WoodShow Innovation & Excellence Awards

Dubai WoodShow has been supporting the growth of the wood & wood working industry since 2005 and we’re delighted to announce the first edition of the Innovation & Excellence Awards celebration which will see the much-anticipated achievements through leadership thereby raising the bar of excellence.

The WoodShow Innovation and Excellence Awards is a premier competition for excellence and innovation in the wood and woodworking machinery sectors. It recognizes, encourages and promotes the outstanding innovations, craftsmanship and achievements for both the sectors. It’s a special day, allowing the industry to, catch up with old friends and colleagues, meet new ones, have a great time together and yes, the emphasis of the awards is going to be squarely placed on informality, networking and fun. But also, on merit. The very 1st edition of awards was hosted during the annual edition of Dubai WoodShow that took place from 15 – 17 March, 2022 at Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE.

The award entries were subject to a completely unbiased and transparent process of selection, analysis and voting during the months leading into the event by an external and independent team of leading industry practitioners. This was a well-deserved celebration for world-class members of such a deserving, resilient and creative industry. And at a time when it’s needed most. The awards are classified in two primary categories viz. Corporate Awards and Individual Awards. On this important occasion, we had a chance to officially celebrate the success achieved through the sheer hard work and perseverance.

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Award Categories & Winners of 2022

The award was supposed to be given to the organization who is in production of wood products and have developed an innovative product/ solution in the field. The Desert Board won this Awards for Oriented Strand Board.

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Mr. Kamal Farah from Desert Board receiving the Award at the Gala Dinner Award Ceremony.

Criteria:

  • Manufacturing licence
  • Standardization and quality assurance certification from home country
  • Innovative Product – Project
  • Presentation of product /Project
Presentation of product /Project should include:​
  1. Concept- Unique proposition that serves the current market and creates opportunities for new markets.
  2. Value- Cost-benefit-economic desirability
  3. Delivery- Usability and mobility of the product to the consumer
  4. Impact- Promotional, economical, and environmental

The awardwas supposed to be given to an organization who have developed and implemented CSR initiatives. Egymix has won the CSR Commitment Award this year. Mrs. Sohaila Elnewihy, Chairman of Egymix accepted the honour. 

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Mrs. Sohaila Elnewihy from Egymix receiving the Award at the Gala Dinner Award Ceremony.

Criteria:

  • Manufacturing licence
  • Standardization and quality assurance certification from home country
  • List of project or initiatives for CSR activities
  • Investments both capital and monetary in CSR activities
  • Future commitments /goal for CSR  

The award was supposed to be given to the individual who are leading in the field of wood & woodworking machinery with outstanding achievements. Martina Shwartz from CAD+T has won the Global Business Leader of the Year Award this year. Mrs. Martina Shwartz, Group CEO at CAD+T Solutions accepted the honour. 

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Mrs. Martina Shwartz, Group CEO, CAD+T Solutions receiving the Award at the Gala Dinner Award Ceremony.


Criteria:

  • Min 5 yrs. of recognized achievements, leadership and outstanding professional work experience
  • Titles: President/ Chair of Board / CEO / MD / MP
  • Self-nomination is not accepted

The award was supposed to be given to a woman in the field of wood and woodworking machinery with outstanding achievements. Saria Azzouz from Salco Wood UAE has won The Woman of the Year Award this year. Saria Azzouz, Salco Wood UAE, CEO accepted the honour. 

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Saria Azzouz, Salco Wood UAE, CEO Solutions receiving the Award at the Gala Dinner Award Ceremony.



Criteria:

  • Years of Experience (Min 3 Yrs.)
  • List of recognized achievements, leadership and outstanding professional work experience
  • Self-nomination is not accepted

Award Categories & Criteria Of 2023

The award will be given to the organization who is in production of wood products and have developed an innovative product/ solution in the field.

Criteria:

  • Manufacturing licence
  • Standardization and quality assurance certification from home country
  • Innovative Product – Project
  • Presentation of product /Project
Presentation of product /Project should include:​
  1. Concept- Unique proposition that serves the current market and creates opportunities for new markets.
  2. Value- Cost-benefit-economic desirability
  3. Delivery- Usability and mobility of the product to the consumer
  4. Impact- Promotional, economical, and environmental
Submission Form

The award will be given to the organization who is in production of wood machinery and have developed an innovative product/ solution in the field.

Criteria:

  • Manufacturing licence
  • Standardization and quality assurance certification from home country
  • Innovative Product – Project
  • Presentation of product /Project
Presentation of product /Project should include:​
  1. Concept- Unique proposition that serves the current market and creates opportunities for new markets.
  2. Value- Cost-benefit-economic desirability
  3. Delivery- Usability and mobility of the product to the consumer
  4. Impact- Promotional, economical, and environmental
Submission Form

The award will be given to an organization who have developed and implemented CSR initiatives.

Criteria:

  • Manufacturing licence
  • Standardization and quality assurance certification from home country
  • List of project or initiatives for CSR activities
  • Investments both capital and monetary in CSR activities
  • Future commitments /goal for CSR  
Submission Form

The award will be given to a woman in the field of wood and woodworking machinery with outstanding achievements. 

Criteria:

  • Years of Experience (Min 3 Yrs.)
  • List of recognized achievements, leadership and outstanding professional work experience
  • Self-nomination is not accepted
Submission Form

Entry Criteria & Conditions

  • All the entries must be submitted online.

  • To submit your nomination, first select the CATEGORY/CATEGORIES you wish to enter.

  • Review the entry information required for your chosen category.

  • Complete the online entry form and UPLOAD all of the required documents to suport your entry.

  • All entries must be submitted on the submission deadline.

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