September 18, 2014

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in Bangladesh has launched the 5th instalment of ‘HSBC Export Excellence Awards’. The programme recognises and honours exporters from Bangladesh for their contribution to the sustainable growth of Bangladesh through export. Exporters can nominate themselves for the title of ‘Exporter of the Year’ in four categories by filling in a simple nomination form. The four categories of HSBC Export Excellence Awards are:

     Exporter of the Year – RMG and Textiles

o Group A: Annual export turnover US$50 Million or more

o Group B: Annual export turnover less than US$50 Million

    Exporter of the Year- EPZ Enterprises: Companies in the Export Processing Zones of Bangladesh Companies in the Export Processing Zones of Bangladesh

    Exporter of the Year-Traditional and Emerging Sectors: Annual export turnover (non RMG/ Annual export turnover (non RMG/Textiles) US$5 Million or more

    Exporter of the Year- SMEs: Annual export turnover (non RMG/Textiles) less than US$5 Million Annual export turnover (non RMG/Textiles) less than US$5 Million

Through a sophisticated process of adjudication by an independent panel of jury members, winning exporters are selected based on not only the annual contribution to the national exports but also on the diversity, responsibility, sustainability and governance strengths of their respective businesses. HSBC does not get involved at any stage of the winner adjudication process of this awards programme. All exporters from Bangladesh are welcome to participate in the HSBC Export Excellence Awards programme.

Commenting on HSBC’s commitment on promoting the excellence of Bangladeshi exporters, Andrew Tilke – Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Bangladesh said “HSBC has 150 years of experience in facilitating global trade and this enables us to help businesses thrive and connect to global opportunities. We are pleased to provide a platform for Bangladeshi exporters to showcase their capabilities and global potential.”

Commenting on the programme, Md. Mahbub-ur-Rahman – Head of Corporate Banking of HSBC Bangladesh said “The excellence of entrepreneurs of Bangladesh is often best displayed by the exporters. They make Bangladesh more international. The journey of Bangladesh export has been a success story and the relentless efforts of our exporters helped Bangladesh being recognised as a country of great potentials across the globe. HSBC Export Excellence Awards is our humble way of recognising their contribution and showcasing their excellence.”

Talukdar Noman Anwar – Country Head of Communications of HSBC Bangladesh also spoke at the launch conference. Nomination form and other details of the programme are available in website. Exporters can also nominate other exporters for any categories of the programme. Nomination phase is open till 21May 2014.

Bangladesh Brand Forum, Prothom Alo and The Daily Star are the strategic partners of the 5th HSBCExport Excellence Awards.

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