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Online voting for Channel Awards goes live

Finalists for the ‘Best Vendor Channel Programme of the Year’ and ‘Best Growth Initiative by a Distributor’ categories have been announced

The finalists for the ‘Best Vendor Channel Programme of the Year’ and ‘Best Growth Initiative by a Distributor’ categories have been announced ahead of this year’s Channel Middle East Awards — now it is up to you to decide who wins!

Both categories are the only awards exclusively determined by the readers of the magazine, with online polling now open until Thursday 12th March.

The battle for Best Vendor Channel Programme of the Year is set to be fiercely-contested with no fewer than eight companies bidding to get their hands on the prize.

Acer, Avaya, EMC, Juniper, Microsoft, Netgear, RSA and Symantec are all in the running having implemented comprehensive channel programmes in the Middle East during the course of the last year.

Meanwhile, five companies are vying for the Best Growth Initiative by a Distributor accolade. This includes Saudi distributor Al Rammah, consumables-focused Despec, memory specialist MTC, security ace Computerlinks and networking services VAD Westcon Group.

A summary of each finalist’s entry can be accessed via the official awards website below. Simply select the vendor and distributor you believe has made the biggest contribution to the channel through their programme or initiative and register your vote by clicking the ‘submit’ button at the bottom of the page.

www.itp.net/events/channelmeawards/voting.php

The winners of the reader-voted categories will be announced at a gala dinner and awards ceremony on 23rd March at The Westin hotel in Dubai, along with the winners of the other categories currently being assessed by the judging panel.

At last year’s Channel Middle East Awards, HP won the Best Vendor Channel Programme of the Year for its Preferred Partner Programme, while Aptec collected the Best Growth Initiative by a Distributor for its E-Supply Chain initiative.