Friday, April 23, 2010

Atlantis super club wins best venue at the PALME Awards

Atlantis super club wins best venue at the PALME Awards

Award winners on a high at the last day of the region’s largest AV and lighting exhibition

More than 100 entries were reviewed in the lead up to the first PALME Middle East Awards 2010 where a final, 10 companies, were rewarded at a glittering ceremony last night.

The 10 winners in the various categories included dpa lighting consultants, for Best use of Lighting – Hospitality and Leisure – for their work at Okku restaurant at The Monarch Dubai, Action Impact LLC took the Commercial – Best AV / Video Solution awards for their work on the Saadiyat Story, while Neumann won Best Pro Audio Technology of the Year for the Solution-D digital microphone.

Popular nightspot Sanctuary Nightclub at Atlantis, The Palm was named Best Entertainment Venue in the Middle East.

The PALME Middle East Awards, the region’s most prestigious awards ceremony for recognising and rewarding innovation and technical excellence covering categories for AV, audio technology and lighting design, were held in front of a packed crowd at the Al Multaqua Ball Room at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

“Due to developments in the audio, lighting and AV sectors in the Middle East, we felt it fitting to reward the people and companies who have helped to push the industry forward,” said Alex Heuff, Exhibition Director of PALME Middle East.

“These sectors have become more and more competitive and as such have increased the quality of products on offer. There were fierce battles in all categories but the winners stand out in each field and prove how technologically advanced companies in the Middle East are” Heuff added.

The full list of winners is;

Residential Best Integrated Home, SmarthomeUAE – Digitcom – for it SMART High Definition Living

Commercial – Best AV / Video Solution, Action Impact LLC for The Saadiyat Story

Best Entertainment Venue in the Middle East , Sanctuary Nightclub – Atlantis, The Palm

Most Innovative New AV Product of the Year, RIEDEL Communications GmbH & Co. KG for the Riedel MediorNet

Latest Innovation for a Loudspeaker, V.V & Sons for the NEXO PS 15 R2

Best Pro Audio Technology of the Year, Neumann for the Solution-D digital microphone

Best Intelligent Lighting Fixture of the Year, Oasis Enterprises LLC for the SeladorT

Best Use of Lighting – Exterior, LDP International Ltd for Bahrain World Trade Centre

Best Use of Lighting – Hospitality & Leisure, dpa lighting consultants for Okku restaurant

And George Puthenkulam, from Dutco Tennant, was nominated as the most significant Individual contributing to the AV Industry in the Middle East.

The Awards were open to manufactures, distributors, installation companies, lighting designers, rental firms, PR & marketing companies.

Today (Tuesday 20th) is the last day for visitors to go down and experience what PALME has to offer. Formula one driving simulators, 3D cinemas, golfing simulators and a crystal piano are amongst some of the exhibits at the show in addition to AV, lighting, music, entertainment and installation technologies.

Platinum sponsors of PALME Middle East are ATEIS Middle East and AVI Presentation Products; gold sponsors are Circuit and Christie; silver sponsor is Protec; conference sponsors are Almoe and BARCO. For more information, visit

Photo caption: The winners at PALME Awards 2010
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