THE MEFMA AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE IN FM 2024

  • CELEBRATE AND RECOGNIZE OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS, INNOVATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF ITS MEMBERS IN THE FIELD OF FM

  • HIGHLIGHT & PROMOTE EXCELLENCE AND BEST PRACTICES TO RAISE STANDARDS OF THE MIDDLE EAST FM INDUSTRY AND COMMUNITY

  • SERVE AS A PLATFORM FOR KNOWLEDGE-SHARING AND SHOWCASING SUCCESS STORIES

The Winner and Highly Commended from each category will be announced at the Awards Gala Dinner on May 8, 2024 at the JW Marriott Hotel Marina, Dubai

The top 3 highest scoring submissions (from the award categories for Entities) will then qualify for the Global FM Awards of Excellence in FM 2024, along with nominations from other FM associations around the world

The Global FM Awards of Excellence, recognise the “best of the best” within the FM World and promote the strategic value and progress of facilities management. Recognition through the Global FM Awards of Excellence, celebrates and shares the efforts of individuals and teams, who have made a significant contribution to the knowledge and practice of FM to improve the workplace, building, or personal environment.

These awards will provide an invaluable worldwide recognition to recipients for their commitment and success in promoting and enhancing FM practices.

The recipients of these awards will have demonstrated the value of their innovations and/or improvements to the industry by considering the global impact and vision of their submission in line with meeting the required criteria.

AWARD CATEGORIES

_ (GOVERNMENT)
Client Best Practice

Eligibility: FM Clients from the Government / Public Sector

This award aims to recognize Clients who actively contribute to and lead the implementation of FM / Asset Management best practices helping to set the standards in the industry.

___(CORPORATE)
Client Best Practice

Eligibility: FM Clients from the Corporate Sector (banking, education, healthcare, etc)

This award aims to recognize Clients who actively contribute to and lead the implementation of FM / Asset Management best practices helping to set the standards in the industry.

__ (REAL ESTATE)
Client Best Practice

Eligibility: FM Clients from the Real Estate Sector (developers, property management, owners associations, retail, hospitality, etc)

This award aims to recognize Clients who actively contribute to and lead the implementation of FM / Asset Management best practices helping to set the standards in the industry.

FM Implementation in Megaprojects

Eligibility: FM Clients involved in large-scale projects / megaprojects

This award recognizes excellence in the successful implementation of FM practices for clients who have demonstrated exceptional strategies, innovations and outcomes within large-scale projects / megaprojects.

Technology Implementation

Eligibility: FM Service Providers, FM Clients, Suppliers to FM Companies, Technology Providers, etc

This award recognizes the most effective and innovative use of FM technology, wherein the impact of using technology from customer experience, operations effectiveness & ROI needs to be validated.

Digital Transformation

Eligibility: FM Service Providers, FM Clients, Suppliers to FM Companies, Technology Providers, etc

This award recognizes implementation of a digital transformation strategy within its business, with the ability to quickly and effectively adapt to change while embracing technology as a center of operation excellence.

Sustainability in Operations

Eligibility: FM Service Providers, FM Clients, Suppliers to FM Companies, Technology Providers, etc

This award recognizes an outstanding commitment to sustainability and how FMs are integrating sustainability initiatives into their FM operations. The case study shall showcase stakeholders involvement while achieving the expected results.

People Development

Eligibility: FM Service Providers, FM Clients, Suppliers to FM Companies, etc

This award recognizes the submission that showcases the most effective investment in people development & welfare across all their FM workforce.

Customer Experience

Eligibility: FM Service Providers, FM Clients, Suppliers to FM Companies, Technology Providers, etc

This award recognizes the diverse needs and satisfaction of its clients, leading to a positive customer experience, whilst showcasing the impact of such delivery of customer-centric solution.

Energy Management

Eligibility: FM Service Providers, FM Clients, Suppliers to FM Companies, Technology Providers, etc

This award recognizes the project that has achieved outstanding performance in their facility by adapting best practice processes to reduce the consumption of energy / carbon emissions considering the RRR philosophy (reduce, reuse and recycle).

Excellence in Health & Safety

Eligibility: FM Service Providers, FM Clients, Suppliers to FM Companies, etc

Health & Safety culture is a key to FM success towards protecting humans and reducing financial impact of accidents. This award submission will need to showcase and demonstrate commitment to HSE engaging all relevant parties.

CSR Initiative

Eligibility: FM Service Providers, FM Clients, Suppliers to FM Companies, Technology Providers, etc

This award recognizes outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives across FM that contributes to the social, ethical and environmental aspects of the society.

