8 – 9 April 2019 Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

Awards Shortlist 2018

View the shortlist for the 2018 Middle East Special Event and Exhibition Show Awards below!

The winners can be viewed here.

Best Trade Exhibition Under 10,000sqm Gross

Al Jawaher Reception & Convention Centre, Sharjah Bridal Fair
Dmg events, The Leisure Show Dubai 2017
Dmg events, Gulf Glass
Dmg events, HVACR Expo Saudi

Best Trade Exhibition Over 10,000sqm Gross

Clarion Events Ltd Middle East Branch, Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference – BIDEC
Dmg events, The Hotel Show Dubai 2017
Done Events, SOLE DXB
Messe Frankfurt Middle East GmbH, Beautyworld Middle East

Best Consumer Exhibition Under 10,000sqm Gross

Done Events, VIDXB
Informa Exhibitions, NAJAH Abu Dhabi
Informa Exhibitions, Games Con
Jack Morton Worldwide, Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease
Viola Communications, Ministry of Presidential Affairs – Morocco in Abu Dhabi

Best Consumer Exhibition 10,000sqm Gross and Over

DWTC, Dubai International Motor Show
Events ME, Gulf Car Festival
HBG Events, Dubai Muscle Show
Turret Media, Taste of Dubai
Viola Communications, ADEK – Innovator 2018 and Abu Dhabi Science Festival

Best Live Event (formerly known as Best Special Event)

sponsored by:

Arts Outdoor Lighting Technology Middle East, The Biggest Show in the World
Mosaic Live, Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival
People, WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 Ceremonies
RedFilo Events, The Festival @ Masdar City
Ruggieri (Seagull Fireworks LLC), Astana Expo 2017 Opening and Closing ceremony

Best Sporting Event

sponsored by:

Auditoire for 23rd Gulf Cup, Auditoire
Beyond Black Brand Activation & Events, Pro Kerala League
Flash Entertainment FZLLC, FIFA CWC 2017
Mamemo, Beach Polo Cup Dubai 2017
Yas Marina Circuit, Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Best Music Event

sponsored by:

Done Events, Virgin Radio RedFestDXB
Dubai Opera, BBC Proms Dubai
FLASH Entertainment FZLLC, Yasalam After Race Concert–P!NK
Urban Events, Corona Sunsets Festival
Urban Events, Smirnoff Sound Collective

Best Arts and Culture Event

sponsored by:

Action Impact, Chinese New Year 2018
Done Events, 46th UAE National Day Celebrations YOUNITED – Ras Al Khaimah
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
Mamemo, Mother of the Nation Women Empowerment Pavilion
Truckers on behalf of RAK Tourism Development Agency, Happiness Festival

Best Video Content Production

Arts Outdoor Lighting Technology Middle East, Burj Khalifa Presentation
The Onlooker DWC, HKSA National Day Celebration 2017, Riyadh
Xclusive Yachts, Yacht Showcase

Best Event on a Budget

Edelman, Channel Zero: No-End House Launch
Plan b, India and Pakistan’s Independence Day
Radical Rising, Third International Yoga Day

Best Supplier of the Year

sponsored by:

Aggreko
Delta Sound
Eclipse Staging Services
Giochi di Luce
Neumann&Müller Event Technology

Best Supplier of the Year

sponsored by:

Aggreko
Delta Sound
Eclipse Staging Services
Giochi di Luce
Neumann&Müller Event Technology

Best Entertainment Production

Dubai Opera, Mary Poppins
Global Event Management, Galactica
LHP & Al Khawar Productions, Abu Dhabi Police 60th Anniversary
Mamemo, Beach Polo Cup Dubai 2017 Half-Time Shows
Scarlett Entertainment, LED Water Jetpacks Fly The Flag For UAE National Day in Dubai

Best Use of Technology: Service/Software

Eventtus, Step Conference 2017
Plan b, A Hand for the Nation–WAFI Mall
Takeleap, Daqri Industrial Use of Augmented Reality
Takeleap, Virtual Reality Store
Visit & Poken by GES, Ibtm arabia 2017

Best Use of Technology: Product

Eventagrate, Cartier Interactivity LED Tunnel and LED wall
Mamemo, Miyah: World of Water Pavilion
Protec, Protec Robotics
Takeleap, Virtual Reality Pop-up Stores
Tridentech General Trading, Portafloor MAX Portable Access Flooring

Best Venue

sponsored by:

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)
Dubai Opera
Du Arena
The Regal Ballroom at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
Yas Marina Circuit

Outstanding Brand Activation Event

sponsored by:

Flash Entertainment FZLLC, FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 Experiential & Community Outreach Campaign
LINKVIVA, UBER at Comic Con 2017 (MEFCC 2017)
Rush-A-Way, Rush-A-Way Mercedes Benz Challenge
Urban Events, #GFExperiments with Art
Viola Communications, MERAAS – The Beach Season Kick Off 2017

Best Temporary Venue or Structure

Done Events, SOLE DXB
Harlequin Arena Group, RAK Zipline Welcome Centre
Mamemo, Mother of the Nation Women Empowerment Pavilion
People, WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 Ceremonies
Plan b, Dubai Design Week

Young Achiever of the Year

sponsored by:

Sophie Celikoz, Dance It Out Dubai
Kirsten Bailey, Flash Entertainment FZLLC
Roxanne Myburgh, Electra
Edwin Cheeran, SLS
Youssef Kamal

Best Event Marketing Campaign of the Year

sponsored by:

African + Eastern, Hendrick’s #DXB Cucumber Day
Dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa, HVACR Expo Saudi
Flash Entertainment FZLLC, FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 Experiential & Community Outreach Campaign
Urban Events, Corona Floating Bar
Viola Communications, ADEK – Innovator 2018 / launch of UAE innovation Month (Innovator UAE and Abu Dhabi Science Festival)

Stand Design and Build Supplier of the Year

Action Impact, Meydan at CityScape Global 2017
Mamemo, Mother of the Nation Women Empowerment Pavilion
Mamemo, CLIX Pavilion
Plan b, Moscow Zoo
Platinum by DG Events, Dubai Watch Week

Best Meeting/Conference

GES Middle East, Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit
LINKVIVA, UAE Innovation Month Closing Ceremony
Whisper International, Jotun Milano at Milan Design Week
Y Solutions at Yas Conference Centre and Abu Dhabi Executive Office, Life in Abu Dhabi
Y-Solutions at Yas Conference Centre, Blend Abu Dhabi

Best Light And Sound Production

Eclipse Group, Amway Gala Dinner
Jack Morton Worldwide, Louvre Abu Dhabi Opening
LHP & Al Khawar Productions, Abu Dhabi Police 60th Anniversary
Protec, Unite with Tomorrowland Electronic Music Festival
Showtech Electronics, Global Education Skills and Forum

Spirit of Excellence Award, Powered by ILEA

sponsored by:

DXB LIVE
Eclipse Group
Harlequin Arena Group
IBS

Headline Sponsor

Co-Sponsor

Category Sponsors

AV Production Partner
Stage Content Partner
Stage Direction Partner
Photography Partner
Registration & Data Partner
Stage Build Partner
Media Partner