Award's Criteria

General Criteria and Information for Nominations:

The ‘Middle East Leading Landscape Architect and Gardening Design Excellence Award’ aims to honor finished landscape and garden designs by professional and young landscape designers, architects, architecture studios, urban planners from the middle east region who have demonstrated exceptionally high standards of professionalism and skill in the execution of a wide variety of landscaped schemes.

  • The nominee should have demonstrated projects focused on green spaces and sustainably minded infrastructure ‘to promote health, social and economic prosperity for urban and regional communities’.
  • The nominee should have designed and created bespoke contemporary outdoor layouts and gardens
  • The nominee should have taken robust steps in improving the Landscape Architect and Gardening Design models and service deliverance systems.
  • The nominee should have demonstrated commitment towards quality, value for money, loyalty, customer delight and outstanding services.
  • The nominee should have provided customized solutions in landscaping and gardening to different business segments such as developers, hotels and health care providers, institutions, parks and private residences in the Middle East region.
  • The nominee should have demonstrated exuberant skills in Landscape Designing and Landscape Architecture and built unparalleled reputation in understanding customer requirements to its core, displayed great emphasis on customer satisfaction levels and available at customer service whenever they require.
  • The nominee should have demonstrated innovative and well-designed Landscape that not only adds beauty home but also reduces heating and cooling cost by using energy-efficient landscaping ideas based on your regional climate.
  • The nominee should have built distinctive outdoor Landscape and garden environment that helps in enjoying the pleasant look and peace of mind with beautiful Landscape architect for years to come
  • The nominee should have demonstrated its goal to maintain quality and commitment to meet the highest international level by delivering customized services.
  • The nominee should have provided all designing, installation and maintenance services from shady spots to open meadows, shrubbery backyard designs to flowered walkways of multiple styles.
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The ‘Middle East Public Facilities Management Excellence Award’  aims to honor a municipality from the middle east region for successful planning and management of the design and construction of new facilities, additions, renovations, utility and infrastructure improvements.

•The nominee should have created a central Facilities Management strategy which is assisting government in reducing the budget deficit by proving that Facilities Management is the enabler to achieving significant running cost efficiency across the public sector estate.

•Through its operations the nominee should be able to provide transparency of spend and supplier performance, consistency in Facilities Management standards and enable government to become an intelligent client.

•The nominee should have anticipated many factors in its strategic planning efforts: changing customer expectations, business and partnering opportunities, technological developments, evolving regulatory requirements, and societal expectations.

•The nominee should have procured rich experience in project management and contributed particularly towards the development of different public sectors.

•The nominee should have participated in the strategy development and community planning tasks to take public sector to a new level.

•The nominee should have taken robust steps in improving the Facilities management models and service deliverance systems.

•The nominee should have taken concrete initiatives for inculcating sustainability and devised various policies to minimize costs.

•The nominee should have gained enough exposure in the areas such as supervision, serviceability, grievance management, civic management and public administration.

•The nominees should have extended its support to government organizations for facilitating the use of best management model and further taken initiatives to bring excellence in contemporary structure of task management standards.

•The nominees should have gained recognition on regional and global fronts while working for the government, corporate or social organizations.

•The nominee should have offered the services to the government organizations like administration and management, protective and safety enhancements, to ensure a safe and secure environment.

•The nominee should have provided services like electronic voice communications, community service and supplemental services to ensure a desirable business environment.

•The nominee should have provided professional, technical and non-technical support and services to the government organizations in order to create and maintain a safe, comfortable and functional environment for the conduct of public business. Nominate Now!

The 'Middle East Utilities Usage and Management Excellence Award' will be awarded to an organization from the Middle East region in recognition of its achievements in energy efficiency, resource optimization, and environmental sustainability

•The nominee should have evolved best practices for permeating best management practices in organization.

•The nominee should have offered major contribution towards fabrication of robust model of development in the organization.

•The nominee should have formulated the energy efficient plans for the public and private sectors.

•The nominee should have garnered vast experience in the field of utility and resource management and promoted the use of advanced technologies for achieving the organization’s targets.

•The nominee should have worked as the team leader or manager in the organization and ushered the cost effective strategies for the growth of an organization.

•The nominee should have embarked strong initiatives in the organization for the development of most competitive standards for utility usage particularly.

•The nominee should have embraced the digital revolution and used it to achieve genuine and demonstrable transformation in utilities usage and management. This may be in any aspect, from internal processes to customer facing.

•The nominee should have propagated the effective use of information technology (IT) by utilities.

•The nominee should have provided high customer service levels while containing cost.

•The nominee should have demonstrated continuous efforts in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of mission-critical utilities and energy services.

•The nominee should have gained experience in monitoring energy usage and developed programs to reduce energy consumption and maximize the efficiency of the government organizations utility networks. Nominate Now!

