Dubai – MENA Herald: Dubai Exports, the export promotion agency of the Department of Economic Development, Government of Dubai, is joining hands with Dubai Trade, the innovative single window for online trade and logistics services in Dubai, to launch two special awards for exporters at the eighth cycle of the “E-Services Excellence Award – ESEA” to be held in February 2016.

ESEA is the annual flagship event by Dubai Trade to reward and recognize the best performers in e-Services adoption on the Dubai Trade portal. Dubai Exports has joined hands with Dubai Trade to launch two new honours – ‘New Exporter of the Year’ and ‘Innovative Exporter of the Year.’

This is in line with mission of Dubai Exports to empower and diversify Dubai’s economic growth by offering pioneering export services to business. The New Exporter of the Year Award will recognise UAE-based producers/ manufacturers who are exporting through Dubai for a period of two to five consecutive years. The Innovative Exporter of the Year Award will honour UAE-based producers/manufacturers exporting through Dubai using innovative ways to boost their exports. Selection of the winners will be based on online nominations through the ESEA website (www.esea.ae). Deadline for applications is 12th December, 2015.

“We are pleased to announce the two awards for exporters and to partner with Dubai Trade in their prestigious award. The ESEA is an ideal platform to promote and encourage UAE business sector and to recognise their achievements with other service providers. We invite the export community of the UAE to participate in this award and leverage the opportunity to be the winner,” said Engineer Saed Al Awadi, CEO, Dubai Exports.

Eng. Mahmood Al Bastaki, CEO of Dubai Trade said: “ESEA in its 8th cycle has a new theme and additional categories to support the Smart City initiative and 2015 Year of Innovation announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

“We are delighted that Dubai Exports is announcing two new awards for the first time in our 8th ESEA. This underlines that we are working side by side to serve the trading community better and to enable the economy to achieve new milestones in the exports and trade sector.”