SME Changes Awards Date, Extends Nominations

SME Changes Awards Date, Extends Nominations

Due to a surge in demand, SME extends nominations and changes Awards date

Sustainability Middle East (SME) has announced a change in the date of its upcoming SME Awards to January 11th due to a surge in demand due to an unforeseen number of nominee entries.

SME has also opened up nominations until the end of 2022 in order to facilitate extra demand and to foster opportunities for more future nominations.

SME CEO Sam Khan said: “Ideally I don’t like to change dates when it comes to conferences, however, if I do so it’s because of major changes that serve to enhance the ceremony as is this case with this.

“In essence, we’ve been overwhelmed with the number of nominees coming in, with businesses and individuals all over the region eager to show their achievements.

“Naturally, this means we need to find more time and space to ensure these key figures and organisations are included to make an even better Awards evening.”

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The inaugural SME Awards will serve as a definitive platform to celebrate and recognise the Middle East's top enterprises and individuals for their exceptional achievements in sustainability, green practices and future-proofing their businesses for green revolution.

It will cover a range of sustainability-related issues as well as issues regarding social change.

The awards ceremony will welcome regional VVIP’s, dignitaries, business leaders and leading academics to enjoy a memorable evening, providing opportunities to learn about best-practices and network with the industry’s finest.

Renowned media personality, Dubai One Presenter Katie Jensen, is slated to be the presenter for the evening.

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

  • Special Recognition

  • Agriculture

  • Construction & Infrastructure

  • Energy

  • ESG

  • Transport & Logistics

The SME Awards will cap off SME’s launch into the industry on the back of its 1 billion views campaign.

This campaign consists of SME’s inaugural magazine, the ‘50 Leaders in Sustainability’ edition; and the Sustainability Middle East Experts’ Conference, which will see figures from the 50 leaders in the magazine attend and take part in debates along with regional and global experts.

If you’d like to attend, take part in, or learn more about the SME Awards, please follow this link: 

Below is the list of nominees for the SME Awards:

1. ACWA Power

2. AD Ports Group


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.


21. Because You Care

22. Boursa Kuwait

23. Bustanica Farm

24. Circa BioTech

25. CleanMax


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


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


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 - 1

83. Pure Harvest Smart Farm

84. Qatar Energy

85. Red Sea Development Company



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. Suez Canal Authority

97. Swiss International School Dubai

98. TAQA

99. Tadweer

100. Talabat

101. Tamweely Microfinance

102. Tesla

103. The Surpluss

104. The Waste Lab

105. Total Energies

106. Trimble

107. UAE National Committee on SDG’s

108. United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

109. University of Strathclyde – Dubai

110. Volvo

111. WOF-AgriTech

112. Yara Marine

113. ZaZen

114. Zain Group

Nominations are open until 31st December, if you would like to nominate an individual or company, please submit the nomination form by following this link: 

For more information on SME, please visit the company’s website: 

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