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Networking Opportunities

The Best Place in the Channel to Network

The world’s largest channel event delivers unmatched opportunities to forge new connections and solidify current relationships.

Networking Events at #CPEXPO

ACWConnect Live! presented by Alliance of Channel Women

Monday, March 9, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Celebrate 10 Years of Empowering Channel Women

The Alliance of Channel Women is marking a decade of empowering women in technology channels to advance their careers and become leaders in their businesses and industry. Founded in 2010, ACW’s roots are grounded in enabling channel women to succeed through networking, education and mentoring. Over the years, we’ve expanded our mission to include advocacy for gender equality and inclusivity. We have committed members, a platform and a voice. We’ve come a long way, baby!

Join us in celebrating our 10-year Anniversary at ACWConnect Live! 2020 Vegas. We’ll look back at what we’ve accomplished together so far and zero in on a shared vision for ACW’s future that includes more members, a bigger platform and a stronger voice.

Separate registration required. 

First-Time Attendee Reception, Sponsored by Verizon

Monday, March 9, 7-9 p.m.

Location: SUGARCANE raw bar grill in the Venetian

Channel Partners welcomes attendees visiting the show for the first time! This reception offers a fun and intimate setting for new participants to meet with various members of the Channel Partners team, industry rock stars and show supporters, as well as other first-time participants. Prepare for the upcoming expo days while grabbing a drink and a bite to eat at this unique event!

Separate registration required. Open to first-time Channel Partners attendees only. 

Excellence in Digital Services Awards Reception

Tuesday, March 10, 6:30-9 p.m.

Come celebrate our 2nd group of award winners as we recognize partners who deliver stellar outcomes for their clients. Entertainment courtesy of the semi-world-famous Coffee with Craig & Kevin Podcast.

Separate registration required.

Welcome Reception & Pub Crawl

How do you make exploring the show floor better? With a drink in your hand. These events take place on day 1 & 2 of the expo.

Welcome Reception
Tuesday, March 10, 3-7 p.m.

Pub Crawl
Wednesday, March 11, 2-6 p.m.

Open to all attendees.

Vendor-Hosted Parties on the Las Vegas Strip

Don't miss these parties hosted by some of our sponsors and exhibitors...

Mitel's Welcome Party

Monday, March 9 | 7 p.m.
Location: Trustworthy Brewing Co. - Venetian Palazzo

Come grab a bite, enjoy a custom Mitel cocktail and chat with your fellow partners, sales leaders and colleagues.

Battle of the Masters Become a Rockstar #WithCBTS

Monday, March 9 | 8:30-10:30 p.m.*
Location: Rockhouse Bar

Private Event for Channel Partners and Master Agents. Limited Spots Available to the first 100 registrations.

*Please Arrive by 8:30 p.m. Doors Close at 9 p.m.

Bourbon, Bubbly & Broadvoice

Tuesday, March 10 |  3-7 p.m.
Location: SUGARCANE - in the Venetian

Open to Broadvoice partners and prospective partners

Roaring 2020's Party by 8x8

Tuesday, March 10 | 8-10 p.m.
Location: 1923 Bourbon Bar at Mandalay Bay

Join 8x8 as they celebrate the prosperity of a new golden era at a chic & modern speakeasy.  The password to enter this exclusive party is "8x8PartnerLove".

Party with TBI

Tuesday, March 10 | 8:45-11:45 p.m.
Location: TAO Nightclub

Open to TBI partners and prospective partners

Telarus' Biz Dev Bash

Tuesday, March 10 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Rockhouse Bar, Venetian

Join Telarus for food and drinks and meet the members of the Biz Dev Team! *Chance to win some amazing prizes every 30 min!

Party with Nitel

Tuesday, March 10 | 8-10 p.m.
Location: Madame Tussaud's Wax museum

Expect: A night of cocktails, networking and access to the wax museum.

All attendees are invited. No ticket required.

AVANT's Beer Pong Tournament

Tuesday, March 10 | 8-11 p.m.
Location: Rockhouse Bar, Venetian

Party with Pax8

Wednesday, March 11 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: The Oak Room at The Rockhouse - Grand Canal Shops in the Venetian

All attendees are invited. No ticket required.

