Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) has emerged as a big winner at the Futures and Options World International Awards, picking up two major industry awards. DGCX was named "Exchange of the Year 2013" in the Middle East and Africa, and its EOS trader platform was recognised as the "Best Technology Innovation by an Exchange" in Asia, Australasia, Middle East and Africa. This is the second time in two months that DGCX has been recognised by Futures and Options World for its growth and innovation. DGCX was also named "Emerging Exchange of the Year" at the FOW Asia awards, held in Singapore in September of this year. Gary Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, DGCX, said, "We are delighted to receive these prestigious global accolades from FOW, which reflect not only the remarkable growth DGCX has witnessed, but also the unique products, superior technology and strategic initiatives we introduced to support the trading needs of the region." DGCX's year-to-date volumes grew 51% from last year, trading over 12.9 million contracts so far in 2013.