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The project's industry is vital to the MENA region. It creates the infrastructure that improves life, supports the economy, and lays the foundations for future growth.

As well as enabling other areas to succeed, projects themselves drive growth. They create jobs, provide training, support local businesses support consumer and business spending, enable knowledge transfer and they foster innovation.

Celebrating excellence in MENA projects

The purpose of MEED Projects Awards is to celebrate the best that the MENA projects industry has to offer. MEED’s aim is to support the development of the region by supporting this crucially important sector.

The MEED Projects Awards has become the leading stamp of quality and achievement for anyone operating in the MENA projects sector. The awards not only recognise the construction element of project delivery but also consider the value and quality of a project throughout its entire life cycle, from the design concept through to engineering and construction and its wider contribution to society and to the environment.

 

Why Enter

More than 2,301 projects with a combined value of more than $243bn were completed across the MENA region since 1st Jan 2020. The total active size of the MENA projects market (projects planned and underway) is $4.23tn with Saudi Arabia being the biggest market at $1.36tn.

The 2021 edition anticipates a high volume of entries as new projects and teams demonstrate their contribution to the MENA economy, environmental awareness, and success in architecture, engineering, and construction.

The MEED Projects Awards is the event of the year for the MENA projects industry providing an annual get together for the region’s projects community.

The MEED Projects Awards are independently judged and every project is assessed purely on the merits of its entry.

This is your opportunity to Improve employee motivation and engagement: awards are a fantastic way to acknowledge the hard work of your employees and recognise your industry partnerships or collaborations. A very visible way of showcasing teams and individuals alongside their skills and expertise.

Customer recognition: a fantastic way to enrich your relationship with the client and improve retention. Sharing the story of your joint activity shows clients you value your relationship with them and believe that by working together you can achieve great things.

Networking/Influencer marketing and business development: from judging through to the ceremony awards offer unprecedented access to the very upper echelons of the projects market c-suite influencers and decision-makers.

Brand enhancement/endorsement: external reputational benefits from the independent endorsement of your project adds immeasurable benefits. Moreover, we closely manage and measure our PR coverage and reach offering a tangible return on investment when you taking part.

The opportunity to benchmark against your industry peers: awards are the perfect platform to do this and represent an opportunity to take stock, benchmark your work and congratulate not just employees and clients, but the entire projects industry.

Timelines and key dates

Categories and Entry Forms

  • Commercial Property Project of the Year

  • Digital Infrastructure Project of the Year

  • Education Project of the Year

  • Engineer of the Year

  • Healthcare Project of the Year

  • Industrial Project of the Year

  • Innovation Medal

  • Mega Project of the Year

  • Oil and Gas Project of the Year

  • Power Generation Project of the Year

  • Power Transmission Distribution and Substation Project of the Year

  • Residential Project of the Year

  • Road Project of the Year

  • Small Project of the Year

  • Social, Cultural and Heritage Project of the Year

  • Sustainability Medal

  • Tourism and Leisure Project of the Year

  • Transport Project of the Year

  • Water Project of the Year

2020 Judges

Barry Peter Wormald

Director Building Performance

AESG

Dr. Elias Saqan

Chair and Professor of Civil Engineering

American University in Dubai (AUD)

Adrian Lindon

Managing Director Design and Engineering

Atkins

Tony Abou Jawad

Regional Industry Manager – Middle East and Turkey

Autodesk

Neil Brooker

Senior Technical Specialists Manager, EMEA Emerging

Autodesk, Inc.

Simon Townsend

Senior Director, Head of Strategic Advisory

CBRE MENAT

Paula Boast

Partner, Head of Middle East Construction Engineering & Projects

Charles Russell Speechlys

Simon Green

Partner

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Mazin Al Mardhi

Senior Associate

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Michael Grose

Partner

Clyde & Co LLP

Suzannah Newboult

Partner

DLA Piper

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Salam Awawdeh

Consulting Partner, OG&C Leader and Global Lead Partner for Saudi Aramco

Deloitte & Touché Middle East

Stephan Degenhart

Managing Director - Middle East Office

Drees & Sommer

Dr. Abdul Rahim Sabouni

President

Emirates College of Technology

Manikantan Ganesan

Manager- Product Management

Emirates Steel

Rusty Russell

Head of Transport, Traffic and Parking - Operations Front of House

Expo 2020

Jason Burnside

Partner

Godwin Austen Johnson

Tatiana Abella

Founder & Managing Director

Goumbook.com

Professor Ammar Kaka

Provost & Vice Principal

Heriot Watt University, Dubai Campus

Hesham Tashkandi

Honeywell PMT Middle East

Andrew Day

Managing Director I Upstream Consulting

IHS Markit

Dr. Amr Elbanhawy

MEA Regional Chairman

IMechE

Mark Jamieson

Managing Director, PMCM – International, KEO

Institution of Civil Engineers MEA Council Member & UAE Country Representative

Will McKintosh

Senior Director I Head of Residential & Investment Transations – MENA

JLL

John Fekete

Executive Director, KSA and Head of Consulting Services, MENA

JLL

Peter Haywood

Manager

JLL

Manosh De

Regional Lead – Cities and Places

Jacobs

Sirine Tajer

Energy & Resources Strategic Advisor

MENA Energy Partners

Faisal AlSharif

Senior Privatization and PPP Advisor

National Center for Privatization & PPP

Borja García de Soto

Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)

