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Oil & Gas charity fundraiser named ‘Best Special Event’ at Middle East Event Awards 2015

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Oil & Gas charity fundraiser named ‘Best Special Event’ at Middle East Event Awards 2015

05 Jun 2015

The Oil Barons Charity Ball wins award for dmg events after raising over
USD 200,000 in 2015 for Friends of Cancer Patients

 

London/Dubai 5 June 2015: One of the region's most popular charity events, The Oil Barons Charity Ball (OBCB), which this year raised more than USD 200,000 has been named Best Special Event at the Middle East Event Awards held last night at the JW Marquis Marriott Hotel, Dubai.  Held under the patronage of H.E Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, The Oil Barons Charity Ball is the largest gala dinner for the Oil and Gas Industry in the Middle East attracting 1,600 distinguished guests, senior industry figures from across the oil producing region.

 

The charity fundraiser organized by international exhibition company, dmg events Middle East & Asia took place in March of this year and has raised over USD 2.3 million for Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP), a UAE-based non-profit organization during their eight year partnership. The Ball, a major social date on the Dubai calendar provides guests have the opportunity to bid for ‘one of a kind' memorabilia during a glitzy evening, with the proceeds going to FOCP.

 

Simon Mellor, President, dmg events – Middle East & Asia, said: “The Middle East Event Awards 2015 celebrate the outstanding achievements of the region's events' industry. Winning the award is a huge honor, and is dedicated to all those in the region fighting their personal battle with cancer.  The Oil Barons Charity Ball has been associated with the FOCP since 2008 and has raised over USD 2.3 million to date for the philanthropic organization. The award is further motivation for the talented staff at dmg events to continue with their exceptional efforts in organizing highly successful and popular events that can contribute towards the development of the local community.â€'  

 

The Middle East Event Awards is part of the fifth edition of the Middle East Event Show that recognizes companies and individuals from the events industry for their exemplary efforts through 18 categories.

 

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NOTES TO EDITORS

 

For further information, high res images or to arrange an interview with Simon Mellor please contact April Whitehead – april@aprilcommunications.co.uk

 

 

 

 

About dmg events

 

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An international exhibition and publishing company, dmg events produces market-leading exhibitions and conferences for the global energy, construction, digital marketing, coatings, hospitality and interior industries, with events in the Middle East, America, Europe and Asia.

 

As a leading supplier of face-to-face business information, with a customer-centric focus that localizes operations and relationships, our objectives are to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant consumers to create vibrant marketplaces across multiple event platforms and communities.

 

About dmg events Middle East & Asia
 

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Founded in 1989, dmg events has operated in the Middle East since 1995 and owns many leading brands such as The Big 5 construction events, ADIPEC the oil & gas exhibition and conference and INDEX the interior design exhibition. For more information visit www.dmgeventsme.com

 

dmg events is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT, www.dmgt.com), an international portfolio of digital, information, media and events businesses.

 

About DMGT

 

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DMGT is an international business built on entrepreneurship and innovation.  We bring together leading companies and talented people to provide businesses and consumers with high-quality analysis & insight, information, news and entertainment.

 

Group revenues are split across our five operating businesses.

 

The B2B businesses are: 

•          Risk Management Solutions

•          dmg information

•          dmg events

•          Euromoney Institutional Investor 

 

The Consumer business, known as dmg media, comprises:

•          The Daily Mail and The Mail On Sunday

•          MailOnline

•          Metro

•          Evenbase (Jobsite & Jobrapido)

•          Wowcher

•          Zoopla Property Group* (Zoopla & Prime Location)

 

DMGT's ambition is to provide the highest quality content and services, across the most attractive growth markets in innovative, responsible and sustainable ways, building on its track record of earnings and dividend growth.

 

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