RME crowns channel stars at Partner Excellence Awards

The winners of the Reseller Partner Excellence Awards
The winners of Reseller Middle East Partner Excellence Awards

Amid much fanfare, Reseller Middle East (RME) celebrated its fifth annual Partner Excellence Awards, at Emirates Towers, Dubai, where it paid tribute to those players who have stood out and made a difference in the business in the last year.

Addressing within a packed Godolphin Ballroom last evening, CPI Media Group’s Chairman, Dominic De Sousa gave the welcome speech setting the stage for the festivities that followed.

The event also featured a welcome keynote by Basil Ayass, Marketing Director, Dell, where he urged the partners in the room to differentiate their offering to succeed in the market and to embrace change, and also complimented CPI Media Group for organising such a hugely successful event. “CPI has raised the bar with this event,” he said.

With awards across categories such as vendors, distributors, readers’ choice and editors’ choice, the evening saw not only many of the bigwigs walking away with trophies but also emerging businesses. The most prestigious category of the evening, Best Partner Excellence Programme, both from a distributor and a vendor was awarded to Mindware and EMC respectively.

Reseller Middle East also presented awards to Hesham Tantawi for Outstanding Executive of the year from the IT channel while Noman Qadir, from Citrix won the category from the vendors. Santosh Varghese from Toshiba was awarded the Partner Champion of the year while Reeman Ansari from VMware took away the trophy for the Woman Executive of the year.

The full length of winners were as follows and for pictures click here:


Vendor Categories         

Networking Vendor of the Year – Huawei Middle East

Storage Vendor of the Year – Dell

Software Vendor of the Year – Microsoft Gulf

Printing Vendor of the Year – Xerox Corporation

Mobility Vendor of the Year – Prestigio

Security Vendor of the Year – Dell

Systems and Hardware Vendor of the Year – Brocade Communications


Distributor Categories  

Broadline Distributor of the Year – Redington Gulf

Mobility Distributor of the Year – Metra Computer

Security Distributor of the Year – ComGuard

Specialised Distributor of the Year – StorIT Distribution

Emerging Distributor of the Year – EMT Distribution

KSA Distributor of the Year – Al Jammaz Distribution

Networking Distributor of the Year – Aptec, an Ingram Micro Company

Value-added Distributor of the Year – Westcon Group


Reseller categories        

Enterprise Reseller of the Year – Paladion Networks

System Integrator of the Year – EMW

SMB/Consumer Reseller of the Year – Quality Computers

Super Retailer of the Year – Emax


Editor’s Choice categories          

Reader’s Choice Vendor of the Year – Cisco

Reader’s Choice Distributor of the Year – Logicom

Growth Initiative by a Vendor – Riverbed Technology

Growth Initiative by a Distributor – Despec MERA

Partner Champion of the Year – Santosh Varghese, Toshiba Gulf

Woman Executive of the Year – Reeman Ansari, VMware

Outstanding Executive of the Year, IT Channel – Hesham Tantawi, Asbis Middle East

Outstanding Executive of the Year – Noman Qadir, Citrix

Best Partner Excellence Programme of the Year – EMC

Best Partner Excellence Programme of the Year – Mindware




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