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Hosted and Sponsored by Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry Stevie Middle East Award Ceremony honoring 153 Innovators and Winners from 17 Countries



84 winners of the Golden Category, 33 winners of Silver Category, and 36 winners of Bronze Category.

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, Tuesday, 25th August, 2020: Sponsored by Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Stevie Awards Middle East honored the winners of the 1st edition of the award in the Middle East and North Africa in a virtual ceremony, because of the COVID-19, the ceremony has been broadcast-ed today in the afternoon through the social media channels, and honored 153 winners and innovators from 17 countries.

H. E Mohamed Ali Mosbeh Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry said “what we are experiencing is not crisis only, it is a global ordeal and a very rare pandemic, from which we learn new lessons and experiences, and a consequence of it, and we are having this virtual award ceremony. Al Nuaimi congratulated the winners of the award different categories, he welcomed sponsoring the award in Ras Al Khaimah with the support of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the Federal Supreme Council; Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Saud Al Qasimi, the Crown Prince, he stressed that Ras Al Khaimah shall host the program and award ceremony for the next two years.

He added “I congratulate Dubai Health Authority for winning the best category in Stevie Awards in its 1st edition, as it won the award for their biological innovation for the diagnosis and treatment of asthma, and achieved the highest marks by the judges in Stevie Awards 2020, and hence it deserves the Grand Prize for the best performing nomination of the year, he affirmed that this innovation and the hard work of our scientists and the other participants from the Middle East and North African in the 1st edition of the award reflects the great success achieved by the award, which we witnessed in this big virtual ceremony which was attended by over 600 from the leaders and media representatives, and delegates of the winning countries and organizations from across the world.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry has broadcasted an introductory video about Ras Al Khaimah to celebrate this great event.

His Excellency pointed out that the award has adopted a careful methodology in the screening and judging processes during the past months, where the nominations from over 70 executives around the world in 4 judging panels to select the winners of Stevie Awards Middle East, as well as the Scientific committee, experts and specialists who checked the judging panels reports and select the best participants in this edition of the award.

Additionally, the organizers of the Stevie Awards Middle East and North Africa announced winning of Boehringer Ingelheim, based in Istanbul, the leading pharmaceutical company, which has been honored with award of the best establishment for this year, winning six gold, and two silver and one bronze awards, as well as other government organizations from UAE,
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Pakistan and India, were among the top winner of Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in the different categories which included the following:
The website category, applications and programs, annual reports, direct offers and events, management categories, companies and organizations, corporate communication and public relations, customer service, marketing categories, the new product categories and product
management, technology categories.

The Gold, Silver and Bronze awards winners are as follow according to their categories:





Now is the time to make wellbeing & mental health at work a strategic priority

The fifth annual Wellbeing @ Work Middle East Summit returns for a virtual festival on 22-24 February 2021. The three-day Summit is for HR, Wellbeing, Benefit and Business Leaders from across the Middle East who are facing business critical employee wellbeing and mental health challenges and those leaders who want to take their wellbeing and mental health strategies to the next level.

It is time to build back successfully with a people first agenda and an impressive speaker line-up awaits attendees who will also have full access to an unrivalled AI enabled virtual platform where they can connect and meet with other like-minded delegates for world-class networking two weeks leading up the Summit.

Delegates can hear and engage with leading employers and workplace experts from across the world including the Global Human Resources Director from Daraz (Alibaba Group), Chief Human Resources Officer at Jumeriah Group, Global Belonging Lead Mental Health from Spotify, Director of Human Resources at NEOM, Director of Human Resources at Zain Bahrain, Group Head of Talent Acquisition at Chalhoub Group, Global HR Director and D&I Lead for MEA from Schneider Electric and the Global Leader of Diversity & Inclusion from Nielsen to name just a few.

In addition to expert content, attendees will be provided with invaluable workshops on specific areas of delivering a successful workplace wellbeing strategy, up to the minute data and case studies from the world’s leading employers and entertainment throughout the three-day festival. 

Sonas Group CEO, Chris Cummings said ‘Whilst mental health and wellbeing in the workplace was rising in importance in recent years, 2020 was the year when every organization had to prioritise the health of their employees. Companies who want to build back successfully must prioritize the mental health and wellbeing of their people and the Wellbeing @ Work Summit provides the tools, advice and information business leaders need to achieve this effectively’.

