SME Changes Awards Date, Extends Nominations
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.”
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:
Construction & Infrastructure
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
12. Al Amir Food Industries
13. Al Tabeeah
15. Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP)
17. Asyad Group
19. Avia & Co.
21. Because You Care
22. Boursa Kuwait
23. Bustanica Farm
24. Circa BioTech
26. CMA CGM
28. DP World
30. Delivery Hero
31. Dubai Can
32. Dubai Waste Management Centre
36. Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Co
38. Elite Agro
39. Enlight Renewable
41. ESG Integrate
42. Etihad Rail
43. Etika Jewels
45. General Motors
47. Group AMANA
49. Hapag Lloyd
50. Hatch & Boost
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
62. LIWA Dates
67. Marks & Spencer (M&S)
74. Mwani Qatar
78. NewMed Energy
81. Public Investment Fund (PIF)
82. Provis - 1
83. Pure Harvest Smart Farm
84. Qatar Energy
85. Red Sea Development Company
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)
96. Suez Canal Authority
97. Swiss International School Dubai
101. Tamweely Microfinance
103. The Surpluss
104. The Waste Lab
105. Total Energies
107. UAE National Committee on SDG’s
108. United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)
109. University of Strathclyde – Dubai
112. Yara Marine
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:
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