Tech Data On Board as Gold Sponsor of ChannelPro SMB Forum
February 17 2012
Raleigh, NC - ChannelPro announced today that Clearwater, Fla.-based distribution giant Tech Data has signed on as a gold sponsor of the inaugural ChannelPro SMB Forum event, which is scheduled to be held in Orlando, Fla., on March 14, 2012. As a gold sponsor, Tech Data will introduce one of the forum's general session presentations and connect with forum delegates at an exhibit in the forum showcase meeting area.
Tech Data will be featuring its peripherals division, which includes the latest technology in imaging and printing, digital signage and projectors, power, digital cameras, and other innovative consumer technologies and accessories.
"Tech Data is one of the top distributors to SMB VARs and integrators that tune into the ChannelPro media network," said Michael Siggins, VP, publisher, The ChannelPro Network. "Thanks to their gold sponsorship, forum delegates will get a look at some the most exciting, high-margin peripheral products they can add to their mix, plus understand the world-class sales, marketing, and tech support provided by a leader like Tech Data."
"Tech Data is passionate about getting in front of our reseller customers and bringing them solutions to support their end-user customer needs," said Wendy Maurer-Linsky, vice president, peripherals product marketing at Tech Data. "SMB is clearly a focus segment for Tech Data - one in which we are growing and adding resources to support. We bring value and services through our dedicated special business units [SBUs], to support the specific needs of the SMB customer in order to help them drive success."
The ChannelPro SMB Forum will be a full-day, live event and feature presentations from industry experts as well as some of the top SMB resellers and systems integrators in the country. Using an interactive format, presenters and panelists will share their insights on the hottest technology solutions in the SMB marketplace today. All sessions provide in-depth information, best-practices advice, and dedicated time for lively discussions among attendees and presenters.
ChannelPro SMB Forum sessions include:
- Cloud Computing Business Essentials
- Profiting from the Next Wave of Managed Services
- Taking on the Mobile Revolution: Tablet & Smartphone Integration
- Where the Money Is in Vertical Industry Solutions
The one-day SMB Forum is bolted onto the front end of EHX: The Integrators’ Expo, another event produced by EH Publishing Inc. EHX is at the crossroads of systems integration, featuring not only IT and networking technologies, but also audio/video, automation and control, security, and energy management. EHX further covers a broad expanse of applications that include SMB markets such as:
- Bars, clubs, and restaurants
- Retail stores
- Corporate offices and conference rooms
- Schools, colleges, and churches
- Healthcare facilities
- Hotels and resorts
About The ChannelPro Network
The ChannelPro Network provides targeted business and technology information for the IT channel. Via ChannelPro-SMB magazine and various online properties, the network delivers expert opinion, analysis, news, product reviews, and advice vital to a reseller’s business success. Perspectives from VARs, vendors, distributors, and analysts are spotlighted daily. No other media company focuses on the small and midsize marketplace like the ChannelPro Network.
Positioned at the crossroads of systems integration, EHX is the source for top technical, applications, and business training in commercial integration, residential integration, IT integration, security, and more. EHX covers products including Audio/Video, Automation/Control, IT/IP Networking, Security, Energy Management, and Tablet and Smartphone Apps and markets including residential and commercial/SMB. For exhibitors, EHX offers a unique opportunity to see the best of current channel customers and connect with new integrators from adjacent markets. Visit http://www.ehxweb.com for complete event details.
About EH Publishing
EH Publishing Inc. is a leading media company specializing in technology-based markets. EH offers integrated media solutions including e-media, print, event, research, and custom products. Key market segments include custom electronics, professional sound, house of worship, and robotics.