After a seismic shift last year, The Wellbeing @ Work Summit delivers strategic direction, advice, and inspiration from employers and experts from across the world to help create a more compassionate corporate culture that delivers results. The design and implementation of a holistic wellbeing and mental health programme that delivers healthy outcomes and a more productive organisation is paramount right now.

For further information, registration details and group discounts to attend the Summit, please visit the event website here or email the Delegate Manager Paula Taker

Notes to Editor:

The Wellbeing @ Work Summits are annual conferences taking place across the world and organized by Sonas Group Ltd. For further information, please contact

Chris Cummings, CEO, Sonas Group

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HRSE (HR Summit & Expo) GOES VIRTUAL FOR 2020!



  • After 16 successful years, the region’s biggest HR event announces that they will go virtual in 2020
  • Bringing together 4,000+ Regional & Global HR professionals who will be joining the event virtually

Dubai, UAE, 23 August 2020: HRSE (HR Summit & Expo) 2020 announced today that the seventeenth edition of its annual HR event will go virtual this year.

A first of its kind for the region, HRSE (HR Summit & Expo) 2020 can be experienced from people’s laptops, mobiles, or tablets, from 15-18 November. Speaking about the event Tina Newton, Program Manager for HRSE (HR Summit & Expo) 2020, said “In our efforts to bring our regional and Global HR community together to tackle some of the biggest workplace challenges ever faced, we have decided to make HRSE (HR Summit & Expo) 2020 a completely virtual event. This year’s summit experience will provide an unrivalled opportunity for HR leaders to experience four transformative days of knowledge sharing.”

Focused on the theme ‘New World. New Ways. New Thinking’, the agenda will cover all the hard-hitting issues keeping HR at night – skills needed in the new normal New age leadership, Engagement and Productivity, Diversity & Inclusion, Digital HR Transformation, Digital Learning & Development and many more. The summit also features 12 certified virtual HR Workshops run in association with partners such as the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the Association for Talent Development (ATD).

The show is also known for its stellar line-up of headline speakers such as Malcolm Gladwell, Dave Ulrich, Kory Kogan, Marcus Buckingham, Fons Trompenaars, David Shing, Mark Pollock and many more who have been a part of the event before. This year, HRSE is headlined by one of the most widely recognized figures in science in the world today – Dr. Michio Kaku, a Top Theoretical Physicist, Best-Selling Author and Populizer of Science & STEM.

Sharing his views on the future of work in a post-COVID world, Dr. Michio said, “AI and high tech will crush the coronavirus. The coronavirus, instead of disrupting the march toward a digital world, has actually accelerated it, vastly strengthening the current revolution towards a digital, virtual world. Furthermore, AI and high technology will actually conquer the virus, by rapidly locating outbreaks and hotspots of the virus as they occur, identifying and isolating super spreaders, decoding the genetic weak spots of the virus, producing a safe vaccine in record time, and eventually crushing the pandemic. For the first time in human history, AI and high technology will allow us to vanquish this ancient but deadly enemy.’’

HRSE (HR Summit & Expo) 2020 is renowned for delivering an industry-leading annual HR event bringing together over 4,000 HR professionals from across the region. The event also brings together 50+ regional and international HR Solution Providers showcasing their services at the event, including: Wellness Partner & Virtual Platform Sponsor, AXA; Headline Sponsor, The Wharton School; Platinum Sponsor, Cigna Corporation;; Silver Sponsor, Akrivia Automation; Learning Sponsors, ICS Learn and Wide Impact.

For HR professionals looking to stay on top of the latest industry trends, share knowledge and learn about latest developments in technology solutions and discover new ways adopted by other leading organizations that has undergone transformation journeys, HRSE (HR Summit & Expo) 2020 is a must-attend event.

