How long have the ACN Arab Technology Awards been running?
Launched in 2005, this is the 13th year of the ACN Arab Technology Awards.
When are the awards?
The ACN Arab Technology Awards will take place on Monday 9th October 2017.
Where are the awards?
The ACN Arab Technology Awards will take place at the Conrad Dubai
Nominations validity: August 2016 – August 2017
Nomination deadline: Thursday 31st August 2017
Awards date: Monday 9th October 2017
What is the agenda/programme of the night?
7:30 – 8:15 pm: Registration, networking reception
8:30 – 8:45 pm: Compere welcome
8:45 – 9:10pm: Starters served
9:10 – 10:00pm: Awards ceremony
10:00 pm: Main course & dessert, networking
11:00 pm: Event concludes
**please note that the above timings are approximate and subject to change, slightly, on the night.
What is the dress code for the awards?
The dress code is business attire/national dress. Evening formals are optional.
Where do I submit my nomination?
All nominations must be in English and should be submitted through the event website. Supporting documents can be sent with the online nomination in a single PDF file no larger than 10MB. Any additional queries can be e-mailed to email@example.com
What format should my nomination be in?
Nominations must be submitted through the Awards website and supporting material must be in one pdf document smaller than 10MB. Nominations must be in English.
What timeframe does the awards cover?
Nominations should be for recent initiatives, achievements and successes. Anything older than 12 months is unlikely to be successful.
What countries are included in the awards?
Nominations should relate to achievements within the Middle East region. For the purposes of these awards, this includes: Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, UAE and Yemen.
Who can enter?
Any IT vendor, integrator or end-user in the Middle East. If you are in any doubt about which category to enter or need assistance with your nomination please contact the ACN editorial team on +971 4 4443000
Can I enter more than one category?
Yes, you can enter as many categories as you like, providing you submit a separate nomination for each entry.
What if I haven’t got much to say?
Use the ‘Nomination Process’ guidelines to find out what information you need to be submitting.
What are the judges looking for?
Nominations must be succinctly written, and remain within the ‘Nomination Process’ guidelines described above. Entrants are advised to be passionate about their achievements, but nominations should deal in grounded statements with supporting facts and figures; not hyperbole and platitudes. Judges will look favourably on entries that clearly outline the reasons why the nominee is deserved of the award.
How can I improve my chances of winning an award?
Start working on your nomination as soon as possible. It is obvious to the judges which entries have been put together at the last minute. Be clear and accurate with your entry, and don’t attempt to pad out your entry with over-the-top language. Read the nomination criteria, keep your entry to the point and focus on your achievements.
Anything else I need to know?
Representatives from the end users, vendors and systems integrator must be available to attend on the night of the awards.