Middle East EVENT Awards 2015: The Shortlist

Shortlisted nominees announced for upcoming event industry awards
Winners at the 2014 Middle East Event Awards.
Winners at the 2014 Middle East Event Awards.

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Last night, a who's who of the regional event industry gathered under the same roof in Dubai to find out who had made the shortlist for one of the highlights of the yearly calendar - the Middle East EVENT Awards.

Recognising the companies and individuals that have led the way over the past year in the events industry, the Middle East EVENT Awards ceremony will take place this year on June 3rd at Dubai's JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, and looks set to be a night to remember for all in attendance.

Hosted at Maya Lounge in Le Royal Meridien Dubai, yesterday's shortlist party saw a mix of both old and new names announced in the running to take home a coveted award at June's ceremony, with everything from best sound production to best temporary structure being acknowledged.

The full 2015 shortlist is below:

Best Festival
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
HQ Creative - Zayed Heritage Festival
Innovation Unlimited – Ajyal Youth Film Festival
Sharjah International Book Fair
Dubai World Trade Centre - Dubai Food Carnival
Flash Entertainment - Yasalam 2014

Best Music Event
Multiple & Spinifex Group – Cluster of Light
Louder Entertainment – Drake
Blink Experience - Red Bull Soundclash
Flash Entertainment - Yasalam – The Who, Live Abu Dhabi
The Fridge - DSF 2015 New Years’ Day Concert

Best Temporary Venue or Structure
Harlequin – ADIPEC
Flash Entertainment - Volkswagen Beats on the Beach
PROTEC – IDEX 2015
SALT & PEPPER Events – BMW M meets X
Plan B - Dubai Camel Racing Championship

Employer of the Year
eclipse Staging Services
entourage marketing and events
Neumann and Muller Event Technology LLC
MCI Middle East

Supplier of the Year
Harlequin
Showtex
Byrne Equipment Rental
Al Laith Event Services
eclipse Staging Services
Neumann and Muller Event Technology LLC

Best Meeting or Conference
HQ Creative – City Makers Competition
Messe Frankfurt Middle East – GCC Car Modifications Conference
Streamline Marketing Group – Global Aerospace Summit
Innovations Unlimited - IATA 70th Annual General Meeting
Action Impact – Google, YouTube Pulse Middle East
Viola Communications - 10th INSME Annual Meeting & Forum 2014

Best Entertainment Production
Filmmaster MEA on behalf of The Executive Council – Dubai Plan 2021 Launch Event
mamemo productions - Qatar Airways Global Launch of the A350 XWB
David Atkins Enterprises – The 24th Men's Handball World Championships Ceremonies
BlackOut Design – Dubai International Parachuting Championship

Shortlist continues on next page...


Best Events Venue
The Fridge
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
du Forum
Art Sawa Gallery
Zayed Sports City Stadium
Al-Majaz Amphitheatre

Best Arts and Cultural Event
HQ Creative – Zayed Heritage Festival
ExtraCake - Middle East Film and Comic Con
Sphere Events – Street Nights
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
The Fridge - DSF 2015 New Years’ Day Concert
Octopus Advertising - DUBAI Canvas 3D Art Festival

Best Event Lighting Design
Lighthouse Productions – Abu Dhabi Sports Awards 2014
Multiple & Spinifex Group – Clusters of Light
Tim Routeledge in Partnership with eclipse Staging Services – Gary Barlow
Sam Katiela (Executive Producer) & Sonu AB (Lighting Designer), mamemo productions - Beach Polo Cup Dubai
AUDITOIRE / QATAR- The 24th Men's Handball World Championships

Best Event on a Budget
Lighthouse Productions - Dar Al Ber Society Event
GL Events on behalf of DWTC - Dubai Food Carnival
BPG Bates for Dubai Municipality - The Sandcastle Project
Detour Event Management – DETOUR City Hunt
Creative Events and Exhibitions - Ramadan at Khalidiyah Mall
REDFILO Events - Modhesh Craftsville

Best Sound Production
Delta Sound LLC - Dubai World Cup 2014
eclipse Staging Services - Volvo Ocean Yacht Race
BlackOut Design - Dubai International Parachuting Championship
JBM FZ LLC - Qatari Handball Championship

Best Special Event
Filmmaster MEA on behalf of The Executive Council - Dubai Plan 2021 Launch Event
dmg::events Middle East & Asia – The Oil Barons Charity Ball
Maven Marketing & Events on behalf of the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment - DSF 2015 Celebrity Pop Up Shop Launch with Giuliana Rancic
Viola Communications - ADIPEC Awards Ceremony
Innovations Unlimited - ROTA Gala Dinner

Best Corporate Production Service Launch
HQ Creative - An Evening with Porsche, on behalf of all & sons
mamemo productions - Qatar Airways Global Launch of the A350
SiO2 Events - Bentley Continental GT3-R launch
Viola Communications - WTC Mall Launch event
Jack Morton Worldwide - Porsche Macan Launch
SALT & PEPPER Events - Dipped in Lincoln 2014

Best Sporting Event
Blink Experience - Red Bull Air Race
Dubai Sports Council - Dubai Tour 2015
Flash Entertainment - WWE Live in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Body Balance - Desert Warrior Challenge
mamemo productions - Beach Polo Cup Dubai 2014
Flash Entertainment - The Mubadala World Tennis Championship

Best Exhibition Trade or Consumer
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre – IDEX 2015
ExtraCake – Middle East Film and Comic Con
Dubai World Trade Centre – Gulfood Manufacturing 2014
Samaya Holding – Beautiful Names of ALLAH
Linkviva - The Weight Loss Show
Informa Exhibitions – Cityscape Global

Best Event Design
Flash Entertainment - Yasalam After-Race Concerts
Blink Experience - OMO Carnival
mamemo productions – Qatar Airways Global Launch of the A350 XWB
Filmmaster MEA On Behalf of The Executive Council - Dubai Plan 2021 Launch Event
Viola Communications – ADSIC – Gitex 2014

Best Brand Activation
Wasserman – Brazil 2014 Fan Zone
Invent Creative Event Solutions – Monopoly Campaign
Behind the Scenes Eventology - "Jaguar F-Type Coupe Track Event"
SALT & PEPPER Events - BMW M meets X
OSN - E! Red Carpet Event

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