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 recognise 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 Lankan exporters.
Award winners are selected from each of the three undernoted major sections:-
- 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 subsectors 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 subsector do not reach the benchmark set, awards are not made for that particular product or service subsector.
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 Adding Exporter.
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.