The “Middle East Municipality and Public Private Partnership Excellence Award” recognizes those organizations and companies that have accomplished there goals with complete perfection and facilitated better services to the citizens through the combined model of public private partnerships.

•The nominated PPP(Public Private Partnership) project should have followed global standards while accomplishing varied tasks related to public welfare.

•The nominated (Municipalities and Private Partnership) project should have directed its efforts towards development of organized infrastructure and utilized the technological expertise to achieve the stipulated targets.

•The nominated (Municipalities and Private Partnership) project should have maintained transparency in terms of monetary funding and deliverance of services.

•The nominated (Municipalities and Private Partnership) project must have successfully shared the risks and responsibilities of a designated PPP project that attempts to attain the goal of asset maximization.

•The (Municipalities and Private Partnership) should have delivered useful mechanisms to provide benefits of infrastructure and public facilities at a lower cost than through traditional infrastructure provision.

•The (Municipalities and Private Partnership) should be a tool for better risk and cost allocation, apart from its traditional characteristic of filling the budget gap.

•The (Municipalities and Private Partnership) should have been successful in overcoming increased costs, cash flow obstacles, scope changes, financial market changes etc.... in providing sustainable infrastructure models.

•The (Municipalities and Private Partnership) should have been successful in managing credit risk profile and successfully mitigated them with the project framework.

•The (Municipalities and Private Partnership) should demonstrate perfection and excellence in incorporating technical and market studies, review of technical and market analyses carried out for lenders, in-house assessments of risk and in-depth analysis of the technical aspects of concession, construction and other project contracts.

•The nominated (Municipalities and Private Partnership) project should have met its performance objectives and carried out thorough and independent due diligence on potential projects, as well as to ensure subsequently that operational problems within projects are satisfactorily resolved either by the concessionaire or by themselves.

•The nominated (Municipalities and Private Partnership) project after the completion should have served the people and attained absolute success by generating revenues.

•The nominated (Municipalities and Private Partnership) project should have been accomplished after doing feasible studies and delivered to the respective clients in conformity to the expected qualitative standards.

•The nominated (Municipalities and Private Partnership) project clients should have used the broad approach in terms of selection of resources and raw materials for building the agile infrastructure. Nominate Now!

The "Middle East Infrastructure Development Excellence Award" seeks to identify, assess and reward sustainable infrastructure investments made by the private sector and public private partnerships. 

•The nominee should have evolved strategies for developing smart infrastructural model of development.

•The nominee should have worked in the team and managed various projects related to architectural engineering and construction exclusively.

•The nominee should have inculcated innovation and implemented the advance practices for delivering first rated quality in the infrastructural projects.

•The nominee should have permeated the culture of excellence and professionalism while accomplishing the high end projects.

•The nominee should have made optimum use of technology, management practices and pragmatic skills for accomplishing the project on within the period of set deadlines.

•The nominee should have demonstrated outstanding sustainability practices in infrastructure investments in the region with emphasis on climate and environment, as well as leading practices in social impact, governance and innovation.

•The nominee should have undertaken & completed projects that have demonstrated cutting-edge sustainability efforts, exhibited innovation, governance and collaborative efforts that make those projects world leaders in infrastructure sustainability.

•The nominee should have implemented innovative infrastructure projects that better meet the needs of their community.

•The nominee should have created social infrastructure for recreational and cultural facilities.

•The nominee should have created economic infrastructure such as the development of human capital and other initiatives which assist local industries and employment.

•The nominee who has delivered infrastructure project should have brought sustainability in the region and benefited the people exclusively.

•The nominee should have developed excellent architectural designs that have created Social, Environmental and Economic equilibrium in the region.

•The nominee should have utilized green technology for mitigating the environment degradation and re-used the existing infrastructure to protect the environment from further degradation.

•The nominee should have kept the future prospect of infrastructure projects in close consideration and delivered them in accordance to the changing demographics of the region. Nominate Now!

The "Middle East Municipality Innovation Centers Excellence Award" would felicitate a unique initiative undertaken to create and learn innovative and transformative policy ideas and to support the adaptation of best practices whilst addressing critical questions related to pragmatic policy deployment.

•The nominee should have forged strong partnerships with various stakeholders for the development of institutions and training centers in the region.

•The nominee should have performed various tasks to support youth empowerment.

•The nominee should have devised innovative strategies and accomplished various goals for the welfare of the society.

•The nominee should have involved himself in the planning procedures pertaining to skill and resource development.

•The nominee should have worked at the grass root level to bring change through research and development modules and developed highly mechanized programs to bring potential of youth in lime light.

•The nominee should have shown worked as the team member and led infinite number of projects pertaining to the establishment of innovation centers.

•The nominee should have through collaboration with industry, universities and governmental organizations, become a driving force for innovation in its respective field both within the Middle East region and beyond.

•The nominee should be an enabler for innovation through investment in people by creating one of the largest research and innovation centers in the Middle East through partnership.

