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The projects industry is vital to the GCC. 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 GCC projects

The purpose of MEED Projects Awards is to celebrate the best that the GCC 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 GCC 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 3,106 projects with a combined value of more than $286bn of projects were completed across the GCC since 2017.

The 2020 edition anticipates a high volume of entries as new projects and teams demonstrate their contribution to the GCC economy, environmental awareness and success in architecture, engineering and construction.

The MEED Projects Awards is the event of the year for the GCC 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 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 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.

Media Centre

Our media centre is under construction.  This is where we will supply you with logos, press releases, images and other useful references.  To become a media partner please contact sharath.ravi@meed.com

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

  • International Project of the Year

  • Mega Project of the Year

  • Oil & Gas Project of the Year

  • Power Generation Project of the Year

  • Residential Project of the Year

  • Road Project of the Year

  • Small Project of the Year

  • Social, Cultural & Heritage Project of the Year

  • Sustainability Medal

  • Tourism & 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

Dr. Abdul Rahim Sabouni

President

Emirates College of Technology

Manikantan Ganesan

Manager- Product Management

Emirates Steel

Jason Burnside

Partner

Godwin Austen Johnson

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

John Fekete

Executive Director, KSA and Head of Consulting Services, MENA

JLL

Faisal AlSharif

Senior Privatization and PPP Advisor

National Center for Privatization & PPP

Borja García de Soto, Ph.D., PE

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)

Jonty Palmer

Middle East Power and Utilities Leader 

PwC

David Haboubi

Head of Nuclear, Middle East

SNC-Lavalin/Atkins

Gary Laing

Technical Director - CIT Practice

SNC-Lavalin/Atkins

Prof. Christopher Abraham

CEO & Head of Campus, Dubai

SP Jain School of Management

Fawaz Al Muharrami

CEO

Shuaa Energy 2 Masdar

Anand Rohatgi

Chief Operating Officer

Synergy Consulting Inc.

Beenish Haider

Head of Corporate and Commercial Division

The Legal Group (TLG)

Awards Sponsors

Testimonials

FAQs

Who can enter the MEED Projects Awards in association with Mashreq?

Project owners and / or any member of the project team who have completed a project within the time period 1st January 2018 to 31st December 2019. Project teams can include any project stakeholder (Engineering Firms, Architects, Construction Contractors and Consultants).

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 us at awards@meed.com

Who are the Judges of the 2020 MEED Project Awards in association with Mashreq?
Click here to view judges

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.

Why is there an entry fee?

The entry fee is an administration fee charged to cover the judging expenses.

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 Medal and Engineer of the Year too.

How can I associate my company with the MEED Projects Awards in association with Mashreq 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 November 2018 through to the summer of 2019. Moreover, in April 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 awards@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: awards@meed.com

For sponsorship and general enquiries: monica.dsouza@meed.com

For marketing and partnership enquiries: sharath.ravi@meed.com