The Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit Awards

The Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit Awards

Export Credit Agency of the Year

The Export Credit Agency of the Year Award celebrates the most outstanding export credit agency based on its initiatives and contributions in furthering export credit in 2023/2024. It is open to all export credit agencies including those from non-ICIEC member countries.

Methodology

Export credit agencies are invited to participate in the nomination process which will be reviewed by an independent external judging panel made up of impartial industry experts, both from within the IsDB Group and the industry.

Winners will be selected based on their collective industry experience and initiatives over the last year. Consideration is given to visibility, range of activity and complexity of work undertaken; nonetheless, equal consideration is given to all achievements based on a relative scale and no entity is at a disadvantage due to size or location.

A shortlist will first be drawn up by the Awards Advisory Board. Any queries by the Awards Advisory Board regarding any of the nominations will be reviewed and fact-checked by an independent judging panel employing multiple methods including direct communication (where possible) with the participants/issuers in the stated lead transactions of each nomination. The reviewed shortlist will then be further deliberated by the board to determine the final winner.

Submission Guidelines

  • To be considered, nominations must, at the very least, have the mandatory fields completed — it is the responsibility of the nominee to ensure forms are completed with sufficient information.
  • A category will only be valid if a minimum of three nominations are received.
  • Submission must be no more than two pages in length, in bullet form, and in Microsoft Excel, Word or PDF format.
  • Submission for each category must be no more than two pages in length, in bullet form, and in Microsoft Excel, Word or PDF format
  • State clearly at the top of the deal page which categories that particular deal is being nominated for; if it is not clearly stated, it will not be considered.
  • For any information pertaining to the deal that you do not wish to be published (results report) please highlight as ‘CONFIDENTIAL’.

Each submission must contain:

  • Firm name, address
  • Contact name, designation, telephone number and email address
  • Date of submission
  • Category being nominated (new form is to be completed for each category)
  • Head of the department
  • List of notable transactions and initiatives in this category during the 12-month period from the 1st April 2023 until the 31st March 2024
  • Nominators have to justify the significance and uniqueness of the transactions chosen for this category (max 500 words)
  • Summary of the activities for the past 12 months (1st April 2023 – 31st March 2024) in this category (max 500 words), and
  • Any further information you feel may assist in your case (max 200 words).

IMPORTANT TO NOTE

Awards will only be given for categories with a minimum of three qualified submissions.

Most Innovative Trade Development Initiative of the Year

The award honors the most pioneering and impactful trade or project with high developmental outcome of 2023/2024 by any export credit agencies, financial institutions or development finance institutions.

Methodology

Export credit agencies, financial institutions and development finance institutions are invited to participate in the nomination process which will be reviewed by an independent external judging panel made up of impartial industry experts, both from within the IsDB Group and the industry.

Winners will be selected based on their collective industry experience and initiatives over the last year. Consideration is given to visibility, range of activity and complexity of work undertaken; nonetheless, equal consideration is given to all achievements based on a relative scale and no entity is at a disadvantage due to size or location.

A shortlist will first be drawn up by the Awards Advisory Board. Any queries by the Awards Advisory Board regarding any of the nominations will be reviewed and fact-checked by an independent judging panel employing multiple methods including direct communication (where possible) with the participants/issuers in the stated lead transactions of each nomination. The reviewed shortlist will then be further deliberated by the board to determine the final winner.

Submission Guidelines

  • Open to all export credit agencies, financial institutions or development finance institutions
  • Every entity may only submit a single initiative
  • Only initiatives executed from the 1st April for Most Innovative Trade Development of the Year are eligible for consideration. Ongoing initiatives are also accepted for those which launched after 1st April 2023 and before 31st March 2024.
  • Submission for each category must be no more than two pages in length, in bullet form, and in Microsoft Excel, Word or PDF format
  • Every entity may only submit a single deal
  • Only deals executed from the 1st April 2023 and concluded by the 31st March 2024 are eligible for consideration; submission of deals with expected closure dates will not be accepted
  • Submission for each category must be no more than two pages in length, in bullet form, and in Microsoft Excel, Word or PDF format
  • State clearly at the top of the deal page which categories that particular deal is being nominated for; if it is not clearly stated, it will not be considered
  • For any information pertaining to the deal that you do not wish to be published (results report) please highlight as ‘CONFIDENTIAL’; however, please take note that the following will be made public:
    • Name of initiative
    • Type and description of initiative
    • Parties involved
    • Impact of initiative
    • Initiative’s country of origination
  • Submission Deadline: 7th April 2024
  • All submissions should be emailed exclusively to: [email protected]
  • Results will be announced on the 11th April 2024

Make sure that your brief tells the story of why the deal is important. Uniqueness and innovation are not the only factors, but they help to distinguish deals.

The decision of the IsDB Awards Board is final. A short brief will be published for each award justifying the board’s decision. All criteria of the submitted deals will be considered.

Each submission must contain:

  • Firm name, address
  • Contact name, designation, telephone number and email address
  • Date of submission
  • Category being nominated (new form is to be completed for each category)
  • Head of the department
  • List of notable transactions and initiatives in this category during the 12-month period from the 1st April 2023 until the 31st March 2024
  • Nominators have to justify the significance and uniqueness of the transactions chosen for this category (max 500 words)
  • Summary of the activities for the past 12 months (1st April 2023 – 31st March 2024) in this category (max 500 words), and
  • Any further information you feel may assist in your case (max 200 words).

IMPORTANT TO NOTE

Awards will only be given for categories with a minimum of three qualified submissions.