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Become a Judge for the ECI Awards 2017

newlECI welcomes senior executives from brands, platforms and service vendors as well as scholars and other experts in digital business to join our honorable jury. Judging experience in awarding programs is a plus.

We are looking for:

  • Senior professionals with excellent abilities, strategies and visions to innovate business models in digital business.
  • Senior professionals with contributions to product, technology, service, management and marketing innovations in digital business.
  • Senior professionals with rich experiences and successful cases in investment and financing in digital business.
  • Senior professionals with achievements in theoretical research of digital business.
  • Heads of industry organizations with contributions to management and policy innovations in digital business.

Please contact us at mia.lin@eciawards.org to nominate a judge for the ECI Awards 2017. All nominations will be reviewed by the ECI Awards Advisory Committee to decide the jury lineup. The information will be kept in ECI’s data set even if your nomination does not lead to an official invitation to the jury this year.


Inquiries about Competition

Steven Wu, Head of Competition

Email: wcy@eciawards.org

Mobile: +86 18217630557

Inquiries about Judging

Mia Lin, Jury Manager

Email: mia.lin@eciawards.org

Mobile: +86 13501373523

Co-branding

Seven Hu, Co-branding Director

Email: seven.hu@eciawards.org

Mobile: +86 18610999731

Direct: +86 10 58692387

Media Relations

Elliott Liu, Director of Media Communications

Email: elliott.liu@eciawards.org

Mobile: +86 13146153410

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What’s New about ECI Awards 2017

案例奖lSeveral changes have been made to the ECI Awards 2017 to make the competition rules more sensible and the whole online entry system more friendly, and to encourage more innovative efforts to enter the competition.

The main differences are shown as below:

Categories

We’ve made adjustments to category and subcategory definitions. Policy Innovation becomes an invitation-only category.

Scoring System

Judges are asked to evaluate each entry based on “1+3” new specific criteria.

Eligibility

To help innovations worth investing in get the attention they deserve, works still in the planning stage can enter the competition now as long as they fall into the eligibility time period.

Varieties of Entries

To encourage brick-and-mortar businesses, we’ve attached more importance to the digital innovations of physical products/services than before to convey that Plus Internet should be advocated as much as Internet Plus.

Entry Materials

We’ve adapted entry forms to suit the new scoring system.

Entry System

Online Entry System has been upgraded and the English version is available now.

Awards

We’ve introduced a new award – the Best Marketing Innovation of the Year to honor the best work among all the gold winners of the 14 subcategories of Marketing Innovation. The Grand ECI winner will be selected among the winner of the Best Marketing Innovation of the Year and gold winners of the other categories.

Entry Fees

Starting from January 1, 2017, entrants have to pay entry fees according to the same global standard.

Click here to know more about the 2017 competition.


Inquiries about Competition

Steven Wu, Head of Competition

Email: wcy@eciawards.org

Mobile: +86 18217630557

Inquiries about Judging

Mia Lin, Jury Manager

Email: mia.lin@eciawards.org

Mobile: +86 13501373523

Co-branding

Seven Hu, Co-branding Director

Email: seven.hu@eciawards.org

Mobile: +86 18610999731

Direct: +86 10 58692387

Media Relations

Elliott Liu, Director of Media Communications

Email: elliott.liu@eciawards.org

Mobile: +86 13146153410

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2017 ECI Awards Categories Are Updated

wherelIn response to the rapid development of digital business that has taken place for the last year, we made adjustments to the ECI Awards categories. The new categories took effect on January 1, 2017.

  1. To encourage brick-and-mortar businesses, we’ve attached more importance to the digital innovations of physical products/services than before to convey that Plus Internet should be advocated as much as Internet Plus.
  1. The category of Policy Innovation is now by invitation only.
  1. We’ve introduced a new award – the Best Marketing Innovation of the Year to honor the best work among all the gold winners of the 14 subcategories of Marketing Innovation. The Grand ECI winner will be selected among the winner of the Best Marketing Innovation of the Year and gold winners of the other categories.

