Dubai – MENA Herald: The Middle East PR Association (MEPRA) is delighted to announce the sponsors of the 2016 Middle East PR Awards, which will take place at the JW Marriott Marquis on November 23.
This year the Middle East PR Awards is supported by platinum sponsor – Mubadala, gold sponsor – MCG Associates, silver sponsor – Carma, and bronze sponsor – Edelman. The category sponsors include Middlesex University Dubai, Sumo Sushi & Bento, Pan Arab Research Centre, RAK Media office and BUZ PR. This support strengthens the partnership between the parties, while also allowing the right platform for the sponsors to engage with their peers.
The eighth annual MEPRA awards will recognise innovation in the public relations (PR) industry from across the region, and reward PR practitioners who have made a distinctive contribution to the communication industry.
Commenting on the sponsorship, Brian Lott – Chairman of MEPRA and Executive Director of Communications at Mubalada said, “The communication industry has evolved and modernised over the last few years, and the MEPRA awards is the perfect opportunity to shine the spotlight on the public relations sector, and celebrate the creative individuals who craft innovative communication campaigns. I would like to thank all our board of sponsors for their support towards encouraging originality and imagination in the industry.”
“The MEPRA awards goes beyond known boundaries and disciplines, encouraging the most innovative PR professionals and agencies who make a mark in the communication industry. It inspires path-breaking campaigns that happen on the edges of tradition. We are excited and proud to be able to support the Awards, which are considered to be the pinnacle of the communication industry in the region”, said Justin McGuire, CEO of MCG Group.
The Middle East PR Awards is the leading awards programme in the Middle East for the public relations sector. In 2016, 14 best practice categories, plus team and individual awards, will underline the depth and range of the industry. This will culminate in recognition of the achievements of the PR sector in the year gone by.
MEPRA focuses on personal development, especially in young PR practitioners and offers regular training and development opportunities to individuals. The ‘Young Communicator of the Year’ and ‘Chairman’s Award’ categories confer recognition for outstanding achievement to those PR professionals who demonstrate resourcefulness and creativity in their work.

Those wishing to submit entries for the 2016 Middle East PR Awards must register and complete their entry online before the deadline of 6:00pm Thursday 13 October 2016 on http://www.mepra.org/mepra-awards/
The MEPRA awards ceremony and gala dinner will be held on Wednesday 23 November 2016 at the JW Marriot Marquis, Dubai.