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Recognising Leading Companies In Technological Innovation in the Middle East Region

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

We are thrilled to announce the highly-anticipated return of the Middle East Technology Excellence Awards—a distinguished platform devoted to acknowledging and celebrating the pioneers of technological innovation.

This year, we present an exciting transformation in our awards format. Companies will now be recognised on a country-level basis. This adjustment ensures a more focused and tailored approach, spotlighting and celebrating outstanding contributions at the national level.

If your company has spearheaded groundbreaking projects, introduced innovative digital services, revamped strategies, or initiated technological advancements, we encourage you to nominate and join the distinguished ranks of notable companies. It's your chance to be part of a prestigious list that honors excellence in the technological landscape.

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 Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT)Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (Yahsat)Aster Hospitals UAEBNET (Bahrain Network)channels by stcCloud4C ServicesCOFE App and many others. You may view full list of 2023 winners here.

Your company's achievements are the backbone of the tech industry—let's give them the recognition they deserve. Nominate today and showcase the hard work and innovation that sets your company apart. 

Submission Opens:
Feb 26, 2024
Submission Closes:
Jun 13, 2024
Awards Dinner:
Sep 25, 2024

Watch our trailer for Middle East Technology Excellence Awards

TESTIMONIALS

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

To be recognised this way really validates our solution and its relevance to the market.

Ricky Lim Head of IT, APAC Philips Global IT, Philips Electronics Singapore

We’re always eager to innovate for growth. We believe that enhancing our customer experience is key to stay ahead i...

Keith Chan Financial & Technology Officer, McDonald's Hong Kong

This is an extremely huge boost for the team in our journey of delivering and also digitizing the banking experience. ...

Heather Goh Head of Digital, Wealth and Personal Banking, HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad

Our team is inspired and equipped to tackle tomorrow’s pressing issues.

Yanping Wang General Manager for Public Affairs, Linkedin China

I'm really honoured to receive this Middle East Technology Excellence Award under the cloud IT services category. A...

Rakesh Reddy Regional Director, Cloud4c

Watch videos from past winners

Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority (ECA)

Bahwan CyberTek

Ooredoo Oman

Saudi Industrial Development Fund (SIDF)

The ENTERTAINER

United Cooperative Assurance

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Why should you enter?

SHARE YOUR STORY

Talk about your winning technology projects and initiatives 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 the Technology sector!

EXPOSURE

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.

GUIDELINES AND CRITERIA

GUIDELINES

  • Nominations for the Middle East Technology Excellence Awards will be meticulously reviewed by a panel of experts from the region's foremost accounting and audit firms, adhering to stringent judging criteria.
  • Companies may submit a maximum of three (3) entries only, ensuring a focused and competitive process.
  • 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.
  • The deadline for submitting entries is set for 13 June 2024.

ELIGIBILITY

The awards programme is open to:

  • Technology companies who has pioneered ground-breaking IT products and solutions.

  • Companies across different industries with the most innovative technology initiatives that made an impact to their business and industry.


The technology 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

The awards will be given on a country-level basis as part of the umbrella Technology Excellence Awards programme with separate local runs in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong and Asia. 

There will be one winner per tech category and its corresponding industry for each country in the Middle East. 


