HP Middle East’s recognises top partner performance at eighth annual Channel Awards
Regional channel partners gather to celebrate the prestigious awards ceremony
HP Middle East today announced the winners of its annual HP Channel Award 2008 held last week at the InterContinental Hotel, in Festival City during GITEX Technology Week 2008.
The awards, attended by over 400 partners from across the region, including key retailers and customers, are designed to celebrate HP’s relationship with its channel partners across the Middle East, as well as recognising and rewarding partners for their outstanding achievements over the past twelve months.
Bernhard Isemann, SPO Manager, HP Middle East, said “HP has an excellent partner network across the Middle East of which we are extremely proud of. The past twelve months has proved extremely successful for HP and we take the annual Channel Awards to thank our partners for their loyalty, dedication and investment within HP”
HP recently introduced two models for its Preferred Partner Programme: Preferred Partner and Gold Preferred Partner. Preferred Partners are typically resellers that sell based on volume, usually addressing volume need but nonetheless strategic market segments, that do not specialise themselves in specific areas. The Gold Preferred Partners are focused on solutions and operations with a requirement for high skill investments.
Attending the event was Todd Bradley, Executive Vice President, HP PSG Worldwide;
Eric Cador, Senior Vice President HP PSG EMEA; Susanne Heis, Vice President HP IPG MEMA and Jos Brenkel, Vice President HP PSG MEMA.
The achievement awards were presented by HP Middle East executives: John Hoonhout, Managing Director and General Manager for Technology Solutions Group (TSG); Anil Kumar, General Manager for Personal Systems Group (PSG); Amr Hassan, General Manager for Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) and Bernhard Isemann, SPO Manager, HP Middle East who hosted the evening.
HP Middle East Channel Awards 2008 winners:
Best Distributor Gulf & UAE – Jumbo Electronics
Best Distributor KSA – Advanced Integrated Media (AIM)
Best Distributor Egypt & Levant – MAS
Best Value Partner Gulf & UAE – Manni Trading Company
Best Value Partner – Nahil Computers
Best Value Partner – Scientific & Medical Supplies
Best Volume Partner Gulf & UAE – CADD Emirates Computer Trading
Best Volume Partner KSA – Raid Raidan Trading
Best Volume Partner Egypt & Levant – Global Brands
Best Retailer Gulf & UAE – AL Ghanim Kuwait
Best Retailer KSA – Jarir KSA
Best Retailer Egypt & Levant – Al Hegaz
Best Outlet Gulf & UAE – Jumbo Electronics, Mall of the Emirates
Best Outlet KSA – Extra
Best Outlet Egypt & Levant – Carrefour Egypt
Best Territory Coverage – Redington, Emitac Distribution
Best HP Partner Salesman – Abdul Raheem Al Muzaini, EEMC Kuwait
Best ProCuvre Partner Gulf & UAE – Redington
Best ProCurve Partner – IMTAC
Best ProCurve Partner Egpyt & Levant - Telematics
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