Judging Panel

The judging panel is carefully selected to ensure the judging process is fair and objective. The judges are bound by a strict confidentiality agreement and are required to declare any conflict of interest in entries over which they deliberate and are required to stand aside from judging those entries.

Adam Hill


ITS International

Dr. Prashanth T

Department Head - Mechanical Engineering

Birla Institute of Technology- RAK

David Hill

Principal & CEO

Clayton Hill Associates

Daniel Llort

Project Manager


Dr. Mutasim Nour

Director of M.Sc. Energy and Renewable Energy

Heriot-Watt University Dubai

Akin Adamson

Director - Middle East

Ricardo E&E

Dr. Waleed Zeiada

Assistant Professor of Pavement Engineering

University of Sharjah

Eman Martin-Vignerte

Head of Smart Cities UK


George Zakhem

General Manager – Abu Dhabi Branch

Automobile & Touring Club UAE

Judging Process

The judges will use the criteria against which to score the entry. Each award winner will be decided by consensus among the judges and no correspondence will be entered into by outside parties. Judging will be based on the strength of the submissions and according to the award key criteria.

All submitted entries will be reviewed individually by the panel of judges and will form the basis for the shortlisted projects which are to be announced by 4 November 2018.

Winners will be announced only on the night of the Gulf Traffic Awards Gala Dinner, on Tuesday 4 December 2018.

The Chair of the judging panel reserves the right to cast any deciding vote, should the need arise. The judges’ decision is final and neither the organisers nor the judging panel will enter into any correspondence about the results.


We recognise and respect the sensitive nature of the information submitted in the entries. Entries are not disclosed or discussed outside the judging process. We do not publish the names of companies, organisations or individuals that have not won an award, nor will we reproduce any information from your entry. Therefore if you enter the awards, but are not successful, this will remain confidential.

In addition, entrants may mark any commercially sensitive information contained in their entry as ‘not for publication’.

All entries and supporting material will be destroyed after the Gulf Traffic Awards 2018 presentation.

The organisers reserve the right to use information contained in the winning entries (apart from contact details and any content marked not for publication) for subsequent publicity, promotions and other activities relating to the Gulf Traffic Awards 2018.