Venue
TBA

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Organizer MEED
Submission deadline 26 Sep 2021 5:00pm UTC (9 months ago)
In your time zone: Sep 26 1pm EDT
Date Awarded 24 Nov 2021 5:00pm UTC (7 months ago)
In your time zone: Nov 24 12pm EST
Region EMEA
Details

SMEs continue to be the nucleus of a diversifying economy multiplying exponentially with new ideas. From retail to technology, hospitality to healthcare, logistics to education – entrepreneurs have expedited disruption in every sector by identifying new mediums of serving the Gen Z customer. In the UAE alone, SMEs represent more than 94% of companies, employing about 86% of the private sector workforce and generating 52% of the non-oil GDP.

With a similar stake in the global economy, SMEs remain pivotal in employing the burgeoning workforce and driving the future, forward. In 2020, Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) confirmed that supporting SMEs is a top priority in the Ministry’s agenda in line with the UAE’s immediate and long-term vision.

Why Participate In The Awards
• Promote your business and share your growth story
• Celebrate the hard work and resilience of your team
• Meet other business leaders and learn from their success
• Connect with industry experts, mentors, and potential investors
• Establish brand superiority and attract high-quality talent

Categories
• Gulf Capital Business of the Year
• B2B Small Business of the Year
• B2C Small Business of the Year
• Business Innovation of the Year
• Business Leader of the Year
• Cigna People and Culture of the Year
• Customer Focus of the Year
• Digital Business of the Year
• Disruption of the Year
• Emirati Business of the Year
• Entrepreneur of the Year
• Micro Business of the Year
• New Entrepreneur of the Year
• Start-up Business of the Year
• Sustainable Business of the Year
• Technology Startup of the Year