Celebrating export excellence The well-established Western Cape Exporter of the Year Competition, hosted by the Cape Chamber and sponsored by the ECIC, highlights the diversity of export products originating in the province.
Finalists and winners at the ECIC/Cape Chamber Western Cape Exporter of the Year Competition.
bagold Ltd, the Hermanus company that breeds, grows and exports abalone by the ton, was declared the big winner at the ECIC/Cape Chamber Western Cape Exporter of the Year Competition at the gala dinner held on 13 October 2016 at the prestigious Cape Sun. The Cape Chamber, which has served as the host for the awards for 26 years, serves, enables and leads business in the region. The Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC) is the headline sponsor of the competition and an underwriter of export credit loans and investments. WESTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2017
The theme for the evening was “out of this world”, and it was indeed an intergalactic experience. Incidentally, as the first African into space, Mark Shuttlelworth’s company, Thawte, was a previous competition winner (and sold to VeriSign shortly thereafter for R3.5-billion). The 12 finalists for the 2016 awards included: