14 – 15 October 2020 - Madinat Jumeirah Dubai
#eventshow

The Middle East Event Awards bring together the who’s who of the industry for an evening of celebration, networking and world class entertainment.

We recognise and reward the outstanding individuals, teams and companies that have been involved in creating some of the best events in the world, including marketers, designers, suppliers, planners and many more.

NEW FOR 2020

This year we have 24 award categories up for grabs and each year the quality of nominations being submitted increases. In 2019, we had around 400 nominations through our online portal and this year we expect even more. With the competition so fierce, shortlisted applicants this year will have the chance to present their nomination to our judging panel in a private audience.

Event timeline

12 February

 

Open Award Applications

All award applications must be submitted via our online portal before the entry deadline

22 March

 

Application Deadline

Award nominations need to be submitted online before 5pm (GMT +4) on the 22nd March 2020

1 April

 

Online Scoring Closed

Judges scores will be averaged and the top scoring nominations from each category will be released in a shortlist

6 May

 

Shortlist Released

The award shortlist will be announced on the 6th May via our marketing campaign and on our event website. Shortlisted nominees will be contacted and informed of next steps

11-14 May

 

Shortlist Presentations & Round Table

Shortlisted nominees will be invited to a round table to present and discuss their entries with the judging panel. The judges will deliberate the final winner. Exact date TBC.

