The 2021 Alizés Awards: rewarding excellence and resilience


The Trade Winds 2021

Exporters have until June 19, 2021 to submit their request.

Exporters have until June 19, 2021 to submit their request.

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SAINTE-JULIE, Quebec, April 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The Agri-Food Export Group is pleased to announce the opening of the application period for the 2021 Alizés Awards, presented by FAC. Canadian agri-food exporters have until June 19, 2021 to apply in either of two categories: Small and medium-sized businesses, reserved for businesses with sales of less than $ 50 million, and Large company, for those with a turnover of 50 million dollars. or more. The winners will be announced in September 2021 in collaboration with SIAL Canada.

“Despite the current context, it was imperative for us to recognize the achievements of an industry that has been put to the test over the past year and that has risen to the challenge with flying colors. Canadian exports are increasing, proof that the industry knows how to adapt and face headwinds. The Trade Winds take on a very special meaning this year, ”explains Martin Lavoie, President and CEO of Groupe Export.

Known in English as the Trade Winds, the Trade Winds refer to the winds that helped establish 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 on international markets through impressive growth, innovative marketing strategies or structuring consolidation actions.

“I look forward to reviewing the nominations this year,” said Louis Turcotte, Senior Director, Corporate and Commercial Financing at FCC and Chairman of the Jury. “Every year, companies impress us with their inventiveness and perseverance. I am convinced that the next candidates will be no exception. “

Canadian agri-food exporters are invited to visit to register and receive their application form. The application period will close on June 19, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

The Export Group would like to thank, in addition to FCC, the Government of Canada, the Government of Quebec, Inno-Center, L’Actualitéimentaire, Agro-Quebec and SIAL Canada for their support and contribution to the Alizés Awards.

About the Agri-Food Export Group
With more than 500 members, the Agri-Food Export Group is the largest association of agri-food exporters in Canada. Created in 1990, the Association has, over the years, developed several services and initiated hundreds of activities to facilitate access to markets outside Quebec and internationally for agri-food exporters from Quebec. A privileged link between exporters and markets, an essential bridge between the public sector and industry, the Association works on a daily basis to increase the presence of Quebec products throughout the world.

To receive more information or to arrange an interview with a representative of the Export Group, please contact:

Claudia Charuest
Director of Communications
Agri-Food Export Group
450-649-6266, ext. 217
[email protected]

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