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Channel Summit MENA Celebrates Innovation and Excellence in Consumer Technology

Awards at Channel Summit MENA

Farouk Hemraj, founder, ChannelHub

This year’s awards are set to recognize outstanding achievements by vendors and distributors across a range of categories in consumer electronics

We have brought back the format that was a winning formula and we have had overwhelming feedback from the community. We are pleased to add value to the sector with focused events like this.”

— Farouk Hemraj, Founder of ChannelHub

ABU DHABI, UAE, February 21, 2024 / — Channel Summit MENA, the premier B2B event for consumer technology in the MENA region, is thrilled to announce the winners of its prestigious annual awards. The awards are a highlight of the Summit, which operates on an exclusive ‘invitation-only’ basis, ensuring a gathering of senior-level executives and decision-makers from the industry.

“We are proud to host these awards and celebrate the incredible achievements of these companies that work in this sector,” said Farouk Hemraj, Founder of ChannelHub, the organisers of Channel Summit MENA. “The Channel Summit MENA awards are not just a recognition of success but also a testament to the innovative spirit that drives the consumer tech industry forward.”

This year’s awards are set to recognize the outstanding achievements across a range of categories, including Best Vendor in various categories such as Audio, Entertainment, Gaming & Computing, Lifestyle, IT Peripherals & Accessories, Mobile Product, and Electronics & IoT; Best Distributor Awards covering segments like Broadline Distributor, Lifestyle, Mobile Accessories, IT Peripherals & Accessories, Electronics & SDA (small domestic appliances), and Gaming; Best Product Launch Awards for UAE, Saudi, Egypt, and GCC regions and, for the first time this year, special recognition for the Best E-waste initiative.

Each category has been carefully selected to highlight the diverse range of products and services that are driving the consumer tech and IT markets forward. The awards celebrate the creativity, product attractiveness, and overall performance of the participating companies.

The winners were determined through a live voting process by buyers attending the event, ensuring a fair and transparent selection. The criteria for shortlisting the awardees include a combination of product presentation, business potential, and team interaction during the event. This approach underscores Channel Summit MENA’s commitment to recognizing truly innovative and impactful contributions to the industry.

The full list of award winners includes:
Best vendor – Audio: Marshall
Best vendor – Entertainment: GoPro
Best vendor – Gaming & Computing: HP/HyperX
Best vendor – Lifestyle: Riley Scooters
Best vendor – IT Peripherals & Accessories: Logitech
Best vendor – Mobile Accessories: Belkin
Best vendor – Electronics & IoT: Nutricook
Best Distributor – Broadline Distributor: Redington
Best Distributor – Lifestyle: Shift
Best Distributor – Mobile products: Lime Concepts
Best Distributor – IT Peripherals & Accessories: Monster
Best Distributor – Electronics & SDA: Al Futtaim
Best Distributor – Gaming & Computing: Geekay
Best Product Launch UAE: Nothing Phone 2 Launch with Sharaf DG
Best Product Launch GCC: The CASIO G-SHOCK GBD-200-9ER Launch with Al Seeb Technical Est. (SARCO) Ltd
Best Product Launch GCC: The SONY INZONE Launch with Store 974
Best Product Launch GCC: SAMSUNG S24 Launch with Best Electronics
Best E-waste initiative: E-WASTE INITIATIVE – eXtra

Channel Summit MENA, which took place from 19 to 21 February 2024, brought together industry leaders from across 16 countries to celebrate excellence and innovation in the consumer technology and IT sectors. This unique event format offers a blend of pre-scheduled meetings, keynote presentations, workshops, and networking opportunities, aimed at fostering growth and collaboration in the tech and IT channels.

Hemraj added, “We have brought back the format that was a winning formula behind our DISTREEE events and we have had overwhelming feedback from the community – both vendors and retailers. We are pleased to add value to the sector with focused events like Channel Summit MENA.”

Channel Summit MENA is supported by GfK, a leading data and analytics company, which will provide key insights on retail trends across the region. This collaboration emphasizes the data-driven approach of the event in understanding and responding to evolving market dynamics.

Mita Srinivasan
Market Buzz
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