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ChannelNext Central 2016
Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville, ON, May 16-17, 2016

Voted #1 Independent Channel Conference for past 4 years!

ChannelNEXT is where numerous networking opportunities are provided for vendors, distributors, VARs, MSPs and ITSPs to meet, learn and define their partnerships. There is only one reason to attend a ChannelNEXT event: To grow your business to make more profits! We know the investment of your time is extremely valuable, so you must take home significant value for your company. It's what you expect and we promise to deliver! You will learn how to build a bigger, better and stronger business!

For the past 14 years, VARs, MSPs and ITSPs have leveraged this event to learn, network and build the partnerships needed to get business done. Our post-event surveys show that hundreds of profitable partnerships are generated between vendors and VARs, MSPs and ITSPs. Attendees get many insights that will help them to evolve their business models to remain relevant (and profitable) in the future.

The conference has a full two-day agenda! At this event will be showcasing a variety of vendors who are offering recurring revenue opportunities including:  Business Continuity, Security, Mobility and just about every type of Managed Service. We will present some best practices for running a Network Operations Centre. You will see the best Remote Monitoring and Management and Service Automation solutions. We are also launching a fully integrated business automation solution for VARs and MSPs. The event will also highlight our latest mission of VAR Office suite…a one-stop resource to help VARs, MSPs and ITSPs to better streamline, manage and market their businesses. Some of the leading hardware vendors will be there. We will also touch on the channel opportunities for Internet Of Things and Big Data.

So, if you are looking for some help to grow your business profitably, then this 2-day VIP event may be the perfect fit for you!

ChannelNext is honoured to have been voted the #1 independent channel event in Canada for 4 years in a row (by The Canadian Reseller Choice Awards). Come experience ChannelNEXT and see yourself!

Since 2015:  We are now doing FIVE events across Canada in East, Central, West and the Maritimes. Register to qualify today.


Why Attend?

  1. Learn about the latest best-practices to build your business profitably and sustainably. It is all about building a recurring revenue business model!

  2. Out-smart and out-play your competition by staying at the forefront of the leading trends.

  3. Meet leading vendors and distributors face-to-face to develop stronger relationships and profitable partnerships.

  4. Learn from the best business experts and "pick their brains" to help you improve! Explore VAR Office Suite, VARCoach and VARMasterMind - powerful resources for you to find everything you need to learn, streamline, manage and market your business better.

  5. Network with other leading VARs, MSPs and ITSPs to get real-world ideas and collaborate!

  6. It is FREE for qualified VARs, MSPs and ITSPs to attend. We pay for your accommodation, food, drink, social activities and entertainment. All you have to do is make your way to the event!  (Only non-qualified VARs, MSPs or ITSPs are required to pay a conference fee of $295)

CompTIA Community Meeting event within-the-ChannelNEXT event

CompTIA offers some fantastic resources to help VARs, MSPs and ITSPs to grow a business. Their play-books, white papers and research data can help VARs, MSPs and ITSPs to develop their business on many levels. CompTIA’s resources complement our VAROfficeSuite, VARCoach and VARMasterMind resources to help the channel to become bigger, better and stronger. As such, we have partnered with CompTIA to leverage the ChannelNEXT events to deliver more value to our audience. See our conference guide for the CompTIA content track. Ask about a special ChannelNEXT attendee membership fee discount that you can get if you wish to become a member of CompTIA. 

Your Role

As a ChannelNext VIP, your attendance and participation is crucial to the success of the event. Only individuals who are willing to commit their time and energy to every aspect of the conference will be considered for attendance.

  • You must be either the President, Owner, Senior Management or Senior Buyer
  • You must attend and participate in ALL scheduled appointments and special events
  • You must be punctual and adhere to your schedule
  • Although not a pre-requisite, you are strongly encouraged to provide feedback, insight, and ask relevant questions. The more you engage with the other delegates, the more you will get from the event.

Decision Makers Must Attend

For you to get the most value from attending the ChannelNext event, only the decision makers from your company must attend. To be specific, CEO, President, Owner, Sales Manager, Marketing Manager, and Senior Buyer are expected.



What You Get

Participants are carefully selected and invited to participate based on their business model, experience in the industry, sales and growth potential. If you are selected as a VIP, you will receive the following:

  • Accommodations in one of the resort hotels
  • Complimentary entrance to all VIP social events, including the Welcome Reception, Expert Panel Discussion, VIP Breakfast and Lunches
  • Lots of special gifts from participating vendors
  • Conference guide compiled with detailed information on all attending vendors