The Countdown Begins For The First Gulf Business Awards

Tonight’s awards will celebrate the UAE’s top performing business leaders and companies.



The countdown has begun for the first-ever Gulf Business Industry Awards, the GCC’s benchmark for recognising and triumphing local business achievement.

As the region’s largest and longest-standing monthly business publication, Gulf Business is proud to lend its wealth of experience to an evening of celebrating the UAE’s most distinguished leaders and companies.

The awards, to be held on Monday evening in the Godolphin ballroom at Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai, UAE, will reveal the winners in 24 different categories covering nine industries:

Banking
Real Estate
Aviation
Retail
Media and Marketing
Energy
Tourism
Education
IT& Technology

Under each of these categories, two awards – ‘Company of the Year’ and ‘Business Leader of the Year’ – will be presented to the winners.

Along with these industries, the Gulf Business Industry Awards will also announce the winners of four individual categories:

Innovator of the Year
Entrepreneur of the Year
Businesswoman of the Year
Special CSR Award

Gulf Business is also proud to present its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award, the most special award this evening, which will be presented to an individual who has been instrumental in shaping the UAE’s growth and whose vision and leadership has guided the country to success.

And to round off an evening of corporate celebration, Gulf Business will present the coveted, overall Business Leader of the Year award.

The awards were judged by an independent panel consisting of industry leaders and specialist experts along with the Gulf Business editorial team.

The full judging panel comprises: Ian Fairservice, managing partner and group editor of Motivate Publishing; Alicia Buller, editor of Gulf Business; Ibrahim Al Ansari, CEO of Dubai First; Peter Cooper, editor of the ArabianMoney.net; Husam Hourani, managing partner at Al Tamimi and Y.S. Shashidhar, managing director of Frost & Sullivan MENA.

The sponsors for the Gulf Business Industry Awards include Marina Home Interiors, Alpari, Drake and Skull and Nikon. Jumeirah Emirates Towers and African and Eastern are the food and beverage sponsors.

The Gulf Business team will reveal the full list of winners and exclusive photos from the event via www.gulfbusiness.com on 25 September 2012.

You can also follow @GulfBusiness on Twitter to receive all the latest updates live from the venue this evening.

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