•The nominee should have established a centre of excellence for research and innovation by attracting talent from across the world and attempting to build a regional innovation network.

•The nominee should have promoted world-class research, technology transfer, research training and open innovation in its core development plan.

•The nominee with the help of innovation centers should have offered its contributions to agriculture, energy and waste management, education, scientific research and IT sectors particularly.

•The nominee should have contributed actively towards the operational expansion of the innovation centres. Nominate Now!

The "Middle East Affordable Housing and Communities Excellence Award" honors an impressive, innovative, and elegant housing project from the Middle East region that has redefined the terms ‘sustainability’ and ‘affordability’ in the modern times by introducing a successful residence scheme for the GCC citizens.


•The project should have adopted Modern Housing Provider Model that includes public-private sector involvement and modernistic approaches to address rapid urbanization.

•The project should be compatible with Green Affordable Housing pattern that provides reasonably priced housing with supportive sustainable features.

•The project should be viable in terms of whole-life cost or life-cycle cost over the life of the asset for construction and acquisition, operations, maintenance, renewal and rehabilitation, depreciation and cost of finance and replacement or disposal.

•The nominee’s housing project design process should be based on energy efficient building systems, appropriate selection of materials and form to maximize environmental conditions and long term performance.

•The nominee’s housing project should include landscape architecture and urban design, environmental and ecological planning, master planning, strategic planning and sustainability.

•The project should reflect innovative practices in social engineering in eradicating traditional urban fabric of housing projects and models.

•The project should exhibit sensitiveness to the social and cultural needs of the people like; affordability, energy saving features, climatically sound attribute, and flexibility.

•The project should have achieved commercial success and residents’ credentials for innovative design approach and layout features.

•The project should imbibe infrastructural benefits like; hierarchy of open/covered spaces, assured privacy, diversity of temporal and specialized spaces, close proximity to social amenities etc.

•The project should have overcome the structural issues – expressed through governance, urban design, social practices and economic arrangements – that are creating a continuum of spaces and uneven outcomes across urban space and communities.

•The projects should have been critically acclaimed for its architectural innovation and creativity in terms of design flexibility, space hierarchy, urban ecology, environment friendliness. Nominate Now!

The "Middle East e-Municipality Excellence Award” recognizes a municipality from the Middle East region that has demonstrated successful implementation of fully functioning e-Municipality through a wide range of electronic services to businesses and citizens, optimization of business processes and increase of the efficiency and service provision to the public.


It celebrates innovations and excellence and showcases best practices and projects which have had significant contribution to the e-municipality in the region

•The nominee should have evolved the finest IT technological platform for permeating quick deliverance of services to the people.

•The nominee should have made the best utilization of IT resources and provided citizens with the flawless access of municipality services to the citizens.

•The nominee should have worked as the part of management team and explored new avenues for transforming municipality’s services into e-services.

•The nominee should have put its best efforts for inculcating supreme practices in municipalities.

•The nominee should have taken productive initiatives for the up-gradation of serviceability framework and technologies.

•The nominated municipality should provide anytime, anywhere access to the citizens and deliver single window service.

•The nominee should have developed a single and integrated view of information system.

•The nominee should have provided timely & reliable information for effective decision making.

•The nominee should have increased the efficiency and productivity of utilities and public amenities.

 •The nominee should have adopted a standards-based approach to enable integration with other related applications.

•The nominee should have developed special applications for unleashing quick deliverance of municipality services to the citizens.

•The nominee should have developed various unified web platforms for the government organizations through which monitoring of online activity became convenient and easier.

•The nominee should have developed the web service portal on the latest platforms to permeate easier usability. Nominate Now!

The “Middle East Environment and Natural Resource Protection Excellence Award” recognizes the contribution of a project that focuses on the opportunities for and barriers to improving the environmental sustainability of residential housing in the GCC region that addresses the potential rising energy costs under policy measures to address carbon pollution, and concerns over constrained water supplies in our cities

•The nominee should have shown active participation at national level and international level for the issues pertinent to natural resource protection.

•The nominee should have exhibited the rationale utilization of technology and developed intelligent resource management system facilitating more reliance on renewable sources of energy.

•The nominee should have organized environment awareness campaign for saving the environment and encouraged people to use energy efficient sources for conserving the natural resources.

•The nominee should have extended his support for the utilization of green technology to reduce the dependence on non-renewable resources.

•The nominee should have organized long-term environmental planning system.

•The nominee should have elaborated and implemented state policy, target programs, strategy of environmental protection for sustainable development.

•The nominee should have undertaken national environmental action programs and management plans in the field of environmental protection and natural resources.

•The nominee should have created effective programs to protect and preserve unique landscapes and ecosystems.

•The nominee should have implemented programs to protect rare and endangered species of flora and fauna that are characteristic for the country, biodiversity, atmospheric air, water, land and mineral resources.

