Established in the Middle East in 2012 the Sports Industry Awards series is the official celebration of the leaders, decision makers, organizations, facilities and campaigns that have contributed to the development of sport in the past 12 months.
This incredible success story has, like all major sports, been built on teamwork, professionalism and business acumen. The vision and core strategies provided by the sport industry have ensured the region has stayed ahead of the game, constantly setting new standards that have become the envy of the international sporting arena.
The 2019 edition will introduce a 1 day conference to the program, which will start at 9am on the same day of the awards. The Sports Industry Awards & Conference (SPIA) has continually looked to progress and innovate, therefore the addition of the conference was a natural progression and it will also allow the regions industry leaders to discuss crucial topics pertaining to the ever evolving world of sport.
The 2019 edition of SPIA has 19 Award categories. These categories will recognise the lofty achievements of the sporting industry in the Middle East, and serve to reward those that excelled across all the diverse sporting segments.
SPIA will take place on the 24th of April at the newly constructed Dubai Arena in City Walk, starting with the conference at 9am and followed by the awards at 7pm.
SPIA 2018 officially opened entries for submissions on the 5th of January 2018, and the gala dinner was held on Wednesday 10th of April at the One & Only Royal Mirage. Please find the link below to the 2018 nominated finalists. Click here to view the winners. The event was proudly supported by Lacoste, Dubai Sports City & SMG Insight.
SPIA 2017 officially opened entries for submissions on the 5th of January 2017, with the final day for entries on the 2nd of March. The gala dinner was held on Tuesday 11th of April at Fort Island, Madinat Jumeirah. Click here to view the winners. The event was proudly supported by Lacoste, Dubai Sports City & SMG Insight.
SPIA 2016 was held on Wednesday 23rd March in the Dubai ballroom at the JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai with 400+ in attendance. 38 awards in 14 categories were handed out on the night, find the full english post event coverage of the event here SPIA_2016, or alternatively arabic here, or view the video here. The 2016 edition of SPIAs was presented by Cadillac and supported by Emirates Airline, Dubai Sports City, Singha Corporation, and Lacoste.
SPIA 2015 was held on Wednesday 25th March in the ballroom at the JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai with an impressive 400+ in attendance. 13 categories were awarded on the night, find a full list of winners and coverage of the event SPIA_2015, or view the video here. The 2015 edition of SPIAs was presented by Cadillac and supported by Emirates Airline, Dubai Sports City, First Gulf Bank, National Ambulance and Lacoste.
SPIA 2014 was held at on Wednesday 26th March in the Asateer Tent, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai and saw 400+ of the sport’s finest in attendance to see 12 categories being awarded. To read more about the 2014 event, download the post event report here SPIA_2014, or view the video here. The 2014 SPIAs was proudly sponsored by Emirates Airline, Emirates NBD, MMC Sportz, Go Sport, and Lacoste.
Held on Wednesday 27th March at One & Only Royal Mirage’s Ampitheatre, Dubai the inaugural SPIA saw 385 of the Middle East’s sport industry attend the black tie gala event. To find out more about the 2013 event download the post event report here SPIA_2013, or view the video here. The 2013 SPIAs was presented by Pepsi and supported by Tag Heuer, Emirates Airline, and Lacoste.