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About awards

The 2023 edition of the AGS Awards will be held this year at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City. Alongside premier networking opportunities, this extravagant awards gala seeks to spotlight those who have led, innovated, and significantly impacted the business industry. Truly an unforgettable night, the evening celebrates the most intriguing and creative projects to have changed the face of the digital marketing & affiliate sector.

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Join your friends or treat your employees to a table – we’ve got great prices on tickets for the AGS UAE Awards.

ONE SEAT

1 seat at the UAE Awards – $200

Enjoy an evening of celebration and achievement.

Book it now by sending your request at [email protected]

ONE TABLE

One Table of 10 seats at the UAE Gaming Awards – $2000

Enjoy an evening of celebration and achievement and invite your employees, friends, or leads!

Book it now by sending your request to [email protected]

AWARD SPONSOR

The package costs $3000 and includes:

  • 10 seats at the Gala Awards Dinner ($2000)
  • Contribution to the SiGMA Foundation
  • Exclusive sponsorship of the award of your choice – please note that you cannot be nominated for the award you are sponsoring
  • Brand visibility on online channels

Sponsor an award now by sending your request to  awar[email protected]

TITLE SPONSOR

The Title/Main Award Sponsorship package costs $34,000 and includes:

  • Exclusive title sponsorship of the Awards
  • Large online and onsite branding visibility
  • 10 seats at the Gala Awards Dinner ($2000) – central table
  • Contribution to the SiGMA Foundation
  • Exclusive sponsorship of the award of your choice – please note that you cannot be nominated for the award you are sponsoring
  • Brand visibility on online channels

Sponsor now by sending your request at [email protected]

Award categories

Give recognition where it’s due by nominating someone whose work has created a positive impact on the AGS industry.

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MARKETING AGENCY OF THE YEAR
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MARKETING AGENCY OF THE YEAR

As this sector of the economy grows exponential, the skill gap in the market is being filled by young, specialised agencies that use the latest techniques and technologies to spin a story that lasts. Our judges are looking for the marketing agencies that have gone above and beyond in making their name known in the digital ecosystem.

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MARKETING TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR
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MARKETING TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR

The rapid digitization of the global market has meant that the online presence of a venture has become just as important as its physical space. This means that technologists have become a vital part of the marketing ecosystem and will only get more important moving into the future. Our judges are looking for the most groundbreaking and novel technological innovations in the world of marketing by keeping an ever-evolving sector at the edge of the work of tech.

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AFFILIATE NETWORK OF THE YEAR
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AFFILIATE NETWORK OF THE YEAR

With networking being the fuel that drives the economy forward, affiliate networks create clusters of activity that leave both customers and firms satisfied. A vital part of the digital marketing ecosystem, the networks lay the foundation for the affiliates of tomorrow. Our judges are looking for the affiliate network that best bridged the gap between many different ventures and left clients starstruck with a fantastic service from start to finish.

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MEDIA AGENCY OF THE YEAR
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MEDIA AGENCY OF THE YEAR

Knowledge is power in the Information Age with media being a source of both endless hours of entertainment as well as a crucial tool to educate an ever more connected world. With the digital landscape broadening globally, agencies of all stripes have a vital role to play in this new age. Our judges are looking for the media agency that broadcast its message far and wide across cyberspace and made a name for itself in terms of quality and principles.

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ADVERTISING PLATFORM OF THE YEAR
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ADVERTISING PLATFORM OF THE YEAR

Adverts are both the core and the foundation of the new digital economy, financing an infinite amount of creative endeavours while enriching the brands behind them. This has made advertising platforms a critical part of every business strategy imaginable. Our judges are looking for the advertising platform that broke ground in bridging industry-leading brands and the digital world.

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CRYPTO AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR
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CRYPTO AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR

The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency ecosystem has become a significant sector of the emerging economy of tomorrow. This has made the need for a bridge between the existing affiliate market and the crypto-space an ever growing pillar of the industry. Our judges are looking for the crypto affiliate that staked their claim in the ecosystem and helped move the industry one step closer to mass adoption.

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SAAS PLATFORM OF THE YEAR
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SAAS PLATFORM OF THE YEAR

The more the global economy as a whole advances, the more crucial software will be in bridging the gaps and enhancing productivity across the board. With the emergence of AI, Big Data and other IT revolutions, SAAS platforms have the potential to be a pillar in industry 4.0. Our judges are looking for the SAAS platform that has contributed the most to firms in a broad portfolio of industries, hyper accelerating their growth and enhancing their productivity.