•The nominee should have implemented public administration (regulation, registration, supervision and control) on waste management and chemicals for a clean and healthy city.

•The nominee should have framed productive mechanisms to implement environmental protection strategies in the municipalities and brought the much anticipated improvements in the plan implementation procedures.

•The nominee should have provided guidelines regarding the prevention and treatment of pollution concerning the atmosphere, water, soil, noise, solid waste, poisonous chemicals and automobiles.

•The nominee should have drafted and implemented the environmental management systems; examined and approved environmental impact reports of development and construction activities according to region’s regulations; guide the integrated treatment of urban and rural environment; supervise the ecology preservation in the rural areas; guide the establishment of ecological demonstration zones and eco-friendly agriculture in districts and counties.

•The nominee should have done the comparative analysis of the strategies for protecting the environment and achieved successful results as the result of it. Nominate Now!

The “Middle East New Urban & New Housing Project Excellence Award” recognizes those organizations that have brought development in the cities through their intelligent town planning strategies and gained wide global recognition for their initiatives. This award offered will be offered to those companies that have through their smart urban planning practices positioned their cities as the role model structure for other town planners and facilitated the citizens with better living and life style.

•The project should have adopted Modern Housing Provider Model that includes public-private sector involvement and modernistic approaches to address rapid urbanization.

•The project should be compatible with Green Affordable Housing pattern that provides reasonably priced housing with supportive sustainable features.

•The project should be viable in terms of whole-life cost or life-cycle cost over the life of the asset for construction and acquisition, operations, maintenance, renewal and rehabilitation, depreciation and cost of finance and replacement or disposal.

•The nominee’s housing project design process should be based on energy efficient building systems, appropriate selection of materials and form to maximize environmental conditions and long term performance.

•The nominee’s housing project should include landscape architecture and urban design, environmental and ecological planning, master planning, strategic planning and sustainability.

•The project should reflect innovative practices in social engineering in eradicating traditional urban fabric of housing projects and models.

•The project should exhibit sensitiveness to the social and cultural needs of the people like; affordability, energy saving features, climatically sound attribute, and flexibility.

•The project should have achieved commercial success and residents’ credentials for innovative design approach and layout features.

•The project should imbibe infrastructural benefits like; hierarchy of open/covered spaces, assured privacy, diversity of temporal and specialized spaces, close proximity to social amenities etc.

•The project should have overcome the structural issues – expressed through governance, urban design, social practices and economic arrangements – that are creating a continuum of spaces and uneven outcomes across urban space and communities.

•The projects should have been critically acclaimed for its architectural innovation and creativity in terms of design flexibility, space hierarchy, urban ecology, environment friendliness. Nominate Now!
The "Middle East Green Cities Development Excellence Award" recognizes the contribution of a project that focuses on the opportunities for and barriers to improving the environmental sustainability of residential housing in the GCC region that addresses the potential rising energy costs under policy measures to address carbon pollution, and concerns over constrained water supplies in our cities. •The nominated project must demonstrate environment friendliness in features of its architecture and design, aspect, location, the construction materials and processes used.

•The project must imbibe Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) features that reduce the long-term demand for resources such as electricity and water, and long-life and durable construction materials that bring down cyclical building maintenance costs.

•The project should have made use of innovative Passive design in the building’s heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting systems; that includes the use of all possible measures to reduce energy consumption prior to the consideration of any external energy source.

•The project must reflect Energy efficiency by designing buildings to be durable and flexible to change, by minimizing material use wherever possible, using locally sourced materials, avoiding materials with high levels of embodied energy and embodied pollution.

•The project should have made careful and decisive planning while selecting materials that can easily be recycled or re-used, and by sourcing materials with a minimum of processing and transportation.

•The project should have incorporated ESD (Environment Sustainability Devices) systems into buildings as a way of improving their environmental performance and perseverance.

•The project must have carefully planned on the provision of open and outdoor space and the incorporation of green habitation in its surroundings.

•The project must be situated in an independent yet connected to amenities, and environmentally green and sound location.

•The project may have additional features like eco sustainable offices and recreational facilities, living models, and infrastructure.

•The project must display an accurate following of ‘economic and ecological imperativeness’ in its construction and purchase models. Nominate Now!

The “Middle East Protection of Consumer Rights Excellence Award” is given to company / a dealer that has consistently provided exemplary service to its customers and has a brand name that stands for quality products and services. The award recipient will be the best in its industry, providing superb and excellent services to customers.

•The nominee must be a Middle East based company / organization.

•The company must have dedicated customer care service staff who attend to customer needs.

•The company should have developed massive awareness for all its services.

• The company should have a track record of listening and responding to the needs and concerns of its customer and partners.

•The company should offer high quality information, programs and services - including follow-up to ensure that customers have been treated fairly.

•The company should provide accurate and timely information to all its customers.

