Dubai Customs wins" New Market Solution Award"

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Published December 11th, 2013 - 04:47 GMT
Ahmed Butti receives the award from Khalil Saqer
Ahmed Butti receives the award from Khalil Saqer

Dubai Customs won the "New Market Solution Award" for the applications that were developed and employed during the WCO IT Conference and Exhibition, themed 'Effective Solutions for Coordinated Border Management', that was held last May under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The conference saw participation of leaders and decision-makers in the customs and IT fields from around the world. 

The awards were presented in a ceremony that took place recently in New York, USA, where many prominent names competed for the awards by presenting their media projects that accompanied their activities, namely McDonald’s, Pepsi, Microsoft, GM, UNILEVER and others. 

Khalil Saqer, Director of Corporate Communication Department at Dubai Customs, presented the award to H.E Ahmed Butti Ahmed, Executive Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, Director General of Dubai Customs, as an appreciation for H.E’s constant motivation for innovation. 

Mr Butti expressed his happiness for winning this award, which comes in recognition of the efforts exerted by the Communication Department along with other departments at Dubai Customs that jointly worked relentlessly to make the conference and exhibition a remarkable success that was applauded by over 1000 international participants. 

Mr Saqer emphasised that the Department’s winning of this award was a result of the massive support given to Dubai Customs’ divisions and departments, under the directives of the Director General to collaborate for the success of the conference. 

He added,  that this award came as a result of the marketing and media  collaboration with their appointed media Agency for WCO conference earlier this year “ Initiative” which implemented the application  and contributed to its success .

Background Information

Dubai Customs

Dubai Customs is one of the leading government departments taking part in enhancing sustainable development and promoting Dubai’s image worldwide, turning it into a principal capital, business and tourism destination, as it facilitates smooth movement of legitimate trade and leverages economic and social development, the matter which is consistent with its slogan stating "gateway to Dubai’s prosperity", because prosperity is usually based on free trade through a safe, fast and practical environment to meet the needs of people and adapt to their requirements. This in addition to DC’s main role to protect society and borders against those who try to smuggle prohibited substances to or through Dubai threatening the community safety and security.

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