ECI Awards 2017 recognizes the following categories of innovations:

Business Model Innovation

Business Model Innovation honors cases using new models with digital means to transform business behaviors, creating or expected to create new commercial values. It can be new internet-based interactive models, or new business solutions in traditional industries, such as e-commerce, digital content, interactive digital media, Internet of Things, Big Data, etc. Subcategories are:

  1. Virtual economy – consumer
  2. Virtual economy – industry
  3. Brick-and-mortar economy – consumer
  4. Brick-and-mortar economy – industry

Product Innovation

Product Innovation honors innovations applied to physical and virtual products in digital business. Subcategories are:

  1. Virtual products
  2. Digital extension of physical products

Technology Innovation

Technology Innovation honors innovative technologies in digital business aimed at creating/reconstructing/upgrading commercial values or providing better user experience, e.g., connecting technology, interactive technology, security technology, database technology, material technology, production and operation technology, precision technology, etc. Subcategories are:

  1. Technologies to improve commercial values
  2. Technologies for better user experience

Service Innovation

Service Innovation honors commercial services that utilize new digital means to provide individual consumers, enterprises and industries with better user experience, such as CRM service, ERP service, marketing service, traffic service, operation service, visual service, financial service, legal service, and cloud service. Subcategories are:

  1. Consumer service
  2. Enterprise/industry service

Management Innovation

Management Innovation honors innovative management in digital business, such as management of resources, information flow, logistics, capital flow, human resources, financial affairs, legal affairs, office automation system, etc., using digital means.

Marketing Innovation

Marketing Innovation honors ground-breaking technology and problem solutions in marketing, including tools, products, models, platforms and other forms of advertising, as well as creative campaigns utilizing new tech. Subcategories are:

  1. Apparel, bags, shoes, hats & accessories
  2. Life services (restaurants, entertainment & ticket booking)
  3. Digital products
  4. Mom & baby products
  5. Household cleaning products
  6. Sports/outdoor products
  7. Home & office appliances
  8. Food, beverage & alcohol
  9. Automobile industry
  10. Durable consumer goods (home furnishing, furniture, real estate, etc.)
  11. Virtual products
  12. Culture & sports (movies, sporting events, gaming, etc.)
  13. Travel services
  14. Others

Special Award – Policy Innovation

This category honors innovations made by non-profit organizations (including public institutions, industry societies/associations, industry parks, leagues as well as administrative authorities), independently or collaboratively with other organizations, for system construction, ecosystem management or establishment of business rules in digital business, regarding areas including but not limited to: consumer rights protection, innovation incentive, financing, resources sharing, transaction rules, employment promotion, taxation laws, cross-border trade, risk control, credit system, etc.

Note: This category is by invitation only.

The ECI Awards Committee hopes that with category definitions updated, all efforts could enter the right categories, compete fairly and be recognized properly.

Click here to enter the ECI Awards 2017 now!


Inquiries about Competition

Steven Wu, Head of Competition

Email: wcy@eciawards.org

Mobile: +86 18217630557

Inquiries about Judging

Mia Lin, Jury Manager

Email: mia.lin@eciawards.org

Mobile: +86 13501373523

Co-branding

Seven Hu, Co-branding Director

Email: seven.hu@eciawards.org

Mobile: +86 18610999731

Direct: +86 10 58692387

Media Relations

Elliott Liu, Director of Media Communications

Email: elliott.liu@eciawards.org

Mobile: +86 13146153410

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Competition for the Most Innovative People & Companies in Business Is On

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The competition for the most innovative people & companies in business of the year 2016 has officially started. ECI Awards has begun calling for nominations from all over the world for this international and authoritative competition with high credibility.

The competition consists of two parts: one is among people and companies in China and the other is global. The former is hosted by Business Innovation Committee of China and ECI Awards, and will have its awards ceremony held during ECI Festival at China National Convention Center, Beijing between December 5-6, 2016, while the latter is hosted by International E-Commerce Innovation Association (IECIA) and ECI Awards and its awards gala is planned to happen at Silicon Valley next April.

