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Channel Summit Awards 

Channel Summit will present 4 different awards at the event.

Some Award will be voted live (Product and Vendor) and some will be decided by a Jury based on applications (Distributor and Retailer)

Best Product Award

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The Best Product Award is a yearly contest honoring the Business Potential of new products presented at Channel Summit EMEA.

  • Vendors can submit a 2-minute recorded video at least two weeks before the event.

  • Product Pitch must be submitted in 1080p .mp4 format showing a company representative presenting the product. For more detailed information and examples please refer to our Exhibitor Guide.

  • Product Pitches will be available for the Audience one week before the event upon the opening of the meeting scheduler. Buyer will vote online to select the finalists

  • Finalists for each product category will go on stage for a live pitch on the first evening of the event.

Who can participate? Any vendor attending the Event

How is it decided? Winners will be determined by LIVE voting. 

Who votes? Votes will be only collected from the buyers

Voting Criteria: Business Potential

Award categories: Smart Home, Smart Tech, Gaming & Computing, IT Peripherals & Accessories, Audio-video, Mobile products, Small Domestic Appliances​

Reveal of the winners:

  • 15 May: Finalists and Winners are revealed during the first evening event with Live voting.

Best Vendor Award

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The Best Vendor Award recognises the creativity, product attractiveness, company & team performance of the Vendors present at the event.

Who can participate? any vendor attending the Event. Vendors must select the product group under which they wish to be present.

How is it decided? Winners will be determined by a LIVE voting. 

Who votes? Votes will be only collected from the buyers. Vendors are not allowed to vote for this Award.

Voting Criteria:  Combination of products presented, business potential & team's interaction during the event

Award categories: Smart Home, Smart Tech, Gaming & Computing, IT Peripherals & Accessories, Audio-video, Mobile products, Small Domestic Appliances​

Reveal of the winners:

  • 17 May: Winners are revealed during the Gala Dinner with Live voting

Distributor of the Year

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Distributors have a broad role when it comes to vendor management, and often there is some fantastic work to support brands with a variety of value added services. This award is to highlight the work by distributors to deliver outstanding solutions to their customers. From supply chain innovation to a strategic partnership or collaboration, this award is to showcase the best of the best in distribution.

Who can participate? 

Any distributor of consumer technology products operating in the EMEA region (please note that event attendance is not a requirement)

 

How is it decided? ​

An independent jury will meet on 16th May to evaluate the entries (participants to be announced soon) 

 

Voting Criteria  

The jury will judge applications based on a number of criteria including scale of the work, complexity of the project and ROI for the vendor involved.

 

When is the deadline?

Applications must be submitted by 1st May 2023.

 

Category Details

There are seven award categories by region: Southern Europe, Nordics, British Isles, DACH, CEE, Middle East, Africa 

The winners will be announced on 17th May during the Gala Dinner at Channel Summit EMEA.

Retailer of the Year

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The retail award has been created to celebrate EMEA’s best retail product launches in 2022. With a host of new brands coming to market and retail back in full swing, we’re inviting retailers to share their most successful campaigns and be in with a chance of winning EMEA wide recognition for their work.

 

Who can participate? 

Any retailer of consumer technology products operating in the EMEA region (please note that event attendance is not a requirement)

 

How is it decided? ​

An independent jury will meet on 16th May to evaluate the entries (participants to be announced soon) 

 

Voting Criteria  

The jury will select winners based on the overall performance of a launch campaign that took place in 2022. Applications should demonstrate good use of creativity and innovation, examples of effective collaboration between brand, distributor and retailer, and effective marketing and PR activities.

 

When is the deadline?

Applications must be submitted by 1st May 2023.

 

Category Details

There are three award categories by region: Western Europe, Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) & Middle East & Africa (MEA)

 

The winners will be announced on 17th May during the Gala Dinner at Channel Summit EMEA.

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