Hosting Under The Patronage of H.E. Sheikha Lubna Al Qassimi
Minister for Foreign Trade, UAE


THE 8th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AWARDS 2011

HOSTED AT EMIRATES PALACE, ABU DHABI, UAE

Hosting supporters

Department of Economic Development - Abu Dhabi

International Business Times

4th largest Business Newspaper with 7 Million business readers globally, in 13 countries, published in 8 languages

Abu Dhabi Chamber Of Commerce

Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award

Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, made its first commercial flight in November 2003.  Since then, the airline has grown faster than any other in commercial aviation history, currently serving 66 destinations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.  Etihad offers the highest standards of service and comfort both on the ground and in the air.  Customers can enjoy world-class cuisine, award-winning flat-beds in its premium cabins and the widest seats in economy, as well as more than 600 hours of on-demand in-flight entertainment.  Etihad operates one of the youngest and most environmentally-efficient fleets in the world, a fleet which now stands at 57 narrow and wide body aircraft.

IIR Middle East, An Informa Business.

The Institute for International Research (IIR) is part of Informa plc (www.informa.com), the leading international provider of specialist information and services for the academic and scientific, professional and commercial business communities. Informa has more than 150 offices in more than 40 countries, employs over 9,000 staff globally and is the largest publicly owned organiser of conferences and courses in the world with an output of over 10,000 events annually. IIR are in market for more than 35 years and operating in Middle East since 1993.

Gemological Institute of America, GIA

Established in 1931, the Gemological Institute of America is the world's foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls. GIA exists to protect all purchasers of gemstones, by providing the education, laboratory services, research, and instruments needed to accurately and objectively determine gemstone quality.