Event Information

Date: Tuesday, 5th May 2015

Venue: Al Murooj Rotana Dubai

“The Channel Middle East Conference is a hugely valuable forum for the channel community in the Middle East.  I found my interactions with the participants of significant value as we seek to build the best channel business in the region.  The content was insightful and the organisation was impeccable.”

John Coulston, Channel Director- Middle East, Dell


2015 Speakers

  • H.E. Justice Shamlan Al Sawalehi, Judge, DIFC Courts
  • David Lewis, Head of Digital- MENA, GfK Retail and Technology Middle East
  • Shailendra Rughwani, President, Dubai Computer Group
  • Mario Veljovic, Vice President Solutions- MENA, Global Distribution
  • Sunil Paul, Co-Founder and CEO, Finesse Technologies
  • Hany Maurice, Channel Sales Leader, Eaton Corporation
  • Asem Galal, Co-Founder, Galal and Karawi Consulting
  • Samer Karawi, Co-Founder, Galal and Karawi Consulting
  • Roger El Tawil, Executive Director, Al Masa Value Distribution
  • Khalaf Al Otaiba, Chairman, Dubai Computer Group and Group CEO, Al Otaiba Group of Companies
  • Rohit Bachani, Director, Merlin Digital
  • Sherifa Hady, Enterprise Group Distribution Director, HP
  • Vikram Venkataraman, Managing Director, Vianta Advisors
  • Pradeesh VS, General Manager, ESET Middle East
  • Suren Vedhantam, Group Managing Director, StorIT Distribution
  • Khalid Wani, Sales Director, Western Digital
  • Noman Qadir, Channels Director MEA, Citrix Systems International
  • Saurabh Arora, Vice President – Sales & Support, Cerebra Middle East
  • Karim Hammad, Managing Director, EMPA Distribution
  • Nicolai Solling, Director of Technology Services, Help AG


The Channel Middle East Conference has established itself as a high-level networking and thought leadership conference to address and tackle the challenges that the regional channel is still faced with as the business outlook continues to improve.

The conference will be a half-day event comprising keynote addresses and panel discussions that will be attended by resellers, system integrators, solution providers, VARs and IT consultants from the UAE channel.

The conference is due on Tuesday, 5th May 2015 at Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina. The conference aims to highlight successful business strategies and issues around their effective execution to benefit the regional channel.


The Channel Middle East conference brings together the cream of the region’s IT channel. This invitation-only conference is the biggest event of its kind. and attendance is by invitation only, representing the decision makers across the industry.

As such, it is an ideal place to position your brand, meet potential customers and existing clients. To ensure sponsors get the maximum return from their investment, sponsorship opportunities are limited.

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Shailendra Rughwani

David Lewis

Samer Karawi

Hany Maurice

Mario Veljovic

Asem Galal