Manhattan® Nominated for 2012 PC Accessory Retail Vendor of the Year by the Latin American Channel Academy

Florida-Based Consumer Electronics Brand Receives Coveted Nomination Based on Input from Channel VIPs, Regional Analysts and Industry Experts. The Winner will be Named at the DISTREE Latin America Conference in Argentina on September 12th.

Tampa, FL – Manhattan® – a worldwide provider of peripherals and accessories for computers and mobile devices – is proud to announce that it has been nominated for PC Accessory Retail Vendor of the Year by the Latin American (LatAm) Channel Academy. Winners of the LatAm Channel Academy 2012 Awards will be announced on September 12th in conjunction with the DISTREE Latin America event in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A total of 35 different vendors received official nominations across the eight different award categories: PCs, Audio & Mobile Accessories, PC Accessories, Storage, Printing, Software, Gaming and Home Networking. Winners in each category will be selected by a live voting at the LatAm Channel Academy: 2012 Awards Ceremony & Banquet. During the live voting process, retailers and distributors are asked to vote for their preferred vendor based on the following criteria: partner engagement, channel strategy, pricing, stock management, product evolution, margin potential, channel management, retail engagement, marketing and channel programs. Those eligible to vote are asked to base their decision on each vendor’s activities within the Latin American region to date. The purpose of the awards is to select the vendor in each category that has the most impressive all-round channel approach within Latin America.

According to Tawfik Djafari, event director for DISTREE Latin America, the organizers of the LatAm Channel Academy: 2012 Awards, “The development of the Latin American channel and overall market growth is creating new and deeper regional relationships between manufacturers and channel partners. These awards recognize the achievements of vendors within Latin America, and each nominated company should be seen as a leader in their field.”

According to Michael Thiel, CEO of Manhattan parent company, IC Intracom, “As a company, we have always seen enormous potential in the Latin American market and have been doing business there since our inception. In recent years, we have placed a heavy emphasis on developing our distribution channel base in Latin America, and we are both thrilled and flattered to be nominated for PC Accessory Retail Vendor of the Year. On behalf of everybody associated with Manhattan, I would like to thank CE distributors and retailers across Latin America for believing in us and granting us this great honor.”

The 2nd annual DISTREE Latin America event takes place on September 11-13th, 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. DISTREE expanded into the Latin American market in 2011, driven by demand from information technology (IT) and consumer electronics (CE) vendors for a regional channel development platform. DISTREE Latin America offers easy access to major buyers from across this vast region in one place at one time. For more information, visit or follow DISTREE Latin America on Twitter at

About Manhattan:
Since 1992, Manhattan has been committed to providing dynamic computer and consumer electronic accessories that enhance the digital experience for people at work, at home or on the go. Building on decades of success, Manhattan continues to be a global leader in the tablet and PC accessories arena by offering an extensive range of cutting-edge products that meet today’s lifestyle demands for versatility and freedom. Manhattan products not only inspire people to stay connected, but they also provide power, protection and control solutions to users in over 100 countries. For more information on Manhattan, please visit

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