SME Announces Launch Date for Pioneering New Sustainability Awards

SME Announces Launch Date for Pioneering New Sustainability Awards

The SME Awards will cap off SME’s launch into the industry, following its inaugural magazine and the ‘Leaders in Sustainability’ Conference

Sustainability Middle East (SME), a brand-new publishing arm of CBM Media, has announced that it is expanding its conference, magazine, and new awards ceremony (SME Excellence Awards) in order to meet new demand.

The SME Awards intend to highlight the very best of sustainability in the Middle East, and due to a high number of nominees, sponsors and speakers, the awards is to be expanded with a new event date in early March.

The exact date is March 9, 2023. The awards ceremony, which is to be held in Dubai, UAE, will welcome VVIP’s, dignitaries, business leaders and leading academics to enjoy an evening of recognition for the world-changing work that’s being done in the region.

Renowned media personality, Dubai One TV Presenter Katie Jensen will be the presenter at the event, for which nominations remain open until the end of January.

The SME Awards will see individuals, businesses and VIPs recognised for the very best work in sustainability on a very special evening in Dubai.

The SME Awards will cover a variety of sectors, including: 

  • Agriculture

  • Construction & Infrastructure

  • Energy

  • ESG

  • Transport & Logistics

  • Special Recognition Awards

The SME Awards will cap off SME’s launch into the industry, following its inaugural magazine, ‘Leaders in Sustainability’ and the Sustainability Middle East’s ‘Leaders in Sustainability’ Conference, which will see leaders from various sectors taking part in debates as regional and global experts.

SME’s Publisher and CEO Sam Khan said: “We originally intended for these awards to be a pioneering introduction of sustainable excellence to the region, however, the SME Awards seem to have caught the imagination of many in the region meaning it’s time to expand.

“I have a strong background in awards ceremonies and conferences, and a big passion for sustainability, henceforth the team and I at SME can’t wait to get this show on the road.”

A full list of nominees is below the bullet points outlining the key information below:


  1. ACWA Power

  2. AD Ports Group

  3. ADNOC

  4. ALEC Energy

  5. Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA)

  6. Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

  7. Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED)

  8. Abu Dhabi Hydrogen Alliance

  9. Accenture

  10. Actis

  11. Adidas

  12. Al Amir Food Industries

  13. Al Tabeeah

  14. Alstom

  15. Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP)

  16. Aramex

  17. Asyad Group

  18. Aveva

  19. Avia & Co.

  20. BEEAH

  21. Because You Care

  22. Boursa Kuwait

  23. Bustanica Farm

  24. Circa BioTech

  25. CleanMax

  26. CMA CGM

  27. DHL

  28. DP World

  29. DSV

  30. Delivery Hero

  31. Dubai Can

  32. Dubai Waste Management Centre

  33. Dulsco

  34. EWEC

  35. Edama

  36. Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Co

  37. Ehfaaz

  38. Elite Agro

  39. Enlight Renewable

  40. EnviroServe

  41. ESG Integrate

  42. Etihad Rail

  43. Etika Jewels

  44. Ford

  45. General Motors

  46. Google

  47. Group AMANA

  48. HP

  49. Hapag Lloyd

  50. Hatch & Boost

  51. Hayatna

  52. Honeywell

  53. IBM

  54. IDTechEx

  55. Incubayt Investments

  56. Johnson Controls - 1

  57. King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

  58. Khalifa Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (KCGEB)

  59. King Abdullah Economic City

  60. King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center

  61. Kuehne+Nagel

  62. LIWA Dates

  63. Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE)

  64. MSC

  65. Maersk

  66. Manhat

  67. Marks & Spencer (M&S)

  68. Masdar

  69. Mawani

  70. Mercedes-Benz

  71. Microsoft

  72. Motoboy

  73. Mubadala

  74. Mwani Qatar

  75. NEOM

  76. Nadeera

  77. Nakheel

  78. NewMed Energy

  79. Oracle

  80. PepsiCo

  81. Public Investment Fund (PIF)

  82. Provis

  83. Pure Harvest Smart Farm

  84. Qatar Energy

  85. Red Sea Development Company

  86. SABIC

  87. SALIC (PIF)

  88. Saudi Aramco

  89. Saudi British Bank

  90. Saudi Data and AI Authority (SDAIA)

  91. Saudi Green Initiative - Saudi Council of Economic & Development Affairs (CEDA)

  92. Shift Eco

  93. SPARK (King Salman Energy Park)

  94. Spinneys

  95. Stantec

  96. stc

  97. Suez Canal Authority

  98. Swiss International School Dubai

  99. TAQA

  100. Tadweer

  101. Talabat

  102. Tamweely Microfinance

  103. Tesla

  104. The Surpluss

  105. The Waste Lab

  106. Total Energies

  107. Trimble

  108. UAE National Committee on SDG’s

  109. United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

  110. University of Strathclyde – Dubai

  111. Volvo

  112. WOF-AgriTech

  113. Yara Marine

  114. ZāZEN Properties

  115. Zain Group

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