards nomination information will soon be available on this page. 

You can view the virtual award ceremony here

2020 Export Award Nominees and Winners:

Advancing Technology Category:

  • EnWave Corp.
  • Global Relay (winner)
  • Quadrogen Power Systems

Emerging Exporter Category:

  • Big Mountain Foods (winner)
  • MetaOptima Technology Inc.
  • Mimik Technology Inc

Manufactured Products Category:

  • Artron Labs
  • BE Power Equipment
  • Kalesnikoff Mass Timber and Lumber (winner)

Professional Services Category:

  • Codan Communications
  • MTU Maintenance Ltd.
  • Top Flight Elite Training and Charter Services Inc. (winner)


Exporter of the Year:

  • Global Relay