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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.


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 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 Axis Bank Ltd., DIFCCastrol LubricantsCrimsonLogic Pte LtdMilwaukee Tool MEASymrise Middle East LimitedKRAFT HEINZ MEA L.L.CPizza Hut Restaurants, and M+ Solar by Petronas.

Submission Opens:
Mar 13, 2023
Submission Closes:
Jun 25, 2023

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Watch videos from past winners

2022 winner: Axis Bank Ltd., DIFC

2022 winner: CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd

2021 Winner: M+ Solar by PETRONAS

2021 Winner: Pizza Hut Restaurants

2021 Winner: The Kraft Heinz Company

Why you should enter?


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.


Reach potential clients as you let your innovations be known and honoured by the region's most prestigious awards for foreign companies!


The Asian Business Review magazine is printed annually and goes out to the senior management in South East Asia, North Asia, and the Middle East region. It will be distributed in newsstands, 5-star hotels and office buildings around Dubai.



  • 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 four (4) entries only.

  • Nomination is free of charge. To receive exclusive entitlements, winners must book any of the winner's package options. Email danica@charltonmediamail.com for more information on pricing and inclusion.

  • Deadline for submission of entries: 25 June 2023


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.


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


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 Materials

  • 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


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?


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 danica@charltonmediamail.com 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.


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 danica@charltonmediamail.com.


Deadline for submission: 25 June 2023
Awards dinner: August 2023

Past 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









  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



















  • 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



  • MAR VIVO FILMS - Motion Picture & Video
  • ZACD - Real Estate
  • Actifio (HK) Co., Limited - IT Services



  • 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



  • 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



For more details, contact:

Danica Avila

+(65) 3158 1386


Middle East International Business Awards


Event Photos



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

2022 winner: Axis Bank Ltd., DIFC

2022 winner: CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd

2021 Winner: M+ Solar by PETRONAS

2021 Winner: Pizza Hut Restaurants

2021 Winner: The Kraft Heinz Company

2022 Winner: Adisseo-PigChamp Pro Europa

2022 Winner: AIA Singapore

2022 Winner: Arkema Pte Ltd (Bostik)

2022 Winner: CITIC Telecom CPC

2022 Winner: Crawford & Company International Pte Ltd

2022 Winner: DataStax

2022 Winner: Dell Technologies

2022 Winner: Dynamicweb Solutions Asia Pte Ltd

2022 Winner: Globalization Partners

2022 Winner: Motul Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.

2022 Winner: Prosegur Singapore Pte Ltd

2022 Winner: T-Systems Singapore Pte Ltd

2022 Winner: Terumo Asia Holdings - Health Products & Services

2022 Winner: Terumo Asia Holdings - Infection Control

2022 Winner: Torvald Klaveness

2022 Winner: Tricor Singapore Pte Ltd.

2022 Winner: ZOLL Medical Corporation - Healthcare Technology

2021 Winner: Amity Global Institute

2021 Winner: Cargill Asia Pacific Holdings Pte Ltd

2021 Winner: DHL Supply Chain Singapore - Logistics Customer Service Center

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

2020 Winner: Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore

2020 Winner: SeaSolutions ApS

2020 Winner: Bühler

2020 Winner: Czarnikow

2020 Winner: NTT Ltd.

2020 Winner: Videojet Technologies (S) Pte Ltd

2019 Winner: Ardentec Singapore Pte Ltd

2019 Winner: gumi Asia Pte Ltd

2019 Winner: Edrington Singapore


2022 Winner: Knight Frank Malaysia Sdn Bhd

2022 Winner: Sun Life Malaysia

2022 Winner: Total IT Global Sdn Bhd

2022 Winner: Tricor Services (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

2022 Winner: Western Digital Batu Kawan

2021 Winner: Adient Automotive Seating (M) Sdn Bhd

2021 Winner: Allianz Malaysia Berhad


2020 Winner: Capgemini

2020 Winner: Everise

2020 Winner: Lanotec Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

2020 Winner: McDermott Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd

2020 Winner: Norwex Malaysia Sdn Bhd

2020 Winner: Sam Media

2019 Winner: Assa Abloy

2019 Winner: OpenWay

2019 Winner: RSA

2019 Winner: Roche

2021 Winner: Animoca Brands

2021 Winner: Baxter Healthcare Ltd.

2021 Winner: Convatec Hong Kong Limite

2020 Winner: Omnicom Media Group

2020 Winner: BRALOBA GROUP

2020 Winner: AstraZeneca Hong Kong Limited

2020 Winner: Baxter Healthcare Ltd

2019 Winner: ASSA ABLOY Asia Pacific Limited

2019 Winner: Merrill Corporation

2019 Winner: Siemens Limited

Awards Highlights

Nominations are now open for the Middle East International Business Awards and Technology Excellence Awards 2023

Mar 27, 2023
Co-Written / Partner

Deadline of submission of entries is on 14 July 2023.

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Castrol Lubricants celebrates UAE mechanics in world's biggest frame

Oct 07, 2022
Co-Written / Partner

Castrol’s “Portraits of Change” has shifted the perception around unsung heroes Mechanics’ portraits ‘hung’ in The Dubai Frame – the world’s biggest picture frame.

Castrol Lubricants in the Middle East have taken UAE mechanics...

Milwaukee’s zero-emission light equipment recognised for excellence in the Middle East International Business Awards 2022

Oct 07, 2022
Co-Written / Partner

The tool brand continues to revolutionise the skilled trades industry with its efficient and powerful tool technology.

Exposure to emissions, vibration, and noise continues to create prevalent health concerns for professionals...

Axis Bank’s DIFC Branch wins the ‘Customer Service Excellence’ award at the Middle East International Business Awards

Oct 07, 2022
Co-Written / Partner

The third largest private sector bank in India was recognised for its excellent customer service.

India’s third largest private sector bank, Axis Bank’s Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), won the ‘Customer Service...

CrimsonLogic receives the Middle East International Business Award for Technology Excellence

Oct 07, 2022
Co-Written / Partner

The company’s seamless, secure, and smart solution helps increase automation in regulatory filings, improve the authenticity of data flow, and access accurate and up-to-date status visibility.

Navigating through cross-border...

Symrise 360º Series receives Food and Beverage accolade in the 2022 Middle East International Business Awards

Oct 07, 2022
Co-Written / Partner

The food ingredient manufacturing company continues to create next-generation beverage taste and functional solutions with a local consumer insight-led approach.

Consumers are becoming savvier about what they eat and drink...

Get to know the winners of the Middle East International Business Awards and Technology Excellence Awards 2022

Oct 07, 2022
Co-Written / Partner

These eminent programmes lauded companies for their hard work and dedication that brought tangible contributions to their businesses.

Innovation is essential for every company, especially since advanced technology plays a...

Indifference to global events for businesses ‘outright dangerous,’ says BDO partner

Sep 08, 2022
Co-Written / Partner

Shivendra Jha said businesses must integrate technology’s impact with their supply chain to minimise cost structures.

Shivendra Jha is a partner and the head of advisory and outsourcing services at the United Arab Emirates (UAE...


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 four (4) 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 will be held in Dubai in August 2023.