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INDUSTRY RISING STAR OF THE YEAR
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INDUSTRY RISING STAR OF THE YEAR

With cyberspace as a stage, the internet is no stranger to ambitious and talented individuals who lead the way when it comes to the brave new world of marketing and affiliation. This being said, even in a sea of stars some shine brighter. Our judges are looking for the rising star of the year, an individual who has gone above and beyond for the industry and has paved the way for the future of digital marketing.

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LEAD GENERATION TOOL OF THE YEAR
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LEAD GENERATION TOOL OF THE YEAR

Profit is made in the space between an excited customer and an enterprising venture. Lead generation tools have become vital pillars when it comes to making the two meet and in growing the revenue base for countless firms. Our judges are looking for the lead generation tool that has hyper accelerated the profit of firms across the board.

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AFFILIATE TRACKING SOFWARE OF THE YEAR
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AFFILIATE TRACKING SOFWARE OF THE YEAR

"With affiliate networks being at the centre of an ever-growing ecosystem of clients, businesses and affiliates, the need for smart solutions to keep everything neat and tidy has never been more pronounced. Our judges are looking for the Affiliate tracking software that has broken ground in streamlining the busy networks of their clients and keeps operations running smoothly. "

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CPA NETWORK OF THE YEAR
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CPA NETWORK OF THE YEAR

"In the ever expanding world of digital marketing, CPA networks empower affiliates that truly earn the trust and respect of their audience enough for them to attribute a sale directly to them. This serves as a vital evolution in the relationship between affiliates and their partners. Our judges are looking for the CPA Network that broke ground in this novel form of digital marketing. "

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INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR
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INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR

"With the rise of social media, influencers and thought leaders form vital parts of the evolving digital marketing ecosystem and a pillar for many media campaigns. Our judges are looking for the influencer that has captivated audiences far and wide while truly making a niche for themselves in the digital world. "

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BEST USE OF SEARCH OF THE YEAR
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BEST USE OF SEARCH OF THE YEAR

"Navigating cyberspace has never been easier with Google taking the lead in bridging the gap between client and content. This has made ranking first an arduous task for any enterprising marketer. Our judges are looking for the marketing mastermind who’s transformed SEO and Search Engine strategy into a fine art. "

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BEST PPC AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR
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BEST PPC AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR

"PPC advertising has been a mainstay of the industry and a vital source of revenue for many digital marketers and influencers. Our judges are looking for the PPC affiliate that has gone beyond and above in their niche and truly capitalised on their work in cyberspace. "

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BEST SEO OF THE YEAR
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BEST SEO OF THE YEAR

"With SEO being the make-or-break factor of any website’s success, marketing firms that specialise in tweaking the SEO have been more needed than ever. From keyword research to full media campaign strategies, these agencies updated many companies to the new age of digital marketing. Our judges are looking for the SEO agency that upped the ante when it came to enhancing the ranking of their clients and turning their website into a platform for exponential growth. "

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BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA OF THE YEAR
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BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA OF THE YEAR

Social media has become an unsurpassed platform for the growth of small, medium and international enterprises across the board. This being said, the skillful use of social media is both an art and a science. Our judges are looking for the most groundbreaking social media aficionado turning networking into an unparalleled stage for their own performance.

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UNIQUE SELLING POINT OF THE YEAR
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UNIQUE SELLING POINT OF THE YEAR

"Uniqueness is a hallmark of innovation with novelty being part and parcel of being on the frontier of emerging ecosystems. Lots of money can be made when an entrepreneur pitches an answer of an important question that hasn't even been asked yet. Our judges are looking for the most interesting selling point that took the digital marketing world by storm and forged a niche for themselves in the digital world. "

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ONLINE PAYMENT SOLUTION OF THE YEAR
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ONLINE PAYMENT SOLUTION OF THE YEAR

Great p"As more and more of the economy is digitised and online payments being the go-to for buying and selling, providers that can lay the foundations for the e-commerce of the future are a vital pillar for the day-to-day lives of both firms and individuals. Our judges are looking for the online payment solution that has broken ground in digital e-commerce and formed a critical part of financial operations around the world. "ayment solutions can drive higher conversion rates and increase player retention. This award highlights the movers and shakers disrupting the thinking outside this category.

