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 Year – MEA–Al 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
BEST DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR- ASBIS MIDDLE EAST
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
BEST SOLUTIONS PROVIDER OF THE YEAR AWARD- SecureTech
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.