ILEA Middle East is proud to announce that we have been selected as one of six recipients of the appreciation award for representative entities at the recent Dubai Quality Awards. H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, attended the 24th annual Business Excellence Awards hosted by the Department of Economic Development, DED, in Dubai, and honoured 40 winners of Dubai Quality Award, DQA, Dubai Human Development Award, DHDA, Dubai Service Excellence Scheme, DSES, for their outstanding pursuit of excellence during 2017. The Awards were held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. "The winners of the Business Excellence Awards represent a measure of organisational performance and a catalyst in the race towards excellence, further development, and prosperity," said Sami Al Qamzi, Director-General of DED, adding that the success of Dubai's quality and excellence journey depends on productive public and private sectors. This is a huge milestone in our ambitions to provide an opportunity for constructive dialogue between the live events industry and government entities as we collectively work to enhance, grow and evolve our industry further.
By receiving this award we have further cemented our commitment to delivering on objectives we have set out to our membership. Receiving an official acknowledgment from government has long been a key aim of the association and vital in order to deliver our future objectives. Winning this award would not have been possible without the long-standing support and dedication of current and past presidents, board members and members. Lot’s of work has been happening behind the scenes engaging government entities and we are very proud that this hard work is making a positive impact on the association, our members and the regions live events industry.