Middle East International Business Awards

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Recognising First-Rate International Firms in the Middle East Region

The greatest celebration of international businesses' success in the Middle East region. Find out more and get involved! Click button below to send an inquiry

Middle East International Business Awards

Following the success of the biggest international business awards in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and China, we are bringing the prestigious awards programme to the Middle East region to honor first-rate international businesses in the region. The awards programme aims to celebrate the achievements and recognise the contributions of outstanding foreign firms to the Middle East economy.

The awards programme is open to companies in all industries with global headquarters located outside the Middle East regions. If you are one of these companies, nominate now and seize this opportunity to be awarded and nominate your award-winning project, product, service, strategy, initiative or innovation.

The 2022 nominations will be opened soon! In the meantime, feel free to browse this page to know more about the awards programme. 

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TESTIMONIALS

What do our winners have to say about winning the award?

  Winning this award is great honor, and a significant marvel to our company’s history in celebrating the spirit...

Hailiang Zhang CEO for Mainland China, Tricor China

We are also happy [and] glad that we learned that our programs under UOB Art Academy are well-received by our stakeholde...

Marietta Li Head of Planning and Business Management, Hong Kong and Taiwan, United Overseas Bank (UOB)

It’s great honor for us, for myself, and for the team here. We thank you for giving us a very good opportunity to i...

Cicci Xi Director of Global IR Asia Product & Technology, Johnson Controls

Watch videos from past winners

SBR International Business Awards 2020 Winner: Cigna Europe Insurance Company S.A.-N.V. – Singapore Branch

SBR International Business Awards 2020 Winner: Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore

SBR International Business Awards 2020 Winner: SeaSolutions ApS

SBR International Business Awards 2020 Winner: Bühler

SBR International Business Awards 2020 Winner: Czarnikow

SBR International Business Awards 2020 Winner: NTT Ltd.

SBR International Business Awards 2020 Winner: Videojet Technologies (S) Pte Ltd

SBR International Business Awards 2019 Winner: Ardentec Singapore Pte Ltd

SBR International Business Awards 2019 Winner: gumi Asia Pte Ltd

SBR International Business Awards 2019 Winner: Edrington Singapore

Why you should enter

SHARE YOUR STORY

Talk about your achievements in an interview that you can share with clients, peers, and colleagues to let them know that you are an award-winning company.

AMPLIFY

Reach potential clients as you let your innovations be known and honored in Asia.

EXPOSURE

The Asian Business Review special print awards edition will be produced this year after the individual-exclusive awards presentations that will be held in September. The print magazine will be distributed in newsstands, 5-star hotels and office buildings around Dubai. You will also receive 100 copies of the print magazine for your own distribution/use.

Meet the Judges

Farhan Syed

Farhan Syed

Partner and Head of Advisory, MESA and Lower Gulf
KPMG

Hisham Farouk

Hisham Farouk

CEO
Grant Thornton UAE

Dr. Khalid Maniar

Dr. Khalid Maniar

Founder and Managing Partner
Crowe UAE

Dr. Bassam Dahman

Dr. Bassam Dahman

Managing Partner, UAE | Regional Leader – MENWA
RSM

Surya Narayanan Krishna Moorthy

Surya Narayanan Krishna Moorthy

Partner & Chief Executive Officer (Sharjah & Northern Emirates)
Baker Tilly

Guidelines and Criteria

GUIDELINES

  • Nominations will be deliberated by a panel of experts from Middle East region's top accounting firms based on the judging criteria below.

  • Companies may submit up to three (3) entries only.

  • Nomination is free of charge. If your company wins, you are obliged to proceed booking your chosen winner's package option to maximise the benefits of your win. Click here to see pricing.

  • Deadline for submission of entries: 13 August 2021

ELIGIBILITY

The awards programme is open to foreign companies in all industries in the Middle East region. The company must have its global headquarters located outside the Middle East region

Eligible companies may nominate any initiatives that highlight their excellent work such as:

✔ outstanding project or service launched for or with client/s
✔ innovative internal practices or strategies

The initiative must have been launched or had upgrades, in part or in full, in the last 24 calendar months.

CATEGORIES

Only one winning company will be awarded per industry.

