26 February 2006 – The inaugural Retail ME Awards was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 26 February 2006. 14 awards were given out to regional retailers to recognize their work and contributions made to the retailing industry in U.A.E. The ETP Middle East team together with 500 retailers and guests were on hand to lend success to the awards show.
Organised by Concept Media – Publisher of RetailME, this was the first event of its kind in the Emirate and was held under the patronage of Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khaled Al Qasimi, UAE Minister of Economy. Result of the awards was audited by Ernst & Young.
“The RetailME Awards were introduced in the magazine’s ongoing pursuit to becoming an invaluable resource to retailers and suppliers from the retail trade,” said Pierre Pereira, Managing Director, Concept Media – Publisher of RetailME.
“We are pleased to be able to lend support to the event. With our regional office located in Dubai, it is important that we are supportive and be part of the retail-related initiatives launched here. The Middle East retailing industry deserves an awards show of this caliber as the retailers have shown superior capabilities to grow and capture market share. Such events will provide a platform for the good work of retailers to be recognised and to spur the industry to outdo itself year after year. We look forward to the show next year,” said Mr Naresh Ahuja, Chairman, ETP International.
ETP International’s Dubai office started operations since 2005 and has recently moved into BO-7, Suite # 26, Dubai Internet City, P.O Box : 121949, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The ETP Middle East team comprises of S.Krishnaswamy, Regional Sales Director, who oversees the operations and he is supported by Arun Jagtiani, Regional Business Manager.
About ETP International Pte Ltd
ETP International is an enterprise software company focused on enabling retailers to run their business proactively using the cutting-edge ETP V5 Retail Solution. Founded in 1988 ETP has its International HQ in Singapore, R&D centre in Mumbai and a network of partners in over 20 countries, selling, implementing and supporting ETP solutions. ETP’s three digit growth is driven by the wide acceptance of its flagship product ETP V5 by leading retailers.
ETP V5 is a 4th generation solution designed to help retailers move from a push based business model to a push-pull based business model, making them more proactive in planning, execution, analysis and decision making. It is seamlessly integrated through POS, CRM, Online Sales, Call Centre Sales, Merchandise Planning, Promotions Planning, Procurement, Distribution, Warehousing and Analytics. Developed with reliability, scalability and globalisation in mind, ETP V5 is capable of handling multiple languages, time zones, currencies, taxes, company and group structures, 20 users to 1000’s of users, various hardware platforms and operating systems and can be implemented comprehensively or modularly.