SCCI holds series of workshops for Sharjah Economic Excellence Award evaluation committee

Published March 28th, 2010 - 07:03 GMT

The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) reiterated its call to the local business sector to adopt best trade practices to further stimulate economic activity in Sharjah and bring the emirate closer to its goal of achieving total sustainable development. This follows the successful completion of two workshops for members of the Sharjah Economic Excellence Award’s (SEEA) evaluation committees. The workshops, which were conducted by trainer Kurram Nawaz, are part of a series of activities organized by the local chamber to strengthen and develop the award’s evaluation and nomination mechanism.

Present during the activities were Nada Al Hajiri, SEEA General Coordinator, SCCI; Directors from SCCI’s various committees and representatives from Sharjah’s various business establishments. The activities and lectures conducted during the two workshops were aimed at analyzing and improving key aspects of the SEEA—nomination procedures, evaluation methods, to set criterion and participant’s guidelines. The workshops also aimed at giving Sharjah’s private sector a better understanding of the awards and the key role it plays in the efforts to bolster the emirate’s economic growth and development.

Nada Al Hajiri, SEEA General Coordinator, SCCI, said, “These workshops play an important role in helping us review the SEEA’s nomination and evaluation processes and come up with viable steps to further strengthen and improve the system. The Sharjah Economic Excellence Awards continues to be an inspiration for the private sector to improve its products and services and also acts as a prime motivator in the efforts to package Sharjah as an ideal investment venue in the Middle East region. Moreover, the completion of the two workshops signals the start of the committee’s evaluation activities for this year’s batch of nominees. Rest assured, the SCCI reaffirms its continued commitment to work closely with the private sector in helping introduce strategies and best practices that can help these businesses produce world class products and services.”

Now in its eighth year, the SEEA continues with its objective of encouraging the private sector to take up causes and initiatives that can help bolster Sharjah’s economic growth and development. The standards adopted for the awards were developed and based on a fully integrated program aimed at recognising the efforts of the private sector towards Sharjah’s continued economic growth.

Recipients of this year’s award will receive a free and independent performance assessment from specialized experts, to be accompanied with a feedback report highlighting success areas and key points where improvements can be achieved. Other benefits include free advertisement in a trade magazine and the Award’s website; one-year free participation in SCCI’s foreign exhibitions; inclusion in the VIP firms list of all government departments of Sharjah; the use of special facilities in World Trade Club, Sharjah TV and Expo Center Sharjah. The SCCI will also provide media and marketing based activities for the winning firm and will allow the use of the final stage logo for three years. Newer incentives being introduced for winners of this year’s award is the exemption from Chamber’s annual renewal fees and the free use of the SCCI headquarters hall to organise conferences and meetings.

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