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Press Release -- April 6th, 2017
Source: OnRamp Access

What You’ll Gain from Channel Partners Evolution Conference 2017

Make plans now to attend the 20thAnnual Channel Partners Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, April 10-13, 2017. Dubbed the “gathering place for the tech services community,” it’s where thousands of agents, integrators, service providers, VARs, and MSPs gather to share marketplace knowledge, drive the conversation and shape the industry. Look for OnRamp at booth 463!

This year’s agenda addresses issues across the industry, but there are some sessions and events that everyone should try to catch regardless of their niche, including the Business Success Symposium sponsored by Verizon on April 10, the IoT Experience Zone from KORE, and Vertical View by MSPmentor.


The theme this year is evolution. It’s very appropriate—end customers are changing and the industry is evolving. Businesses and tech tools must change with them. Solution providers need to lead the charge through integration—connecting and generating data through social media and digital services.

But evolution also encompasses the vast transition the digital world has seen in the last ten years. Offices with a few phone lines, a standalone office suite, and maybe some software to help with accounting were the norm in the not too distant past. Today, if you aren’t a digital business, you aren’t really in the game. Expect experts to talk about hottest tech trends, the most innovative business practices and how your business can be a solution for end customers.


With almost 80 speakers addressing a variety of industry topics, each person offers unique insight into the future of tech services. Here are a few of the top speakers:

Caroline April. A keynote speaker, April will discuss: “Time for Action – 5 Key Truths the Channel Needs to Face About the Future.” She will explore the challenges and opportunities that come with disruption and how to seize the future in the midst of change.Monday, April 10, 2017, 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Michael Schmidtman. Schmidtman will address the obstacles of the customer journey – from the business side in his speech: “Camp Next Million: Specialized Skills Lead the Way.”He will discuss how to overcome resistance to change, why the idea of the customer being right is wrong, and specialized skills you can use to increase business growth.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 12:25 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

Soon Yu. In his talk, “Peak Conditioning – Staying on Top,” Soon will discuss “noticing power” and “staying power,” and how they lead to success. This former global VP is the writer of the upcoming Iconic Advantage and understands innovation. Are you ready to be iconic? Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:40 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.

There are many more keynote speakers, almost too many to list, and all of them offer unique insight into the field. Topics range from ways to engage next-gen with tech to how to handle emerging competitors.

Channel Partners Evolution will connect vendors with state-of-the-art services to integrators, consultants, VARS, agents and MSPs. Network with those in the field and stay current on developing trends.

If you aren’t persuaded yet, here are three great reasons to attend:

  • Find new suppliers in the expo hall or ones you already know with whom you want to connect. Learn about the latest solutions from any of the 250 exhibitors.
  • Stay current on the latest industry trends with keynote programming and expo hall exhibits. There are six tracks: Business of the Channel, Next-Gen Tech, Mobility, IoT, Security, and Vertical View.
  • Meet with more than 5,000 industry partners, suppliers, and peers who can offer new insights. Four Expo Hall Experience Areas makes it easy for a business to grow its contacts and network.


  • Mobility and Security Service Providers
  • Distributors and Master Agents
  • Unified Communication Providers
  • Carriers and Digital Service Providers
  • IoT-Focused Businesses
  • Software and Cloud Application Providers


There are three package options: the Expo Pass for $279; the Full Conference and Expo Pass for $529; and the All-Access Pass for $799. Channel Partners Conference and Expo is an excellent way to strengthen relationships with current contacts, vet competitors and grow your network. There is rarely a time when so many industry leaders are gathered in one place. Leverage valuable feedback and address customer solution needs for your business when you attend this annual conference.

Be sure to schedule a meeting with the OnRamp Channel team. Book now for a time that’s convenient for you! We’re also participating in the pub crawl, and will be serving up cold margaritas at booth 463.

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Senior Director of Channel Sales, OnRamp

Jean Carlos Carrasquel has over a decade of experience leading Sales and Channel teams in the Data Center, Colocation, Managed Services and Cloud space in North and Latin America. He is responsible for the development of OnRamp’s Channel ecosystem.

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