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Queensland finalists will learn who the winners are on Thursday 16 October 2014. Australia China Business Council (Qld) Continues to sponsor the Tom Burns Award.
This award recognises exporters that have achieved success in markets in the Asia-Pacific. It is given in memory of the late Honourable Tom Burns AO, who made an outstanding contribution to public life in Queensland and was instrumental in developing Queensland’s trade relationships with China
Mr Burns was Chairman of the Queensland-China Council, a former Deputy Premier of Queensland and long serving Member of Parliament. He accompanied former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam on his inaugural visit to China in 1971. This visit was the founding forum for the development of trade relations with China.