GATES Consumer Channel Summit, Southeast Asia Empowers Tech Retail in the Region

GATES will bring together consumer tech channels – top Retailers, E-tailers and Distributors from 10 countries – for meetings with vendors, conference and gala awards; 20-22 March 2019 in Bangkok.


Media OutReach - 23 January 2019 - Organizers of GATES Summit
announce the next event will unite consumer technology channels across
Southeast Asia. GATES will bring together international technology vendors with
top channel executives from ten countries in the region -- the retailers, e-tailers
and specialist distributors who drive the consumer technology business in this large,
dynamic marketplace -- for meetings, conference, business networking and gala

Consumer Channel Summit, Southeast Asia
will be held 20-22 March 2019 at the Centara
Grand Hotel at Central Plaza Ladprao
Bangkok, Thailand
The three-day event provides technology vendors and channel
executives with a range of benefits above and beyond a traditional trade show,
with a series of powerful opportunities to interact and engage with one

  • Pre-scheduled 1-on-1
    : plan meetings in advance to get the
    maximum efficiency and value from the event
  • Inspiring and
    Informative Content
    : hear firsthand
    from top experts and influencers during the conference's
    keynotes, market insight sessions, panel discussion and more
  • Business Networking: connect with channel
    leaders, build new business relationships and discuss with vendor


Ryan Mackey, Director
at GATES, says: "
Southeast Asia represents an incredible growth
opportunity for vendors and channel partners -- a large and young population,
solid GDP growth, and the world's fastest-growing internet market. With a
combined population of 635 million, the region offers a huge addressable market.
We are looking to create an unrivalled opportunity to meet top channel
influencers from across this burgeoning market at one place, one time."

GATES Summit will bring together channel partners from across this vast,
populous region -- expanding vendors' reach beyond the commercial capitals of
Singapore and Bangkok to include cities and markets that represent the full
potential of the Southeast Asian market. Since the launch of the event,
organizers report strong momentum and positive responses from channel partners
keen to participate in the event.


Ben TanCountry CEO at COURTS
, says: "Team GATES brings together a credible platform and
solutions for companies to grow their business with the ICT and CE channels in
Asia. I look forward to meeting with distributors and vendors from across the
region to exchange ideas and discuss industry trends and practices."

vendors will represent the full range of consumer technology categories
including computing, mobile & IT, consumer electronics, gaming and home
appliances. The GATES "Innovations Zone" will showcase the hottest
ready-for-retail products, from connected devices and wearables to new entrants
in the IoT space.

Yasir ALkarr, Executive Director at Promate
, says, "We became one of the world's fastest-growing lifestyle
technology brands through our ability to appreciate and adapt to local market
conditions. This is particularly true in Southeast Asia where our winning
products, position and partnerships have propelled the business to new heights.
GATES serves as an accelerator, meeting current partners and new retailers, to fuel
our growth in the region."


The GATES conference program
will feature top speakers from the industry, including executives from sponsor TOSHIBA and Knowledge Partner GfK Market Insights. A panel discussion
will bring forward leading channel partners to share their experience and
engage in Q&A with the audience. The GATES SMARTPITCH is an informative and
entertaining session for vendors to showcase their most innovative technologies
at the event.

Pascal BollonRegional Director for
Market Insights
 at GfK
said, "We are proud to be a knowledge partner at GATES Consumer Channel Summit,
Southeast Asia. With the latest market insights on the consumer durables and
tech industry, executives are better equipped to make critical decisions for
their businesses. I look forward to being a part of the GATES conference,
meeting with vendors and channel partners, and sharing GfK insights
on the current trends and directions in the region's consumer technology

GATES will host the prestigious Southeast Asia
ICT Industry Excellence Awards 2019
at the Gala Dinner. Through live
electronic voting, channel partners recognized vendors for their exceptional
channel performance in the region over the past year.


The event will be held from 20-22 March
at the Centara Grand Hotel at Central Plaza Ladprao in
Bangkok, Thailand
. Channel
executives are invited from ten countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos,
Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.


For more information, please visit
Follow GATES on Twitter @GATES_Summit


About GATES APAC Pte. Ltd.

A leader in industry channel ecosystems, GATES helps facilitate accelerated
go-to-markets for organizations across Technology Verticals through strategy
and sales. Based in Singapore, GATES has built an extensive network of channels
in the APAC region, addressing some of the fastest growing markets in the world.
GATES hosts events including CONSUMER CHANNEL (retailers, etailers and specialist
distributors) for Southeast Asia and BUSINESS CHANNELS (system integrators,
resellers and value added distributors) for Indonesia, India and Vietnam.

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