SLIM’s NASCO 2014 to look for the ‘Best of the Best’

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It’s NASCO time again. The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) has just started the process for the National Sales Congress (NASCO) 2014 – its premier event dedicated to recognise the efforts and performance of sales personnel. The participants’ brief of NASCO 2014 was held at Hilton Residence (JAIC), Colombo, recently.  This year, the NASCO awards are being presented for the 14th successive year. The awards are presented under fifteen diverse business sectors and under each business sector territorial managers, sales executives/sales supervisors and front-liners are recognised. The period of review for entries is the year ending 31 December 2013. In addition to Gold, Silver and Bronze awards, the best female is also recognised under each category. Organisations can nominate up to two persons under territorial managers sector; four under sales executives/sales supervisors; and seven under front-liners. Entries are now open and will be closed on 26 June 2014. Limited liability companies, partnerships and sole proprietorships duly registered and carrying on business in Sri Lanka can submit their entries for the awards. The sectors for nominations are: Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Financial Services &Banking, Industrial, Media, Consumer Durables, Telecommunication, Fashion & Clothing, Healthcare, Modern Retail, Travel & Leisure, Insurance, Alcohol & Tobacco, and Corporate Selling. The selection process includes a written examination for sales executives/sales supervisors and front-liners to be held on 1 and 2 July and interviews scheduled to be held during 6 to 20 July. The NASCO 2014 Gala Awards Ceremony has been fixed for 25th July at Water’s Edge. SLIM as the National Body of Marketing has been in the forefront in fostering marketing knowledge and best practices in the country, and SLIM NASCO is the only national event that recognises and rewards sales personnel covering a spectrum of business sectors. The awards aim to recognise, motivates and nurtures the sales fraternity of the country by enhancing their learning curve in salesmanship. It also facilitates cross industry sales learning, imparts greater exposure to the country’s sales professionals, builds confidence among the wide spectrum of participants, and comprehensively develops the leadership and presentation skills of participants. NASCO 2014 Panel of Judges include CBL Group Director/Head of Sales & Marketing Nandana Wickramage (Advisor to the Panel of Judges), Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC Director Sales & Sewing Machines (Head of Judging Panel) Kumar Samarasinghe, Fonterra Brands Lanka Ltd Sales Capability Manager Stephen Paulraj, Unilever Sri Lanka Limited Customer Development Director Surith Perera, JKH Vice President/Ceylon Cold Stores Head of Frozen Confectionery Neil Samarasinghe, Dialog Axiata PLC Head of Sales – Emerging Business Sanjeewa Samarasinghe, Tech One Global Ltd Vice President Sales & Marketing Amithe Gamage, Asian Alliance PLC Senior General Manager Lalith Fernando, Darley Butler & Co. Ltd Manager Marketing Services Shantha Perera, Lanka Sathosa Ltd Deputy General Manager Ranjith Edirisinghe, Upali Newspapers Ltd General Manager Advertising & Marketing Dhananjaya Withanage, Hayleys Advantis Limited Managing Director Ruwan Waidyaratne, Softlogic Communications Ltd General Manager – Sales Rajeev Gooneratne and Holcim Lanka Ltd Vice President - Marketing & Sales Nalin Karunaratne.