The first International E-Commerce Innovation Awards, ECI Awards, was held the International E-Commerce Innovation Forum and ECI Awards Ceremony in Jiading Industrial Zone, Shanghai on April 11th. The ceremony not only presented outstanding cases from over 500 entries from around the world, but also became a center stage for keynotes from the industry representatives and officials.
This year’s ECI Awards Ceremony has received over 500 entries from around the world, representing 7 categories of E-commerce innovation in Business Model Innovation, Product Innovation, Technology Innovation, Marketing Innovation, Service Innovation, Management Innovation, and System Innovation. There was also a Grand ECI prize that represented the single best case of all Gold winners, that 1) represented a breakthrough in a business model that redefined the industry; 2) was a new technology that achieved outstanding results; or 3) made the discovery of a new marketing approach to engage with audiences. After three rounds of judging and voting by expert judges, media judges and audience judges, Renren Kuaidi Express and won over eDaixi Laundry service by several votes to be the winner of Grand ECI Award, 2015.
International Industry forum with prominent speakers
Several world-class top figures in E-commerce industry have been invited to make appearance and give speeches at the ceremony, including IECIA Chairman Alan Rutherford from the US, Lee Chan-jin, CEO of Fortis who is also known as Korea’s Bill Gates, Jingdong’s SVP Xu Lei, and Taiwan’s Y-Combinator Lin Zhichen, who founded AppWorks and is also known as Jamie in Taiwan. Their speeches touched upon various aspects from industry’s global status in different countries and regions to hot topics of the year.
Also invited were officials from National E-commerce Committee, Shanghai E-Commerce Committee and Jiading Industrial Park, who clarified and expounded on the industry policies after the National Lianghui.
The 2015 International ECI Awards was a huge success, with contestants and entries from all around the world in different industries competing for various categories. With the attendance of world renowned industry experts, entrepreneurs, corporate moguls, it was not only a stage for all the contestants to showcase their successes, but also a truly global event worth celebrating in the E-Commerce industry.