Is mountain climbing like a business? Indeed, it always takes thorough preparations, a smart plan and a great team to reach the top. That was the key message of Dutch mountaineer Wilco Van Rooijen, whom we had invited for a keynote speech at this week’s MEA partner event in Fujairah, UAE. For two days, our business partners from the MEA region got together to discover our latest innovations, to talk business and to share their stories with peers. Some even went home with an award!
Information and inspiration
In today’s digital world, it’s good to get together live, once in a while, to share experiences and insights. Looking back upon the successful 2015 MEA partner event, we were happy to invite our valued business partners for a new edition, which took place on 19 and 20 April 2017. The motivational speech of Wilco Van Rooijen was a great opener to the event.
In the course of two days, our partners were treated to live demos and presentations of our solutions – high-end projectors, OpSpace, Overture and ClickShare – and had the chance to experience their power first-hand. In addition, several partners shared inspiring testimonials or presented their business. Last but not least, the event was a great opportunity to discuss our business together, network and recognize the business partners that had excelled in the past year with an award.
Barco Partner Awards
We took the opportunity of the event to recognize business partners from all over the MEA region with a Barco Award. Salam Technology received the Global Record Project Award for their control room project last year in Doha, Qatar. InterTech Vision ME, Barco’s partner in the UAE, Egypt and Oman, won the award for the Most Innovative Project for their work at the Dubai Civil Defense. Entertainment partners Protec and Venuetech went home with an award for their successful projects in the Burj Al Arab. Our trusted service partner Jumbo was awarded for a great turn-around service time in 2016. Companies Al Rashid from Kuwait and Kanoon from Iran brought home a Barco Award for their excellent collaboration. Alpha data, ClickShare reseller in UAE, came out top in the category Best Reseller for ClickShare in 2016.
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to every one of our partners in MEA for their fantastic partnership. We’re delighted to climb to the top together with all of you, in the coming years.