Dear SME,

You are the backbone of every global economy, representing about 90% of businesses worldwide. The GCC region is no exception, you help diversify revenue streams beyond traditional state-led ventures and create job opportunities for millions of people.

A brewing hub of innovation, you have proven time and again to be extremely responsive to market needs. You continuously challenge the status-quo force the industry forward by rethinking best practices and prioritise evolving customer needs. Despite recent challenges, we know that you and the wider SME community have the necessary foundation to succeed.

To support you on that journey, we bring to you the Gulf Capital SME Insights, a multi-channel programme of activity providing intelligence, information, and networking opportunities.

After extensive research into key challenges faced by the SME sector – uncertainty regarding future regulations, commercial implications of social distancing, financial management to offset immediate losses and preserve cash, maintaining productivity while working from home and the use of technology to facilitate ongoing operations - to name a few, we’ve created this platform to help you find creative solutions together with our cohort of industry experts.

Gulf Capital SME Insights is your opportunity to join the community that will address the challenges of today, fuel a conversation about the future, and celebrates your triumphs along the way.

Best Regards,
The team at Gulf Capital SME Insights

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Paradoxically, the global economy continues to find solace in the fact that we are all in this together, and will overcome together. Never before has it been this crucial for business owners, industry experts, and thought leaders to pool together their professional experience and intellectual resources to find creative solutions. As organisations struggle to maintain operational efficiency and adapt their services to stay relevant, this eco-system will provide our registrants with tremendous support and inspiration.

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The Gulf Capital SME Awards bring to life the stories of our regions' pioneers. SME leaders will use the platform to share their journeys, their experiences, and learnings.

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We pledge to serve the main objective of the GCC’s SME sector –sustainable growth and profitability. Apart from connecting with prominent companies and investors, registrants will have access to a wealth of resources enabling them to make efficient business decisions and adapt their corporate strategies to achieve success.

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Awards Categories and Entry Forms

  • Gulf Capital Business of the Year

  • Business Leader of the Year

  • Mastercard Technology Startup of the Year

  • Business Innovation of the Year

  • B2C Small Business of the Year

  • B2B Small Business of the Year

  • CSR Programme of the Year

  • Customer Focus of the Year

  • Digital Business of the Year

  • Disruption of the Year

  • Emirati Business of the Year

  • Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Micro Business of the Year

  • New Entrepreneur of the Year

  • People and Culture of the Year

  • Start-up Business of the Year

  • Sustainable Business of the Year

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