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Winners of ALABC 2017 Business Excellence Awards

Moly-Cop, Macquarie University and Intermodal Solutions (Group) Pty Ltd took out the 2017 Australia Latin America Business ExcellenceAwards that were presented by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, in Sydney on November 30.

The Australia Latin America Business Excellence Awards were introduced in 2002 to acknowledge outstanding performance by Australia
companies, institutions and individuals in doing business with the markets of Latin America.

Now in their 18th year, the Awards continue to be sponsored exclusively by COALAR and have grown significantly in prestige. They have been
presented to a growing list of companies and individuals that have excelled in their dealings with Latin America.

The 2017 Awards were presented at the annual Sydney Dinner of the ALABC, which this year was held at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, 30 November and was attended by over 150 guests.

They were presented by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, who was the dinner guest of honour and keynote speaker.
The ALABC Committee responsible for judging this year’s awards had quite a challenge to select the winners from amongst a strong field of quality applications. In the end, the success and commitment to the region shown by the winners made them worthy recipients of the 2017 awards.

Winner of the Award in the Large Enterprise category: Moly-cop (http://molycop.com/)

Award presented to: John Barbagallo, CEO (pictured right)
Moly-cop is a leading global supplier of grinding media that is critical for mineral extraction and processing, particularly in the copper and gold industries. Moly-cop’s sales in Latin America (Peru, Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Suriname) amounted to more than $600 million in 2017 and
represented 43 per cent of the company’s global sales – an increase of some 30 percent in the region over sales for 2016.

Winner of the Award in the Medium Enterprise category: Macquarie University (www.mq.edu.au/)

Award presented to: Guie Hartney, Associate Director International Relations (pictured below)
Macquarie University engages with Latin America through its international arm – Macquarie International – and has enjoyed great success, particularly since 2014, with priority countries in the region (Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Brazil and Peru). Macquarie University has seen a 24 per cent growth in student commencements from Latin America in the last two years and a 60 per cent growth in the number of commercial and research partnerships in the region.

Winner of the Award in the Small Enterprise category: Intermodal Solutions (Group) Pty Ltd (https://pittoship.com/)

Award presented to: Julie Boden, CFO (pictured below)
ISG identified the need for an environmentally friendly, cost effective and secure solution to move bulk commodities and grain from the mine or harvest site to the port and developed a patented bulk container with a removable lid. ISG has been supplying its innovative containers to Latin America (Chile, Peru, Mexico, Argentina, Cuba and Bolivia) since 2013 and its revenue continues to grow strongly from its expanded operations across the region. 90 per cent of ISG’s revenue comes from Latin America.

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