Everything Channel's XChange Solution Provider Conference Brought Solution Providers Together with Channel Vendors to Meet, Build Relationships and Strategize for Growth

Mar 18, 2010

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Everything Channel, a UBM company, today announced the successful wrap up of the 15th annual XChange Solution Provider conference that took place March 8-11, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.  XChange Solution Provider brought together more than 225 pre-qualified executive-level technology solution providers with approximately 75 industry leading Channel vendors to meet, build relationships and strategize for growth.

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Nancy Hammervik, Senior Vice President, Events, Everything Channel, said, "Last week we brought solution providers and technology vendors together to learn, network and conduct business.  XChange Solution Provider provided attendees with key information on how to reboot their businesses after a challenging year and gave them a road map to follow for a strong 2010.  The success of our event demonstrates the critical importance of our industry and the great opportunity in the high tech sales channel."

Event highlights include:

  • The Cloud Computing Bootcamp: "Cloudy with a Chance of Margins" comprehensive half-day Cloud Computing Bootcamp on the hottest and most pressing issues facing IT integrators and their vendor partners.
  • The 2010 CRN Channel Champions and XChange XCellence Awards events took place on March 10.  The 20th annual CRN Channel Champions is one of the largest and broadest-based technology solution provider market studies in the industry and measures overall technology sellers' perceptions of vendor products and services.  The XChange XCellence Awards measure overall business and technology solution provider perceptions of vendor products and services during the conference.
  • Everything Channel offered a Premium Executive Content Track which featured exclusive research, expert instructors and peer interaction in a workshop setting designed to enhance business practices and bolster management skills.

A special feature of the event was Everything Channel's Channel@Work initiative.  Channel@Work brings together members of the technology industry to support local communities in need.  Everything Channel partnered with L.A. Works, a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area.  The Channel@Work: Technology Makeover School Edition program brought together 50 members of the technology community and Everything Channel employees to update the Dayton Heights Elementary School's computer lab, library and teacher's workroom as well as beautify other areas of the school.

Everything Channel is the leading producer of face-to-face events that build technology partnerships and alliances between vendors, distributors and senior-level decision-makers within the Channel and the IT executive.  Everything Channel's events deliver new markets, customers and revenue opportunities for Solution Providers and vendors. These events offer numerous recruiting, training, education and networking opportunities during three and four-day events filled with keynotes, lectures, debates and discussions revolving around critical Channel issues and trends.

For additional information on Everything Channel's XChange Solution Provider visit http://everythingchannelevents.com/xsp10.

About Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)

Everything Channel, headquartered in Framingham, MA, is a technology marketing and sales solutions company.  Through its "Complete Technology Channel Solution," Everything Channel offers the right business tools to accelerate technology sales.  From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database.  Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to the sellers of technology to achieve measurable and significant results.

About United Business Media Limited

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.

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