Entry Guidelines


  • Each company/organisation/individual can only submit one entry per category, unless otherwise specified.
  • Each company/organisation/individual may apply to as many categories as are relevant to its work, but with the proviso that the same product or service cannot be entered into more than two categories.
  • You are required to confirm that your submissions have been granted the required Local, national or international approvals for the market sector in which they are aimed; however, documented proof for this is not required with the submission. (Note: The judges reserve the right to conduct any such enquiries regarding confirmed approvals as they see fit.)
  • Without exception, any performance claims you make in your entry must be substantiated through submitting documentary evidence.
  • Unless stated otherwise, it is mandatory to make a live presentation in front of the judges in support of each of the categories you are applying to, at a venue, date and time to be specified by CPI Industry. If outside the UAE, CPI Industry will provide tele-conferencing facilities. (No additional opportunities will be provided to make a presentation, so we urge you to block your calendar in advance; the presentation dates have been specified below)
  • Each presentation slot is for a maximum of 10 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A.
  • Your presentation must not exceed a maximum of 10 slides.
  • A maximum of two persons per organisation will be permitted to make the presentation and participate in the subsequent Q&A session.

Deadline & Presentation Dates

  • The deadline for submission of entries is 6pm (UAE time, which is GMT+4), on 20 October 2019. (Entries submitted after the deadline will not be considered for evaluation.)
  • Presentation to the judges will be on October 29 & 30, 2019. The venue, likely to be in Dubai, will be announced shortly.