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Middle East Event Show
Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

Exhibition & Seminars: 12 & 13 June 2024
Awards: 13 June 2024

Our Esteemed Judges for the 2023 Middle East Event Awards

We are thrilled to introduce the experts who will evaluate all award nominations for the 2023 Middle East Event Awards. These judges have extensive knowledge and experience in the event industry and have generously volunteered their time to ensure a fair and impartial evaluation of all submissions. We thank them for their dedication and invaluable contribution to the awards program.

We look forward to the results of the judges' evaluations and anticipate a successful awards ceremony. Thank you, judges, for your commitment to excellence in the event industry.

Important Dates

13 April 2023

Entry Deadline (Closed)

25 May 2023

Shortlist Announcement

15 June 2023

Award Ceremony


Ahmed Almasrahi
Head of Events,

Akram Omran
Operations Management Unit Head-Culture Festivals & Platforms,
Abu Dhabi Department of Culture & Tourism

Brad Hariharan
Regional Director,
Expotrade Global

Bruno Marx

Catherine Broad
Venue Matchmaker

Chiara Palieri
Advisor - MICE

Claire Derrick
Founding Director & Academy Principal,

The Event Academy

Donna Hyland
General Manager - Middle East,

Dr. Eihab H. Abou-Rokbah
Saudi Entertainment Academy

Ian O'Malley
Group Marketing Director,
Messe Frankfurt Middle East 

Jamie Macdonald
Group Operations Director,
Messe Frankfurt Middle East

James Morgan 
International Tourism and Hospitality College

Jessica Scopacasa
Co-founder & Chief of Sustainability,
Olive Gaea

Kamal Al Kallas
Senior Vice President Expo,

Kavita Acharya
Head of Department - International Markets, Social Media & Marketing,
OP3 Global

Kevin Brown
Advisor, Sports and Fitness Events,

Dubai Economy and Tourism

Naaser Sawaf
Managing Director,

Sand Dunes Management Consultancy

Naji El Haddad
Regional Director,

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry

Omar Alfayez
GM B2B Marketing Communications,


Ray Tinston
Director - Events,


Sophie Heymann
Senior Director, Head of Corporate Events,


Thomas Ovesen
T.O.P Entertainment

Victoria Crick
Head of Events,