On April 13, The Forum of Brands and the Office of the Government High Commissioner for the Spain Brand attended a gala dinner held by the Spanish Business Council (SBC) in Dubai, to publicly acknowledge the Friends of the Spain Brand and of Spanish Brands in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The event, which counted on the support and involvement of the Embassy of Spain in the UAE, was attended by about 200 people, amongst them representatives of Spanish companies established in the region and Emirati guests, who enjoyed a menu designed by the Spanish chef, Quique Dacosta.
On this occasion the award-winners were:
Sheikh Majid Al Mualla
Senior commercial Vice President of Emirates Airline
Senior Vice President of Aeropolitics and Industrial Affairs of Emirates Airline
Marwan Al Sarkal
CEO of Shurooq
S.E Hoda Kanoo
General Manager of the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation
In whose place the award was collected by Mohamed Abdul Latif Kanoo, owner of the Kanoo Group
Friends of Spanish brands
Abdulla Abdelqader Al Maeeni
Friend of Natura Bissé
Ricardo Fisas, Vice President of the cosmetics firm, presented the award to Mohammad Al Hashmi, head of the Department of Employment of ESMA.
Abdullah A. Al-Shaikh
Friend of Cosentino
Abdullah A. Al-Shaikh, General Manager of Gulf Power Marine, was acknowledged and received his award from Maarrawi, General Manager of Cosentino Middle East.
Friend of Lladró
The award was bestowed on the firm Chalhoub Inc. Pavlina Sochou, Operations Manager of the Luxury Gifts division collected the award, on behalf of Chalhoub, from the hands of Pablo Lopez, deputy Director General of Forum Brands.
Southern Dubai restaurant
Friend of Marqués de Cáceres
Juan Carlos Gonzalez, restaurant chef, received the award from Pablo Lopez, deputy Director General of the Brands Forum.