I was particularly proud of my involvement (despite my shabby MC skills) simply given the nature and focus of the exporters in the room. Not one of the inspiring people I met was involved in the export of anything extracted from the ground.
In other words, they had found success exporting Australia innovation - from bike accessories to interior design services.
In the not too distant future, I hope to publish footage of the evening, so others can learn from the panel brought together by Design Victoria.
Until then, please find the The Case for Export published below - a valuable resource for anyone with a desire to start exporting design products and services.
"The Case for Export provides insight into some of the skills required to export design, including some of the opportunities available and pitfalls to avoid. With tips for exporting and a comprehensive list of guides, grants and assistance offered by government and business associations, it is a valuable resource to assist emerging and established designers to export with confidence." Design Victoria.