Transcript: Australian Export Awards 2017 - Highlights

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Emma Alberici:

Tonight is all about recognising the hard slog, the passion for your chosen fields, and the heights of success you've climbed, not only for your own businesses, but for the sake of Australia's reputation abroad.

The Hon. Steven Ciobo MP:

In each of you as finalists, contributing to something like $3.9 billion worth of exports sales and providing employment for some 31,000 people, are a shining example of what Australians can do through business.

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Saul Cockburn:

And I'd always wanted to go into business on my own, and I was lucky enough to do it with my brother. And we just had a passion for going into a business where we could basically make our own path.

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Alex Newman:

We are looking to expand our online presence overseas, that’s the next frontier how to deliver online education to an international audience.

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William Day:

So we are working on not only make the process faster but make it more accurate, so there’s less repeats, more confident so the treatment plan be spot on first time around. So it’s fast but it’s also accurate which is very important.

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Michael Barber:

We work in a project for early detection of autism. So the way this work is we were just looking a facial recognition but we are actually looking at scanning your eyes and retina movement. This is where artificial intelligence and all those sort of things come in on the top of us.

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The Hon. Steven Ciobo MP:

I’m absolutely honour to announce that this year’s Australian Exporter of the Year Awards goes to Ego Pharmaceuticals

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Alan Oppenheim:

We are trying to organise a world that is changing and wanting a whole lot more products really fast is kind of challenging but it’s a nice challenge. Thank you

Jane Oppenheim:

And we have the engineers for the challenge.

Alan Oppenheim:

Yes. And it’s all about manufacturing in Melbourne.

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