2022 - Dubai, UAE

The Middle East Event Awards virtually gathers the who’s who of the industry to 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.

The 2021 virtual award ceremony took place on the 5th April via our YouTube Channel.


This year’s virtual award ceremony reflected on a challenging year, while recognising and celebrating the achievements of the industry over the last two years.

We had a record number of nominations, with over 400 entries submitted, the competition was fierce. We had a total of 28 award categories that were presented during the virtual award ceremony, as we announced the winners for the 2020 and 2021 editions.


2021 Award Categories:

  • Best Employee Support Strategy
  • Best Person in a Crisis
  • Best Digital Event
  • Best Event Delivered in 2020

Awards Winners

Best Employee Support Strategy
  • People
Best Event Delivered in 2020
  • LINKVIVA for The Palm Fountain Launch
Best Digital Event
  • dmg events for The Big 5 Digital Festival
Best Person in a Crisis
  • Matthew Perrin from Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management
Industry Icon
  • Khalid Al Hammadi, Senior Vice President, DXB Live
Best Arts and Culture Event
  • HQ Worldwide Shows LLC for Holy Mass presided by His Holiness Pope Francis
Best Association/Corporate Meeting
  • ADNEC Services for World Urban Forum 10, 2020
Best Community Event
  • People for Special Olympics Opening & Closing Ceremonies
Best Consumer Exhibition
  • ONE Communication & Marketing Group for The Middle East Youth Expo 2020
Best Employer of the Year
  • Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company
Best Entertainment Production
  • People for Special Olympics Opening & Closing Ceremonies
Best Event Marketing Campaign of the Year
  • dmg events for INDEX
Best Event on a Budget
  • LHP - Lighthouse Productions for Dar Al Ber Orphans Celebration
Best Event Space Design & Décor
  • HQ Worldwide Shows LLC for Holy Mass presided by His Holiness Pope Francis
Best Event Video Solution
  • Creative Technology for IAAF World Athletics Championships 2019
Best Light & Sound Production
Best Music Event
  • Live Nation Middle East for Diriyah Season Concerts
Best Social Event
  • Viola Communications for Abu Dhabi Science Festival & Innovator 2019
Best Sporting Event
  • Stamina Productions for ABB FIA Formula E Championship - SAUDIA DIRIYAH E-PRIX 2019
Best Stand Design & Build
  • DXB LIVE for their stand The Ministry of Interior at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK 2019
Young Achiever
  • Mariam Al Ali from DXB LIVE
Best Supplier of the Year
  • Al Laith
Best Sustainability Initiative
  • Electra for Global Grad Show 2019
Best Temporary Venue or Structure
  • Arena Middle East & Asia for Al Diriyah Arena
Best Trade Exhibition
  • Messe Frankfurt Middle East for Beautyworld Middle East
Best Use of New Technology at an Event
  • Eventagrate for their Future Lab - Holographic Room at Dubai Air Show 2019
Best Venue
  • Coca-Cola Arena
Outstanding Brand Activation Event
  • The Hanging House for The Desert Survival Escape Room

Judges Panel