About

Exportia

Exportia provides export consultancy services to small and medium sized businesses, who have developed a technology and have made the decision to export it to Europe.

We have successfully taken dozens of innovative Australian companies to Europe in various high-tech sectors including — clean technologies, advanced manufacturing, electronics, information and communication technologies (ICT) and health and medical devices.

We make available to your business, a team of export consultants, who will guide you through the steps necessary to obtain sales in Europe. We have developed a framework that takes your business through the steps from selecting the right country for your product or service, recruiting distributors, generating leads, to training and managing a local European sales team.

Founded in 2006 by Christelle Damiens, Managing Director, Exportia was created shortly after Christelle migrated from France to Australia. After 6 years in sales at IBM Paris, she decided to go back to her passion for international business and to focus particularly on small businesses. She found that her past sales experiences in Europe in a high-tech environment, her ability to communicate in five languages meant that she had a lot to offer to Australian Small and Medium Enterprises. Christelle knows that Australian SMEs are looking to grow internationally, but they often lack the time and financial and human resources to take the step. Over the years by working with dozens of Australian high-tech companies, Exportia has developed a framework and a set of tools tailored to the needs of technology companies that enable them to export successfully to Europe. Exportia is an Austrade referral partner, and a corporate referral partner of a number Australian States. Exportia services are eligible for the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG).


Our Team

ChristelleDamiens_June2013Christelle Damiens

Managing Director and Founder

Christelle turned her back to a successful career as a sales representative in the corporate world, as she moved to Australia. She then decided to take the step to create Exportia, having accumulated a wealth sales experiences Europe-wide both for a small business and a large corporate.

I personally know the difficulty for a small business to grow into the European market, it is a very diverse market and small businesses often don’t know where to start. Small business owners are often caught up with running their business and with their domestic market to be able to allocate enough time to the European market. Lowering the risk for small businesses and guiding them to maximise the export sales results are what drives us at Exportia.

At Exportia, making our clients successful is what makes us successful. Client following our framework obtain sustainable export sales within 3 months to 2 years. Dr Alex Birrell, CEO CleanSpace, says: “Christelle has unique commercial and interpersonal skills that enable our business to hold discussions with high-level decision makers. Because of her calibre and experience, Christelle has established the right executive engagement with our large enterprise European clients to build the professional relationships needed to compete  in this large market.”

All Exportia services packages are tailored to your specific needs and to the stage you are at in your export journey. All Exportia team members have gained work experience in Europe before joining Exportia and master at least two European languages. If you would like to book a session with Christelle or one of Exportia’s team members, please call us at 02 8211 0471 or e-mail Christelle at christelle.damiens@exportia.com.au.

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