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‘APAC Channel Academy: 2014 Awards’ recognise region’s top technology brands

10-17-2014 07:37 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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HP's Lionel Ch'ng (left) receives an 'APAC Channel Academy: 2014 Award'

HP's Lionel Ch'ng (left) receives an 'APAC Channel Academy: 2014 Award'

SINGAPORE – DISTREE APAC 2014 hosted the ‘APAC Channel Academy: 2014 Awards’. Hundreds of distributors, e-tailers and retailers operating in Asia Pacific (APAC) ICT and consumer electronics (CE) channels voted live to select their preferred technology brands across 14 product categories and also for a DISTREE APAC Best-In-Show award.

In the run-up to a Gala Dinner on October 9th in Singapore, a VIP Retailer Executive Committee submitted nomination forms to create a shortlist of vendors across the 14 product categories. The committee was instructed to nominate brands based on the quality and strength of their overall regional channel strategy.

The VIP Retail Executive Committee for the ‘APAC Channel Academy: 2014 Awards’ included senior executives from the following retailers: Challenger, COM7, Courts, Croma, Epicentre, Harvey Norman, Infibeam, IT City, Leading Edge, Ryans IT, Sangeetha Mobiles, Silicon Valley, The Mobile Store and Wellcomm Shop.

The full list of nominated companies and winners for the ‘APAC Channel Academy: 2014 Awards’ was as follows:

• PCs Vendor of the Year: HP (59% of final live vote)

Also nominated: Acer, Asus, Dell, Lenovo

• TABLETS Vendor of the Year: SAMSUNG (38%)

Also nominated: Acer, Asus, HP, Lenovo


Also nominated: Belkin, Logitech, Samsung, Sprout

• PC ACCESSORIES Vendor of the Year: LOGITECH (49%)

Also nominated: Belkin, HP, Microsoft, Targus

• IMAGING Vendor of the Year: CANON (50%)

Also nominated: HP, Nikon, Olympus, Sony

• STORAGE Vendor of the Year: WD (41%)

Also nominated: Seagate, Strontium, Toshiba, Verbatim

• PRINTING Vendor of the Year: HP (63%)

Also nominated: Brother, Canon, Epson, Fuji Xerox

• SMARTPHONES & MOBILES Vendor of the Year: SAMSUNG (62%)

Also nominated: Asus, Micromax, Microsoft (Nokia), Sony

• TVs & DISPLAYS Vendor of the Year: SAMSUNG (52%)

Also nominated: LG, Panasonic, Sony, Toshiba

• GAMES & GAMES ACCESSORIES Vendor of the Year: LOGITECH & SONY (Tied – 25% each)

Also nominated: Microsoft, Razer, SteelSeries

• HOME NETWORKING Vendor of the Year: TP-LINK (35%)

Also nominated: Asus, Belkin (Linksys), D-Link, Netgear

• SOFTWARE Vendor of the Year: MICROSOFT (67%)

Also nominated: Adobe, Kaspersky, Symantec (Norton), Trend Micro

• AUDIO ACCESSORIES Vendor of the Year: BEATS (37%)

Also nominated: Bose, Jabra, JBL, Logitech


Also nominated: Google, Jawbone, Samsung, Sony


Also nominated: Ducere Technologies, Energy Sistem, Strontium, Valore

Ashish Kapahi, Regional Director for DISTREE APAC, said: “The ‘APAC Channel Academy: 2014 Awards’ were a celebration of the ongoing success of the region’s technology and consumer electronics channel as it drives sales and increases customer reach across the region. Every nominated brand should be congratulated and recognised as a top five player in the category or categories they appear in.”

About DISTREE Asia Pacific

DISTREE Asia Pacific is the ultimate professional networking event for senior executives from the consumer electronics, digital device and ICT products channel in the Asia Pacific region. DISTREE Asia Pacific is a focused event for channel executives based on the successful concept of bringing high-level buyers from emerging markets into productive contact with vendors. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @DISTREE_AsiaPac

About DISTREE Events

DISTREE Events specialises in the planning, organisation, staging and management of ICT & CE channel events. DISTREE Events is a Paris−based company owned by Infopro Digital. The team at DISTREE Events has successfully organised such events for the past decade, gathering more than 10,000 senior executives from 80 countries during that time. DISTREE Events spans the entire EMEA region, Asia-Pacific and Latin America with employees based in Paris, Dubai, Moscow, London, Singapore and Sao Paulo. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @DISTREE_Events

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