Last week, we reported on and attended the ChannelPro-SMB event in New Jersey. During the event, which included sessions on Adapting Your Business to the Cloud, Where the Money Is in Mobility, and Winning Sales and Marketing Strategies for MSPs, also featured a hardware trends session that provided attendees with a hands-on look at the latest hardware innovations.
With more than 160 in attendance, the event brought together IT solution providers, managed service providers, VARs, custom builders, and dozens of sponsors. The full-day, live event was hailed as a success by all involved. “We were thrilled with the turnout and the high energy throughout the day,” said Cecilia Galvin, ChannelPro-SMB executive editor and a session moderator at the event.
Sponsors represented an elite cross-section of associations, vendors, and distributors offering solutions for the SMB marketplace. AVG was Diamond sponsor and HP was Platinum sponsor. Gold sponsors were OKI Data, LogMeIn, GFI MAX, VaultLogix, Autotask, and ViewSonic. OKI Data was Hardware Trends sponsor and Intel Intelligent Systems and Western Digital (WD) were Tech Trends sponsors. SMB Nation also participated as a Silver sponsor promoting our upcoming fall conference and SMB Nation Peer Groups.
“By participating in the ChannelPro SMB Forum, channel partners had a unique opportunity to learn the ins and outs of today’s top IT trends from colleagues who have learned by doing and paved the way for their success,” said Michael Siggins, vice president and publisher of ChannelPro-SMB and master of ceremonies at the event. “They also took advantage of the showcase of vendor solutions that will enable them to meet the growing IT needs of their SMB customer base.”