FM Partnerships

Eligibility: FM Service Providers, FM Clients, Suppliers to FM Companies, Technology Providers, etc

This award recognizes outstanding FM partnerships and collaborations between FM teams and external partners (client & service provider / supplier & service provider), resulting in close cooperation and delivery of best practice for mutual success.

FM Consultancy

Eligibility: FM Service Providers, FM Clients, FM Consultants, etc

This award recognizes and supports achievement in FM consulting practice that includes offering clients effective solutions and providing expertise that help them achieve their business objectives such as FM design review, life cycle assessment, FM strategy initiatives among other FM consultant offerings.

Visionary Leader

Eligibility: Individual in a leadership role (C-level / senior management executives)

This award recognizes an Individual who has displayed exceptional leadership qualities and made significant contributions to the FM industry, demonstrated vision, strategic thinking and innovation in guiding their teams and organization.

FM Hero

Eligibility: FM employee or staff (not in a leadership role / position)

This award recognizes an Individual within the FM industry who has demonstrated exceptional dedication and impact by making a significant difference to their organization and / or to the industry through their commitment to excellence in FM.

SUBMISSION PROCESS

All submissions must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a MEFMA member company to be eligible to submit in the award categories for ‘Entities’
  • Must be an individual MEFMA member or individual employed with a MEFMA member company to be eligible to submit in the award categories for ‘Individuals’
  • The submission must focus and concentrate on one specific project / case study / initiative considering the categories and criteria mentioned hereafter
  • Operational or implemented initiatives must have been fully operational in the Middle East for at least six months prior to January 10, 2024
  • No General or Commercial Marketing material to be included in the submission
  • All entries must be submitted in English only
  • Submissions must be done online by clicking on the ‘Submit Now’ tab of the Awards page on the MEFMA website.
  • Members are required to login to their membership account to continue with the submission process.
  • Please select the Awards Category you would like to enter. If you would like to apply in more than one category, kindly submit another form for the additional category that you wish to apply for.
  • During the submission process, you will also have the option to ‘Save and Continue Later’, wherein the submission can be accessed from the ‘My Submission’ tab of the Awards page and/or from your membership dashboard.
  • The submissions will be judged on the below criteria. Answer each of the criteria to support your submission process (500 words maximum per judging criteria). Description of each criteria will be available once you login to your membership account and start the submission process.
    • Creation, Evolution and Implementation
    • Innovation in FM
    • Corporate Outcomes
    • Leadership and Success in FM
    • Contribution to FM Worldwide
  • Attach a maximum of 2 supporting documents (total of 4 pages), for example: published articles, certificates/awards, etc (Please note, the submission of supporting documents is entirely optional and will not be scored separately).
  • Final submission deadline – February 26, 2024 (Late submissions will not be accepted)
  • Submissions must be done online by logging in to the member’s account on the MEFMA awards website
  • Each member company is eligible to apply for one or more award categories
  • Each category entry should be filled in a separate submission form, for companies submitting in more than one awards category
  • Incase of any unsettled payment or membership cancellation during the awards submission process until the awards announcement, MEFMA reserves the right to withdraw the company / individual’s submission
  • The submission deadline is final and not subject to any exception or changes
  • The submission must follow the exact specifications and word count mentioned hereafter
  • Once the entry is submitted, no further changes will be accepted
  • There is no financial obligation associated with the awards entry submission
  • MEFMA will announce the winners only during the Awards Gala Dinner, none of the applicants will receive any statement, result or hint prior to the event
  • MEFMA reserves the right to cancel part or all of the awards categories for any reason
  • MEFMA reserves the right to change or postpone the submission deadline
  • MEFMA reserves the right to publish a winner’s submission as a report / case study thereafter, in coordination with the member company
  • MEFMA reserves the right to withdraw the award, if the winner fails to attend the Awards
  • All entries will be evaluated and judged based on the awards criteria, by an independent Jury Committee, composed of leading experts and industry players who represent a broad spectrum of Facilities Management, to ensure fair judging of the submissions
  • All judges names will be kept anonymous and only announced once the Judging Process has been completed
  • The Winner & Highly Commended will be announced within each MEFMA awards category
  • Top 3 highest scoring submissions (from the award categories for Entities) to qualify for the Global FM Awards of Excellence in FM 2024

AWARDS JUDGING PANEL

TIMELINE

  • JANUARY 10, 2024

    Call for Submissions open

  • FEBRUARY 26, 2024

    Submission deadline

  • MARCH 1-22, 2024

    Judging Process

  • MAY 8, 2024

    Winners to be announced at the MEFMA Awards Gala Dinner

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