56th Australian Export Awards


The 56th Australian Export Awards were held at the National Arboretum in Canberra on 27 November 2018, celebrating Australian companies engaged in international business who have achieved sustainable growth through innovation and commitment.

Chandi Perera, Shanna Bignell and Jacques Janse at the 2018 Australian Export Awards.
Typefi CEO Chandi Perera and Marketing Manager Shanna Bignell with Jacques Janse, CEO of Queensland’s Blast Movement Technologies, at the 56th Australian Export Awards.

Typefi proudly represented Queensland in the Small Business category amongst a very diverse group of finalists. Congratulations to Victoria’s photoSentinel on their well-deserved win!

Hosted by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), the awards ceremony was the highlight of a full-day program for finalists which included an innovation masterclass, a networking lunch, and an opportunity to attend Question Time at Parliament House and meet with MPs.

Typefi became a 2018 national finalist after winning the Premier of Queensland’s Export Award for Small Business in October.

Typefi has been exporting since 2007, and 90% of its customers are based overseas, with exports accounting for 92% of revenue in the 2017–18 financial year.

The national judges commended Typefi on a strong application, saying that the company is “forward-thinking with sound knowledge of their product, their markets and customers”.

“Typefi has a great product, and good international export figures—the judges are keen to see the journey continue.”