TRENDnet wins home networking accolade
by Stuart Wilson, Friday 1 March 2013
TRENDnet was crowned EMEA home networking champion at last week’s ‘EMEA Channel Academy: 2013 Awards’ held in Monaco in conjunction with DISTREE EMEA. During a Gala Dinner, hundreds of attending distributors and retailers used a live electronic voting system to select the top brand across 12 product categories. Five nominated networking brands - TRENDnet, D-Link, Netgear, TP-Link and Linksys - vied for the title of Home Networking Vendor of the Year.
"The entire TRENDnet team is thrilled to be awarded Home Networking Vendor of the Year," stated Stephanie Xian, TRENDnet international business development director. "Our peers have recognised our tireless channel focus."
Pei Huang, TRENDnet CEO and president, added: "TRENDnet is humbled by the networking vendor of the year award. The channel is vital to our continued EMEA expansion and we plan to maintain our substantial long-term channel investments."
In the months preceding the awards Gala Dinner, DISTREE Events collected vendor nominations from retailers and distributors across EMEA. The top five brands in each product category by number of nominations went forward to the live electronic vote.
Channel partners were requested to assess vendors on a range of criteria including partner engagement, channel strategy, pricing policies, stock management, product evolution, margin potential, channel management, retail engagement, marketing and the development of channel programmes.
www.channelemea.com is a media partner for DISTREE Events and has exclusive access to the results of the live electronic vote. TRENDnet secured 31% of the live electronic vote to take the accolade at this year’s awards ceremony.
Launched in 2009, the ‘EMEA Channel Academy: 2013 Awards’ were the fifth successive year that the regional awards ceremony has taken place. DISTREE Events, the organiser of the awards, remains fully committed to open and transparent voting processes that reward channel excellence by vendors, distributors and retailers operating in the EMEA region.
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DISTREE EMEA 2014 will also build on successful initiatives launched at last year’s sold out event including a regional awards ceremony. The ‘EMEA Channel Academy: 2014 Awards’ will include more than 20 categories for vendors, retailers and distributors from across the region.
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