Dubai Award Ceremony sees Middle East names win big
Transport & Logistics Middle East (TLME) celebrated the second edition of the TLME Excellence Awards in style in a star-studded evening held at the Roda Al Bustan Hotel in Dubai, UAE.
The event was of special note as it saw TLME utilise a public voting system that garnered millions of international votes to choose winners as if it were a “Presidential election” – a first for a supply chain-based event in the Middle East region.
The event saw Middle East-based winners scoop some major awards, with the world-renowned H.E. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World, winning the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dubai Police in charge of cargo security also won the Transport & Logistics Authority of the Year 2019 Award with Jebel Ali Port scooping the coveted Port of the Year Award. Video of the awards ceremony can be viewed here.
Manufacturer of the Year was won by Knauf and received by Managing Director Amer bin Ahmed.
Blockchain experts CargoX scored a double win at the Excellence Awards, winning Blockchain Innovation of the Year, as well as Most Innovative Solution of 2019.
In total, 36 Awards were given out, covering the 4 key areas:
• Special Recognition Awards
• Technology Awards
• Air & Shipping Awards
• Logistics Awards
Airport of the Year was won by Dubai International (DXB) and Influencer of
the Year was won by Faisal M. Al-Mulla, Head of Cargo Business
Management, Dubai Airports.
The evening saw names such as DP World (Global Trade Enabler of the Year), MSC (Shipping Line of the Year), and Dubai South (Innovator of the Year) also win key awards.
TLME CEO Sam Khan said: “It was amazing to host the second annual TLME Awards and see it grow so rapidly, the evening took a great deal of planning and work so I was delighted to see it run smoothly on the night.
“Our public voting system worked brilliantly and we garnered millions of votes from our international audience, seeing winners chosen by their peers and being picked on merit, which was really fantastic.
“I founded TLME because of my experience in media and the supply chain, and having worked internationally, I knew there was something special about the Middle East region.
“Perhaps that’s because it’s willing to challenge operational norms and bring the future to us here today, however whatever the reason it is clear there is dynamism in this region and it was a pleasure to recognise the finest of that at these awards.”