For the part in China, ECI Awards will honor China’s top 10 innovative leaders, pioneers, talents, and product managers, and will choose top 5 companies in 10 industries respectively, which are financing, life services, automobile, circulation, consumer electronics, manufacturing, terminals, entertainment, media, and tourism.

Compared to the 2015 competition, the category of product managers is newly added to recognize and emphasize the positive role of people who hold this position play in the birth and development of internet products.

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Candidates for the most innovative people in business are being collected by ways of self-recommendation as well as nomination from experts and ECI Awards entrants. The committee will set up a jury composed of media representatives, experts from third party institutions and other industry leaders, and select the winners based on jury’s judgment and internet polls. The competition for the most innovative companies are open to all the companies in the above mentioned industries and the winners are chosen combining the jury’s professional opinions, online polls and ECI index. The final result of the 2016 competition will be announced at ECI Festival.

ECI Festival was jointly initiated by IECIA and Business Innovation Committee of China, an affiliate of China Advertising Association of Commerce. Rooted in China and based on China’s booming internet economy, ECI Festival focuses on bringing together innovative ideas, products and companies in digital business, home and abroad, for exhibition and exchange.

The calendar of the competition is shown below.competition calendar

More information about the competition in China can be found at the official website of ECI Awards. To submit nominations or self-recommendations for the global competition, please click the links below.

http://www.iecia.org/nomination-for-the-most-innovative-ppl-in-business-of-2016/

http://www.iecia.org/nomination-for-the-most-innovative-companies-in-business-of-2016/

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2016 ECI Awards Call For Entry – Battle ON

The Global E-Commerce Innovation is now open for entries! Don’t miss out on this chance to showcase your innovations in the e-commerce industry. Submissions open on January 1st, 2016. Find out more by clicking here

ECI Awards, the world’s first award program that was founded to celebrate innovations in e-commerce, will begin accepting entries from all over the world for its 2016 competition on January 1st, 2016.

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China International E-Commerce Development Conference

This October, IECIA is excited to announce that it will be co-hosting the China International E-Commerce Development Conference along with the People’s Government of Sichuan.  The conference will be held at the New International Exhibition Conference Center, Century City in Chengdu on October 14 to October 15, 2015.

Chengdu is the capital city of the Sichuan province and is known for its great history and architecture. According to the World Bank’s 2007 survey report on global investment environments, Chengdu was declared “a benchmark city for investment environment in inland China”. The city is located in the Southwest of China and is renowned for its progress economically, technologically and culturally, making it the perfect destination for IECIA’s next conference.

China’s state council has designated Chengdu as the country’s western center of logistics, commerce, finance and technology. For this reason, IECIA believe that the China International E-Commerce Development Conference will be instrumental in connecting the most innovative individuals to Chengdu’s most influential companies.

The theme of the conference will highlight how creativity and innovation in e-commerce will change the e-commerce market as we know it and lead the future. The conference aims to promote and communicate research, as well as create, develop and invest in any areas of e-commerce and technology. The China International E-Commerce Development Conference is also proud to announce the attendance of industry and country officials, including national state officials, prominent politicians, budding entrepreneurs and renowned academia individuals.

The two day conference will host a variety of events and activities that include an opening ceremony, international e-commerce leader summit, a business exchange forum, the international ECI Awards ceremony and China’s International and Mobile Internet E-commerce Expo.

This year, IECIA will be presenting the ‘Massive E-Commerce Award’ (MECA), which will acknowledge, recognize and reward key players in the e-commerce industry for their efforts. The winner of the MECA will be a global enterprise that has established its operations in at least 5 countries and has over 500 millions transactions. Also, the winner of this award will be judged on the following criteria: 1) Business Model Innovation, 2) Product Innovation,   3) Technology Innovation, 4) Marketing Innovation, 5) Service Innovation, 6) Management Innovation and 7) System Innovation. IECIA strives to cross multicultural barriers, massive consumer scales and transitions that reflect how truly global the world has become.

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