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by Stuart Wilson, Monday 16 January 2012

The official distributor nominations for the ‘EMEA Channel Academy: 2012 Awards’ have been announced. Hundreds of senior vendor executives with EMEA channel knowledge nominated their preferred distribution partners across 10 sub-regions. In each category, the top five distributors received official nominations and go forward to the final live electronic vote, which takes place at a Gala Dinner in Monaco on February 9th 2012, held in conjunction with DISTREE EMEA.

Vendors selected distributors based on a number of criteria including sales growth, channel breadth, credit facilities, financing, stock management, logistics, market development and channel engagement. During the Gala Dinner on February 9th, senior vendor executives will take part in a live electronic vote to determine an overall winner in each category.

“The nominated distributors are leading players within the regions they have been chosen for and should be proud of their recognition,” commented Farouk Hemraj, CEO at DISTREE Events. “We are delighted that the Gala Dinner for the ‘EMEA Channel Academy: 2012 Awards’ is once again being held as part of the DISTREE EMEA conference programme. We look forward to welcoming representatives from all nominated distributors to this prestigious occasion.”

The official distributor nominations for the ‘EMEA Channel Academy: 2012 Awards’, presented in alphabetical order in each category, are as follows:

African Distributor of the Year – Esquire, Mustek, Rectron, Red Dot, Tarsus

Middle East & North Africa Distributor of the Year – Asbis, Disway, FDC, Golden Systems, Redington

Central & Eastern Europe Distributor of the Year – AB, ABC Data, Action, eD’ System, Tech Data

Russia & CIS Distributor of the Year – Asbis, Elko, Inline, Merlion, OCS

South East Europe Distributor of the Year – Arena, Comtrade, M-San Grupa, Most, Polycomp

Southern Europe Distributor of the Year – Computer Gross, Datamatic, Esprinet, Ingram Micro, Tech Data

Northern Europe Distributor of the Year – Also-Actebis, EET, Elko, Gandalf, Tech Data

DACH Distributor of the Year – Also-Actebis, Devil, Ingram Micro, Tech Data, Wave

France & Benelux Distributor of the Year – Banque Magnetique, Comtrade, Copaco, Ingram Micro, Tech Data

UK & Ireland Distributor of the Year – Computer 2000, Entatech, Ingram Micro, Micro-P, Westcoast

In total 38 different distributors received nominations for the ‘EMEA Channel Academy: 2012 Awards’ with six of these companies nominated across multiple categories including Also-Actebis, Asbis, Elko, Ingram Micro and Tech Data. DCC Sercom also picked up multiple nominations through its subsidiaries Banque Magnetique and Micro-P.


Top distributors, retailers and e-tailers from across the EMEA region are invited to attend DISTREE EMEA 2012, the premier event for the regional ICT and CE channel, from February 7-10th in Monaco.

DISTREE EMEA gathers hundreds of senior executives from EMEA’s Information Communications Technologies (ICT) & Consumer Electronics (CE) volume distribution channel.

During the course of the three-day event, delegates take part in thousands of pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with hundreds of vendors. Each year, hundreds of new distribution agreements are struck across the region as a result of business relationships initiated at DISTREE EMEA.

DISTREE EMEA 2012 will also build on successful initiatives launched at last year’s sold out event including a regional awards ceremony. The ‘EMEA Channel Academy: 2012 Awards’ will include more than 20 categories for vendors and distributors from across the region.


For more information on attending DISTREE EMEA 2012 please contact fhemraj@distree.com


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