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Ras Al Khaimah to host Middle East's first Stevie Awards

Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry inks deal to host business 'Oscars' in February 2020

Ras Al Khaimah to host Middle East's first Stevie Awards
The first Middle East Stevie Awards will recognise innovation in the workplace from across 17 MENA countries.

The Stevie Awards, known widely as the business Oscars, has reached an agreement for a partnership with Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry to host the first annual Middle East Stevie Awards in February 2020.

The Middle East Stevie Awards will recognise innovation in the workplace from across 17 MENA countries and the awards program and gala prize-giving ceremony will be held in Ras Al Khaimah for the first three years and at least every other year thereafter.

The announcement was accompanied by a call from Stevie Awards for entries for the inaugural edition.

“Hosting the inaugural edition of the Middle East Stevie Awards here in Ras Al Khaimah is a significant accomplishment, and another noteworthy milestone to add to the emirate’s successful track record, continuing on the same path of progress that has been taking place across all sectors, in line with the directives of our wise leadership,” said Mohamed Ali Al Nuaimi, chairman of RAK Chamber.

“RAK Chamber is committed to supporting the regional business community and empowering it to move forward and excel on a global scale,” Al Nuaimi added.

The awards will be sponsored by RAK Chamber, with Ras Al Khaimah Government Media Office as media partner.

The Middle East Stevie Awards is the eighth Stevie Awards program and the first Stevie Awards to be created in four years.

Michael Gallagher, founder and executive chairman of the Stevie Awards, said: “The time is right for the region to have its own Stevie’s program. We are excited to launch the Middle East Stevie Awards, and look forward to the first gathering of Stevie Award winners in the program in RAK in February.”

The Middle East Stevie Awards are open to all government and private sector entities in the Middle East and North Africa.

Nominations will be accepted and judged in Arabic and English in more than 100 categories.