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New categories announced for ‘EMEA Channel Academy: 2012 Awards’

10-14-2011 08:10 AM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: DISTREE Events

New categories announced for ‘EMEA Channel Academy: 2012

The region’s premier independent channel awards will take place on Thursday February 9th 2012 in Monaco. New award categories added for both distributors and vendors.

SAO PAULO, PARIS, LONDON, DUBAI, and MOSCOW – The ‘EMEA Channel Academy: 2012 Awards’ will provide an independent and vendor-neutral platform for senior channel executives to select and recognise the outstanding vendors and distributors operating in Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA). New awards for 2012 include three vendor categories for Imaging, Audio, and Monitors/TVs, plus a new ‘France & Benelux Distributor of the Year’ regional award.

The fourth annual awards ceremony will take place in conjunction with DISTREE EMEA, the leading annual event for vendors, distributors, retailers and e-tailers operating in the region’s ICT and consumer electronics (CE) volume channel.

“We’re delighted to host the ‘EMEA Channel Academy: 2012 Awards’ as part of the DISTREE EMEA conference programme,” commented Farouk Hemraj, CEO at DISTREE Events. “These awards offer unique insight into how vendors and distributors are perceived in the regional channel through an open and neutral nomination process followed by a live electronic vote.”

Next year’s awards will cover 25 categories, identifying the outstanding ‘Vendor of the Year’ in 12 separate product categories, crowning the ‘Distributor of the Year’ in 10 sub-regions within EMEA, and handing out one accolade for the ‘EMEA Distributor Initiative of the Year’. In addition, the awards will include two ‘Hall of Fame’ awards, recognising individuals for outstanding achievement within the EMEA channel.

Approximately 1000 delegates are set to attend the ‘EMEA Channel Academy: 2012 Awards’ Gala Dinner, where the winners will be decided by live electronic voting. In the months preceding the awards, hundreds of distributor and vendor executives are polled to determine the list of five nominees in each award category that go forward to the live vote.

“The methodology behind the awards is highly effective,” continued Hemraj. “Hundreds of distributors across EMEA nominate their preferred vendors by category, while vendor executives with EMEA responsibility, nominate their preferred distributors by sub-region.”

“The top five in each category receive an official nomination. During the Gala Dinner, the excitement really builds as distributors select the winning vendors through the live electronic vote, and the vendor executives present perform the same task to determine the winning distributors,” he concluded.

The full list of ‘EMEA Channel Academy: 2012 Awards’ is as follows:

EMEA Monitors/TVs Vendor of the Year
EMEA Components Vendor of the Year
EMEA Software Vendor of the Year
EMEA Printing Vendor of the Year
EMEA Home Networking Vendor of the Year
EMEA Accessories Vendor of the Year
EMEA Gaming Vendor of the Year
EMEA Storage Vendor of the Year
EMEA Audio Vendor of the Year
EMEA Imaging Vendor of the Year
EMEA Mobile Device Vendor of the Year
EMEA Notebook/Netbook/Desktop Vendor of the Year
UK & Ireland Distributor of the Year
DACH Distributor of the Year
France & Benelux Distributor of the Year
Northern Europe Distributor of the Year
Southern Europe Distributor of the Year
South East Europe Distributor of the Year
Middle East & North Africa Distributor of the Year
Africa Distributor of the Year
Central & Eastern Europe Distributor of the Year
Russia & CIS Distributor of the Year
EMEA Distributor Initiative of the Year

About ‘EMEA Channel Academy’
The ‘EMEA Channel Academy’ was established in 2008 and held its first annual awards in early 2009. Established as a vendor-neutral and independent body, the Academy prides itself on the open and transparent voting processes used to determine award winners.

About DISTREE Events
DISTREE Events specialises in the planning, organisation, staging and management of channel-focused ICT & CE events. The team at DISTREE Events has successfully organised events for more than a decade gathering more than 10,000 senior executives from 80 countries during that time. DISTREE Events spans the entire EMEA theatre and Latin America with employees based in Dubai, London, Moscow, Sao Paulo and Paris. Discover more at, find us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter @DISTREE_Events

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