Another successful IBX Awards event is behind us. The two-day event included over 100 presentations given by finalists to panels of expert judges. During these two days, business professionals from over 50 companies were able to network, share experiences and receive feedback from some of the biggest experts in various business fields.
One of the biggest honours was the visit from Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, chairman of the Dubai International Marine club. Sheikh Mansour honoured 19 winners of the second cycle of the International Business Excellence or IBX Awards on Wednesday 18th May 2016, at wonderful Jumeirah Creekside Hotel in Dubai. The awards were hosted by Awards International in partnership with the Department of Economic Development in Dubai, or DED, Cranfield School of Management and Sharjah Tatweer Forum. There were 26 category award winners on the day altogether. The categories included marketing, financial services, retail, customer experience and sustainability.
Overall Winners at the IBX Awards 2016 were Tanfeeth taking away 5 trophies on the day in the following categories: Strategy, Change and Transformation, HR in Employee Engagement, Inspirational Emirati Leader, Inspirational Female and Employer.
The winners honoured by Sheikh Mansour and Sami Al Qamzi, director general of DED, included UAE Exchange which won in Financial Services Banking & Investment category; Thrifty Car Rental in Automotive, Travel and Transport; Juma Al Majid-Al Arabia for Elevators and Moving Systems in Real Estate and Construction; Dubai Customs in Government Services; Bristol Fire Engineering in Energy and Manufacturing; Adventure Zone Adventure HQ in Retail; Graham Shapiro Design in Technology and Smart Technology; 4Ever Skin Naturals in SME; Bizz Consulting – GittiGidiyor in E-Commerce and Digital Experience; Emaar Community Management in Client Relationship Management; Dubai Police Electronic Awareness Games in Social Sustainability; Jumeirah Group – Jumeirah Inside Digital Immersive Travel Platform in Marketing, Social Media and Brand; Issa Baluch Africa Atlantic Franchise Farm as Inspirational Male Leader; Bee’ah for Sustainability; Africa Atlantic Franchise Farm in Opportunity/Entering Emerging Markets.
Sir Ronnie Flanagan, chief advisor to Lt-General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and Professor Joe Nellis of Cranfield School of Management, honoured the rest of the winners, which included, Himatrix Middle East Fzco in Professional Services; Adventure HQ in Hospitality, Leisure and Entertainment; NMC Healthcare Brightpoint Royal Women’s Hospital in Wellbeing & Health; Dubai Police in Education; Bee’ah in Corporate Social Responsibility; Deutsche Telekom AG One VoC Program across Europe in Customer Experience and Voice of the Customer; Graham Shapiro Design in Overall Sector Specific, and Emaar Community Management for Overall Discipline Specific.
The awards represent an annual programme aiming to recognise business excellence from across the world. As a means of supporting Dubai Expo and UAE Vision 2021, the IBX Awards will always be held in Dubai.
IBX Awards were hot topic on social media as well. These are some of the tweets that described the unique #IBXAwards atmosphere during these two exciting days:
— ️حصه الغرير (@HessaAlGhurair) May 19, 2016
Thanks for hosting 2 great days https://t.co/BrHZjPlGcG
— Mike Gopal (@techspaceshare) May 19, 2016
— Jennifer Neff (@Jeneff) May 18, 2016
— أ.عوشه محمد حمد مصلح (@oushaBM) May 18, 2016
@IBXAwards Great contestants, awesome judges and a great atmosphere!
— jacqueline purcell (@PurcellJ) May 17, 2016
— Anas Almarie المرعي (@AnasMarie) May 18, 2016
— IBX Awards (@IBXAwards) May 19, 2016