Amman (Sep 2014), Under the patronage of the Minister of Industry and Trade and Supplies, the King Abdullah II Award launched “The Jordanian Exporter Award” as a new category of the King Abdullah II Award for Excellence for Private Sector, especially designed to enhance the Jordanian exporters’ performance and as an appreciation for their success.
The Award which was launched with the cooperation of the Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation (JEDCO) and funded by the European Union, aims at honoring the Jordanian exporters who showed a sustainable exportation performance and commitment, as well as recognizing their successes and achievements, also motivating and encouraging corporations to develop and increase their exportation activities, and to increase the general awareness on the importance of exportation.
As a representative of the Minister of Industry and Trade and Supplies, Mrs. Maha Ali the Secretary General of the ministry, “The King Abdullah II Award for Excellence is a partner and an active equivalent for the development of various economic sectors and enhance their competitiveness. It has an active role in spreading the culture of excellence in Jordan and the region by developing the excellence frameworks and the standards of evaluating institutions based on the international best practices” she said in her speech.
She stressed that the Ministry of Industry and Trade is pursuing many of the policies that enhance the competitiveness of the industrial sector, especially small and medium enterprises as well as enhancing their export capabilities. “The need to design and launch the Jordanian Exporter Award came from the big role that exportation has in increasing the revenues, creating new markets for the Jordanian products, creating jobs, improving the economic growth and increasing the competitiveness of the Jordanian economy” said Mrs. Yasera Ghosheh the Executive Director of the King Abdullah II Award for Excellence. Ghosheh pointed out that under the strong competitiveness in the World, the necessity to improve the product and service has increased regardless of which sector, where it has become important to pay attention to the product due to its impact on the sector's ability to increase exports and attract investment.
“We have big success stories and many examples and hope indicators of the Foreign Trade growth and the outstanding Jordanian exportation performance, however, they are few and we are seeking to develop and increase it steadily. We need sustainable and systematic exportation projects which proceed through a wide reliable and reassuring path, depending on exportation strategies, production and marketing plans, and creative staff” Added the Acting Executive Director of Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation Mrs. Hana Al Araidi.
The EU Commission Deputy Tarja El Idrissi expressed that the Union is proud to fund this kind of initiatives that contribute to upgrade the exportation sector in the Kingdom in a way to see further improvement. According to her, this award is an opportunity to assess the remarkable and distinguished performance of any source to be an example of a role model.
Among the most important features to get the award, is that the winning institution gets a trophy of the Award that will be announced in a ceremony to be held for this purpose. The winning Institution gets a benefits from Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation, and also it will be working with the relevant authorities to facilitate their participation in business missions or trade exhibitions organized by other governmental bodies, in addition to producing a short film about the foundation which can be used as a marketing tool. The winning organization has the right to put the logo of the award as determined by the King Abdullah II Award on documents, publications, its website and in advertising campaigns till the next announcement of the results for the next session. The King Abdullah II Award publishes the winning institutions success stories on the Award’s website, in order to publicize the benefit and promote the winning of these institutions. The Award winning institutions present their success stories, review their outstanding performance, and share it with other institutions in seminars and training courses which are being held to explain the award as well as the related conferences.