Media Release – STEP 2018 Export Award

Media Release – STEP 2018 Export Award

REGINA – Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership (STEP) is pleased to announce that the recipient of the STEP 2018 Export Award is Vendasta Technologies, Inc.  The 2018 Export Award was presented on October 18, 2018 at the STEP Annual General Meeting held in Regina.

Founded in 2008, Vendasta entered the local marketing industry in 2011 with a mandate to deliver market and advertising solutions to local businesses.  Vendasta now leads a platform for companies who sell digital solutions to local businesses.  The platform helps channel partners drive down their cost of sales while increasing margins through an award-winning needs-assessment, automated email marketing campaigns, a CRM, a marketplace of re-sellable applications/services, and a fulfillment agency.  With 280+ employees, Vendasta’s products are sold by 1200+ companies and 19,000+ sales people.

Chris Dekker, President & CEO of Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP) noted that the STEP Export Award is recognition of export excellence by the export industry.  “On behalf of Saskatchewan exporters, it is a privilege to showcase Vendasta’s success and international acumen,” Dekker said.  “Vendasta is recognized around the world for their innovative and leading platform.  The company also has a proven ability to provide digital solutions to the marketplace while securing a highly respected brand.”

Reviewed by a committee of Saskatchewan business leaders, Vendasta received top marks for their high level of performance in introducing new products and services into international markets.  Vendasta has significantly increased their export sales, maintains a high ratio of export sales to total sales, and has had a positive impact on the provincial economy through their job creation. 

Also recognized at this event were four additional STEP 2018 Export Award finalists including:

  • Ceres Global Ag Corp. – Northgate, Saskatchewan
  • Northern Lights Foods – Air Ronge, Saskatchewan
  • Radouga Distilleries Inc. – Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan 
  • The Saskatoon Colostrum Co. Ltd. – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Sponsored by Export Development Canada (EDC), the Export Award recognizes excellence and performance by STEP members in export markets. As Canada’s export credit agency, EDC helps Canadian companies of all sizes and sectors go, grow, and succeed in international business.  EDC offers financing to exporters and their customers, connects Canadian businesses with suppliers and retailers in global markets, and insures investments abroad against political risk. 

For information regarding Vendasta Technologies, Inc., please visit  For additional information regarding the 2018 STEP Export Award finalists, their products, services, and capabilities, please visit

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For further information, please contact:
Chris Dekker, President & CEO
Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP)
Tel: 306 787 1550