The prominent 2016 MEI Awards Ceremony was held in The Westin Pazhou Hotel on the afternoon of October 18th. The MEI Awards Evaluation is a non-profit activity targeted at all Chinese products and we have held this activity successfully for six years since 2011.
With the increasing attention and response from the community, the number of products participated in this competition this year has reached a new high. We received more than 5000 products of 11 categories and invited industry experts to evaluate those products from multiple dimensions such as products quality, products innovation, human-computer interaction, market value, craft aesthetics, etc. Finally, 498 well-designed products entered into the final evaluation and 57 products stood out after the hot debate and strict selection. In addition, we also launched enterprise evaluation for Special Enterprise Award; a total of 42 institutions took the crown.
Today, we are honored to have invited the event partial judges, representatives of partner institutions, the International Association representatives, international buyers and media friends.
Ms. Li Lijie, Vice President of the Focus Technology Co., Ltd. (the organizer of MEI Awards Ceremony), delivered a welcoming speech. Li Jie said that over the past five years, we felt that in the tide of the world economy, China's manufacturing and image are under the urgent need for transformation and upgrading and brand building. Having launched MEI Awards activities, we hope that through our persistently efforts, we can encourage more enterprises to pay attention to their design and brand. Moreover, we want to spread the good design, good products and good brands associated with “Made in China” through our platform in order to get more international recognition.
Mr. Li Zhan, Vice Chairman of China Productivity Promotion Center and Director of Resource Integration Management Center, also gave a speech to the event, letting us have a deeper understanding of the status quo and development of China's small and medium-sized enterprises.
The Director of Jiangsu Department of Commerce, He Changyun, presented Top Awards and Excellence Awards to enterprises categorized in Safety & Protection, Industrial Equipment & Component and Tools & Hardware.
SGS electrical and electronic industry experts, Mr. Zhao Hui, presented Top Awards and Excellence Awards to enterprises categorized in Electrical & Electronics, Sporting Goods & Recreation, and Consumer Electronics. At the same time, as this year's judges, Mr. Zhao Hui gave his professional advice for those enterprises concerning how to build high-quality innovative products.
Member of TÜV SÜD China Central Management Committee and the General Manager of Product Service Department, Mr. Lin Zongyu, awarded prizes for the companies categorized in Light Industry & Gifts, Building Material & Home Furnishing home as well as Lights & Lighting.
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Hannah Sieber awarded prizes for enterprises in Manufacturing & Processing Machinery, Transportation as well as individual awards. The Winner of Quality Excellence Award -- Coleder Display Co., Ltd. and the Ingenuity Award winner -- Suzhou Peng Yi Sports Goods Co., Ltd. also shared their first-hand experience of how to carry out product innovation and research and development.
These excellent products manufacturing subjects—the small and medium-sized enterprises who always adhere to the brand and innovation, pay attention to production and technology, make breakthrough, regardless of their size, are the main force of China's manufacturing industry! The organizing committee also set a special award for these enterprises. Zhang Jianming, Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation of Guangdong CCPIT; Mr. Lin Zhiyong, Vice President of Guangdong Asia-Pacific E-Commerce Research Institute; Vice Director of Productivity Promotion Center of Ministry of Science and Technology of China, and Director of Resource Integration Management Center, Li Zhan presented awards to outstanding enterprises.
We also invited a number of high-quality overseas buyers and international purchasers and they were quite interested in our selected outstanding innovative products.
Our ceremony was on live through WeChat Group and we also organized quiz activities which are closely related to products. The atmosphere was very warm and the best entrepreneurs of Chinese manufacturing industry gathered. As a result, this ceremony was not only an award ceremony, but also very a rare event to make friends through business.
The MEI Awards Ceremony was a complete success. Please continue to pay attention to our various training and interchange activities. We look forward to your active participation to promote the transformation and upgrading of China-made products, so that more excellent products will be bloomed in the global market.
The following is a wonderful moment from the scene.
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