2013 Middle East EVENT Awards nominees announced

The shortlist for 2013 Middle East EVENT Awards has been announced.
Scenes from the 2012 Middle East EVENT Show.
Scenes from the 2012 Middle East EVENT Show.

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The Middle East EVENT Awards 2013 received a record number of entries this year, with the winners being revealed at a glittering ceremony at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, on 22 of May.

One of the most hotly contested awards this year will be the new Best Music Event category, which will see Beats on the Beach, Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival, Madonna Live in Abu Dhabi and SANDANCE in association with Toyota all go up against each other.

Another highlight is in sport with the six shortlisted events being Abu Dhabi Corporate Games, Al Gharbia Water Sports Festival, Qatar Foundation National Sport Day, Mubadala World Tennis Championship, Red Bull X-Fighters and The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

More niche aspects of the industry are also recognized at Middle East EVENT Awards 2013 in the Best Event Design, Best Sound Production, Best Exhibition and Best Temporary Venue or Structure categories.

Middle East EVENT Awards 2013 Shortlist:

Supplier of the Year

• Al Laith Scaffolding
• Creative Technology
• Delta Sound
• Dubai World Trade Centre
• Gulf Crewing Company

Best Event Design

• Avantgarde - ‘The Centre of Now’ New Years’ Eve Celebration
• Innovations Unlimited - European Clubs Association Gala Dinner
• mamemo productions - Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Private Reception
• mamemo productions - Khalifa Port
• Redfilo - Summer in Abu Dhabi

Best Entertainment Production

• Avantgarde - ‘The Centre of Now’ New Years’ Eve Celebration
• Gravity Force Arts Production - Mondial Dubai
• HQ Creative UAE 41st National Day
• mamemo productions Khalifa Port
• Seiten Event Opening Ceremony of the Gulf Cup 21

Best Events Venue

• Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
• du Arena
• du Forum
• Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre
• Qatar National Convention Centre

Best Sound Production

Avantgarde - ‘The Centre of Now’ New Years’ Eve Celebration
Delta Sound - Eagles Concert
Filmmaster MEA - 50th Anniversary of the Constitution of Kuwait

Best Exhibition – Trade or Consumer

• Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company - International Defence Exhibition and Conference - IDEX 2013
• dmg :: events - ADIPEC
• dmg :: events - The Big 5
• Informa Exhibitions - Arab Health
• Informa Exhibitions - Middle East Electricity

Best Corporate Product or Service Launch

• Blink Experience - Ford Focus Raba'a - Inter GCC Rally
• DABO & CO - Nokia Lumia 920 Launch Event
• GMASCO - Toyota Al Badia Facility Launch
• Jack Morton Worldwide - Sky News Arabia Launch
• mamemo productions - Inauguration of Khalifa Port
• Prisme International - ECSSR Strategic Visions Journal Launch

Best Music Event

• Atlantis, The Palm - SANDANCE in association with Toyota
• Chillout Productions - Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival®
• Flash Entertainment - Beats on the Beach
• Flash Entertainment - Madonna Live in Abu Dhabi

Best Special Event

• DABO & CO - JW Marriott Marquis Launch Event
• Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment - Express Fashion
• GMASCO - Toyota Al Badia Facility Launch
• Image Nation - Arab Film Studio Awards
• ITP Business Publishing - Hotelier Middle East Awards
• Lighthouse Productions - Grewal – Sachdev Wedding Reception Armani Pavilion

Best Event on a Budget

• Action Impact - du Surprises
• Custard Communications - Strongbow Battle of the Bands
• DABO & CO - Kate Spade New York
• Modoud Events - Baby Summer Olympics
• Zed Communications - Ducab Dragons

Best Arts and Cultural Event

• The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
• Filmmaster MEA - 50th Anniversary of the Constitution of Kuwait
• The Fridge - Kalubela
• WRG - Qasr Al Hosn Festival

Best Sporting Event

• Blink Experience - Red Bull X-Fighters
• Corporate Games - Abu Dhabi Corporate Games
• Flash Entertainment - Mubadala World Tennis Championship
• IMG - The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship
• Qatar Foundation - Qatar Foundation National Sport Day
• Zed Communications - Al Gharbia Water Sports Festival

Best Temporary Venue or Structure

• Al Laith Scaffolding - Red Bull X-Fighters
• Arena Middle East & Asia - FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
• Harlequin - Information Technology Authority’s SME’s Development Symposium

Best Exhibition Stand Design

• Action Impact - du Stand at GITEX
• Filmmaster MEA - 50th Constitution Anniversary of Kuwait Stand
• Projex - The Abu Dhabi Pavilion at the World Routes Development Forum
• Strokes Exhibits - Techwin Stand at Intersec

Employer of the Year

• dmg :: events
• Epoc Messe Frankfurt
• Harlequin
• IIR Middle East
• MCI Middle East

Best Festival

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
Chillout Productions - Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival®
Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment - Dubai Shopping Festival
Redfilo - Summer in Abu Dhabi
WRG - Qasr Al Hosn Festival

Best Meeting or Conference

• Action Impact - du CEO Forum
• Meeting Minds – Experts - World Ophthalmology Congress
• Streamline Marketing Group - Global Aerospace Summit
• WRG - COP 18/CMP8 Conference
• Zeenah Events - SME’s Conference

Best Event Lighting Design

• Avantgarde - ‘The Centre of Now’ New Years’ Eve Celebration
• Blink Experience - Red Bull X-Fighters
• Filmmaster MEA - 50th Anniversary of the Constitution of Kuwait
• LIGHT LAB - Opening Ceremony of the Gulf Cup 21
• mamemo productions - Inauguration of New Audi Showroom

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