October - South Australian Export Awards Gala Dinner
Why are the DESIGN for EXPORT AWARDS important?
DESIGN as a Business Strategy is a globally recognized driver of EXPORT GROWTH
19 of the world’s top 30 exporting countries attribute their top performing exports to Design and IP intensive industries.
30% of Fortune 10 Companies are are Design-centric whereas 5% of Fortune 500 Companies are Design-centric
In the EU,
42% of total economic activity is generated by design and IP intensive industries.
Most of the EU's exports are design and IP intensive goods and services
The EU Commission are implementing strategies to accelerate the uptake of Design in nations and regions.
In the UK, every £1 invested in design, converts to £5 in increased exports.” In the USA (S&P 500) and the UK (FTSE 100), ten years of research shows that "Design Centric" listed companies consistently out-perform those not using design by 200%. In New Zealand, if design were treated as an individual industry its contribution to the New Zealand economy would be larger than agriculture and on a par with retail trade ($10.6B).
The Design for Export Awards aims to recognize the achievements of our South Australian Design Design driven Exporters and in doing so inspire and activate more South Australian businesses and startups in our cities, towns and regions to begin their journey of discovery by design and develop more unique world class products and services with EXPORT FOCUS.