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Applications open for the Alizés Awards


The Agri-Food Export Group announced the opening of the 2020 Alizés Awards application period. Previously named the Canadian Export Business Award, the Alizés Awards are granted by the Agri-Food Export Group and presented by Farm Credit Canada. The winners will be unveiled at the Alizés Evening on April 15 in conjunction with SIAL Canada 2020 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

Known in English as trade winds, the Alizés refer to the winds that established the main maritime trade routes between continents over the centuries and linked Canada to foreign markets. They highlight the excellence of the work accomplished by Canadian agri-food companies that have distinguished themselves in international markets through impressive growth, innovative marketing strategies or structuring consolidation actions.

This year, exporting companies will be able to apply in one of two categories: Small to medium-sized enterprise, reserved for businesses with revenues of 50 million dollars or less) and Large company, dedicated to those with revenues of 50 million dollars and more.

“The jury chose to create two categories this year in order to allow us to recognize the exceptional work of smaller companies that often shine with their inventiveness and perseverance, even if they do not always achieve the same sales figures because of their size, their mission or their goals,” said Louis Turcotte, senior director agribusiness and Agri-Food at Farm Credit Canada and jury chairperson.

Thus, Canadian exporting companies are invited to visit lesprixalizesawards.ca to register and receive their application form for the Alizés Awards. The application period will close on Feb. 28, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.


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