Spark will be the theme for this year’s Canalys global channels forums — targeting channel partners, distributors and vendors.
Canalys channels forums
EMEA, 18 – 20 October | LATAM, 8 – 10 November | APAC, 15 – 17 November
Canalys said its 15th EMEA forum will be in Barcelona from 18 to 20 October.
Canalys said Singapore will host its 10th Canalys Forum APAC from 15 to 17 November.
The Canalys Forums will be a focal point for vendors, channel partners and distributors to cement their strategies and investments for the year ahead.
Canalys VP of Events Gemma Edwards said: “This year’s theme is Spark, as we know the events will spark impactful conversations, deliver unique channel insights through meaningful content and create business opportunities through both face-to-face and virtual meetings.”
“The experience is also distinct because of the audience – the forums bring together channel-committed vendors, distributors and their partners in an independent setting that puts the channel first,” Gemma Edwards said.
The major cloud, device, infrastructure and cybersecurity vendors will connect with many of the world’s leading channel partners and distributors at the forums.
HP and Lenovo will join the forums worldwide as Platinum Sponsors. AMD, APC by Schneider Electric and Vertiv will join as Gold Sponsors, Eaton and Acer as Silver Sponsors, and Dynabook, Fujitsu, NetApp, N-able, Check Point and Cradlepoint as Bronze Sponsors.
Two more major distributors, Redington Group and Exclusive Networks, have come onboard for the 2022 forums.
Redington Group and Exclusive Networks join more than 20 of the significant distributors operating in the channel today: ALSO, Arrow Electronics, Axiz, Compuwave, Dicker Data, e92plus, Esprinet, Exertis, Giacom, Infinigate, Logicom, Networld, Nuvias, Prianto, QBS Software, SEC Datacom, Soft Solutions, Synnex Technology International Corporation, Tech Data, VST ECS and Westcoast.
Participating distributors agree to invite their top channel partners to attend the face-to-face events.
Canalys’ Platinum Partnerships will return in 2022, where top regional partners will share their specialist knowledge, educate the vendor community and “spark” conversation. SCC and Softcat join as the IT event as Platinum Partners to show their support for this year’s forums.
“The last two years of virtual engagement have increased expectations around the role of digital for in-person and virtual events that we cannot ignore. In 2022, the Forums’ digital tools will support hybrid viewing, registration and meeting opportunities, ensuring that we continue to give our attendees a voice to communicate,” Charlotte Woodward, APAC Events Manager, said.