The TPMEA Awards is a chance to catch up with your industry colleagues as the Middle East events season draws to a close, while also taking the time to acknowledge some of the year’s outstanding individuals. As well as the awards presentation, the evening will include free food and drink, as well as plenty of time to network until your heart’s content or simply celebrate another successful year.


Where and When 2019


The event took place on 24 April 2019 at Hard Rock Cafe, Festival City Mall, Dubai.

Ticket included entry to the event along with access to the free bar with house beers, wine, spirits and soft drinks on offer, courtesy of Protec. Food served throughout the evening.

The event took place from 19.30 to 22.30 and was once again hosted by Stuee Kennedy with entertainment by the Hard Rock Cafe in-house band.

During the evening, Sennheiser and Neumann hosted a giveaway with some of its latest products.


The Winners (2019)


Production Manager of the Year
Sponsored by PRG deltasound

Sonu Balchandani


Production Coordinator of the Year

Chantel van As


Lighting Engineer of the Year
Sponsored by ProLights

John Pathrose


Lighting Designer of the Year
Sponsored by Robe Middle East

Aaron Russ

New for 2019


Live Audio Engineer of the Year
Sponsored by Sennheiser

Ethan Curry


Corporate Audio Engineer of the Year

Wissam Shaheen


Video Engineer of the Year
Sponsored by Creative Technology

Giorgio Devecchi


Rigger of the Year
Sponsored by Prolyte Group

Shane Manning


SFX Engineer of the Year

Michael Hilgemann


Technical Director of the Year

Thorsten Dolinski

New for 2019


AV Project Manager of the Year

Johnny Mitchell


Site Infrastructure Manager of the Year
Sponsored by GCC Events

Marko Mitrovic


Temporary Structure Project Manager of the Year

Nabin Kumar

New for 2019


Temporary Power Supply Engineer
Sponsored by SES

Aaron Lewis

New for 2019


Event Project Manager of the Year

Sajid Sayeed


Entertainment Manager of the Year

Elia Mssawir


Outstanding Event Production (Non voting Award)

BAO Festival


The TPMEA AV Industry Recognition Award (Non voting Award)

Martin Luiz


The EINO Backstage Award (Non voting Award)

Usman Rashid


Get Involved


For more information on the TPMEA Awards contact:

Justin Gawne
+44 (0)161 476 5580

Hannah Eakins
+44 (0)161 476 5580