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Under the theme strengthening Good Governance for sustainability

NCE to launch Annual Export Awards on Thursday

The National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) conducts the Annual Export Awards to recognize and reward the achievements of Sri Lankan Exporters of Products and Services as well as Service Providers to Exporters, in the International Market Place.

The launch of the application in respect of the 27th Annual Export Awards will be held at the Hotel Galadari, on May 16, 2019.

The Awards Event will be held at the Hotel Shangri-La in Colombo on September 20, 2019, commencing at 5:30pm. This much looked forward to prestigious Event in the business calendar of Sri Lanka, which has achieved National significance over the years has been conducted over the last 26 years uninterrupted amidst much glitter and glamour.

It is attended by over 750 participants comprising the cream of the Business Community and Exporters, members of the Diplomatic Corps, high State Officials, and Special Invitees including the political leaders related to exports.

The Annual Export Awards of the NCE is conducted each year under a Special Theme and this year the theme will be “Strengthening Good Governance for Sustainability” which is of current relevance to International Trade, especially Exports.

In the contemporary scenario of International Trade, buyers and consumers of Products and Services most often demand Ethical Business Practices, and Good Governance on the part of Enterprises, over and above Standard Performance Criteria.

They would not hesitate to pay the proverbial ‘Extra Dollar’ to Business Enterprises which conform to Ethical Business Practices and Good Governance, that have a positive impact on society at large.

In keeping with this current trend the Chamber has chosen the Theme “Strengthening Good Governance for Sustainability” to evaluate the achievements and success of Award Winners more meaningfully. Accordingly the structure of the application and the criteria for selection of Award Winners this year is based on this theme, with special focus when allocating marks to select Award Winners. The Chamber is strongly of the view that this year’s Award Winners will have an edge over their competitors in the International Market Place due to this criterion.

At the launch, the structure of the application which will reflect the Theme of the event, will be introduced by Ramya Weerakoon, President of the Chamber who is also a Member of the Event’s Sub Committee which guides the conduct of the Event.

Thereafter the Secretary General and CEO of the Chamber, Shiham Marikar will explain the processes related to the planning of the Event, and its conduct, to select the Award Winners, in respect of the Product and Service Sector categories as well as Service Providers to Exporter categories by an independent professional Panel of Judges, who will be assisted by a separate Panel of Technical Experts in the selection of Award Winners in a transparent manner. The selection of Award Winners will reflect the Theme under which the Event will be conducted this year.

Accordingly the Chamber will highlight in all publicity material, Award Winning Exporters as those who conform to ‘Ethical Business Practices and Good Governance’ which ensures the sustainability of their Enterprises in the long term.

Award Winners will also be provided a ‘Special Logo’ related to their Award Winning categories, which they will be entitled to incorporate for a period of Three Years from the date of winning an Award, in all their promotional and Marketing material.

The closing date for the receipt of applications to participate at the event will be July 26, 2019 and and applicants are requested to contact, the Chamber on email [email protected] to get more details.

The Chamber invites all current Exporters as well as ‘Potential Exporters’ to make use of this opportunity to apply and be a Winner of a prestigious Export Award which is recognized in the International Market Place, as several Special Awards will also be offered to encourage Exporters and Potential Exporters in different categories.


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