TECHNOLOGY CATEGORIES

  • AgroTech

  • AI

  • Analytics

  • API

  • AudioTech

  • Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality

  • Automation

  • Battery Technology

  • Big Data

  • Biotechnology

  • Blockchain

  • Clothing Technology

  • Cloud

  • Computing

  • Connectivity

  • CSRtech

  • Cybersecurity

  • Data Centre

  • Design Technology

  • Digital

  • E-Commerce

  • E-Wallet

  • Enterprise Software

  • Fintech

  • Gaming

  • Hardware

  • HR Tech

  • ICT

  • Information Management

  • Infrastructure Technology

  • InsurTech

  • Internet

  • IoT

  • IT Storage

  • Machine

  • Manufacturing Technology

  • Marine Technology

  • Mobile

  • Nanotechnology

  • Network and Broadband

  • Online Services

  • OTT

  • Property Technology

  • Quality Management Technology

  • Robotics

  • Smart Home Technology

  • Software

  • Startup

  • Storage

  • Technology Hub

  • Travel Technology

  • Virtualisation

  • Water Management Technology

  • Web Services

  • Web3


INDUSTRY CATEGORIES

  • Advertising

  • Aerospace

  • Aerospace & Defense

  • Agriculture

  • Airline

  • Apparel

  • Architecture

  • Automotive Services

  • Automotive & Transport Equipment

  • Aviation

  • Banking

  • Beauty & Cosmetics

  • Broadcasting

  • Brokerage

  • Building Services & Facilities

  • Business Insurance

  • Business Services

  • Cargo Handling

  • Chemicals

  • Commercial Building Construction

  • Commercial Real Estate Trust

  • Computer Hardware

  • Computer Services

  • Computer Software

  • Conglomerates

  • Consulting

  • Consumer Products - Durables

  • Consumer Products - Non-Durables

  • Corporate Advisory

  • Data Center

  • Department Stores

  • Dining & Entertainment

  • Diversified Services

  • Education

  • Electronic Manufacturing

  • Electronics

  • Energy

  • Engineering

  • Environmental Services

  • Executive Search

  • Financial Services

  • Financial Technology

  • Food & Beverage

  • Food Manufacturing Solutions

  • Food Safety

  • Fundraising

  • Furniture and Fixture

  • General Insurance

  • Government

  • Health Insurance

  • Health Products & Services

  • Healthcare

  • Healthcare Technology

  • Heavy Civil Construction

  • Hospitality & Leisure

  • Human Resource Technology

  • Human Resources Consulting

  • Industrial Construction

  • Insurance Broker

  • Interior Design

  • Internet/New Media

  • Investment Banking

  • IT Services

  • Life Insurance

  • Legal

  • Logistics

  • Luxury Retail

  • Manufacturing

  • Marine and Offshore Engineering

  • Marine Services

  • Materials & Construction

  • Media & Entertainment

  • Metals & Mining

  • Motion Picture & Video

  • Music

  • Non-Profit Organisations

  • Oil & Gas

  • Outsourcing

  • Payments

  • Personal Insurance

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Printing and Signages

  • Public Relations

  • Real Estate

  • Remittance

  • Residential Building Construction

  • Residential Product Manufacturing

  • Retail

  • Satellite

  • Security & Safety

  • Shipping

  • Sports

  • Streaming

  • Technology

  • Telecommunications

  • Television

  • Training and Development

  • Transportation

  • Travel Services

  • Utilities

  • Venture Capital

  • Wholesale 

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING

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

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

  • Effectiveness & Impact - Did the project/solution/product/service achieve its objectives and its targets? How was its success assessed? What was the impact it made to your company and industry? If the project is a solution provided for a client, what was the overall feedback of the client?

  • 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 technology category and industry 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.

2. You will then receive an email confirmation from the Middle East Technology Excellence Awards organisers after your nomination has been received.

3. Should your supporting documents not be ready yet and were not submitted through the nomination form, you may send them to danica@charltonmediamail.com on or before 13 July 2024.

  • 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

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.

KEY DATES

Deadline for submission: 13 June 2024
Awards dinner: TBA

Past Winners

  • Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority (ECA)
    • Startup - Government
  • Astra Tech
    • Connectivity - Technology
  • Bahwan CyberTek
    • ICT - Healthcare
  • Banque Misr
    • Digital - Banking
  • channels by stc
    • Digital - Telecommunications
    • ICT - Technology
  • Dubai Police
    • AI - Government
    • Automation - Government
  • Enuygun
    • Travel Technology - Travel Services
  • etisalat by e&
    • API - Payments
    • Big Data - Advertising
  • Evoteq LLC
    • Digital - Healthcare
  • Grubtech
    • Software - Food & Beverage
  • Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing
    • Online Services - Government
    • Property Technology - Government
  • Mobile Telecommunications Company Saudi Arabia (Zain KSA)
    • Cloud - Telecommunications
  • MUMAYIZAT
    • E-Wallet - Hospitality & Leisure
  • Odoo Middle East
    • Software - Technology
  • Ooredoo Oman
    • Data Centre - Telecommunications
  • Option 1 Event Services LLC
    • AI - Technology
  • OQ Technology
    • IoT - Satellite
  • PLAYHERA MENA
    • Gaming - Telecommunications
  • Retal Urban Development Company
    • Analytics - Real Estate
  • Saline Water Conversion Corporation
    • Information Management - Manufacturing
  • Saudi Industrial Development Fund (SIDF)
    • Automation - Financial Services
  • Saudia Airlines Catering
    • Automation - Food & Beverage
  • stc
    • Computing - Telecommunications
  • stc Bahrain
    • InsurTech - Telecommunications
  • Tamam Financing Company (Tamam)
    • Fintech - Telecommunications
  • The ENTERTAINER business
    • Mobile - Retail
  • The General Administration of Customs, Abu Dhabi
    • Information Management - Government
  • The Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    • Smart City - Government
  • THIQAH
    • Big Data - Financial Services
  • United Cooperative Assurance (UCA)
    • Online Services - General Insurance
  • Walturn LLC
    • Software - IT Services
  • Webcastle Technologies LLC
    • Online Services - IT Services

Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT)

  • Cloud - Government Organisation

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (Yahsat)

  • Marine Technology - Satellite

Aster Hospitals UAE

  • Automation - Healthcare

BNET (Bahrain Network) 

  • Infrastructure Technology - Telecommunications

channels by stc

  • Enterprise Software - Telecommunications

Cloud4C Services

  • Cloud - IT Services

COFE App

  • Startup - Food & Beverage

Connect Mentors

  • Online Services - Education

e& enterprise

  • ICT - Technology

Edgematics

  • Web Services - Technology

Floward

  • E-Commerce - Retail

HCLTech

  • Automation - IT Services

iNNOVATEQ

  • Analytics - Oil & Gas

Khimji Ramdas LLC

  • Digital - Luxury Retail

Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing - Taif Municipality

  • Digital - IT Services

Monstarlab Middle East DMCC

  • Digital - Financial Services

National Gas & Industrialization Co. (GASCO)

  • Digital - Oil & Gas

Nets International LLC

  • Automation - Telecommunications

Nirvana Over the World

  • Travel Technology - Travel Services

Ooredoo Oman

  • Cloud - Telecommunications

OPTION 1 LIVE / LED PULSE

  • Design Technology - Technology

Petrofac Limited

  • Digital - Energy

Riversong

  • Battery Technology - Consumer Products (Durables)

Sahab Smart Solutions

  • E-Wallet - Government Organisation

Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)

  • Mobile - Utilities

SECUREYES LIMITED

  • Cybersecurity - IT Services

Smart Citizens DMCC

  • IoT - Technology

stc

  • Data Centre - Telecommunications

stc Bahrain

  • CSR Technology - Telecommunications

The General Administration of Customs - Abu Dhabi

  • Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality - Government Organisation

The Saudi Standards, Metrology, and Quality Organization

  • Information Management - Technology

UNITED COOPERATIVE ASSURANCE (UCA)

  • Automation - General Insurance

Yalla Group Limited

  • Internet - Media & Entertainment

Zendy

  • Startup - Education
  • Abu Dhabi Health Services Company - SEHA
    Cloud - Health Products & Services
     
  • Acacia LLC
    AgroTech - Agriculture
     
  • ADGM Academy
    Digital - Education
     
  • Ajman Bank
    Digital - Banking
     
  • Amazon Middle East and North Africa
    E-Commerce - Security & Safety
     
  • Bank Muscat
    E-Wallet - Banking
    Mobile - Banking
     
  • BLOOVO
    AI - Human Resource Technology
     
  • Cloud4C
    Cloud - IT Services
     
  • Connect Mentors
    Startup - Human Resource Technology
     
  • Department of Culture and Tourism
    Cloud - Non-Profit or Government Organizations
     
  • DOTS TECH SYSTEMS
    IoT - Building Services & Facilities
     
  • du
    Blockchain - Telecommunications
    Cloud - Telecommunications
     
  • flyadeal
    E-Commerce - Airline
     
  • KAMSD
    Mobile - Transportation
     
  • Khatoon Sanaat Sarzamin Parsian
    Machine - Energy
     
  • LazyWait
    Cloud - Food & Beverage
     
  • Mariapps Marine Solutions
    Enterprise Software - Marine Services
     
  • Ministry of Education
    AI - Education
     
  • National Gas & Industrialization Co. (GASCO)
    AI - Oil & Gas
     
  • Omnicell
    Robotics - Healthcare Technology
     
  • OmniClouds
    Cloud - Education
     
  • Palmira Software House LLC
    Digital - IT Services
     
  • Phoenix Power Company SAOG
    Hardware - Utilities
     
  • PRIME Healthcare Group
    Big Data - Healthcare
     
  • SANS - Saudi Air Navigation Services
    ICT - Aviation
     
  • Ta3meed Platform
    Fintech - Financial Technology
     
  • Tawreed HORECA General Trading
    E-Commerce - Food & Beverage
     
  • Technology Innovation Institute
    Hardware - Electronics
     
  • The Department of Health Abu Dhabi
    Automation - Non-Profit or Government Organizations
    Information Management - Non-Profit or Government Organizations
     