Sherief Elabd

Director, Industry Strategy & Innovation

Oracle Construction and Engineering

Rana Obeid

Vice President – MEA Senior Legal Counsel

Parsons International Limited

Neil O’Keeffe

Partner

PwC

Jonty Palmer

Middle East Power and Utilities Leader 

PwC

Vikram Loomba

Director

PwC Middle East

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Robert Jackson

Managing Director EMEA

RICS

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Pedro Pereira

Director of Innovation & Digital Transformation

SAP EMEA South

Gary Laing

Technical Director - CIT Practice

SNC-Lavalin/Atkins

David Haboubi

Head of Nuclear, Middle East

SNC-Lavalin/Atkins

Prof. Christopher Abraham

CEO & Head of Campus, Dubai

SP Jain School of Management

Fawaz Al Muharrami

CEO

Shuaa Energy 2 Masdar

Zac Simjanovski

Senior Consultant, Head of Project Management

Siemens

Anand Rohatgi

Chief Operating Officer

Synergy Consulting Inc.

Beenish Haider

Head of Corporate and Commercial Division

The Legal Group (TLG)

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Mathew Lamont

Project Director/Chairperson

Turner & Townsend International Limited/Dubai Hub, CIOB

Pedram Rad

Managing Director

U+A

2021 Partners

Headline Partner

Strategic Partners

Hempel
John Cockerill
Johnson Controls
Mapei Construction Chemicals
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.

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FAQs

Who can enter the MEED Projects Awards?

Project owners and / or any member of the project team who have completed a project within the time period 1st January 2020 to 30th June 2021. Project teams can include any project stakeholder (Engineering Firms, Architects, Construction Contractors and Consultants).

What countries are eligible to participate in the MEED Projects Awards?

Entries are open for projects in all of the MENA countries, namely Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

Why enter?

The awards process from entry through to post-event coverage opens doors primarily to win more work by showcasing your business excellence. In addition and at varying stages of the awards cycle you can expect to…

  1. Improve employee motivation and engagement: awards are a fantastic way to acknowledge the hard work of your employees and recognise your industry partnerships or collaborations. A very visible way of showcasing teams and individuals alongside their skills and expertise.
  2. Customer recognition: a fantastic way to enrich your relationship with the client and improve retention. Sharing the story of your joint activity shows clients you value your relationship with them and believe that working together you can achieve great things.
  3. Networking / Influencer marketing and business development: from judging through to the ceremony awards offer unprecedented access to the very upper echelons of the projects market c-suite influencers and decision makers.
  4. Brand enhancement / endorsement: external reputational benefits from independent endorsement of your project adds immeasurable benefits. Moreover, we closely manage and measure our PR coverage and reach offering a tangible return on investment when you taking part.
  5. The opportunity to benchmark against your industry peers: Awards are the perfect platform to do this and represent an opportunity to take stock, benchmark your work and congratulate not just employees and clients, but the entire projects industry.

How can I enter?

Please register online by clicking on "SUBMIT/MANAGE YOUR ENTRIES" on the main menu bar above.

Following your registration, you will be able to author entries for the relevant categories on behalf of the project and your firm. Work in progress can be saved before you submit when completed.

If you have any questions on the process or need clarification on the questions, please email Marissa Bautista at marissa.bautista@meed.com

Who are the Judges of the 2021 MEED Project Awards?

2021 Judges to be updated soon.

View 2020 Judges here.

What is the Judging Process?

The judging will take place in two stages:

Stage 1: Regional judging days hosted by MEED. Chaired by our established team of regional Head Judges alongside hand-picked regional industry experts we will spend a day vetting the entries from each country and selecting our Finalists and National Winners.

Stage 2: The regional Head Judges meet in Dubai with additional industry recognised experts to debate and discuss each entry and its suitability to win the overall GCC award in each category.

Is there an entry fee?

There is no entry free for the 2021 edition.

How do I choose the best category for an entry?

Each category drop-down includes a short description. However, we have analysed the completed projects within the eligibility time period and are ready to help you select your category should you need it. Do not hesitate to contact us at awards@meed.com.

May I submit the same entry in different categories?

It is unlikely that your project will be relevant to multiple sectors but if applicable yes. It is worth checking the project credibility against the Innovation/Sustainability Medal and Engineer of the Year categories too.

How can I associate my company with the MEED Projects Awards if my company does not have an eligible project for this year’s edition?

The campaign unites the industry with a full marketing communications campaign from January 2020 through to the summer of 2021. Moreover, in December 2021 we will bring together the best of the industry for one night, making it an absolute must-attend for anyone looking to network or any organisation looking to engage with these leading firms and individuals. For more information on participation and / or sponsorship please send an enquiry to Marissa Bautista at marissa.bautista@meed.com

Contact Us

REQUEST AN ENTRY CONSULTATION:

Please fill out the below details for us to get in touch:

For entry and registration enquiries: marissa.bautista@meed.com

For sponsorship and general enquiries: sharath.ravi@meed.com