•The nominee should have maintained transparency while offering the services.

•The nominee should have built highly synchronized consumer services management system to bring quality and credibility.

•The nominee should have utilized technology in the best possible manner to increase the reach of its services and approach ability as well.

•The nominee should have evolved communities for the protection of consumer rights. Nominate Now!
The “Middle East Traffic Accidents Prevention Awards” recognizes those companies that have through their constant initiatives permeated improvements in the vehicle structures and traffic management model to ensure absolute safety for the citizens. •The nominee should have built smart systems to systematic traffic management in the cities.

•The nominee should have been the part of respective organization and evolved various accident prevention measures.

•The nominee should have been the active member of various non-government organizations and constantly raised the issues related to management in the public administrative systems.

•The nominee should have developed a highly intelligent public grievance addressable system to give instant solutions to the public complaints.

•The nominee should have organized various seminars and conferences in regard to traffic management systems.

•The nominee should have worked on domestic as well as global level brings awareness about the traffic rules.

•The nominee should have made strong efforts to usher changes in the traffic management model.

•The nominee should have organized awareness campaigns for building better traffic management modules.

•The nominee should have successfully completed all his projects and brought into implementation at grass root level.

•The nominee should have worked with government and private organizations and gained global recognition from various agencies Nominate Now!

The “Middle East Water Sector Excellence Award” acknowledges those private and government sector agencies that promoted the use of smart water regulatory systems amongst the public sector organizations and created equilibrium between the demand and supply of the water resources.

•The nominee should have promoted the use of smart water management systems to ensure balanced consumption.

•The nominee should have used the technology to avoid wastage of water by the citizens.

•The nominee should have evolved set of rules to regulate water consumption.

•The nominee should have put in limelight the deficiencies in the water management systems and took initiatives to bring the much needed transformation.

•The nominee should have organized mass campaigns to spread awareness about the usage of water amongst the citizens.

•The nominee should have put in spotlight the alternative procedures instrumental in providing best quality of water to its citizens.

•The nominee should have engaged various communities in ushering the much needed upgradations in the water management systems.

•The nominee should have used various methods for ensuring constant supply of water to the citizens.

•The nominee should have worked at regional, national and international level to spread awareness about the water management.

•The nominee should in its organization should have taken strong measures to bring upon the drastic improvements in the water management services and upgraded the water supply delivery system. Nominate Now!

The “Middle East Energy Sector Leadership Excellence Award” recognizes the contributions of those private and public sectors that have through their smart planning, utilization of technology and pro-active procedures created an advanced energy regulation model that helped the region to retain the balanced energy consumption and made the cities self-independent in energy production and reduced the excessive reliance on non-renewable resources. 

•The nominee should have promoted the use of smart energy management systems to ensure balanced consumption.

•The nominee should have used the technology to ensure that energy supply in the form of electrification reaches to every citizen.

•The nominee should have evolved set of rules to regulate energy consumption.

•The nominee should have put in limelight the deficiencies in the energy management systems and took initiatives to bring the much needed transformation.

•The nominee should have organized mass campaigns to spread awareness about the energy consumption amongst the citizens.

•The nominee should have put in spotlight the alternative procedures instrumental in fulfilling energy consumption demands of the citizens.

•The nominee should have engaged various communities in ushering the much needed up-gradations in the energy management systems.

•The nominee should have used various methods for bringing equilibrium in energy consumption.

•The nominee should have worked at regional, national and international level to spread awareness about the energy management.

•The nominee should have taken strong measures to bring upon the drastic improvements in the energy management. Nominate Now!

The Middle East Fire Prevention and Safe Cities Excellence Award, recognizes organizations for performance excellence in fire prevention and safer cities.

  • The nominee should have demonstrated commitment towards high excellence and innovation standards and applications in the fields of fire suppression, rescue, accident management and implementation of latest technology for Fire Prevention and Safe cities.
  • The nominee should have demonstrated concepts and application of excellence in Fire and Rescue teams performance
  • The nominee should have demonstrated implementing the sophisticated innovative technologies in fire suppression, the minimisation of its effects and mitigation of losses of life and properties, by seeking to change fire and rescue concepts and applications.
  • The nominee should have demonstrated innovation in encouraging participation in processes or applications that increase fire awareness, through the use of arts, design, technology, product development, engagement approaches, processes
  • The nominee should have demonstrated products that contribute to fire-fighting operations
  • The nominee should have worked tirelessly to enhance their cooperation and coordination and embed the concepts and application of excellence in Fire and Rescue teams performance
  • The nominee should have demonstrated use of innovative community communication tools or apps
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The Middle East Excellence Award in Smart Infrastructure exemplifies excellence in the use of smart technology in the delivery of infrastructure services. The award recognises new standards for design, delivery and use of smart technologies in the provision of infrastructure.

