According to DCG, the event is the first step towards achieving a healthy business environment for 2017 and beyond for the IT channel business.
Held at the Ramada Jumeirah Hotel, the event gathered over top suppliers, distributors and importers to discuss reforms that would redefine the business landscape.
The meeting started with a short presentation from DCG on the need for business reforms, current business trends and formative measures.
The attendees included management representatives and credit controllers from Achiever Computers, Al Masa Distribution, Aptec – an Ingram Micro Company, Asbis Middle East, Daisytek Computers, Experts Computer, FDC International, Gulf Shadows Computer System, Logicom, Mitsumi Distribution, Quality Computers, Redington, Tiger General Trading, Transworld Computer Technology and Trigon.
During the event, attendees have agreed on a number of issues including the need to have a viable business ecosystem to make the industry trustworthy; distributors credit controllers should meet regularly along with DCG team and selected partners to share information and planning; and lastly, buyers’ concerns should be respected and meetings with them needs to be initiated to get their feedback on the industry.
Dharmendra L. Sawlani, President, DCG, said, “This arduous effort was taken by the DCG team to bring in consensus of the stakeholders on business reforms that meet the challenges of 2017 and ensure profitability. This is an ongoing process which we are sure will bring financial discipline and stability.”
DCG also mentioned that it will soon organise a meeting with a team of buyers as well to understand the difficulties and solutions that can increase productivity and profitability. Furthermore, an expanded version of top suppliers meet is also being planned.
Suchit Kumar, General Secretary, DCG, said, “It is important for IT business to move from low margin/ high risk to high margin/low Risk and deliver measurable business performance that creates a trustworthy business ecosystem. With this initiative, DCG looks forward to start the new year on a new Euphoria.”