Dashing Events effectively presented the 4th successive edition of Sri Lanka’s premier corporate quiz competition on Thursday, the 21st of April 2016. The gala event took place at the Hilton Colombo Residence.
Glitz Biz Quiz is an interesting quiz competition that is organized for companies in the commercial sector and the event attracts about 50 of the top Sri Lankan corporate companies each year. As a participating team, in addition to being an event partner for this entertaining event, we at Epitom Trinergy battled it out for supremacy and tried to snag the crown as the ‘Mercantile Quiz Champions of Sri Lanka”. This year, however, was not ours but we’re still very pleased to have been awarded as runners-up in the e-commerce category and we’re so proud to have been recognized as one of the leading digital marketing, web development, eCommerce and software development companies in Sri Lanka.
The Glitz Biz competition featured five immensely challenging rounds of 10 questions each, covering many topics including current affairs, science, sports, business, world politics, geography, history, technology, entertainment and a whole lot more. The table quiz section saw each team comprising of five members who would collectively answer these general knowledge questions.
Throughout the course of this mastermind competition, the battle was a fierce, see-sawing one and with the lead changing hands numerous times during the quiz, it was difficult to believe who would emerge as champions. However, it was the team for People’s Bank PLC who was crowned as the Mercantile Quiz Champions of Sri Lanka 2016. They were followed closely Hatton National Bank in 2nd position and Dialog Axiata in 3rd place. The competition was so close that the 2nd and 3rd place winners had to be decided using a tie-breaker round. Besides the overall winners, Glitz Biz Quiz also awarded nine different category winners from diverse industries.
The category winners are listed below:
Apparel sector: Bodyline
Banking and Finance sector: People’s Bank
Groups of Companies: Aitken Spence
IT and Software sector: 99X Technology
Telecom: Dialog Axiata
Media and Advertising sector: Triad Advertising
eCommerce and Digital Agencies: ISM APAC (Epitom Trinergy emerged as runners-up in this category)
Shipping and Freight: GAC Shipping
Open Category: Sri Lankan Airlines
Shehan Kumar, the Quiz Master, made this quiz even more entertaining with his trademark style that is so unique to him. Two return air-tickets to any local destination was offered as a prize in addition to many other prizes, courtesy of the event sponsors. ITT , the official Education Partner; Informatics Institute of Technology also came forward to offer a scholarship to anyone of the lucky participants. Emojot carried out the evaluation and feedback of the event in real-time and they captured some of the most sincere emotions and opinions of the participants using their progressive platform. Uber also offered a special promotional code that allowed all first-time users to travel free of charge for any hires below Rs 750. Participants were also given gift packs courtesy of Vitagen, Maliban and Hi Cal.
With the title sponsor for the event being Glitz, the Biz Quiz also received plenty of support from many other corporations as well. These companies include eNet Lanka, PR Wire, Xcellence Trading, Emojot Inc., Dynamic AV, Maliban Hi-CalMaliban Biscuit Manufactories and media partners, Art Television and REAL RADIO.