Party wih Avant

Wednesday, March 11 | 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Location: Marquee at the Cosmopolitan


VIP and Partner Breakout Sessions

VIP Session: 7 SD-WAN Land Mines This Customer Wants Channel Partners to Avoid with CloudGenix

Tuesday, March 10  | 10:30am - 11:30am 

When Fortune 500 company CH-Robinson was evaluating SD-WAN, many of the channel partners they spoke to were blindsided by hidden costs of SD-WAN implementation, couldn’t address security risks that Cisco and VMware-velocloud SD-WAN introduced and couldn’t address cloud migration. Learn about the seven SD-WAN land mines channel partners need to avoid and get access to CH-Robinson’s SD-WAN ROI tools.

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VIP Session: Your Cloud Vision – Is It 2020? with Flexential

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 10:30am - 11:30am

Are your customers asking you to help them on their cloud journey, but you’re not sure where to start? Join our session to discover how companies are evaluating workloads, costs and manageability of public vs. private cloud solutions and learn how to best position a hybrid IT solution with your customers in 2020.

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VIP Session: Changing the Status Quo: Opportunities in a New Digital Decade with Intelisys

Tuesday, March 10 | 2-3 p.m

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VIP Session: How Do You Move the Needle as a Trusted Advisor in 2020? with AVANT

Tuesday, March 10 | 2:30-3:45 p.m

Technology and customer needs are changing quickly and if you want to be successful, you’d better move with them! Join Drew Lydecker and an engaging panel of experts for what has been a top-attended non-keynote session for the past three years.

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VIP Session Survivor – Emerging Technology Edition with Telarus

Wednesday, March 11 | 10:30 a.m - noon

Come see contestants in a battle of wits to determine who has the most knowledge of emerging technology. Don’t miss out on your chance to vote people off the island, plus have an opportunity to win prizes. Joined by suppliers Thrive, CoreSite, SmartAction and 8x8, Roger Blohm and the Telarus Business Development Team will participate in this life-changing game.

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VIP Session: The Wave of Application Fluency - Oracle SD-WAN with Oracle

Wednesday, 11 March 2020 10:30am - 11:30am

Oracle Communications is creating a channel-led approach that allows you to catch the SD-WAN wave! Be prepared to capture mindshare as we shift the industry from an Application Aware state into the Application Fluent future

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Partner Breakout Session: Why Is Increasing Channel Revenue So Difficult? presented by ChannelAssist

Wednesday, 11 March 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm

Engaging the channel is different than motivating your own workforce. Join Richard Stevens, president of ChannelAssist, as he speaks to the challenges all channel sales organizations face and possible ways to address them.

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Partner Breakout Session: Demystifying Microsoft Azure for MSPs: How to Build a Successful Cloud Practice in Microsoft Azure with Nerdio

Wednesday, March 11 | 3-4 p.m

Do you know it’s time to move your MSP practice to the public cloud with Microsoft Azure but don’t know how to do it? Nerdio’s deployment, pricing, management and optimization product is the definitive Azure solution for MSPs. In this session, Nerdio will show you how to build a successful MSP practice in Microsoft Azure. They have helped thousands of MSPs build profitable Azure practices and look forward to showing you how to as well! 

Speaker:  Joseph Landes, Chief Revenue Officer at Nerdio 

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Partner Breakout Session: Double Your Revenue, Triple Your Profit! presented by Compliancy Group

Wednesday, 11 March 2020 3:00pm - 3:50pm

Double your revenue and triple your profit. Use HIPAA compliance-as-a-service to differentiate your business, create new revenue streams and justify your advanced services. Gain access to the health care industry, the fastest-growing sector, which represents 26% of the U.S. economy. In this session, we will teach you how to find leads and close deals in this highly lucrative opportunity.

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Partner Breakout Session: Incident Response Preppers: Help Your Clients Create a Survival Plan presented by Quest Technology Management

Wednesday, 11 March 2020 3:00pm - 3:50pm

Are your clients positioned to survive a major security incident? Even adept security infrastructure cannot prevent all intrusions. When security incidents occur, organizations need an effective way to respond. It’s critical to quickly recognize, analyze and respond to an incident to minimize damage and decrease recovery costs.

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Partner Breakout Session: The Power in Cyber Resilience presented by Webroot

Wednesday, 11 March 2020 4:00pm - 4:50pm

Cyber threats shift constantly, and businesses can never be certain when or how they’ll be targeted. "Cyber Resilience" can be thought of as digital fitness; it's the ability to remain up and running regardless of what attacks come your way. Learn about the changing threat landscape and what Webroot is doing to ensure our partners and customers remain on their feet— no matter what.

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