Surrey, B.C. – The 10th Surrey Board of Trade, Surrey International Trade Awards Reception took place on September 13th to celebrate Surrey’s import and export companies. The Surrey Board of Trade proudly presented awards to the following businesses:

Small Business Category (Revenue under $15 million) Winner: Kitply Industries

Kitply Industries is a wholesale distribution company that sources over 20,000 products globally from its suppliers in Canada, US, China, Japan, and Europe. These products are warehoused in Surrey, BC and sold to manufacturers and distributors of cabinets, furniture, millwork and closets across Canada. Kitply has launched two sub-brands called GrizzlyPly and Kitlam, a line of socially and environmentally conscious plywood and engineered-wood products. These will soon be promoted internationally as sustainable and socially conscious alternative to run-of-the-mill commodity plywood and engineered plywood.

Large Business Category (Revenue over $15 million) Winner: Indus Travels

Indus Travels specializes in small group tours and independent vacations to over 50 worldwide destinations, featuring unbeatable prices with unparalleled comfort. What sets Indus Travels apart are their professional Travel Planners who design each tour in collaboration with their extensive network of supplier partners in local destination. Indus Travels has been awarded Best Tour Operator to India,  named the Top Tour Operator at South African Tourism’s Ubuntu Awards in 2015, and recognized as Best Tour Operator to Malaysia at the 20thMalaysia Tourism Awards in 2018.

“The Surrey Board of Trade, through its International Trade Centre, continues to create global business connections for local businesses through its variety of services, programs and concierge of connections,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade. “The Surrey International Trade Awards allows us to recognize Surrey businesses and Surrey Board of Trade members that are part of the global economic equation.”

The Surrey International Trade Awards provide recognition for the success of import and export achievement, raises awareness of the vital contribution international trade makes to B.C.’s economy and provides a catalyst for companies to reach even higher levels of excellence.The Surrey International Trade Awards are set up to recognize companies enjoying success in the importation and exportation business, focusing on innovation, marketing strategy, ability to sustain growth, commitment to international business, and sustaining competitive advantage.

For more information regarding this event, please contact Anita Huberman at or 604.634.0342.