Channel Summit MENA Celebrates Innovation and Excellence in Consumer Technology


Channel Summit MENA Celebrates Innovation and Excellence in Consumer Technology

This year’s awards are set to recognize the outstanding achievements across a range of categories, including Audio, Entertainment, Gaming & Computing, Lifestyle, IT Peripherals Accessories, Mobile Product, Electronics & IoT, and small domestic appliances

Abu Dhabi, 21 February 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 MENAs commitment to recognizing truly innovative and impactful contributions to the industry.

The full list of award winners include:

Best vendors:-

– Audio: Marshall – Entertainment: GoPro  – Gaming & Computing: HP/HyperX
– Lifestyle: Riley Scooters  – IT Peripherals & Accessories: Logitech  – Mobile Accessories: Belkin
– Electronics  IoT: Nutricook
Best Distributors

– Broadline Distributor: Redington
– Lifestyle: Shift
– Mobile products: Lime Concepts
– IT Peripherals & Accessories: Monster
– Electronics & SDA: Al Futtaim
– 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, that 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
Some photos from the Awards here

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