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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 12months.

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 2018 edition of the SPIAs had 16 categories. These categories recognised the lofty achievements of the sporting industry in the Middle East, and served to reward those that excelled across all the diverse sporting segments.

2017 Edition

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. Please find the link below to the 2017 winners and nominated finalists. Click here to view the winners. The event was proudly supported by Lacoste, Dubai Sports City & SMG Insight.

2016 Edition

SPIA 2016 was held on Wednesday 23rd March in the Dubai ballroom at the JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai with 563 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.

2015 Edition

SPIA 2015 was  held on Wednesday 25th March in the ballroom at the JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai with an impressive 534 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. 

2014 Edition

SPIA 2014 was held at on Wednesday 26th March in the Asateer Tent, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai and saw 484 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.

2013 Edition

Held on Wednesday 27th March at One & Only Royal Mirage’s Ampitheatre, Dubai the inaugural SPIA saw 415 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.

Awards Evening

The prestigious Sports Industry Awards 2018(SPIAs) Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony took place on Tuesday 10th of April at The Only & Only Royal Mirage, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St. The evening commenced at 7pm with the cocktail reception, followed by a three course dinner and the Awards Ceremony, before moving into an after-party.

Venue – The Only & Only Royal Mirage, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St. (location map)

Date – Tuesday 10th April 2018

Time – 7pm Onwards

Dress Code – Cocktail/National Dress


Should you have any questions, concerns or wish to enquire more about the awards please contact

Lawrence Harradine
Events Manager – Sport360
M- +971(0) 55 821 7373