The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) is celebrating the Pearl Anniversary of the Exports Awards this year, completing 30 years of success, under the chosen theme “Recognizing, Inspiring and Strengthening” – a 30 years of unbroken commitment to Sri Lankan Exporters on December 2, 2022 at Hotel Shangri-La, Colombo.
The Annual Export Awards ceremony, organized by the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka serves to recognize and reward Sri Lankan Exporters of products and services and also service providers to exporters, on their performance in the international market.
This prestigious event has achieved national significance as the most looked forward to event in the business calendar of Sri Lanka. The Chamber is proud to announce that this event has been conducted without any disruption for the last 29 years’ even amidst numerous challenges.
The NCE by recognizing the best performers in exports have immensely contributed towards creating a positive mindset and uplifting spirits of fellow exporters of this nation. The Chamber last year, introduced the NCE Challenge Trophy” awarded in respect of organizations that perform ethical trading practices under Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large categories.
This year too, winners will be conferred this award as well as other sectoral awards and special awards.
Story behind the Trophy
The trophy awarded during this flagship event has its own story. The Trophy is cylindrical in shape with a globe carrying the world map it its apex. The Globe depicts the International nature of export markets covering the entire world.
The Trophy also has the nature of a Light House depicting a beacon showing the path ahead for Sri Lankan exports which are so vital for the economy. The three metal plated arrows round the globe originating from its bottom, and increasing in thickness and pointing upwards depicts growth in exports related to international markets.
They also represent the triple bottom line in respect of an enterprise comprising of Profit, People, and the Planet, which is a modern concept for the overall sustainability of an organization.
The black color of the trophy conveys ‘Authority and Power’ in terms of color psychology which is reminiscent of the real nature of exports.
Award winners icon
Apart from the awards won by exporters, the wines are also provided a “Special Logo” which they are entitled to use for a period of 02 years from the date of winning the award, in all promotional and marketing materials, along with other important information, to highlight the winning in international markets.
Message from the President, Ravi Jayawardena
Exports bring prosperity to the Nation and in recognition; The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) takes the lead in export promotion.
Among many services the Chamber offers, the NCE Exporter Awards takes the pinnacle in everyone’s calendar. It felicitates and recognises enterprises achievements in the field of exports. These felicitations are divided in to several categories including products & services, turnover, innovation and ethical trading.
A prominent panel of independent personnel who are excelled in their own felids acts as judges. These are supported by a firm of internationally reputed auditor’s Ernst & Young. This year after an uninterrupted tenure of 29 years, 2022 celebrates the 30th Anniversary.
The Awards are open to all exporters of products and services from Sri Lanka, including non-members of NCE. The winner’s icons which are patent protected are permitted to be used by winners on all publications and printed matter.
Message from the Secretary General/Chief Executive Officer, NCE, Shiam Marikar
“Recognizing, Inspiring and Strengthening”– the dedicated theme of 30th NCE Annual Export Awards is in respect of Sri Lankan Exporters, front runners of the country’s economy, who have always been able to withstand numerous challenges and arisen triumphantly, rebuilding their businesses during these trying times.
They have been able to perform remarkably well, sustaining the business and maintaining buyer needs continuously.
Annual Export Awards is the flagship event among many services provided by the Chamber, and this prestigious event has constantly been the most looked forward to event in the Business Calendar of Sri Lanka.
The event has also been able to create the much needed exposure to our exporters among prospective overseas buyers and business partners owing to the enormous publicity it has gained through all overseas trade points.
It has become all the more important that our exporters receive maximum publicity for their products and services, of their achievements, reliability of their offerings and production capabilities, especially during this period of crisis in the global market.
Message from the Chairman-Events Sub Committee: Jayantha Karunaratne
The 30th Exporter awards are very important milestone of the NCE exporter awards. NCE awards have been improving on annual basis in terms of application, evaluation and judging. Application and judging focus on development of companies, export drive and has net target for success. The event, motivates winners of very reputed, well managed companies to participate, and winning an award is definitely a motivation.
Special awards related to ethical trading give guide line for businesses to develop ethical business practices required by most of the international buyers. Jugging process has been of very high standard with two layers of jugging firstly by a technical committee consisting experts in respective fields and the final judging will be conducted by a vast experienced panel of judges in all aspects of trade practices.
E&Y is a reputed international company involved in all stages to give expert opinion of all aspects of the judging process. Our company has been participating continuously for many years and I feel it’s a good step forward to get all staff involved for planning and involving in the company process and plans for betterment of the company.
Message from the Chairman – Panel of Judges, Dr. Jagath Peiris
As an applicant, an award winner, a Member of the Panel of Judges for many years and also as a Past President of the NCE, I am very much aware of the competitive nature of the NCE awards and the enthusiasm the event generates among a large number of applicants.
Over the past 30 years, the Awards scheme has improved and the applicants are judged not only on the volume of exports but also on other criteria such as value additions, entry in to new markets, innovation, R&D, brand building, compliances, ethical practices and CSR activities. The evaluation process also has improved over the years with the applicants being first evaluated by a highly competent Technical Evaluation Panel who would meticulously evaluate each section of the application based on a well-developed marking scheme.
The entire judging process is well supported and overseen by Ernst and Young, Chartered Accountants.
“I am of the opinion that winning an award at this prestigious event will help an Exporter to penetrate deeper in to your current export markets and also expand in to new markets. Such recognition will help customers build confidence in your organization and provide solid evidence of your commitment to excellence.”
“I would like to invite all Exporters and Service Providers to Exporters to apply for the awards this year. I also would strongly encourage you to participate in the briefing sessions organized by the NCE prior to completing your application.”
The Chamber has made arrangements to conduct several awareness sessions in support of the potential applicants to educate them in properly filling the application.
NCE Export Awards is the premier awards ceremony and the flagship event in the Sri Lankan Business Calendar conducted by NCE specially designed to recognize and reward outstanding performance of exporters of our country. The event has achieved national recognition over the past 29 years due to its professionalism and high standards. This prestigious award is meant to enhance the visibility of the exporter in the global market and gain prominence and ease of access into various international markets. In bestowing this award, the Chamber recognizes various important aspects of a business accentuating on People, Profit and Planet.
Further, special awards are given for Innovation, Value Additions and Research & Development, keeping abreast with the economic views of the Sri Lankan Government.
Important dates associated with the event are:
Award application launch: June 28, Application closing date: September 20 Award ceremony on December 2.
For more details applicants are requested to contact the Chamber through firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Daily News