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2016 Channel Partners Conference Kicks Off in Las Vegas

More than 5,000 attendees and 200 exhibitors gather to discuss telecommunications, security, and IT services. By Rich Freeman

Telecommunications, security, and IT services are all on the agenda at the 2016 Channel Partners Conference & Expo, which gets underway today in Las Vegas.

This year’s show has attracted over 5,000 VARs, MSPs, telco agents, vendors, and others, 40 percent of whom are first-time attendees.

They’ll have access to extensive networking opportunities and six tracks of educational content covering channel business practices, cloud computing, security. the Internet of Things, next-generation technology (including network function virtualization and software-defined WAN), and mobility.

In addition, this year’s expo hall features more than 200 exhibitors, 20 percent of them are new to the conference. Event goers are encouraged to visit ChannelPro at booth 385.

Today’s conference kickoff follows a full day of pre-event activities yesterday, including a charity golf tournament, a Women in the Channel networking mixer, and a welcome reception for first time attendees. The show concludes on Friday.

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