New Delhi:GATES APAC, a leader in industry channel ecosystems, today announced ‘GATES ICT Industry Excellence Awards 2016’ to recognize India’s leading ICT and CE technology vendors. The award ceremony will be part of the power packed3 day programme GATES – India ICT Reseller Channel Summit which will take place in Aamby Valley City from February 16-18, 2016.
The inaugural awards ceremony will recognize ICT and consumer electronics (CE) vendors for their excellence in delivery, performance and commitment to the Indian sub-continent. Hundreds of top resellers and distributors will vote live at a Gala Dinner on February 17, 2016 to identify overall winner brands across 15 categories.
Ashish Kapahi, CEO at GATES APAC said, “These awards celebrate the performance and commitment to the channel by vendors in different categories. As we endeavor to bring the ICT diaspora under a unified GATES platform, will hope these awards stand the test of time and enhancing the quality of service and health of the channel ecosystem in the years to come.”
He further added, “The Awards format using live electronic voting by reseller partners is new to India. It is an inclusive process and involves all industry stakeholders giving them an opportunity to voice their opinion.“
In run-up for the awards ceremony, GATES has formed a national jury panel comprising of elite senior executives from ICT diaspora, associations and media, who will short list the nominees in each category. This short listed nominees will be voted by 200 plus country’s top channel executives will their preferred vendor in a live voting session.
The 15 award categories for the ‘GATES ICT INDUSTRY EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2016’ are:
- COMPUTING Vendor of the Year
- TABLETS Vendor of the Year
- SMARTPHONE Vendor of the Year
- PC & Mobile ACCESSORIES Vendor of the Year
- IMAGING Vendor of the Year
- STORAGE Vendor of the Year
- PRINTING Vendor of the Year
- DISPLAY Vendor of the Year
- HOME NETWORKING Vendor of the Year
- SOFTWARE Vendor of the Year
- ACOUSTICS Vendor of the Year
- Most INNOVATIVE Vendor of the Year
- Hardware STARTUP Vendor of the Year
- MARKETING EXCELLENCE Vendor of the Year
- OVERALL OUTSTANDING VENDOR PERFORMANCE Vendor of the Year