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Reseller ME Forum & Excellence Awards 2020

The Reseller ME Forum and Excellence Awards 2020 hosted by CPI Media Group, celebrated the resilience and triumph of businesses, particularly in the wake of the pandemic and its repercussions on the global economy. The event, sponsored by Security Partner – Eufy Security; Gold Partners – Hiperdist, Centena Group & Gulf IT Distribution; and Silver Partner – Norden, recognised the efforts of key players who drove the channel industry and sustained a value-driven approach with pioneering solutions. The awards paid tribute to excellence and innovation while the forum brought together some of the best minds in the industry to discuss how innovation and adaptability helped companies stay afloat during the crisis.

The 2020 special edition of the awards received an overwhelming number of nominations spanning various categories from vendors, distributors and resellers, to system integrators. Titles such as Best Partner Excellence Programme of the Year, Cloud Vendor of The Year and Outstanding Channel Growth Award were awarded to Avaya, Citrix and Emitac respectively, for creating new strategic channel partnerships while adopting innovative techniques to increase growth, promote products and empower the channel community.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Best Partner Excellence Programme of the Year-Avaya

Cloud Vendor of The Year-Citrix

Cloud Distributor of The YearMEAAl Jammaz Technologies

INNOVATIVE SMB Vendor of The Year- D-Link

Outstanding Channel Growth Award- Emitac Enterprise Solutions

Marketing Executive of The Year-Kamlesh Lall, Dell Technologies

Outstanding Executive IT (vendor) of The Year- Fadi Moubarak, Vice President – Channels at Avaya International

Woman Executive of The Year- MAYA ZAKHOUR, Channel Sales Director – Middle East, Africa, Italy and Spain of NetAPP.

Outstanding Personality of The Year Award- Fayyaz Ibbini, CEO of Alpha Data

Channel Marketeer of The Year Award- SANCHARI ROY of BARCO

Collaboration Vendor of The Year Award- BARCO

Digital Transformation Vendor of the Year Award-Dell Technologies

Best Smart Home and Security Vendor Award- Hyvision

Most Innovative Product of The Year Award- Prestigio Click & Touch


Vendor of The Year- Norden Communication Middle East FZE

Enterprise Reseller of The Year- Raqmiyat

Systems Integrator of The Year Award- Alpha Data

Cybersecurity Distributor of the Year award- Bulwark Technologies

Emerging AV Distributor of the Year Award- Avientek


Artificial Intelligence (AI) Solutions Distributor Award- VAD Technologies

Specialised Distributor Category Award- Westcon-Comstor

Emerging Distributor of the year- Hiperdist Distribution

Value-Added Distributor of the Year- Mindware

Security Value Added Distributor- Starlink

Security Systems Distributor of the Year- ScreenCheck Middle East

Readers’ Choice Distributor of the year- Redington Gulf

BEST LEADERSHIP PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR- Husni Hammoud, Managing Director – ESET Middle East, Barracuda Networks and Ivanti (part of Midis Group). 

Channel Performance Executive of The Year Award– Ashraf Hamid, Distribution Director – MERAT, Dell Technologies

Woman Channel Executive of The Year Award- Ekta Puthran, Regional Distribution & Channel Manager – MX, Middle East & Africa, from BARCO.

Partner Champion of The Year Award- Praj Calthorpe, Deputy Managing Director (CONDO PROTEGO FZ LLC).

Technology Marketeer of The Year- Mallika Sharma of Exclusive Networks

Best Growth Initiative Award by a Distributor- Spectrami

Partner Empowerment Vendor of the Year-Veritas

Innovation Emerging Vendor of the Year- Zebra Technologies

Best Growth Initiative by a Vendor- Huawei

Innovative Security Product of the Year- Eufy Security.

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