Channel Partners Conclave and Awards, the in-person, regional channel event, brought out by Brand Voize in association with Zarks Media and GEC Media Group, was held at Rixos Premium, JBR in Dubai on 9th December 2021. The in-person event was attended by 100+ Value Added Resellers, System Integrators, and Distributors.
The focus of CPCA 2021 event was to bring channel partners up to steam in multiple areas including the latest digital technologies, regional economic trends, tools for channel partners to build their solutions stacks, value additions, cross-sells, loyalty and many more.
The CPCA 2021 event partners were D-link, TP link, Dubai Computer Group, Enabler, ASBIS, Channel post, and Enterprise Channels.
The regional channel event was inaugurated by Ronak Samantaray, CEO, Global CIO Forum and Arun Shankar, Editor, GEC Media Group with their welcome notes and overviews of gains and pains of the regional channel industry.
CPCA event had witnessed the participation of top channel executives and keynote speakers including Syama Mariam Jilani, Associate Director, Howden Specialty; Shahnawaz Sheikh, Vice President – Business Strategy for AmiViz; Nehul Goradia, Co-Founder and Principal Enabler at Enabler ONE; Harrison Albert, Director, D-Link Middle East and Africa; Uzheer Yousuf, Account Manager SMB, TP-LInk MEA; and Harsh Bhandari, Business Development Manager, Solutions division at ASBIS.
The mega-regional in-person channel event also conducted two panel discussions on the topic Channel and the new normal, which included whether the pandemic has contributed to the business of channel positively or negatively and the impact of supply situation and rise in demand effecting the margins of the channel. This discussion was moderated by Arun Shankar, Chief Editor, GEC Media Group with panelists including Dharmendra L. Sawlani Director, Smile Computers LLC and President, Dubai Computer Group; Nehul Goradia, Co-Founder and Principal Enabler at Enabler ONE; and Dr Shailendra Rughwani, Group Managing Director at Experts Computer.
Another panel discussion held on Is Channel cloud-ready covered how cloud is growing in the region and its likely impact on channel business and how can channel gain from the cloud and ensure business continuity in these evolving times. The session was moderated by Basil Ayass, Education and Healthcare Regional Lead for MEA at Google Cloud with panelists Nadim Nakkash, Director, Partner Organisation – Middle East, Turkey and North Africa METNA, Vmware; SM Hussaini, CEO, Almoayyed Computers Middle East; Muneeb Anjum, Founder and Chief Executive Officer for AHAD; and Kinda Baydoun, Regional Manager Channel and Distribution, Veeam.
The event was concluded with an award ceremony that include top MENA distributor award, top MENA system integrator award, top MENA resellers and var award, top MENA training institutes awards, most innovative vendor partner programme, and most innovative system integrator project.
The winner of top reseller category includes Dimension Data, Seven Emirates Computers, Dakat Computer Trading LLC, Ardl AL Ghadeer, Solid Solutions, AL Noori, Musallam, 01 Computers, Al Ershad, Super Tech, Promise Computer, Magnum Connect, Xcell Computers, Global Computers, Arcad World Computer system, Computer care, Capmu Age, IT Park, Majid IT, EDRC Global Computers, Bright Apollo Computer Trading, Supertech Computer Trading, Earth Gate Trading, Blue Bell Computer, Accent Gulf Computer, and Microstate Technology.
The winner of top system Integrator category includes NETCO Networks Security Solutions, AHAD Information Technology, Finesse FZ, Almoayyed Computers Middle East, and MMA Infosec.
The winner of top distributor category includes Spire Solution, ASBIS, Redington, Trigon, SecureNet, Bulwark Technologies, and Mindware.
The winner of top vendor winner category includes Westen Digital, D-Link, Dell Technologies, Toshiba, and Logitech.
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