Kensington, the computer accessories company, has won two prestigious awards at RetailVision Europe, the retail channel’s leading annual conference.
Decision makers from key retailers across Europe acknowledged Kensington’s efforts to quickly become a trusted brand in the IT/CE Retail channel. The awards for Best Presentation and Best Accessories were presented in Monte Carlo’s world-famous Salle des Etoiles on Friday, May 4, 2007.
“We knew we were in there with a serious chance – we think the format we had chosen to communicate our ‘Smart Made Simple’ vision was both solid and dramatically different from anything else presented by other companies. However, clinching two awards and being nominated for a third – Best Technology Provider – was beyond our wildest dreams,” said Walter Dornstedt, Retail Sales Director for Kensington EMEA. “Being acknowledged by our partners in retail in such a strong fashion is the best motivation to push our limits and ambitions even further.”
RetailVision Europe is the premiere event for the IT and CE consumer channel, and took place between May 2-4 in Monte Carlo. More than 310 technology providers (including Microsoft, AMD, Samsung, Trust, Seagate etc) and more than 180 decision makers from leading European retail chains (such as MediaMarket, Tesco, Dixons, Carrefour, Auchan etc) gather to present and discuss new and upcoming products, strategies and partnerships. The ‘Best of RetailVision’ awards are unique, as key retailers across the region directly decide on them.
"The European consumer technology market is being transformed by a stream of new products, and these awards truly reflect the extraordinary levels of innovation that are taking place,” said Pete Prentice, senior global director, RetailVision. “These awards are especially impressive because they are directly determined by the channel decision-makers who sell and distribute computer and consumer electronics products all across Europe.”
Phil O’Neill, Vice-President of Kensington EMEA, commented: “We believe this year’s RetailVision has given us the best proof that the energy and creativity we entered the consumer channel with is paying off. We’re grateful to our retail partners for giving us these commendations. With an exciting wave of new products ahead and relying on a team of people that sense precisely what makes the consumer channel tick, I am confident that the remainder of the year will be great for Kensington.”