  • The nominee should have demonstrated innovative, technology-driven solutions to infrastructure bottlenecks and urban congestion.
  • The nominee should have evolved strategies for developing smart infrastructural model of development. 
  • The nominee should have inculcated innovation and implemented the advance practices for delivering first rated quality in the infrastructural projects.
  • The nominee should have made optimum use of technology, management practices and pragmatic skills for accomplishing the project on within the period of set deadlines.
  • The nominee should have implemented innovative infrastructure projects that better meet the needs of their community. 
  • The nominee should have created social infrastructure for recreational and cultural facilities.
  • The nominee who has delivered infrastructure project should have brought sustainability in the region and benefited the people exclusively.
  • The nominee should have developed excellent architectural designs that have created Social, Environmental and Economic equilibrium in the region.
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The Middle East Cyber Security Services Excellence Award recognizes organizations, products and individuals who exemplify excellence in cyber security management through individual contributions to cyber security programs that protect critical data and systems. The award is conferred in recognition of their innovativeness, commitment, industry/product/service leadership, and sound business strategies.

  • The nominee should have demonstrated excellence, innovation and leadership in information security. It rewards excellence and innovation in Cyber Security
  • The nominee should have demonstrated its ability to employ their creativity & knowledge to innovate,
  • The nominee should have influenced trends, and drived the cyber security industry or their company to new levels
  • The nominee should have demonstrated contribution to cyber security programs that protect critical data and systems
  • The nominee should have demonstrated development and operationalization of innovative strategies or programs to address cyber security challenges
  • The nominee should have demonstrated key metrics and benefits achieved
  • The nominee should have demonstrated thought leadership who have developed and operationalised innovative strategies or programs to address cyber security challenges.
  • The nominee should have shown development and innovation by having line of emerging products and technologies
  • The nominee should have contributed to the development of cyber security industry in the region
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The Middle East Financial Services Excellence Award is designed to recognise and reward the companies and individuals who have excelled in the financial services industry.

  • The nominee should have demonstrated innovation which meets an identified business, market, or other economic needs
  • The nominee should have cultivated a culture of innovation that consistently develops personalised consumer-centric offerings to make banking and payment transactions convenient and accessible all day for all residents.
  • The nominated firm/service should have been customer-oriented and it should be adaptive to the changing economy.
  • The nominated firm and its financial services should be intangible in nature
  • The nominee providing services  must have a good image and the confidence of its clients
  • The nominee’s quality and innovativeness of services should be the focal points for building credibility and gaining the trust of the clients
  • The nominee should have studied the needs of the customers in detail
  • The nominee should have initiated innovative financial strategies that give due regard to costs, liquidity, and maturity considerations for various financial products
  • The nominee must have ensured a match between demand and supply
  • The nominee must have constantly redefined and refined the services on the basis of socio-economic changes occurring in the economy, such as disposable income, standard of living, level of education
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The "Middle East Waste Management and Recycling Excellence Award", recognizes an outstanding program which addresses the household and CESQG of hazards of waste management at the state or local level and promotes pollution prevention, reduction of hazardous components in the municipal waste streams.

•The nominee's program should have promoted the safe use, storage and disposal of hazardous materials by educating consumers.

•The nominee's program should have disposed the leftover or unwanted products through hazardous waste collection facilities.

•The nominee's program should have provided a model for planning, developing, and regulating commercial waste projects.

•The nominee's program should have aimed at the mapping of hazardous waste.

•The nominee's program should have identify the gaps in the existing enforcement and subsequent identification of capacity building requirements of the hazardous waste management.

•The nominee's program should have provided evaluation of existing disposal facilities.

•The nominee's program should have been a composed effort of the formulation of a hazardous waste management concept, the introduction of a comprehensive waste minimization program in the industry and the formulation of bankable sub-projects.

•The nominee's program should have provided funds for urgent measures to eliminate immediate threats to the environment and the public health.

•The nominee's program should have defined and implemented an environmentally sound management system for hazardous waste generated in the community to protect human health, the environment and to support sustainable industrial development.

•The nominee's program should have showed an increasing awareness and dedication to solving both immediate and long term hazardous waste issues Nominate Now!

The "Middle East Health and Safety Standardization Excellence Award" recognizes efforts of the organizations to improve the safety and security of the city. Included would be law enforcement programs, fire and emergency response programs, and youth programs related to public safety, and disaster response programs.

•The nominees’ efforts should have reflected measurable improvement using available data sources, demonstrate that improvement was made in terms of safety, mobility, modal choice, and quality of life in general.

•The nominee should have data and other sources such as surveys, photographs, videos, and testimonials to show how pedestrian, bicyclist, and traffic safety was improved by this project.

•The nominees should have formulated and implemented strategies to improve public safety and security.

•The nominees’ efforts should have resulted after alternatives were considered from among most projects resulting from a thorough and creative review of many options. It should explain how the selected option created the maximum benefit to the greatest number of people at the least cost and environmental impact.

