E-Commerce Poland, Chamber of Digital Economy, is one of Ecommerce Europe’s 19 affiliated national associations from across Europe. The mission of the Polish association is to support the development of the Polish market for the provision of digital services, in particular the e-commerce sector, through cooperation, exchange of know-how and strong and effective representation of the interests of the industry in dialogue with the Polish Government, the European Union and non-governmental organizations in Poland and abroad. In particular, the Chamber of Digital Economy is very active within Ecommerce Europe and works closely with industry in Europe and, through its seat on the Board of Directors, works on current EU legislative proposals in order to promote and facilitate e-commerce in Europe.
Awards for excellence in e-commerce
On 17 November, the award ceremony was held for the ‘2016 e-Commerce Poland Awards’ organized by the association. In the fourth edition of the competition, 18 main awards were given, as well as two awards granted by consumers in the ‘Best Customer Service’ category. All the nominees received honorable mentions.
Since its beginnings, the competition has been addressed to online stores and other firms active in the e-commerce market; these competed for awards in the Branding and Sales categories. This year, two new categories have been introduced: The Most Digital Bank and The Most Digital Insurer, which make it possible to recognize industries that are very active in the e-Economy, and, in many dimensions, are ahead of well-respected e-commerce companies. In the Best Customer Service category, the award was awarded by e-consumers. There was a record-high number of applications this year in the competition – over 150.
‘e-Commerce Poland Awards’ recognize the best practices and the most effective solutions that are attuned to the rapidly evolving market and customer expectations. In its new formula, broadened to include categories for new industries, the competition has been received with keen interest, which encourages us to develop it further. All the more so that expectations towards the competition and its award ceremony have been rising year by year due to the increasing importance of the digital economy and the consequent need for standards to be established,‘ says Patrycja Staniszewska, President of the Board of e-Commerce Poland, Chamber of Digital Economy.
Anna Streżyńska, Minister of Digital Affairs, awarded the title ‘Eminent Personality of the Polish Digital Economy’
The Competition Committee decided by a majority of votes to honor Minister Streżyńska for her contribution to the development of Poland’s digital economy, and in particular for her involvement in the establishment of the Digital Single Market, for her work on projects related to the digitization of the state, including projects streamlining the National Register System and the Digital Poland Operational Programme, and for the introduction of broadband Internet into schools.
The full list of winners is available here.