  • Accounting

  • Advertising

  • Aerospace

  • Aerospace & Defense

  • Agriculture

  • Airline

  • Analytics

  • Apparel

  • Architecture

  • Automotive Services

  • Automotive Systems

  • Automotive & Transport Equipment

  • Banking

  • Beauty & Cosmetics

  • Broadcasting

  • Brokerage

  • Building Services & Facilities

  • Business Insurance

  • Business Services

  • Cargo Handling

  • Chemicals

  • Commercial Building construction

  • Commercial Real Estate Trust

  • Compliance Consulting

  • Computer Hardware

  • Computer Services

  • Computer Software

  • Conglomerates

  • Consulting

  • Consumer Products - Durables

  • Consumer Products - Non-Durables

  • Corporate Advisory

  • Cosmetics

  • Data Center

  • Department Stores

  • Dining & Entertainment

  • Direct Selling

  • Diversified Services

  • Education

  • Electronic Manufacturing

  • Electronics

  • Employment Services

  • Energy

  • Engineering

  • Entertainment Experience

  • Executive Search

  • Financial Services

  • Financial Technology

  • Food & Beverage

  • Food Manufacturing Solutions

  • Food Safety

  • Furniture and Fixture

  • Health Insurance

  • Health Products & Services

  • Heavy Civil Construction

  • Hospitality & Leisure

  • Human Resource Technology

  • Human Resources Consulting

  • Industrial Construction

  • Interior Design

  • Insurance Broker

  • Internet/New Media

  • Investment Banking

  • IT Services

  • Life Insurance

  • Legal

  • Logistics

  • Logistics Equipment

  • Luxury Retail

  • Machining and Tooling

  • Manufacturing

  • Marine and Offshore Engineering

  • Marine Services

  • Materials & Construction

  • Media & Entertainment

  • Metals & Mining

  • Motion Picture & Video

  • Music

  • Non-Profit or Government Organizations

  • Oil & Gas

  • Personal Insurance

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Real Estate

  • Residential Building construction

  • Residential Product Manufacturing

  • Retail

  • Semiconductor

  • Shipping

  • Technology

  • Telecommunications

  • Television

  • Transportation

  • Utilities

  • Venture Capital

  • Wholesale

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING

The entries will be reviewed by the judges based on the following:

  • Uniqueness & Innovation - Does the project introduce new or cutting-edge innovation?

  • Effectiveness & Impact - Did the project achieve its objectives and targets based on specific measures used to assess its success? Was there impact on your company, clients, and industry?

  • Dynamism - Is the strategy, project, service or product flexible to changes and progressive opportunities?

HOW TO ENTER?

1. Prepare a 500-word write-up about the project that you are nominating. You may use the judging criteria as a guide.

2. Go to the online nomination form.

  • Read the award entry guidelines and eligibility for your reference.
  • Fill out the company information and entrant details fields.
  • Choose the category you'd like to enter.
  • Provide entry information: Entry title, 500-word summary of the entry, and client testimonial/s (if any).
  • Upload 3 supporting photos (required) that represent your entry and supporting documents (optional) to strengthen your entry.
  • Choose the winners package that you will take up, should you win an award.

3. You will then receive an email confirmation from the Middle East International Business Awards organisers after your nomination has been received.
4. If you were unable to upload your supporting photos or documents in the online nomination form, send them to [email protected] on or before the submission deadline. 

KEY DATES

Deadline for submission: 30 July 2021, Friday
Awards presentation: September 2021

PRICING & DISCOUNTS

The nomination is free of charge. If your company wins, you are obliged to proceed booking your chosen winner's package option to maximise the benefits of your win, and attend the award presentation.

Click here to see pricing deck with the full details of the packages and entitlements.

KEY DATES

Deadline for submission: 13 August 2021, Friday
Awards presentation: September 2021

Past Winners

2020 WINNERS

  • Aviva Ltd - Life Insurance

  • B&H Worldwide - Logistics

  • Bayer South East Asia Pte Ltd - Pharmaceuticals

  • Bioquell, an Ecolab solution - Infection Control

  • Bühler - Food Manufacturing Solutions

  • Cigna Europe Insurance Company S.A.-N.V. – Singapore Branch - Health Products & Services

  • Czarnikow - Food & Beverage

  • Lenovo Asia Pacific - IT Services - Chatbot

  • Matica Technologies Pte Ltd - Printing Technology

  • NTT Ltd. - IT Services - Omnichannel Customer Experience

  • NTT Ltd. - Technology

  • SeaSolutions ApS - Shipping

  • Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore (TMLS) - Financial Services

  • UUcare Group Singapore Pte Ltd - Consumer Products - Non-Durables

  • Videojet Technologies (S) Pte Ltd - Manufacturing

  • WOG TECHNOLOGIES PTE LTD. - Engineering

 

2019 WINNERS

 

2018 WINNERS

 

2017 WINNERS

 

2016 WINNERS

  • AIA Singapore - Life Insurance

  • Longview Solutions - Analytics

  • Conergy Asia & ME - Energy

  • Continental Automotive Singapore - Automotive & Transport System

  • Drake International (Singapore) Limited - Human Resource Technology

  • Globaleye - Financial Services

  • AkzoNobel Marine Coatings - Marine Services

  • NTT Communications - IT Services

  • NXP Semiconductors - Electronics

  • PMsquare - Consulting

  • Robert Bosch (SEA) Pte Ltd - Materials & Construction

  • Romer Labs Singapore Pte Ltd - Food Safety

 