•The nominee should have formulated and implemented strategies to monitoring buildings during renovations and construction to comply with all global standards.

•The nominee should have formulated and implemented strategies to enforce the owners and real estate management companies to comply with global housing standards.

•The nominee should have implemented successfully plans and strategies to improve health and safety performance. These initiatives could cover training, procedures, policies, new safety equipment, improved processes, awareness campaigns etc.

•The nominee should have developed and organized educational programs and campaigns to increase public safety awareness about buildings potential risks and potential disastrous elements such as gas, water, electricity and fire.

•The nominee should have formulated and implemented inspection standards for fire, fire alarm systems, anti flame materials, fire extinguishing systems and fire exits.

•The actions or achievements of the nominees’ program must have made a positive impact in allowing the fire/EMS department to respond to the needs of the community and assist in making that community safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to emergencies of all kinds.

•The nominees should demonstrated how these initiatives have been driven and supported by the senior management who have demonstrated their commitment and been at the forefront of getting the results.

•The nominee should have provided examples of challenges that they had to overcome to successfully implement these initiatives. This could be increasing understanding and awareness of health and safety issues or communication difficulties where the workforce and community do not share a common language.

•The nominee should have well defined statistical reports to quantify the impact that these initiatives have had on the public safety, such as reduced accident rates. Nominate Now!

The "Middle East Food Safety Excellence Award" recognizes a Food manufacturer, supplier or chain in the Middle East that has stood the test of time in the provision of safe and healthy food products and has adhered to the rules and regulations of the Middle East food regulation authorities

•The nominee should have demonstrated outstanding achievement in manufacturing and supply sustainability.

•The nominee would be judged on the basis of economic, environmental and social impact of the products manufactures and supplied.

•The nominee’s idea and innovation would be judged on basis of its potential for adoption by other food manufacturers and suppliers.

•The nominee must have demonstrated earning, innovation and improvement, and scalability.

 •The nominee should have a superior overview of the service.

•The nominee should have a proper business strategy and should have a suitable positioning of their service within the marketplace.

•The nominee should provide the ME Awards Team an evidence of a successful marketing, sales and PR communication programmes.

•The nominees’ efforts should have reflected measurable improvement using available data sources, demonstrate that improvement was made in terms of safety, mobility, modal choice, and quality of life in general.

•The nominee should have acted as the supervisor and monitored the standards of food safety pertaining to public health.

•The nominee should have used technology to track the quality of food offered in restaurants, and hotels. Nominate Now!

The "Middle East Risk and Crisis Management Initiative Excellence Award”, honors those organizations that have achieved excellence in innovative usage of smart services during crisis and disasters and have implemented smart disaster management strategies to support superior outcomes across the broad spectrum of services and activities delivered to the public and private sectors.


This award is given to an organization which has demonstrated optimum use of Smart disaster management procedures for taking the smart governance to the next level.

•The nominee should have taken concrete measures to improve the disaster management structures.

•The nominee should have facilitated his contributions towards the fabrication of best practices of risk management.

•The nominee should have furnished his services at regional and global level and evolved latest disaster risk management techniques to serve citizens.

•The nominee should have flagged disaster risk reduction as a national and a local priority with a strong organizational basis for its strategic implementation.

•The nominee should have identified, assessed and monitored disaster risks and enhanced early warning.

•The nominee should have used knowledge, innovation and education to build a culture of safety and resilience at all levels.

•The nominee should have taken active measures to reduce the underlying risk factors.

•The nominee should have strengthened disaster preparedness for effective response at all levels.

•The nominee should have added value to the strategic preparedness of the organization and bridged the gap between senior leaders and risk professionals.

•The nominee should have taken active measures to improve the use of data and analytics in risk aversion and management.

•The nominee should have evolved the smart risk management model that is quick in response to all the disasters and helped further to minimize the impact of natural calamities.

•The nominee should have promoted the use of latest technologies as the source to safe-guard the region and citizens at the time of urgency. Nominate Now!

The Middle East Smart City Development Excellence Award aims to identify the cities, initiatives and solutions that have contributed the most to developing the Smart City concept. It recognizes pioneering projects designed to make cities more liveable, sustainable and economically viable by honouring best practices and models in the smart cities concept.

