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VARTrends UK
Milton Keynes, June 28th, 2017

Tired of the same old channel conferences loaded with sales pitches and basic information? Looking for a more intermediate to advance learning experience? Welcome to the VARTrends and MSPSTrends Conferences. It is a 100% Channel Business, educational Conference exclusively developed for MSPs and VARs, who are looking to improve their best practices and build a sustainable recurring revenue. TechnoPlanet has been producing the best channel conferences in North America for over 15 years. This will be our 3rd year in the UK as we help one channel partner at a time!

Our content is broken down into 3 parts.

Part 1: Best Business Practices Sessions

  • Best Business Practice Assessment:
  • Customer Satisfaction and Retention
  • Social Selling
  • Digital Marketing
  • Leadership/Management
  • Human Resources
  • Business Operations
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Financial Management

Part 2: Best Recurring Revenue Solutions and Vendors (Cloud and SaaS)

  • Disaster Recovery
  • Leveraging Data Centres and SaaS
  • RMM and Managed Services Automation tools
  • IT Security
  • Network Operations Centre for Managed Services
  • IT Assessment tools
  • New Microsoft Dynamics 365/ Office 365

Part 3: Current Channel and Market Research

  • e-ChannelNEWS and ecnTV: Trends in the North American IT Channel and when they will spill over into the UK
  • TechnoPlanet: Top 12 trends driving the IT Channel
  • GFI: Latest market trends in technology
  • CompTIA: Trends in Cloud and Managed Services
  • Tech Data and WestCoast: Trends in Distribution and Channel

2017 Conference General Theme: "Building a Better Best-Practice Business and Sustainable Recurring Revenue!”

What are the UK MSPs and VARs looking for?

MSPs are looking for ways to better streamline and expand their managed service offerings and its delivery. Transitioning VARs are looking for a clearer path towards the MSP business model. They want to ensure that they do not give away the ownership of their customers to Cloud and related SaaS vendors. Both types of channel partners are looking to improve their best business practices so they may future-proof their companies. Both business types are concerned with the conversion of the IT, Telecom and POS channels, especially as new line of business experts and app developers are also entering the channel. They want to know which solutions to offer their clients and which vendors to build partnerships. Since our conferences originate in North America, the attendees also want to get more insights into what is really happening in the North American channel and when it will be coming to the UK market so they can plan to exploit!

Who are the Speakers and Topics?

To deliver the best content we have invited some of the very best business coaches to present. Here is a list of the past speakers and topics at our recent 2016 conferences in the UK. Expect that it will only get better! We are currently selecting the content and speaker lineup for 2017. If you have any suggestions, you are most welcomed to let us know!

The World’s Best Resource for MSPs, VARs and MSPs:

We want to deliver relevant information, tools and services to help VARs, MSPs and ITSPs streamline, manage and market their businesses. The end-goal is to help them to build a next generation business model, remain relevant and make more sustainable profits.

  1. VAR Office Suite™ – Tools and services to run your business.
  2. VARTrends™ – Events to learn and experience the tools and services.
  3. VARCoach™ – Content to educate how to build a stronger business.
  4. VARMastermind™ – Join a group of 10 peers with the support of 6 business coaches.
  5. Best Managed IT Companies™ – Take a free best business practice assessment test and get a free report on your strengths and weaknesses. Know what you do not know so you can improve! It’s the perfect step to get started!

These five brands are supported by TechnoPlanet, a channel development company for over 25 years, based in Canada. Its team has been in the IT industry since 1984 and had a front row seat to witness its incredible evolution. The creation of VAR Office Suite, VARTrends, VARCoach, VARMasterMind and Best Managed IT Companies are its latest initiatives to support the global IT Channel. Everything TechnoPlanet does is to benefit the IT channel. To learn more please visit