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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 the button below to send an inquiry.

MIDDLE EAST INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AWARDS

Following the success of its predecessors in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and China, as well as its inauguration in the region last year, the Middle East International Business Awards is now back to honor the region's top international firms.

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 of the Middle East, with successful operations in the region. If you are one of these companies, nominate now and seize this opportunity to be awarded for your award-winning project, product, service, strategy, initiative or innovation.

Our previous awardees were lauded for their hard work and dedication that brought tangible contributions to their businesses. Some of them came from the biggest companies and organisations, including KRAFT HEINZ MEA L.L.CPizza Hut Restaurants, and M+ Solar by Petronas.

Awards Dinner:
Oct 06, 2022

Watch our trailer for Middle East International Business Awards

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

Middle East International Business Awards 2021 Winner: M+ Solar by PETRONAS

Middle East International Business Awards 2021 Winner: Pizza Hut Restaurants

Middle East International Business Awards 2021 Winner: The Kraft Heinz Company

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 honoured by the region's most prestigious awards for foreign companies!

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 August. The print magazine will be distributed in newsstands, 5-star hotels and office buildings around Dubai.

MEET THE JUDGES

Dr. Bassam Dahman

Dr. Bassam Dahman

Co-Founder and Managing Partner UAE | Regional Leader - MENA
RSM

Surya Narayanan Krishna Moorthy

Surya Narayanan Krishna Moorthy

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

Shivendra Jha

Shivendra Jha

Partner, Head of Advisory Services
BDO UAE

GUIDELINES AND CRITERIA

GUIDELINES

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

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

  • Nomination is free of charge. To receive exclusive entitlements, winners must book any of the winner's package options. Email [email protected] for more information on pricing and inclusion.

  • Deadline for submission of entries: 31 July 2022

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 initiative that highlight their excellent work in the region, such as:
    ✔ outstanding project, product or service launched for or with client/s.
    ✔ innovative internal practices or strategies.

The project, solution, product, service or initiative must either be:

  • launched, in part or full, over the last 24 calendar months.
  • launched prior to 24 calendar months and had recent innovations or upgrades.

Note: 

Companies in the following industries are not eligible to join the Awards Programme: cryptocurrency, tobacco, multilevel marketing, and products with claim of health benefits

CATEGORIES

There will be one winning company per industry category.

  • 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

  • Government

  • 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 Organisations

  • 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 panel of judges will evaluate the entries based on the following criteria:

  • Uniqueness & Innovation - Did 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. 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 industry category you'd like to enter under.
  • Provide entry information:
    • Entry title
    • 500-word summary of the entry
    • Key achievements
    • Client testimonial/s (if any).
  • Upload your supporting documents and project photos to further 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.

  • Three (3) entry photos are required.
  • Supporting documents are optional, but will highly increase your chances of winning the award.
  • Supporting documents must be in PDF, PowerPoint and/or JPG format. For supporting videos, Youtube.com or Vimeo.com links must be provided.

PRICING & DISCOUNTS

The nomination is free of charge. If your company wins, in order to maximise the benefit of winning and be entitled to promotional coverage and other benefits, winners will have to take up one of the winner's package options.

To know more about the winners package entitlements and pricing, please email [email protected].

Please note:
We are constantly monitoring the region's current COVID-19 condition. Rest assured that our top priority will always be our guests' safety. We will confirm whether there will be a physical event or a virtual equivalent before the end of the nomination period.

KEY DATES

Deadline for submission: 31 July 2022, Sunday
Awards dinner: 6 October 2022, Thursday

Past Winners

2021 WINNERS

2021 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

2021 WINNERS

 

2020 WINNERS

 

2019 WINNERS

2021 WINNERS

 

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

2021 WINNERS

  • BI WORLDWIDE - Consulting
  • BIODERMA - Cosmetics
  • Cityneon Holdings - Entertainment Experience
  • Explorium (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd - Logistics
  • Johnson Controls - Food Manufacturing Solutions
  • Mazarine Asia Pacific - Luxury Retail
  • Tricor China - Business Services

2020 WINNERS

CONTACT US

For more details, contact:

Danica Avila

+(65) 3158 1386

[email protected]

MEET THE JUDGES

Dr. Bassam Dahman

Dr. Bassam Dahman

Co-Founder and Managing Partner UAE | Regional Leader - MENA
RSM

Surya Narayanan Krishna Moorthy

Surya Narayanan Krishna Moorthy

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

Shivendra Jha

Shivendra Jha

Partner, Head of Advisory Services
BDO UAE

Event Photos

2021

TESTIMONIALS

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

Middle East International Business Awards 2021 Winner: M+ Solar by PETRONAS

Middle East International Business Awards 2021 Winner: Pizza Hut Restaurants

Middle East International Business Awards 2021 Winner: The Kraft Heinz Company

SBR International Business Awards 2021 Winner: Amity Global Institute

SBR International Business Awards 2021 Winner: Cargill Asia Pacific Holdings Pte Ltd

SBR International Business Awards 2021 Winner: DHL Supply Chain Singapore - Logistics Customer Service Center

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 2021 Winner: Baxter Healthcare Ltd.

HKB International Business Awards 2021 Winners: Convatec Hong Kong Limited

HKB International Business Awrads 2021 Winner: Animoca Brands

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 2021 Winner: Adient Automotive Seating (M) Sdn Bhd

Malaysia International Business Awards 2021 Winner: Allianz Malaysia Berhad

Malaysia International Business Awards 2021 Winner: COLLINS AEROSPACE

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 2021 Winner: General Mills

China International Business Awards 2020 Winner: Tricor China

China International Business Awards 2020 Winner: Cityneon Holdings

China International Business Awards 2020 Winner: Johnson Controls

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I nominate?

You can send an entry via the online nomination form, where you have to fill in details about your company and the project, product or service that you wish to submit for the awards programme. You will also be required to submit a 500-word write up summarising your entry, and highlighting why it should win an award.

How many winners per category?

There will only be one winner per industry category.

Can I send two or more entries for our company?

You may send a maximum of three (3) entries only. One online nomination form is equivalent to one entry, so if you are submitting multiple entries, please enter each separately.

What can I nominate?

You may submit any noteworthy company initiative, project, product or service that enhanced your business in the region.

Note that your entry should have been launched, in part or full, over the last 24 calendar months; if it was launched prior to 2 years, there should have been recent innovations and upgrades for improvement to be eligible for the awards.

What is the Asian Business Review?

The Asian Business Review is a regional magazine serving Asia's dynamic business community. Essential coverage includes the economy, investment, manufacturing, technology, travel and trade. It offers fresh perspectives and ideas to guide its readers through the challenges and complexities of their businesses, providing opinion and analysis on all areas of business to improve performance.

Each year, we host a number of awards to recognise the best businesses in Asia.

Will there be an awards dinner this year?

Yes, the awards dinner is tentatively scheduled on 5 October 2022.