9th ESEA Media
Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Trade, the single window for cross-border trade and a DP World company, has commended the winners of the 9th E-Services Excellence Award (ESEA) ceremony held yesterday.
Dubai Trade, the single window for cross-border trade and a DP World company, has shortlisted nominees for its 9th E-Services Excellence Award (ESEA).
Winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremony to be held next month under the patronage of HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. ESEA recognises organisations for their use of smart services in trade and logistics with winners selected on predefined criteria, including the number of mobile transactions on the Dubai Trade Portal throughout 2016.
The 9th ESEA has five categories that include: Smart Services Award for M-Token, Free Zone, Payment Services, Clearance, and Shipping Services. Additionally, two Innovation Awards will be presented for the Best Innovative Project and the Best Innovative Idea in the trade and logistics industry developed by individuals or organisations in the UAE.
For the second consecutive year, Dubai Exports are presenting two special awards entitled New Exporter of the Year and Innovative Exporter of the Year. The awards underline Dubai Export’s role in enabling exports in Dubai. Its cooperation with Dubai Trade emphasises that ESEA has become a major event for organisations seeking to develop Dubai’s economy and the adoption of e-Services.
Eng. Mahmood Al Bastaki, CEO of Dubai Trade, said: "ESEA has been very popular in the trade and logistics community, especially among Dubai Trade users. It has also increased the use of smart devices to process business transactions, something we were hoping for when we launched the award in 2008 in support of the vision of our wise leadership to make the country one of the most advanced countries in using modern technologies. This has helped us develop services to meet users’ needs and launch new smart capability that meet their needs for more integrated and comprehensive services.”
Al Bastaki, added: “We are delighted at the response to the Innovation Award from college and university students in Dubai. Many of them have been nominated for ideas that can be applied in trade and logistics. This is evidence that ESEA has become a standard for excellence and competitiveness. Many organisations have applied for the Innovative Project Award which will be evaluated by the committee and winners will be announced at the ceremony.”
“Dubai Exports is delighted to continue its association with Dubai Trade and ESEA with two awards this year. As a key enabler of improved efficiencies and a pillar of the Dubai Plan 2021, innovation presents infinite opportunities for organisations and individuals aspiring to make a difference in the increasingly competitive local economy as well as in the global arena. Dubai Exports is focused on encouraging innovations across all aspects of trade and exports.” commented Eng. Saed Al Awadi, CEO of Dubai Exports.
Al Futtaim Logistics and TechnoPro Middle East are the gold sponsors of the 9th ESEA, with Agility Logistics and NewAge Software Solutions as silver sponsors. The award is supported by government and private sector organisations, including the Ministry of Economy as strategic supporter, Dubai Exports, DP World, Dubai Customs, Jafza, Dubai Maritime City Authority, National Association of Freight & Logistics, and Dubai Media Incorporated as strategic media partner.
Dubai Trade has announced the 9th edition of its annual flagship event, the E-Services Excellence Award (ESEA). The event aims to recognize the best performers in the e-Services adoption on Dubai Trade portal and celebrate the success of digital transformation in trade and logistics activities.
Categories for the 9th ESEA will remain the same as the last cycle with one new smart service award to be added, totalling 10 main and runner-up winners across different categories, including the Smart Services Awards for M-Token, Free Zone, Clearance, Payment Services, and a Smart Services Award for Shipping Services which has been introduced this year. Continuing last cycle’s theme, winners will be nominated based on the number of mobile transactions on the Dubai Trade Portal throughout 2016 inspiring the use of smart services to support the government’s smart city initiatives.
Additionally, the 9th ESEA will recognise two innovation awards for the Best Innovative Project and the Best Innovative Idea in the trade and logistics industry, developed by individuals or organizations based in the UAE.
Also Dubai Exports, the export promotion agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai, in line with its mandate and mission to empower and diversify Dubai's economic growth by offering pioneering export services to business, is collaborating with Dubai Trade for the 2nd consecutive year to offer two special awards to the exporters in Dubai with the titles New Exporter of the Year and the Innovative Exporter of the Year.
H.E. Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah, Chairman of Dubai Trade, said, “Dubai Trade has always endeavoured to enhance and ensure faster trade and logistics procedures under one user-friendly platform, and the ESEA has been great at encouraging the adoption of these smart services. We will continue to celebrate the success of the industry through this initiative, and we hope it will motivate individuals and companies to participate each year.”
Eng. Mahmood Al Bastaki, CEO of Dubai Trade added, “The ESEA award ensures that Dubai remains a pivotal hub for global trade and logistics. It marks the efforts made to encourage a smooth transition into a smart city being the first award in the region based on actual adoption rates. The doors are open for all individuals and companies in the UAE from now till end of the year to increase their mobile transactions with the use of smartphones to be eligible to win the award and they are welcome to nominate their innovative projects and ideas to be acknowledged in the Innovation awards.”
Eng. Saed Al Awadi, CEO of Dubai Exports said: “Dubai Exports was privileged to be part of the 8th ESEA by awarding New and Innovative Exporters for their contribution to the exports through Dubai in 2015. We are confident that the 9th cycle of the award will complement our efforts to promote exports through Dubai and encourage more businesses to grow organically in the thriving business environment of Dubai.”
The previous four consecutive ceremonies were held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.