2020 Awards Shortlist

Best Arts and Culture Event
  • HQ Worldwide Shows LLC for HIPA 8th Season Award Ceremony
  • HQ Worldwide Shows LLC for Holy Mass presided by His Holiness Pope Francis
  • LHP & Dubai Culture for Qurantech
  • People for Al Hosn Festival
  • People for Al Mawlid Al Nabawi Evening
Best Association/Corporate Meeting
  • ADNEC Services for Eighth Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption, 2020
  • ADNEC Services for World Urban Forum 10, 2020
  • The Event Production Company Dubai for MTN Global Leadership Conference 2019
  • Messe Frankfurt Middle East for Digital Next Summit
  • Mosaic Live Communications FZ LLC for Huawei Phone Launch
Best Community Event
  • HQ Worldwide Shows LLC for Holy Mass presided by His Holiness Pope Francis
  • JK58 for Dubai Cares Walk for Education 2020
  • People for Special Olympics Opening & Closing Ceremonies
  • REDFILO for The Festival at Masdar City
  • Viola Communications for Abu Dhabi Science Festival and Innovator 2019
Best Consumer Exhibition
  • Global Event Management for Insomnia Gaming Festival Dubai and Saudi
  • Informa Markets for Middle East Games Con
  • ONE Communication & Marketing Group for The Middle East Youth Expo 2020
  • The School & Nursery Show for The School & Nursery Show
  • Viola Communications for Abu Dhabi Science Festival & Innovator 2019
Best Employer of the Year
  • Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company
  • dmg events
  • DXB LIVE
  • Omanexpo
  • The Hanging House
Best Entertainment Production
  • Dance It Out Dubai for Halloween on Al Maryah Island
  • LHP – Lighthouse Productions for Presidents Sports Awards 2019
  • People for Special Olympics Opening & Closing Ceremonies
  • Pyramedia Group for Zaman Al Jameel
  • West End Worldwide for Insomnia Main Stage Gaming Tribute Shows
Best Event Marketing Campaign of the Year
  • Coca-Cola Arena for The launch and opening of Coca-Cola Arena
  • dmg events for INDEX
  • Informa for BRIDE Shows
  • Informa Markets for Middle East Film & Comic Con
  • Messe Frankfurt Middle East for Beautyworld Middle East 2019
Best Event on a Budget
  • LHP - Lighthouse Productions for Dar Al Ber Orphans Celebration
  • Pursued by a Bear for KLM 100th Birthday
  • Mosaic Live for DEWA Solar Decathlon 2019
  • Rush-A-Way for Oman Insurance Corporate Challenge
  • urbanevents for #DXBExperiments presents Underground
Best Event Space Design & Décor
  • DXB LIVE for Knowledge Summit 2019
  • DXB LIVE for UAE Astronaut Launch Event 2019
  • HQ Worldwide Shows LLC for Anniversary Celebration of signing the Declaration of Human Fraternity
  • HQ Worldwide Shows LLC for Holy Mass presided by His Holiness Pope Francis
  • Viola Communications for Morocco in Abu Dhabi 2019
Best Event Video Solution
  • Creative Technology for Diriyah Gate Opening Ceremony
  • Creative Technology for IAAF World Athletics Championships 2019
  • Creative Technology for Leila, Land of Imagination
  • Creative Technology for Special Olympics Opening Ceremony
  • mediaPro International for Nissan Patrol 2020 Facelift Launch
  • mediaPro International for Pakistan Super League opening ceremony 2019
Best Light & Sound Production
  • LHP & FAALYAT for KINGS CUP 2019 BAHRAIN
  • mediaPro International for Formula E- Diriyah Seasons
  • mediaPro International for Pakistan Super League opening ceremony 2019
  • mediaPro International for Red Fest DXB 2020
  • Neumann&Müller Event Technology LLC for BLAST Pro Series Global Final of the Counter strike - Bahrain
Best Music Event
  • DONE EVENTS for A. R. RAHMAN LIVE AT COCA COLA ARENA
  • DONE EVENTS for MAROON 5 - RED PILL BLUES TOUR
  • Live Nation Middle East for Dakar Rally Closing
  • Live Nation Middle East for Diriyah Season Concerts
  • Live Nation Middle East for Riyadh Season Concerts
Best Social Event
  • Alpha Omega Services FZLLC for Nissan Patrol global launch
  • DONE EVENTS for CAESARS BLUEWATERS & HELL'S KITCHEN LAUNCH
  • People for Al Mawlid Al Nabawi Evening
  • People for Special Olympics Opening & Closing Ceremonies
  • Viola Communications for Abu Dhabi Science Festival & Innovator 2019
Best Sporting Event
  • Falcon & Associates for OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic
  • HQ Worldwide Shows LLC for GOV GAMES 2019
  • JK58 for Under Armour Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019
  • Rush-A-Way for Oman Insurance Corporate Challenge
  • Stamina Productions for ABB FIA Formula E Championship - SAUDIA DIRIYAH E-PRIX 2019
Best Stand Design & Build
  • Arena Middle East & Asia for their stand Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority at Dubai Airshow 2019
  • DXB LIVE for their stand Abu Dhabi Digital Authority at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK
  • DXB LIVE for their stand The Ministry of Interior at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK 2019
  • IBS Stage Sets for their stand EDGE: Dubai Air Show at Dubai Air Show
  • OP3 Global for their stand ADNOC at ADIPEC 2019
Best Supplier of the Year
  • Aggreko Event Services
  • Al Laith
  • Arena Middle East & Asia
  • DXB LIVE
  • The Fridge
Best Sustainability Initiative
  • Electra for Global Grad Show 2019
  • Informa Markets for Arab Health
  • LHP Lighthouse Productions – DUBAI CULTURE for FILMS In A Box - FIBOX
  • Plan b Events for Bring Your Child to Work Day - Environmental Agency Abu Dhabi
  • The Hanging House for The Desert Survival Escape Room
Best Temporary Venue or Structure
  • Arena Middle East & Asia for Al Diriyah Arena
  • Protec (Production Technology LLC) for IDEX 25th Anniversary Opening Ceremony
  • Arena Middle East & Asia for OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic
  • Viola Communications for Morocco in Abu Dhabi 2019
  • HQ Worldwide Shows LLC for Anniversary Celebration of signing the declaration of Human Fraternity
Best Trade Exhibition
  • dmg events for Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2020)
  • dmg events for INDEX
  • dmg events for The Big 5 & Co-located Specialised Events
  • Messe Frankfurt Middle East for Beautyworld Middle East
  • Omanexpo for Food and Hospitality Oman
Best Use of New Technology at an Event
  • Eventagrate for their Future Lab - Holographic Room at Dubai Air Show 2019
  • Eventagrate for their Holographic Stage with Supporting Elements at Edge Global Launch Event
  • Eventagrate for their Robot vs Human+AI at Dubai Air Show 2019
  • mamemo for their Achievements Tunnel & Holographic Presentation Room at NPCC’S Completion of the World's Largest Offshore Oil Platform
  • Mosaic Live Communications FZ LLC for their Hologram Projection for Opening Keynote at SIFF 2019 at Sharjah International Film Festival for Children and Youth
Best Venue
  • Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)
  • Coca-Cola Arena
  • InterContinental Fujairah Resort
  • The Fridge Warehouse
  • ZERO GRAVITY
Outstanding Brand Activation Event
  • House of Comms and CasaMilan for VANCHELLA Festival, by Emirates Motor Company and Mercedes-Benz Vans MENA
  • JK58 for Under Armour Dubai Fitness Challenge
  • Quintessentially for Rolls-Reversed Series of Events
  • The Hanging House for The Desert Survival Escape Room
  • urbanevents for #DXBExperiments presents Underground