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9:00am - 3:00pm 360 mins
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Networking
Evolution Golf Invitational

Tee off your conference experience at the scenic Scotland Run, which Golf Digest named the No. 1 golf course in the Philadelphia region to entertain groups. We’ll kick off with breakfast and a turn in the simulator room, followed by a shotgun start. Network with fellow attendees as you enjoy this unique course.

Separate registration required and space is limited. Priced at $249, which includes:

  • Transportation to and from event
  • Breakfast, lunch & drinks
  • Access to the simulator room
  • Golf cart rental
  • Swag bag

Bring your own foursome – or we’ll pair you up!

If you are interested in sponsoring a foursome, please contact us here.

10:00am - 4:00pm 360 mins
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Registration
Registration
12:00pm - 5:00pm 300 mins
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Hackathon
Business Innovation Hackathon sponsored by Office Depot
  • Howard M. Cohen - Senior Resultant, HMC Write Now
  • Michael Schmidtmann - Owner, Trans4mers
  • Heather Harlos - Strategic Program Manager, Synnex

Hacking isn’t just about code — it’s about learning and creative problem-solving. In our first CP Evolution Business Innovation Hackathon, we’ll bring together entrepreneurs, technologists, marketing and sales experts, HR specialists and other facilitators from the channel community. On Tuesday, Oct. 9, from noon until 5 p.m., join us high above the Pennsylvania Convention Center hall floor. You can watch as we transform an empty space into the Channel Partners Evolution Expo while joining intimate roundtable discussions with experts who will help you transform your business through interactive workshops including:

1. Me2B: Why Personal Branding Is Essential

2. Tactical LinkedIn: Using Social Media to Advance Your Business

3. Developing a Winning Business Plan + Elevator Pitch

4. Innovative Ideas to Win New Business

5. Hiring and HR in the Age of #MeToo

6. Communicating with Style

7. Marketing With Purpose: Building Loyalty With Your Customers

8. Cracking the MDF Code: How to Secure Market Development Resources

9. To Be Announced

10. How To Stay Top of Mind for Customers During the Sales Process

Experts will be recruited by Channel Partners and Channel Futures as well as Channel NX2Z and local partners. Admission will be by invitation for local entrepreneurs. CP Evolution attendees will require a Conference Pass.

Conference & Expo pass required to attend this session.

12:00pm - 8:00pm 480 mins
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Co-Located Events
AVANT Special Forces Training

Join AVANT to help train and enable the channel to sell today’s hottest IT solutions, including SD-WAN, UCaaS, IaaS and colo.

AVANT is well known for its Special Forces Training, with participants in the last five training events earning an average NPS score of 87. Special Forces is an intense sales training — like nothing you have never seen before! AVANT is bringing the partner community together with thought leaders and key vendors of next-generation IT solutions for a training event dedicated to sales strategies, tactics and tools that will enable partners to transform their business to that of a true trusted adviser.

The event will start with a welcome lunch at noon and continue through 6 p.m., when we kick off a cocktail and networking reception.

Watch AVANT's video to learn more >>

Separate registration required. 

5:00pm - 8:00pm 180 mins
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Networking
Alliance of Channel Women Networking Event

The Alliance of Channel Women ACWConnect Live Networking Event is the perfect way to kick off Channel Partners Evolution!

Light Up Your Life!

Are you honoring your commitments to yourself? Join the Alliance of Channel Women, as well as our guest speakers and sponsors, as we examine ways to “Light up Your Life!” both personally and professionally. Is it possible to maintain work-life balance while fully pursuing your passions? Our special guests will share the insight they’ve gained while searching for and maintaining balance in their personal lives and in the workplace. Come join other inspiring women who will help you grow your professional network, strengthen your business, and find your balance. You have the power to let your light shine, so let it shine brightly! We look forward to seeing you at ACWConnect Live at Channel Partners Evolution!

Network with old friends and discover new relationships that will help your business grow, your skills improve and your career soar! As with every event, we'll start our evening with cocktails and networking, followed by amazing speakers. Arrive on time, bring your business cards, elevator pitch, creative energy and open mind. This will be a great event to kick off the conference and meet other like-minded women.

To become an Alliance of Channel Women member and to attend FREE, visit allianceofchannelwomen.org.

7:00pm - 9:00pm 120 mins
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Networking
First-Time Attendee Reception sponsored by Verizon

Location: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

First time at Channel Partners? Welcome! Stop by our reception at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and network with other first-timers, members of the Channel Partners team, industry rock stars and veteran show supporters. You’ll pick up tips on how to get the most out of the upcoming expo days while grabbing a custom cocktail and a bite to eat at this unique event!

Separate registration required. Open to first-time qualified channel partners only.