  • The ENTERTAINER business
    E-Wallet - Retail
     
  • UASG Group of Companies
    Enterprise Software - Conglomerates
     
  • Union Insurance
    Analytics - Health Insurance
     
  • United Arab Bank
    Automation - Banking
     
  • United Cooperative Assurance (UCA)
    Information Management - General Insurance
     
  • Walturn LLC
    Software - Consulting
     
  • WINSOFT SOLUTIONS LLC
    Enterprise Software - Healthcare Technology
     
  • Xebia
    Digital - Banking Technology Provider
     
  • Yalla Group Limited
    Gaming - Media & Entertainment

CONTACT US

For more details, contact:

Danica Avila

+(65) 3158 1386

awards@charltonmediamail.com

Event Photos

2021

TESTIMONIALS

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

Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority (ECA)

Bahwan CyberTek

Ooredoo Oman

Saudi Industrial Development Fund (SIDF)

The ENTERTAINER

United Cooperative Assurance

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (Yahsat)

Bahrain Network (BNET)

e& enterprise

Floward

Nirvana Over the World

Ooredoo Oman

Option 1 Live / LED Pulse

stc Bahrain

The General Administration of Customs - Abu Dhabi

The Saudi Standards, Metrology, and Quality Organization

UNITED COOPERATIVE ASSURANCE (UCA)

Amazon Middle East and North Africa

Department of Culture and Tourism

du

Cloud4C

flyadeal

Phoenix Power Company SAOG

Technology Innovation Institute

The Department of Health Abu Dhabi

The ENTERTAINER

United Cooperative Assurance

Yalla Group

Saudi Air Navigation Services

Awards Highlights

Celebrate your regional success at the Middle East International and National Business Awards, Technology Excellence Awards

Feb 29, 2024
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

Winning companies will be celebrated at the Awards Dinner in September 2024.


The Middle East, a region of vibrant economies and a spirit of innovation, is once again calling for its most outstanding companies to step forward.

...

Retal recognised for analytics at Middle East TEA; Abdullah Osama AlSalih named Innovator of the Year

Jan 31, 2024
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

The awards programme was held on 11 October 2023 at the Grand Hyatt Dubai.


Retal Urban Development Company has made waves at the Middle East Technology Excellence Awards as it not only secured the Analytics - Real Estate award...

Roads and Transport Authority – Dubai clinches win at Middle East Technology Excellence Awards

Dec 19, 2023
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

The adoption of AI capabilities led to processes being done entirely digitally.


The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) – Dubai took home the Smart City - Government category win at the Middle East Technology Excellence Awards...

Nirvana Over the World wins major award at Middle East Technology Excellence Awards 2022

Nov 10, 2023
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

The platform allows users to access numerous services worldwide and connect to a network of hotel partners.


The travel platform Nirvana Over the World (NOW) has bagged the win in the Travel Technology - Travel Services category...

The ENTERTAINER business revolutionises retail loyalty with seamless customer experiences powered by Card-Linked Offers

Nov 03, 2023
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

Their Card-Linked Technology allows programme members to earn and burn reward points with no delays or interventions at check-out counters. 


In a dynamic market, fueled by evolving customer expectations, the ENTERTAINER...

stc group earned Middle East Technology Excellence Awards for groundbreaking initiatives

Oct 25, 2023
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

stc group, an engine of digital transformation in the region, won the Computing - Telecommunications category at the Middle East Technology Excellence Awards.


The award came as a result to the group initiatives in Private MEC...

THIQAH wins Big Data Award at Middle East Technology Excellence Awards 2023

Oct 23, 2023
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

The service achieves the highest possible security for users in a non-confrontational manner.


THIQAH company was recognised for the success of its e-service platform, Wathq, at the Middle East Technology Excellence Awards 2023...

Looking into stc Bahrain’s insurtech proposition

Oct 23, 2023
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

The company offers a range of insurance services and a fully digital experience for purchases.


Telecommunication operator stc Bahrain aims to drive the country’s digital transformation to support the local community with new...

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 technology project or solution that you wish to enter 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?

The awards will be given on a country-level basis as part of the umbrella Technology Excellence Awards programme with separate local runs in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and the Asia Pacific Region. There will be one winner per tech category and its corresponding industry for each country.

I.e. 
(.) UAE Technology Excellence Award for Digital - Banking
(.) Saudi Arabia Technology Excellence Award for Digital - Banking

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 can nominate any outstanding and innovative technology-related project, solution, product, or service, that has improved your company’s business.

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 on September 2024.