  • The nominee should have demonstrated innovative achievements by utilizing and/or deploying technological tools, applications, and methods as part of the planning process.
  • The nominee should have demonstrated a truly innovative use of technology to improve the lives of citizens.
  • The nominee should have been able to demonstrate collaboration with other cities that have generated shared assets.
  • Able to quantify the current and potential impact of this innovation (in terms of a measurable improvement in health, well-being, happiness, etc.) and illustrate its potential for impact in other cities.
  • The nominee should have developed smart city projects encompassing concept with aspects as such as e-commerce, cyber security, Enterprise mobility, effective waste management, sustainability, better urban planning and design and leveraging social media for better e-governance.
  • The nominee should have demonstrated efficient intelligent transportation for sustainable Urban Development
  • The nominee should have developed projects that are connected, safe, energy efficient and, ultimately, helps improve the quality of life for its occupants and users
  • The nominee should have demonstrated cutting-edge building technologies being adopted across the Middle East, putting the region at the forefront of global smart city development
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The “Middle East Municipalities Knowledge Management and Innovation Excellence Award” will recognize an outstanding municipality from the Middle East that has successfully created a knowledge-based management in its organization's working patterns and has built upon its knowledge culture to engage citizens in its community development initiatives.

•The nominee should have taken strong initiatives for developing the enriching knowledge management development framework to permit accelerated growth rate in the region.

•The nominee should have worked in collaboration with many organizations to permeate development of potential knowledgeable trends.

•The nominee should have worked at all levels in the organization and gained vast experience in the domain of knowledge development.

•The nominee should have successfully created an enterprise knowledge-driven culture.

•The nominee should have implemented plans and policies to develop knowledge workers through senior management leadership.

•The nominee should have developed and delivered knowledge-based products/services/solutions.

•The nominee should have demonstrated trends in maximizing enterprise intellectual capital.

•The nominee should have created an environment for collaborative enterprise knowledge sharing.

•The nominee should have delivered value based on stakeholder knowledge.

•The nominee should have transformed enterprise knowledge into shareholder/stakeholder value. Nominate Now!

The "Middle East Asset and Property Management Award Excellence" will recognize a city that has innovatively adopted and adapted the latest technological findings and developments and integrated it into their lifestyle by providing excellence in eServices to build a sustainable and developing community whilst optimizing the available renewable and eco-friendly resources in improving the aspects of economy, technology, and security of the city.


The award will honor the city that has extracted maximum benefits from cloud computing, cost reduction, and standardization of hardware and software services that potentially augments the eInfrastructure of the city and improves the IT and ICT competitiveness by adopting the global standards of technology.

•The nominee should have offered his contributions in the maintenance and up-gradation of infrastructure.

•The nominee should have used the smart strategies to upgrade the current infrastructure and gained world-wide acclamation for achieving the targets.

•The nominee should have acquired expertise and experience relevant to infrastructure asset management. •The nominee should have been a proficient project manager and team leader and had successfully accomplished the tasks linked to infrastructure management. •The nominee should have developed productive strategies for the up-gradation of infrastructure and civic management strategies in the cities.

•The nominee should have evolved advanced methodologies to integrate technology and architectural development at par with the global practices observed world- wide.

•The nominee should have delivered the feasible asset management plans which led to the infrastructural development and raised nation’s profile on the global podium.

•The nominee should have been acted as the bridge to forge public-private partnerships in the infrastructure sector and evolved efficient strategies to pave way for better management.

•The nominee should have incorporated resourceful modules of infrastructural asset management and has developed modern and advanced IT systems to monitor and report maintenance activities dynamically on the web.

•The nominee should have successfully offered the below mentioned services to the organizations and clients and emerged as the potential multi-tasking service provider in this sector particularly:
•Materials technology
•Monitoring and management systems
•Life cycle cost and risk analysis
•Rehabilitation programming, design and supervision
•Routine inspections, special inspections and measurements Nominate Now!

The ‘Middle East Real Estate Development Excellence Award’ honors and celebrates the remarkable accomplishments of an outstanding municipality that has made invaluable contribution towards the infrastructure development of the region.  It recognizes their contribution towards transforming the Middle East region into a chief and thriving investment and business hub.

•The nominee should have used latest technological methodologies for the urban development planning.

•The nominee should have worked for different projects related to urban development and resource management.

•The nominee during his career should have emphasized on the need to standardize the urban development procedures in sync with parameters observed globally.

•The nominee should have implemented ample 'ecological protection' measures to the project.

•The nominee should have made appropriate use of land density and urban design as per the project requirement and limit.

• The nominee should have benefitted the local economy with conventional suburban development, therefore creating a right balance between residential and employment development.

•The nominee should have established sustainable transportation models to the urban development plan in terms of provision of greenways, traffic calming and attractive pedestrian connections. •The nominated project should have made provisions for affordable housing and community for the nationals as well as for the expatriate population.

•The nominee should have initiated the development of a sustainable community that provides ample opportunity for sociability, personal development, and community participation.

•The nominee should have developed scalable urban framework which further brought radical transformations in the urban structures.

•The nominee should have made the optimum use of existing resources to upgrade the expired infrastructure and developed the new infrastructure at minimal costs.

•The nominee should have delivered the urban planning project after consulting the expert architects and experienced real-estate giants.

•The nominee should have developed the long term strategy to up-grade the urban development structures and take them to the next level of modernization.. Nominate Now!