NCE postpones Annual Export Awards | Sunday Observer

NCE postpones Annual Export Awards

15 November, 2020

The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) has postponed the 28th Annual Export Awards ceremony which was due to be held on December 17 at Hotel Shangri-La, Colombo. 

As part of the NCE’s contingency planning process and after consultation with Members of the Management Committee, the decision was taken to postpone the annual event to January 19, 2021 and the event will be held at Hotel Shangri-La. 

The Chamber took this decision by considering the prevailing calamitous situation in the country and restrictions imposed thereon in conducting events of higher magnitude. Officials of the Chamber said, “In the light of the continuing spread of the virus, health and safety concerns and government and public health authority advice, we have decided to postpone this prestigious event.”   

They stated that the evaluation and judging process of applications has also been delayed due to the ongoing lockdown and police curfew imposed in several areas. However, the Chamber plans to resume the process soon after the situation returns to normal. 

In bestowing this award, the Chamber recognises various important aspects of a business, accentuating on People, Profit and Planet. Special awards are given for Innovation, Value Additions and Research and Development.