23rd NCE Export Awards in Sept
The 23rd annual NCE Export Awards organised by the National Chamber
of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) will be held on September 18 at
Award winners are selected from each of the three major areas - •
Export of Products, • Export of Business and Professional Services, •
Suppliers and Service Providers to Exporters.
The NCE which serves Sri Lankan exporters, and known as the 'Voice of
the Exporters', has been conducting this event without a break since
1993. It encourages, recognises and rewards excellence in exporters and
service providers to exporters, who make an indispensable and vital
contribution to sustain and expand the economy. The event is, therefore,
one of the signal contributions made by the Chamber to the Export
Development effort of Sri Lanka.
The structure, and content of the awards scheme and evaluation
criteria has been continuously refined over the years with the inclusion
of new features, to become the benchmark for similar award schemes in
Awards in respect of the various product and services sectors will be
presented in the form of Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies to applicants
who reach the minimum standard set by an independent professional panel
of judges, drawn from key organisations such as the Central Bank of
Ceylon, Department of Commerce, Sri Lanka Customs, Institute of
Chartered Accountants, Institute of Policy Studies, Universities,
Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Coordinating Secretariat for
Science Technology and Innovation (COSTI), representing the various
disciplines related to exports.
This year all applications will be first scrutinised by a Technical
Committee before selection of award winners by the panel of judges.
Field visits to the enterprises of applicants and one-on-one
discussions will be undertaken.
The overall winner in each of the product or services sectors,
comprising all enterprises in the small, medium, large, and extra large
categories, will receives the 'Outstanding Exporter Gold Award.'