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.”
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 www.e-commercesummit.com. Check the website for the exact dates and program of next year’s edition in Barcelona in June 2018.