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CompTIA ChannelCon 2016 Opens with Community Day, Technology Vendor Fair

Aug 02, 2016

IT channel leaders gather in South Florida for three days of education, networking and socializing

Hollywood, Fla. – CompTIA ChannelCon, the information technology (IT) channel’s premier education and partnering event, opened here Monday with a focus on business improvement strategies and a look at new and innovative products and services making their marks in the technology marketplace.

More than 150 technology vendors, distributors and solution providers are participating in the ChannelCon Technology Vendor Fair, launching and showcasing innovative channel-focused products, solutions and tools. Visit the Channel Virtual Press Office to views some of the headlines.

The fair and the conference continue through Wednesday, August 3.

Community Day highlighted the Monday agenda at ChannelCon, with seven member communities holding learning and networking sessions.

“The community meetings are an important part of ChannelCon’s educational programming,” said Kelly Ricker, senior vice president, events and education, CompTIA. “IT solution providers, vendors, distributors, consultants and thought leaders come together to discuss the issues, trends and opportunities facing the industry and the customers they serve.”

The CompTIA Managed Services Community pulled back the curtain Monday to reveal some of the nuggets of information IT channel professionals reserve for their closest industry friends. These best practice “hallway conversations” include the things learned from their own business's trials and tribulations that, when shared, can help other solution providers avoid making the same potentially costly mistakes and improve their chances of success.

Also Monday, the CompTIA Advisory Council on Policy held its inaugural meeting and began its work as a voice of the IT channel on legislative and policy matters. The council includes appointed volunteers from member companies across the IT channel committed to being engaged in and making a contribution to the discussion of policy and its impacts on the IT industry.

CompTIA ChannelCon continues today with a full day of keynote speeches, panel discussions and educational programming, including the ChannelCon Vendor Summit. An exclusive offering for conference attendees, the summit will feature insights and opinions from executives with some of the industry’s most influential vendors and distributors.

Also beginning today is Track4Techs, a ChannelCon-exclusive program created specifically for the IT pro community to keep them informed about the innovations and trends that will impact their careers.

For the latest ChannelCon news visit Highlights from CompTIA ChannelCon will also be available on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #ChannelCon16.

About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a non-profit trade association serving as the voice of the information technology industry. With approximately 2,000 member companies, 3,000 academic and training partners, 80,000 registered users and more than two million IT certifications issued, CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications and public policy advocacy. To learn more, visit CompTIA online, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Steven Ostrowski