ChannelPro kicks off its 2019 ChannelPro SMB Forum tour of four live, full-day business-building events next month in Atlanta on March 6. With a 2019 theme of “Bigger. Better. Business.” this year’s tour features presentations from some of the top SMB resellers and managed service providers in the country, sharing their insights on the hottest tech solutions in the SMB marketplace today.
IT consultants, VARs, integrators, and managed service providers of all types who are looking to grow their business will be able to learn from the brightest minds in the industry, participate in interactive sessions, network with peers, and get detailed information on the latest technology trends and solutions from leading vendors.
Top sponsors attending all four live events include Diamond sponsor SYNNEX, Platinum sponsor The 20, and Sapphire sponsor Datto. Also supporting all 2019 events are Gold sponsors Avast Business, Axcient, Cytracom, Ingram Micro, SherWeb, Webroot, and many more.
“Bigger is certainly better when it comes to profits, scalability, and market valuation,” says ChannelPro Publisher Michael Siggins. “Our tour this year is focused on helping our attendees successfully grow their business. As usual, we do it with the help of an amazing group of expert coaches and vital vendor and distributor support.”
This year’s educational sessions include:
MSP Pain Point Clinic: Managed services consultants Karl and Manuel Palachuk will help members of our audience tackle real-world business challenges like pricing, hiring, and getting paid on time.
Get Ready for Managed Everything: Our panel of experienced MSPs will conduct a fast-paced panel discussion of real-world opportunities in hardware as a service, communications as a service, disaster recovery as a service, and other cloud and noncloud solutions.
Sales Tip Shootout!: In this highly interactive session, three leading sales consultants will provide concrete advice on challenges that channel pros face every day, from landing appointments and overcoming objections to cross-selling services and beyond—and attendees get to vote on the best tipster!
Peer to Peer: Winning in Cybersecurity: Listen in on three one-on-one conversations with your channel pro peers about proven best practices for launching a security practice, selling security services, and more.
IoT Playbook: Getting Started in the Internet of Things: IoT authorities Benson Chan and Renil Paramel offer actionable advice on what services to start with, the skills you’ll need to deliver those services, and the most successful techniques for finding prospects and closing deals.
Tech Trends 2019: Let’s Play the Feud!: This interactive, game show-style session tests your knowledge of the latest trends in SMB hardware as you compete with fellow audience members for prizes.
Also featured this year at all four event locations is a free pre-day workshop on The Building Blocks of a Mature MSP. Hosted by The 20, Cytracom, Compliancy Group, and Deep Instinct, the workshop will cover the top challenges MSPs face, go-to-market strategy, adding monthly recurring revenue, developing stickier client relationships, and more. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and lunch will be provided.
Workshop attendees are invited to join the evening welcome reception for all ChannelPro SMB Forum participants.
“This year’s lineup of sessions and pre-day activities is our strongest ever,” says ChannelPro Executive Editor Rich Freeman. “It will send everyone in our audience back to the office with a wealth of ideas, insights, and techniques they can start using immediately to make more and spend less.”
The 2019 Bigger. Better. Business. tour dates are:
- March 6: Atlanta
- May 2: Chicago
- September 5: San Jose
- November 6: Newark (NY Metro)
Attendance and sponsorships are filling up fast. Interested attendees should register immediately HERE.
Interested sponsors should contact Joel Zaidspiner at 561-422-5119 or Lisa Sherman at 917-388-9531. More sponsorship info can be found HERE.
The ChannelPro SMB Forum events are hosted annually by ChannelPro-SMB magazine and The ChannelPro Network.