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Chabla and Chiquelle walked away with top honors for the European E-commerce Entrepreneurial Award and the Global E-commerce Award respectively at this year’s Global E-commerce Summit hosted by Ecommerce Europe.
The Global E-commerce Summit at the Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I in Barcelona was the place to be Tuesday to celebrate the best of e-commerce across Europe and other emerging markets. This year, nominees were put through the paces as they competed for Entrepreneurial and Global E-commerce Award Titles.

For the Global E-commerce Awards, jurors used findings from BCG’s Omni-channel Shop Experience Audits as a point of departure for deliberation.

Global E-commerce Awards
The high energy speed pitch from Chiquelle captured a close majority of 52% of the audience vote at the Global E-commerce Summit. Making them the gold winners for the Global E-commerce Award. The Indian online grocery store, Big Basket, took in 28% of the votes to take 2nd place, while the well-known Swedish brand, Ikea took the bronze with 20% share.

For the debut of the Global E-commerce Award, Sïmon Saneback, Founding Partner of Wellstreet and jury chair “wanted to celebrate unique e-commerce experiences seen globally that push the boundaries of how brands and retailers engage consumers. That’s why you see the cross section of geographies, verticals and sizes represented by the 3 finalists for this year’s awards.”

Entrepreneurial Award
Chabla, a business representing Finland that connects the deaf and interpreters for global communication was the clear winner of this year’s European E-commerce Entrepreneurial award. Starting first as a service for the deaf, Chabla has seen growing demand for expanding the service to spoken languages. The startup unique business model captured more than two thirds (66%) of the Global E-commerce Summit audience votes, followed by Zoot representing the Czech Republic with 22% and Italy’s Martha’s Cottage with 12%.

Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees. Truly a job well done.

Global E-commerce Summit
The Entrepreneurial and Global E-commerce Awards ceremonies took place during The Global E-commerce Summit at the Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I in Barcelona, Spain on Tuesday 13 June 2017. The Global E-commerce Summit is the annual global event where established brands and retailers, entrepreneurs, e-commerce experts from emerging markets and award-winning e-commerce players of the world gather! The summit in 2017 was the 9th edition.

For more information, please go to Check the website for the exact dates and program of next year’s edition in Barcelona in June 2018.