The fourth annual International Business Excellence Awards is now open for entries, and is set to be the biggest and best to date.

Taking place on April 23 and 24, 2018, the Awards are a truly global event, with a wide range of companies from all corners of the world converging on Dubai to share best practise and receive valuable recognition for their remarkable achievements.

Firms can now enter the Awards until the deadline of February 1, 2018, and the finalists in each category are due to be announced on February 8.

As always, the Awards are supported by Dubai Economy and the UK’s Cranfield School of Management, which was recently named by Forbes as offering one of the top 10 one-year business programmes on the planet.

Mark Hamill, founding partner and Managing Director of Awards International UAE, said:

The International Business Excellence awards is our flagship event. It was the first one we did in the UAE and one that has grown year-on-year. We have noticed in our most recent programme that it has become more and more international. We have had entries from India, America, Australia, and Cyprus. Around 25 countries in total. We hope The International Business Excellence Awards become THE international awards programme. It will always be held here in Dubai.”

Speaking of the host region, which has become the world’s global hub, Mark added:

Dubai is quite intriguing for companies all over the world. It really is seen as a place with huge opportunities for a range of industries. The opportunity to come here and meet like-minded people and industry professionals from all over the world gives them a different place to network. We have had companies come here who have never been to Dubai, who are now set up and operating in the UAE. So that is a testament to them and also the Dubai Government over the past three years.’

Learn more about The International Business Excellence Awards.

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