The winners were announced on Thursday, June 15 at the UN in NYC!
The competition was open to contestants from all over the world. Entries received votes from the public until May 28 and then a judging panel of industry colleagues selected the nominated entries and the winners. Nominated Award Entrants were welcome to come to San Francisco on June 13, 2017, as part of IMTC USA 2017 and to the formal RemTECH Awards Ceremony on June 15 at the Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development (GFRID2017) organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Bank and the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) in New York City. The by-invitation-only event will be June 15th & 16th at the United Nations headquarters. RemTECH & IMTC celebrated the International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) on June 16th on board the Capitol Princess in an Evening Skyline Cruise in New York Harbor. Check photos here.
The RemTECH Awards were developed by remittance expert Hugo Cuevas-Mohr in partnership with Mohr World Consulting and IMTC Conferences to showcase the most innovative and outstanding technological ideas designed to improve remittance services worldwide. The idea is to showcase companies, groups, collectives or individuals that come up with ground-breaking solutions that benefit the market ecosystem, improving transparency, speed, cost and reliability for the companies and end-users that send and receive remittances every day. Read How is technology changing the remittance industry? – Tech Innovation in the Remittance Industry and Making way to the Digital Agent.
ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE?
THIS IS WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We have selected the following categories to help you determine the best attributes of your entry and help the Judges in evaluating entries: End User Experience, Social Impact, Marketing-Advertising, Innovative Agent Solution, Back-Office Solution/ FX Management/ Treasury/ Customer Service, RegTech/ Compliance/ KYC/ AML/ CTF, Social Impact and Business Service / B2B-B2P-P2B. We also have an OPEN category for the out-of-the-box ideas that can’t fit in any other mold. You can chose 2 or 3 categories for a single entry and judges might move an entry from one category to another..
THIS IS WHAT YOU CAN GET
Besides the categories presented, we are going to select winners based on a wide range of unique awards per category that we be selected to shine a spotlight on individual characteristics of special entries. But our judging panel knows that they are free to come up with other creative designations to highlight some entries that they feel have the merit to glow.
These are some of them: Most Creative, Most Innovative Technology, Most Innovative Product, Most Innovative Service, Most Ready for Success, Most Marketable, The Leap-Forward Award, Africa’s Best, Latam’s Best, Europe’s Best, Asia’s Best and North America’s Best. The list might grow and we certainly are open to suggestions! Jump in and participate now.
JOIN THE GLOBAL CELEBRATION
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FAMILY REMITTANCES
Join the UN & IFAD in our Industry Day!
The International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR), celebrated on 16 June, is aimed at recognizing the significant financial contribution migrant workers make to the wellbeing of their families back home and to the sustainable development of their countries of origin. It is also aimed at encouraging the public and private sectors, as well as the civil society, to do more and collaborate to maximize the impact of these funds in the developing world.
The IDFR was unanimously proclaimed by all 176 member states of IFAD’s Governing Council at its 38th session in February 2015, and it is currently being submitted to the attention of the United Nations General Assembly for formal endorsement and universal recognition. For more information visit the United Nations IDFR Site and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) IDFR Site.
Proclaiming an International Day of Family Remittances represents an invaluable opportunity not only to recognize the efforts of migrant workers globally, but also to strengthen current partnerships and create new synergies among sectors to promote the development impact of remittances worldwide.
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