—CT News Bureau

New Delhi, Sept 01: GATES APAC has announced an initiative to facilitate a powerful business platform for ICT and consumer electronics brands to launch, build or manage channels across India sub-continent.


The announcement of the inaugural ‘GATES Reseller Channel Summit’ in India next year has been welcomed by all quarters of the industry, including channel partners, vendors and industry experts.

Vishal Sopory, CEO of IRIS Computers India, a leading national ICT distributor said, “We welcome this initiative in India offering a single platform for channel partners and vendors to participate and grow their business through meaningful interactions.”

He further added: “India’s ICT sector has a great potential for growth. With the devices growing at over 12.6 percent and services over 15 percent, it is the market to be in for everyone, and there is a clear requirement for a sophisticated and structured platform like GATES that will enable business growth by applying industry best practices imparted from the experts.”

To maximize business success, one needs to understand the channel landscape, meet the right partners and create a strategy that aligns with current market trends. GATES will allow brands & channels to achieve this efficiently.

The dates for the inaugural GATES ICT Reseller Summit has been finalized for February 16-18, 2016 and it will be held at Aamby Valley City, Maharashtra, India.

Commenting on this maiden India foray, Vasudevan K S, Executive Director, The Gates, said, “GATES ICT Reseller Summit 2015 looks to ensure the growth of the ICT industry in India by harnessing the channel’s nationwide presence, pursuing proprietary programs with vendors and channel partners, improving the channel partner’s ability to differentiate their businesses in today’s market, and bringing together the channel to function as a cohesive-whole. We bring with us years of industry-channel partnership building experience and we will put that to use for the growth of ICT business.”

“GATES puts itself in the center of an ever evolving channel ecosystem, facilitating interactions and engagements between stakeholders in the ecosystem and accelerating mutually beneficial business opportunities for them,” said Sanjeev Gupta, an industry veteran responsible for running APAC channels for several vendors like Razor, Cisco etc.