2015 WINNERS

  • Abbott Laboratories Singapore, GROW® - Food and Beverage

  • BuyAssociation (Singapore) Pte Ltd - Property Services

  • Cegos Asia-Pacific Pte. Ltd. - Education

  • Dentsu Singapore - Advertising

  • Globaleye Pte Ltd - Financial Services

  • ibis Singapore on Bencoolen - Hospitality and Leisure

  • Ideal Systems (Singapore) Pte Ltd - Technology

  • Imagination - Diversified Services

  • Jardine Lloyd Thompson Asia - Human Resources Consulting

  • M-Plan Sdn Bhd - Health Products and Services

  • NTT Communications - IT Services

  • PM Group - Engineering

  • PMsquare Pte Ltd - Consulting

  • Swiss Post Solutions Ltd Singapore Branch - Business Services

  • Zurich Life Insurance - Personal Insurance

 

2014 WINNERS

  • Adecco - Business Services

  • ASBS Pte Ltd - Legal

  • Barilla - Food and Beverage

  • Bayer CropScience Asia Pacific - Agriculture

  • BuyAssociation Singapore - Advertising

  • Deloitte Singapore - Accounting

  • Electrolux Major Appliances - South East Asia - Consumer Products - Durables (Major Appliance)

  • Enware Asia Safety Systems Pte Ltd - Materials & Construction

  • ERI Banking Software - Computer Software

  • Ethnicraft Online - Retail

  • Feinmetall Singapore Pte Ltd. - Electronic Manufacturing

  • Global Marine Systems Ltd. - Engineering

  • Group8asia Singapore Pte Ltd. - Residential Building Construction

  • Hansgrohe Pte Ltd - Residential Product Manufacturing

  • Hocoma Pte Ltd - Health Products & Services

  • Hoffman - Corporate Advisory

  • Imagination Asia Ltd. - Diversified Services

  • Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific Pte Ltd - Electronics

  • JANUS et Cie - Furniture and fixture

  • Jura SEA - Consumer Products-Durables (Small Appliance)

  • KABA SECURITY PTE LTD - Technology

  • Kimberly-Clark - Consumer Products - Non-Durables

  • Mercuri Urval - Human Resources Consulting

  • Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa - Hospitality & Leisure

  • NTT Singapore Pte Ltd - Data Center

  • Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia Pacific - Food Manufacturing Solutions

  • PM Group - Architecture

  • PMsquare - Consulting

  • Pro-DataLGI Singapore Pte. Ltd. - Computer Services

  • Randstad Pte Limited - Executive Search

  • Romer Labs Singapore Pte Ltd - Food Safety

  • simpleshow asia Pte Ltd - Motion Picture & Video

  • SOLID Asia Energy Services Pte Ltd - Energy

  • SONRU - Human Resource Technology

  • tesa tape Asia Pacific Pte Ltd - Manufacturing

  • Tigerspike - Internet/New Media

  • UOMO GROUP SINGAPORE - Luxury Retail

  • Voltas Limited - Building Services & Facilities

  • Zurich Life Insurance (Singapore) - Personal Insurance

2020 Winners

 

2019 Winners (Malaysia)

2020 WINNERS

 

2019 WINNERS

 

2018 WINNERS

 

2017 WINNERS

  • Broadridge Asia Pacific Ltd - Financial Technology

  • Greater Group & New Balance - Retail

  • Hamlyn Williams HK Ltd - Human Resource Consulting

  • KBQuest Group Inc. - IT Services

  • MullenLowe Profero - Advertising

  • Richard Wolf Hong Kong Limited - Health Products & Services

  • Thales - Transportation

 

2016 WINNERS

  • MAR VIVO FILMS - Motion Picture & Video

  • ZACD - Real Estate

  • Actifio (HK) Co., Limited - IT Services

 

2015 WINNERS

  • MAR VIVO FILMS - Motion Picture & Video

  • Thales Transport & Security (H.K.) LTD - Transportation

  • United Overseas Bank Limited - Banking

  • Gartner Hong Kong Ltd - Corporate Advisory

  • Spencer Ogden International Limited - Energy

  • Organic Clover Limited - Food and Beverage

  • Clyde & Co - Legal

  • ABN Impact - Consulting

2020 WINNERS

Contact Us

For more details, contact:

Julie Anne Nunez

+(65) 3158 1386

[email protected]

Meet the Judges

Farhan Syed

Farhan Syed

Partner and Head of Advisory, MESA and Lower Gulf
KPMG

Hisham Farouk

Hisham Farouk

CEO
Grant Thornton UAE

Dr. Khalid Maniar

Dr. Khalid Maniar

Founder and Managing Partner
Crowe UAE

Dr. Bassam Dahman

Dr. Bassam Dahman

Managing Partner, UAE | Regional Leader – MENWA
RSM

Surya Narayanan Krishna Moorthy

Surya Narayanan Krishna Moorthy

Partner & Chief Executive Officer (Sharjah & Northern Emirates)
Baker Tilly

TESTIMONIALS

Check out what past winners have said upon receiving their award.