Follow HRSE (HR Summit & Expo) 2020 on FacebookInstagramYouTubeTwitter with hashtag #HRSEDXB or check out the website

About HRSE:

The HRSE (HR Summit & Expo) is the region’s largest HR and people management event hosting 4,000+ [KL1] professionals and over 50[KL2] solutions and service providers. The main conference addresses the profession’s pressing challenges and discusses the latest trends through a comprehensively designed agenda with real life examples and practical case studies. HRSE (HR Summit & Expo) is the platform where HR, technology and the new world of work join forces.

About Informa Connect: 

Informa Connect is a division of Informa plc, a global business that is listed on the London Stock Exchange and a member of the FTSE 100. Informa plc. has a network of trusted brands in specialist markets across more than 30 countries with 11,000+ colleagues. Informa Connect is a live events and digital platform specialist connecting individuals and professionals with knowledge, ideas and opportunities. Our purpose is to champion the specialist. Through hundreds of powerful brands, we work with businesses and professionals in specialist markets, providing the connections, intelligence and opportunities that help customers grow, do business, make breakthroughs and take better informed decisions. Operating major branded events in Finance, Biotech & Pharma and in a number of other specialist markets and connect communities online year-round.

For more information, please contact:

Hanisha Kumar

Marketing Manager | Informa Connect


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The Compensation and Benefits Forum- KSA 14th & 15th September 2020 A Post-Pandemic Outlook for 2021 And Beyond



Written By: Mariham Magdy

DIVE INTO WORLD-CLASS INSIGHTS IN TOTAL REWARDS FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME, a new concept has been adopted and excellently implemented by Informa Middle East at The Compensation and Benefits Forum KSA that, took place on, 14th – 15th September 20, with the theme of “Developing Total Rewards to Engage, Attract, and Retain Top Talent in KSA”.

The event was attended by more than 100 HR Professionals from different organizations and industries in KSA.

This year’s Compensation & Benefits Forum KSA has been redesigned to address the latest C&B updates owing to COVID-19 to help attendees to stay up-to-date and drive business impact.

Informa Connect Middle East, has re-envisioned this year’s forum and transformed it into a 100% virtual learning and networking experience.

This year event included a characterized line-up of 20+ inspirational speakers; included:

Robert Mosley, Global Renumeration Expert & HR Consultant, CEO, Lemon PIP Consulting Limited.

In addition to Peter Lemperis, Global Director of Compensation, Benefits and Mobility, Aramex, Luca Marrocco, Total Rewards Manager, Talabat, Sanjeev Sahgal, Head HR Strategy & Agile HR the World Bank, Waddah Turki, Country Talent Manager, IKEA KSA, Mohammed Abdul Quddus, Head of C&B MENA, Kuwait Food Company, Hayfa Abuzabibah, Group HR Director, Al Dabbagh Group, and more.

Among the most important topics discussed throughout the conference days were:

  • How Talabat are utilising technology to prepare for the digital future of total rewards?
  • How leading organisations benchmark using data analysis tools and techniques to ensure fair pay practices.
  • The 10 most common errors when designing successful incentive plans and how to avoid them
  • Addressing the importance of creating an enabling culture for mental health and well-being
  • Linking performance reviews to your reward strategy helps you create a pay-for performance culture

The event included an exhibition showing case of rewards solutions to KSA’s HR Professionals.

Three workshops led by the Global Remuneration Expert & HR Consultant/ CEO of Lemon Pip Consulting Limited, including: Workshop A, Job Evaluation, Grades & Agile Grading Workshop C, Remuneration Strategy – Benchmarking-Design, took place on the 16th of September 20, and Workshop D, Performance Management and Pay-for-Performance, taking place on 17th of September 20.

In addition to a special Workshop provided by Dianne Auld Excel for Reward Expert at Auld Compensation Consulting, about Intermediate Excel Skills and Dashboards for compensation professionals, took place on 15th of September 20.

Worth mentioning; that HR Revolution Middle East Magazine, was among the media partners for the event this year.

For more information:

KNect365 / Informa operate at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is one of the world’s leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events businesses. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies, including North America, South America, Asia, Europe, theMiddle East and Africa.

For more information:

HR Revolution Middle East was founded in Egypt since 2015 by founded by Award Winning Author & HR professional Mahmoud Mansi – with a dedicated mission to highlight the roles of HR & Business Professionals in the media. 

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