Singapore, 24 September The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Academy, is proud to announce our nomination as a finalist of the “Innovation in Supporting Business or Enterprise” category at the London Institute of Banking and Finance’s (LIBF) 2018 Financial Innovation Awards. Selected for our flagship Export/Import Certificate (EIC) programme, winners are slated to be revealed during a black tie event in London on 6 December 2018.
The Financial Innovation Awards celebrate customer service excellence in the banking and finance sectors with 17 categories covering: products and services; marketing and customer experience; finance in the communities; technology; and the best financial start-ups. The ICC Academy is in the running alongside organisations such as Israel Discount Bank, Bank of Ayudhya, Sberbank of Russia, Banco BPI and Is Faktoring.
Reacting to the nomination, the ICC Academy General Manager Daniel Kok said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted at LIBF’s prestigious Financial Innovation Awards. As the educational arm of ICC, we aim to help make business work for everyone, every day, everywhere. That’s why it’s essential for us to ensure world class training is accessible to professionals worldwide.”
EIC programme in review
Launched in February of 2017, the Export/Import Certificate (EIC) was designed to support the needs of companies working with clients and suppliers around the world. From improving the timeliness of potentially crucial business transactions through the use of model contracts, to better understanding stakeholders, to selecting the most appropriate financing techniques, this programme provides the knowledge, skills and professional credibility required for successfully managing an international business.
Here’s a look back at some of the programme’s highlights since its unveiling:
- Global reach – Developed alongside Professor Guillermo Jimenez, a leading trade expert and author of the best-seller, ICC Guide to Export/Import: Global Standards for International Trade, the EIC programme has already been taken up by over 500 candidates in more than 60 countries.
- Recognition through accreditations – To boost its impact within the trade sector, the EIC is accredited by leading organisations and institutions, including LIBF, the Singapore Workforce Development Agency, Singapore Institute of Banking and Finance, Human Resource Development Fund, Malaysia and Indian Banking Association.
- Specialised initiatives – New industry partnerships have allowed us to reach targeted communities to ensure competencies and skills evolution in both developed and developing nations. These projects encompass our strategic partnership with the Asian Development Bank, which aims to train 150 staff members from 80 partner banks throughout Asia; teaming up with DB Schenker Logistics to optimise employee performance in South Africa; inking a deal with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade’s Commercial Sub Council to include the EIC programme in university curriculum across China; and signing a MOU with Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce to promote inclusive growth and international trade in Thailand and the wider ASEAN region.
- New edition – On 22 October, the ICC Academy will unveil the EIC upgrade undertaken to promote the industry’s current best practices. Featuring new innovations, the enhanced version also includes four hours of new video lectures, 15 case study videos, achievement badges, streamlined user interface, improved access for mobile and tablets, an integrated course glossary, search function and more.
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