Surrey International Trade Awards

Surrey's International Trade AwardsThe 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 Board of Trade is proud to have initiated this event. This event speaks to the reality that Surrey businesses are part of the global economic equation. Countries cannot live in isolation. They have to mutually share their prosperity, technical know-how and undertake trade in order to sell their surplus products. The world economy is inter-dependent. Economic progress of a nation depends upon its ties with other countries.

The Economic Advantage of International Trade:

  1. Monetary gains to the respective country indulging in trade.
  2. More variety of goods available for consumers.
  3. Better quality of goods.
  4. Competition both at the international level as well as local level.
  5. Closer ties between nations.
  6. More exchange of technical know-how.
  7. Local producers will try to improve the quality of their products.
  8. Increase in employment locally.

Keynote speaker: The Honourable James Gordon Carr, Canada’s Minister of International Trade Diversification.

Minister Carr has been a dedicated business and community leader in Winnipeg for more than 30 years. He entered public life in 1988, when he was elected to represent Fort Rouge in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Minister Carr’s community leadership has earned him numerous awards including the Canada 125 Medal, The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the Order of Manitoba.

The 2019 event will take place on Thursday, May 9 at Civic Hotel.

Event Details


Nomination Form

Please submit your nomination to:

Rhona Doria
101-14439 104 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3R 1M1
T: 604.634.0344
F: 604.588.7549

Previous Winners


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

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



Small Business Category (Revenue under $15 million)
Winner: Eat Real Snack Food Canada Ltd.

Large Business Category (Revenue over $15 million)
Winner: Coast Fraser Enterprises Ltd.



Small Business Category (Revenue under $15 million)Winner: Nana’s Kitchen

Large Business Category (Revenue over $15 million)Winner: Coast Clear Wood Ltd.



Small Business Category (Revenue under $15 million)
Winner: Tropical Link Canada

Large Business Category (Revenue over $15 million)
Winner: LMS Reinforcing Steel Group



Small Business Category (Revenue under $15 million)
Winner: Martin Automated Systems Inc.

Large Business Category (Revenue over $15 million)
Winner: Patton & Cooke Co.



Large Business – Fruiticana

Small Business – Safe Software Inc.



Surrey Export Award Winner – Garaventa Lift (Canada) Ltd.



Surrey Export Award Winner: Singer Valve Inc.



Agriculture and Primary Products Exporter of the Year: Punjab Milk Foods

Emerging Technologies Exporter of the Year; Patton & Cooke Company

Manufacturing Exporter of the Year: Bekaert Canada Ltd. 

Service Exporter of the Year: Fraser Surrey Docks



Gateway Services Award category: Custom House Global Foreign Exchange

Manufacturing Award category: Analytic Systems