CME Awards 2013 honours channel champions

The winners of the 2013 Channel Middle East awards revealed

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CME Awards 2013 honours channel champions The Channel Middle East Awards 2013 were held in Dubai at the Fairmount The Palm Hotel.
By  Manda Banda Published  April 1, 2013

The achievements of the region's IT channel industry were celebrated last night at the Fairmount The Palm Hotel in Dubai, as Channel Middle East held its sixth annual awards.

Check out our gallery of the Channel Middle East Awards 2013 winners.

The event, held alongside a gala dinner, attracted over 350 IT leaders from the vendor, distributor, reseller and retailer community across the Middle East region, where they were honoured for their accomplishments and dedication to the development of the regional channel over the last 12 months.

Twenty-one awards were presented and they recognised the companies, partner programmes and individuals that have done the most to build and improve the wellbeing of the Middle East IT channel sector.

Highlights of the awards included Meera Kaul, managing director at Optimus Technology and Telecommunications, who was recognised as Channel Executive of the Year.

In the reseller categories, GBM won the Systems Integrator of the Year, while Emax was named the Power Retailer of the Year in a hotly contested category.

In the reader-voted categories, selected via online polling by the readers of Channel Middle East and Channel Arabic, and ITP.net, Dell Middle East won the Best Vendor Channel Programme for its PartnerDirect Program, while Comstor took Best Distributor Partner Programme for its Marketing as a Service (MaaS) initiative.

In another tightly contested category of Value-Added Distributor of the Year, Westcon Middle East emerged as the winner while the IT Distributor of the Year - Broadline Products was scooped by Mindware.

Ali Nemati, general manager at Acer Middle East, the platinum sponsor of the event, delivered the keynote address.

Check out our gallery of the Channel Middle East Awards 2013 winners.

The winners of the 2013 awards

 Components Vendor of the Year - Intel

Networking Vendor of the Year - Huawei

Peripherals Vendor of the Year - Prestigio

Printing & Consumables Vendor of the Year - Lexmark Middle East

Security Vendor of the Year - Dell SonicWall

Software Vendor of the Year - HP Software

Systems & Hardware Vendor of the Year - Dell Middle East

Growth Initiative by a Vendor - Cyberoam

Components Distributor of the Year - FDC

IT Distributor of the Year - Broadline Products - Mindware

KSA Distributor of the Year - BDL

Value-Added Distributor of the Year - KSA - Al Jammaz Distribution

Retail Distributor of the Year - Asbis

Value-Added Distributor of the Year - Value Solutions - Westcon Middle East

Emerging Distribution Company of the Year - Spectrami

Systems Integrator of the Year - GBM

Power Retailer of the Year - Emax

Training Provider of the Year - Advanced Technology Services (Aptec)

Best Vendor Channel Programme of the Year - Dell's PartnerDirect Program

Best Distributor Channel Programme of the Year - Comstor's Marketing as a Service

Channel Executive of the Year - Meera Kaul, MD, Optimus Technology and Telecommunications

Check out our gallery of the Channel Middle East Awards 2013 winners.

1638 days ago
Anwar Al Atyani

Congratulations for winners.
And thanks ITP for such great event.

1638 days ago
John Coulston

Thanks for the great vote of confidence from the readers of Channel Middle East in the choice of the Dell PartnerDirect program as Vendor Channel Program of the Year. Validation by channel partners is hugely important to us! Thanks also to the panel for choosing Dell's security and systems and hardware portfolio for Vendor of the Year.

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