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Name

Victoria Beneragama

Job title

CEO

Location

Victoria, Australia

Founded in October 2012, Buzz Export Services was conceived as a marketing firm with a focus on the travel industry. Their range of services caters to individual client needs, supplementing their innovative and creative solutions with diligent market research, strategic planning and trend analysis. "We saw the opportunity to not only serve our clients by enhancing the traveling consumers’ experience, by building an evolving network within the industry, with Brand Partners and airline clients", said CEO Victoria Beneragama.

Victoria’s drive to grow her business led her to obtain the first certification of WEConnect International in Australia in June 2013. Believing that WEConnect International’s extensive corporate network would give her firm access to new markets, namely the U.S. travel industry, she was introduced to the organization’s local market lead Anne Tesch. As Victoria puts it, with Anne it felt "like a true partnership, with her championing [the] business, facilitating introductions within other regions to potential clients, contacts and supply partners."

Having made a connection with Karmetria Burton at Delta Air Lines, Inc., the American airline company saw the value of Buzz Export Services’ relationship with its Brand Partners on top of the quality of service that the business provides.

"Buzz Export Services represented the quality and innovation we look for in our supplier partners," said Karmetria. "Delta supports doing business with WBEs and ensures that our procurement practices are inclusive. As a global airline, it is important we began to do business globally."

Having landed a contract with a leader in the travel industry, Buzz Export Services now has a true collaborative relationship with Delta, an unprecedented achievement by a firm that is less than four years old. Buzz Export Services was recently recognized by Delta at their annual Supplier Diversity Star Awards Recognition Luncheon, as the Woman-Owned Business of the Year. Each year, Delta recognizes the contributions of its best performing small, minority-owned and women-owned supplier partners with honorees being nominated based on several categories including quality, value creation, innovation, customer service, cost savings and community involvement.

Having achieved the goal of entering the U.S. market, Buzz Export Services is now looking to expand their presence beyond airline travel, and within their industry of expertise the firm is now looking to offer holistic solutions and innovations to the entire experience of travelling on board with their partners.

In 2017, Buzz Export Services was nominated for the WEConnect International award for Fastest Growing Business.

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