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Networking Opportunities

The Best Place in the Channel to Network


Regardless of your style, we have a networking opportunity for you. From workshop roundtables and 1:1 meetings, to cocktail receptions, pub crawls and after-hour parties, #CPEvolution is best known for its networking opportunities both day and night. It’s impossible to leave this event without meeting someone new or building upon a relationship you already had.

Networking Events at #CPEVOLUTION

ACWConnect Live!

Monday, September 9, 5-8 p.m.

Calling all women in the channel: join other successful women in the industry to network and discuss key business topics that impact the channel today.

Separate registration required. 

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First-Time Attendee Reception

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

Are you new to the show? Network with fellow newcomers and get tips from seasoned veterans while grabbing a bite. It’s a great way to kick off your show experience.

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

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MSP 501 Awards Dinner presented by Channel Futures

Tuesday, September 10, 6:30-10 p.m.

Join us at our 2nd annual awards dinner where we will honor and toast the 2019 class of MSP 501 Award Winners!

Agenda

  • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
  • 7:30-9 p.m. Dinner & Awards
  • 9-10 p.m. After Party

Separate registration required. 

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Channel Partners Top Gun 51 Awards Dinner

Wednesday, September 11, 7-8:30 p.m.

The Channel Partners Top Gun 51 is an elite group of top channel executives chosen each year for their leadership, vision and innovation. The combined IT and telecom channel is going through unprecedented change. Partners depend on visionaries, like those in this select group, to pioneer new and innovative services and products that will enable them to grow their businesses and help clients in their digital transformation journeys.

By invitation only.

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Welcome Reception

Tuesday, September 10, 4-7 p.m.

How do you make exploring the show floor better? With a drink in your hand. This event takes place on day 1 of the expo.

Open to all attendees and exhibitors. 



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Vendor Hosted Parties

Check out these parties hosted by some of our sponsors and exhibitors...

Party with Telarus

Wednesday, September 11, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Spy Museum
700 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC 20024

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Party With AVANT

Wednesday, September 11, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Penn Social Sports and Game Bar
801 E St NW
Washington, DC 20004  

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VIP SESSIONS

Don’t miss these sessions to network and learn what these top vendors can do for you.. 

VIP Session with Moxtra: Guiding Your Clients with Their Mobile Strategy

Tuesday, September 10, 9-10 a.m

Location: Concourse Level, Hall A, Lincoln Room

To stay competitive in today’s mobile world, businesses need their own mobile apps to deliver a high-touch, on-demand experience to their customers. Explore how you can deliver powerful digital business applications for your clients, so they can secure the growth and loyalty of their end customers.

Separate registration required.

Already registered? Contact Lauriel Wright to reserve your seat. 

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VIP Session with Intelisys: Harnessing the Digital Opportunity

Tuesday, September 10, 9-10 a.m

Location: Concourse Level, Hall A, Roosevelt Room

Successful digital transformations requires us to rethink, disrupt and innovate how we do business. According to IDC, “40% of all technology spending will go toward digital transformations, with enterprises spending in excess of $2 trillion through 2019.” From implementing new digital technologies to restructuring fundamental processes, join us to discover how we are empowering our partners to harness the power of digital to accelerate growth, drive increased productivity and improve the customer experience.

Separate registration required.

Already registered? Contact Lauriel Wright to reserve your seat.

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VIP Session with Dell Expert Network: Windows Server 2008: When End of Support Means the Start of MSP Services

Tuesday, September 10, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Location: Concourse Level, Hall A, Roosevelt Room

Microsoft Server 2008 is ending in January, whether your customers are ready or not. This session will focus around a discussion of what that means for MSPs regarding new opportunities, and the related challenges and opportunities, including moving to or from the cloud, and the advantages of a hybrid cloud strategy.

Separate registration required.

Already registered? Contact Lauriel Wright to save your seat.

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VIP Session with Mitel

Tuesday, September 10, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Location: Concourse Level, Hall A, Lincoln Room

Separate registration required.

Already registered? Contact Lauriel Wright to reserve your seat. 

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VIP Session with AVANT: Disruption Survival Guide for the Trusted Adviser

Tuesday, September 10, 2:30-4 p.m.

Location: Level 1, West Salon

Never before has the opportunity been greater for the channel and the trusted adviser!

