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Calling all vendors, distributors, VARs, MSPs and ITSPs in Canada….What are you doing on Feb 2, 2017?

Two reasons why February 2nd, 2017 is an important day for Vendors and Distributors servicing the Canadian Channel:

  1. On February 2nd, vendors and distributors serving the Canadian IT Channel will know exactly how they rank in their business category among their competitors in 2016. The channel is currently voting in the 10th annual Reseller Choice Awards for their favorite vendors and distributors in over 80 categories. Over 500 vendors and distributors are already nominated. The only thing that vendors and distributors could do is to invite their channel partners to vote for them by sending them this link to VOTE NOW! Vendors and distributors with the most votes in their category will win the Award! At the Awards Gala, we will be recognizing the winning vendors, distributors and their channel teams for being the best of the best with a 10th anniversary prestigious award and lots of news media coverage. It’s an award that every vendor and distributor wants to win because it says, that the channel thinks that they are #1! It’s truly something that you want to celebrate with your channel team as well as your entire company! It says that you are doing an amazing job serving the Canadian IT Channel! It’s also a great opportunity to network with your peers and channel partners to celebrate your leadership and success! You want everyone to know when you win this award! It’s the place to be if you are in the IT Channel! So reserve your seat today (Especially if you are in the top 3 in your category)!
  2. Get the latest insights on everything to do with channel development at the Channel Manager Summit. Listen to leading VARs and MSPs as they explain what they need to build better partnerships with vendors and distributors. Get the latest data on technology and channel trends from IDC, CompTIA, eChannelNEWS and TechnoPlanet. Find out what leading distributors are seeing in the channel and how best to leverage their support. Learn why and how improving the best business practices of your current partners can significantly impact the sustainable growth your channel sales. Hear from other channel managers and chiefs on how they have been successful in the Canadian IT Channel. Learn more or reserve your seat today!

Two reasons why February 2nd, 2017 is an important day for Canadian VARs, MSPs and ITSPs:

  1. It’s the once-a-year opportunity where you get to tell the vendors and distributors what you really think of them! Every vote counts and it sends a clear message to either tell them that they are doing a great job or they need to improve. Either way, it pushes vendors and distributors to serve your needs better! It is always a good thing to give your favorite vendors and distributors a “like” with your vote as it encourages them to continue serving your needs. Who does not like to be recognized for doing a good job? All VARs, MSPs and ITSPs have to do is simply to vote or nominate their favorite vendor and distributor!
  2. If the VAR, MSP or ITSP has completed the Best Managed IT Companies assessment for best business practices, and they scored high enough, then they are in the running to win one of Canada’s Best Managed IT Companies Award. Winning this award will help them in many ways. The prestigious recognition of their employees for doing a great job. It attracts more top-end employees as everyone wants to work in a company with the best leadership and management. It will also help them to attract new customers as they too want to do business with the best managed companies. Of course, it will also reinforce to their current customers that they made the right choice. Earning this award sends a message to the vendors and distributors that their company is the one to work with. The marketing and public relations benefits will be significant. Not bad for costing nothing except for some time to complete the online assessment.

Why bother to do the assessment if you feel that you are currently not a well-managed company? Well it actually matters the most to this group as this is why we developed the best practice assessment tool in the first place – to help all VARs, MSPs and ITSPs to understand their business strengths and weakness so they can plot a course to improve. Every applicant will get a free report to help them benchmark their business practices.

If you believe that these are big-enough reasons, then we welcome you to join us on February 2nd, 2017 at the Old Mill resort in Toronto. It’s an exciting evening where the IT industry comes together to learn, be recognized and celebrate. Lots of great food, drinks, entertainment and fun! The dress code for the Awards Gala is black tie or business formal.

Register at the links below until January 26th, 2017 for either awards gala. Only vendors and distributors may register to attend the Channel Manager Summit.

Register to attend the Reseller Choice Awards Gala! (for vendors)

Register to attend the Best Managed IT Companies Awards Gala! (for VARs, MSPs, ITSPs and others)

Register to attend the Channel Manager Summit! (Vendors and Distributors only)