A total of 37 separate distribution companies have been successful in receiving formal nominations for the ‘EMEA Channel Academy: 2009 Awards’ – a result that underlines the continued variety of national, regional and international companies serving the EMEA channel. More than one hundred channel-facing senior vendor executives selected their preferred distributors by region within EMEA to determine the nominees.

“The fact that so many different distributors have secured nominations is testament to the diversity of the EMEA channel; it remains an interconnected theatre made up of multiple markets – each with their own character and channel community,” explained Farouk Hemraj, director at the EMEA Channel Academy. “Vendors have nominated distributors based on a number of criteria including sales growth, channel breadth, credit facilities, financing, stock management, logistics, market development and reseller engagement. Those distributors with the highest number of votes have been put forward for the final round of voting.”

A total of nine awards will be handed out to distributors during the ‘EMEA Channel Academy: 2009 Awards’ gala dinner, which is taking place in Monaco on February 11th in conjunction with DISTREE XXL -EMEA’s premier event for the distribution channel and vendor community.

Tech Data leads the way with four separate award nominations – including its Computer 2000 operation in the UK – with Ingram Micro securing three. Both Elko and Actebis received two nominations apiece while 33 distributors secured nominations for one regional award. 

There are five nominees for each of the EMEA Channel Academy distributor awards with the exception of Southern Europe where only four distributors surpassed the minimum votes required for a formal nomination. The full rundown of award categories and nominated distributors (in alphabetical order for each category) are:

  • African Distributor of the Year:

Axiz, Smart, Red Dot, Tarsus, Westcon

  • Central and Eastern Europe Distributor of the Year:

ABC Data, Action, Asbis, Elko, Tech Data

  • DACH Distributor of the Year:

Actebis, COS Memory, Ingram Micro, Tech Data, Wave Computer Systems

  • Middle East Distributor of the Year:

ABM, Aptec, Bogazici Bilgisayar, Despec, Redington

  • Northern Europe Distributor of the Year:

Actebis, Gandalf Data, GNT, Ingram Micro, Komplett

  • Russia & CIS Distributor of the Year:

Elko, Merlion, OCS, Pirit, Trinity Electronics

  • South East Europe Distributor of the Year:

AMY SA Programa, ComTrade Group, InfoQuest, M SAN Grupa, RHS

  • Southern Europe Distributor of the Year:

Banque Magnetique, Comtrade, Esprinet, Tech Data

  • UK & Ireland Distributor of the Year:

CMS Peripherals, Computer 2000 (part of the Tech Data Group), Ingram Micro, Northamber, Westcoast

To find out more about the ‘EMEA Channel Academy: 2009 Awards’, please visit www.channelacademyawards.com
DISTREE XXL attracts distributors from across EMEA, including delegates from emerging markets such as the Middle East, Africa, Russia & CIS. The event serves vendors that are new to the region as well as those looking to expand or deepen their distribution reach.

Final applications for DISTREE XXL are still being accepted from distributors and vendors that meet the qualifying criteria. If you wish to participate in EMEA’s premier distribution conference and attend an event that delivers genuine business value, please contact fhemraj@distree.com. Find out more at www.distree.com/xxl


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