Tech Data to Host Fall Channel Link September 19-21 in Orlando
CLEARWATER, Fla., Aug. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (TECD) (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it will host its fall Channel Link conference on September 19-21, 2012 at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla. The semiannual event, expected to attract over 500 channel partners, provides IT resellers with the opportunity to network and build relationships with top industry vendors while learning practical new business-building skills. Miami Heat president and Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley will deliver the keynote address at the conference, while entertainment will be provided by Starship featuring Mickey Thomas.
"Tech Data's Fall Channel Link conference will feature the most relevant topics, trends, and solutions in the channel for resellers," said Derrek Hallock, vice president, TDAgency at Tech Data. "From our popular Fast-Track Business Development courses and Women of the Channel luncheon panel to our Hall of Fame keynote speaker and exciting entertainment, we look forward to presenting another outstanding event for our channel partners."
With its theme of "Bringing You Together. Better.," the Fall Channel Link conference will address key areas to help resellers grow their businesses, including Cloud, consumer technology, digital signage, healthcare IT, mobility and SMB. Technology Zones, Tech Data Pavilions, and a high-energy Technology Expo will also be featured, as well as breakout discussions featuring some of the industry's top vendors. Highlights will include:
- Fast-Track Business Development Courses: designed to help resellers become versed in the industry's most in-demand technologies and markets, these courses offer resellers the opportunity to learn directly from leading training organizations how to find new opportunities, selling points, and how to overcome potential objections and challenges.
- Business Connection Workshops: designed to give resellers the tools, knowledge and understanding to apply the information presented at Channel Link to their business immediately.
- Tech Data Business Enablement Sessions: presented by Tech Data executives, these sessions help resellers discover everything they need to help leverage Tech Data support and services to grow their business.
- Celebrating Diversity Luncheon - Women in the Channel: now in its second year, this power-packed, capacity-filled event offers the wisdom of an experienced panel of successful and influential women in leadership.
"Channel Link is the best conference I have ever gone to," said Jon Balter, chief operating officer at Seamless Solutions. "The conference is fun, informative, and helpful, with good vendors and good classes."
To enhance the overall Channel Link experience, all registered attendees will again have access to the Channel Link Community, an online social media tool to network with fellow attendees and speakers. For registration, a schedule of events and more information, please visit the Channel Link website.
About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 125,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $26.5 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2012, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune 500®. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com .
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