Channel ME Awards 2018 honours partner innovation
Hearty congratulations to this year's Channel Middle East award winners
The achievements of the Middle East IT channel industry were celebrated last night at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina hotel, as Channel Middle East held the eleventh edition of its annual awards ceremony.
The event, held alongside a gala dinner, attracted over 380 IT leaders from the vendor, distributor, reseller and retailer community across the Gulf region, where they were honoured for their stellar performances and dedication to the development of the regional channel over the last 12 months.
Twenty-four awards were presented and they recognised the companies, partner programmes and individuals that have done the most to build and improve the well-being of the regional IT channel sector.
Highlights of the awards included Asim Saud AlJammaz, President, Al Jammaz Distribution, who won the Channel Executive of the Year.
In the reseller categories, Accent Gulf Computers LLC won the SMB Reseller of the Year, while Finesse lifted the Systems Integrator of the Year, while Sharaf DG was this year's Power Retailer of the Year. Al Jammaz Distribution took the gong for Cloud Distributor of the Year.
In the reader-voted categories, selected via online polling by the readers of Channel Middle East and ITP.net, Pivot3 won the Best Vendor Channel Programme for its Pivot3 Partner Programme, with ASBIS Middle East scooping Best Distributor Channel Programme for its ASBIS Bonus Club.
In another tightly contested category of Value-Added Distributor of the Year (Value Solutions, Ingram Micro company was the winner in this category for the second year running while the IT Distributor of the Year - (Broadline Products) was scooped by Asbis Middle East.
This year's event was made possible by Gold sponsor Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, Silver Sponsor Eaton and Category Sponsors Avaya, Pivot3, OKI Europe META, Logitech, Logicom, Al Jammaz Distribution, EnGenius, Barco, VNS Technologies, Nexsan and VAD Technologies.
The full list of winners of the 2018 awards are:
Components Vendor of the Year - AMD
Enterprise Networking Vendor of the Year - Dell EMC
Printing and Consumables Vendor of the Year - OKI Europe (META)
Software Vendor of the Year - Avaya
Security Vendor of the Year - Fortinet
Systems and Hardware Vendor of the Year - Supermicro
Mobile Solutions Vendor of Year - EnGenius International Dubai
SMB Networking Vendor of the Year - D-Link Middle East & Africa
Mobile Devices & Wearables Vendor of Year - Neffos (TP-Link MEA FZE)
IT Distributor of the Year - (Broadline Solutions) - Asbis Middle East
Value-Added Distributor of the Year - (Value Solutions) - Ingram Micro
Components Distributor of the Year - Gulf Shadow Computer Systems
Peripherals Distributor of the Year - Trigon LLC
Retail Distributor of the Year - Techmicro
Cloud Distributor of the Year - Al Jammaz Distribution
Outstanding Contribution to the KSA Channel - BDL IT Global
Power Retailer of the Year - Sharaf DG
Systems Integrator of the Year - Finesse
SMB Reseller of the Year - Accent Gulf Computers LLC
Training Provider of the Year - Huawei Enterprise Middle East
Best Vendor Channel Programme of the Year - Pivot3 Partner Programme
Best Distributor Channel Programme of the Year - ASBIS Bonus Club
Best Growth Initiative by a Distributor - VAD Technologies
Channel Executive of the Year - Asim Saud AlJammaz, President, Al Jammaz Distribution