  • 74% of IT professionals fear for their jobs in the event of a cyberattack
  • 90% of professionals will no longer buy on-premises PBXs by 2021
  • 44% of enterprise traffic is coming from the cloud and accelerating
  • 90% of edge routers will be replaced by SD-WAN and virtual appliances by 2023

These are just some of the realities and predictions from Gartner, IDC, Forester and AVANT. It’s hard to keep up, let alone stay ahead of the curve to beat your competition. Join Drew Lydecker, president and co-founder of AVANT, to understand how to not only survive but thrive in today’s fast-changing IT world.

Separate registration required.

Already registered? Contact Jessica Barreras to save your seat

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VIP Session with Tech Data: Adventures in Cyber Security: Hacks to Improve Your Cyber Programs

Wednesday, September 11, 9-10 a.m.

Location: Concourse Level, Hall A, Roosevelt Room

New cyberthreats are emerging daily and are posing complex challenges to companies of all sizes. Many of these companies not only expect their solution providers to address their current security challenges, often times through managed services, but anticipate future security risks. In this session, you will learn how to design security into your managed services strategy and how Tech Data can help you produce a well-thought out security roadmap for your transformation.

Separate registration required.

Already registered? Contact Lauriel Wright to reserve your seat. 

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VIP Session with Fortinet: Building Your MSSP Practice to Meet the Market Demands

Wednesday, September 11, 9-10 a.m.

Location: Concourse Level, Hall A, Lincoln Room

Your customers are evolving, the technology landscape is evolving, and if you’re not evolving, you’re likely to be left in the dust. SD-WAN, IoT, the desire for cloud-based services, just to name a few, mean you need to build and adapt your services practice to meet the new demand. Join us for an informative, actionable session to learn what steps you should take to evolve your services practice into one that will not only meet new demands, but be quickly profitable.

Separate registration required.

Already registered? Contact Lauriel Wright to reserve your seat. 

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VIP Session with Flexential: Selling DR Solutions: How to Start the Conversation and Position It

Wednesday, September 11, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Location: Concourse Level, Hall A, Lincoln Room

Research reports predict the Disaster Recover as a Service (DRaaS) market will be worth over 12 billion by 2022. Disaster recovery is top of mind for all organizations regardless of how critical or the size of their applications. As companies evaluate their business the number one focus will be the customer experience and the uptime of their applications. Learn why it is important, as a trusted advisor, to position DRaaS to your customers. With only 18% of businesses ready to recover from a disaster (natural, human error or ransomware), now is the perfect time to learn how and why you should be including these services on every proposal.

Separate registration required.

Already registered? Contact Lauriel Wright to reserve your seat. 

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VIP Session with Oracle: Time to Deliver the Self-Driving, Self-Healing Network

Wednesday, September 11, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Location: Concourse Level, Hall A, Roosevelt Room

Enterprises are rethinking their network as applications shift to the cloud, IT becomes more distributed, and data resides everywhere. Oracle’s unique position as both a cloud application and SD-WAN provider is helping customers:

• Deliver the most reliable and best performing cloud experience possible through its application aware network

• Provide a self-driving and healing network resulting in exceptional quality of experience for end users and services

• Operate their network with full visibility and unparalleled failsafe capabilities

Join us to learn how Oracle’s VP SD-WAN Software Design and Co-Founder of Talari Networks, John Dickey, is building the future of the SD-WAN space.

You will also hear from Gary Levy, VP of Enterprise Communications Sales; George Just, VP SD-WAN Sales; and our expert partner panel on how to leverage the power of Oracle's Failsafe SD-WAN to grow your business.


Oracle Communications: The Power of Partners

Gary Levy--VP Enterprise Communications Channels--Oracle Communications

George Just--VP SD-WAN Sales--Oracle Communications

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FailSafe SD-WAN: The Self-Driving, Self-Healing Network

John Dickey--VP SD-WAN Software Design and Co-Founder of Talari Networks--Oracle Communications

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Partner Panel: Safeguard Your Applications

Drew Lydecker--Co-Founder and President--Avant

Eric Ludwig--Team Lead – Integrated Technology Solutions--CDW

John DeLozier-Global Channel Chief-8x8

Paul Cannon-Principle Product Marketing; Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Corporation


Separate registration required.

Already registered? Contact Lauriel Wright to reserve your seat. 

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