Nominations for Channel Awards underway

Middle East channel and vendors begin nominations for region's leading channel awards

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By  Andrew Seymour Published  January 17, 2009

Nominations for the Channel Middle East Awards are already starting to come in as companies from around the region look to earn a place in the spotlight in just over two months’ time.

Once again there are 16 awards up for grabs, with categories for both vendors and the channel community, including distributors, retailers, and resellers and systems integrators.

The likes of HP, Juniper Networks, Emitac Distribution, Emirates Computers and Jacky’s set the standard for future winners by walking away victorious at last year’s event. They will no doubt be determined to defend their titles this time around.

For those who entered last year’s awards, the good news is that the nomination process remains exactly the same. And for those who are new to the game, don’t worry, it couldn’t be easier!

Companies are free to nominate themselves and can enter as many categories as they wish, providing a separate nomination form containing no fewer than 400 words is completed for each entry and submitted before Thursday 19th February.

As the Channel Middle East Awards are about recognising channel development and achievement, the judges will be looking closely for entries that demonstrate clear examples of those aspects.

Vendors are required to outline the channel investments they made during 2008 and the steps they took to foster channel development. That means providing details of products, programmes or initiatives introduced to support channel partners, or perhaps successful channel expansion activities or actions taken to improve the technical, marketing or sales capabilities of partners.

Distributors, resellers and retailers will also need to explain why they deserve the award in their chosen category. Their nomination needs to include details of company achievements, successful investments or growth initiatives that occurred in 2008, as well as examples of how customers were provided with an exceptional level of service.

Sound straightforward enough? If so, just visit: www.itp.net/events/channelmeawards and download a nomination form now.

The awards website will also be able to provide you with further assistance on the nomination criteria or you can call the editorial team on +971 4 439 2719 with any questions you have.

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