SBR International Business Awards 2020 Winner: Cigna Europe Insurance Company S.A.-N.V. – Singapore Branch

SBR International Business Awards 2020 Winner: Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore

SBR International Business Awards 2020 Winner: SeaSolutions ApS

SBR International Business Awards 2020 Winner: Bühler

SBR International Business Awards 2020 Winner: Czarnikow

SBR International Business Awards 2020 Winner: NTT Ltd.

SBR International Business Awards 2020 Winner: Videojet Technologies (S) Pte Ltd

SBR International Business Awards 2019 Winner: Ardentec Singapore Pte Ltd

SBR International Business Awards 2019 Winner: gumi Asia Pte Ltd

SBR International Business Awards 2019 Winner: Edrington Singapore

HKB International Business Awards 2020 Winner: AstraZeneca Hong Kong Limited

HKB International Business Awards 2020 Winner: Omnicom Media Group

HKB International Business Awards 2020 Winner: BRALOBA GROUP

HKB International Business Awards 2020 Winner: Baxter Healthcare Ltd

HKB International Business Awards 2019 Winner: ASSA ABLOY Asia Pacific Limited

HKB International Business Awards 2019 Winner: Siemens Limited

HKB International Business Awards 2019 Winner: Merrill Corporation

Malaysia International Business Awards 2020 Winner: Lanotec Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Malaysia International Business Awards 2020 Winner: Capgemini

Malaysia International Business Awards 2020 Winner: Norwex Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Malaysia International Business Awards 2020 Winner: McDermott Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd

Malaysia International Business Awards 2020 Winner: Everise

Malaysia International Business Awards 2020 Winner: Roche (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Malaysia International Business Awards 2020 Winner: Sam Media

Malaysia International Business Awards 2019 Winner: RSA

Malaysia International Business Awards 2019 Winner: Assa Abloy

Malaysia International Business Awards 2019 Winner: OpenWay

China International Business Awards 2020 Winner: Tricor China

China International Business Awards 2020 Winner: Cityneon Holdings

China International Business Awards 2020 Winner: Johnson Controls

News

M+ Solar nabs Energy award at Middle East International Business Awards 2021

Nov 02, 2021
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

They have installed an 849 kWp solar PV project for the food processing industry under challenging conditions.


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Heinz unconventionally tastier: How Kraft Heinz led category growth with an unconventional twist

Oct 28, 2021
Categories:
Food & Beverage

Kraft Heinz clinched the Food & Beverage category title at the Middle East International Business Awards 2021.


Despite Kraft Heinz being a household name and having a high penetration rate in the Middle East market, the brand...

Outstanding organisations lauded in Middle East Technology Excellence and Middle East International Business Awards

Oct 26, 2021
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

The best technology and business companies were renowned in the inaugural digital rites.


The demand for technology innovation and digital transformation was pushed to unprecedented heights over the two years since the pandemic...

Would you go offline for an hour for a free pizza?

Oct 26, 2021
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

Pizza Hut’s campaign on Earth Hour awareness wins in the Restaurant category at the Middle East International Business Awards 2021.


As the UAE geared up to join millions of people across the world in raising awareness of the...

Baker Tilly’s CEO joins Middle East International Business Awards’ roster of judges

Sep 09, 2021
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

With the “acceptable next normal”, he believes that businesses must invest in success factors of upskilling and quicker performance methods.


Surya Narayanan Krishna Moorthy is the partner and CEO at Baker Tilly for Sharjah &...

Dr. Bassam Dahman joins panel of judges at Middle East International Business Awards

Sep 08, 2021
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

RSM Dahman’s co-founder believes that digital transformation is crucial for every organisation.


Dr. Bassam Dahman is the co-founder of RSM Dahman (previously known as Dahman & Co.) and its sister firm, RSM Dahman Management...

Grant Thornton UAE CEO joins panel of judges at the Middle East International Business Awards

Aug 23, 2021
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

Hisham Farouk shares insights on opportunities for businesses in the Middle East.


As the CEO of Grant Thornton UAE, Hisham Farouk has successfully led the firm’s offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah for over nine years...

KPMG’s Farhan Syed talks about the opportunities for businesses on their road to digitalisation

Aug 23, 2021
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

He is one of the judges at the inaugural Middle East International Business Awards.


Farhan is a partner and the head of Advisory for KPMG Middle East and South Asia (MESA) and Lower Gulf. He is also a board member and part of...