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CORPORATE SERVICES PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
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CORPORATE SERVICES PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

" Business development is a crux of any economy with the prosperity and future of many a firm being forged in endless meetings and discussions framed in a bed of legal paperwork and forms. Our judges are looking for the corporate services provider that has carried countless companies through the arduous process of bureaucracy and left them wealthier for it. "

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AFFILIATE PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
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AFFILIATE PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

"Affiliate networks can get quite complicated. Luckily, our enterprising digital marketers and content creators have access to a wide suite of programs at their beck and call to sort out the busywork. Our judges are looking for the best program that saved our lucky affiliates from countless hours spent organising. "

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AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR
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AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR

"We’re rewarding affiliates who have their fingers on the pulse of this ever evolving industry. As regulatory environments shift and new markets emerge, there are plenty of opportunities that stand out from the crowd when it comes to cyberspace. Our judges are looking for the best and the brightest when it comes to innovative traffic propositions, great SEO strategy, and creative use of new technologies. "

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PLATFORM OF THE YEAR
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PLATFORM OF THE YEAR

We’re looking for companies operating with integrity - that can create a multi-dimensional gaming platform. Offering tailor-made services, such as high-end UX/UI design, professional risk assessment and expert-led brand building - the Platform of the Year is a one-stop solution-shop for all your product needs.

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HOSTING PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
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HOSTING PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

"The internet has become the platform for a massive demographic of businesses with digitalization only pushing more and more firms towards an online presence. Housing providers are a vital part of this infrastructure. Our judges are looking for the Hosting Provider that has gone above and beyond in both onboarding and keeping firms on the web. "

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ESPORT PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
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ESPORT PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

"Overshadowing traditional competitive sports and growing ever larger, esports has become a global phenomenon that takes the immersive setting and engaging gameplay of some of the most well regarded games and combines them with human competitiveness and drive for excellence. Our judges are looking for the eSports product that has both provided its customers with hours of entertainment while pushing the nascent industry ever forward. "

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ONLINE OPERATOR OF THE YEAR
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ONLINE OPERATOR OF THE YEAR

"This award recognises the best online operator who has kept technological innovation, fast payments, solid support systems and beautifully designed games close to heart as the foundation of a great experience for clients. Our judges are looking for the online operator that has gone above and beyond in both their products and in their work for the industry as a whole. "

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SPORTSBOOK OPERATOR OF THE YEAR
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SPORTSBOOK OPERATOR OF THE YEAR

"Sportsbetting has been a pursuit as old as time. This being said, in a new age of innovation and sophistication, a number of sportsbook operators have gone above and beyond in their search for excellence. Our judges are looking for the Sportsbook operator that has truly been a pillar for the industry as a whole, both in terms of innovation and industry outreach. "

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FUND OF THE YEAR
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FUND OF THE YEAR

Alongside a commitment to nourishing bright ideas through mentorship, skill-building and strategic partnerships, our judges are searching for a fund that has a solid reputation for building and scaling some of the most promising projects in the sector and supporting the growth of a whole new generation of businesses.

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OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION OF THE YEAR
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OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION OF THE YEAR

"The industry is home to a long list of movers and shakers that have gone above and beyond in creativity, industry and innovation, pushing the sector as a whole ever onwards in an ever evolving economy. Our judges are looking for a firm or individual who have single-handedly played a vital part in the revolutionising of the sector and are a vanguard for its future. "

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hosts & judges

Jessica Walker

host

Jon Thompson

host

Vincenzo Armato

judge

I have been an affiliate marketer since 2012. During these almost 10 years I have started many affiliate projects with many European companies, always in profit. I am the founder of my company, the Otherways, and of my affiliate network, AdvRevolution. To date we have a good volume of business with very satisfied advertisers and affiliates. In 2019 I was invited to participate in the SiGMA Road Show in New Jersey, and in 2020 I was one of the judges of the IGB Affiliate Awards, the only Italian one.

Michal Kopec

judge

Ali Atam

judge

Ali Atam is the Chief Marketing Officer at Videoslots Group. With more than 14 years of service in the I-gaming industry in various roles, he is an experienced marketing professional with a passion for growth.

