DISTREE EMEA 2020 Diamond Award Winners Confirmed
by Liam McSherry, Monday 2 March 2020
MONACO – The DISTREE Diamonds award series for consumer technology brands continued at DISTREE Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) 2020 earlier this month. The recipients of DISTREE Diamond Awards were determined by live voting from distributors, retailers and channel partners during the Gala Dinner at this year’s DISTREE EMEA consumer tech channel hosted buyer event in Monaco from February 18th to 21st.
Annelies HELMER, DISTREE Director, said: “DISTREE EMEA featured more than 70 tech brands with innovative products, solutions and go-to-market strategies that grabbed the attention of participating channel partners. The DISTREE Diamond Awards enabled channel partners to reward the brands that impressed them most at this year’s show.”
Prior to DISTREE EMEA 2020, all participating brands were invited to select the DISTREE Diamond categories they wished to enter, which were then allocated by preference. The live voting by distributors and channel partners took place on the evening of February 20th 2020 in Monaco.
During the event, attending distributors and channel partners were asked to assess exhibitors on a range of factors including product portfolio, product roadmap, channel programme, business potential, go-to-market strategy and the quality of meetings and interaction at DISTREE EMEA 2020.
They were asked to consider all these factors when selecting winners across 15 product categories. The full list of winners is as follows:
Audio: elari 2nd: Trevi 3rd: Cowin
Charging & Power: njoy 2nd: Duracell Charge - PSA Parts & Baseus (Joint 2nd) 3rd: Rain Forest
Mobile Accessories: Baseus 2nd: Philips Projection 3rd: Wenger
Cases & Covers: Wenger 2nd: Rain Forest 3rd: tomtoc
Smart Tech: Yale 2nd: Euclideon 3rd: Duracell Charge – PSA Parts
Multicategory: Pocketbook 2nd: IRIS & Trevi (Joint 2nd) 3rd: Inforlandia
Gadget & Toys: elari 2nd: Celly 3rd: IRCorp
Storage: verbatim 2nd: Icy Box 3rd: Patriot Memory
Bags & Luggage: Wenger 2nd: Sbox 3rd: tomtoc
Smart Home: hombli 2nd: Lanberg 3rd: Yale
Mobile Devices: BOOX 2nd: Gigaset 3rd: Pocketbook
Gaming & Gaming Accessories: Playseat 2nd: Whiteshark 3rd: Arozzi Europe, Genesis & Xtrfy (Joint 3rd)
B2B Products & Solutions: IRIS 2nd: Euclideon & Philips Projection (Joint 2nd) 3rd: Inforlandia
PC Peripherals & Accessories: Impakt 2nd: IRIS 3rd: Patriot Memory
Networking: Intellinet 2nd: Techly 3rd: Airpho & Lanberg (joint 3rd)
Channel partners attending DISTREE EMEA spent three days meeting exhibitors, discussing business opportunities, learning more about their products, and assessing their plans for 2020. DISTREE delegates were then given the chance to recognise companies that were ‘best in show’ in a product category,” added Annelies HELMER, DISTREE Director.
The DISTREE Diamond Awards serve as recognition for companies that have put together a solid proposition for the channel. Selected by channel partners, the DISTREE Diamond Awards are a hallmark of quality in terms of go-to-market strategy for brands that are selected to receive an award.