There are many trade shows vying for VARs’ and MSPs’ time and wallets, but few can match the value of CompTIA’s annual event, formerly known as Breakaway and renamed ChannelCon. The show, which runs from July 29 through 31 and is being held at the Peabody Orlando, includes a combination of industry certification training, peer-to-peer learning, and partner networking. This vendor-neutral channel event will cover several hot trends such as cloud computing, disaster recovery, IT security, mobility, social media and more.
Value-added distributor Ingram Micro will have its Cloud, SMB, Mobility, Managed Print Services, Marketing and Financial Services teams on hand at Booth #417 to answer questions and discuss how it’s helping its partners build their businesses to new heights of growth and profitability.
On Monday, July 29, from 3:30–5:30 p.m. in Bayhill 32, Ingram Micro will provide a two-hour breakout session exclusively for its partners. Partners will receive business advice from industry experts, fellow solution providers, and Ingram Micro’s own marketing and branding specialists. Plus, partners will learn about some of the essential elements of a successful SMB business and find out how your SMB business can look and act bigger.
On Tuesday from 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m, Jason Bystrak, director of sales for Ingram Micro’s cloud division, will take the stage as part of an informative panel titled: “Distributor Power Panel: The Cloud Evolution.” Bystrak’s no nonsense presentation style is a breath of fresh air, providing valuable information with wit and humor (check out one of his most recent articles for an example: “Change Your Cloud Compensation Model Now, or Regret It Later“).
In addition to seeing vendors demonstrate the latest technology updates at the Tech Fair, be sure to take advantage of an opportunity (or two) to earn your CompTIA Trustmark certification in areas such as managed services, data recovery and business continuity, and managed print.
If you’re planning to attend this year’s CompTIA ChannelCon event, also be sure to talk to your Ingram Micro account rep to receive your Ingram Micro promo code, which will waive your ChannelCon registration fee — and save you $899 in the process!