Over 350 of the region’s most influential members of the transport and logistics community joined Dubai Airports and DP World to celebrate the successes of the community and discuss further ways to enable collaboration as the industry changes through technological innovation. The awards ceremony, held at the prestigious Roda al Bustan Venue, took place on the 12th of November 2018.

One of the major winners of the evening was Amer Bin Ahmed, Managing Director of KNAUF Middle East and India. Amer Bin Ahmed was recognized with the “Made in UAE” award which was given to him by Yousef Beydoun, Head of Cargo Business Relationships at Dubai Airports.

By working with the UAE Government, Amer Bin Ahmed has helped make the UAE a sign of quality overseas, focusing on sourcing and manufacturing the very best materials locally and exporting them to other markets. This concept of ‘Made in UAE’ not only promotes the country as a region of excellence, but also drives the diversification of our economy in line with His Highness’ vision. Amer has been fundamental in driving this movement and has inspired countless others to ensure that when a product is made in the UAE, it comes with a guarantee of quality. By doing so, the entire business community benefits.


KNAUF has driven this agenda by manufacturing their systems and solutions within the drywall and gypsum sector to the highest quality, by not only meeting the set standards, but also working tirelessly with the regulatory authorities to improve those standards. By manufacturing their products in a purpose built factory within the UAE, they are representing that the highest quality materials can be created here sustainably, before being installed in major projects within the UAE and export regions. Amer Bin Ahmed and his team have inspired the entire manufacturing community to stamp ‘Made in UAE’ as a sign of quality overseas, promoting the UAE as a center of excellence as well as increasing the commercial growth of the UAE as an export hub.


Other major winners on the evening included Dubai Police, MAERSK Shipping Lines and SERCO Middle East.