NCE Export Awards in Sept. at Hilton
The annual export awards conducted by the NCE, is a high profile and
looked forward to event in the Business Calendar of Sri Lanka. The NCE
the only Chamber exclusively serving Sri Lankan Exporters is the “Voice
of Exporters”. The Chamber has been conducting this event since 1993
without a break, to recognize and reward export excellence of Sri Lankan
Exporters, who make an indispensable and vital contribution to sustain
and expand the economy. The event is one of the signal contributions
made by the Chamber to the export development effort of Sri Lanka.
A noteworthy feature of the awards scheme is its refinement over the
years with the inclusion of several value added features, to become the
benchmark for awards schemes in Sri Lanka. With the opening of the doors
of the scheme a couple of years ago to non-member exporters as well, the
number of applicants vying for awards, has shown a marked increase. This
year too the Chamber received an increased number of applications than
the previous year in spite of the fact that exports from Sri Lanka were
severely affected by the global economic crisis during the year 2009.
This is a measure of the resilience and excellence in performance of Sri
Award winners are selected from each of the three undernoted major
* Export of Products
* Export of Business and Professional Services and
* Suppliers and Service Providers to Exporters
Awards are given for the various product and service sub-sectors in
the form of Gold, Silver and Bronze Trophies as well as merit
certificates based on the standard of achievement. If applicants in a
particular sub-sector do not reach the benchmark set, awards are not
made for that particular product or service sub-sector.
The overall winner of a particular product or service sector
comprising all sizes of enterprises receives outstanding exporter Gold
Award - sector wise.
Special Gold Awards are given to the best Sri Lankan Brand Exporter,
the Best Woman Exporter, the Most Innovative Exporter and the Most Value
The most coveted award is the Gold Award won by the “Most Outstanding
Exporter” of the year. The Runner-up receives the most outstanding
exporter Silver Award. The glamour and prestige achieved by this unique
event would not have been possible without the magnanimous contributions
made by the sponsors of the event.
This year, the main sponsor is Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel while the
principal sponsors are the Bank of Ceylon, the Nations Trust Bank
(Official Banking Partner), the Sri Lanka Ports Authority and the Union
Bank of Colombo Ltd. Other sponsors are the DFCC Bank, Hilton Colombo,
the NDB Bank, Rabeena Food (Pvt) Ltd. The Seylan Bank PLC, Omega Line
Ltd and SG Logistics (Pvt) Ltd. The Ceylon Daily News is the print media
sponsor and Channel 1 MTV, Sirasa TV/FM, Shakthi TV/FM, Yes FM and YFM
are the electronic media sponsors.