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Channel Partners Announces Fall 2021 ‘Homecoming,’ Spring Virtual Event
We’ve been watching the world evolve since March 2020, and though we hoped we’d be in a safe position to reunite in person in Las Vegas for Channel Partners Conference & Expo by March 2021, it is apparent that the world isn’t quite there yet. Simultaneously, your channel business has not stopped. In some cases, we know demand is higher than ever and you rely on our spring show to learn, strategize, build relationships and thrive throughout the year.
Because of this, we have two announcements today. First, we are excited to announce that the Channel Partners Conference & Expo will take place Nov. 1-4, 2021, postponed from March 2-5, 2021, in person at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas. We’re calling it a “Homecoming” because it will undoubtedly be a long-awaited reunion for our channel community. You’ll benefit from all you’ve come to expect and love about our Vegas event, plus a new MSP 501 Summit, in addition to our signature Fall MSP 501 Awards gala. More fun surprises to come.
Take a look at all the latest updates, breaking news and channel trends, brought to you by Channel Partners Online and Channel Futures.
Channel Partners Virtual a Huge Success, Thanks to You
September 14, 2020
Sports metaphors are some of the easiest phrases to coin. I have no shame in admitting that my creativity here is lacking. But in this case, it seems appropriate: Channel Partners Virtual was a home run. Nearly 3,400 people registered for Channel Partners Virtual!
Channel Partners Virtual: Get Ready for One Amazing Virtual Experience
September 5, 2020
When we decided to go virtual with the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, your reaction was probably like mine. “Well, I guess we have no other choice.”
But since then, I and our team have been pleasantly surprised by the outpouring of support from the channel community. And it’s not just support — it is genuine excitement for our first-of-its-kind channel event. We have seen a terrific number of partner registrations, and the enthusiasm from our sponsors has been stellar.
Lest you think there will be less to take in just because we’re virtual this year, take a gander at some of the incredible content we are offering.
Debate 2020: The Future of Distribution Is Anything but Boring
September 2, 2020
Will the future of distribution look anything like traditional distribution? Not that distributors and master agents have been idle. They haven’t.
Distribution partners and master agents have been busy transforming their businesses over the past decade. At the same time, technology and customers have morphed. Those changes include the shift to cloud and as-a-service to how customers want to buy. The distribution landscape has also been forever altered as a result of mergers and acquisitions, as well as with an influx of new players. For example, look at Amazon. Also, talking about new players, what about all the new partner types jumping into the fray?
Channel Partners Virtual Preview Videos
8×8’s John DeLozier Talks Influencing, Communications’ ‘Golden Era’
8×8 channel chief John DeLozier is gearing up for a pair of presentations at Channel Partners Virtual, Sept. 8-10.
First, he will lead a panel of channel “influencers”; after all, he’s our Channel Partners/Channel Futures Influencer of the Year for 2020. Two hours later, he will turn around and deliver a keynote dubbed “The Golden Era of Communications.”
Forrester’s Jay McBain on Business Success During COVID-19
Forrester analyst extraordinaire Jay McBain sits down with Channel Partners/Channel Futures executive editor Craig Galbraith for this discussion ahead of Channel Partners Virtual, Sept. 8-10.
McBain will offer a keynote, “Making Sense (and Money) in the Second Stage of COVID” on Sept. 9 at 12:40 p.m. ET. In this discussion, he talks about partners’ successes and failures in the first stage. Then he gives advice on how partners can weather the storm – and thrive – going forward.
JS Group’s Janet Schijns Talks Convergence, 5G
JS Group CEO Janet Schijns is excited for Channel Partners Virtual. And she better be, because she will be all over the place at the premier channel event!
Here, she sits down with Channel Partners executive editor Craig Galbraith to talk about her various roles at Channel Partners Virtual. Among them are an “influencers” panel, a 5G discussion and a red-hot channel convergence debate.
Coffee with Craig & James
Coffee with Craig & James, the channel partners podcast, welcomes industry experts to discuss the hottest topics in the channel, including the latest in technology and how you can improve your business.
COVID-19 Partner Help Series
The COVID-19 pandemic is radically transforming the global business landscape, but your organization doesn’t have to navigate the path forward alone. Our COVID-19 Partner Help Series offers channel companies like yours the expert insight and information to overcome these unprecedented challenges and serve your customers more effectively and cost-efficiently.
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: The New Flexible Work Environment: Helping Your Customers Succeed
In this webinar, Scott Anderson of Intermedia Terry LaPointe of Loffler Companies provides insights on how you can help your customers transition to and succeed in the new flexible work environment.
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: Ensuring Business Continuity in Uncertain Times
Jenni Flinders of VMware examines how partners can ensure business continuity for themselves and their clients in uncertain times.
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: COVID-19 and the Channel: Insights, Solutions and Resources for MSPs
Mathieu Leblanc of Sherweb examines the impact of the pandemic on the channel and shares expert insights, solutions and resources for MSPs.
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: How Remote Work Situations Are Redefining Managed Services
Mark Sher of Intermedia and Juan Fernandez of ImageNet Consulting examine how the remote work situations created by COVID-19 will redefine managed services in a post-pandemic world.
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: How MSPs Can Push Forward and Aid Customers in Times of Crisis
In this webinar, Burt Powers of Dell Expert Network outlines how MSPs and other partners can aid clients and help keep their businesses moving forward in times of crisis.
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: Cybersecurity and COVID-19: Best Practices for MSPs
In this webinar, Mark Balleeger of Barracuda MSP discusses best practices for MSPs when it comes to cybersecurity.