Roger Strickland

judge

CSB Group is an established and leading iGaming services provider and has been involved in the industry since its inception in Malta. Our highly experienced and trusted professionals are specialised in providing comprehensive and personalised services to clients wishing to license, setup or relocate their iGaming operation to Malta.

Vladimir Malakchi

judge

Vladimir Malakchi has successfully scaled multiple early-stage companies across the tech space, including one of the world’s top five blockchain developers. He has been key to Evoplay's outstanding success in the past two years as it continues to go from strength to strength as one of the industry’s most revolutionary suppliers.

Michelle Held

judge

Michelle is a brand marketing strategist, entrepreneur, author involved in the technology industry for over 20 years. She is the founder of MetroNY, LLC and runs AskCyberSecurity.com. Michelle specializes in social media, content development, and digital project management.

Eloisa Marchesoni

judge

Europe n.1 Tokenomics Expert Tech Business Angel Fixed income crypto investor Today, at only 23 years of age, having advised over 35 startups, having registered patents and invested directly into 4 FinTech companies, Eloisa is cited as an expert in Forbes, CNN and Wired, has been dedicated an article on Interesting Engineering, Yahoo Finance, APnews, BusinessInsider, etc. and has topped many other lists as the n.1 Tech Leader and Most High Paid Tech Speaker, in fact still speaking on the stage of events in all continents.

Dmitriy Paliants

judge

CMO with 12+years experience in B2B marketing. 2 years experience of international sales in IGaming industry.

Paolo Mendes

judge

FAQ

HOW ARE NOMINEES SELECTED FOR THE AWARDS?

Anyone working in the Affiliate & Digital Industry can nominate a company/project or person in one of the listed categories. The five best nominations will be shortlisted with the winner to be selected by a combination of judges (70% votes) and the public (30%).

Deadline to nominate for the upcoming AGS UAE Awards: 15.02.2023 | Deadline to vote: 03.03.2023 | Winners revealed: March 2023

HOW CAN I NOMINATE FOR THE AWARDS?

You just need to click here – easy peasy!

CAN I SPONSOR THE EVENT?

Contact us for more details in order to have exclusive VIP visibility during the Awards Night.

ONE SEAT

1 seat at the UAE Awards – $200

Enjoy an evening of celebration and achievement.

Book it now by sending your request at [email protected]

ONE TABLE

One Table of 10 seats at the UAE Gaming Awards – $2000

Enjoy an evening of celebration and achievement and invite your employees, friends, or leads!

Book it now by sending your request to [email protected]

AWARD SPONSOR

The package costs $3000 and includes:

  • 10 seats at the Gala Awards Dinner ($2000)
  • Contribution to the SiGMA Foundation
  • Exclusive sponsorship of the award of your choice – please note that you cannot be nominated for the award you are sponsoring
  • Brand visibility on online channels

Sponsor an award now by sending your request to  [email protected]

TITLE SPONSOR

The Title/Main Award Sponsorship package costs $34,000 and includes:

  • Exclusive title sponsorship of the Awards
  • Large online and onsite branding visibility
  • 10 seats at the Gala Awards Dinner ($2000) – central table
  • Contribution to the SiGMA Foundation
  • Exclusive sponsorship of the award of your choice – please note that you cannot be nominated for the award you are sponsoring
  • Brand visibility on online channels

Sponsor now by sending your request at [email protected]

charity auction items

The Lego Shorty Vintage NFT

Gnomevil

The vintage Lego Shorty is part of the Lego Shorty collection containing five pieces in total. This collection represents a merge between childish and rebel ways to see the world. Like all Gnomevil artworks, it has a small squid emoji hidden somewhere in the piece as the authentication and signature of the author.

Carnival

Derek Mason

ABOUT ARTIST Derek Mason:
Derek Mason has been painting for just over 8 years. A self-taught artist, Derek began his work doing brief studies on animals before expressing himself with paint, initially experimenting with watercolors. He’s currently in a period of oil paints. His artistic development is presently showcased in a style characterized by it’s emotiveness and flexibility in form and color. Derek has a drive bordering on the prolific and not a day goes by where he can’t be found plying his chosen trade in his home studio. Derek’s first private exhibition in 2016 was a runaway success with over a third of the selected works finding their way into private collections on and off the island.


All proceeds from this fund-raiser will go towards the SiGMA Foundation.